Oregon Crime Victims' Rights, Measure 40 (1996)
The Oregon Crime Victims' Rights Amendment, also known as Measure 40, was on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure added crime victims’ rights to the state constitution and expanded evidence admissible in criminal trials.
Measure 40 case precedent has since been cited as the basis for overturning several voter-approved initiatives. Among these are legislative term limits in 2002 and Measure 3, the Oregon Property Protection Act of 2000.
|Oregon Measure 40 (1996)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The ballot measure title read:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||AMENDS CONSTITUTION: GIVES CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS, EXPANDS ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE, LIMITS PRETRIAL RELEASE||”|
The text of the measure can be found here.
Mannix subsequently brought seven more measures (Measures 69-75) to to voters in 1999 via legislative referral, each originally part of Measure 40. All seven would have amended the Oregon Constitution. Four of the measures were approved by voters. Campaigns for these measures were primarily funded by conservative millionaires Loren Parks and Mark Hemstreet.
|69||YES||406393||292419||58.15||Grants Victims Constitutional Rights In Criminal Prosecutions, Juvenile Court Delinquency Proceedings|
|70||NO||289783||407429||41.56||Gives Public, Through Prosecutor, Right To Demand Jury Trial In Criminal Cases|
|71||YES||404404||292696||58.01||Limits Pretrial Release Of Accused Person To Protect Victims, Public|
|72||NO||316351||382685||45.26||Allows Murder Conviction By 11 To 1 Jury Verdict|
|73||NO||320160||369843||46.4||Limits Immunity From Criminal Prosecution Of Person Ordered To Testify About His Or Her Conduct|
|74||YES||368899||325078||53.16||Requires Terms Of Imprisonment Announced In Court Be Fully Served, With Exceptions|
|75||YES||399671||292445||57.75||Persons Convicted Of Certain Crimes Cannot Serve On Grand Juries, Criminal Trial Juries|
- Oregon 1996 ballot measures
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- Oregon State Constitution
- of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1996
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 12, 2013
- Armatta v. Kitzhaber, 327 Or. 250, 959 P.2d 49 (1998)
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