Oregon Fund for Post-Secondary Education, SJR 1 (2014)
|Funding for Post-Secondary Education|
Supporters call the measure the "Oregon Opportunity Initiative."
Text of the measure
SECTION 1. (1) In the manner provided by law and notwithstanding the limitations con- tained in section 7, Article XI of this Constitution, the credit of the State of Oregon may be loaned and indebtedness incurred to:
SECTION 2. (1) Indebtedness may be incurred under section 1 of this Article in an ag- gregate principal amount that does not exceed, at any one time, one percent of the real market value of all property in this state.
SECTION 3. (1) The Legislative Assembly shall establish a fund to be known as the Oregon Student Opportunity Fund. The moneys in the Oregon Student Opportunity Fund must be used for the exclusive benefit of Oregon students pursuing post-secondary educa- tion, including technical, professional and career training.
pursuing post-secondary education, including technical, professional and career training.
SECTION 4. The Legislative Assembly may enact legislation to carry out the provisions of this Article.
The measure is supported by the Oregon Opportunity Initiative.
- Gov. John Kitzhaber (D)
- Treasurer Ted Wheeler (D)
- Sen. Mark Hass (D-14)
- Rep. Michael Dembrow (D-23)
- Rep. Sara Gelser (D-16)
- Rep. Tobias Read (D-27)
- Linda Gerber, President, Sylvania Campus of Portland Community College
- David Wilmott, Chief Operating Officer, Blount International
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Oregon Constitution
According to Section 1, Article XVIII of the Oregon Constitution a majority vote of both chambers of the Oregon State Legislature was required to place the amendment proposed by the legislature on the statewide ballot. SJR 1 was approved by the Oregon Senate on June 21, 2013. SJR 1 was approved by the Oregon House of Representatives on June 28, 2013.
June 21, 2013 Senate vote
|Oregon SJR 1 Senate Vote|
June 28, 2013 House vote
|Oregon SJR 1 House Vote|
- Oregon Opportunity Initiative
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- The Register-Guard, "EDITORIAL: 2014 ballot takes shape; number of ballot measures well below average," July 9, 2014
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