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Oregon Genome Ownership and Open Source Data Amendment (2014)
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| This measure did not or |
will not appear on a ballot
|Voting on Property|
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Text of measure
The certified ballot title reads as:
|“||Amends Constitution: Declares that natural individuals shall own their own genome; makes genetic code open source data||”|
|Natural individuals shall own their own genome, or DNA sequencing data, and all genetic code is open source data, which, subject to personal privacy, shall be shared for the benefit of all. |
Douglas Paul Stanford was the chief petitioner for this proposed constitutional amendment.
Path to the ballot
The measure was filed with the Oregon Secretary of State on August 2, 2013. The measure was not approved for circulation before the signature gathering deadline. Supporters would have had to gather 116,284 valid signatures by July 3, 2014 to qualify for the ballot. Due to the inability to circulate the petition and the nearing signature deadline, this measure could not attempt to make the November 2014 ballot.
- Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division, "Detailed Information For : 25/2014," accessed June 7, 2014
- Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division, "Certified ballot title and summary for proposed initiative 25," September 10, 2013
- Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division, "Full text of proposed initiative 25," August 5, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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