Oregon 1920 ballot measures
- Seven of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Four of the measures were legislatively-referred state statutes.
- One of the measures was a veto referendum.
- Five of the measures were initiated constitutional amendments.
- Three of the measures were initiated state statutes.
- Ten of the measures were approved and ten were defeated.
On the ballot
|Measure 1||Eminent Domain||Declares that the use of roadways for the transportation of raw products and natural resources is a public use and thus allows eminent domain to acquire land for roadways|
|Measure 2||Gov't Finances||Permits indebtedness for the purpose of constructing and maintaing permanent roads from two percent to four percent of the valuation of all property within the state|
|Measure 3||Death Penalty||Restores the death penalty for first degree murder, except when the jury recommends life imprisonment|
|Measure 4||Bonds||Permits Crook County and Curry County to issue bonds to an amount of two percent of valuation of all property within the county for the purpose of funding warrants|
|Measure 5||State Executives||Provides a line of succession to the governorship and the conditions under which succession would occur|
|LRSS||Measure 6||Taxes||Levies a 3.2 mills tax for the Oregon Agricultural College and the University of Oregon and a .06 mill tax for Oregon Normal Schools and mandates that such tax revenues be utilized for salaries, additional buildings, repairs, purchasing supplies and equipment|
|LRSS||Measure 7||Taxes||Provides a 2/10 of one mill tax for educational aid to military veterans|
|LRSS||Measure 8||Taxes||Levies a 2 mill tax upon all taxable property within the state for the support and maintenance of public elementary schools|
|LRSS||Measure 9||Taxes||Levies a 1/6 of a mill tax for construction and equipping of a school for the blind and an annual tax levy of 1/25 of a mill for maintenance of the property|
|Measure 1||Suffrage||Requires compulsory voting and registration|
|Measure 2||Legislature||Limits regular legislative sessions to sixty working days and extra sessions to twenty days, regulates the introduction of bills after the fortieth day of the session and provides each legislator with no more than three hundred dollars per regular session service|
|VR||Measure 3||Business||Regulates the manufacturing and sale of oleomargarine or any butter substitute, provides license fees to be paid by manufacturers and distributors of such substitutes and prescribes penalties for fraud in the sale of oleomargarine|
|Measure 4||Taxes||Institutes a single tax on the value of land and eliminated all other taxes in the state|
|Measure 5||Elections||Increases the term length from two years to four years for county clerks, treasurers, sheriffs, coroners and surveyors|
|CISS||Measure 6||Admin of Gov't||Empowers the Port of Portland to create the Dock Commission to purchase properties, acquire additional land, operate lines of transportation to promote water commerce and issue bonds|
|Measure 7||Health Care||Removes any requirements of vaccination, inoculation or other medication as a condition for attending any public educational institution|
|Measure 8||Banking||Provides for a fixed legal rate of interest at four percent on all moneys and, in some situations, agreeing parties may have a five percent rate of interest|
|CISS||Measure 9||Forests & Parks||Creates a refuge for native waterfowl in memory of President Theodore Roosevelt|
|Measure 10||Legislature||Provides for a divided biennial session for the state legislature|
|CISS||Measure 11||Admin of Gov't||Creates a State Market Commission to assist in the distribution of products, dissemination of information concerning market conditions, mediating market disputes, issuing labels when needed and inspecting products in storage|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet May 1920
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1920
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