Oregon 1938 ballot measures
- Three of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- One of the measures was a legislatively-referred state statute.
- Two of the measures were veto referendums.
- One of the measures was a constitutional convention question.
- Four of the measures were initiated state statutes.
- One of the measures was an initiated constitutional amendment.
- Seven of the measures were approved and five were defeated.
On the ballot
|Measure 1||Legislature||Extends the legislature’s adjournment by twenty days to allow the governor more time to consider, approve or veto bills|
|Measure 2||Business||Repeals the bank stockholders double liability, which made each stockholder individually liable to depositors|
|Measure 3||Gov't Salaries||Provides not more than $8 per day for legislators while in session and some traveling expenses|
|LRSS||Measure 4||Health Care||Requires medical examinations and certification of all applicants for marriage licenses and disallows those who failed from marrying|
|VR||Measure 5||Gambling||Prohibits possession, operation or play of slot machines and requires sheriffs to seize any such machine and, upon recognition by a court, destroy the machine|
|VR||Measure 6||Gambling||Bans all games of chance and provided punishments for violating the act|
|ConCon||Measure 7||Fed Con||Calls for a constitutional convention of the United States to consider an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would provide for the Townsend Plan|
|CISS||Measure 8||Taxes||Implements a two percent transaction tax to create a fund for the monthly payment of unemployed people over the age of 65|
|CISS||Measure 9||Labor||Defines “labor dispute” as a controversy between employer and employees, prohibited the obstruction of commerce and manufacturing and picketing a business unless an actual labor dispute exists and restricted revenues of collective bargaining organizations to “legitimate” requirements|
|CISS||Measure 10||Water||Declares the preservation of rivers, streams, lakes and watersheds for public health and wildlife and creates the state sanitary authority to devise rules and regulations regarding water pollution|
|CISS||Measure 11||Alcohol||Prohibits the sale of alcoholic liquor for beverage purposes by others than the Oregon Liquor Control Commission|
|Measure 12||Gambling||Legalizes certain lotteries and other forms of gambling and authorized the state to exclusively license them|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1938-1947
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1938
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