Oregon 1944 ballot measures
- Four of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Two of the measures were legislatively-referred state statutes.
- One of the measures was a veto referendum.
- Two of the measures were initiated constitutional amendments.
- Six of the measures were approved and three defeated.
On the ballot
|Measure 1||Banking||Continued double liability and authorized banking firms to provide security through membership in the federal deposit insurance corporation for the benefit of depositors|
|Measure 2||Local Gov't||Allows counties, by majority vote of the constituents therein, to adopt a county manager and commission form of county government|
|Measure 3||Veterans||Provides loans on security of farms and homes for residents who served in the military against the WWII Axis powers and levies a two mill tax upon property to create the veterans’ fund|
|Measure 4||Suffrage||Provides that voting rights be forfeited by conviction of any crime punishable by imprisonment, substitutes the constitutional word “insane” for “mentally diseased” and allows future changes to voting forfeitures to be done through law|
|LRSS||Measure 5||Veterans||Provides educational aid to war veterans of World War II, authorizes two-tenths of a mill tax on property to provide funds for aid and directs the superintendent of public instruction to investigate educational institutions receiving aid for veterans|
|LRSS||Measure 6||Taxes||Imposes a tax on the gross receipts from retail sails of tangible property and distributes revenues from such a tax to old-age assistance, property tax reduction and common school support|
|VR||Measure 7||Alcohol||Requires that all intoxicating liquors containing over fourteen percent alcohol to be sold exclusively by the liquor control commission and provides punishments for violating such|
|Measure 8||Education||Creates a state fund to support schools from revenues already provided from taxes for school support, provides not less than forty-five cents per child per day of attendance, and reduces property tax levies in local districts|
|Measure 9||Taxes||Levies a tax on gross incomes not less than three percent and not more than five percent to create a retirement and disability fund|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1938-1947
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1944
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