Oregon 1958 ballot measures

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Thirteen statewide ballot measures were on the November 8, 1958 ballot in Oregon.

On the ballot

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of Gov't Repeals an obsolete provision describing state boundaries and authorizes boundaries to be defined by interstate agreement with approval from the U.S. Congress Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Finances Increases the issuance of bonds amount from four percent to six percent of valuation of property within the state to raise funds for loans for veterans of World War II and the Korean War Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Salaries Increases the annual salaries of state legislators from $600 to $1,200 Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 4 Death Penalty Removes the death penalty for first degree murder from the constitution and empowers the legislature to determine appropriate penalty Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 5 Development Levies property taxes against property in an urban redevelopment project upon the property’s increase in value to pay any indebtedness incurred from the development Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 6 Gov't Finances Authorizes the legislature to fix the maximum limitation on county indebtedness incurred Approveda
LRCA Measure 7 Trials Empowers the legislature to enact laws permitting the calling of a special grand jury Approveda
LRCA Measure 8 Admin of Gov't Allows the legislature to change or terminate the purpose or use of any state institution after ten years from the date of the institution's founding Approveda
LRCA Measure 9 Judiciary Authorizes the Oregon Supreme Court to appoint temporary judges to state courts and to assign lower court judges to serve temporarily outside the districts for which they were elected Approveda
LRCA Measure 10 Energy Allows the state to acquire and develop hydroelectric, thermal and nuclear power generating facilities for electrical transmission and sale Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 11 Local Gov't Allows any county to adopt a home rule charter, upon the approval of voters, to provide for the exercise of authority over county-level concerns Approveda
LRCA Measure 12 Admin of Gov't Permits the Board of Control to discontinue using the Eastern Oregon and University State Tuberculosis Hospitals and allows the board to designate the hospitals’ future uses Approveda
CICA Measure 13 Legislature Grants employees or members of a school board or the Board of Higher Education the ability to serve as legislators Approveda

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