Oregon 1958 ballot measures
- Twelve of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- One of the measures was an initiated constitutional amendment.
- Eight of the measures were approved and five were defeated.
On the ballot
|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|
|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|
|Measure 3||Gov't Salaries||Increases the annual salaries of state legislators from $600 to $1,200|
|Measure 4||Death Penalty||Removes the death penalty for first degree murder from the constitution and empowers the legislature to determine appropriate penalty|
|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|
|Measure 6||Gov't Finances||Authorizes the legislature to fix the maximum limitation on county indebtedness incurred|
|Measure 7||Trials||Empowers the legislature to enact laws permitting the calling of a special grand jury|
|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|
|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|
|Measure 10||Energy||Allows the state to acquire and develop hydroelectric, thermal and nuclear power generating facilities for electrical transmission and sale|
|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|
|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|
|Measure 13||Legislature||Grants employees or members of a school board or the Board of Higher Education the ability to serve as legislators|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1958-1970
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1958
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