Oregon 1978 ballot measures
- Seven 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.
- Four of the measures were initiated state statutes.
- Three of the measures were initiated constitutional amendments.
- One of the measures was an advisory question.
- Ten of the measures were approved and eight were defeated.
On the ballot
|Measure 1||Direct Democracy||Affects the initiative and referendum process for county home rule charters|
|Measure 2||Legislature||Affects the rules applied to open meetings of the Oregon Legislature|
|Measure 3||Housing||Provides publicly-funded housing for the low-income elderly|
|Measure 4||Gov't Finances||Creates a domestic water fund|
|LRSS||Measure 5||Taxes||Increases the gasoline tax and allocated revenues from such tax to highway repair|
|LRSS||Measure 6||Admin of Gov't||Reorganizes the Metropolitical Service District for Portland Metropolitan Area and abolishes the Columbia Region Association of Governments|
|Measure 1||Judiciary||Establishes an appointment and election process for certain types of judges|
|Measure 2||Legislature||Authorizes the state senate to confirm all appointments and reappoints to state public office made by the governor|
|VR||Measure 3||Taxes||Requires annual registration, increases most motor carrier rates and annual light truck fees, reduces recreational vehicle fees and requires emissions test certification for vehicles in the Portland Metro Area|
|CISS||Measure 4||Utilities||Allows for the formation of People’s Utility Districts|
|CISS||Measure 5||Healthcare||Requires the licensing of denturists and their assistants, establishes licensing requirements and creates the Advisory Council on Denture Technology|
|Measure 6||Taxes||Limits ad valorem real property taxes to 1.5% “full cash value” or appraised value of the property and provides other limitations on property taxes|
|Measure 7||Abortion||Prohibits any state agency from spending any public money for abortions and from providing any programs or services promoting abortion|
|CISS||Measure 8||Death Penalty||Requires the death penalty for the convicted upon the judge’s findings that the person has been convicted of murder “beyond reasonable doubt”|
|CISS||Measure 9||Utilities||Prohibits public utilities from collecting rates which are derived from the cost of any construction, building, installation or property not presently used for providing utility service|
|Measure 10||Admin of Gov't||Requires the Legislative Assembly to perform the policy-making duties of the Land Conservation and Development Commission and requires voter approval before new regional planning districts can be organized|
|Measure 11||Taxes||Reduces tax payable by homeowners by one-half up to $1,500 and provides similar relief to renters, refunds remaining state surplus to income taxpayers and freezes assessed values for one tax year|
|AQ||Measure 12||Fed Con||Petitions the federal government to adopt an amendment to the constitution requiring a balanced federal budget|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1972-1978
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1978
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