Oregon 1996 ballot measures

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Twenty-six statewide ballot measures were on the May 21, 1996 and November 5, 1998 ballots in Oregon.

On the ballot

May 21

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 23 Trials Increases the necessary minimum value in a controversy for the conflict to obtain a jury trial Approveda

LRCA Measure 24 Direct Democracy Changes the signature requirements for the initiative process Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 25 Legislature Requires a three-fifths majority in the legislature to pass revenue-raising bills Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 26 Law Enforcement Inserts language stating that laws for the punishment of crime must be based on three principles Approveda

LRCA Measure 27 Admin of Gov't Empowers the legislature to change and create state agency rules Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 28 Veterans Repeals requirements of pre-service or five-year residency for veterans to receive veterans’ loans Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 29 State Exec Required the governor’s appointees to vacate office after ninety days past a given appointee’s term Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 30 Gov't Finance Requires the state government to pay local governments for costs of state-mandated programs Approveda

LRCA Measure 31 Obscenity Limits free speech protections for “obscenity, including child pornography” to the standards enforced the United States Constitution Defeatedd

VR Measure 32 Bonds Authorizes lottery bonds for a regional light rail in the Portland area and other transportation projects Defeatedd

CICA Measure 33 Legislature Bars the legislature from changing or repealing statutes enacted or approved by voters for five years and only by a three-fifths vote Defeatedd

CISS Measure 34 Hunt & Fish Allows hunters to utilize bait and dogs when hunting for bears or cougars Defeatedd

CISS Measure 35 Health Care Restricts bases on health care providers to worked performed, wages, salary or benefits, bonuses or expense reimbursement Defeatedd

CISS Measure 36 Min Wage Increases the statewide minimum wage to $6.50 per hour Approveda

CISS Measure 37 Environment Requires consumers and dealers to pay deposits on additional beverage cans and gives them the ability to receive refunds for recycling them Defeatedd

CISS Measure 38 Food & Agri Prohibits livestock in or along certain polluted waters Defeatedd

CICA Measure 39 Health Care Forbids government, public and private entities from discriminating among categories of health care providers Defeatedd

CICA Measure 40 Law Enforcement Adds crime victims’ rights to the state constitution and expands evidence admissible in criminal trials Approveda

CICA Measure 41 Labor Mandates that public employees’ earnings be expressed as costs borne by the employer for the employee’s benefit Defeatedd

CICA Measure 42 Education Requires the testing of public school students between 4th and 12th grade and the publication of a report on testing results Defeatedd

CISS Measure 43 Labor Reinstates collective bargaining for public safety employees Defeatedd

CISS Measure 44 Taxes Increases the cigarette and tobacco taxes and allocates revenues Approveda

CICA Measure 45 Labor Raises public employees’ retirement age, with exceptions, bars medical benefits for non-disabled retirees and limits medical benefits Defeatedd

CICA Measure 46 Elections Requires those registered as voters but not voting as “no” votes to determine the outcome on tax and revenue measures Defeatedd

CICA Measure 47 Taxes Reduces property taxes, limits future property tax increases and limits local revenues and replacement fees Approveda

CICA Measure 48 Term Limits Instructs state legislators and members of the state’s congressional delegation to vote for congressional term limits to the federal constitution Defeatedd

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