Oregon 1998 ballot measures
- Three of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- One of the measures was a legislatively-referred state statute.
- One of the measures was a veto referendum.
- Five of the measures were initiated constitutional amendments.
- Four of the measures were initiated state statutes.
- Eight of the measures were approved and six were defeated.
On the ballot
|Measure 53||Taxes||Eliminates the voter turnout requirements for passing certain property tax measures|
|Measure 54||Bonds||Authorizes the state to guarantee bonds for school districts, education service districts and community colleges|
|Measure 55||Gov't Finance||Mandates the state to guarantee earnings on tuition trust funds|
|LRSS||Measure 56||Property||Requires state or local governments to mail notices to landowners regarding changes to land use laws|
|VR||Measure 57||Marijuana||Makes the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana a Class C misdemeanor|
|CISS||Measure 58||Marriage & Family||Requires the issuing of copies of original birth certificates to adult adoptees upon request|
|Measure 59||Elections||Prohibits using public resources to collect or help collect political funds|
|CISS||Measure 60||Elections||Requires a vote by mail for biennial primary and general elections|
|Measure 62||Elections||Requires additional campaign finance disclosures, regulates signature gathering and guarantees certain contribution methods|
|Measure 63||Elections||Requires that measures on supermajority requirements must receive a supermajority vote|
|CISS||Measure 64||Resources||Adopts restrictions on timber harvest practices, bans chemical herbicides and pesticides in forests and authorizes citizens suits to enforce new harvest regulations|
|Measure 65||Admin of Gov't||Creates a process for petitioning the legislature to require a review of administrative rules|
|Measure 66||Forests & Parks||Dedicates some lottery revenues to parks, beaches, salmon protection, wildlife habitat restoration and watershed protection|
|CISS||Measure 67||Marijuana||Permits the medical use of marijuana with physician’s written prescription and establishes a state-controlled permit system|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1996-1999
- Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November November 1998
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