Oregon 2014 ballot measures

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Seven statewide ballot measures were certified for the November 4, 2014, ballot in the state of Oregon.

The 2014 legislative session began on February 3 and concluded on March 10, 2014. During that time, two legislatively-referred constitutional amendments were put on the November general election ballot. According to Section 1, Article XVIII of the Oregon Constitution, a majority vote of both chambers of the Oregon State Legislature was required to place an amendment proposed by the legislature on the statewide ballot.

A veto referendum addressing immigration was certified for this year's ballot. In order to qualify for the ballot, supporters of the measure were required to collect a minimum of 58,142 valid signatures within 90 days after the end of the 2013 legislative session. The secretary of state set the referendum's petition deadline for October 4, 2013.[1] Supporters turned in nearly 71,000 signatures, though the secretary of state's office confirmed that only 58,291 of these proved to be valid.[2]

Supporters of an initiated constitutional amendment addressing civil rights submitted sufficient valid signatures prior to the state's filing deadline, thereby landing the Oregon Equal Rights for Women Initiative on the ballot. Additionally, three initiated state statutes qualified for the ballot. Supporters were required to collect and submit at least 116,284 valid signatures for amendments and 87,213 for statutes by the July 3, 2014, filing deadline.

Issues that appeared on the ballot include:

Historical facts

  • Since 1996, an average of 12 measures appeared annually on the ballot in Oregon. Therefore, 2014 was a below-average year with only seven measures on the ballot.
  • From 1996 to 2013, the number of measures on statewide ballots ranged from two to 32.
  • Since 1996, 75 of 161, or 47 percent, of Oregon ballot measures were approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 86 of 161, or 53 percent, of measures were defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 86 Education Amends Oregon Constitution to create fund for Oregonians pursuing post-secondary education; authorizes debt to finance Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 87 Judiciary Allows judges to be hired by the National Guard and public universities; allows school employees to serve in the legislature Approveda
VR Measure 88 Immigration Upholds four-year driver licenses for those who cannot prove legal presence in the United States Defeatedd
CICA Measure 89 Civil Rights Guarantees equal rights regardless of sex Approveda
CISS Measure 90 Elections Creates an open, top-two primary election system Defeatedd
CISS Measure 91 Marijuana Legalizes recreational marijuana; tasks Oregon Liquor Control Commission with regulation of its sale Approveda
CISS Measure 92 Business Reg Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms Defeatedd

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA/CISS Inheritance Tax Exemption Taxes Prohibits taxes or other penalties on giving between family members, including inheritances Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Natural Individual Rights Civil Rights Declares that natural individuals have more rights than other groups Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Recreational Cannabis Marijuana Amends state constitution to legalize recreational marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA No Dues Collection by Government Labor Prohibits payroll deductions from public employees to/on behalf of any public employee union Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA No Restrictions on Payroll Deductions Labor Prohibits restricting employer/employee negotiations for payroll deductions Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Genome Ownership and Open Source Data Property Declares that natural individuals own their own genome; makes genetic code open source data Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions Abortion Prohibits using public funds to pay for abortion procedures Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA State Bank Banking Establishes state-owned banking; requires deposit of all state and local money in that bank Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Same-Sex Marriage Marriage & Family Allows same-sex marriage within the state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Lottery Funds for Veterans Lottery Allocates five percent of the state lottery net proceeds to finance veterans' services fund Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA County Allocation of Lottery Proceeds Lottery Allocates 50 percent of state lottery proceeds to counties Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Employee Rights Changes Labor Requires voter approval of restrictions on designated employee rights Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Petition Signatures Direct Democracy Changes laws governing direct democracy; authorizes lawsuits challenging disqualified signatures Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Affordable Renewable Energy Energy Removes limitations on use of hydroelectric power to comply with utilities' renewable portfolio standards Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Public Employee Choice Act Labor Prohibits requiring union membership as condition of public employment Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Protect Religious Freedom Religion Protects those whose religious beliefs oppose same-sex marriage from participating in such ceremonies Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Get Government Out of Politics Labor Prohibits public employee payroll deductions to unions if money used as/combined with political funds Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Minimum Corporation Taxes Taxes Modifies the annual minimum taxation of corporations Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Corporate Excise Tax Increase Taxes Increases corporate excise tax rate Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Income Tax Rate Increase Taxes Increases income taxes for higher-income brackets Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Nonprofit Hospital Compensation Cap Healthcare Limits nonprofit hospital executive compensation to 15 times the wage of the lowest paid employee Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Uniform and Reasonable Hospital Rates Healthcare Requires hospitals to set uniform and reasonable rates Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Display of Inpatient Services Prices Healthcare Requires hospitals to display prices for specified inpatient services Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Oregon Hospital Minimum Charity Care Healthcare Requires hospitals to provide charity care equaling at least five percent of their net patient revenues Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Hospital Quality of Care Information Healthcare Requires hospitals to post comparative quality of care information on their websites and in facilities Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Privatization of Liquor Sales Alcohol Privatizes liquor sales and allows 10,000 square foot stores to stock liquor on shelves Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Trapping Ban Hunt & Fish Bans trapping, poisoning animals; trading in fur/body parts of trapped animals; body-gripping traps Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Self-Defense Against Intruders Law Enforcement Allows for use of deadly force against trespassers and eliminates liability for adult trespasser's injury Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Tom McCall Day Culture Designates "Tom McCall Day" to commemorate life and achievements of the former governor Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Right to Vote on New Taxes Taxes Requires majority approval for imposing or increasing taxes over specified amounts Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Unified Primary Elections Elections Creates a top-two election system with approval voting in the primary Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Recreational Cannabis Tax Taxes Creates commission to regulate taxation, sale, etc. of marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Property Value Reset Taxes Resets a property’s taxable value whenever a sale occurs Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Local Property Tax Levies Taxes Allows local voters to pass property tax levies that exceed current statewide limits Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Death Penalty Repeal Death Penalty Removes capital punishment from the Oregon constitution Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


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