Oregon 1920 ballot measures

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Twenty statewide ballot measures were on the 1920 ballot in Oregon.

On the ballot

May 21

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Eminent Domain Declares that the use of roadways for the transportation of raw products and natural resources is a public use and thus allows eminent domain to acquire land for roadways Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Finances Permits indebtedness for the purpose of constructing and maintaing permanent roads from two percent to four percent of the valuation of all property within the state Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Death Penalty Restores the death penalty for first degree murder, except when the jury recommends life imprisonment Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Bonds Permits Crook County and Curry County to issue bonds to an amount of two percent of valuation of all property within the county for the purpose of funding warrants Approveda
LRCA Measure 5 State Executives Provides a line of succession to the governorship and the conditions under which succession would occur Approveda
LRSS Measure 6 Taxes Levies a 3.2 mills tax for the Oregon Agricultural College and the University of Oregon and a .06 mill tax for Oregon Normal Schools and mandates that such tax revenues be utilized for salaries, additional buildings, repairs, purchasing supplies and equipment Approveda
LRSS Measure 7 Taxes Provides a 2/10 of one mill tax for educational aid to military veterans Approveda
LRSS Measure 8 Taxes Levies a 2 mill tax upon all taxable property within the state for the support and maintenance of public elementary schools Approveda
LRSS Measure 9 Taxes Levies a 1/6 of a mill tax for construction and equipping of a school for the blind and an annual tax levy of 1/25 of a mill for maintenance of the property Approveda

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Suffrage Requires compulsory voting and registration Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Legislature Limits regular legislative sessions to sixty working days and extra sessions to twenty days, regulates the introduction of bills after the fortieth day of the session and provides each legislator with no more than three hundred dollars per regular session service Defeatedd
VR Measure 3 Business Regulates the manufacturing and sale of oleomargarine or any butter substitute, provides license fees to be paid by manufacturers and distributors of such substitutes and prescribes penalties for fraud in the sale of oleomargarine Defeatedd
CICA Measure 4 Taxes Institutes a single tax on the value of land and eliminated all other taxes in the state Defeatedd
CICA Measure 5 Elections Increases the term length from two years to four years for county clerks, treasurers, sheriffs, coroners and surveyors Approveda
CISS Measure 6 Admin of Gov't Empowers the Port of Portland to create the Dock Commission to purchase properties, acquire additional land, operate lines of transportation to promote water commerce and issue bonds Defeatedd
CICA Measure 7 Health Care Removes any requirements of vaccination, inoculation or other medication as a condition for attending any public educational institution Defeatedd
CICA Measure 8 Banking Provides for a fixed legal rate of interest at four percent on all moneys and, in some situations, agreeing parties may have a five percent rate of interest Defeatedd
CISS Measure 9 Forests & Parks Creates a refuge for native waterfowl in memory of President Theodore Roosevelt Defeatedd
CICA Measure 10 Legislature Provides for a divided biennial session for the state legislature Defeatedd
CISS Measure 11 Admin of Gov't Creates a State Market Commission to assist in the distribution of products, dissemination of information concerning market conditions, mediating market disputes, issuing labels when needed and inspecting products in storage Defeatedd

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