Oregon 1974 ballot measures

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1976
1973

Twenty statewide ballot measures were on the May 28, 1974 and November 5, 1974 ballots in Oregon.

On the ballot

May 28

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Measure 1 Taxes Increases state income and corporate taxes to support public primary education Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Transportation Permits the use of state highway funds for mass transit Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Places limitations on developing new school district tax bases Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 4 Bonds Authorizes bonds for a water development fund Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 5 Veterans Allows for an increase in issuance and sale of bonds for veterans’ loans Approveda
LRCA Measure 6 Legislature Allows for the state legislature to initiate special legislative sessions Defeatedd

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Alcohol Permits liquor-by-the-drink licenses for any public passenger carrier Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Acc Requires all legislative deliberations to be open to the public Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Trials Provides that a grand jury indictment is not necessary for a felony prosecution under certain conditions Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 State Exec Eliminates the 30-year minimum age requirement for a person succeeding to the Office of Governor Approveda
LRCA Measure 6 Local Gov't Empowers the legislature to prescribe qualifications by law for the office of county assessor Approveda
LRCA Measure 7 Taxes Provides that a tax base shall not be reduced due to federal revenue sharing money received by counties or cities Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 8 Suffrage Reduces the minimum voting age for school district election from 21 to 18 and reduces the residency requirement from 6 months to 30 days Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 9 Legislature Permits most types of state employees to simultaneously serve as members of the legislature Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 10 Suffrage Lowers the voting age from 21 to 18, reduces the state residency requirement from 6 months to 30 days and eliminates the requirement that every voter be able to read and write the English language Approveda
LRCA Measure 11 Trials Increases the minimum amount of a claim in a civil action for which the right to a jury trial is guaranteed from $20 to $200 Approveda
LRCA Measure 12 Bonds Authorizes bonds to assist cities and counties with community development projects Defeatedd
VR Measure 13 Obscenity Criminalizes the distribution or exhibition of “obscene” material and the conduction of live sex shows in public places or clubs and redefines the crime of prostitution Approveda
LRSS Measure 14 Gov't Acc Establishes regulations regarding statewide and some county and city public officials’ financial matters, sources of income and certain debts and creates the Oregon Ethics Commission Approveda
CISS Measure 15 Hunt & Fish Declares rainbow trout and steelhead to be for recreational angling, bans commercial fishing of rainbow trout, recognizes incidental catches and provides mechanisms for resolving such catches Approveda

See also

Oregon

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