Oregon Disabled Person Initiative (2010)

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Oregon Disabled Person Initiative, also known as Initiatives 68, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute.

As of July 2, the state's petition drive deadline, no signatures were submitted in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.

Ballot summary

The ballot title read as follows:[1]

Requires governmental bodies to allow family members to sit with disabled persons at public events.

Result of "Yes" Vote:"Yes" vote requires certain governmental bodies to allow "immediate family members" (defined) to sit with a "person with a disability" (defined) at "public events" (defined).

Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains current law, requiring seating for certain disabled persons and a companion in some venues, but not requiring seating for additional family members.

Summary: Measure requires state/local governments, service districts, special government bodies (statutorily defined) to allow "immediate family members" of a "person with a disability" to sit in immediate proximity to the disabled person at "public events." "Public events" are events occurring at any location owned, operated, leased, rented, or used by the governmental body, including athletic, theatrical, amusement, or musical events. "Person with a disability" is a person with a physical or mental impairment, record of impairment, or regarded as having impairment. "Immediate family members" are parents/stepparents, siblings/stepsiblings, or grandparents. Measure does not require more disabled seating than law otherwise requires; does not excuse any person from paying for entrance to public event. Measure allows lawsuit for enforcement, and attorney fees, costs. Other provisions.

Path to the ballot

See also: Oregon signature requirements

Initiative petitions for statutes required six percent of 1,379,475, or 82,769 signatures. The deadline for filing signatures for the November 2, 2010 ballot was July 2, 2010. As of July 2 no signatures were submitted in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.

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