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{{tnr}}'''Oregon Ballot Measure 8''' apppeared on the November 1994 general election ballot in [[Oregon]].  It passed (with a very small margin of victory), but was later invalidated by a 4-3 vote of the [[Oregon Supreme Court]]. [[Bill Sizemore]] was its [[chief petitioner]].  Measure 8 was the first of many initiatives to be sponsored in Oregon by Sizemore.
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The measure's goals was to eliminate the eight percent guaranteed rate of return on money in the PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) fund.
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The '''Oregon Public Employees Pay Part of Pension Amendment''', also known as '''Measure 8''', was on the [[1994 ballot measures#Oregon|November 8, 1994 ballot]] in [[Oregon]] as an {{icafull}}, where it was '''approved'''. The measure required public employees to pay six percent of their salaries toward their pensions.<ref name=voters>[http://library.state.or.us/repository/2010/201003011350161/ORVPGenMari1992.pdf ''Oregon State Library'', "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 12, 2013]</ref>
  
==Election Results==
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==Election results==
 
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|title=Oregon Measure 8 (1994)
 
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Election results via: [http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/elections/elections21.htm Oregon Blue Book]
  
==Ballot Title==
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==Text of measure==
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The measure title that appeared on the ballot:<ref name=voters/>
  
Amends Constitution: Public Employees Pay Part of Salary for Pension
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==Text of initiative==
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'''''8.''''' '''AMENDS CONSTITUTION: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES PAY PART OF SALARY FOR PENSION''' <br>
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QUESTION: Shall Constitution require public employees to pay six percent of salary toward pension, bar pension increase from unused sick leave?
  
The text of the initiative was, "Amends [[Oregon Constitution]]. State government, some local governments now pay full cost of employee pensions. Law now permits pension increase from unused sick leave. Measure requires employees to pay six percent of salary toward pension. Bars government on, after January 1, 1995, from contracting to relieve employees of contribution duty or to increase salary, benefits as offset. Bars government contracts to guarantee interest rate on public pension funds. Prohibits raising pension benefits from unused sick leave for employees retiring on, after January 1, 1995."
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YES □
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NO □
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==See also==
 
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* [[Oregon 1994 ballot measures]]
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*[[1994 ballot measures]]
* [[List of Oregon ballot measures]]
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*[[List of Oregon ballot measures]]
* [[Bill Sizemore and the Oregon Education Association]]
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*[[History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon]]<br>
* [[Oregon ballot measures sponsored by Bill Sizemore]].
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*[http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/elections/elections21.htm Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1988-1995]
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*[http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/constitution/constitution.htm Oregon State Constitution]
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*[http://library.state.or.us/repository/2010/201003011350161/ORVPGenMari1994.pdf State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1994]
  
* [http://www.billsizemore.com/article.php?article_id=29&category_id=1 Sizemore's comment on Measure 8]
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==References==
* [http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/elections/elections21.htm 1994 Ballot Measures Election Results]
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* [http://www.iandrinstitute.org/New%20IRI%20Website%20Info/I&R%20Research%20and%20History/I&R%20at%20the%20Statewide%20Level/Usage%20history/Oregon.pdf Oregon Ballot Measures 1908-2000]
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The Oregon Public Employees Pay Part of Pension Amendment, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required public employees to pay six percent of their salaries toward their pensions.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1994)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 611,760 50.04%
No610,77649.96%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The measure title that appeared on the ballot:[1]

8. AMENDS CONSTITUTION: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES PAY PART OF SALARY FOR PENSION
QUESTION: Shall Constitution require public employees to pay six percent of salary toward pension, bar pension increase from unused sick leave?

YES □

NO □ [2]

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.