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Home > State > Elections > History > Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1948-1956

Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1948-1956

1958-1970

 

Key: *Adopted; L-Referred by the Legislature; I-Submitted by initiative petition; R-Referendum by petition.

 

 

Election Date

Meas.#

Ballot Title

Yes

 

No

 

 

November 2, 1948

1.

Constitutional Six Percent Tax Limitation Amendment--L1

150,032

268,155

 

2.

Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Indebtedness for State Forestation--L1

*211,912

209,317

 

3.

Bill Authorizing State Boys' Camp Near Timber, Oregon--L2

*227,638

219,196

 

4.

Bill Amending Licensing and Acquisition Provisions for Hydroelectric Commission Act--R

173,004

242,100

 

5.

Constitutional Amendment Fixing Qualifications of Voters in School Elections--I1

*284,776

164,025

 

6.

Oregon Old Age Pension Act--I2

*313,212

172,531

 

7.

Bill Increasing Personal Income Tax Exemptions--I2

*405,842

63,373

 

8.

Oregon Liquor Dispensing Licensing Act--I2

210,108

273,621

 

9.

World War II Veterans' Bonus Amendment--I1

198,283

265,805

 

10.

Prohibiting Salmon Fishing in Columbia River With Fixed Appliances--I2

*273,140

184,834

 

11.

Question of Authorizing Additional State Tax, to be Offset by Income Tax Funds--R

143,856

256,167

 

 

November 7, 1950

1.

Constitutional Amendment Fixing Legislators' Annual Compensation--L1

*243,518

205,361

 

2.

Constitutional Amendment Lending State Tax Credit for Higher Education Buildings--L1

*256,895

192,573

 

3.

Constitutional Amendment Augmenting "Oregon War Veterans' Fund"--L1

*268,171

183,724

 

4.

Increasing Basic School Support Fund by Annual Tax Levy--L2

*234,394

231,856

 

5.

Needy Aged Persons Public Assistance Act--R

*310,143

158,939

 

6.

Providing Uniform Standard Time in Oregon--R

*277,633

195,319

 

7.

World War II Veterans' Compensation Fund--I1

*239,553

216,958

 

8.

Constitutional Amendment for Legislative Representation Reapportionment--I1

190,992

215,302

 

9.

Making Sale of Promotively Advertised Alcoholic Beverage Unlawful--I2

113,524

378,732

 

 

November 4, 1952

1.

Amendment Making Superintendent of Public Instruction Appointive--L1

282,882

326,199

 

2.

World War Veterans' State Aid Sinking Fund Repeal--L1

*454,898

147,128

 

3.

Act Authorizing Domiciliary State Hospital for Aged Mentally Ill--L2

*480,479

153,402

 

4.

Amendment Legal Voters of Taxing Unit Establish Tax Base--L1

*355,136

210,373

 

5.

Amendment to Augment Oregon War Veterans' Fund--L1

*465,605

132,363

 

6.

Amendment Creating Legislative Assembly Emergency Committee--L1

*364,539

194,492

 

7.

Amendment Fixing Elective Terms of State Senators and Representatives--L1

*483,356

103,357

 

8.

Amendatory Act Title Subject Amendment--L1

*315,071

191,087

 

9.

Act Limiting State Property Tax--L2

*318,948

272,145

 

10.

Motor Carrier Highway Transportation Tax Act--R

*409,588

230,241

 

11.

School District Reorganization Act--R

295,700

301,974

 

12.

Cigarette Stamp Tax Revenue Act--R

233,226

413,137

 

13.

Establishing United States Standard Time in Oregon--I2

*399,981

256,981

 

14.

Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Lotteries, Bookmaking, Pari-mutuel Betting on Animal Racing--I1

230,097

411,884

 

15.

Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Alcoholic Liquor Sale by Individual Glass--I1

*369,127

285,446

 

16.

Constitutional Amendment Providing Equitable Taxing Method for Use of Highways--I1

135,468

484,730

 

17.

Milk Production and Marketing Act Bill--I2

313,629

337,750

 

18.

Constitutional Legislative Senator and Representative Apportionment Enforcement Amendment--I1

*357,550

194,292

 

 

November 2, 1954

1.

Salaries of State Legislators--L1

216,545

296,008

 

2.

Subdividing Counties for Electing State Legislators--L1

*268,337

208,077

 

3.

Mental Hospital In or Near Portland--L2

*397,625

128,685

 

4.

Constitutional Amendments--How Proposed by People--L1

*251,078

230,770

 

5.

State Property Tax--L1

208,419

264,569

 

6.

Establishing Daylight Saving Time--I2

252,305

300,007

 

7.

Prohibiting Certain Fishing in Coastal Streams--I2

232,775

278,805

 

8.

Repealing Milk Control Law--I2

*293,745

247,591

 

 

November 6, 1956

1.

State Tax Laws--Immediate Effect Authorized--L1

175,932

487,550

 

2.

Authorizing State Acceptance of Certain Gifts--L1

*498,633

153,033

 

3.

Salaries of Certain State Officers--L1

*390,338

263,155

 

4.

Qualifications for County Coroner and Surveyor--L1

*455,485

182,550

 

5.

Salaries of State Legislators--L1

320,741

338,365

 

6.

Cigarette Tax--R

280,055

414,613

 

7.

Prohibiting Certain Fishing in Coastal Streams--I2

*401,882

259,309

 

0Repeal of federal prohibition amendment.
1Constitutional amendment.
2Statutory enactment.
3Required communication to federal officials on behalf of people of Oregon.
4Tri-county measure voted on in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.
5Advisory vote for legislators' information.

 

1958-1970