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Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1988-1995

1996-1999

 

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

 

 

Election Date

Meas.#

Ballot Title

Yes

 

No

 

 

May 17, 1988

1.

Authorizes Water Development Fund Loans for Fish Protection, Watershed Restoration--L1

*485,629

191,008

 

2.

Protective Headgear for Motorcycle Operators and Passengers and Moped Riders--L2

*486,401

224,655

 

 

November 8, 1988

1.

Extends Governor's Veto Deadline After Legislature Adjourns; Requires Prior Announcement--L1

*615,012

520,939

 

2.

Common School Fund Investments; Using Income for State Lands Management--L1

*621,894

510,694

 

3.

Requires the Use of Safety Belts--L2

528,324

684,747

 

4.

Requires Full Sentences Without Parole, Probation for Certain Repeat Felonies--I2

*947,805

252,985

 

5.

Finances Intercollegiate Athletic Fund by Increasing Malt Beverage, Cigarette Taxes--I2

449,797

759,360

 

6.

Indoor Clean Air Law Revisions Banning Public Smoking--I2

430,147

737,779

 

7.

Oregon Scenic Waterway System--I2

*663,604

516,998

 

8.

Revokes Ban on Sexual Orientation Discrimination in State Executive Branch--I2

*626,751

561,355

 

 

May 16, 1989 (Special Election)

1.

Establishes New Tax Base Limits on Schools--L1

183,818

263,283

 

 

June 27, 1989 (Special Election)

1.

Removes Constitutional Limitation on Use of Property Forfeited To State--L1

*340,506

141,649

 

2.

Prohibits Selling/Exporting Timber from State Lands Unless Oregon Processed--L1

*446,151

48,558

 

 

May 15, 1990

1.

Permits Using Local Vehicle Taxes for Transit if Voters Approve--L1

294,099

324,458

 

2.

Amends Constitution; Allows Pollution Control Bond Use for Related Activities--L1

*352,922

248,123

 

3.

Amends State Constitution; Requires Annual Legislative Sessions of Limited Duration--L1

294,664

299,831

 

4.

Amends Laws on Organization of International Port of Coos Bay--L2

4,234

4,745

 

5A.

Advisory Vote: Changing the School Finance System--L5

*462,090

140,747

 

5B.

Advisory Vote: Income Tax Increase Reducing Homeowner School Property Taxes--L5

177,964

408,842

 

5C.

Advisory Vote: Income Tax Increase Eliminating Homeowner School Property Taxes--L5

128,642

449,725

 

5D.

Advisory Vote: Sales Tax Reducing School Property Taxes--L5

202,367

385,820

 

5E.

Advisory Vote: Sales Tax Eliminating School Property Taxes--L5

222,611

374,466

 

 

November 6, 1990

1.

Grants Metropolitan Service District Electors Right to Home Rule--L1

*510,947

491,170

 

2.

Constitutional Amendment Allows Merged School Districts to Combine Tax Bases--L1

*680,463

354,288

 

3.

Repeals Tax Exemption, Grants Additional Benefit Payments for PERS Retirees--R

406,372

617,586

 

4.

Prohibits Trojan Operation Until Nuclear Waste, Cost, Earthquake Standards Met--I2

446,795

660,992

 

5.

State Constitutional Limit on Property Taxes for Schools, Government Operations--I1

*574,833

522,022

 

6.

Product Packaging Must Meet Recycling Standards or Receive Hardship Waiver--I2

467,418

636,804

 

7.

Six-County Work in Lieu of Welfare Benefits Pilot Program--I2

*624,744

452,853

 

8.

Amends Oregon Constitution to Prohibit Abortion With Three Exceptions--I1

355,963

747,599

 

9.

Requires the Use of Safety Belts--I2

*598,460

512,872

 

10.

Doctor Must Give Parent Notice Before Minor's Abortion--I2

530,851

577,806

 

11.

School Choice System, Tax Credit for Education Outside Public Schools--I1

351,977

741,863

 

 

May 19, 1992

1.

Amends Constitution: Future Fuel Taxes May Go to Police--L1

244,173

451,715

 

 

November 3, 1992

1.

Bonds May be Issued for State Parks--L1

653,062

786,017

 

2.

Future Fuel Taxes May Go to Parks--L1

399,259

1,039,322

 

3.

Limits Terms for Legislature, Statewide Offices, Congressional Offices--I1

*1,003,706

439,694

 

4.

Bans Operation of Triple Truck-Trailer Combinations on Oregon Highways--I2

567,467

896,778

 

5.

Closes Trojan Until Nuclear Waste, Cost, Earthquake, Health Conditions Met--I2

585,051

874,636

 

6.

Bans Trojan Power Operation Unless Earthquake, Waste Storage Conditions Met--I2

619,329

830,850

 

7.

Raises Tax Limit on Certain Property; Residential Renters' Tax Relief--I1

362,621

1,077,206

 

8.

Restricts Lower Columbia Fish Harvests to Most Selective Means Available--I2

576,633

828,096

 

9.

Government Cannot Facilitate, Must Discourage Homosexuality, Other "Behaviors"--I1

638,527

828,290

 

 

June 29, 1993 (Special Election)

1.

Allows Voter Approval of Urban Renewal Bond Repayment
Outside Limit--L1

180,070

482,714

 

 

November 9, 1993 (Special Election)

1.

Should We Pass A 5% Sales Tax for Public Schools with these Restrictions?--L1

240,991

721,930

 

 

May 17, 19946

2.

Allows New Motor Vehicle Fuel Revenues for Dedicated
Purposes--L1

158,028

446,665

 

 

November 8, 19946

3.

Amends Constitution: Changes Deadline for Filling Vacancies at General Election--L1

*776,197

382,126

 

4.

Amends Constitution: Creates Vacancy if State Legislator Convicted of Felony--L1

*1,055,111

145,499

 

5.

Amends Constitution: Bars New or Increased Taxes without Voter Approval--I1

543,302

671,025

 

6.

Amends Constitution: Candidates May Use Only Contributions from District Residents--I1

*628,180

555,019

 

7.

Amends Constitution: Guarantees Equal Protection: Lists Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination--I1

512,980

671,021

 

8.

Amends Constitution: Public Employees Pay Part of Salary for Pension--I1

*611,760

610,776

 

9.

Adopts Contribution and Spending Limits, Other Campaign Finance Law Changes--I2

*851,014

324,224

 

10.

Amends Constitution: Legislature Cannot Reduce Voter-Approved Sentence Without 2/3 Vote--I1

*763,507

415,678

 

11.

Mandatory Sentences for Listed Felonies; Covers Persons 15 and Up--I2

*788,695

412,816

 

12.

Repeals Prevailing Rate Wage Requirement for Workers on Public Works--I2

450,553

731,146

 

13.

Amends Constitution: Governments Cannot Approve, Create Classifications Based on, Homosexuality--I1

592,746

630,628

 

14.

Amends Chemical Process Mining Laws: Adds Requirements, Prohibitions, Standards, Fees--I1

500,005

679,936

 

15.

Amends Constitution: State Must Maintain Funding for Schools, Community Colleges--I1

438,018

760,853

 

16.

Allows Terminally Ill Adults to Obtain Prescription for Lethal Drugs--I2

*627,980

596,018

 

17.

Amends Constitution: Requires State Prison Inmates to Work Full Time--I1

*859,896

350,541

 

18.

Bans Hunting Bears with Bait, Hunting Bears, Cougars with Dogs--I2

*629,527

586,026

 

19.

Amends Constitution: No Free Speech Protection for Obscenity, Child Pornography--I1

549,754

652,139

 

20.

Amends Constitution: "Equal Tax" on Trade Replaces Current Taxes--I1

284,195

898,416

 

 

May 16, 1995 (Special Election)

21.

Dedication of Lottery Funds to Education--L1

*671,027

99,728

 

22.

Inhabitancy in State Legislative Districts--L1

*709,931

45,311

 

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.

 

1996-1999