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Ballot Measures

2008 Oregon Ballot Measures

 
 

Campaign Finance and Elections

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 55: Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date Of Redistricting Plans; Allows Affected Legislators To Finish Term In Original District Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 54: Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility For School Board Elections With Other State And Local Elections Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 65: Changes General Election Nomination Processes for Major/Minor Party, Independent Candidates for Most Partisan Offices Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 64: Penalizes Person, Entity for Using Funds Collected with Public Resource for Political Purpose Failed
 
 

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 52: Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosections, Delinquency Proceedings Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 54: Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility For School Board Elections With Other State And Local Elections Passed
 
 

Constitution

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 52: Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosections, Delinquency Proceedings Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 55: Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date Of Redistricting Plans; Allows Affected Legislators To Finish Term In Original District Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 54: Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility For School Board Elections With Other State And Local Elections Passed
 
 

Crime

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 53: Amends Constitution: Modifies Provisions Governing Civil Forfeitures Related To Crimes; Permits Use Of Proceeds By Law Enforcement Passed
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 52: Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosections, Delinquency Proceedings Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 61: Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences for Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, and Burglary Crimes Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 57: Increases Sentences for Drug Trafficking, Theft Against Elderly and Specified Repeat Property and Identity Theft Crimes; Requires Addiction Treatment for Certain Offenders Passed
 
 

Drugs

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 61: Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences for Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, and Burglary Crimes Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 57: Increases Sentences for Drug Trafficking, Theft Against Elderly and Specified Repeat Property and Identity Theft Crimes; Requires Addiction Treatment for Certain Offenders Passed
 
 

Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 60: Teacher "Classroom Performance," Not Seniority, Determines Pay Raises; "Most Qualified" Teachers Retained, Regardless of Seniority Failed
 
 

Gambling and Gaming

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
 
 

Government Budget and Spending

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 62: Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution Failed
 
 

Government Operations

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 55: Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date Of Redistricting Plans; Allows Affected Legislators To Finish Term In Original District Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 64: Penalizes Person, Entity for Using Funds Collected with Public Resource for Political Purpose Failed
 
 

Housing and Property

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 63: Exempts Specified Property Owners from Building Permit Failed
 
 

Immigration

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 58: Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English for More Than Two Years Failed
 
 

Judicial Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 20, 2008 Oregon Measure 53: Amends Constitution: Modifies Provisions Governing Civil Forfeitures Related To Crimes; Permits Use Of Proceeds By Law Enforcement Passed
 
 

K-12 Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 58: Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English for More Than Two Years Failed
 
 

Legislative Branch

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 55: Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date Of Redistricting Plans; Allows Affected Legislators To Finish Term In Original District Passed
 
 

Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 59: Creates an Unlimited Deduction for Federal Income Taxes on Individual Taxpayers' Oregon Income-Tax Returns Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 63: Exempts Specified Property Owners from Building Permit Failed
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