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Ballot Measures

2008 Oregon Ballot Measures

 
 

Budget, Spending and Taxes

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
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
 
 

Business and Consumers

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
 
 

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
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
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 58: Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English for More Than Two Years 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 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
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
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 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
 
 

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
 
 

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
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