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Ballot Measures

2017 Oregon Ballot Measures

 
 

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
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 73: Requires Increased Minimum Sentences for Certain Repeated Sex Crimes, Incarceration for Repeated Driving Under Influence 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. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 75: Authorizes Multnomah County Casino; Casino to Contribute Monthly Revenue Percentage to State for Specified Purposes Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 98: High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act Passed
 
 

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
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 71: Amends Constitution: Requires Legislature to Meet Annually; Limits Length of Legislative Sessions; Provides Exceptions Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 77: Amends Constitution: Governor may Declare "Catastrophic Disaster" (define); Requires Legislative Session; Authorizes Suspending Specified Constitutional Spending Restrictions" Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 78: Amends Constitution: Changes Constitutional Language Describing Governmental System of Separation of Powers; Makes Grammatical and Spelling Changes Passed
 
 

Health and Health Care

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 74: Establishes Medical Marijuana Supply System and Assistance and Research Programs; Allows Limited Selling of Marijuana Failed
 
 

Housing and Property

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 1, 2007 Oregon Measure 49: Modifies Measure 37; Clarifies Right to Build Homes; Limits Large Developments; Protects Farms, Forests, Groundwater 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 63: Exempts Specified Property Owners from Building Permit Failed
Jan. 26, 2010 Oregon Measure 66: Raises Tax on Household Income At and Above $250,000 (and $125,000 for Individual Filers). Reduces Income Taxes on Unemployment Benefits in 2009. Provides Funds Currently Budgeted for Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Other Services Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 72: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Exception to $50,000 State Borrowing Limit for State's Real and Personal Property Projects Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 70: Amends Constitution: Expands Availability of Home Ownership Loans for Oregon Veterans through Oregon War Veterans' Fund Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 79: Amends Constitution: Prohibits Real Estate Transfer Taxes, Fees, Other Assessments, Except those Operative on December 31, 2009 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 84: Phases Out Existing Inheritance Taxes on Large Estates, and All Taxes on Intra-Family Property Transfers 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
Nov. 4, 2014 Oregon Ballot Measure Number 88: Provides Oregon Resident "Driver Card" Without Requiring Proof of Legal Presence in the United States Failed
 
 

Infrastructure

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 77: Amends Constitution: Governor may Declare "Catastrophic Disaster" (define); Requires Legislative Session; Authorizes Suspending Specified Constitutional Spending Restrictions" Passed
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