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List of State Measures

CONTENTS

No. 26 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: CHANGES THE PRINCIPLES THAT GOVERN LAWS FOR PUNISHMENT OF CRIME (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote repeals vindictive justice prohibition, adds responsibility, accountability, societal protection to criminal punishment principles.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains constitutional provision basing laws for criminal punishment on reformation, not vindictive justice.

No. 27 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: GRANTS LEGISLATURE NEW POWER OVER BOTH NEW, EXISTING ADMINISTRATIVE RULES (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: With "yes" vote, new administrative rules expire unless legislature approves; committee may veto existing rules.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains current system, allowing administrative rules to stay in effect without legislative approval.

No. 28 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: REPEALS CERTAIN RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE VETERANS' LOANS (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote repeals certain residency requirements now in constitution for veterans' home and farm loans.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains all residency requirements now in constitution for veterans' home and farm loans.

No. 29 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: GOVERNOR'S APPOINTEES MUST VACATE OFFICE IF SUCCESSOR NOT TIMELY CONFIRMED (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote requires Governor's appointees to vacate office if successor not confirmed within 90 days.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains law allowing Governor's appointees to serve until successor is appointed and confirmed.

No. 30 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: STATE MUST PAY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS COSTS OF STATE-MANDATED PROGRAMS (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote requires the state to pay local governments for costs of state-mandated programs.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote rejects requirement that state pay local governments for costs of state-mandated programs.

No. 31 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: OBSCENITY MAY RECEIVE NO GREATER PROTECTION THAN UNDER FEDERAL CONSTITUTION (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote limits free speech protection for "obscenity, including child pornography" to federal constitution's level.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains Oregon Constitution's current right to speak freely on any subject, including obscenity.

No. 32 -- AUTHORIZES BONDS FOR PORTLAND REGION LIGHT RAIL, TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS ELSEWHERE (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote authorizes lottery bonds for Portland region light rail, transportation projects outside Portland region.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote rejects lottery bonds for Portland region light rail, transportation projects outside Portland region.

No. 33 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: LIMITS LEGISLATIVE CHANGE TO STATUTES PASSED BY VOTERS (Vote Yes or No)

QUESTION: Shall constitution bar legislature for 5 years from changing statutes passed by voters, require 3/5 vote in each house thereafter?

No. 34 -- WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT EXCLUSIVE TO COMMISSION; REPEALS 1994 BEAR/COUGAR INITIATIVE (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote gives commission exclusive wildlife management authority; repeals 1994 bear/cougar hunting ban initiative.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains current wildlife management laws, including 1994 bear/cougar hunting ban initiative measure.

No. 35 -- RESTRICTS BASES FOR PROVIDERS TO RECEIVE PAY FOR HEALTH CARE (Vote Yes or No)

QUESTION: Shall statute restrict bases on which health care providers may receive pay to five listed in statute?

No. 36 -- INCREASES MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE TO $6.50 OVER THREE YEARS (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote increases state' minimum wage to $6.50 per hour over three year period.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote leaves state' minimum wage at current level of $4.75 per hour.

No. 37 -- BROADENS TYPES OF BEVERAGE CONTAINERS REQUIRING DEPOSIT AND REFUND VALUE
(Vote Yes or No)

QUESTION: Shall bottle bill be expanded to require consumers, dealers to pay deposits, receive refunds on additional types of beverage containers?

No. 38 -- PROHIBITS LIVESTOCK IN CERTAIN POLLUTED WATERS OR ON ADJACENT LANDS
(Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: Vote "yes" to prohibit livestock in or along certain polluted waters in state, with exceptions.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: Vote "no" to reject law prohibiting livestock in or along certain polluted waters in state.

No. 39 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: GOVERNMENT, PRIVATE ENTITIES CANNOT DISCRIMINATE AMONG HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CATEGORIES
(Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote forbids government and private entities from discriminating among categories of health care providers.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote leaves Constitution silent on private and government discrimination among health care provider categories.

No. 40 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: GIVES CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS, EXPANDS ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE, LIMITS PRETRIAL RELEASE (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: Vote "yes" to add crime victims' rights to constitution, expand evidence admissible in criminal trials.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: Vote "no" to leave state constitution without specific protections for victims, retain current evidence standards.

No. 41 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: STATES HOW PUBLIC EMPLOYEE EARNINGS MUST BE EXPRESSED (Vote Yes or No)

QUESTION: Shall constitution require that public employee earnings be expressed as employer's cost for employee per hour worked, including wages, benefits?

No. 42 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: REQUIRES TESTING OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS; PUBLIC REPORT (Vote Yes or No)

QUESTION: Shall constitution require annual testing of grade 4-12 public school students, and public report on total testing results?

No. 43 -- AMENDS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAW FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: Yes vote reinstates collective bargaining law in effect before 1995 changes for public safety employees.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: No vote retains current collective bargaining law for fire, police, correctional, other public safety employees.

No. 44 -- INCREASES, ADDS CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO TAXES; CHANGES TAX REVENUE DISTRIBUTION (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote increases cigarette and tobacco taxes and establishes new taxes, changes distribution of revenues.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote leaves cigarette and tobacco taxes at current levels, does not affect revenue distribution.

No. 45 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: RAISES PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' NORMAL RETIREMENT AGE; REDUCES BENEFITS (Vote Yes or No)

QUESTION: Shall constitution raise public employees' normal retirement age (except police, firefighters), bar medical benefits for non-disability retirees, limit guaranteed benefits?

No. 46 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: COUNTS NON-VOTERS AS "NO" VOTES ON TAX MEASURES
(Vote Yes or No)

QUESTION: Shall constitution require counting those registered but not voting as "no" votes to determine majority outcome on revenue, tax measures?

No 47 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: REDUCES AND LIMITS PROPERTY TAXES; LIMITS LOCAL REVENUES, REPLACEMENT FEES (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote reduces current property taxes; limits future increases; limits local revenues and replacement fees.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains the existing property tax system with current limitations on property tax rates.

No. 48 -- AMENDS CONSTITUTION: INSTRUCTS STATE, FEDERAL LEGISLATORS TO VOTE FOR CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS (Vote Yes or No)

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote instructs state, federal legislators to vote for congressional term limits in federal constitution.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote rejects instruction to legislators to vote for congressional term limits in federal constitution.

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