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List of Oregon ballot measures
The following is a partial list of Oregon ballot measures, dating back to 1990.
In Oregon, the initiative and referendum process dates back to 1902, due to the efforts of the Direct Legislation League . Oregon pioneered the process, which was known nationally as the Oregon System.
- 6 — required children between eight and sixteen to attend public school; the measure passed 115,506 to 103,685, but was invalidated by the Supreme Court of the United States in Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925).
- 5 — limited property taxes, equalized school funding.
- 9 — would have amended the state constitution to declare homosexuality "abnormal, wrong, unnatural and perverse".
- 11 — established mandatory minimum sentences for certain violent felonies, required adult trials and sentencing for those felonies for defendants over age 15.
- 16 — legalized doctor-assisted euthanasia.
- 19 — would have amended state constitution to exempt obscenity from the state constitution's free speech protections.
- 36 — raised state minimum wage to $6.50 per hour.
- 47 — limited property taxes, required double-majority for some local tax increases.
- 58 — allowed adoptees access to original births certificates (and hence, previously secret information about their birth parents).
- 60 — established vote-by-mail for all Oregon elections.
- 67 — legalized medical marijuana.
- 3 — prohibited forfeiture without conviction.
- 8 — would have capped state spending
- 9 — would have prohibited "encouragement" of homosexuality by public schools.
- 86 — mandated kicker checks in the state Constitution.
- 94 — would have repealed 1994's Measure 11.
- 13 — would have allowed transfer of money from a state education trust fund to the school fund, and would have done such a transfer immediately.
- 17 — would have lowered minimum age for serving in state legislature from 21 to 18.
- 19 — similar to Measure 13 , but transferred less money, and passed
- 23 — would have established universal health care in Oregon.
- 25 — raised minimum wage to $6.90, tied it to the consumer price index.
- 26 — prohibited paying signature gatherers (for initiative petitions) per signature
- 27 — would have required labeling of GMO foods.
- 30 — would have created a temporary income tax surcharge to balance state budgets.
- 33 — would have expanded Oregon's medicial marijuana law to allow for the creation of nonprofit dispensaries
- 36 — amended the Oregon constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman (i.e., prohibited same-sex marriage)
- 38 — would have abolished SAIF , the state-run workers' compensation provider
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