RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote deletes unenforceable provisions relating to voter eligibility; deletion would have no substantive effect.RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains unenforceable provisions that require citizens to be 21 years of age to vote in school board elections.SUMMARY: Amends Oregon Constitution. The Oregon Constitution requires voters in school district elections to be 21 years of age and residents in the school district for six months. It also requires voters to pass a literacy test to vote in school district elections. This measure would eliminate these school district voter eligibility requirements because they are unenforceable under the United States Constitution and federal law. Voters in school district elections would still have to satisfy all other voter eligibility requirements for local, state and federal elections in Oregon. This measure would "clean up" the Oregon Constitution by deleting outdated and unenforceable language.
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote changes date when new redistricting plans become law, which allows affected state Representatives and Senators to represent their districts for a full term.RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains current law permitting state legislator to be reassigned to another district when redistricting plan results in multiple legislators living in one district.SUMMARY: Amends Oregon Constitution. Reapportionment, commonly called "redistricting" in Oregon, changes the lines of Oregon's state Representative and state Senator districts every 10 years, based on results of the U.S. census. The next census is scheduled for 2010, with redistricting to be done in 2011. Currently, when a redistricting plan takes effect, and more than one Representative or Senator resides in the new district, one of the Representatives or Senators is assigned, temporarily, to another district. For example, in 2001 a Eugene Representative was assigned to represent a district in central Oregon. This measure would allow Representatives and Senators to continue to represent the districts from which they were elected for their full terms, with the new redistricting going into effect after the next general election.
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote provides that majority of voters voting in May and November elections may pass local property tax measure to fund schools, police, local services.RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains current law where non-votes have effect of "no" vote in certain local elections where less than 50 percent of voters participate.SUMMARY: Current law requires that 50 percent of voters participate in an election (except general elections in even-numbered years) in order to pass local property tax measures to raise money for schools, police, libraries, parks or other local government services. This means that non-votes have the effect of a "no" vote where less than 50 percent of qualified voters participate. All other elections are determined by a majority of those who vote, with no voter turnout requirements. This measure eliminates the voter turnout requirement for local property tax elections held in May and November. As a result, for such elections, measures to raise money for schools, police, libraries, parks or other local government services become law when approved by a majority of those voting.
RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote increases sentences for drug trafficking (methamphetamine, heroin, "ecstasy," cocaine), theft against elderly and specified repeat property and identity theft crimes; requires addiction treatment for certain offenders; establishes this measure as alternative to other specified measure on this ballot to impose minimum sentences for listed crimes.RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote retains current laws, which provide lesser sentences for specified crimes and do not require treatment for addicted offenders.SUMMARY: This measure increases prison sentences for specified drug and property crimes as follows:* Trafficking of methamphetamine, heroin, "ecstasy," or cocaine: 34 - 130 months, depending on the quantity of drugs and criminal history;* Aggravated theft of over $10,000 where victim is elderly: 16 - 45 months, depending on criminal history;* Repeat offenses of identity theft, burglary, theft, robbery, mail theft, car theft, forgery, criminal mischief, credit card and check fraud: 18 - 30 months or 24 - 36 months, depending on seriousness of crime and number of past convictions.This measure also requires treatment for certain addicted offenders at risk of reoffending; imposes sanctions for those who refuse treatment. Limits court's ability to reduce sentences. Provides grants to counties for operation of local jails, treatment services, intensive supervision and drug courts. If this measure passes with more votes than other specified measure on this ballot to impose minimum sentences for listed crimes, this measure controls and other measure will have no effect. If this measure passes with fewer votes than other specified measure on this ballot to impose minimum sentences for listed crimes, this measure will have no effect. See Explanatory Statement for more information.
Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English For More Than Two Years
Creates An Unlimited Deduction For Federal Income Taxes On Individual Taxpayers' Oregon Income-tax Returns
Teacher "classroom Performance," Not Seniority, Determines Pay Raises; "most Qualified" Teachers Retained, Regardless Of Seniority
Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences For Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, And Burglary Crimes
Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% Of Lottery Proceeds To Public Safety Fund For Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution
Exempts Specified Property Owners From Building Permit Requirements For Improvements Valued At/under 35,000 Dollars
Penalizes Person, Entity For Using Funds Collected With "public Resource" (defined) For "political Purpose" (defined)
Changes General Election Nomination Processes For Major/minor Party, Independent Candidates For Most Partisan Offices