Ballot Measure Endorsements 2012
Ballot measure endorsements are voted on by a body consisting of the State Central Committee and the Executive Committee. The Party takes an official position on a ballot measure that receives at least two-thirds votes for Support or Oppose.
Ballot Measure 77 (Catastrophic Disaster Spending Flexibility)
Amends Constitution: Governor may declare “catastrophic disaster” (defined); requires legislative session; authorizes suspending specified constitutional spending restrictions.
Ballot Measure 78 (Constitutional Language Fixes)
Amends Constitution: Changes constitutional language describing governmental system of separation of powers; makes grammatical and spelling changes.
Ballot Measure 79 (Proibit Real Estate Transfer Tax)
Amends Constitution: Prohibits real estate transfer taxes, fees, other assessments, except those operative on December 31, 2009.
Ballot Measure 80 (Marijuana Legalization)
Allows personal marijuana, hemp cultivation/use without license; commission to regulate commercial marijuana cultivation/sale.
Ballot Measure 81 (Anti-gillnetting)
Prohibits commercial non-tribal fishing with gillnets in Oregon "inland waters," allows use of seine nets.
Ballot Measure 82 (Allow Private Casinos)
Amends Constitution: Authorizes Establishment of Privately-Owned Casinos; Mandates Percentage Of Revenues Payable To Dedicated State Fund.
Ballot Measure 83 (Wood Village Casino)
Authorizes Privately-Owned Wood Village Casino; Mandates Percentage Of Revenues Payable To Dedicated State Fund.
Ballot Measure 84 (Ending Inheritance Tax)
Phases out existing inheritance taxes on large estates, and all taxes on intra-family property transfers.
Ballot Measure 85 (Corporate Kicker for K-12 Education)
Amends Constitution: Allocates Corporate Income/Excise Tax "Kicker" Refund To Additionally Fund K Through 12 Public Education.