The Latest: Anti-abortion, sanctuary measure hit deadline
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the deadline to turn in signatures for proposed ballot measures in Oregon (all times local):
A proposed anti-abortion measure and a measure that would repeal Oregon’s sanctuary state status have both likely garnered enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
Deb Royal, with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, said Friday the signatures must be deemed valid before the measures will be certified for the fall election.
Initiative Petition 1 would prohibit the state from paying for insurance that covers abortion except in limited circumstances, such as to protect the life of the mother.
Initiative Petition 22 would repeal the Oregon’s long-standing status as a so-called “sanctuary” state for immigrants who have entered the country illegally.
Royal says Initiative Petitions 31 and 37 -- which, respectively, would require a supermajority for any legislative tax increases and exempt groceries from new taxes on sales -- have qualified.