FILED: MARCH 15, 2002

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON

KRIS KAIN
and TRICIA BOSAK,

Petitioners,

v.

HARDY MYERS,
Attorney General,
State of Oregon,

Respondent.

(SC S49089)

En Banc

On modified ballot title filed March 7, 2002.*

No appearance by petitioners.

Erika L. Hadlock, Assistant Attorney General, Salem, filed the filing of modified ballot title for respondent. With her on the filing were Hardy Myers, Attorney General, and Michael D. Reynolds, Solicitor General.

The modified ballot title is certified. The appellate judgment shall issue in accordance with ORS 250.085(9).

*333 Or 446, ___ P3d ___ (February 28, 2002) (referring ballot title for modification).

The court in this ballot title review proceeding determined that the Attorney General's certified ballot title for a proposed initiative measure, which the Secretary of State denominated as Initiative Petition 132 (2002), failed to comply substantially with statutory standards. Kain v. Myers, 333 Or 446, ___ P3d ___ (February 28, 2002). Under ORS 250.085(8), the court referred the ballot title to the Attorney General for modification. The Attorney General has filed a modified ballot title for the proposed initiative measure, and no party to the ballot title review proceeding has objected. See ORS 250.085(9) (setting out period within which party may object to modified ballot title and requiring court to certify modified ballot title if no objection filed).

The modified ballot title for Initiative Petition 132 (2002) states:

"AMENDS CONSTITUTION: CHIEF PETITIONERS
MUST REWRITE CERTAIN INVALIDATED
MEASURES; REQUIRES SUBMITTING
REWRITTEN MEASURES TO VOTERS;
APPLIES RETROACTIVELY

"RESULT OF 'YES' VOTE: 'Yes' vote requires chief petitioners, working with legislative counsel, to rewrite certain judicially invalidated initiative measures; requires submission of rewritten measures to voters; applies retroactively.

"RESULT OF 'NO' VOTE: 'No' vote rejects requiring chief petitioners to rewrite initiated measures that courts invalidate for certain reasons; rejects requiring submission of rewritten initiatives to voters.

"SUMMARY: Amends constitution. Currently, any person may rewrite a judicially invalidated ballot measure, have resulting measure submitted to voters if signature-gathering, other requirements met. This measure affects initiative measures judicially invalidated for violating certain procedural requirements, including constitutional single-subject, full-text or separate-amendment provisions. Requires invalidated measure's chief petitioner, working with legislative counsel, to rewrite measure, correcting procedural problems while replicating original measure's effect. Requires submission of rewritten measure(s) to voters, using ballot title identical to original measure's to extent practical, adding statement that rewritten measure has same effect as original, except for correction of procedural problems. Requires that certain challenges to voter-approved measures be brought in Oregon Supreme Court. Applies retroactively to judicial decisions issued after November 6, 2000. Other provisions."

The modified ballot title is certified. The appellate judgment shall issue in accordance with ORS 250.085(9).


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