Missouri Repeal of the Workman's Compensation Act Proposition, Issue 18 (1922)

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The Missouri Repeal of the Workman's Compensation Act Proposition, also known as Issue 18, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Missouri as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1]

The measure would have Repealed the Workman's Compensation Act, provided for damages for personal injuries or death resulting from the wrongful act or neglect of another, and would shift liability from employee to employer in such cases.[2]

Election results

Missouri Issue 18 (1922)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No561,88279.92%
Yes 141,149 20.07%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

An act providing for damages for personal injuries or death resulting from the wrongful act or neglect of another, abolishing the fellow servant rule as a defense, abolishing the defense of contributory negligence and substituting thereof the law of comparative negligence, making the defense of assumption of risk one of fact to be left to a jury, making an employer liable in damages for injuries caused to an employee while engaged in his employment by an act, omission or negligence of any other employee, regulating pleadings, jurisdiction and appeals in personal injury cases, and repealing the Workman's Compensation Act.[3]

—Chillicothe Constitution, http://chillicothe.newspaperarchive.com/chillicothe-constitution/1922-10-27/page-5/?tag=constitutional+amendment&rtserp=tags/constitutional-amendment?pc=5230&psi=58&pci=7&pt=17053&ndt=by&py=1922&pey=1922

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