Oregon Abolition of Desert Land and Water Boards, Measure 24 (1914)
The Oregon Abolition of Desert Land and Water Boards Bill, also known as Measure 24, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have abolished the Desert Land Board, vested the board’s powers and duties in the State Land Board, abolished the State Water Board and vested the board’s powers and duties in a State Water Commissioner, who would be appointed by the State Land Board.
|Oregon Measure 24 (1914)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Proposed by Initiative Petition
Measure initiated by W. P. George, Salem, Oregon. - ABOLISHING DESERT LAND BOARD AND REORGANIZING CERTAIN STATE OFFICES. - Abolishing the Desert Land Board and vesting its Powers and Duties in the State Land Board. Making State Engineer appointive, by the State Land Board instead of elective as at present; the Engineer in charge of Tumalo Irrigation Project shall act as State Engineer until 1916. Abolishing State Water Board and Office of Superintendents of Water Divisions and substituting therefor a State Water Commissioner to be appointed by the State Land Board; making all officers affected appointive instead of elective as at present. --- Vote YES or NO.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1914 ballot measures
- 1914 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1912-1914
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1914