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Oregon Act Subject and Title, Measure 8 (1952)

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The Oregon Act Subject and Title Amendment, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure deemed that every legislative act shall embrace not more than one subject, which shall be expressed in the title, and voided any act where the subject did not correlate with the title.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1952)
Approveda Yes 315,071 62.25%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

AMENDATORY ACT TITLE SUBJECT AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend section 20 of Article IV of the constitution of Oregon, and construing the amendment so as to permit the inclusion in an amendatory act, under a proper title, or matters otherwise germane to the same general subject, although title or titles of original act or acts may not have been sufficiently broad to have permitted such matter to have been so included in such original acts or any of them.
Vote YES or NO

314. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

315. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.