Oregon Old Age Public Assistance, Measure 1 (1936)
The Oregon Old Age Public Assistance Act, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 3, 1936 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have reduced the eligibility age of old age public assistance from 70 to 65.
|Oregon Measure 1 (1936)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
REFERENDUM ORDERED BY PETITION OF THE PEOPLE
BILL AMENDING OLD AGE ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1935 - Purpose: Amending 1935 old age assistance act reducing the eligible age for assistance from 70 to 65; amending it to comply with the Federal social security act which provides for payment by the United States of money for old age assistance upon the state matching such payments and meeting certain other conditions; relieving counties from contributing to such assistance; providing for state and United States paying equal amounts; ratifying county taxes heretofore levied for old age pensions and diverting them to other county relief; diverting the $1,000,000 appropriated by the 1935 act for old age assistance to other general needy relief.
300. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.
301. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.
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- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1936