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Oregon Compensation for State Legislators, Measure 10 (1914)

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The Oregon Compensation for State Legislators Amendment, also known as Measure 10, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided compensation for members of the Legislative Assembly at five dollars per working day and ten cents per mile for traveling to and from the state capital. The Speaker of the House and President of the Senate would have each received an additional five dollars per working day.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 10 (1914)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No146,27878.07%
Yes 41,087 21.93%

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

FOR AMENDMENT of Section 29 of Article IV of the Constitution of Oregon, providing compensation for members of the Legislative Assembly at five dollars per day for each actual working day, and ten cents per mile in going to and returning from the seat of government by the most usual traveled route. Per diem not to exceed three hundred dollars for any regular, nor one hundred and twenty five dollars for any extra, session. The Speaker of the House and President of the Senate each to receive five dollars per day additional. --- Vote YES or NO.

318. Yes


319. No

[2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 10 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 27, 1913.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 5, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.