Oregon Consolidation of the Corporation and Insurance Departments, Measure 20 (1914)

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The Oregon Consolidation of the Corporation and Insurance Departments Bill, also known as Measure 20, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have consolidated the office of the Corporation Commissioner with the office of the Insurance Commissioner.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 20 (1914)
Defeatedd No120,15468.42%
Yes 55,469 31.58%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by Ernst Kroner, Worcester Bldg., Portland, Oregon, E. A. Newby, Salem, Oregon, Geo. G. Paterson, Forest Grove, Oregon, John A. Jeffery, Lafayette Bldg., Portland, Oregon, Douglas Lawson, McKay Bldg., Portland, Oregon. - CONSOLIDATING CORPORATION AND INSURANCE DEPARTMENTS. - Its purpose is to consolidate the office of the Corporation Commissioner with the office of Insurance Commissioner, the latter officer to transact the business of both departments and making the office of Insurance Commissioner elective, the first one to be elected at the regular biennial election in 1916; the Insurance Commissioner also to be Fire Marshal of State of Oregon. Repeals all acts in conflict. --- Vote YES or NO.

338. Yes

339. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 20 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1914.[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.