Oregon Death Penalty for Aggravated Murder, Measure 6 (1984)
The Oregon Death Penalty for Aggravated Murder Amendment, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 6, 1984 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed the death penalty for aggravated murder convictions by unanimous jury.
|Oregon Measure 6 (1984)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
6. EXEMPTS DEATH SENTENCES FROM CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES AGAINST CRUEL, VINDICTIVE PUNISHMENTS
EXPLANATION - Amends Oregon Constitution. Article I, section 15 requires that the laws for punishment of crime shall be founded on principles of reformation and not vindictive justice; Article I, section 16 prohibits cruel, unusual, and disproportionate punishments. The measure would exempt aggravated murder statuses requiring the death penalty on unanimous jury findings from these constitutional guarantees. Where death was not imposed, the penalty would remain life imprisonment with a mandatory minimum provided by statute.
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- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1984
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 10, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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