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Oregon Divided Legislative Sessions, Measure 10 (1920)

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The Oregon Divided Legislative Sessions Amendment, also known as Measure 10, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for a divided biennial session for the state legislature. The first forty-day session would have consisted of the introduction and consideration of legislation. The second ten-day session would have consisted of the final consideration of legislation.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 10 (1920)
Defeatedd No101,17963.65%
Yes 57,791 36.35%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Proposed by Initiative Petition

Submitted by the State Taxpayer League, offices, 91 Fourth Street, Portland, Oregon; Walter M. Pierce, President, La Grande, Oregon; C. L. Hawley, First Vice-President, McCoy, Oregon; A. M. LaFollett, Second Vice-President, Salem, Oregon; J. A. Westerlund, Third Vice-President, Medford, Oregon; Robert E. Smith, Secretary-Treasurer, 91 Fourth Street, Portland, Oregon. - DIVIDED LEGISLATIVE SESSION CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: To provide for divided biennial sessions of the legislature into two periods: First period of 40 days, convening second Monday in January, 1921, and biennially thereafter, to be devoted exclusively to the introduction and consideration of bills, resolutions and memorials, and to final action only on governmental appropriation measures; second period of 10 days, convening third Monday in April following, to final considerations of bills, resolutions and memorials, and prohibiting any amendment thereof except upon four-fifths vote of each house; fixing compensation of members at $3.00 per legislative day; limiting extra sessions of legislature to subject matter of executive proclamations. --- Vote YES or NO.

318. Yes

319. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 10 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 1, 1920 by the State Taxpayer League.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.