Oregon Extension on Governor's Veto Deadline, Measure 1 (1988)

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The Oregon Extension on Governor's Veto Deadline Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure extended the deadline for the governor to veto legislation after the legislature adjourns from 20 days to 30 days and required the governor to publicly announce his or her “possible intention” to veto within five days after adjournment.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1988)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 615,012 54.14%
No520,93945.86%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

1. EXTENDS GOVERNOR’S VETO DEADLINE AFTER LEGISLATURE ADJOURNS; REQUIRES PRIOR ANNOUNCEMENT
QUESTION - Shall constitutional deadline for Governor's veto after legislature adjourns be extended and Governor required to announce possible intent veto?

EXPLANATION - Constitutional amendment referred by legislature. Extends Governor's deadline for vetoing bill after legislature adjourns from 20 to 30 days after adjournment. Maintains five day deadline for vetoing bills presented to Governor more than five days before adjournment. Requires Governor to announce publicly, at least five days before vetoing a bill after adjournment, Governor's "'possible intention" to veto, but does not require veto of bill after announcement. Excludes Saturdays as well as Sundays in computing deadlines.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.