Oregon Governor's 20-Day Approval and Veto Period, Measure 1 (1938)

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The Oregon Governor's 20-Day Approval and Veto Period Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 8, 1938 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure extended the legislature’s adjournment by twenty days to allow the governor more time to consider, approve or veto bills.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1938)
Approveda Yes 233,384 71.34%

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

GOVERNOR'S 20-DAY BILL CONSIDERATION AMENDMENT - Purpose: Amending the constitution so as to give twenty days, instead of five as at present, after final adjournment of the legislature, for the governor to consider and approve or veto bills.
Vote YES or NO

300. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

301. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 18, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.