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Oregon Governor May Veto Emergency Bills, Measure 3 (June 1921)

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The Oregon Governor May Veto Emergency Bills Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the June 7, 1921 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure empowered the governor to veto legislation declaring emergencies.[1]

Measure 2 added Section 15-a of Article V of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (June 1921)
Approveda Yes 62,621 57.90%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the legislature - EMERGENCY CLAUSE VETO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend section 15-a of article V of the constitution of the state of Oregon, empowering the governor to veto provisions in bills which declare emergencies, without thereby affecting any other provisions of such bills. Such power to be in addition to the power to veto single items in appropriation bills.
Vote YES or NO.

304. Yes

305. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 3 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on February 21, 1921.[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. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 12, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.