Oregon Hazardous Employment Labor Laws, Measure 16 (1910)

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The Oregon Hazardous Employment Labor Laws Bill, also known as Measure 16, was on the November 8, 1910 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure required protection for persons engaged in hazardous employments, defined and extended the liability of employers and determined that contributory negligence shall not be a defense argument.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 16 (1910)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 56,258 62.37%
No33,94337.63%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

A bill for a law requiring protection for persons engaged in hazardous employments, defining and extending the liability of employers, and providing that contributory negligence shall not be a defense. --- Vote YES or NO.

330. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

331. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 16 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on June 23, 1910.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 31, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.