Oregon Indebtedness for Ports and Water Transportation, Measure 1 (June 1917)

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The Oregon Indebtedness for Ports and Water Transportation Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the June 4, 1917 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized municipalities to become indebted, upon a majority vote by constituents, to aid water transportation lines between ports and establish water transportation on the interior rivers of Oregon. The measure mandated that indebtedness shall not exceed one percent of the assessed value of the property within the municipality.[1]

Measure 1 amended Section 9 of Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1917)
Approveda Yes 67,445 55.14%

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. - AUTHORIZING PORTS TO CREATE LIMITED INDEBTEDNESS TO ENCOURAGE WATER TRANSPORTATION - Purpose - Amending Section 9 of Article XI of the Constitution by providing that municipal corporations designated ports may be empowered by statute to raise money for bonuses to aid water transportation lines between such ports and other ports and to assist in establishing water transportation on interior rivers of Oregon or on rivers between Washington and Oregon, or of Washington and Idaho reached by navigation from Oregon's rivers. Such indebtedness shall not exceed one per cent of the assessed valuation of the property in the municipality and may be incurred only by majority vote thereon. --- Vote YES or NO.

300. Yes

301. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 1 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 17, 1917 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
  2. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 11, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.