Oregon Industrial Accident Commission and Workers' Compensation, Measure 5 (1913)

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The Oregon Industrial Accident Commission and Workers' Compensation Act, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 4, 1913 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus upholding the legislation. The measure created the State Industrial Accident Commission and provided a fund for the compensation of injured laborers employed in hazardous occupations.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1913)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 67,814 70.33%
No28,60829.67%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ACT - Referred by authority of Mr. Wilfred E. Farrell, No. 023 Lumbermens Building, Portland, Oregon. The purpose of this measure is to create a State Industrial Accident Commission, composed of three Commissioners, to provide a fund for the compensation of injured workmen employed in hazardous occupations, to be raised partly by the State, partly by employers and partly by employees, the Commission to determine the amount under the act to he paid any person or persons on account of any injury received in the course of his employment. --- Vote YES or NO

308. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

309. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 25, 1913.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 5, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.