Oregon Legislative Session Length and Compensation, Measure 1 (June 1921)
The Oregon Legislative Session Length and Compensation Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the June 7, 1921 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have established the legislative session to be not more than sixty days and special sessions not more than twenty days, prohibited the introduction of bills after the fortieth day of the session and fixed compensation of legislators at five dollars per day and three dollars for every twenty miles traveled.
|Oregon Measure 1 (June 1921)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly
Submitted by the legislature - LEGISLATIVE REGULATION AND COMPENSATION AMENDMENT - Purpose: To establish the duration of the legislative session at not more than sixty days and of an extra session at not more than twenty days; fixing compensation of members thereof at five dollars per day and three dollars for every twenty miles traveled in going to and returning from their place of meeting upon the most usual routs; prohibiting introduction of any bills after the fortieth day of the legislative session, except appropriation bills and bills pertaining to defense of the state or nation except by consent of four-fifths of the members present, obtained on roll call.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1921 ballot measures
- 1921 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1921
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.