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Oregon Legislative Session Length and Compensation, Measure 1 (June 1921)

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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.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (June 1921)
Defeatedd No72,59662.84%
Yes 42,924 37.16%

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 - 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.
Vote YES or NO.

300. Yes

301. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 1 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on February 7, 1912.[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. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.