Oregon Legislatively Initiated Special Session, Measure 5 (1976)

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The Oregon Legislatively Initiated Special Session Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed the legislature to initiate a special session at any time and required the convening of the legislature within five days after an emergency has been called.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1976)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 549,126 59.27%
No377,35440.73%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

5. PERMITS LEGISLATURE TO CALL SPECIAL SESSION
Purpose: This measure would allow the legislature, which now may convene only in regular biennial session or in special session called by the Governor, to convene itself at any time. The presiding officers are required to convene the legislature within five days after receiving the written request declaring an emergency by the majority of the members of each House.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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