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Oregon Legislature Session Lengths and Salaries, Measure 2 (1920)

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The Oregon Legislature Session Lengths and Salaries Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have limited regular legislative sessions to sixty working days and extra sessions to twenty days, regulated the introduction of bills after the fortieth day of the session and provided each legislator with no more than three hundred dollars per regular session service.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1920)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No85,52451.56%
Yes 80,342 48.44%

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 - CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT REGULATING LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS AND THE PAYMENT OF LEGISLATORS - Purpose: To amend section 29 of article IV of the constitution of the state of Oregon to limit regular legislative sessions to sixty working days and extra sessions to twenty days, to regulate the introduction of bills after the fortieth day of the session, and to provide that each legislator shall receive not more than three hundred dollars for services, or when convened in extra session by the governor not more than five dollars per day, also mileage at the rate of three dollars for every twenty miles traveled to and from the place of meeting by the most usual route. --- Vote YES or NO.


302. Yes

303. No

[2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 2 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 26, 1919 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 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.