Oregon Length of Legislative Term, Measure 7 (1952)
The Oregon Length of Legislative Term Amendment, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided for every state senator and representative to serve for a full period of four years and two years, respectively, and to have their terms start on the first Monday in January following an election.
|Oregon Measure 7 (1952)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly
AMENDMENT FIXING ELECTIVE TERMS OF STATE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES - Purpose: To amend section 4 of Article IV of Oregon constitution, providing that the term of every senator and representative shall commence on the first Monday in January following his election, and shall continue for the full period of four years for each senator and two years for each representative, respectively. (The present law provides that the elective term of each commences on date of election.)
312. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.
313. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.
- Oregon 1952 ballot measures
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- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1948-1956
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1952
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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