Oregon Necessity of Grand Jury for Felony Prosecution, Measure 3 (1974)
The Oregon Necessity of Grand Jury for Felony Prosecution Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided that a grand jury indictment is not necessary for a felony prosecution if a person has been charged and when a magistrate has determined there is sufficient evidence to believe the person guilty.
|Oregon Measure 3 (1974)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
3. REVISES CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRAND JURIES - Purpose: This measure amends Oregon Constitution to provide that a grand jury indictment is not necessary for a felony prosecution if a person has been charged and a magistrate finds a preliminary hearing that there is probable cause to believe that the person in fact committed a felony. The amendment does not eliminate a citizen’s right to jury trial, but only deals with the method by which a person is charged with a crime.
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- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1974
- State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 2, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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