Oregon Prohibition of County or City Prisoner Employment by Private Firms, Measure 19 (1912)

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The Oregon Prohibition of County or City Prisoner Employment by Private Firms, also known as Measure 19, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure prohibited private firm’s from employing county, city or town prisoners, but allowed public projects, upon the request of the superintendent of the state institution desiring them or the County Court, to utilize their labor for highways.[1]

Also on the ballot for 1912 was Measure 18, which was approved, thus prohibiting the employment of state prisoners by any private firm.

Election results

Oregon Measure 19 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 71,367 65.42%
No37,73134.58%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

A bill for an Act prohibiting the employment of County, City or Town convicts by any private firm, person or corporation and providing for their employment on public highways and other works of a public nature and authorizing county courts to prescribe rules and regulations in regard to such employment. --- Vote YES or NO.

338. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

339. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 19 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1912.[1]

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Approveda Oregon Prohibition of State Prisoner Employment by Private Firms, Measure 18 (1912)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 1, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.