Oregon Prohibition of Implied Repeal of State Constitutional Provisions, Measure 3 (June 1917)

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The Oregon Prohibition of Implied Repeal of State Constitutional Provisions Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the June 4, 1917 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have mandated that all constitutional amendments be worded in such a way as to avoid creating conflicting provisions and that no amendment shall render any other ineffective without specifically repealing the conflicting amendment.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1917)
Defeatedd No72,44566.08%
Yes 37,187 33.92%

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 - DECLARATION AGAINST IMPLIED REPEAL OF CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS BY AMENDMENTS THERETO - Purpose - Amending Section 1 of Article I of the Constitution of Oregon by declaring, that it is the function of the Constitution to clearly define a consistent and harmonious plan of government; that to perpetuate such consistency and harmony, all constitutional amendments shall be so worded that their adoption will leave the amended Constitution without any conflicting provisions; that, as the effect of any amendment upon the entire Constitution is a vital consideration in construing the amendment, no amendment shall have the effect of rendering any other part or parts of the Constitution ineffective without expressly and specifically repealing the same. --- Vote YES or NO.

306. Yes

307. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 3 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 20, 1917 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 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.