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Oregon Prohibition of Implied Repeal of State Constitutional Provisions, Measure 3 (June 1917)
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.
|Oregon Measure 3 (1917)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
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.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1917 ballot measures
- 1917 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1917
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.