Oregon Public Utility Commission, Measure 4 (1986)

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The Oregon Public Utility Commission Act, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure replaced the Public Utility Commissioner with a three member Public Utility Commission.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 724,577 70.86%
No297,97329.14%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

4. REPLACES PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSIONER WITH THREE MEMBER PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION
QUESTION - Shall three member Public Utility Commission be created to replace and take on all duties of the Public Utility Commissioner?

EXPLANATION - Statutory amendment. The measure creates a three member Public Utility Commission to replace the present single Public Utility Commissioner. Its members will be appointed by the Governor for four year terms, but first appointees will serve staggered terms. Senate confirms. Governor may remove. No more than two members may be in one political party. The new commission will take on all the duties, functions and powers of the present commissioner. Effective April 1, 1987.

ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECT - This measure would create a three-member Public Utility Commission appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation. The recurring annual cost for the addition of two new commissioners and staffing would be approximately $300,000.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.