Oregon Read Legislative Bills by Title Only, Measure 5 (1946)

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The Oregon Read Legislative Bills by Title Only Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 5, 1946 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required that the legislature read every bill by title only unless in case of emergency or by a two-thirds vote.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1946)
Approveda Yes 145,248 56.18%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

AMENDMENT PERMITTING LEGISLATIVE BILLS TO BE READ BY TITLE ONLY - Purpose: To amend section 19 of Article IV of the Oregon constitution so as to require that every bill in the legislature shall be read by title only on three successive days, unless in case of emergency the house where such bill is pending, by vote of two-thirds, dispenses with this rule; that on its final passage such bill shall be read section by section unless this requirement be dispensed with by vote of two-thirds of wither house where such bill is pending; and that the vote of the final passage of each bill or joint resolution shall be taken by yeas and nays.
Vote YES or NO

308. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

309. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 19, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.