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Oregon Repeal of the Sunday Closing Law, Measure 7 (1916)

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The Oregon Repeal of the Sunday Closing Law Bill, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 7, 1916 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure repealed the law prohibiting most types of stores from opening on Sundays.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1916)
Approveda Yes 125,836 57.48%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by Committee of Independent Retailers Association of Portland, Oregon, Dan Kellaher, President, 133 1/2 Grand Avenue, Portland, Oregon; Ben A Bellamy, Executive Committee, 401 Hawthorne Avenue, Portland, Oregon; S. S. Rich, Executive Committee, 267 Morrison Street, Portland, Oregon; C. E. Munro, Executive Committee, 1148 Alder Street, Portland, Oregon; Leo R. Merrick, Executive Committee, Commercial Club Building, Portland, Oregon. - BILL REPEALING AND ABOLISHING THE SUNDAY CLOSING LAW - Purpose - To repeal section 2125, of Lord's Oregon Laws, which prohibits the keeping open of any store, shop, grocery, bowling alley, billiard room, or tippling house, for the purpose of labor or traffic, or any place of amusement on Sunday or the Lord's Day, excepting theaters, drug stores, doctor shops, undertakers, livery stables, butchers and bakers, under penalty of a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $ 50. --- Vote YES or NO.

312. Yes

313. No [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 7 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 6, 1916 by the Independent Retailers Association of Portland.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 8, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.