Oregon Salaries of State Legislators, Measure 5 (1956)
The Oregon Salaries of State Legislators Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 6, 1956, ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased the annual salaries of state legislators from $600 to $1,200.
|Oregon Measure 5 (1956)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly
4. SALARIES OF STATE LEGISLATORS - Purpose: To amend Oregon Constitution by increasing salaries of state legislators from $600 to $1200 per year.
(ESTIMATE OF COST - Under this amendment the total salary bill of the 90 members of the legislature would be $103,800 per annum, as against the present $54,400 per annum.)
- Oregon 1956 ballot measures
- 1956 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1948-1956
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1956
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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