Oregon Salaries of State Legislators, Measure 5 (1956)

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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.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1956)
Defeatedd No338,36551.34%
Yes 320,741 48.66%

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

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.)


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.