Oregon Salary Fixes for State Legislators, Measure 4 (June 1927)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Voting on
Salaries of
Government Officials
Salaries of government officials.jpg
Ballot Measures
By state
By year
Not on ballot
Oregon Constitution
Flag of Oregon.png

The Oregon Salary Fixes for State Legislators Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the June 28, 1927 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have fixed legislator compensation at $10 per day during both regular and special sessions or $400 per regular session and provided additional compensation for presiding officers.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (June 1927)
Defeatedd No81,21574.10%
Yes 28,380 25.90%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the Legislature - LEGISLATORS' PAY AMENDMENT - Purpose: To fix the compensation of members of the legislature at not to exceed $10 a day, during regular and extra sessions thereof, such pay not to exceed in the aggregate $400 for per diem allowance far anyone regular session. The presiding officers to receive additional compensation equal to 50 per centum of their per diem allowance as members.
Vote YES or NO.

306. Yes, I vote for the amendment.

307. No, I vote against the amendment.


Path to the ballot

Measure 4 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on February 12, 1927.[1]

See also

Suggest a link

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.