Oregon State Legislative Compensation, Measure 7 (1930)

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The Oregon State Legislative Compensation Amendment, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 4, 1930 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have fixed the compensation of legislators at $500 for the term of two years and given presiding officers one-half more.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1930)
Defeatedd No108,07060.37%
Yes 70,937 39.63%

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 - Vote YES or NO

LEGISLATORS’ COMPENSATION CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend the state constitution to fix the compensation of members of the legislature at $500 for the term of two years, together with travel pay for going to an returning from the place of meeting, as now provided by the constitution; the presiding officers to receive one-half of their allowance as members as additional compensation.

312. Yes, I vote for the amendment.

313. No, I vote against the amendment.


Path to the ballot

Measure 7 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on March 4, 1929.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 15, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.