Oregon State Legislative Salaries, Measure 4 (1940)

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The Oregon State Legislative Salaries Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have fixed legislatures’ pay at $8 per day while in regular session or extra session, refunded legislatures 10 cents per every mile travelled to and from the capital and gave presiding offers an additional one-half daily pay.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1940)
Defeatedd No188,03150.16%
Yes 186,830 49.84%

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

LEGISLATORS' COMPENSATION CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: Fixing legislature members' pay at $8 a day while in regular session and for not more than 50 days; while in extra session, $8 a day, no extra session to be longer than 20 days; members also to receive 10 cents per mile travelled to and from meeting place; presiding officers to receive one-half daily pay additional; such compensation being instead of that now received which is: $3 a day but not over $120 for any session, no extra session being over 20 days, and $3 for every 20 miles traveled; presiding officers receiving two-thirds daily pay additional.
Vote YES or NO

306. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

307. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 19, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.