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Oregon State Market Commission, Measure 11 (1920)
The Oregon State Market Commission Act, also known as Measure 11, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have created a State Market Commission to assist in economic distribution of products, dissemination of information concerning market conditions, encouraging cooperation, mediating market disputes, issuing labels when needed and inspecting products in storage.
|Oregon Measure 11 (1920)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition
Initiated by the State Taxpayers’ League: President, Walter M. Pierce, La Grande, Oregon; Vice-President, C.L. Hawley, McCoy, Oregon; Vice-President, J. A. Westerlund, Medford, Oregon; Secretary-Treasurer, Robt. E. Smith, Title and Trust Co., Portland, Oregon. - STATE MARKET COMMISSION ACT - Purpose: To create a “State Market Commission,” establishing the office of State Market Director, salary $4,500 per annum, and secretary, salary $3,600 per annum, defining duties and powers of commission to be to assist in economic distribution of products at fair prices, disseminate information concerning market conditions, encourage cooperation among producers, distributors and consumers, mediate disputes when requested, supervise markets and cooperative associations, issue labels in certain cases, inspect products in storage, warehouses and common carriers, authorizing hiring attorney and other employes, providing for appropriation of $50,000 to cover expenses through year 1922, and providing penalities for violation of the act. --- Vote YES or NO.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1920 ballot measures
- 1920 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1920
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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