Oregon Ban on Commercial Fishing on the Rogue River, Measure 5 (1932)

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The Oregon Ban on Commercial Fishing on the Rogue River Bill, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 8, 1932 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have prohibited commercial fishing on the Rogue River, its tributaries and around its mouth.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1932)
Defeatedd No180,52758.62%
Yes 127,445 41.38%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred Bill - Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People - Vote YES or NO

A BILL PROHIBITING COMMERCIAL FISHING ON THE ROGUE RIVER - Purpose: To close the Rogue river to commercial fishing; to prohibit fishing for any kind of fish in the Rogue river, its tributaries, or within a radius of three miles from the center of its mouth in any manner except with rod or line held in hand and by hook or hooks baited with natural or artificial bait or lure; providing for confiscation of all other fishing gear used unlawfully; forbidding the sale, barter, or exchange, or possession or transportation outside of Josephine, Jackson and Curry counties for such purpose, of any fish taken from such waters; and providing penalities.

308. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

309. No. I vote against the proposed law.


Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on June 3, 1931.[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.