Oregon Death Penalty Repeal Amendment (2014)

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The Oregon Death Penalty Repeal Amendment did not make the November 2014 statewide ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.[1] The measure would have removed capital punishment from Oregon's constitution, thereby ending the use of the death penalty in the state.[2]

Support

Representative Mitch Greenlick sponsored the measure.[2]

Supporters

Arguments

  • Rep. Greenlick argued that the death penalty is not only a moral issue, but a fiscal one as well. He said, "Eventually [voters] are going to understand that this is either a fiscally correct thing to do or a morally correct thing to do."[2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Oregon Constitution

According to Section 1, Article XVIII of the Oregon Constitution a majority vote of both chambers of the Oregon State Legislature was required to place the amendment proposed by the legislature on the statewide ballot.

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