Oregon Salary Increase for State Legislatures, Measure 1 (June 1908)

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The Oregon Salary Increase for State Legislatures Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the June 1, 1908 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased the total compensation of legislators from $120 to $400 for each regular legislative session and from $3 plus mileage to $10 for each day of a special session.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No68,89277.77%
Yes 19,691 22.23%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

The Following Is The Number and Form in Which the Question will be Printed on the Official Ballot:

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

For an amendment of Section 28 (evidently intended to be section 29) of Article IV of the Constitution, changing the compensation of members of the Legislature to $400 for each regular session and $10 per day for extra session instead of $3 per day and mileage. (Section 28 provides the time when laws take effect, and the proposed amendment is, therefore, wrongly numbered.) --- Vote YES or NO.

300. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

301. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 1 was proposed by the legislative assembly and was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 13, 1907.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 28, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.