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Measure 48
Certified Ballot Title
November 5, 1996 General Election

AMENDS CONSTITUTION: INSTRUCTS STATE, FEDERAL LEGISLATORS

TO VOTE FOR CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS

RESULT OF "YES" VOTE: "Yes" vote instructs state, federal legislators to vote for congressional term limits in federal constitution.

RESULT OF "NO" VOTE: "No" vote rejects instruction to legislators to vote for congressional term limits in federal constitution.

SUMMARY: Amends Oregon Constitution. Instructs state legislators, members of Oregon congressional delegation to vote for federal constitutional amendment setting congressional term limits. Limits would be 2 Senate terms, 3 House terms. Secretary of State must review incumbents' records for compliance. Violators' names labeled on ballot with statement, "DISREGARDED VOTERS' INSTRUCTION ON TERM LIMITS." Non-incumbents must sign term limits pledge or have name on ballot labeled, "DECLINED TO PLEDGE TO SUPPORT TERM LIMITS." Allows electors, candidates expedited appeal of Secretary of State's decision to Oregon Supreme Court.

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