SJR 5 Two Thirds Majority Vote Needed for Emergency Clause

SJR 5 VOTE:YES – Died In Committee
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This bill requires a 2/3 majority to pass bills that declare an emergency.

Limited Government
The Oregon Constitution allows citizens to veto laws passed by the Legislature through the referendum process. This bill would curb abuse of the emergency clause.


  1. BJ says:

    This bill is so badly needed. The legislature now puts “emergency clauses” in every bill they submit so WE THE PEOPLE can’t vote it out once it becomes law. This is their way to have complete control over we the people. With this type of control over us they treat us more and more like their slaves and piggy banks.

    Please send a letter of support for this bill to the committee who will decide if it gets to be voted on or not, send it to them at
    Thank you.

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