For an act providing for the examination of all applicants for marriage license as to health and mental fitness to enter the marriage relations and providing that this act shall be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the next general election and providing for arguments in the official pamphlet.
Be It Enacted By The People Of The State Of Oregon
Section 1. That from and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for the county clerk of any county in the State of Oregon to issue a marriage license to any person applying for the same, until after such applicants shall have received a certificate for health and normality from a regularly licensed and responsible physician. If one or both applicants fail so to pass the normal test then they cannot marry unless that one or both are rendered sterile.
Section 2. The physician's certificate herein provided for shall be made under oath, and in addition to containing a statement as to the mental qualifications of the applicants for marriage license, the said certificate shall show on its face the educational qualifications of the physician making such a certificate.
Section 3. Any applicant who fails to secure a marriage license on account of physical or mental unfitness and who feels that the examination was unfair, or the ruling of the county clerk therein unjust, shall have the right to appeal to the county court of the county in which the application is made, and the court shall call competent physicians to make a re-examination of the applicants, and after taking the evidence of such physicians, shall make and file with the county clerk its findings and ruling thereon, and said findings and ruling shall be final.
Section 4. This act shall be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the next general election.
Section 5. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized and directed to set aside two pages in the official pamphlet for the publication of arguments in support of this bill.
Section 6. A committee of two Senators and three Representatives shall be appointed to prepare said arguments for publication in said pamphlet.