Arizona Train Headline Regulations Referendum, Questions 306 and 307 (1912)

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The Arizona Train Headline Regulations Referendum, also known as Questions 302 and 303, was a veto referendum on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Arizona, where it was approved.

This measure under referendum required headlights on trains.[1]

Election results

Arizona Questions 306 and 307 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 11,286 60.37%
No7,40839.63%

Election results via: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

REFERENDUM ORDERED BY PETITION OF THE PEOPLE
An Act Regulating Headlights on all Locomotives. Vote YES or NO.
306. Yes.
307. No.[1][2]

Legal changes

REGULATING HEAD LIGHTS ON ALL LOCOMOTIVES; AND PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA:
Section 1. That Paragraph 2904 (Section 25) of Chapter II, Title 40, of the Revised Statutes, 1901, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 1. It shall be the duty of every railroad corporation, or receiver or lessee thereof, operating any line of railroad in this State, within six months after the passage of this Act, or within such additional time as may be prescribed by order of the Corporation Commission of Arizona, after such railroad has made a proper showing of its inability to comply, to equip all locomotive engines, used in the transportation of trains over said railroad, with electric head lights of not less than fifteen hundred candle power, measured without the aid of a reflector; provided, that this Act shall not apply to locomotive engines regularly used in the switching of cars or trains.
Sec. 2. Any railroad company, or receiver or lessee thereof, doing business in the State of Arizona, which shall violate the provisions of this Act, shall be liable to the State of Arizona for a penalty of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00), nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), for each offense; and suit shall be brought to recover such penalty, in a court of competent Jurisdiction, in the name of the State of Arizona, by the Attorney General, or by the County Attorney of any county in or through which said railroad may be operated.
Sec. 3. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Arizona Secretary of State, Arizona Supplement Pamphlet, 1912
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.