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Oregon Bonds for State Highways, Measure 7 (June 1917)

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The Oregon Bonds for State Highways Act, also known as Measure 7, was on the June 4, 1917 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure authorized the State Highway Commission to issue bonds not exceeding six million dollars over five years for the construction and maintenance of hard-surface highways, post roads and forest roads.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1917)
Approveda Yes 77,316 54.79%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed Law - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the Legislature. - SIX MILLION DOLLAR STATE ROAD BOND ISSUE AND HIGHWAY BILL - Purpose - Authorizing the State Highway Commission to raise money for building roads in next five years in an amount not exceeding six million dollars, by selling four per cent bonds of the State of Oregon; limiting the sale of such bonds to one million dollars the first year and two million dollars second year; providing method of payment of interest and principal and for retirement of such bonds; to make the surplus arising from license fees collected on motor vehicles a fund to apply thereon; and providing for the construction and maintenance of hard-surface highways, post roads and forest roads. --- Vote YES or NO.

314. Yes

315. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 7 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 23, 1917 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.