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Oregon Bus and Truck Operating Licenses, Measure 16 (1926)

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The Oregon Bus and Truck Operating Licenses Bill, also known as Measure 16, was on the November 2, 1926 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have required payment of an annual license fee on the operation of busses and trucks on public highways for business purposes and appropriated such revenues to the construction, maintenance and repair of public highways.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 16 (1926)
Defeatedd No94,53355.38%
Yes 76,164 44.62%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by Oregon Motor Stage Association: Leland James, president, 944 Regents drive, Portland, Oregon; W. T. Crawford, treasurer, Roosevelt hotel, Portland, Oregon; J. M. Hutson, secretary-manager, 730 Quimby street, Portland, Oregon - BUS AND TRUCK OPERATING LICENSE BILL - Purpose: To require payment of annual license fees therein specified to the Public Service Commission for operation of busses and trucks on public highways by transportation companies, according to number, weight rind size of such vehicles, for defraying expenses of regulation and supervision of such transportation companies and construction, repair, reconstruction and maintenance of public highways of the state; providing for deduction or set-off from such fees of amounts paid the secretary of state for registering such vehicles; and distribution of funds arising therefrom less regulation expenses, three-fourths to state highway fund and one-fourth to respective counties, for highway purposes.
Vote YES or NO.

330. Yes, I vote for the proposed law

331. No, I vote against the proposed law


Path to the ballot

Measure 16 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Oregon Motor Stage Association on June 30, 1926.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.