Oregon Bus and Truck Taxes, Measure 13 (1926)

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The Oregon Bus and Truck Taxes Act, also known as Measure 13, was on the November 2, 1926 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus upholding the legislation. The measure levied a license tax upon motor vehicles that use public highways to transport persons or property for business purposes and appropriated revenues from such tax for the construction, maintenance and repair of highways.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 13 (1926)
Approveda Yes 99,746 55.90%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred Bill - Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

Referred by Oregon Motor Stage Association, 704 Journal building, Portland, Oregon: A. Jaloff, president, 579 East Fifteenth street north, Portland, Oregon; J. M. Hutson, secretary, 415 Tenth street, Portland, Oregon; Max H. Clark, treasurer, 1248 East Alder street, Portland, Oregon; and Auto Freight Transportation Association of Oregon and Washington: George V. Bishop, president, 773 East Tenth street, Portland, Oregon; Oscar W. Horne, secretary-treasurer, 115 East Forty-eighth street, Portland, Oregon - MOTOR BUS AND TRUCK BILL - Purpose: To levy a license tax upon the use of motor vehicles when used as common carriers upon the public highways for transporting persons and property for hire, appropriating such revenue to the payment of expenses heretofore or hereafter incurred for construction, maintenance, repair and reconstruction of highways; providing for the supervision, regulation and control of such motor vehicle transportation; conferring jurisdiction over the same upon the public service commission; providing for enforcement and penalties for violations of the act; and repealing chapter 10, General Laws of Oregon, special session of 1921, and chapter 205, General Laws of Oregon of 1923.
Vote YES or NO.

324. Yes, I vote for the proposed law

325. No, I vote against the proposed law


Path to the ballot

Measure 13 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Oregon Motor Stage Association on March 4, 1925.[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.