Oregon Creation of State Highway Department, Measure 13 (1912)

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The Oregon Creation of State Highway Department Bill, also known as Measure 13, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have created a State Highway Department with an annual appropriation not exceeding $12,000 and authorized the appointment of a State Highway Engineer at an annual salary of $3,600.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 13 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No83,84677.84%
Yes 23,872 22.16%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

A bill for an act to create a State Highway Department, authorizing the Governor to appoint a State Highway Engineer at an annual salary of $3600; providing his duties and making an annual appropriation of not to exceed $12,000 for the maintenance of the department, including the salary of the engineer and his assistants. --- Vote YES or NO.

326. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

327. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 13 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 1, 1912.[1]

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References

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