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Oregon Five Cent Gasoline Tax, Measure 1 (1928)

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The Oregon Five Cent Gasoline Tax Amendment Bill, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 6, 1928 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have taxed gasoline to five cents instead of three cents and authorized the state highway commission to use not more than one-fifth of such revenues to assist counties in the construction of state market roads.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1928)
Defeatedd No198,79873.46%
Yes 71,824 26.54%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition - Vote YES or NO

Initiated by Joe E. Dunne, 507 E, 50th St, North, Portland, Oregon - FIVE CENT GASOLINE TAX BILL - Purpose: To increase the tax on gasoline to five cents per gallon instead of three cents, and to authorize the state highway commission to use not more than one-fifth of the proceeds of such tax in assisting the various counties in the construction of state market roads.

300. Yes, I vote for the proposed law.

301. No, I vote against the proposed law.


Path to the ballot

Measure 1 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by Joe E. Dunne on June 16, 1928.[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.