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Oregon Free Rail Transportation for State Officers, Measure 6 (June 1908)

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The Oregon Free Rail Transportation for State Officers Act, also known as Measure 6, was on the June 1, 1908 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have required railway firms to grant free transportation to state officers, county judges and sheriffs, as a condition precedent for these firms to acquire land via eminent domain.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No59,40667.31%
Yes 28,856 32.69%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The Following Is The Number and Form in Which the Question will be Printed on the Official Ballot:

Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

For an act requiring railroads and other common carriers to grant free transportation to State officers and county judges and sheriffs, as a condition precedent to acquiring land for corporate purposes by the exercise of eminent domain, and to prohibit the payment of mileage for such free transportation. --- Vote YES or NO.

310. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

311. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Path to the ballot

House Bill 241, the legislation being vetoed, was passed by the House of Representatives on February 6, 1907 and by the Senate on February 14, 1907.

Measure 6 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on May 22, 1907.[1]

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