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Oregon Fuel Tax and Vehicle Fees for Policing Highways, Measure 80 (May 2000)

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The Oregon Fuel Tax and Vehicle Fees for Policing Highways Amendment, also known as Measure 80, was on the May 16, 2000 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized using fuel tax revenues and vehicle fees for increasing highway policing.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 80 (May 2000)
Defeatedd No559,94164.32%
Yes 310,640 35.68%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Ballot title

SJR 11 - Amends Constitution: Authorizes Using Fuel Tax, Vehicle Fees For Increasing Highway Policing[2]


[3] Supporters urged voters to stand up for traffic safety in Oregon, arguing that the measure would provide needed funding to ensure safe streets. Many pointed out that the measure would not raise taxes.

Some of those in favor were:

  • Governor (until 2003) John A. Kitzhaber
  • The Oregon State Sheriffs Association
  • Oregon State Police Officers' Association


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