Oregon Increase in Motor Vehicle and Aircraft Fuel Taxes, Measure 4 (1980)

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The Oregon Increase in Motor Vehicle and Aircraft Fuel Taxes Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased the motor vehicle and aircraft fuel taxes from seven to nine centers per gallon and increased flat rate taxes on commercial vehicles using non-gasoline fuel.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No849,74574.01%
Yes 298,421 25.99%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

4. INCREASE GAS TAX FROM SEVEN TO NINE CENTS PER GALLON
QUESTION - Shall gas tax be increased from 7¢ to 9¢ per gallon, and some commercial weight-mile taxes be increased?

PURPOSE - Measure proposes an increase in the tax on motor vehicle and aircraft fuels from seven to nine cents per gallon, and an increase in weight-mile and flat rate taxes on commercial vehicles using fuel other than gasoline. Increase would be effective January 1, 1981.

ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECT - Passage of this measure will increase gas tax revenue approximately $22.5 million annually.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 9, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.