Oregon Limitations on Public Utility Rate Base, Measure 9 (1978)

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The Oregon Limitations on Public Utility Rate Base Act, also known as Measure 9, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure prohibited public utilities from collecting rates which are derived from the cost of any construction, building, installation or property not used for providing utility services.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 9 (1978)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 589,361 68.81%
No267,13231.19%

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.

9. LIMITATIONS ON PUBLIC UTILITY RATE BASE
Purpose: Initiative would prohibit public utilities from charging customers rates based on a rate base which includes the cost, including construction or acquisition cost, of real or person property not presently used to provide utility service to the customer.

YES □

NO □

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