Oregon Motor Vehicle License Fee Reduction, Measure 2 (1928)

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The Oregon Motor Vehicle License Fee Reduction Bill, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 6, 1928 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have based license fees on the weight of vehicles and abolished operating fees on motor carriers.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1928)
Defeatedd No174,21963.94%
Yes 98,248 36.06%

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 - BILL FOR REDUCTION OF MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE FEES - Purpose: To reduce motor vehicle license fees; all license fees to be based on the weight of vehicles; solid tire trucks to pay one-fourth additional; abolishing all operating fees of motor carriers, and all other fees and taxes of every kind on motor vehicles, and substituting a fee of $15 for common carrier motor vehicles, not over $45,000 of which to apply on expenses of supervision of such motor transportation by public service commission; one-half of the remaining money collected under this act, after paying expenses, to be credited to state highway fund, the other half to the counties.

302. Yes, I vote for the proposed law.

303. No, I vote against the proposed law.


Path to the ballot

Measure 2 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by Joe E. Dunne of Portland 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.