Oregon Prohibits Payment for Local Telephone Exchanges, Measure 8 (1986)

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The Oregon Prohibits Payment for Local Telephone Exchanges Act, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure prohibited the Public Utility Commissioner from requiring local measured telephone service payments from customers.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 802,099 79.89%
No201,91820.11%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

8. PROHIBITS MANDATORY LOCAL MEASURED TELEPHONE SERVICE EXCEPT MOBILE PHONE SERVICE
QUESTION - Shall Public Utility Commissioner be prohibited from requiring local measured telephone service except for land, marine or air mobile service?

EXPLANATION - Proposed law prohibits Public Utility Commissioner from requiring telephone customers to pay for local exchange service on a mandatory measured service basis. “Measured service” means charging for local service based upon number, length, distance or time of calls, or combination thereof. Mandatory measured service for land, marine, air mobile phone service or local exchange service resold at a profit is not prohibited. Commissioner may not take action, including local exchange boundary changes, circumventing this Act.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.