Oregon Reevaluation of Highway Taxes, Measure 16 (1952)

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The Oregon Reevaluation of Highway Taxes Amendment, also known as Measure 16, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for a reevaluation of taxes utilized for free public highways, roads and bridges based on weight and fuel tax.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 16 (1952)
Defeatedd No484,73078.16%
Yes 135,468 21.84%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROVIDING EQUITABLE TAXING METHOD FOR USE OF HIGHWAYS - Purpose: That Article IX of the Oregon constitution be amended by adding section 3a, providing that after July 1, 1953, all taxes fees, licenses, assessments or charges levied directly or indirect for the use of free public highways, roads, streets and bridges shall be assessed equitably and fairly in order that each type of vehicle shall pay its proportionate share of highway costs, such levies to consist of registration fees based on weight and fuel tax based on gallonage. No such fees or taxes shall be levied, assessed or collected by any city, town, county or political subdivision of this state.
Vote YES or NO

330. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

331. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.