Oregon State Highway Commission Research, Measure 8 (1932)

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The Oregon State Highway Commission Research Bill, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 8, 1932 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure would have allowed the State Highway Commission to investigate, research and determine the cost per unit of traffic, the construction and maintenance of highways and the classification of motor vehicles for purposes of adjusting license fees.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1932)
Defeatedd No180,60954.34%
Yes 151,790 45.66%

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

THE FREIGHT TRUCK AND BUS BILL - Purpose: To provide for securing information and making recommendations for redistribution of license fees and charges imposed for use of the public highways upon the several classes of users thereof by the State Highway Commission making investigation and determination of the cost per unit of traffic, of the construction and maintenance of such highways, classification of motor vehicles and the relative effect of operation of each class upon the highways; limiting the size, weight and load, and stating conditions for operation of certain vehicles thereon; requiring permits for and regulating contract haulers; imposing additional charges upon certain operations for compensation.

314. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

315. No. I vote against the proposed law.


Path to the ballot

Measure 8 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on June 27, 1932.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 15, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.