Oregon State Road Board and Bonds for Public Roads, Measure 20 (1912)

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The Oregon State Road Board and Bonds for Public Roads Bill, also known as Measure 20, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have created the State Road Board and authorized this board to sell bonds for building public roads, not to exceed $1,000,000 per year, and created the office of State Highway Commissioner.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 20 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No75,59070.99%
Yes 30,897 29.01%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

A bill for an Act creating a State Road Board authorizing it to issue and sell State bonds, payable in 30 years from date of issue, for building public roads, not to exceed $1,000,000 per year, creating the office of State Highway Commissioner, fixing the salary at $3,600 per annum, providing for the expenditure of the funds raised in the building of public roads, and after ten years, creating a sinking fund for the payment of the principal and interest of said bonds. --- Vote YES or NO.

340. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

341. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 20 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1912.[1]

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