Oregon Transportation of Natural Resources as Public Use, Measure 2 (1924)

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The Oregon Transportation of Natural Resources as Public Use Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 4, 1924 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure deemed that roadways and waterways which permit the transportation of natural resources as public use and necessary for socioeconomic development.[1]

Measure 2 amended Section 18 of Article 1 of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1924)
Approveda Yes 134,071 67.30%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language on the ballot appeared as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the Legislature - PUBLIC USE AND WELFARE AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend section 18 of article I of the constitution to provide that the use of all the roads, ways and waterways, necessary to permit the transportation of the raw products of mine, or farm, or forest, or water for beneficial use or drainage, is necessary to the development and welfare of the state and is declared a public use.
Vote YES or NO.

302. Yes

303. No


Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Oregon Constitution

Measure 2 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on February 17, 1923.[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. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 13, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.