Arizona Passenger Train Rates Referendum, Questions 312 and 313 (1912)

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The Arizona Passenger Train Rates Referendum, also known as Questions 312 and 313, was a veto referendum on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Arizona, where it was approved.

This measure under referendum regulated the rates for passengers on trains.[1]

Election results

Arizona Questions 312 and 313 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 14,823 75.40%
No4,83524.60%

Election results via: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

REFERENDUM ORDERED BY PETITION OF THE PEOPLE
An Act to provide for and to regulate the rate for Transportation of passengers by common carriers on railroads within the State of Arizona. Vote YES or NO.
312. Yes.
313. No.[1][2]

Legal changes

TO PROVIDE FOR AND TO REGULATE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS BY COMMON CARRIERS ON RAILROADS WITHIN THE STATE OF ARIZONA.
Section 1. That Paragraph 2904 (Section 25) of Chapter II, Title 40, of the Revised Statutes, 1901, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 1. No company, or corporation, operating a railroad, other than a street or electric railroad, in whole or in part, within this State, shall aak, demand, or receive, for first-class transportation, for each passenger between points within this State, on the portion of its railroad operated within this State, more than three cents per mile, until otherwise provided by law; provided, however, that tht Corporation Commission shall have the power to exempt any railroad from the operation of this section, upon satisfactory proof that such railroad cannot earn a just and reasonable compensation for the services rendered by it to the public, if not permitted to charge more than three cents per mile for the transportation of passengers within this State.
Sec, 2. Any company, or corporation, operating a railroad, as provided in the preceding section, that shall violate any of the provisions of this Act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and npon conviction thereof. shall be fined not less than Fifty Dollars ($50.00), and not more than Three Hundred Dollars ($300,,00) for each offense. Each and every violation shall constitute a separate offense.
Sec. 3. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.[1]

Path to the ballot

The measure was originally part of "Senate Bill No. 24 (Special Session)."

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Arizona Secretary of State, Arizona Supplement Pamphlet, 1912
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.