Arizona Train Engineer and Conductor Regulations Referendum, Questions 308 and 309 (1912)

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The Arizona Train Engineer and Conductor Regulations Referendum, also known as Questions 308 and 309, was a veto referendum on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Arizona, where it was approved.

This measure under referendum set experience qualifications for train engineers and train conductors.[1]

Election results

Arizona Questions 308 and 309 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 10,921 58.98%
No7,59641.02%

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 creating a lien upon Mines and Mining Claims for labor performed thereon by miners, laborers or others, and for material of any kind designed or used thereon. Vote YES or NO.
308. Yes.
309. No.[1][2]

Legal changes

TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE PUNISHMENT FOR ANY PERSON WHO SHALL ENGAGE OR ACT IN THE CAPACITY OF A LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER, OR TRAIN CONDUCTOR, UPON ANY RAILROAD IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA, WITHOUT HAVING FIRST SERVED THREE YEARS AS A LOCOMOTIVE FIREMAN. OR ENGINEER, OR IF ENGAGED AS A CONDUCTOR ON ANY RAILROAD TRAIN IN THIS STATE, HE SHALL BE PUNISHED AS HEREIN PROVIDED IF HE ENGAGES TO SO ACT WITHOUT FIRST HAVING SERVED THREE YEARS AS A BRAKEMAN OR CONDUCTOR OF A FREIGHT TRAIN; TO PUNISH ANY PERSON WHO SHALL KNOWINGLY ENGAGE, PROMOTE, REQUIRE, PERSUADE, PREVAIL UPON OR CAUSE ANY PERSON TO DO ANY ACT IN VIOLATION OF THIS ACT; BUT EXEMPTING LINES OPERATING OF LESS THAN TWENTY-FIVE MILES IN LENGTH FROM THE OPERATION OF THIS ACT.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA:
Section 1. If any person shall run or operate any locomotive engine upon any railroad in the State of Arizona, without having served three years prior thereto as a fireman or engineer on a locomotive engine, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and he shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, and each day he so engages shall constitute a separate offense.
Sec. 2. If any person shall act or engage to act as a conductor on a railroad train in this State without having for three years prior thereto served or worked in the capacity of a brakeman or conductor on a freight train on a line of railroad, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than five hundred dollars; and each day he so engages shall constitute a separate offense.
Sec. 3. If any person shall knowingly engage, promote, require, persuade, prevail upon or cause any person to do any act iv violation with the provisions of the two preceding sections of this Act, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars; and each day he so engages shall constitute a separate offense.
Sec. 4. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as applying to the running or operating of engines, in taking said engines to or from trains at division terminals by engine hostlers, or the shifting of cars or making up trains, or doing any work appurtenant thereto at engine houses, train or freight yards by switchmen or yardmen, or in the case of the disability of an engineer or conductor while out on the road between division terminals. In case of emergency, where such companies cannot obtain the employes mentioned in this Act who have the qualifications prescribed by the provisions thereof, then such companies may employ temporary engineers and conductors who have not the qualifications prescribed by this Act until such trains reach their terminals.
Sec. 4a. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to any railroad company within this State, or the receiver or lessee thereot, whose line of railway is less than twenty-five miles in length.
Sec. 5. 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 "House Bill No. 50."

See also

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References

  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.