Oregon Motor Carrier Transportation Tax, Measure 10 (1952)

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The Oregon Motor Carrier Transportation Tax Act, also known as Measure 10, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus upholding the legislation. The measure increased the tax on motor carriers used to transport persons or property and provided a formula for determining the tax.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 10 (1952)
Approveda Yes 409,588 64.02%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

MOTOR CARRIER HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION TAX ACT - Purpose: To increase tax imposed upon motor vehicles, used in transportation of persons or property as common, contract and private carriers; amending section 11, chapter 488, Oregon Laws 1949. Tax is additional to all other license fees and taxes imposed by law. Revenue from tax is to be used for administration, maintenance, operation, construction and reconstruction of public highways. Declared combined weight, fuel use and purchase are basis for tax. Mileage and flat fee tables are established according to weight classification. Does not apply to certain vehicles or fuels defined in chapter 3030, Oregon Laws 1943, and amendatory acts.

(ESTIMATE OF REVENUE - The enactment of this measure would increase the State taxes on motor vehicles of the class specified, approximately $1,930,000 annually, for highway purposes.)
Vote YES or NO

318. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

319. No. I vote against the proposed law.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.