Oregon Public Corporations and Utilities Regulated by Railroad Commission, Measure 8 (1912)

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The Oregon Public Corporations and Utilities Regulated by Railroad Commission Act, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus upholding the legislation. The measure vested the Railroad Commission with power and jurisdiction to supervise and regulate every public service corporation and utility in Oregon.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 65,985 61.70%
No40,95638.30%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

An Act vesting the Railroad Commission with power and jurisdiction to supervise and regulate every public service corporation and utility in the State of Oregon, as to the adequacy of the service rendered and facilities provided, the fairness of rates, tolls, and charges to be collected from the public therefor, and also as to interchange of business between such public service corporations and utilities, the purpose of the bill being to give the Commission supervisory control over all such corporations and utilities as far as their business has to do with the general public. --- Vote YES or NO.

314. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

315. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 8 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on May 18, 1911.[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.