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'''Oregon Ballot Measure 8''', pertaining to a '''Gas Tax Increase''', was on the [[Oregon 1976 ballot measures|November 2, 1976 ballot]] in [[Oregon]] as a [[veto referendum]], where it was '''defeated.'''
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The '''Oregon Motor Fuel and Commercial Vehicle Tax Increases Act''', also known as '''Measure 8''', was on the [[1976 ballot measures#Oregon|November 2, 1976 ballot]] in [[Oregon]] as a {{vrfull}}, where it was '''defeated''', thus '''overturning''' the legislation. The measure would have increased the motor fuel tax from seven to eight cents per gallon and graduated weight-mile and flat fee tax rates for commercial vehicles and created a legislative interim committee to review transportation regulations, highway use taxes, expenditures and allocation of revenues and other matters.<ref name=voters>[http://library.state.or.us/repository/2010/201003011350161/ORVPGenMari1976.pdf ''Oregon State Library'', "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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==Election results==
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|no= 505,124
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Election results via: [http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/elections/elections19.htm Oregon Blue Book]
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==Text of measure==
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The language appeared on the ballot as:<ref name=voters/>
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'''''8.''''' '''INCREASES MOTOR FUEL, TON-MILE TAXES'''<br>
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Purpose: This measure, adopted by the legislature and referred by petition, would increase the motor fuel tax from seven to eight cents per gallon, and graduated weight-mile and flat fee tax rates for commercial vehicles, in two yearly increments averaging 13% each. Increased revenues generated would be used solely for highway maintenance and reconstruction. A legislative interim committee is created to review transportation regulation, highway use taxes, expenditures and allocation, and other matters.
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ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECTS: The passage of ballot measure #8 will result in additional tax revenues to the state of an estimated $16,796,000 annually.
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YES □
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NO □
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==See also==
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*[[Oregon 1976 ballot measures]]
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*[[1976 ballot measures]]
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*[[List of Oregon ballot measures]]
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*[[History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon]]<br>
  
 
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*[http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/elections/elections19.htm Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1972-1978]
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*[http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/constitution/constitution.htm Oregon State Constitution]
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*[http://library.state.or.us/repository/2010/201003011350161/ORVPGenMari1976.pdf State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1976]
  
* [http://bluebook.state.or.us/state/elections/elections19.htm Oregon Blue Book: Historical ballot measures and election results 1972-1978]
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The Oregon Motor Fuel and Commercial Vehicle Tax Increases Act, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have increased the motor fuel tax from seven to eight cents per gallon and graduated weight-mile and flat fee tax rates for commercial vehicles and created a legislative interim committee to review transportation regulations, highway use taxes, expenditures and allocation of revenues and other matters.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1976)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No505,12452.06%
Yes 465,143 47.94%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

8. INCREASES MOTOR FUEL, TON-MILE TAXES
Purpose: This measure, adopted by the legislature and referred by petition, would increase the motor fuel tax from seven to eight cents per gallon, and graduated weight-mile and flat fee tax rates for commercial vehicles, in two yearly increments averaging 13% each. Increased revenues generated would be used solely for highway maintenance and reconstruction. A legislative interim committee is created to review transportation regulation, highway use taxes, expenditures and allocation, and other matters.

ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECTS: The passage of ballot measure #8 will result in additional tax revenues to the state of an estimated $16,796,000 annually.

YES □

NO □ [2]

See also

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References

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