Oregon 5% Sales Tax, Measure 7 (1986)
The Oregon 5% Sales Tax Amendment, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have instituted a five percent sales tax to provide school funding, property tax reductions and renter’s relief.
|Oregon Measure 7 (1986)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
7. CONSTITUTIONAL 5% SALES TAX FUNDS SCHOOL, REDUCES PROPERTY TAX
EXPLANATION - Constitutional amendment requires 5% sales, use tax on tangible personal property, with low-income rebate. Provides exemptions. Prohibits similar local taxes. Requires state school, community college support at 1985-87 proportion of state budget, plus 70% of net sales tax revenue. 30% net revenue reduces property tax on owner-occupied principle residences. Provides equivalent renter’s relief. Limits property tax rates. Continues homeowners, renter relief at 1983 levels. Reimburses tax collectors’ collection costs.
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- Oregon 1986 ballot measures
- 1986 ballot measures
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- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1980-1987
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1986
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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