Oregon 5% Sales Tax, Measure 7 (1986)

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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.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No816,36977.66%
Yes 234,804 22.34%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

7. CONSTITUTIONAL 5% SALES TAX FUNDS SCHOOL, REDUCES PROPERTY TAX
QUESTION - Shall 5% sales tax funding schools, reducing some property taxes, limiting property tax rates, providing renter’s relief, be imposed?

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.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.