Oregon Automatic Adoption of Federal Income Tax Computation, Measure 2 (1970)

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The Oregon Automatic Adoption of Federal Income Tax Computation Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided that when the U.S. Congress changes method of computation for the federal income tax, the changes are automatically adopted into state law and required the legislature to review such changes.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 342,138 55.94%
No269,46744.06%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

2. AUTOMATIC ADOPTION, FEDERAL INCOME TAX AMENDMENTS - Purpose: To simply preparation of income tax returns, the 1969 Oregon Legislature passed a law which provides that the Oregon income tax will be computed by a method closely corresponding to the federal income tax. This Constitutional Amendment provides that when U.S. Congress changes method of computation, the changes are automatically adopted into Oregon law. The Oregon Legislature, however, must review such changes when it meets in regular session and may modify or reject them.

YES □

NO □

Support

Supporters

  • State Senator Donald R. Husband[1]
  • State Representative Floyd H. Hart
  • State Representative Sam Johnson

Opposition

Opponents

  • The Women’s Legislative Council[1]

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