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Oregon County Debt Limitations, Measure 3 (1970)

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The Oregon County Debt Limitations Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have exempted contracts for services with state government and contracts to purchase or lease property from county indebtedness limitations.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1970)
Defeatedd No294,18650.91%
Yes 283,659 49.09%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

3. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CONCERNING COUNTY DEBT LIMITATION - Purpose: The Oregon Constitution prohibits counties from incurring an indebtedness in excess of $5,000. This Constitutional Amendment exempts from the debt limitation: (1) Contracts for services with state government; and (2) contracts to purchase or lease property if the term of the agreements do not exceed 10 years and the total payments in all such contracts is not more than $50,000 annually.


NO □ [2]



  • State Senator Donald R. Husband[1]
  • State Representative Gerald W. Detering
  • State Representative Harl H. Hass

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.