Oregon County Purchase and Lease Limitations, Measure 3 (1972)

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The Oregon County Purchase and Lease Limitations Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed counties to purchase or lease property up to ten years as long as the amount payable annually on all such agreements does not exceed 1/100 of 1% of all taxable value of all property within the county.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1972)
Defeatedd No462,93258.41%
Yes 329,669 41.59%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

3. AMENDS COUNTY PURCHASE AND LEASE LIMITATIONS - Purpose: Amends constitutional limit on indebtedness of counties to permit counties to enter into purchase or lease agreements up to ten years if the amount payable annually on all such agreements does not exceed 1/100 of 1% of the taxable value of all property in county or $5,000, whichever is greater; also permits long-term service agreements with the state.


NO □ [2]



  • State Senator Edward N. Fadeley[1]
  • State Representative Jack Anunsen
  • State Representative Howard L. Cherry



  • The Women's Legislative Council[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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.