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Oregon Creation of New Tax Bases, Measure 1 (1948)

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The Oregon Creation of New Tax Bases Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed the establishment of new tax bases after the legal voters therein have authorized the tax levy.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1948)
Defeatedd No268,15564.12%
Yes 150,032 35.88%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

CONSTITUTIONAL SIX PER CENT TAX LIMITATION AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend section 11, article XI, of the Constitution, providing for election on question of establishing new tax base in counties, municipalities and districts after the legal voters therein have authorized a tax levy in excess of the 6% limitation for two successive years; limiting such new tax base to the average of the total amounts levied in the year of such election and the two years immediately preceding it; providing for the initial establishment of a tax base in the same manner in municipalities and districts not previously included in or part of a like taxing unit.
Vote YES or NO

300. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

301. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.