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)
ResultVotesPercentage
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]

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

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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