Oregon Equal Assessment and Taxation of Property, Measure 29 (1914)

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The Oregon Equal Assessment and Taxation of Property Amendment, also known as Measure 29, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for equal assessment and taxation of all property, exempted $300 from such assessment, exempted municipal, educational, literacy, scientific, religious and charitable properties from taxation and required a two-thirds vote to amend or repeal the measure.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 29 (1914)
Defeatedd No140,50776.45%
Yes 43,280 23.55%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

Constitutional Amendment initiated by David M. Dunne, 40 17th Street N., Portland, Oregon, Henry Hahn, 235 Cornell Road, Portland, Oregon. - EQUAL ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION AND $300 EXEMPTION AMENDMENT. - Its purpose is to amend Section 1 of Article IX, State Constitution, to provide for equal assessment and taxation of all property and exemption of $300, and also for exemption of such property for municipal, educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes as may be specifically exempted by law, and requiring a two-thirds vote to further amend or repeal the section. --- Vote YES or NO.

356. Yes

357. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 29 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1914 by David M. Dunne of Portland.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 5, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.