Oregon Farming Tax Exemption, Measure 12 (June 1908)

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The Oregon Farming Tax Exemption Amendment, also known as Measure 12, was on the June 1, 1908 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have exempted farm housing, equipment, livestock and crops from taxation.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 12 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No60,87165.50%
Yes 32,066 34.50%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

The Following Is The Number and Form in Which the Question will be Printed on the Official Ballot:

Proposed by Initiative Petition

For constitutional amendment providing that all dwelling houses, barns, sheds, out houses, and all other appurtenances thereto; all machinery and buildings used exclusively for manufacturing purposes and appurtenances thereto; all fences, farm machinery, and appliances used as such; all fruit trees, vines, shrubs, and all other improvements on farms; all live stock; all household furniture in use; and all tools owned by workmen and in use, shall be exempt from taxation in addition to exemptions now authorized by the Constitution. --- Vote YES or NO.

322. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

323. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 12 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on January 28, 1908.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 28, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.