Oregon Graduated Franchise and Land Taxes, Measure 32 (1912)

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The Oregon Graduated Franchise and Land Taxes Amendment, also known as Measure 32, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for graduated taxes upon all franchises, lands and other natural resources in excess of $10,000 and exempted all personal property from taxation.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 32 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No82,01572.23%
Yes 31,534 27.77%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

For amendment of Section 2, Article IX, of the Constitution of Oregon providing for specific graduated taxes, in addition to other taxes, upon all franchises and rights-of-way, lands and other natural resources in excess of $10,000 under one ownership and assessing water powers in the counties where situate; exempting from taxation all personal property of every kind, and improvements on, in and under land, except a county may enact a county law to tax the same. --- Vote YES or NO.

364. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

365. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 32 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 3, 1912.[1]

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References

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