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Oregon Graduated Realty Tax for Counties, Measure 19 (1914)

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The Oregon Graduated Realty Tax for Counties Amendment, also known as Measure 19, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have mandated a graduated tax on realty and distributed revenues from such tax to county schools and libraries, county roads and bridges and other expenses of the counties.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 19 (1914)
Defeatedd No124,94367.86%
Yes 59,186 32.14%

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 H. D. Wagnon, 603 Sixth Street, Portland, Oregon, G. M. Orton, 82 1/2 Front Street, Portland, Oregon, H. A. Rice, 442 Third Street, Portland, Oregon, C. S. Goldberg, 1026 E. Ninth St. N., Portland, Oregon, F. E. Coulter, Room 300 Labbe Bldg., Portland, Oregon. - SPECIFIC PERSONAL GRADUATED EXTRA-TAX AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE IX, OREGON CONSTITUTION. - Purpose places extra tax on owners of realty, assessed value over $25,000, to-wit: On each $100 over $25,000 and under $50,000, 50c; over $50,000 and below $75,000, $1.00; over $75,000 and below $100,000, $2.00; over $100,000, $3.09; said personal tax not exempting the realty from regular taxes; application of funds so raised to - First, County's share state revenues; Second, County general school and library fund; Third, County road and bridge fund; Fourth, other expenses of the county. --- Vote YES or NO.

336. Yes

337. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 19 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1914.[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.