Oregon Indebtedness for State Reforestation, Measure 2 (1948)

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The Oregon Indebtedness for State Reforestation Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized state indebtedness for forest rehabilitation, reforestation and acquisition of lands.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1948)
Approveda Yes 211,912 50.31%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING INDEBTEDNESS FOR STATE REFORESTATION - Purpose: Amending state constitution by adding article XI-E, authorizing indebtedness by loan of state credit not exceeding at any one time 3/4 of 1% of all taxable property in state to provide funds for forest rehabilitation, reforestation and acquisition of lands. Funds derived from sale, exchange or use of forest lands shall be applied in liquidating indebtedness. Bonds or other obligations issued my be renewed or refunded. Ad valorem tax to be levied annually outside 6% limitation in sufficient amount for paying indebtedness and interest. Legislative assembly may provide other revenues supplementing or replacing tax levies and necessary legislation.
Vote YES or NO

302. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

303. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.