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Oregon Limitations on Property Taxes, Measure 2 (1934)

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The Oregon Limitations on Property Taxes Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 6, 1934 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have limited taxable property assessments and total state taxes and required a two-thirds vote by constituents to institute anything above the limits.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1934)
Defeatedd No161,64461.65%
Yes 100,565 38.35%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

LIMITATION OF TAXES ON TAXABLE PROPERTY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - Purpose: Limiting taxable property assessment to half its cash value; limiting total taxes by state, county, school district and city or town excepting for payment of existing indebtedness, and taxes for any year upon two-thirds vote of people, to the following number of mills each year per dollar of assessed valuation: due 1936, 20 mills; 1937, 19 mills; 1938, 18 mills; 1939, 17 mills; 1940, 16 mills; any year thereafter, 15 mills; respective levies not to exceed the following proportions of total tax; state, 10 per cent; county, 25 per cent; school district, 25 per cent; city or town, 40 per cent.
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 18, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.