Oregon Limitations on Real Property Tax, Measure 3 (1982)
The Oregon Limitations on Real Property Tax Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 2, 1982 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have limited the annual real property tax to 1.5% of 1979 true cash value of property, prohibited special ad volorem or sales tax on reality, required a two-thirds vote in the legislature or majority popular vote and limited the number of tax elections per year to two.
|Oregon Measure 3 (1982)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
3. CONSTITUTIONAL REAP PROPERTY TAX LIMIT PRESERVING 85% DISTRICTS’ 1979 REVENUE
PURPOSE - Constitutional amendment limits annual real property tax to 1 1/2% 1979 true cash value, plus among necessary to provide 85% (100% for emergency services) 1979-80 districts’ revenues. Requires equivalent renter relief. Taxable values, district revenues may increase 2% annually. Taxes for existing debts exempted. Preserves HARRP. Prohibits special ad valorem or sales tax on realty. Tax increases require 2/3 legislative or majority popular vote. Certain taxes require elections. Annual limit of two tax elections.
ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECTS - The impact of the passage of this measure is based on existing laws and appropriation levels in effect on August 4, 1982. In addition to a revenue impact on local governmental units, passage of this measure will have the following financial impact on state government.
Passage of this measure will not affect any outstanding state bonds.
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- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1982
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 10, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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