Oregon Limitations on Real Property Tax, Measure 6 (1980)
The Oregon Limitations on Real Property Tax Amendment, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have limited the annual real property tax to 1% of the 1977 true cash value of property, prohibited sales and transaction taxes on real property and required a two-thirds vote either by the legislature or voters to approve tax increases under six percent and a two-thirds popular vote for levies above six percent.
|Oregon Measure 6 (1980)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
5. CONSTITUTIONAL REAL PROPERTY TAX LIMIT PRESERVING 85% DISTRICTS’ 1977 REVENUE
PURPOSE - Constitutional amendment limits annual real property tax to 1% 1977 true cash value, plus among necessary to provide 85% (100% for emergency services) 1977-78 districts’ revenues. Taxable values, district revenues may increase 2% annually. Tax for existing bonded indebtedness not affected. Preserves HARRP. Requires equivalent renter relief. State ad valorem, all sales, transaction taxes on real property prohibited; tax increases require 2/3 legislative or popular vote. Levies outside 6% limitation require 2/3 popular vote.
ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECTS - In addition to a revenue impact on local government units, passage of this measure will have the following statewide revenue impacts in the first fiscal year of impact (and greater impact thereafter):
Passage of this measure will not affect any existing state bonds.
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- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1980
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 9, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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