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Oregon Limits on Property Tax, Measure 2 (1984)
The Oregon Limits on Property Tax Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 6, 1984 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have limited real property tax to less than 1.5% of 1981 assessed value of property, required a majority popular vote for new or increased taxes and specified two tax-related election dates per year.
|Oregon Measure 2 (1984)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
2. CONSTITUTIONAL REAL PROPERTY TAX LIMIT
EXPLANATION - Amends Constitution. Limits real property tax to lesser of 1 1/2% 1981 assessed value as adjusted or amount levied for 1983-84. Taxes for authorized debts exempted. Assessed values may increase 2% annually. Requires state-financier renter relief. New or increased taxes require majority vote of 50% of legal voters to taxing unit. Specifies two tax election dates. Limits licenses, user fees and service fees to actual cost. Exempts Social Security benefits from taxation.
ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECT - The impact of the passage of this measure is based on existing laws and appropriation levels in effect on August 3, 1984. In addition to a revenue impact on local governmental units, passage of this measure will have the following financial impact on state government.
NO □ 
- Oregon 1984 ballot measures
- 1984 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1980-1987
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1984
- 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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