Oregon Limits on Property and Sales Taxes, Measure 11 (1986)

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The Oregon Limits on Property and Sales Taxes Amendment, also known as Measure 11, was on the November 4, 1986 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have exempted part of an owner’s home value from property tax, required renter’s relief and barred sales tax except by initiative.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 11 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No639,03462.60%
Yes 381,727 37.40%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

11. HOMEOWNER’S, RENTER’S PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAM; SALES TAX LIMITATION MEASURE
QUESTION - Shall constitution exempt part of owner’s home value from property tax, require renter’s relief, bar sales tax except by initiative?

EXPLANATION - Constitution tax exemption of $25,000 or half of assessed value of owner’s home, whichever is less. Exemption adjusted yearly for statewide home assessed value increases. Requires equivalent renter’s relief. Values to determine bonding limits and state school aid unchanged. State pays local governments at least 80% of lost taxes. Tax relief partly funded from lottery proceeds, not more than 75% from single tax. Supplements present property tax relief programs. Bars sales tax, except by initiative.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.