Oregon Limits on School District Property Taxes, Measure 2 (May 1987)

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The Oregon Limits on School District Property Taxes Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the May 19, 1987 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized school districts to levy property taxes for operations no greater than the amount levied in the prior year, without additional voter approval, and required school boards to rework district budgets upon lack of sufficient funds.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (May 1987)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 223,417 55.54%
No178,83944.46%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

2. CONTINUES EXISTING LEVIES TO PREVENT SCHOOL CLOSURES: TAX BASE ELECTIONS

QUESTION: Should school districts be allowed to continue same property tax levies last approved by voters; submit annual tax base proposal?

PURPOSE: Authorizes school districts to levy property taxes for operations no greater than the amount levied for operations in the prior year, without additional voter approval. Implements law requiring that, if a school board finds that schools may close for lack of funds, the board shall authorize levy and adjust the district budget to maintain standard schools.

Sets third Tuesday in May as annual tax base election date for school districts.

YES □

NO □

Support

Supporters

Officials

  • State Senator Jane Cease (D)[1]
  • State Representative Bruce Hugo (D)
  • State Representative John Schoon (R)

Organizations

  • Committee to Prevent School Closures[1]
  • Cut Unfair Taxes (C.U.T.)
  • Associated Oregon Industries

Opposition

Opponents

  • Citizens for Affordable Living[1]

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