Oregon Limits on State Property Tax, Measure 9 (June 1927)

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The Oregon Limits on State Property Tax Amendment, also known as Measure 9, was on the June 28, 1927 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized the state to levy tax upon property not exceeding $3,500 plus 6% and allowed taxes to only increase an additional 6% each ensuing year.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 9 (June 1927)
Defeatedd No84,69781.37%
Yes 19,393 18.63%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the Legislature - STATE TAX LIMITATION AMENDMENT - Purpose: To authorize the state to levy upon property in December, 1928, an amount of tax not exceeding $3,500.000, plus 6 per centum thereof less the estimated collections of income taxes during 1929, and in any year thereafter not to exceed said amount with any authorized increase thereof previously levied, plus 6 per centum thereof, less estimated collections of income taxes during the ensuing year; the constitutional limitations applying both to general property and income taxes, but not to millage levies authorized by the people, nor to taxes levied for payment of bonded indebtedness, or interest thereon, nor to other revenues.
Vote YES or NO.

316. Yes, I vote for the amendment.

317. No, I vote against the amendment.


Path to the ballot

Measure 9 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on March 1, 1927.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.