An Oregon Local Property Tax Amendment
did not make the November 6, 2012
statewide ballot as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
. The measure would have allowed locally approved tax increases to last for a maximum of 10 years. At the time of the proposal, Oregon law requires that local-option levies expire after no more than five years.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Oregon Constitution
According to Section 1, Article XVIII of the Oregon Constitution it requires a majority vote of both chambers of the Oregon State Legislature to place the amendment proposed by the legislature on the statewide ballot.