Oregon Market Roads Tax, Measure 9 (June 1919)

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The Oregon Market Roads Tax Act, also known as Measure 9, was on the June 3, 1919 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure levied a one mill tax on all taxable property and appropriated revenues towards the construction of state market roads.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 9 (1919)
Approveda Yes 53,191 65.48%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed Law - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the legislature - MARKET ROADS TAX BILL - Purpose: Providing for the construction of state market roads under the supervision and control of county courts; providing for the annual levy of a 1 mill tax on all taxable property, apportioning the proceeds among such counties as become entitled to a share thereof; authorizing county courts to levy a property tax in each county for construction of market roads in an amount equal to the sum apportioned, to such county hereunder; excepting from the limitations imposed by section 11 of article XI of the constitution all taxes levied under the provisions of this amendment. --- Vote YES or NO.

316. Yes

317. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 9 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on March 4, 1919 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.