Oregon Oil and Gas Taxes for School Fund, Measure 3 (1980)

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The Oregon Oil and Gas Taxes for School Fund Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allocated revenues from oil and natural gas taxes, except motor vehicle fuel taxes, to the Common School Fund and limited such taxes to 6%.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 594,520 54.29%
No500,58645.71%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

3. DEDICATES OIL, NATURAL GAS TAXES TO COMMON SCHOOL FUND
QUESTION - Shall oil, natural gas taxes (excluding motor vehicle fuel taxes) be dedicated to Common School Fund, and limited to 6%?

PURPOSE - Proposed constitutional amendment provides that any taxes on production, storage, use, sale, ownership, etc. of oil or natural gas, except for administrative costs and refunds or credits, shall become a part of the Common School Fund. No school tax shall be higher than six percent of the market value of the oil or natural gas. The measure does not apply to taxes on the retail sale of motor vehicle fuel.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 9, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.