Oregon Permanence of Tax Levies, Measure 2 (1940)

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The Oregon Permanence of Tax Levies Amendment, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have institutionalized a given tax levy after voters approved such a levy for three successive years prior.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1940)
Defeatedd No183,48858.59%
Yes 129,699 41.41%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

AMENDMENT MAKING THREE YEARS AVERAGE PEOPLE'S VOTED LEVIES, TAX EASE - Purpose: Amending section 11, Article XI of state constitution, being the six percent limitation, to include the following: Whenever a majority of the legal voters of any county, municipality or district voting thereon shall have authorized specifically a tax levy in each of three successive years, the average of such levies for purposes other than payment of bonded indebtedness or interest thereon, shall become the tax base of such taxing district for the next year following such period. The tax base of newly organized municipalities or districts not formerly parts of like municipalities or districts shall be established in like manner.
Vote YES or NO

302. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

303. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 19, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.