Oregon Progressive Income Tax, Measure 9 (1930)

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The Oregon Progressive Income Tax Act, also known as Measure 9, was on the November 4, 1930 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus upholding the legislation. The measure levied an annual progressive state net income tax on residents and provided exemptions to such tax.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 9 (1930)
Approveda Yes 105,189 52.49%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred Bill - Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People - Vote YES or NO

INCOME TAX BILL - Purpose: To levy and collect annually a progressive state tax upon net incomes of resident and non-resident natural persons and fiduciaries, from every source with the state and from property taxable therein; making exemptions to single person of $1,500; married person, head of family, or husband and wife together, $2,500; and for each child or dependent under certain conditions, $400; and providing that the estimated amount of income taxes for each year be deducted from the total amount of revenue required for state purposes, and only the balance of such required amount to be levied as direct taxes on property.

316. Yes, I vote for the proposed law.

317. No, I vote against the proposed law.


Path to the ballot

Measure 9 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on May 31, 1929.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 15, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.