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Oregon Prohibition of Property Taxes for Education, Measure 9 (1972)

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The Oregon Prohibition of Property Taxes for Education Amendment, also known as Measure 9, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited the levy of property taxes to pay for the operating expenses of elementary schools, high schools and community colleges.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 9 (1972)
Defeatedd No558,13661.94%
Yes 342,885 38.06%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

9. PROHIBITS PROPERTY TAX FOR SCHOOL OPERATIONS - Purpose: Constitutional Amendment prohibiting the levy of property taxes to pay the operating expenses of elementary schools, high schools and community colleges.

ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECTS: The passage of this measure will eliminate property tax revenue of approximately $772.3 million for the operational expenses of schools during the 1973-74 biennium. For fiscal year 1973-74 the estimated property tax revenue loss will be $347 million for elementary and high schools and $20.3 million for community colleges. For fiscal year 1974-75, the property tax revenue loss will be about $380 million and $24 million respectively.


NO □ [2]



  • Committee for Measure #9[1]
  • Citizens Committee for Property Tax Reform



  • Oregonians Against Ballot Measure No. 9[1]
  • State Senator Jason Boe
  • State Senator John Burns
  • State Senator George Eivers
  • State Senator Ted Hallock
  • State Representative Morris Crothers
  • State Representative Dick Eymann
  • State Representative Norma Paulus

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 2, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.