Oregon Property Tax Limitations, Measure 5 (1954)

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The Oregon Property Tax Limitations Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 2, 1954 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have limited the maximum levy of state property tax to six mills, unless a higher levy is authorized by voters.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1954)
Defeatedd No264,56955.94%
Yes 208,419 44.06%

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

5. STATE PROPERTY TAX - Purpose: To amend Oregon Constitution by limiting to 6 mills (plus bonded indebtedness and interest thereon) the maximum levy of a state property tax, unless authorized by the voters, and eliminating the 6% tax limitation so far as it applies to the state.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.