Oregon Property Tax Reduction and Income Tax Increase, Measure 12 (1932)

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The Oregon Property Tax Reduction and Income Tax Increase Amendment, also known as Measure 12, was on the November 8, 1932 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have reduced property taxes by increasing taxes on net personal incomes in excess of $5,000.00 from 5% to 8% and decreased exemptions.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 12 (1932)
Defeatedd No162,46852.93%
Yes 144,502 47.07%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition - Vote YES or NO

PERSONAL INCOME TAX LAW AMENDMENT BILL - Purpose: To further reduce property taxes by advancing the tax rates on net personal incomes in excess of $5,000.00 from 5 to a maximum of 8 per cent; substituting an exemption from the total tax of $10.00 for a single person, $20.00 for a married person, head of a family, or husband and wife, and $4.00 for each dependent, instead of the present income exemptions of $1,500.00, $2,500.00 and $400.00, respectively; and amending the provisions of the law so as to apply to the entire income of residents from personal service.

322. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

323. No. I vote against the proposed law.


Path to the ballot

Measure 12 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 7, 1932.[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.