Oregon Property Tax for School Support, Measure 4 (1950)

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The Oregon Property Tax for School Support Bill, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 7, 1950 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure levied an annual state property tax to produce $30 per child in addition to the already authorized $50 per child for a total of $80 per child between four and twenty.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1950)
Approveda Yes 234,394 50.27%

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

INCREASING BASIC SCHOOL SUPPORT FUND BY ANNUAL TAX LEVY - Purpose: Levying annual state property tax outside the 6 per cent limitation in amount as will produce $30 per capita in addition to the levy previously authorized for $50 per capita for children within state between ages of four and twenty years, according to latest school census compiled by the superintendent of public instruction. Such tax shall be included in the state levy each fiscal year, beginning with the year 1951-1952, and be apportioned, collected and paid as other state taxes, and shall be placed by state treasurer in basic school support fund, to be expended and legally disbursed.
Vote YES or NO

306. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

307. No. I vote against the proposed law.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.