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Oregon Reduction of Property Tax, Measure 11 (1978)

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The Oregon Reduction of Property Tax Amendment, also known as Measure 11, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have reduced tax payable by homeowners by one-half up to $1,500 and provided comparable relief to renters, refunded remaining state tax surplus to income taxpayers and froze assessed values for one tax year.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 11 (1978)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No515,13860.63%
Yes 334,523 39.37%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

11. REDUCES PROPERTY TAX PAYABLE BY HOMEOWNER AND RENTER
Purpose: Proposed constitutional amendment to reduce tax payable by homeowners by one-half up to $1,500. Provides comparable relief to renters. Limits state and local government expenditures. Requires two-thirds legislative vote for certain tax measures. Refunds remaining state surplus to income taxpayers. Freezes assessed values for one tax year. Preserves referendum right on local government tax measures.

Specifies that if this measure and Measure No. 6 are approved, only the one receiving most “yes” votes takes effect.

ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECT: Adoption of this measure will transfer $507.5 million from state revenues for payment by the state of 50 percent of the local property taxes on owner-occupied residences and providing comparable relief to renters.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 9, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.