Oregon Repeal of County Taxation Abilities, Measure 5 (1912)

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The Oregon Repeal of County Taxation Abilities Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure repealed counties' abilities to regulate taxation, regardless of constitutional restrictions or state statutes, and prohibited the legislature’s ability to declare an emergency to pass laws regarding taxation.[1]

Measure 5 amended Section 1a of Article IX of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 63,881 57.53%
No47,15042.47%

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

For constitutional amendment to repeal all of Section 1a of Article IX except that part prohibiting poll and head taxes in Oregon, and instead of the portions repealed to add a provision prohibiting the declaration of an emergency in any act passed by the legislature regulating taxation and exemptions. --- Vote YES or NO.

308. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

309. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [3]

Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was proposed by the Legislative Assembly. It was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 17, 1911.[1]

See also

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Approveda Oregon County Regulation of Taxes and Abolition of Poll Tax, Measure 14 (1910)

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References

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