Oregon Right to Vote on All New Taxes Initiative (2014)
|Voting on Taxes|
|Not on ballot|
A subsidiary of Gallatin Public Affairs conducted a poll worth approximately $23,000 at the end of December 2013 to gauge interest in the measure. Dan Lavey, the firm's president, stated, "I'm not going to release the results of the survey, but I'd say it's very promising." Oregonians have previously rejected measures with objectives similar to the current one, once in 1994 and again in 2000.
Text of the measure
The text of the proposed measure reads:
|“|| Be It Enacted By The People Of Oregon:
Section 1. (1) Any local law imposing or increasing a tax or fee shall be submitted to the voters of the local government and approved by at least a majority of the votes cast thereon, before taking effect. However, the requirements of this section shall not apply to:
Section 2. (1) For purposes of this 2014 Act:
Section 3. This 2014 Act does not apply to any local law adopted by a local government prior to the effective date of this 2014 Act.
Section 4. The provisions of this 2014 Act are intended to be severable and if any part of this 2014 Act is held unconstitutional or invalid, the remaining parts shall remain in full force and effect.
The initiative is sponsored by the Taxpayers Association of Oregon, with the organization's director, Jason Williams, listed as the primary sponsor.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Oregon signature requirements
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