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Oregon Seperation of State and Local Taxation, Measure 3 (1912)

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The Oregon Seperation of State and Local Taxation Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for a uniform rate of taxation, except on property, and provided for the levying and collecting of taxes for county and municipal purposes as distinct from state purposes.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No56,67152.35%
Yes 51,582 47.65%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

For an amendment of Section 1, Article IX, of the Oregon Constitution, providing for a uniform rule of taxation, except on property specifically taxed, providing for the levy and collection of taxes for State purposes and for county and other municipal purposes upon different classes of property, and for the ascertainment, determination and application of an average rate of levy and taxation on property taxed for State purposes, and for apportioning State taxes among the several counties as county obligations by reasonable and equitable rules. --- Vote YES or NO.

304. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

305. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Path to the ballot

Measure 3 was proposed by the Legislative Assembly. It was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 17, 1911.[1]

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