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Oregon Tax Code Commission, Measure 23 (1914)

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The Oregon Tax Code Commission Bill, also known as Measure 23, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have required the Governor to appoint a tax code commission, composed of five members, that would prepare a new tax code and present such code to the Legislative Assembly.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 23 (1914)
Defeatedd No143,46880.64%
Yes 34,436 19.36%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

Measure initiated by The Non-Partisan League, Fletcher Linn, President, Northwestern Bank Building, Portland, Ore., Geo. Lawrence, Jr., Treasurer, 82 First St., Portland, Oregon, Arthur C. Callan, Secretary, Yeon Building, Portland, Oregon, Geo. C. Mason, Manager, Northwestern Bank Bldg., Portland, Oregon. - A TAX CODE COMMISSION BILL. - Its purpose is to require the Governor to appoint a commission of five members to prepare a new tax code and present the same to the Legislature first meeting after the appointment of the commission, and appropriating $2,500 to pay clerk hire and other expenses of the commissioners but no salaries to be paid members of the commission. --- Vote YES or NO.

344. Yes

345. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 23 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1914.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 5, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.