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Oregon Tax Emergencies and Suspensions, Measure 1 (1956)

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The Oregon Tax Emergencies and Suspensions Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 6, 1956 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized the legislature to place an emergency clause on any tax law, thus permitting the tax to become effective immediately, and provided that tax suspensions can not occur due to a filed initiative petition.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1956)
Defeatedd No487,55073.48%
Yes 175,932 26.52%

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

1. STATE TAX LAWS - IMMEDIATE EFFECT AUTHORIZED - Purpose: To authorize legislature to place an emergency clause on any tax law, thus permitting it to go into effect immediately. Further provides that filing of an initiative petition to submit question to the people shall not suspend operation of any existing tax law until after people have voted on question.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.