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Oregon Tax Exemption of $1,500, Measure 14 (1914)

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The Oregon Tax Exemption of $1,500 Amendment, also known as Measure 14, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have exempted dwellings, household furniture and goods, livestock and machinery, nursery stock and improvements made to the land up to $1,500 from taxation.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 14 (1914)
Defeatedd No136,19367.53%
Yes 65,495 32.47%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by W. S. U’Ren, Oregon City, Oregon, G. M. Orton, 82½ Front Street, Protland, Oregon, W. H. Daly, City Hall, Portland, Oregon, H. D. Wagnon, Worcester Block, Portland, Oregon, A. D. Cridge, 954 E. 22d Street, Portland Oregon, Fred Peterson, Klamath Falls, Oregon, E. J. Stack, 162 Second Street, Portland Oregon, C. Schuebel, Oregon City, Oregon. - $1500 TAX EXEMPTION AMENDMENT. - Its purpose is to exempt from assessment and taxation, dwelling houses, household furniture, live stock, machinery, orchard trees, vines, bushes, shrubs, nursery stock, merchandise, buildings and other improvements on, in and under lands made by clearing, ditching and draining, but not to exempt the land; it is tended to exempt up to $1,500, all kinds of personal property and land improvements of all kinds, but the land itself shall be assessed. --- Vote YES or NO.

326. Yes

327. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 14 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on May 23, 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.