Oregon Tax Levy for New Penitentiary, Measure 6 (June 1917)
The Oregon Tax Levy for New Penitentiary Act, also known as Measure 6, was on the June 4, 1917 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized the construction of a new $400,000 State Penitentiary and levied a tax for four years to pay for it.
|Oregon Measure 6 (1917)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Proposed Law - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly
Submitted by the Legislature - FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR TAX LEVY FOR A NEW PENITENTIARY - Purpose - To authorize the Board of Control to construct a new State Penitentiary by contract or otherwise, and to acquire a new site or grounds therefor in the county in which the penitentiary is now located, at a total cost not exceeding four hundred thousand dollars. To enable the Board of Control to carry out the provisions of this Act, a State tax levy of one hundred thousand dollars each year for four years is authorized to be made in addition to the taxes otherwise authorized by law. --- Vote YES or NO.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1917 ballot measures
- 1917 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1916-1921
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1917
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.