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Oregon Tax Limitation Formula, Measure 3 (1932)

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The Oregon Tax Limitation Formula Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 8, 1932 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure limited the amount of tax that may be levied in any year to not more than the total amount levied in any one year of the three preceding years plus six percent.[1]

Measure 3 amended Section 11 of Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.[2]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1932)
Approveda Yes 149,833 55.15%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly - Vote YES or NO

SIX PER CENT TAX LIMITATION AMENDMENT - Purpose: To amend the constitution so as to limit the amount of tax that may be levied in any year by the state, or any county, municipality, or district, to not more than the total amount levied in any one year of the three years immediately preceding, plus six per centum thereof, except for the payment of bonded indebtedness and interest thereon, instead of such limitation being based upon the levy for the last year immediately preceding as now provided by the constitution, the same change to be applicable to newly created taxing districts.

304. Yes. I vote for the amendment.

305. No. I vote against the amendment.


Path to the ballot

Measure 3 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on March 13, 1931.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 15, 2013
  2. Oregon Blue Book, "Oregon State Constitution," accessed November 15, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.