Oregon Tax Rates for Different Classes of Property, Measure 4 (1912)

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The Oregon Tax Rates for Different Classes of Property Amendment, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have permitted taxes to be levied upon different classes of property at different rates and provided that taxation must be uniform within each separate class.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No54,48351.14%
Yes 52,045 48.86%

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

For an amendment of Section 32, Article I, Oregon Constitution, for the purpose of permitting taxes to be levied upon different classes of property at different rates, but providing that taxation must be uniform upon each separate class within the territorial limits of the authority levying the tax, and shall be levied and collected for public purposes only and the power of taxation must never be surrendered, suspended or contracted away. --- Vote YES or NO.

306. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

307. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 4 was proposed by the Legislative Assembly.

It was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 17, 1911.[1]

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