Oregon Tax Revenues for Public School Fund, Measure 8 (1944)

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The Oregon Tax Revenues for Public School Fund Amendment, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 7, 1944 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have created a state fund to support public elementary and secondary schools from revenues already provided from taxes for school support, provided not less than forty-five cents per child per day of attendance, and reduced property tax levies in local districts.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1944)
Defeatedd No186,97651.35%
Yes 177,153 48.65%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT INCREASING STATE TAX FUND FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT - Purpose: Adding to Article VIII, Oregon Constitution, a new section requiring the legislative assembly to create state fund, in addition to common school fund, for support of public elementary and secondary schools; fund to include revenue from taxes now provided by law for school support and sufficient to provide not less than forty-five cents per child per day of attendance for preceding school year. Taxes levied or imposed for fund not subject to six percent constitutional tax limitation. Until 1950, $8,000,000 to be applied annually to reduce property tax levies in local districts without affecting tax bases within six percent limitation.
Vote YES or NO

314. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

315. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 19, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.