Oregon Tax for School Support Fund, Measure 9 (1946)

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The Oregon Tax for School Support Fund Act, also known as Measure 9, was on the November 5, 1946 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure levied an annual tax sufficient to produce $50 for each child within the state between ages four and twenty.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 9 (1946)
Approveda Yes 157,904 50.99%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

TO CREATE BASIC SCHOOL SUPPORT FUND BY ANNUAL TAX LEVY - Purpose: Authorizing the levy of an annual state school tax outside the 6% limitation, sufficient to produce $50 per capita for each child within the state between ages of four and twenty years, according to latest school census.

Such levy shall be in addition to all other state taxes but in lieu of the 2-mill tax now levied for state elementary school fund, and the state school support fund.

Revenues derived from taxes on or measured by net incomes to offset levy. To be budgeted by school districts not as offset to any school district levy or county school fund,
Vote YES or NO

314. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

315. No. I vote against the proposed law.


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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.