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Oregon Taxes for Elementary Schools, Measure 8 (May 1920)

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The Oregon Taxes for Elementary Schools Act, also known as Measure 8, was on the May 21, 1920 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure levied a two mill tax upon all taxable property within the state for the support and maintenance of public elementary schools.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (May 1920)
Approveda Yes 110,263 73.58%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed Law - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the legislature - STATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FUND TAX - Purpose: To levy a two mill tax upon all taxable property, commencing with the year 1920 and annually thereafter, for the support and maintenance of public elementary schools; to credit each county with such tax levied therein against the amount due from the county on state taxes and to distribute the amount so credited among the several school districts of such county in proportion to the number of teachers employed in the elementary grades in each district and providing said tax is not to be deemed within the constitutional six per cent limitation of section 11 of article XI of the constitution of Oregon. --- Vote YES or NO.

314. Yes

315. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 8 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on January 20, 1920 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.