Oregon Motor Vehicle Tax Amendment (2010)

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Oregon Motor Vehicle Tax Amendment, also known as Initiatives 61 and 66, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment.[1] In June 2010, supporters announced that they dropped their efforts after court challenges and a lack of time and funds revealed they weren't going to meet the required number of signatures.[2]

Text of measure

Title

The ballot title read as follows:[3]

Amends Constitution: Requires voter approval of taxes and fees on motor vehicle use, ownership, fuel; limited retroactivity.

Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote requires voter approval of taxes and fees on motor vehicle use, ownership, and fuel enacted on or after January 1, 2009; some exceptions.

Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote does not require voter approval of taxes or fees on motor vehicle use, ownership, and fuel; retains constitutional provision in its current form.

Summary

According to the description prepared by the Oregon Secretary of State:

Amends Constitution. Current law does not require voters to approve fees or taxes on motor vehicle use, ownership, or fuel. The Oregon Constitution allocates those taxes to highway funds; current law does not apply to "fees." Measure requires voter approval at an election of the "levying government" (undefined) of motor vehicle use, ownership, and fuel taxes and fees enacted on or after January 1, 2009. Applies retroactively to taxes and fees that were enacted on or after January 1, 2009. For taxes and fees enacted by a political subdivision of the state, measure takes effect on January 1, 2013; requires voter approval at an election of that subdivision. Effective January 1, 2013, allows exception for legislatively enacted statewide increases that meet specified criteria. Other provisions.

Path to the ballot

See also: Oregon signature requirements

Petition for an initiated constitutional amendment required eight percent of 1,379,475, or 110,358 signatures. The deadline for filing signatures for the November 2, 2010 ballot was July 2, 2010. According to reports, initiative supporters filed 25,200 signatures as of May 2010.[4] However, mid-June reports said supporters dropped their efforts. Supporters said court challenges and a lack of time and money affected their ability to collect the required signatures.[2][5]

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