Oregon Property Taxes General Election (2010)

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Oregon Property Taxes General Election, also known as Initiatives 16 and 37, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment. According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot.

Ballot summary

The ballot title read as follows:[1][2]

Amends Constitution: New/Renewed property tax measures exceeding specified dollar threshold allowed only at November General Election.

Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote allows new/renewed property tax measures exceeding one million dollars over life of obligation to appear only on the November general election ballot.

Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains current law allowing approval of property tax measures (value unrestricted) at May/November elections or at elections with fifty-percent voter turnout.

Summary: Amends constitution. Current "double-majority" law allows measures increasing property taxes to be approved only at election where at least fifty percent of registered voters cast ballots or at May/November elections. Property tax measures raise money for local government services, including schools, law enforcement, libraries, parks, and other uses. Measure requires proposals increasing property taxes, where the total amount of taxes expected to be levied against all subject properties for the life of the obligation exceeds one million dollars, to appear only on the November general election ballot; applies to renewal of existing property taxes. Property tax proposals for lesser amounts would remain unaffected and could appear on, and be approved at, May/November elections or at elections with fifty-percent voter turnout. Other provisions.

Path to the ballot

See also: Oregon signature requirements

According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot. Petitions 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.

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