Initiative and Referendum

ORS 250.038
Form of ballot title for measure authorizing imposition or renewal of local option taxes or establishing permanent rate limitation


(1)

In addition to meeting other applicable requirements of this chapter:

(a)

The ballot title for a measure authorizing the imposition of local option taxes shall contain the statement required by ORS 280.070 (Manner of holding elections for local option tax or permanent rate limit) (4) and the information required by ORS 280.070 (Manner of holding elections for local option tax or permanent rate limit) (5);

(b)

The ballot title for a measure authorizing the establishment of a permanent rate limitation shall contain the information required by ORS 280.070 (Manner of holding elections for local option tax or permanent rate limit) (6); and

(c)

Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the front of the outer envelope in which the ballot title is delivered shall state, clearly and boldly printed in red, one of the following statements:

(A)

For a measure authorizing the imposition of local option taxes, “CONTAINS VOTE ON PROPOSED TAX INCREASE”; or

(B)

For a measure authorizing a renewal of current local option taxes, “CONTAINS VOTE ON RENEWAL OF CURRENT LOCAL OPTION TAXES.”

(2)

If a ballot contains a measure authorizing the imposition of local option taxes and a measure authorizing the renewal of a current local option tax, the front of the outer envelope in which the ballot is delivered shall state, clearly and boldly printed in red, “CONTAINS VOTE ON PROPOSED TAX INCREASE.” [1999 c.632 §25; 2007 c.154 §11; 2009 c.720 §2]
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Notes of Decisions

Initiative measure filed in election cycle must satisfy all statutory and constitutional requirements and be placed on ballot in that election cycle; if proponents wish to put measure on ballot at another election, they must start initiative process over during next election cycle. Unger v. Rosenblum, 362 Or 210, 407 P3d 817 (2017)

Law Review Citations

27 WLR 132 (1991); 75 OLR 561 (1996)


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