2018 Ballot Measures & Their Potential Effects

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There has been a lot of activity this summer surrounding the upcoming elections. Below are the ballot measures that we know will appear in November. There may be one additional measure that qualifies. We will keep you updated.

Measure 102: Allows local bonds for financing affordable housing with nongovernmental entities. Requires voter approval, annual audits

  • Result of “Yes” Vote: “Yes” vote allows local governments to issue bonds to finance affordable housing with nongovernmental entities. Requires local voters’ approval of bonds, annual audits, public reporting.
  • Result of “No” Vote: “No” vote retains constitutional prohibition on local governments raising money for/ loaning credit to nongovernmental entities; no exception for bonds to pay for affordable housing.

Measure 103: Prohibits state/local taxes on sale/distribution/purchase of “groceries” (defined) enacted after September 2017

  • Result of “Yes” Vote: “Yes” vote amends Constitution; prohibits state/local taxes/fees based on transactions for “groceries” (defined), including those on sellers/distributors, enacted/amended after September 2017.
  • Result of “No” Vote: “No” vote retains state/local government authority to enact/amend taxes (includes corporate minimum tax), fees, on transactions for “groceries” (defined), including on sellers/distributors.

Measure 104: Requires three-fifths legislative majority for fee/tax increases, including changes to exemptions, credits, deductions

  • Result of “Yes” Vote: “Yes” vote expands “bills for raising revenue,” which require three-fifths legislative majority, to include (beyond taxes) fees and changes to tax exemptions, deductions, credits.
  • Result of “No” Vote: “No” vote retains current law that bills for raising revenue, which require three-fifths legislative majority, are limited to bills that levy/increase taxes.

Measure 105: Repeals law limiting use of state/local law enforcement resources to enforce federal immigration laws

  • Result of a “Yes” Vote: “Yes” vote repeals law limiting (with exceptions) use of state/local law enforcement resources for detecting/apprehending persons suspected only of violating federal immigration laws.
  • Result of a “No” Vote: “No” vote retains law limiting (with exceptions) use of state/local law enforcement resources for detecting/apprehending person suspected only of violating federal immigration laws.

2 thoughts on “2018 Ballot Measures & Their Potential Effects

    • Hello Toni,
      No, we will not review M106. Our policy is: “the Board of Directors may choose to consider an issue or candidate endorsement based on the impact on the Tualatin business community.” We have not taken positions outside of those impacting the business community.

      Thank you for asking!

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