Feb. 10, 2020- Oregonians resoundingly passed Measure 79 in 2012, amending the Oregon Constitution to prevent taxes on the sale or transfer of real estate property. Oregonians already pay significant taxes on their homes in the form of property taxes and did not feel it was fair to be taxed again upon the sale or transfer of their property.
However, Governor Brown is proposing to repeal this constitutional ban on double-taxation with HJR 203. This Joint Resolution would refer to voters a constitutional amendment to allow for real estate transfer taxes. The bill was up for a hearing on February 11, 2020 at 5:30pm in the House Committee on Revenue. OAR put out a Call for Action (CFA) for members to contact legislators.
Contact Taylor Shanaman, Government Affairs Director, for questions.