NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BALLOT TITLE
Notice is hereby given that the ballot title for a measure referred by the Columbia County Board of Commissioners has been filed with the County Clerk of Columbia County on July 27, 2016.
The ballot title caption is IMPOSES COUNTY TAX ON THE RETAIL SALE OF MARIJUANA ITEMS
Imposes County Tax on the Retail Sale of Marijuana Items
Shall Columbia County impose a three percent (3%) tax on the retail sale of marijuana items in unincorporated Columbia County?
Under state law, a county governing body may adopt an ordinance to be referred to the voters imposing up to a three percent tax or fee on the retail sale of marijuana items in unincorporated areas of the county by a state licensed marijuana retailer.
If this measure is adopted, it would approve Columbia County Ordinance No. 2016-3, which imposes a three percent (3%) tax on the retail sale of marijuana items in the unincorporated area of the county by a state licensed marijuana retailer. The marijuana retailer will collect the tax at the point of sale and remit the tax collected to the County. The ordinance also provides for the collection, administration and enforcement of the tax. If the measure is adopted, the ordinance will be effective January 1, 2017.
In accordance with ORS 250.195, any elector may file petition for review of this ballot title in the Columbia County Circuit Court no later than the seventh business day after the title was filed with the county clerk (5:00 p.m. August 5, 2016).
This notice published pursuant to ORS 250.175(5) by Elizabeth E. Huser, Columbia County Clerk
Publish 08/05/2016. SCS15853788