The Arkansas Exemptions from Sales Tax Amendment
, also known as Proposed Amendment 59
, appeared as an initiated constitutional amendment
where it was defeated
on the ballot on November 7, 1978
This amendment would have exempted certain foods and medicines from the state sales tax.
| Proposed Amendment 59 (1978)|
|Yes|| 220,128|| 44.68%|
Official results via: Arkansas Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|| An amendment to the Constitution of the state of Arkansas, to exempt from any sales, use, gross receipts or similar taxes enacted by the state of Arkansas or its counties, cities or other political subdivisions, the following: (1) food sold primarily for off premises human consumption, excluding meals or snacks prepared for immediate consumption on or off the premises of the retailer, and excluding alcoholic beverages; and (2) medicines prescribed for human medical treatment; and to provide that such exemptions shall apply to all such transactions after June 30, 1979.