Oregon Tax on Cigarettes, Measure 6 (1956)
The Oregon Tax on Cigarettes Act, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 6, 1956 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have imposed a sales tax of three cents on a package of cigarettes.
|Oregon Measure 6 (1956)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People
4. CIGARETTE TAX - Purpose: To provide a sales tax of 3 cents a package on cigarettes.
(ESTIMATE OF REVENUE - The tax imposed by this measure would produce approximately $5,500,000 annually, which would be subject to appropriation by the legislature for general state purposes.)
- Oregon 1956 ballot measures
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- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1948-1956
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1956