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Oregon Cigarette Tax for Public Education, Measure 2 (June 1945)

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The Oregon Cigarette Tax for Public Education Bill, also known as Measure 2, was on the June 22, 1945 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have levied a one-tenth of one cent tax on every cigarette sold and allocated such revenues to the state public school assistance fund.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (June 1945)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No67,54252.82%
Yes 60,321 47.18%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

BILL AUTHORIZING CIGARETTE TAX TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS - Purpose: Levies tax of one-tenth of one cent on every cigarette sold, offered for sale or given away; requires dealers to affix stamps purchased from the state tax commission on all cigarettes and cigarette vending machines; provides for segregation of stocks in interstate business; directs administration and enforcement of the act and provides penalties for violations; prescribes procedure for the confiscation, sale and release of seized cigarettes and vehicles; transfers all moneys in excess of $5,000 over administrative expenses to the state public school assistance fund; and directs distribution thereof.
Vote YES or NO


302. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

303. No. I vote against the proposed law.


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