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)
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]

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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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 19, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.