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Oregon Income Tax for Retirement and Disability Insurance, Measure 9 (1944)

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The Oregon Income Tax for Retirement and Disability Insurance Amendment, also known as Measure 9, was on the November 7, 1944 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have levied a tax on gross incomes not less than three percent and not more than five percent to create a retirement and disability fund.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 9 (1944)
Defeatedd No219,98154.90%
Yes 180,691 45.10%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROVIDING MONTHLY ANNUITIES FROM A GROSS INCOME TAX - Purpose: To create state retirement and disability insurance in substitution for present old age assistance; authorizing a tax on gross incomes of not less than 3 per centum nor more than 5 per centum, payable monthly, to create a fund sufficient to pay every qualified citizen of the state of Oregon, aged over 60 years, monthly annuity of $60; empowering the state tax commission to levy and collect said tax, adopt rules and regulations for its administration, and providing penalties for violations thereof.
Vote YES or NO

316. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

317. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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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.