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Oregon Milk Control Administrator, Measure 17 (1952)

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The Oregon Milk Control Administrator Bill, also known as Measure 17, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized the governor to appoint a milk control administrator with the power to investigate, supervise and regulate the production of milk for human consumption within the state, designate marketing areas, require records to be kept by producers and dealers and fix the minimum milk production prices.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 17 (1952)
Defeatedd No337,75051.85%
Yes 313,629 48.15%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

MILK PRODUCTION AND MARKETING ACT BILL - Purpose: Authorizes governor to appoint milk control administrator, an instrumentality of state, with annual salary of $7200, vested with power to investigate, supervise and regulate the production of milk for human consumption within the state. Act requires butterfat labeling of milk and licensing of milk dealer Appropriates license fees for expense of administration. Authorizes administrator to designate marketing areas, require uniform records and accounts to be kept by producers and dealers, fix minimum milk production prices after public hearing, and require bonds of milk dealers. Appeals are provided for and penalties for violations; all existing milk control laws are repealed.
Vote YES or NO

332. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

333. 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 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.