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Oregon Privatization of Alcohol Sales, Measure 7 (1940)

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The Oregon Privatization of Alcohol Sales Bill, was on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have repealed a law allowing only the liquor control commission to sell alcoholic beverages and thereby allowed private entities to import, manufacture and sell alcoholic beverages.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1940)
Defeatedd No309,18377.32%
Yes 90,681 22.68%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

BILL REPEALING PRESENT LIQUOR LAW; AUTHORIZING PRIVATE SALE, LICENSED, TAXED - Purpose: Repealing the present liquor law providing that only liquor control commission can import, purchase and sell alcoholic liquor containing over seventeen percent of alcohol, and that such liquor may not be consumed on the premises, only that containing less alcohol being licensed; authorizes private importation, manufacture, purchase and sale of all alcoholic liquors under license from the commission, recreated by this bill; permits liquor being consumed both on and off premises where sold, depending on vendor's license; the commission to issue numerous classes of wholesale and retail liquor licenses; levying privilege or sales taxes on the various classes of liquor business.
Vote YES or NO

312. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

313. 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.