Oregon Regulation of Oleomargarine, Measure 3 (1920)

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The Oregon Regulation of Oleomargarine Act, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus upholding the legislation. The measure regulated the manufacturing and sale of oleomargarine or any butter substitute, provided license fees to be paid by manufacturers and distributors of such substitutes and prescribed penalties for fraud and deception in the sale of oleomargarine.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1920)
Defeatedd No119,12663.97%
Yes 67,101 36.03%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred Bill - Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

Referred by Associated Industries of Oregon, offices 607 Oregon Building, Portland, Oregon; H. C. Huntington, President; H. T. Frank, First Vice-President; C. J. Ball, Vice-President; R. B. Bain, Jr., Secretary; all of Portland. - OLEOMARGARINE BILL - Purpose: To regulate and license the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine, nut margarine, butterine, renovated butter, process butter or any butter substitute, and to provide license fees to he paid by manufacturers, wholesale dealers and proprietors of hotels, restaurants, dining rooms and boarding houses; to prevent and punish fraud and deception in such manufacture and sale as an imitation of butter, and to prescribe penalties and punishment for violations of this act and means and methods of procedure for its enforcement. --- Vote YES or NO.

304. Yes

305. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 3 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on May 27, 1919 by the Associated Industries of Oregon.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.