Oregon Retail Sales Tax, Measure 6 (1944)

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The Oregon Retail Sales Tax Bill, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 7, 1944 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have imposed a tax on the gross receipts from retail sails of tangible property and distributed revenues from such a tax to old-age assistance, property tax reduction and common school support.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1944)
Defeatedd No269,27673.58%
Yes 96,697 26.42%

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 IMPOSING TAX ON RETAIL SALES OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY - Purpose: To impose a privilege tax measured by gross receipts from retail sales of tangible personal property, to provide state funds for distribution, 20 per cent for age assistance, 60 per cent for property tax reduction, and 20 per cent for common school support. Empowering the state tax commission to collect the tax and providing penalties for the violation thereof.
Vote YES or NO

310. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

311. 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.