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Oregon Sales Tax for Elderly, Child and Blind Public Assistance, Measure 3 (January 1936)

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The Oregon Sales Tax for Elderly, Child and Blind Public Assistance Bill, also known as Measure 3, was on the January 31, 1936 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have imposed a 2% sales tax on retail sales and a 0.25% sales tax on wholesale sales for the purpose of providing funds for public assistance to the elderly, children and the blind.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (January 1936)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No187,31985.37%
Yes 32,106 14.63%

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

SALES TAX BILL - Purpose: To provide funds for old age assistance, aid to the blind and to dependent children, by imposing sales tax on gross income from sales of tangible personal property, of two percent for retail sales and one-fourth of one percent for wholesale sales; transporting such property from the state without sale, considered as sale. Exemptions include: gross sales up to $50 monthly; sales to United States, state, their agencies and subdivisions; sales of motor vehicle fuels, fresh sweet milk, canned milk, butter, eggs, cheese, raw unprocessed furit and vegetables, meat, fish, unsweetened loaf bread, rolls and buns for consumption off premises.
Vote YES or NO


304. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

305. 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 18, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.