Oregon Sales Tax for Welfare, Property Tax Relief and Governmental Purposes, Measure 1 (October 1947)
The Oregon Sales Tax for Welfare, Property Tax Relief and Governmental Purposes Bill, also known as Measure 1, was on the October 7, 1947 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have imposed a three percent tax on gross receipts from all retail sales for public assistance, property tax relief and support of state, counties, cities and school districts.
|Oregon Measure 1 (1947)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly
BILL TAXING RETAIL SALES FOR SCHOOL, WELFARE AND GOVERNMENTAL PURPOSES - Purpose: Imposing a 3 per cent tax of gross receipts from all retail sales of tangible personal property for privilege of doing business, to provide funds for public assistance, property relief and support of state, counties, cities and school districts; exempting foods for human consumption, newspapers, religious literature, motor vehicle and aircraft fuels and certain retail sales; fixing penalties; and requiring state tax commission to administer law and distribute net proceeds in excess of $10,000, one-sixth to counties, one-sixth to cities, one-sixth to school districts, one-sixth to "state public assistance reserve account," and two-sixths to general fund for governmental purposes.
300. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.
301. No. I vote against the proposed law.
- Oregon 1947 ballot measures
- 1947 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1938-1947
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1947
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 19, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.