Oregon Tax for State Armories, Measure 2 (1946)

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The Oregon Tax for State Armories Bill, also known as Measure 2, was on the November 5, 1946 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have levied an annual tax of .45 of a mill on all taxable property for a period of ten years to construct and equip armories as military requirements dictate.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1946)
Defeatedd No219,00674.32%
Yes 75,693 25.68%

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 AUTHORIZING TAX FOR CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF STATE ARMORIES - Purpose: Levies annual tax of 45/100 of a mill on all taxable property of state for period of ten successive years outside of limitation of section 11, Article XI, of Oregon constitution; appropriating moneys collected for acquiring sites, constructing and equipping armories, as funds become available, in order following: Baker, Bend, Portland, La Grande, Oregon City, Pendleton, Ontario, Newberg, The Dalles, Hillsboro, Corvallis, Grants Pass, Forest Grove, Hood River, St. Helens, Lebanon, Lakeview, Gresham, Prineville, Hermiston, Newport, Seaside and such other cities as military requirements dictate and funds become available; state military staff to administer funds, purchase property, let contracts for constructing, giving preference to war veterans.
Vote YES or NO

302. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

303. 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.