Oregon Tax on Cigarettes, Measure 2 (October 1947)

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The Oregon Tax on Cigarettes Bill, also known as Measure 2, was on the October 7, 1947 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have levied a one-tenth of one cent tax on each cigarette distributed or sold.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 2 (1947)
Defeatedd No140,87657.58%
Yes 103,794 42.42%

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

CIGARETTE TAX BILL - Purpose: To levy tax of one-tenth of one cent on each cigarette for the privilege of selling, using, consuming, handling or distributing the same, to be effective until June 30, 1949, or until a general sales tax becomes effective in Oregon, if such should occur sooner; to require dealers to purchase tax stamps from state tax commission and to affix same to smallest container of taxed cigarettes; to provide regulations for administration and enforcement of act, and to provide penalties for violation thereof; all revenues collected in excess of a $10,000 administration fund to be available for general governmental purposes.
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.