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Oregon Tax on Cigarettes, Measure 6 (1956)

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The Oregon Tax on Cigarettes Act, also known as Measure 6, was on the November 6, 1956 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have imposed a sales tax of three cents on a package of cigarettes.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 6 (1956)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No414,61359.69%
Yes 280,055 40.31%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

4. CIGARETTE TAX - Purpose: To provide a sales tax of 3 cents a package on cigarettes.

(ESTIMATE OF REVENUE - The tax imposed by this measure would produce approximately $5,500,000 annually, which would be subject to appropriation by the legislature for general state purposes.)

YES □

NO □

[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.