Oregon Tax on Malt Beverages and Cigarettes for Athletic Fund, Measure 5 (1988)

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The Oregon Tax on Malt Beverages and Cigarettes for Athletic Fund Act, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased taxes on malt beverages and cigarettes in order to finance an Intercollegiate Athletic Fund.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1988)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No759,36062.80%
Yes 449,797 37.20%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

5. FINANCES INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC FUND BY INCREASING MALT BEVERAGE, CIGARETTE TAXES
QUESTION - Shall taxes on malt beverages (such as beer) and cigarettes be increased in order to finance an Intercollegiate Athletic Fund?

EXPLANATION - Amends Oregon statutes. Increases malt beverage (beer, ale, etc.) tax by 10 cents per gallon. Prohibits further increases in malt beverage tax until after December 1999. Increases cigarette tax by one cent per 20 cigarette package. Money from increased taxes goes into new Intercollegiate Athletic Fund to assist sports programs, profitable or not, at state colleges, universities. State Board of Higher Education divides Fund money based on athletic conferences in which schools compete, and schools' efforts to get private help for sports programs.

ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECT - The increase in the tax rate on beer and other malt beverages would raise an estimated $6.0 million next year for the Intercollegiate Athletic Fund. The increase in the tax rate on cigarettes would raise an estimated $2.8 million next year for the Intercollegiate Athletic Fund.
An expected decline in sales of cigarettes and malt beverages due to the tax rate increases for the Intercollegiate Athletic Fund would reduce the revenue to state and local government recipients by an estimated $300,000.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.