Oregon Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes, Measure 12 (1926)
The Oregon Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes Act, also known as Measure 12, was on the November 2, 1926 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have required retailers to pay an excise tax upon the sale of tobacco smoking products.
|Oregon Measure 12 (1926)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
Referred Bill - Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People
Referred by the Oregon Retail Cigar Dealers Association, 734 Morgan building, Portland, Oregon; Oscar T. Olsen, secretary and treasurer, 408 East Fiftieth street, Portland, Oregon; Edward G. Gavin, president, 867 East Yamhill street, Portland, Oregon; W. G. Keady, 983 Stephens street, Portland, Oregon; A. E. Melin, box 373E, route 6, Portland, Oregon; J. H. Oliver, 715 East Sixteenth street north, Portland, Oregon; S. S. Rich, 666 Flanders street, Portland, Oregon - CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO TAX BILL - Purpose: To require retail dealers in cigarettes, cigarette papers, wrappers, tubes, smoking tobacco and snuff to pay an excise tax to the state upon the sale of such articles and to attach to every package thereof tax stamps purchased from the state as evidence of such payment, when or before selling the same, the proceeds to go into the general fund of the state, and to require such dealers to procure licenses from the county clerks before transacting such business, the counties retaining half of such license money, the state receiving the remainder.
322. Yes, I vote for the proposed law
323. No, I vote against the proposed law
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1926 ballot measures
- 1926 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1922-1928
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1926
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