Oregon Tax on Oleomargarine, Measure 4 (1932)

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The Oregon Tax on Oleomargarine Bill, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 8, 1932 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have levied a tax of ten cents per pound on all oleomargarine and required an annual license of five dollars by any person or firm who sells or distributes oleomargarine.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1932)
Defeatedd No200,49660.43%
Yes 131,273 39.57%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred Bill - Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People - Vote YES or NO

OLEOMARGARINE TAX BILL - Purpose: To levy a tax of 10 cents per pound on all oleomargarine sold in the state of Oregon, also to require the payment of an annual license fee of $5.00 by any person, firm or corporation who shall distribute, sell, or offer for sale oleomargarine in the state of Oregon.

306. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

307. No. I vote against the proposed law.


Path to the ballot

Measure 4 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on March 6, 1931.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 15, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.