Oregon State Sales of Alcohol, Measure 7 (1944)

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The Oregon State Sales of Alcohol Bill, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 7, 1944 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus upholding the legislation. The measure would have required that all intoxicating liquors containing over fourteen percent alcohol, except for religious purposes, to be sold exclusively by the liquor control commission and provided punishments for violating such.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1944)
Approveda Yes 228,853 55.95%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

BURKE BILL; ONLY STATE SELLING LIQUOR OVER 14 HUNDREDTHS ALCOHOL - Purpose: Requiring all intoxicating liquor containing over 14 per cent of alcohol by volume, including fortified wine, except for sacramental purposes, to be sold exclusively by stores and agencies operated by the Oregon liquor control commission, and making it unlawful for any other person, firm or corporation to sell, offer for sale, or give to any person any such wines or liquors, except for sacramental purposes. Violation of this act is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.
Vote YES or NO

312. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

313. 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.