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Oregon Tax for Old-Age and Disability Fund, Measure 8 (1946)

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The Oregon Tax for Old-Age and Disability Fund Act, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 5, 1946 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized a three percent tax on all gross incomes to create a fund for every qualified citizen over 60 and every permanently disabled citizen over 18.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1946)
Defeatedd No244,96073.93%
Yes 86,374 26.07%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

TO CREATE STATE OLD-AGE AND DISABILITY PENSION FUND - Purpose: Authorizing a tax on 3 per centum on all gross incomes to create a fund sufficient to pay every qualified citizen of the state of Oregon, over 60 years of age, and over 18 years of age if totally and permanently disabled, a monthly pension. Tax to be collected and fund distributed monthly to all citizens who apply therefor. Recipients to spend proceeds received within 30 days thereafter and abstain from gainful occupations.

Exempting fraternal societies, religious, charitable, scientific and educational institutions.

State tax commission to administer the act, make necessary rules and regulations, and enforce penalties for violations.
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.