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November 1968 General

Initiative to the Legislature 32
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes45055938.61%
No71629161.39%
Ballot Title:
An Act establishing a state agency to be known as the Full Employment Commission; providing for a procedure whereby timber sold by the state to any "responsible bidder" and removed from state-owned or administered lands will be branded, and will receive primary processing in a facility employing Washington residents located in the state of Washington or within fifteen miles from any boundary thereof in an abutting state, unless permission is granted by the Full Employment Commission for primary processing elsewhere based upon a finding that no reasonable market presently exists for the timber at such a facility; and establishing penalties.
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Initiative to the People 242
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes79224266.75%
No39464433.25%
Ballot Title:
An Act providing that any person operating a motor vehicle on the public highways shall be deemed to have consented to a breath test (if unconscious a blood test) to determine intoxication, when arrested for any offense, provided the arresting officer has reasonable grounds to believe such operator was driving or in control of a vehicle with intoxicate; directing a six-month revocation of driving privileges for a person refusing such test after having been advised of his rights and consequences of refusal; providing hearing and appeal procedures; and reducing the blood alcohol percentage necessary to raise a presumption of intoxication.
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Initiative to the People 245
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes64290253.83%
No55139446.17%
Ballot Title:
An Act amending the present state law regulating retail installment sales of goods and services by reducing the maximum amount which may be legally assessed as a service charge in connection with retail installment transactions from 18% per year computed monthly on the unpaid balance (1-1/2% per month) to 12% per year computed monthly (1% per month); reducing from $15.00 to $10.00 the alternative service charge that may be assessed on a retail installment contract notwithstanding the 12% maximum; and eliminating two other methods of computing service charges on such contracts which are permitted under the present law.
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Referendum Bill 17
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes84537275.38%
No27616124.62%
Ballot Title:
An Act providing for the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding $25,000,000 to finance grants by the pollution control commission to public bodies, in conjunction with federal grants authorized pursuant to the federal water pollution control act, for the purpose of aiding in the construction and improvement of water pollution control facilities; providing for payment of the bonds from unpledged retail sales tax revenue or other means authorized by the legislature; and appropriating $9,000,000 to the pollution control commission for the above described purposes during the present biennium.
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Referendum Bill 18
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes76380668.29%
No35464631.71%
Ballot Title:
An Act authorizing the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding $40,000,000 to finance the acquisition and development of outdoor recration areas and facilities. The act directs the Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recration to allocate half of the money so raised to state agencies for such acquisition and development as the legislature may direct and the other half to local public bodies for acquisition and development of outdoor recreation areas and facilities within their jurisdictions. Payment of the bonds will come from unpledged retail sales tax revenues or other means authorized by the legislature.
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Referendum Bill 19
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes60623656.95%
No45835843.05%
Ballot Title:
An Act authorizing the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding $63,059,000; appropriating the proceeds to finance various building projects for the Department of General Administration, the Department of Institutions, and certain state institutions of higher education; and providing for payment of the bonds from unpledged retail sales tax revenues or such other means authorized by the legislature.
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Senate Joint Resolution 17
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes52116251.07%
No49934448.93%
Ballot Title:
Shall Article VIII of the State Constitution be amended by adding a new section authorizing creation by the legislature of a state building authority to construct buildings and improvements for lease to state agencies or departments for up to seventy-five years, and to finance such construction through issuance of bonds or other evidences of indebtedness to be paid from the authority's revenues which would not be subject to the constitutional debt limitation?
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Senate Joint Resolution 23
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes40724839.45%
No62501660.55%
Ballot Title:
Shall the State constitution be amended to permit taxing districts, if authorized by the legislature, to submit propositions for property tax levies exceeding the forty-mill limit to their voters up to 24 months before the levy date, thereby permitting two consecutive annual excess levies to be approved at one election; and authorizing submission of a second propostion in any twelve-month period only if it is substituted for the excess levy previously approved for that year?
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Senate Joint Resolution 24
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes74465674.33%
No25716825.67%
Ballot Title:
Shall the State Constitution be amended to provide for filling vacancies in legislative or partisan county elective offices as follows: (1) the county commissioners of the county affected shall appoint a person from the same legislative, county or county commissionaer district and political party as the officer whose office has been vacated; (2) On failure of the county commissioners to so appoint within sixty days, the governor shall within thirty days appoint a person similarly qualified?
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Senate Joint Resolution 6
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes65002563.72%
No37005936.28%
Ballot Title:
Shall the State Constitution be amneded to provide for establishment by the legislature of a state court of appeals with such jurisdiction as may be granted by statute or rules as authorized thereby; providing that the number, manner of election, compensation, term of office, removal and retirement of judges of such court shall be prescribed by statute; and providing that the administration and procedures of the court shall be prescribed by supreme court rules?
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House Joint Resolution 1
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes70597867.79%
No33549632.21%
Ballot Title:
Shall Article VII of the State Constitution be amended by adding a section authorizing the legislature to provide that farms, agricultural lands, standing timber and timberlands, and other open space lands used for recreation or enjoyment of their scenic or natural beauty, shall be valued for purposes of taxation on the basis of the use to which such property currently is being applied, rather than on the highest and best use?
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House Joint Resolution 13
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes54100253.09%
No47811946.91%
Ballot Title:
Shall the State Constitution be amended by adding a new article permitting the compensation of all elected and appointed state, county and municipal officers who do not fix their own compensation (including judges of courts of record and justice courts), to be increased during their terms of office to the end that such officials shall receive compensation for their services as provided by the law in effect at the time the services are being rendered?
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Referendum Measure 35
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes58057853.57%
No50322646.43%
Ballot Title:
AN ACT relating to real estate brokers and salesmen; adding discrimination because of race, creed, color or national origin as a ground for the suspension or revocation of real estate licenses. It provides that prior to taking any action to suspend, revoke or deny a license for discrimination, the state director administering real estate licensing shall order the broker or salesman to stop the discriminatory act or practice. Upon receipt of a written promise to stop the discrimination, the director shall take no further action unless within six months thereafter the broker or salesman engages in further discrimination.
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Senate Joint Resolution 5
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes77032572.05%
No29878827.95%
Ballot Title:
Shall the Constitution of the state of Washington be amended by adding a new article and section permitting the moneys of any public pension or retirement fund to be invested in such manner as may be authorized by law?
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