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November 1948 General

House Joint Resolution 4
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For33755454.45%
Against28232445.55%
Ballot Title:
Proposed Amendment to the Constitution repealing Section 7, Article XI, which existing section renders any county officer ineligible to hold his office more than two terms in succession.
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Initiative to the Legislature 13
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For20833725.71%
Against60214174.29%
Ballot Title:
An act prohibiting the retail sale of beer and wine by any person other than the State of Washington, repealing all provisions of existing law pertaining to licensing for retail sale of beer and wine, revoking existing licenses and providing penalties.
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Initiative to the People 169
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For43851856.52%
Against33741043.48%
Ballot Title:
An act providing for the payment of additional compensation to veterans of World War II; establishing administrative procedures; authorizing the issuance and sale of state bonds and allocating the revenues thereof to a compensation fund; providing for the retirement of the bonds through the proceeds of a tobacco tax; making an appropriation and providing penalties.
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Initiative to the People 171
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For41622752.71%
Against37341847.29%
Ballot Title:
An act providing for the regulation and control of the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink; restricting licenses to restaurants, hotels, clubs, certain places on trains, boats and airplanes, and qualified tourist establishments; limiting such licenses to one for each fifteen hundred (1500) of population; prescribing license fees up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) per annum and surety bond of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for payment of penalties; providing terms of office for liquor board members, with removal for cause only; distributing such license fees to the State College and University for medical and biological research; defining terms and repealing conflicting acts.
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Initiative to the People 172
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For42075154.40%
Against35264245.60%
Ballot Title:
An act relating to Citizens' Security, providing a minimum standard of living of sixty dollars ($60) a month for needy Senior Citizens and needy Blind, establishing uniform standards for eligibility and amounts of assistance for all categories of public assistance, providing for additional care and funeral benefits, providing for administrative procedures and conformance with Federal Social Security laws, abolishing liens, repealing certain acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith, and appropriating six million five hundred thousand dollars ($6,500,000).
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House Joint Resolution 13
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For29169950.34%
Against28781349.66%
Ballot Title:
PROPOSED AMENDMENT to the Constitution permitting the formation, under a charter, of combined city and county municipal corporations having a population of 300,000 or more.
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Senate Joint Resolution 4
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For31831950.62%
Against31051649.38%
Ballot Title:
PROPOSED AMENDMENT to the Constitution to permit the legislature to fix the salaries of the elected state officials.
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Senate Joint Resolution 5
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For29662452.44%
Against26901847.56%
Ballot Title:
PROPOSED AMENDMENT to Constitution to permit counties to adopt "Home Rule" charters.
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