Washington 1972 ballot measures
- Three of the measures were Initiatives to the People.
- Eight of the measures were legislatively-referred state statutes.
- Three of the measures were Initiatives to the Legislature.
- Eight of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Sixteen of the measures were approved and six were defeated.
On the ballot
|ITP||Initiative 258||Animals||Allows a greyhound race track in any city with a population over 150,000|
|ITP||Initiative 261||Alcohol||Privatizes state-owned liquor stores and prohibits the state from engaging in the distribution and sale of alcohol|
|ITP||Initiative 276||Elections||Requires periodic reports from groups or individuals who try to influence elections and limits how much money may be expended in a campaign|
|LRSS||Referendum 24||Legislature||Regulates legislative lobbying|
|LRSS||Referendum 25||Elections||Regulates certain campaign contributions and expenditures|
|LRSS||Referendum 26||Bond Issues||Authorizes $225 million in bonds for public waste disposal facilities|
|LRSS||Referendum 27||Bond Issues||Authorizes $75 million in bonds for water supply facilities|
|LRSS||Referendum 28||Bond Issues||Authorizes $40 million in bonds for recreation areas and facilities|
|LRSS||Referendum 29||Bond Issues||Authorizes $25 million in bonds for health and social service facilities|
|LRSS||Referendum 30||Bond Issues||Authorizes $50 million in bonds for public transportation systems|
|LRSS||Referendum 31||Bond Issues||Authorizes $50 million in bonds for community college facilities|
|ITL||Initiatives 40 and 40B||Environment||Establishes anti-litter regulations and rules||(40B)|
|ITL||Initiatives 43 and 43B||Environment||Regulates the use and development of the shoreline||(43B)|
|ITL||Initiative 44||Taxes||Limits property tax levies to twenty mills without a vote of the people|
|SJR 1||Taxes||Replaces a forty mill property tax limit with a maximum allowable rate of one percent of the value of all taxable property|
|SJR 5||Lottery||Repeals the prohibition against lotteries and institutes a requirement of a supermajority vote via the legislature or a ballot measure to conduct one|
|SJR 38||Gov't Salaries||Allows county commissioners to set their own salaries and those of all other county officers|
|HJR 1||Taxes||Requires the legislature to review all tax exemptions, deductions, exclusions or credits at least once every ten years|
|HJR 21||Local Gov't||Permits the people of any county to create a combined "city-county" government by majority vote|
|HJR 47||Taxes||Redesigns the approval formula governing certain excess property tax levies|
|HJR 52||Gov't Finances||Allows the legislature to authorize debts by a three-fifths majority vote in both houses and only debts that would not require debt service payment to exceed nine percent|
|HJR 61||Civil Rights||Provides that equality of rights and responsibilities shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex|
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