The Washington Agricultural Trade Commissions Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 42, was on the November 5, 1985 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted publically-funded agricultural commodity commissions to engage in promotional hosting to develop agricultural trade. The measure added Section 11 of Article VIII of the Washington Constitution.
| Washington HJR 42 (1985)|
| Yes|| 536,528|| 68.13%|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
- See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 11 of Article VIII
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||Shall agricultural commodity commissions, funded by agricultural producer assessments, be permitted to engage in promotional hosting to develop agricultural trade?
The text of the amendment read:
Article VIII, section . . . . . The use of agricultural commodity assessments by agricultural commodity commissions in such manner as may be prescribed by the legislature for agricultural development or trade promotion and promotional hosting shall be deemed a public use for a public purpose, and shall not be deemed a gift within the provisions of section 5 of this article..