Washington Agricultural Trade Commissions, HJR 42 (1985)

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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.[1] The measure added Section 11 of Article VIII of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington HJR 42 (1985)
Approveda 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:[1]

Shall agricultural commodity commissions, funded by agricultural producer assessments, be permitted to engage in promotional hosting to develop agricultural trade?[3]

Constitutional changes

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..[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Office of the Secretary of State, "1985 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 20, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 20, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.