Washington Bonds for Water Supply Facilities, Referendum 27 (1972)

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The Washington Bonds for Water Supply Facilities Bill, also known as Referendum 27, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure authorized $75 million in state general obligation bonds to fund the planning, acquisition, construction, and improvement of water supply facilities.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 27 (1972)
Approveda Yes 790,063 59.22%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An ACT authorizing the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in the sum of $75,000,000 to provide funds for the planning, acquisition, construction, and improvement of water supply facilities; designating the state department of ecology as the agency responsible for disbursement of the bond proceeds, subject to prior legilative appropriations; and providing for payment of the bonds from unpledged state retail sales tax revenues or other means authorized by the legislature.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1972 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 23, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.