Washington Brewery Regulations, Initiative 24 (1916)

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The Washington Brewery Regulations Initiative, also known as Initiative 24, was on the November 7, 1916 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized the manufacturing and selling of beer between one and four percent alcohol and provided for system of licensing.[1]

Election results

Washington Initaitive 24 (1916)
Defeatedd No245,39969.87%
Yes 98,843 30.13%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An act authorizing the manufacture, sale and delivery of beer containing not less than one per cent. Nor more than four per cent. alcohol, for export or sale and delivery direct to individuals within the state for consumption at their residences, and regulating the same; providing a system for licensing and bonding manufacturers, the payment of license fees, and the collection and disposition of a tax upon the amount sold for consumption within the state; fixing penalties and making an appropriation.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 24 was filed on April 20, 1916. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1916 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 17, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 17, 2013