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Washington Issuance of Public Works Certificates, Referendum 12 (1922)

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The Washington Issuance of Public Works Certificates Act, also known as Referendum 12, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have allowed the issuance of public works certificates to public service companies even when similar services are already being rendered in a given locality.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 12 (1922)
Defeatedd No154,90570.51%
Yes 64,800 29.49%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act providing for the issuance of certificates of necessity and convenience by the director of public works to public service companies in cases where similar service is being rendered the localities proposed to be served by other public service companies.[2]

Path to the ballot

Referendum 12 was filed on March 26, 1921. 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, "1922 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 16, 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, "History of Referendum Measures," accessed September 16, 2013