Washington Elderly Assistance Grants, Initiative 141 (1940)

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The Washington Elderly Assistance Grants Initiative, also known as Initiative 141, was on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure provided a $40 monthly grant to those over 65 years of age.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 141 (1940)
Approveda Yes 358,009 58.04%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act providing a minimum of $40 monthly to senior citizens over the age of 65 years; defining incomes; naming eligibility; conforming state and federal matching funds and age limit; providing for age and length of residence; providing for the investigation of applicants by either the Department of Social Security or other department designated by the legislature; providing for a fair hearing before the director and for appeals to the courts and introduction of new testimony; providing for burial expenses and other care; making all records confidential; abolishing liens on propery; repealing all other acts in conflict herewith.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 141 was filed on January 11, 1940. 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, "1940 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 12, 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 12, 2013