Washington Elderly Assistance Grants, Initiative 151 (1942)

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The Washington Elderly Assistance Grants Initiative, also known as Initiative 151, was on the November 3, 1942 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided public assistance grants and medical services to the elderly.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 151 (1942)
Defeatedd No225,02758.43%
Yes 160,084 41.57%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act relating to old age assistance and public assistance; providing payment of $40.00 minimum monthly grants to eligibles as defined herein; providing medical services, additional care and burial expenses for all recipients of public assistance and dependents, defined herein, and supplemental grants to dependents; providing increase of all public assistance proportionate to increased living costs; providing conformity with future federal requirements; defining terms and establishing procedure; prohibiting assignment or legal process respecting grants; regulating administrative plan and personnel; directing appropriations, beyond total federal matching funds secured; penalizing violators; repealing Chapter 1, Laws of 1941, and conflicting enactments.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 151 was filed on January 3, 1942. 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, "1942 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