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Washington Eminent Domain, Amendment to Article I Sec. 16 (1920)
The Washington Eminent Domain Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article I, Section 16, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure declared that the taking of private property by the state for land reclamation and settlement is a public use. The measure amended Section 16 of Article I of the Washington State Constitution.
|Washington Amendment to Article I, Section 16 (1920)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||An Act providing for the amendment of section 16, article 1 of the state constitution relating to eminent domain by declaring that the taking of private property by the state for land reclamation and settlement is a public use.||”|
- Washington Eminent Domain, Amendment to Article I Sec. 16 (1906)
- Washington Eminent Domain, Amendment to Article I Sec. 16 (1908)
- Washington Immediate Possession in Eminent Domain, HJR 22 (1956)
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1920 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- Washington State Constitution (dead link)
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1920 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 16, 2013
- Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 16, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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