Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, Referendum 45 (1995)

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The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Bill, also known as Referendum 45, was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure extended the fish and wildlife commission's responsibilities to include the regulation of shellfish and food fish, the negotiation of interstate agreements, and the appointment of the commission's director.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 45 (1995)
Approveda Yes 809,083 60.99%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the fish and wildlife commission, rather than the governor, appoint the department's director and regulate food fish and shellfish?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 'Office of the Secretary of State, "1995 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 30, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.