The Washington Immediate Possession in Eminent Domain Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 22, was on the November 6, 1956 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have empowered the legislature to grant the courts the authority to allow property possession before final settlement in an eminent domain case. The measure would have amended Section 16 of Article I of the Washington Constitution.
| Washington HJR 22 (1956)|
|Yes|| 292,750|| 38.57%|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|| IMMEDIATE POSSESSION UPON COURT DEPOSIT
Shall Article I, Section 16, of the Constitution as amended by Amendment 9, be further amended to permit the state, in an eminent domain proceeding, upon filing the action to take immediate possession of the property after payment into court before trial of such amount as provided by law?