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Washington Investment of Retirement Funds, SJR 5 (1968)

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The Washington Investment of Retirement Funds Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 5, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted the investment of public pension and retirement funds as authorized by law.[1] The measure added Section 1 of Article XXIX to the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 5 (1968)
Approveda Yes 770,325 72.05%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 1 of Article XXIX

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the Constitution of the state of Washington be amended by adding a new article and section permitting the moneys of any public pension or retirement fund to be invested in such manner as may be authorized by law?[3]

Constitutional changes

NEW SECTION. Article XXIX, section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 5, and 7 of Article VIII and section 9 of Article XII or any other section or article of the Constitution of the state of Washington, the moneys of any public pension or retirement fund may be invested as authorized by law.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1968 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 27, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 27, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.