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Washington Investment of Workers Compensation Funds, HJR 12 (1985)

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The Washington Investment of Workers Compensation Funds Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 12, was on the November 5, 1985 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted public worker's compensation funds to be invested in any manner authorized by law.[1] The measure amended Section 1 of Article XXIX of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington HJR 12 (1985)
Approveda Yes 582,471 71.37%

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 be amended to permit State Industrial Insurance (Workers' Compensation) Funds to be invested as authorized by law?[3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Article XXIX, section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 5, and 7 of Article Vlll 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 or industrial insurance trust fund may be invested as authorized by law.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Office of the Secretary of State, "1985 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 20, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 20, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.