Washington Local Processing of State Timber, Initiative 32 (1968)
The Washington Local Processing of State Timber Initiative, also known as Initiative 32, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the Legislature, where it was defeated. The measure would have created the Full Employment Commission and would have required primary processing of certain timber harvests from the state to take place in a facility employing residents of the state.
|Washington Initiative 32 (1968)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|“||An ACT establishing a state agency to be known as the Full Employment Commission; providing for a procedure whereby timber sold by the state to any "responsible bidder" and removed from state-owned or administered lands will be branded, and will receive primary processing in a facility employing Washington residents located in the state of Washington or within fifteen miles from any boundary thereof in an abutting state, unless permission is granted by the Full Employment Commission for primary processing elsewhere based upon a finding that no reasonable market presently exists for the timber at such a facility; and establishing penalties.||”|
Path to the ballot
The Committee for Full Employment filed 136,181 signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot to be sent to the legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, the measure was placed on the ballot as provided by the state constitution.
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1968 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all State of Washington Initiatives to the Legislature
- Ellensburg Daily Record, "Ballot Issue Battle Rages", October 26, 1968
State of Washington
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