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Washington Marine Recreation Land Act, Initiative 215 (1964)

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The Washington Marine Recreation Land Initiative, also known as Initiative 215, was on the November 3, 1964 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure assigned taxes on boat fuel to the acquisition and improvement of marine recreation lands.[1]'

Election results

Washington Initiative 215 (1964)
Approveda Yes 665,737 63.56%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act Providing for the use of monies, derived from existing motor vehicle fuel taxes paid by purchasers of fuel used in watercraft and not reclaimed by them as presently allowed by law, for the acquisition or improvement of land on fresh or salt water for marine recreational purposes. The act provides methods for determining the proportion of motor vehicle fuel tax paid for marine fuel, and it provides for distributing the unreclaimed monies one-half to the state and one-half to local government units. The act also creates a committee for outdoor recreation and makes appropriations.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 215 was filed on January 3, 1964 by Marvin B. Durning of the Citizens for Outdoor Recreation. Signature were submitted to qualify it for the ballot.The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1964 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 28, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 27, 2013