Washington Non-Discrimination by Real Estate Brokers Act, Referendum 35 (1968)

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The Washington Non-Discrimination by Real Estate Brokers Act, also known as Referendum 35, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was approved. The measure confirmed the legislature's bill, thus adding discrimination because of race, creed, color or national origin as an additional cause for the suspension or revocation of real estate licenses.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 35 (1972)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 580,578 53.57%
No276,16146.43%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

AN ACT relating to real estate brokers and salesmen; adding discrimination because of race, creed, color or national origin as a ground for the suspension or revocation of real estate licenses. It provides that prior to taking any action to suspend, revoke or deny a license for discrimination, the state director administering real estate licensing shall order the broker or salesman to stop the discriminatory act or practice. Upon receipt of a written promise to stop the discrimination, the director shall take no further action unless within six months thereafter the broker or salesman engages in further discrimination.[2]

Path to the ballot

Referendum 35 was filed on March 22, 1867 by the AD-HOC (Advisory Home Owners Committee). 81,146 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot.[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1968 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 27, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Office of the Secretary of State, "History of Referendum Measures," accessed August 30, 2013