Washington Outdoor Recreation Bonds, Referendum 21 (1970)

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The Washington Outdoor Recreation Bonds Bill, also known as Referendum 21, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure extended the previous authorization of $40 million in bonds to fund the acquisition and development of outdoor recreation areas and facilities.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 21 (1970)
Approveda Yes 520,162 52.29%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An act amending a law approved by the voters in 1968 which authorized the sale of $40,000,000 in bonds for the acquisition and development of outdoor recreation areas and facilities; deleting a requirement in the original act that these bonds be sold prior to January 1, 1975; removing the 6% maximum interest rate payable on said bonds and substituting therefore a provision that the state finance committee shall fix the maximum interest rate.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1970 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 26, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.