Washington Port District Public Funds, SJR 25 (1966)

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The Washington Port District Public Funds Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 25, was on the November 8, 1966 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure deemed that public funds for port districts are considered public funds for a public interest.[1] The measure amended Section 8 of Article VIII of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

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Washington SJR 25 (1966)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 415,064 53.57%
No359,71446.43%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 8 of Article VII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Article VIII of the state constitution be amended to declare that the use of public funds by port districts, in such manner as may be prescribed by the legislature, for industrial development or trade promotion and promotional hosting shall be deemed a public use for a public purpose and shall not be deemed an unconstitutional gift of public funds?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1966 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 27, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 28, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.