Washington Production for Use Districts, Initiative 119 (1936)

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The Washington Production for Use Districts Initiative, also known as Initiative 119, was on the November 3, 1936 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have created Production for Use Districts to produce and distribute commodities and employ the unemployed.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 119 (1936)
Defeatedd No370,14079.18%
Yes 97,329 20.82%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An act creating Production for Use Districts to manufacture, grow, buy and otherwise acquire goods, wares, commodities and products, to furnish services of every nature except electricity and water, and establishing a State Production for use Commission to purchase or otherwise acquire such products and services; authorizing a tax levy, exercise of eminent domain, issuance of certificates of exchange, general obligation and revenue bonds, creating a revolving fund and appropriating ten million dollars therefore; amending section 1 of chapter 95 of the Laws of 1933, relating to nomination of district commissioners, and repealing acts or parts thereof inconsistent therewith.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 119 was filed on May 9, 1936. Signatures 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, "1936 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 13, 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 September 13, 2013