Washington Public Utility District Bonds Approval, Initiative 139 (1940)
The Washington Public Utility District Bonds Approval Initiative, also known as Initiative 139, was on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have required voter approval for the issuance of bonds, securities, or other financial obligations to public utility districts.
|Washington Initiative 139 (1940)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||An Act requiring voters' approval of bonds, securities, or other financial obligations to be issued, assumed, or incurred by any public utility district for the purpose of financing the acquisition of property for use in supplying public utility service, and of the proposed plan or system pursuant to which such property is to be acquried and used; providing for the manner of submitting such propositions to the voters at elections; specifying the minimum vote required on such propositions; and making similar provision for pending condemnation actions or proceedings to acquire such property before incurring indebtedness.||”|
Path to the ballot
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1940 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- State of Washington Initiatives to the People
State of Washington
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Public Lands | Director of Labor and Industries | Chairman of Utilities and Transportation |