Washington Restrictions on Commercial Fishing, Initiative 696 (1999)

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The Washington Restrictions on Commercial Fishing Initiative, also known as Initiative 695, was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited commercial net fishing in fresh or marine waters within the state, except for tribal fishing conducted under valid treaties.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 696 (1999)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,044,87260.49%
Yes 682,380 39.51%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall commercial net, troll, and trawl fishing be prohibited in Washington state fresh and marine waters, except tribal fisheries conducted under a valid treaty right?[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 696 was filed on January 4, 1999 by Thomas E. Nelson of Seattle. 234,750 signatures were collected 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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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1999 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 3, 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 3, 2013