Washington Shared Earnings for Common Carriers, HJR 57 (1977)

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The Washington Shared Earnings for Common Carriers Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 57, was on the November 8, 1977 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted railroad companies to share earnings within boundaries established by the legislature or the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.[1] The measure repealed Section 14 of Article XII of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington HJR 67 (1977)
Approveda Yes 447,544 57.36%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 14 of Article XII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the constitutional prohibition against the common carrier doing the carrying sharing earnings with another common carrier be repealed?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1977 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 22, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 22, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.