The Washington Building Authority Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 17, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the legislature to create a state agency called the state building authority.  The measure added Section 9 of Article VIII to the Washington Constitution.
| Washington SJR 17 (1968)|
| Yes|| 521,162|| 51.07%|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
- See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 9 of Article VIII
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Shall Article VIII of the State Constitution be amended by adding a new section authorizing creation by the legislature of a state building authority to construct buildings and improvements for lease to state agencies or departments for up to seventy-five years, and to finance such construction through issuance of bonds or other evidences of indebtedness to be paid from the authority's revenues which would not be subject to the constitutional debt limitation?