Washington State Employed Chaplains, SJR 14 (1958)

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The Washington State Employed Chaplains Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 14, was on the November 4, 1958 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure empowered the legislature to employ a chaplain for custodial, correctional and mental institutions as they deem justified.[1] The measure amended Section 11 of Article I of the Washington Constitution.[2]

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Washington SJR 14 (1958)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 492,047 63.76%
No279,70036.24%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

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See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 11 of Article I

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall Article I, Section 11 of the state constitution as amended by Amendment 4 be further amended to provide that the legislature may authorize the employment by the state of a chaplain for such of the state custodial, correctional and mental institutions as seems justified to the legislature?

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