Washington State Flood Control Fund, Referendum 4 (1936)

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The Washington State Flood Control Fund Bill, also known as Referendum 4, was on the November 3, 1936 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have established a fund for flood control mechanisms through the issuance of bonds and tax levies.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 4
Defeatedd No334,03574.55%
Yes 114,055 25.45%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act relating to flood control, participated in by the federal and state governments; authorizing a state indebtedness of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000.00) therefore, to be evidenced by bonds designated as "General Obligation Bonds of 1936," and providing a sinking fund by a tax levy for their redemption; establishing a "State Flood Control Fund" and appropriating five million dollars ($5,000,000.00), or the necessary amount therefrom, to pay expenses incurred under and in carrying out the purposes of the Act.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1936 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.