Washington State Timber Resources Board, Referendum 27 (1946)
The Washington State Timber Resources Board Act, also known as Referendum 27, was on the November 5, 1946 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have created a State Timber Resource Board, which would have regulated timber harvesting from all state forest lands.
|Washington Referendum 27 (1946)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||An act creating a State Timber Resources Board; making all sales of state timber and state grant forest lands subject to final approval by such Board; fixing qualifications of the Supervisor of Forestry; reqiring him to exercise the powers, functions and duties relative to sales of state timber, reforestation, forestry policy, management and practice now exercised by the Board of State Land Commissioners, State Capitol Committee, State Forest Board, Commissioner of Public Lands and State Parks Committee; all of the purpose of centralizing state timber sales and management.||”|
Path to the ballot
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1946 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- State of Washington History of Referendum Measures
State of Washington
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Public Lands | Director of Labor and Industries | Chairman of Utilities and Transportation |