Washington State and Local Budgets, Referendum 9 (1916)

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The Washington State and Local Budgets Act, also known as Referendum 9, was on the November 7, 1916 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have required that state and local governments, as well as port, school and park districts, establish a budget and limit expenditures based on that budget.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 9 (1916)
Defeatedd No181,83367.6%
Yes 67,205 32.4%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An act relating to the raising and expenditure of revenues by counties, cities, towns, townships, port districts, school districts and metropolitan park districts, requiring the adoption of a budget by each of the same, limiting the manner of the expenditure of the revenues, prescribing the manner of paying claims filed after the close of the fiscal year, providing penalites of the violation thereof, and repealing section 5, chapter 151, Laws 1913, and sections 9208 to 9211, inclusive, together with the conflicting parts of sections 4512, 4521, 4537, 9212 of Remington & Ballinger's Annotated Codes and Statutes of Washington.[2]

Path to the ballot

Referendum 6 was filed on March 25, 1915. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1916 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 19, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "History of Referendum Measures," accessed September 19, 2013