Washington Teacher's Retirement Fund, Referendum 1 (1914)

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The Washington Teacher's Retirement Fund Act, also known as Referendum 1, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have established a retirement fund for public education professionals, such as teachers, supervisors, principles and superintendents, empowered a board of trustees to oversee the fund and defined the sources of the fund.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 1 (1914)
Defeatedd No252,35681.04%
Yes 59,051 18.96%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An act to establish a retirement fund to be used in payment of annuities and benefits to retired teachers, principals, supervisors, supervising principals and superintendents of the public school in the State of Washington; creating a board of trustees; defining the sources from which said fund shall be raised; providing for the levy of taxes and regulating the collection, management and disbursement of said fund.[2]

Path to the ballot

Referendum 1 was filed on March 11, 1913. 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, "1914 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 20, 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 20, 2013