Washington Water Pollution Control Bonds, Referendum 17 (1968)

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The Washington Water Pollution Control Bonds Bill, also known as Referendum 17, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Washington as an legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure authorized $25 million in bonds for the construction and improvement of water pollution control facilities.[1]


By 1970 not all of the authorized bonds were sold, despite the January 1, 1971 deadline. As a result, the legislature put Referendum 23 on the ballot to remove the deadline from the statute. That measure was approved.

Election results

Washington Referendum 17 (1968)
Approveda Yes 845,372 75.38%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An ACT providing for the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding $25,000,000 to finance grants by the pollution control commission to public bodies, in conjunction with federal grants authorized pursuant to the federal water pollution control act, for the purpose of aiding in the construction and improvement of water pollution control facilities; providing for payment of the bonds from unpledged retail sales tax revenue or other means authorized by the legislature; and appropriating $9,000,000 to the pollution control commission for the above described purposes during the present biennium.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1968 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 27, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.