Washington Public Funding of Private Water Conservation Efforts, SJR 8210 (1989)

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The Washington Public Funding of Private Conservation Efforts Amendment, also known as SRJ 8210, was on the November 7, 1989 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted local governments to finance private efforts to conserve water.[1] It amended Section 10 of Article VIII of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 8210 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 622,494 63.95%
No350,87636.05%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text on the Ballot

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 10 of Article VIII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the State constitution permit local governments to finance, from the revenues of water sales, private efforts to conserve water?[3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Article VIII, section 10. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7 of this Article, any county, city, town, quasi municipal corporation, municipal corporation, or political subdivision of the state which is engaged in the sale or distribution of water or energy may, as authorized by the legislature, use public moneys or credit derived from operating revenues from the sale of water or energy to assist the owners of structures or equipment in financing the acquisition and installation of materials and equipment for the conservation or more efficient use of water or energy in such structures or equipment. Except as provided in section 7 of this Article. an appropriate charge back shall be made for such extension of public moneys or credit and the same shall be a lien against the structure benefited or a security interest in the equipment benefited. Any financing for energy conservation authorized by this article shalf only be used for conservation purposes in existing structures and shall not be used for any purpose which results in a conversion from one energy source to another.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Office of the Secretary of State, "1989 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 15, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 15, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.