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Washington Eminent Domain, Amendment to Article I Sec. 16 (1920)

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The Washington Eminent Domain Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article I, Section 16, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure declared that the taking of private property by the state for land reclamation and settlement is a public use.[1] The measure amended Section 16 of Article I of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

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Washington Amendment to Article I, Section 16 (1920)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 121,022 51.67%
No113,28748.35%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 16 of Article I

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act providing for the amendment of section 16, article 1 of the state constitution relating to eminent domain by declaring that the taking of private property by the state for land reclamation and settlement is a public use.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1920 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 16, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 16, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.