Washington State Employed Chaplains, SJR 14 (1958)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Voting on Religion
Ballot Measures
By state
By year
Not on ballot
Local Measures
Washington Constitution
StateConstitutions Ballotpedia.jpg

The Washington State Employed Chaplains Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 14, was on the November 4, 1958 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure empowered the legislature to employ a chaplain for custodial, correctional and mental institutions as they deem justified.[1] The measure amended Section 11 of Article I of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 14 (1958)
Approveda Yes 492,047 63.76%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 11 of Article I

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Article I, Section 11 of the state constitution as amended by Amendment 4 be further amended to provide that the legislature may authorize the employment by the state of a chaplain for such of the state custodial, correctional and mental institutions as seems justified to the legislature?[3]

Similar measures

See also

Suggest a link

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1958 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 10, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 10, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.