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Washington 1940 ballot measures

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1942
1938

Six statewide ballot measures were on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Washington.

On the ballot

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 139 Utilities Requires voter approval for the issuance of bonds, securities, or other financial obligations to public utility districts Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 141 Welfare Provides a $40 monthly grant to those over 65 years of age Approveda
LRSS Referendum 5 Taxes Limits the aggregate annual rate of levy on real and personal property for state, county, city or town, school district and road district purposes to forty mills and limited the tax levy for public universities to two mills Approveda
LRCA SJR 1 Term Limits Repeals the limitations against county officers holding more than two successive terms Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8 Business Provided that stockholders of banks organized under the laws of Washington be relieved from personal liability to the same extent as stockholders in national banks Approveda
LRCA HJR 13 Gov't Salaries Allows voters or the legislature to increase, decrease, or fix the salaries of state officers Defeatedd

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Washington

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