Washington Blue Sky Law, Initiative 6 (1914)
The Washington Blue Sky Law Initiative, also known as Initiative 6, was on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have empowered the public service commission to regulate businesses to prevent fraud in the dealings of securities, including land, stocks and bonds.
Initiative 6 is a "blue sky law," which are laws designed to prevent fraud in the sale of securities to investors and others.
|Washington Initiative 6 (1914)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||An act relating to corporations, copartnerships, associations and persons engaged in the business of dealing in lands, stocks, bonds and other securitites, to prevent fraud and imposition in the sale of the same, and tranferring to the public service commission all authority vested in the secretary of state in respect to corporations.||”|
Path to the ballot
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1914 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- State of Washington Initiatives to the People
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1914 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 20, 2013
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, "Blue Sky Laws," accessed September 20, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 20, 2013
State of Washington
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