Washington Compensation for Legislators, SJR 20 (1936)

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The Washington Compensation for Legislators, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 20, was on the November 3, 1936 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have compensated state legislators ten dollars per day, five dollars for expenses and five dollars for services. The measure would have amended Section 23 of Article II of the Washington State Constitution.

Election results

Washington SJR 20 (1936)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No313,66071.56%
Yes 124,639 28.44%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

A Proposal authorizing the state of Washington to engage in the production and wholesale distribution, only, of electric energy; to assist the development of hydro-electric generating plants; to incur indebtedness by the issuance of bonds; providing for a commission and power districts, but not denying to any municipality, power district or political subdivision of the state the right to control its own utilities nor preventing the state from furnishing electric energy to its institutions and departments.[2]

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  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.