Washington Eminent Domain, Amendment to Article I Sec. 16 (1908)

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The Washington Eminent Domain Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article I, Section 16, was on the November 3, 1908 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have defined when eminent domain is permissible and for compensation for taken property.[1] The measure would have amended Section 16 of Article I of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington Amendment to Article I, Section 16 (1908)
Defeatedd No52,72166.26%
Yes 26,849 33.74%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Proposed amendment to section 16 of Article 1 of the Constitution, relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain.[3]

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  1. The San Juan Islander, "Proposed Amendment to State Constitution," October 31, 1908
  2. 2.0 2.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "November 1908 General Election," accessed September 20, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.