Washington Eminent Domain, Amendment to Article I Sec. 16 (1908)
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. The measure would have amended Section 16 of Article I of the Washington State Constitution.
|Washington Amendment to Article I, Section 16 (1908)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||Proposed amendment to section 16 of Article 1 of the Constitution, relating to the exercise of the power of eminent domain.||”|
- Washington Eminent Domain, Amendment to Article I Sec. 16 (1906)
- Washington Eminent Domain, Amendment to Article I Sec. 16 (1920)
- Washington Immediate Possession in Eminent Domain, HJR 22 (1956)
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- The San Juan Islander, "Proposed Amendment to State Constitution," October 31, 1908
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