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Washington Equalized Compensation for Veterans, Referendum 2 (1920)

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The Washington Equalized Compensation for Veterans Bill, also known as Referendum 2, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure provided for the payment of equalized compensation to veterans of World War I who were residents of Washington at the time of their entry into service.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 2 (1920)
Approveda Yes 224,356 71.8%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act providing for the payment of equalized compensation to veterans of the war with the Central Allied Powers who were bona fide residents of the State of Washington at the time of their entry into the service, authorizing the issuance and sale of state bonds to pay such compensation and the levy of a tax to pay said bonds, appropriating the proceeds of the sale of such bonds for the payment of such compensation and expenses incident thereto, and providing penalties for violations of this act.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1920 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 16, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.