Washington Federal Lands to the State, SJR 132 (1980)

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The Washington Federal Lands to the State Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 132, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have removed from the constitution the legal barriers for the state to control unappropriated federal public lands. The measure would have amended Article XXVI of the Washington Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington SJR 132 (1980)
Defeatedd No864,85059.90%
Yes 579,060 40.10%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the constitution be amended to provide that the state no longer disclaims all rights to unappropriated federal public lands?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1980 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.