Washington Liquor Regulations and Felonies, Initiative 61 (1932)

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The Washington Liquor Regulations and Felonies Initiative, also known as Initiative 61, was on the November 8, 1932 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure removed regulations on the importation, manufacturing, and possession of liquors, but continued felony status for the selling of alcohol to minors or in saloons.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 61 (1932)
Approveda Yes 341,450 62.12%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act relating to intoxicating liquors; amending the statute relating to the sale thereof to minors, but continuing in force the provision that such sales shall be a felony; repealing certain statutes relating to intoxicating liquors and to the importation, receipt, purchase, transportation, manufacture, gift, exchange, possession, use, sale and disposition thereof, and providing that such repeals shall not have the effect of reviving or making effective any law providing for the licensing and operation of saloons.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 61 was filed on January 9, 1932. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1932 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 13, 2013