A Liberalization of Social Security Benefits Act, Initiative 172
ballot proposition was on the November 2, 1948 statewide ballot
in the State of Washington
as an Initiative to the People
, where it was approved.
Initiative 172, once it was enacted, became known as Chapter 6, Laws of 1949.
| Initiative 172|
| Yes|| 420,751|| 55.4%|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 172 was filed on February 26, 1948.
Text on the Ballot
An act relating to Citizens' Security, providing a minimum standard of living of sixty dollars ($60) a month for needy Senior Citizens and needy Blind, establishing uniform standards for eligibility and amounts of assistance for all categories of public assistance, providing for additional care and funeral benefits, providing for administrative procedures and conformance with Federal Social Security laws, abolishing liens, repealing certain acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith, and appropriating six million five hundred thousand dollars ($6,500,000).