A Marine Recreation Land Act, Initiative 215
ballot proposition was on the November 3, 1964 statewide ballot
in the State of Washington
as an Initiative to the People
, where it was approved.
Initiative 215, once it was enacted, became known as Chapter 5, Laws of 1965.
| Initiative 215|
| Yes|| 665,737|| 63.56%|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 215 was filed on January 3, 1964 by the Citizens for Outdoor Recreation, Marvin B. Durning, Chairman. Signature were filed on July 3, 1964 to qualify the measure for the ballot.
Text on the Ballot
An Act Providing for the use of monies, derived from existing motor vehicle fuel taxes paid by purchasers of fuel used in watercraft and not reclaimed by them as presently allowed by law, for the acquisition or improvement of land on fresh or salt water for marine recreational purposes. The act provides methods for determining the proportion of motor vehicle fuel tax paid for marine fuel, and it provides for distributing the unreclaimed monies one-half to the state and one-half to local government units. The act also creates a committee for outdoor recreation and makes appropriations.