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Washington Ownership of Land by Aliens, SJR 4 (1960)

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The Washington Ownership of Land by Aliens Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 4, was on the November 8, 1960 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have removed restrictions on ownership of land in the state by non-residential foreigners. The measure would have repealed Section 33 of Article II of the Washington Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington SJR 4 (1960)
Defeatedd No564,25054.73%
Yes 466,705 45.27%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the constitutional restriction upon the ownership of land in the State of Washington by aliens be removed by repealing Section 33, Article II as amended by Amendments 24 and 29 of the State Constitution?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1960 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 9, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.