Washington Public University Investments Amendment, SJR 8223 (2012)

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Public University Investments Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Washington Constitution
Referred by:Washington State Legislature
The Washington Public University Investments Amendment was on the November 6, 2012 statewide ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure provided a clear authority to state research universities to invest funds, according to the text of the measure. According to the Washington Secretary of State's office, the measure dealt with investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University.[1]

The formal title of the bill was SJR 8223.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are official election results:

Washington SJR 8223
Defeatedd No1,602,78556.01%
Yes 1,258,969 43.99%

Election results via Washington Secretary of State's website.


No formal campaign in favor of the measure was identified by Ballotpedia.


No formal campaign in opposition of the measure was identified by Ballotpedia.

Path to the ballot

A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Washington State Legislature was required to refer an amendment to the ballot.