Washington State Building Authority, SJR 17 (1968)

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The Washington Building Authority Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 17, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the legislature to create a state agency called the state building authority.[1] The measure added Section 9 of Article VIII to the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 17 (1968)
Approveda Yes 521,162 51.07%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 9 of Article VIII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Article VIII of the State Constitution be amended by adding a new section authorizing creation by the legislature of a state building authority to construct buildings and improvements for lease to state agencies or departments for up to seventy-five years, and to finance such construction through issuance of bonds or other evidences of indebtedness to be paid from the authority's revenues which would not be subject to the constitutional debt limitation?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1968 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 27, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 27, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.