Washington Trunk Line Highways, Referendum 1 (1920)

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The Washington Truck Line Highways Bill, also known as Referendum 1, was on the November 2, 1920 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided for the construction of a state system of truck line highways through the issuance of bonds and other revenues.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 1 (1920)
Defeatedd No191,78362.02%
Yes 117,425 37.98%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act providing for the construction of a state system of trunk line hard surface highways, providing for the issuance and sale of state bonds to create a fund for such purpose and the redemption of such bonds from motor vehicle license fees and if the revenues from such license fees are insufficient, levying a tax for such deficiency.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1920 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 16, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.