Washington Voter Approval for Energy Project Bonds, Initiative 394 (1981)

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The Washington Voter Approval for Energy Project Bonds Initiative, also known as Initiative 394, was on the November 3, 1981 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure established that the state must obtain approval from voters before selling bonds to finance a major public energy project.[1]

See Energy policy in Washington for a full explanation of energy policy across the state.

Election results

Washington Initiative 394 (1981)
Approveda Yes 532,178 58.06%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall public agencies obtain voter approval prior to issuing bonds for the construction or acquisition of major public energy projects?[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 394 was filed on January 6, 1981 by Steve Zemke of Seattle. 185,984 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1981 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 20, 2013