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Article XV has been amended one time, in 1932.
 
Article XV has been amended one time, in 1932.
  
* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 15 (1931)]]
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* [[Washington Harbor Lines, House Bill 195 (1932)]]
  
 
==Section 1==
 
==Section 1==
  
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'''Harbor Line Commission and Restraints on Disposition.'''
 
'''Harbor Line Commission and Restraints on Disposition.'''
  
The legislature shall provide for the appointment of a commission whose duty it shall be to locate and establish harbor lines in the navigable waters of all harbors, estuaries, bays and inlets of this state, wherever such navigable waters lie within or in front of the corporate limits of any city, or within one mile thereof on either side. Any harbor line so located or established may thereafter be changed, relocated or reestablished by the commission pursuant to such provision as may be made therefor by the legislature. The state shall never give, sell or lease to any private person, corporation, or association any rights whatever in the waters beyond such harbor lines, nor shall any of the area lying between any harbor line and the line of ordinary high water, and within not less than fifty feet nor more than two thousand feet of such harbor line (as the commission shall determine) be sold or granted by the state, nor its rights to control the same relinquished, but such area shall be forever reserved for landings, wharves, streets, and other conveniences of navigation and commerce.
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The legislature shall provide for the appointment of a commission whose duty it shall be to locate and establish harbor lines in the navigable waters of all harbors, estuaries, bays and inlets of this state, wherever such navigable waters lie within or in front of the corporate limits of any city, or within one mile thereof on either side. Any harbor line so located or established may thereafter be changed, relocated or reestablished by the commission pursuant to such provision as may be made therefore by the legislature. The state shall never give, sell or lease to any private person, corporation, or association any rights whatever in the waters beyond such harbor lines, nor shall any of the area lying between any harbor line and the line of ordinary high water, and within not less than fifty feet nor more than two thousand feet of such harbor line (as the commission shall determine) be sold or granted by the state, nor its rights to control the same relinquished, but such area shall be forever reserved for landings, wharves, streets, and other conveniences of navigation and commerce.<ref name="wa">[http://www.leg.wa.gov/LAWSANDAGENCYRULES/Pages/constitution.aspx ''Washington State Legislature'', "Washington Constitution," accessed March 30, 2014]</ref>
 
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===Amendments===
 
===Amendments===
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* [[Washington Harbor Lines, House Bill 195 (1932)|Constitutional Amendment 15]], approved on [[1932 ballot measures#Washington|November, 1932]].
  
* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 15 (1931)|Constitutional Amendment 15]], approved on [[1932 ballot measures#Washington|November, 1932]].
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''[[Article XVII, Washington State Constitution|Tide lands: Art. 17]].''
 
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''Tide lands: Art. 17.''
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| '''Original text - Art. 15 Section 1'''
 
| '''Original text - Art. 15 Section 1'''
  
HARBOR LINE COMMISSION AND RESTRAINT ON DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN TIDE LANDS -- The legislature shall provide for the appointment of a commission whose duty it shall be to locate and establish harbor lines in the navigable waters of all harbors, estuaries, bays and inlets of this state, wherever such navigable waters lie within or in front of the corporate limits of any city or within one mile thereof on either side. The state shall never give, sell or lease to any private person, corporation or association any rights whatever in the waters beyond such harbor lines, nor shall any of the area lying between any harbor line and the line of ordinary high tide, and within not less than fifty feet nor more than six hundred feet of such harbor line (as the commission shall determine) be sold or granted by the state, nor its right to control the same relinquished, but such area shall be forever reserved for landings, wharves, streets and other conveniences of navigation and commerce.
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HARBOR LINE COMMISSION AND RESTRAINT ON DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN TIDE LANDS -- The legislature shall provide for the appointment of a commission whose duty it shall be to locate and establish harbor lines in the navigable waters of all harbors, estuaries, bays and inlets of this state, wherever such navigable waters lie within or in front of the corporate limits of any city or within one mile thereof on either side. The state shall never give, sell or lease to any private person, corporation or association any rights whatever in the waters beyond such harbor lines, nor shall any of the area lying between any harbor line and the line of ordinary high tide, and within not less than fifty feet nor more than six hundred feet of such harbor line (as the commission shall determine) be sold or granted by the state, nor its right to control the same relinquished, but such area shall be forever reserved for landings, wharves, streets and other conveniences of navigation and commerce.<ref name="wa"/>
 
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==Section 2==
 
==Section 2==
  
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'''Leasing and Maintenance of Wharves, Docks, Etc.'''
 
'''Leasing and Maintenance of Wharves, Docks, Etc.'''
  
The legislature shall provide general laws for the leasing of the right to build and maintain wharves, docks and other structures, upon the areas mentioned in section one of this article, but no lease shall be made for any term longer than thirty years, or the legislature may provide by general laws for the building and maintaining upon such area wharves, docks, and other structures.
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The legislature shall provide general laws for the leasing of the right to build and maintain wharves, docks and other structures, upon the areas mentioned in section one of this article, but no lease shall be made for any term longer than thirty years, or the legislature may provide by general laws for the building and maintaining upon such area wharves, docks, and other structures.<ref name="wa"/>
 
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==Section 3==
 
==Section 3==
  
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'''Extension of Streets over Tide Lands.'''
 
'''Extension of Streets over Tide Lands.'''
  
Municipal corporations shall have the right to extend their streets over intervening tide lands to and across the area reserved as herein provided.
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Municipal corporations shall have the right to extend their streets over intervening tide lands to and across the area reserved as herein provided.<ref name="wa"/>
 
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==See also==
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* [[State constitution]]
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* [[Constitutional article]]
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* [[Constitutional amendment]]
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* [[Constitutional revision]]
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* [[Constitutional convention]]
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* [[Amendment|Amendments]]
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** [[Initiated constitutional amendment]]
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** [[Legislatively-referred constitutional amendment]]
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** [[Publication requirements for proposed state constitutional amendments]]
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** [[Rules about constitutional conventions in state constitutions]]
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** [[State constitutional articles governing state legislatures]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://www.leg.wa.gov/LAWSANDAGENCYRULES/Pages/constitution.aspx ''Washington State Legislature'', "Washington Constitution"]
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* [http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/publications_view_pdf.aspx?i=SL_knapporigin/SL_knapporigin.pdf ''Washington State SOS'', "The Origin of the Constitution of the State of Washington"]
  
* [http://www.leg.wa.gov/LawsAndAgencyRules/Constitution.htm Washington State Constitution]
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==Additional reading==
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* [http://www.amazon.com/The-Washington-State-Constitution-Constitutions/dp/0313274649 Utter, Robert F., and Hugh D. Spitzer. (2002). ''The Washington State Constitution: A Reference Guide'', Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing]
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* [http://www.amazon.com/Washington-Constitution-Oxford-Commentaries-Constitutions/dp/0199946167 Utter, Robert F., and Hugh D. Spitzer. (2013). ''The Washington State Constitution'', New York, New York: Oxford University Press]
  
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==References==
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Article XV of the Washington State Constitution is labeled Harbors and Tide Waters. It includes sections 1-3, for a total of three sections.

Article XV has been amended one time, in 1932.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Harbor Line Commission and Restraints on Disposition.

The legislature shall provide for the appointment of a commission whose duty it shall be to locate and establish harbor lines in the navigable waters of all harbors, estuaries, bays and inlets of this state, wherever such navigable waters lie within or in front of the corporate limits of any city, or within one mile thereof on either side. Any harbor line so located or established may thereafter be changed, relocated or reestablished by the commission pursuant to such provision as may be made therefore by the legislature. The state shall never give, sell or lease to any private person, corporation, or association any rights whatever in the waters beyond such harbor lines, nor shall any of the area lying between any harbor line and the line of ordinary high water, and within not less than fifty feet nor more than two thousand feet of such harbor line (as the commission shall determine) be sold or granted by the state, nor its rights to control the same relinquished, but such area shall be forever reserved for landings, wharves, streets, and other conveniences of navigation and commerce.[1]

Amendments

Tide lands: Art. 17.

Original text

Original text - Art. 15 Section 1

HARBOR LINE COMMISSION AND RESTRAINT ON DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN TIDE LANDS -- The legislature shall provide for the appointment of a commission whose duty it shall be to locate and establish harbor lines in the navigable waters of all harbors, estuaries, bays and inlets of this state, wherever such navigable waters lie within or in front of the corporate limits of any city or within one mile thereof on either side. The state shall never give, sell or lease to any private person, corporation or association any rights whatever in the waters beyond such harbor lines, nor shall any of the area lying between any harbor line and the line of ordinary high tide, and within not less than fifty feet nor more than six hundred feet of such harbor line (as the commission shall determine) be sold or granted by the state, nor its right to control the same relinquished, but such area shall be forever reserved for landings, wharves, streets and other conveniences of navigation and commerce.[1]

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Leasing and Maintenance of Wharves, Docks, Etc.

The legislature shall provide general laws for the leasing of the right to build and maintain wharves, docks and other structures, upon the areas mentioned in section one of this article, but no lease shall be made for any term longer than thirty years, or the legislature may provide by general laws for the building and maintaining upon such area wharves, docks, and other structures.[1]

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Extension of Streets over Tide Lands.

Municipal corporations shall have the right to extend their streets over intervening tide lands to and across the area reserved as herein provided.[1]

See also

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