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Article XVI has been amended three times, the first time in 1894 and most recently in 2007.
 
Article XVI has been amended three times, the first time in 1894 and most recently in 2007.
  
* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 1 (1894)]]
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* [[Washington Permanent School Fund, Amendment 1 (1894)]]
* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 44 (1966)]]
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* [[Washington Common School Fund Investments, Amendment 44 (1966)]]
* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 102 (2007)]]
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* [[Washington Rules Regarding Investment of Public University Funds, HJR 4215 (2007)]]
  
 
==Section 1==
 
==Section 1==
  
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'''Disposition of.'''
 
'''Disposition of.'''
  
All the public lands granted to the state are held in trust for all the people and none of such lands, nor any estate or interest therein, shall ever be disposed of unless the full market value of the estate or interest disposed of, to be ascertained in such manner as may be provided by law, be paid or safely secured to the state; nor shall any lands which the state holds by grant from the United States (in any case in which the manner of disposal and minimum price are so prescribed) be disposed of except in the manner and for at least the price prescribed in the grant thereof, without the consent of the United States.
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All the public lands granted to the state are held in trust for all the people and none of such lands, nor any estate or interest therein, shall ever be disposed of unless the full market value of the estate or interest disposed of, to be ascertained in such manner as may be provided by law, be paid or safely secured to the state; nor shall any lands which the state holds by grant from the United States (in any case in which the manner of disposal and minimum price are so prescribed) be disposed of except in the manner and for at least the price prescribed in the grant thereof, without the consent of the United States.<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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==Section 2==
 
==Section 2==
  
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'''Manner and Terms of Sale.'''
 
'''Manner and Terms of Sale.'''
  
None of the lands granted to the state for educational purposes shall be sold otherwise than at public auction to the highest bidder, the value thereof, less the improvements shall, before any sale, be appraised by a board of appraisers to be provided by law, the terms of payment also to be prescribed by law, and no sale shall be valid unless the sum bid be equal to the appraised value of said land. In estimating the value of such lands for disposal, the value of the improvements thereon shall be excluded: Provided, That the sale of all school and university land heretofore made by the commissioners of any county or the university commissioners when the purchase price has been paid in good faith, may be confirmed by the legislature.
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None of the lands granted to the state for educational purposes shall be sold otherwise than at public auction to the highest bidder, the value thereof, less the improvements shall, before any sale, be appraised by a board of appraisers to be provided by law, the terms of payment also to be prescribed by law, and no sale shall be valid unless the sum bid be equal to the appraised value of said land. In estimating the value of such lands for disposal, the value of the improvements thereon shall be excluded: Provided, That the sale of all school and university land heretofore made by the commissioners of any county or the university commissioners when the purchase price has been paid in good faith, may be confirmed by the legislature.<ref name="wa"/>
 
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==Section 3==
 
==Section 3==
  
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'''Limitations on Sales.'''
 
'''Limitations on Sales.'''
  
No more than one-fourth of the land granted to the state for educational purposes shall be sold prior to January 1, 1895, and not more than one-half prior to January 1, 1905: provided, that nothing herein shall be so construed as to prevent the state from selling the timber or stone off of any of the state lands in such manner and on such terms as may be prescribed by law: and provided, further, that no sale of timber lands shall be valid unless the full value of such lands is paid or secured to the state.
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No more than one-fourth of the land granted to the state for educational purposes shall be sold prior to January 1, 1895, and not more than one-half prior to January 1, 1905: provided, that nothing herein shall be so construed as to prevent the state from selling the timber or stone off of any of the state lands in such manner and on such terms as may be prescribed by law: and provided, further, that no sale of timber lands shall be valid unless the full value of such lands is paid or secured to the state.<ref name="wa"/>
 
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==Section 4==
 
==Section 4==
  
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'''How Much May Be Offered in Certain Cases --Platting of.'''
 
'''How Much May Be Offered in Certain Cases --Platting of.'''
  
No more than one hundred and sixty (160) acres of any granted lands of the state shall be offered for sale in one parcel, and all lands within the limits of any incorporated city or within two miles of the boundary of any incorporated city where the valuation of such land shall be found by appraisement to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per acre shall, before the same be sold, be platted into lots and blocks of not more than five acres in a block, and not more than one block shall be offered for sale in one parcel.
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No more than one hundred and sixty (160) acres of any granted lands of the state shall be offered for sale in one parcel, and all lands within the limits of any incorporated city or within two miles of the boundary of any incorporated city where the valuation of such land shall be found by appraisement to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per acre shall, before the same be sold, be platted into lots and blocks of not more than five acres in a block, and not more than one block shall be offered for sale in one parcel.<ref name="wa"/>
 
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==Section 5==
 
==Section 5==
  
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'''Investment of Permanent Common School Fund.'''
 
'''Investment of Permanent Common School Fund.'''
  
The permanent common school fund of this state may be invested as authorized by law.  
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The permanent common school fund of this state may be invested as authorized by law.<ref name="wa"/>
 
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===Amendments===
 
===Amendments===
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* [[Washington Permanent School Fund, Amendment 1 (1894)|Constitutional Amendment 1]], approved on [[1894 ballot measures#Washington|November 6, 1894]].
  
* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 1 (1893)|Constitutional Amendment 1]], approved on [[1894 ballot measures#Washington|November, 1894]].
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:INVESTMENT OF SCHOOL FUND -- ''None of the permanent school fund of this state shall ever be loaned to private persons or corporations, but it may be invested in national, state, county, municipal or school district bonds.''<ref name="wa"/>
  
:INVESTMENT OF SCHOOL FUND -- None of the permanent school fund of this state shall ever be loaned to private persons or corporations, but it may be invested in national, state, county, municipal or school district bonds.
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* [[Washington Common School Fund Investments, Amendment 44 (1966)|Constitutional Amendment 44]], approved on [[1966 ballot measures#Washington|November 8, 1966]].
 
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* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 44 (1965)|Constitutional Amendment 44]], approved on [[1966 ballot measures#Washington|November 8, 1966]].
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===Original text===
 
===Original text===
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| '''Original text - Art. 16 Section 5'''
 
| '''Original text - Art. 16 Section 5'''
  
INVESTMENT OF PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND -- None of the permanent school fund shall ever be loaned to private persons or corporations, but it may be invested in national, state, county or municipal bonds.
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INVESTMENT OF PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND -- None of the permanent school fund shall ever be loaned to private persons or corporations, but it may be invested in national, state, county or municipal bonds.<ref name="wa"/>
 
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''Funds for support of education: Art. 9 Section 3.''
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''[[Article IX, Washington State Constitution|Funds for support of education: Art. 9 Section 3]].''
  
 
==Section 6==
 
==Section 6==
  
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'''Investment of Higher Education Permanent Funds.'''
 
'''Investment of Higher Education Permanent Funds.'''
  
Notwithstanding the provisions of Article VIII, sections 5 and 7 and Article XII, section 9, or any other section or article of the Constitution of the state of Washington, the moneys of the permanent funds established for any of the institutions of higher education in this state may be invested as authorized by law. Without limitation, this shall include the authority to invest permanent funds held for the benefit of institutions of higher education in stocks or bonds issued by any association, company, or corporation if authorized by law.
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Notwithstanding the provisions of Article VIII, sections 5 and 7 and Article XII, section 9, or any other section or article of the Constitution of the state of Washington, the moneys of the permanent funds established for any of the institutions of higher education in this state may be invested as authorized by law. Without limitation, this shall include the authority to invest permanent funds held for the benefit of institutions of higher education in stocks or bonds issued by any association, company, or corporation if authorized by law.<ref name="wa"/>
 
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===Amendments===
 
===Amendments===
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* [[Washington House Joint Resolution 4215 (2007)|Constitutional Amendment 102]], approved on [[2007 ballot measures#Washington|November 6, 2007]].
  
* [[State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 102 (2007)|Constitutional Amendment 102]], approved on [[2007 ballot measures#Washington|November 6, 2007]].
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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 XVI of the Washington State Constitution is labeled School and Granted Lands. It includes sections 1-6, for a total of six sections.

Article XVI has been amended three times, the first time in 1894 and most recently in 2007.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Disposition of.

All the public lands granted to the state are held in trust for all the people and none of such lands, nor any estate or interest therein, shall ever be disposed of unless the full market value of the estate or interest disposed of, to be ascertained in such manner as may be provided by law, be paid or safely secured to the state; nor shall any lands which the state holds by grant from the United States (in any case in which the manner of disposal and minimum price are so prescribed) be disposed of except in the manner and for at least the price prescribed in the grant thereof, without the consent of the United States.[1]

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Manner and Terms of Sale.

None of the lands granted to the state for educational purposes shall be sold otherwise than at public auction to the highest bidder, the value thereof, less the improvements shall, before any sale, be appraised by a board of appraisers to be provided by law, the terms of payment also to be prescribed by law, and no sale shall be valid unless the sum bid be equal to the appraised value of said land. In estimating the value of such lands for disposal, the value of the improvements thereon shall be excluded: Provided, That the sale of all school and university land heretofore made by the commissioners of any county or the university commissioners when the purchase price has been paid in good faith, may be confirmed by the legislature.[1]

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Limitations on Sales.

No more than one-fourth of the land granted to the state for educational purposes shall be sold prior to January 1, 1895, and not more than one-half prior to January 1, 1905: provided, that nothing herein shall be so construed as to prevent the state from selling the timber or stone off of any of the state lands in such manner and on such terms as may be prescribed by law: and provided, further, that no sale of timber lands shall be valid unless the full value of such lands is paid or secured to the state.[1]

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

How Much May Be Offered in Certain Cases --Platting of.

No more than one hundred and sixty (160) acres of any granted lands of the state shall be offered for sale in one parcel, and all lands within the limits of any incorporated city or within two miles of the boundary of any incorporated city where the valuation of such land shall be found by appraisement to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per acre shall, before the same be sold, be platted into lots and blocks of not more than five acres in a block, and not more than one block shall be offered for sale in one parcel.[1]

Section 5

Text of Section 5:

Investment of Permanent Common School Fund.

The permanent common school fund of this state may be invested as authorized by law.[1]

Amendments

INVESTMENT OF SCHOOL FUND -- None of the permanent school fund of this state shall ever be loaned to private persons or corporations, but it may be invested in national, state, county, municipal or school district bonds.[1]

Original text

Original text - Art. 16 Section 5

INVESTMENT OF PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND -- None of the permanent school fund shall ever be loaned to private persons or corporations, but it may be invested in national, state, county or municipal bonds.[1]

Funds for support of education: Art. 9 Section 3.

Section 6

Text of Section 6:

Investment of Higher Education Permanent Funds.

Notwithstanding the provisions of Article VIII, sections 5 and 7 and Article XII, section 9, or any other section or article of the Constitution of the state of Washington, the moneys of the permanent funds established for any of the institutions of higher education in this state may be invested as authorized by law. Without limitation, this shall include the authority to invest permanent funds held for the benefit of institutions of higher education in stocks or bonds issued by any association, company, or corporation if authorized by law.[1]

Amendments

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