Article XVII, Washington State Constitution

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Article XVII of the Washington State Constitution is labeled Tide Lands. It includes sections 1 and 2, for a total of two sections.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Declaration of State Ownership.

The state of Washington asserts its ownership to the beds and shores of all navigable waters in the state up to and including the line of ordinary high tide, in waters where the tide ebbs and flows, and up to and including the line of ordinary high water within the banks of all navigable rivers and lakes: Provided, that this section shall not be construed so as to debar any person from asserting his claim to vested rights in the courts of the state.

Harbors and tide waters: Art. 15.

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Disclaimer of Certain Lands.

The state of Washington disclaims all title in and claim to all tide, swamp and overflowed lands, patented by the United States: Provided, the same is not impeached for fraud.

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