State of Washington Rights of Crime Victims, SJR 8200 (1989)

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The Washington Rights of Crime Victims, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 8200, was on the November 7, 1989 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure amended the State Constitution to provide victims of charged felony crimes with certain rights.[1] It added Section 35 to Article I of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 8200 (1989)
Approveda Yes 789,266 78.11%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 35 of Article I

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the State Constitution be amended to provide that victims of charged felony crimes shall have certain basic fundamental rights?"[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1989 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 15, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 15, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.