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Washington 1986 ballot measures

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1987
1985

Six statewide ballot measures were on the November 4, 1986 ballot in the State of Washington.

On the ballot

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 40 Nuclear Authorizes state officials to continue challenging the federal selection of nuclear waste repository locations Approveda
ITL Initiative 90 Taxes Increases sales tax to fund wildlife conservation and recreation programs Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 136 Judiciary Expands the authority and membership of the commission reviewing judicial conduct Approveda
LRCA SJR 138 Elections Modifies the process of filling vacancies in state legislative and county offices Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 49 Gov't Salaries Establishes an independent commission to set salaries for elected officials Approveda
LRCA HJR 55 Education Permits voters to approve tax levies to finance school construction not exceeding six years Approveda

See also

Ballot measures
in Washington State
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Constitutional amendments
Initiatives to the People
Initiatives to the Legislature
Statutes referred by Legislature
Veto referendums
Political topics on the ballot
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Information discrepancy:

The November 4, 1986 ballot measure election results published by the Washington Secretary of State reflect that there were six ballot measures on the November 4, 1986 ballot.

However, the official 1986 election results list, as of January 2010, alludes to "House Joint Resolution 55" which is said to have been approved as an amendment to the Washington State Constitution. HJR 55 is said to have had as its ballot title, "Shall the legislature be authorized, but not required, to establish reasonable transportation rates for both passengers and freight?"

There are two reasons for thinking this might be an error:

1. The online published copy of the Washington State Constitution does not show such an amendment passing in 1986, even though it does list all successful amendments (embedded in the text of the constitution), as of January 2010. 2. An article in the Anchorage Daily News from 1986 that provides an overview of the four proposed constitutional amendments on the 1986 ballot says nothing about any proposed amendment having anything to do with transportation rates. Instead, the Anchorage Daily News article alludes to what is listed above as Amendment 79.