Washington Disability Compensation, Referendum 28 (1950)

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A Washington Accident and Health Insurance, Referendum 28 was on the November 7, 1950 ballot in the State of Washington as a veto referendum, where it succeeded in overturning an act of the Washington State Legislature.

Election results

Referendum 28
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No467,57474.04%
Yes 163,923 25.96%


A "yes" vote for a veto referendum is a vote in favor of the legislative act that those who collected signatures to force onto the ballot are hoping to overturn. A "no" vote is a vote against the legislative act that provoked the veto referendum.

In this case, only sections 1 through 5 of Chapter 235, Laws of 1949 became law; the remaining sections of Chapter 235 were rejected. Chapter 235 pertained to accident and health insurance covering employees eligible for unemployment compensation.


Text on the Ballot

AN ACT establishing a system of disability compensation for certain employed persons.


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