Washington Bear-Baiting Act, Initiative 655 (1996)
Text on the Ballot
The question asked on the ballot was, "Shall it be a gross misdemeanor to take, hunt, or attract black bears with bait, or to hunt bears, cougars, bobcat or lynx with dogs?"
Path to the ballot
- The ballot language was filed with the Washington Secretary of State on January 5, 1996 by Joseph F. Scott of Seattle.
- 228,148 signatures were collected to qualify the measure for the ballot.
- State of Washington 1996 ballot measure election results
- 1996 Washington Ballot Measures Details
- List of all 1996 Initiatives to the People
- List of all Initiatives to the People in Washington, starting in 1914.
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