Washington Bonuses for WWII Veterans, Initiative 169 (1948)

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A Bonus for World War II Veterans Act, Initiative 169 ballot proposition was on the November 2, 1948 statewide ballot in the State of Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved.

Initiative 169 was found unconstitutional by the Washington Supreme Court on February 4, 1949. Later that year, the Washington State Legislature enacted similar legislation as Chapter 180, Laws of 1949.

Election results

Initiative 169
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 438,518 56.52%
No337,41043.48%

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Initiative 169 was filed on January 2, 1948.

Text on the Ballot

An act providing for the payment of additional compensation to veterans of World War II; establishing administrative procedures; authorizing the issuance and sale of state bonds and allocating the revenues thereof to a compensation fund; providing for the retirement of the bonds through the proceeds of a tobacco tax; making an appropriation and providing penalties.

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