Washington Bonuses for WWII Veterans, Initiative 169 (1948)

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The Washington Bonuses for WWII Veterans Initiative, also known as Initiative 169, was on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure provided additional compensation for veterans of World War II.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 169 (1948)
Approveda Yes 438,518 56.52%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

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.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 169 was filed on January 2, 1948. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1948 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People", accessed September 11, 2013