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Washington "Hotelmen's Liquor", Initiative 18 (1916)

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The Washington Brewers' Hotel Bill, Initiative 1A, was on the November 7, 1916 general election ballot in Washington, where it was defeated.

Sponsors filed signatures to qualify it for the ballot as an Initiative to the Legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, as provided by state constitution the measure was placed on the ballot.


Election results

Initiative 1A
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No263,39057.63%
Yes 48,354 42.37%

Alcohol on the Washington ballot

Text on the Ballot

An act relating to alcoholic liquor; to remove burdensome restrictions upon the rights of householders to purchase and keep on hand alcoholic beverages for home consumption; to authorize the manufacture and sale of malt liquor; to authorize the furnishing of alcoholic beverages to guests in hotels; to authorize the granting of licenses to brewers, to their selling agents, and to hotel keepers; to restrict and regulate the business to be carried on under such licenses; declaring violations of such restrictions to be misdemeanors, and prescribing penalties therefore.

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