Washington Disability Compensation, Referendum 28 (1950)

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The Washington Disability Compensation Act, also known as Referendum 28, was on the November 7, 1950 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have established a system of disability compensation for certain types of employees.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 28 (1950)
Defeatedd No467,57474.04%
Yes 163,923 25.96%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

AN ACT establishing a system of disability compensation for certain employed persons.[2]

Path to the ballot

Referendum 28 was filed on March 30, 1949. Signatures were submitted on June 8, 1949, 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, "1950 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, "History of Referendum Measures", accessed September 11, 2013