Washington Greyhound Racing, Initiative 258 (1972)

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A Greyhound Racing, Initiative 238 ballot proposition was on the November 7, 1972 statewide ballot in the State of Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated.

If I-258 had passed, it would have allowed a greyhound race track in any Washington city with a population over 150,000.

Election results

Initiative 258
Defeatedd No895,38562.98%
Yes 526,371 37.02%

Text of measure

The question asked on the ballot was, "An ACT authorizing each city with a population over 150,000 to grant one franchise permitting greyhound racing meets; prescribing qualifications for franchises; authorizing parimutuel wagering; allowing franchisees ten percent of all moneys wagered; requiring payment of a tax of five percent of parimutuel machine gross receipts in lieu of all other taxes to the licensing city; authorizing the licensing city to pay not to exceed two and one-half percent of the net tax after subtracting costs to the county; and repealing inconsistent acts.

Path to the ballot

I-258 was filed on January 7, 1972 by Donald Nicholson. 151,856 signatures were filed on July 7, 1972, qualifying I-258 for the ballot.

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