Washington Industrial Insurance, Referendum 22 (1942)

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The Washington Industrial Insurance Act, also known as Referendum 22, was on the November 3, 1942 ballot in Washington as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus confirming the legislation. The measure expanded industrial insurance by increasing workers' benefits, raising the age of minor dependents, and lengthening the time allowed to file a claim.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 22 (1942)
Approveda Yes 246,257 69.35%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

An Act relating to industrial insurance; increasing certain benefit rights of injured workmen and their dependents; raising the age of minor dependents entitled to compensation from sixteen to eighteen years; extending the time for applying for the readjustment of certain claims; requiring the written consent of nonresident beneficiaries before monthly payments may be converted into lump-sum payments; and amending section 7679 and section 7681 of Remington's Revised Statutes.[2]

Path to the ballot

Referendum 22 was filed on April 3, 1941. Signatures were submitted on 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, "1942 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 12, 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 12, 2013