Washington Land Use, Referendum 48 (1995)

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Referendum 48 or R-48, a veto referendum, was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was overturned an act of the Washington State Legislature.

R-48 challenged a law recently enacted by the Washington State Legislature: Chapter 98, Laws of 1995, originally certified as Initiative Measure No.164. A "yes" vote was a vote in favor of that law, a "no" vote was a vote against that law.

Chapter 98, Laws of 1995 restricted land-use regulations and expanded the liability of local governments to compensate landowners for reduced property values of land brought about by government regulations.

Election results

Referendum 48
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No796,86959.39%
Yes 544,788 40.61%

Path to the ballot

The language for the measure was filed on April 19, 1995 by Lucy B. Steers of Seattle.

231,122 signatures were submitted on July 21, 1995 and the Washington Secretary of State deemed that there were sufficient signatures to put R-48 to a vote of the people.

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