Washington Alcohol Regulations by the Drink, Initiative 171 (1948)

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A Liquor by the Drink With Restrictions Act, Initiative 171 ballot proposition was on the November 2, 1948 statewide ballot in the State of Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. Initiative 171, once it was enacted, became known as Chapter 5, Laws of 1949.

Election results

Initiative 171
Approveda Yes 416,227 52.71%

Path to the ballot

Initiative 171 was filed on January 19, 1948.

Title on the Ballot

An act providing for the regulation and control of the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink; restricting licenses to restaurants, hotels, clubs, certain places on trains, boats and airplanes, and qualified tourist establishments; limiting such licenses to one for each fifteen hundred (1500) of population; prescribing license fees up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) per annum and surety bond of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for payment of penalties; providing terms of office for liquor board members, with removal for cause only; distributing such license fees to the State College and University for medical and biological research; defining terms and repealing conflicting acts.

Alcohol on the Washington ballot

Alcohol in 1948

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