Washington Lobbyists Regulation, Referendum 24 (1972)

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The Washington Lobbyists Regulation Bill, also known as Referendum 24, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure regulated legislative lobbying.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 24 (1972)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 696,455 54.72%
No576,40445.28%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

An ACT regulating legislative lobbying; amending a prior 1967 act relating thereto; continuing to require registration of lobbyists but specifically defining lobbying as attempting to influence, through direct contact with state legislators, the passage or defeat of any legislation; requiring lobbyists to file itemized and detailed reports of lobbying expenditures during legislative sessions; transferring general responsibility for enforcement from the attorney general to the Senate and House Boards of Ethics; authorizing these boards to direct the attorney general to exercise certain enforcement powers; and replacing present criminal penalties with civil remedies including damages and injunctions against lobbyists and other violators.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1972 Voters Pamphlet", accessed August 23, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.