A Washington Lobbyists Regulation ballot measure
, or Referred Bill 24
was on the November 7, 1972 ballot
in the State of Washington
as a legislatively-referred state statute
, where it was approved.
| Referred Bill 24|
| Yes|| 696,455|| 54.72%|
Text of measure
The question on the ballot was, "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."