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Washington Lobbyists Regulation, Referendum 24 (1972)

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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.

Election results

Referred Bill 24
Approveda 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."

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