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Washington Elderly Assistance Grants, Initiative 141 (1940)

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An Old Age Pension Act, Initiative 141 ballot proposition was on the November 5, 1940 statewide ballot in the State of Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. Initiative 141 is now identified as Chapter 1, Laws of 1941.

Election results

Initiative 141
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 358,009 58.04%
No258,81941.96%

Path to the ballot

Initiative 141 was filed on January 11, 1940.

Text on the Ballot

An Act providing a minimum of $40 monthly to senior citizens over the age of 65 years; defining incomes; naming eligibility; conforming state and federal matching funds and age limit; providing for age and length of residence; providing for the investigation of applicants by either the Department of Social Security or other department designated by the legislature; providing for a fair hearing before the director and for appeals to the courts and introduction of new testimony; providing for burial expenses and other care; making all records confidential; abolishing liens on propery; repealing all other acts in conflict herewith.

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