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.
| Initiative 141|
| Yes|| 358,009|| 58.04%|
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.