Washington Public Utility District Bonds Approval, Initiative 139 (1940)

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A Public Utility Districts Bond Act, Initiative 139 ballot proposition was on the November 5, 1940 statewide ballot in the State of Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated.

Election results

Initiative 139
Defeatedd No362,50858.87%
Yes 253,318 41.13%

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Initiative 139 was filed on January 5, 1940.

Text on the Ballot

An Act requiring voters' approval of bonds, securities, or other financial obligations to be issued, assumed, or incurred by any public utility district for the purpose of financing the acquisition of property for use in supplying public utility service, and of the proposed plan or system pursuant to which such property is to be acquried and used; providing for the manner of submitting such propositions to the voters at elections; specifying the minimum vote required on such propositions; and making similar provision for pending condemnation actions or proceedings to acquire such property before incurring indebtedness.

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