Washington Public Utility Districts, Initiative 166 (1946)

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A Public Utility Districts Act, Initiative 166 ballot proposition was on the November 5, 1946 statewide ballot in the State of Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated.

Election results

Initiative 166
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No367,83662.55%
Yes 220,239 37.45%

Text on the Ballot

An act relating to public utility districts; requiring the approval of voters thereof as a prerequisite to acquisition of any operating electrical utility properties or adoption of a plan therefore by any such district; requiring voters' approval of bonds or indebtedness in connection therewith; providing for the calling of elections for such purpose; prescribing the manner in which resolutions for such acquisition or for adoption of plans therefore may become effective; subjecting acquisition of properties pursuant to pending proceedings and contracts to approval under this act; providing for liberal construction and repealing inconsistent acts.

Path to the ballot

Initiative 166 was filed on April 24, 1946.

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