Washington Spirituous Liquor Licenses for Taverns, Initiative 205 (1960)

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The Washington Spirituous Liquor Licenses for Taverns Initiative, also known as Initiative 205, was on the November 8, 1960 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have made taverns eligible to sell spirituous liquors.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 205 (1960)
Defeatedd No799,64369.11%
Yes 357,455 30.89%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

AN ACT Relating to spirituous liquor licenses, making taverns eligible for a new class of license allowing the sale of spirituous liquors including mixed drinks and cocktails, providing for regulation, fees and disbursements thereunder.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 205 was filed on January 8, 1960. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1960 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 9, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 9, 2013