Washington Public Building Bonds, Referendum 19 (1968)

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A Washington Building Projects ballot measure, or Referred Bill 19 was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in the State of Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved.

Referred Bill authorized the sale of $63,059,000 in bonds to finance various building projects for institutions, general administration and certain higher education facilities.

Two years later, the Washington State Legislature put a measure on the ballot to try to change some provisions of Referred Bill 19: Washington State Building Bonds, Referred Bill 22 (1970). That 1970 measure was defeated, leaving Referred Bill 19 intact.

Election results

Referred Bill 19
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 606,236 56.95%
No458,35843.05%

Text on the Ballot

An Act authorizing the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding $63,059,000; appropriating the proceeds to finance various building projects for the Department of General Administration, the Department of Institutions, and certain state institutions of higher education; and providing for payment of the bonds from unpledged retail sales tax revenues or such other means authorized by the legislature.

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