When the Revised Code of Washington was approved by the legislature in 1949 a committee of distinguished lawyers urged the Governor to veto the Act. The Governor acceded to the requests of that committee and vetoed the Act. At the meeting of the Board of Governors in October following the resolution was unanimously adopted asking Bancroft-Whitney Company to publish another code. I am advised that upon that invitation Bancroft-Whitney embarked upon that project and had expended over $50,000.00 in the program when the Board of Governors and legislative council made a slight appropriation for the work on the code. Whereupon the publishers announced that it would not engage in competition with any state in the publication of its own code, and abandoned the project.
Harry E. Foster,
State Bar Journal,
Report of the Statute Law Committee,
30 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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