The Washington County Commissioners Set County Salaries Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 38, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed county commissioners to set their own salaries and those of all other county officers. The measure amended Section 5 of Article XI and Section 8 of Article XI of the Washington State Constitution.
| Washington SJR 38 (1972)|
| Yes|| 658,095|| 53.96%|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
- See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 2 of Article XI and Section 8 of Article XI
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Shall the state constitution be amended to allow the legislature to authorize boards of county commissioners and other county legislative authorities to set their own salaries and those of all other county officers, subject to the existing prohibition against mid-term pay increases for those officers who fix their own compensation?