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Washington Approval of Government Salaries, HJR 13 (1940)

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The Washington Approval of Government Salaries Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 13, was on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have enabled voters, by initiative, or the legislature, by appropriate enactment, to increase, decrease or fix the salaries of government officials. The measure would have amended Section 26 of Article III of the Washington State Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington HJR 13 (1940)
Defeatedd No259,84258.61%
Yes 183,478 41.39%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

A RESOLUTION amending Article III of the State Constitution by adding a new section, to be known as Section 26, Providing that the people, by initiative, or the legislature by appropriate enactment, may fix, change, raise or lower the salary of any constitutional officer of the state, including members of the legislature, but limiting the salary of legislators to fifty dollars per month, and repealing all constitutional salary limitations.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1940 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.