Washington Judicial Duties, HJR 6 (1962)

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The Washington Judicial Duties Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 6, was on the November 6, 1962 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure empowered the supreme court to appoint judges or retired judges to temporarily serve in the supreme court and authorized any superior court judge to perform judicial duties in any superior court in the state.[1] The measure added Section 2(a) of Article IV of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington HJR 6 (1962)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 539,800 69.51%
No236,80530.49%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 2(a) of Article IV

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Article IV of the State Constitution be amended by adding a new section providing that when necessary for the prompt and orderly administration of justice a majority of the supreme court is empowered to authorize judges of courts of record in this state to perform, temporarily, judicial duties in the supreme court, and to authorize any superior court judge to perform judicial duties in any superior court of this state?[3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:[1]

When necessary for the prompt and orderly administration of justice a majority of the Supreme Court is empowered to authorize judges or retired judges of courts of record of this state, to perform, temporarily, judicial duties in the Supreme Court, and to authorize any superior court judge to perform judicial duties in any superior court of this state.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Office of the Secretary of State, "1962 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 9, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 9, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.