The Washington Law Initiation Time Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article II, Section 31, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure determined that laws, except appropriation bills, shall take effect ninety days after the adjournment of the session at which the law was enacted, except in an emergency. The measure amended Sections 31 of Article I of the Washington State Constitution.
| Washington Amendment to Article II, Section 31 (1912)|
| Yes|| 79,940|| 62.49%|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
- See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 33-34 of Article I
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|| Proposed amendment of article II of the Constitution of the State of Washington, by striking section 31 therefrom, which relates to the time when laws take effect.