Washington Leasehold Excise Tax on Tribal Property, Advisory Vote No. 9 (2014)
The Washington Leasehold Excise Tax on Tribal Property, Advisory Vote No. 9 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Washington as an advisory question. The measure asks voters whether the Washington State Legislature should repeal or maintain the leasehold excise tax on certain leasehold interests in tribal property. This measure came out of Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1287.
- See also: Initiative 960
A provision of a 2007 ballot measure, Initiative 960, directly led to the placement of advisory votes on taxes on the ballot. Under that approved measure, a statewide advisory vote is required on all tax increases passed by the state legislature. Initiative 960 was sponsored by Tim Eyman and originally required a two-thirds supermajority vote in the legislature or a legally binding vote of the people to approve any tax increases or eliminations of tax credits. Though the supermajority requirement was struck down by the Washington Supreme Court in 2013, the advisory vote clause was left intact.
Path to the ballot
The measure was sent to the ballot via the aforementioned 2007 ballot measure, Initiative 960.
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