Washington Limitation on State Tax Revenues, Initiative 62 (1979)

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The Washington Limitation on State Tax Revenues, also known as Initiative 62, was on the November 6, 1979 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the Legislature, where it was approved. The measure limited the growth of general state tax revenues to that of the growth rate of personal income.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 62 (1979)
Approveda Yes 588,724 68.34%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall state tax revenues be limited so that increases do not exceed the growth rate of total state personal income?[2]

Path to the ballot

Sponsors Ron Dunlap and Ellen Craswell of the Washington Tax Limitation Committee filed 169,456 signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot to be sent to the legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, the measure was placed on the ballot as provided by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1979 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the Legislature," accessed August 21, 2013