Washington Limitations on State Debt, HJR 52 (1972)
The Washington Limitations on State Debt, also known as House Joint Resolution 52, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed the legislature to authorize debts by a three-fifths majority vote in both houses and only debts that would not require debt service payment to exceed nine percent. The measure amended Section 1 of Article VIII of the Washington State Constitution.
|Washington HJR 52 (1972)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall the present $400,000 limitation upon certain state debts incurred without voter approval be replaced with a limitation allowing those debts covered by the amendment only if--
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1972 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- Washington State Constitution (dead link)
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1972 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 23, 2013
- Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 26, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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