Washington Motor Vehicle Tax Laws, Initiative 348 (1977)

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The Washington Motor Vehicle Tax Laws Revert to Previous Version Initiative, also known as Initiative 348, was on the November 8, 1977 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have repealed the 1977 motor vehicle fuel tax law and replaced it with the previous law from 1967.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 348 (1978)
Defeatedd No471,03150.05%
Yes 470,147 49.95%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the new variable motor vehicle fuel tax be repealed and the previous tax and distribution formula be reinstated?[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 348 was filed on June 29, 1977 by Harley Hoppe of Mercer Island. 202,168 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1977 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 22, 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 People," accessed August 22, 2013