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Washington Number of Years for State Legislative Terms, HJR 4212 (1987)

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The Washington Number of Years for State Legislative Terms, also known as House Joint Resolution 4212 was on the November 3, 1987 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have extended the length of terms for legislative representatives. The measure would have repealed Section 4 of Article II and amended Section 5 of Article II and Section 6 of Article II of the Washington Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington HJR 4212 (1987)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No567,78266.68%
Yes 283,742 33.32%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall the State Constitution be amended so legislative representatives will be elected for four years and senators for six?

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HJR 4212 was voted onto the ballot by the Washington State Legislature by a vote of 78-20 in the Washington House of Representatives and 33-16 in the Washington State Senate. The majority of state lawmakers argued that they did not have time to sufficiently research and sponsor bills if only in office for a two-year or four-year term.[2]

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