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Washington Periodic Review of Tax Exemptions, HJR 1 (1972)

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The Washington Periodic Review of Tax Exemptions Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 1, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have required the legislature to review all tax exemptions, deductions, exclusions or credits at least once every ten years. The measure would have added a new section to Article VII of the Washington State Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington HJR 1 (1972)
Defeatedd No668,50555.09%
Yes 544,868 44.91%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the state constitution be amended to require periodic legislative review of all exemptions, deductions, exclusions from, or credits against any state or local taxes (except those concerning property held by religious organizations solely for religious or educational purposes) and to repeal automatically the statutory or constitutional provisions granting them unless such provisions are amended or reenacted by the legislature or (where necessary) reapproved by the people before March 1, 1977, and every tenth year thereafter?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1972 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 23, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.