Washington Property Tax Limitation, Referendum 47 (1997)

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The Washington Property Tax Limitation Bill, also known as Referendum 47, was on the November 4, 1997 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed assessors to adjust property valuation where value increased due to the real estate market.[1]

Election results

Washington Referendum 47 (1997)
Approveda Yes 1,009,309 63.52%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 2 of Article VII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Shall property taxes be limited by modifying the 106 percent limit, allowing property valuation increases to be spread over time, and reducing the state levy?[3]

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  1. Office of the Secretary of State, "1995 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 3, 2013
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  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.