Washington Retirees Property Tax Exemption, HJR 7 (1966)

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The Washington Retirees Property Tax Exemption, also known as House Joint Resolution 7, was on the November 8, 1966 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure authorized the legislature to exempt occupied residential property from property taxes for retired persons.[1] The measure repealed Section 10 of Article VII of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

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Washington HJR 4 (1966)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 661,497 75.86%
No210,55324.14%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 10 of Article VII

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 Article VII of the state constitution be amended to authorize the legislature to grant relief from property taxes on real property owned and occupied as a residence by retired persons, subject to such restrictions and conditions as the legislature may establish, including but not limited to level of income and length of residence?

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