Washington State Authority on Local Taxes, HJR 14 (1934)

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The Washington State Authority on Local Taxes Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 14, was on the November 6, 1934 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have disempowered the state legislature to impose taxes upon or regulate taxes within counties and municipalities. The measure would have amended Section 12 of Article XI of the Washington State Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington HJR 14 (1934)
Defeatedd No189,00259.38%
Yes 129,310 40.62%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

A resolution amending section 12 of Article XI of the constitution by providing that the legislature shall have no power to impose taxes upon counties, cities, towns or other municipal corporations, or upon the inhabitants or property thereof, for county, city, town or other municipal purposes, but by general law may limit such taxes and may supervise and control the valuing of property for local taxation and the administration of laws relating to such taxation, and may apportion state funds among counties, cities, towns and other municipal corporations.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1934 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.