Washington State Legislators Assuming Other Offices, SJR 112 (1979)

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The Washington State Legislators Assuming Other Offices Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 112, was on the November 6, 1979 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed legislators to assume any civil office, but without receiving any increases in compensation for that office passed during their legislative term.[1] The measure amended Section 13 of Article II of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 112 (1979)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 469,049 56.91%
No355,08843.09%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 13 of Article II
Shall legislators be allowed to assume other civil offices without receiving any increases in compensation passed during their legislative terms?[3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Article II, section 13. No member of the legislature, during the term for which he is elected, shall be appointed or elected to any civil office in the state, which shall have been created ((, or the emoluments of which shall have been increased,)) during the term for which he was elected. Any member of the legislature who is appointed or elected to any civil office in the state, the emoluments of which have been increased during his legislative term of office, shall be compensated for the initial term of the civil office at the level designated prior to the increase in emoluments.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1979 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 21, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 22, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.