Washington Tax Increment Financing Districts, SJR 143 (1982)
The Washington Tax Increment Financing Districts Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 23, was on the November 2, 1982 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have permitted local governments to finance development projects through the creation of districts and the resulting tax revenues from the increased values of benefited properties in these districts. The measure would have added a new section to Article VII of the Washington Constitution.
|Washington SJR 143 (1982)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall financing of public improvements from taxes on increased property values as a result of such improvements be constitutionally authorized?||”|
Path to the ballot
A similar measure was on the ballot in 1973, but was defeated. In 1982, the Community Redevelopment Financing Act, which allowed a portion of property taxes to assist in the financing of public facilities, was adopted by the Legislature. Senate Joint Resolution 143 was to authorize the financing methods described in the Act. The proposed constitutional amendment was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1982 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1982 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 20, 2013
- Washington State Legislature, "Senate Bill Report SB5705," February 24, 2011
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Washington State Legislature, "Chapter 39.88 RCW: Community Redevelopment Financing Act," accessed August 21, 2013
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