Washington Tax Levy Periods for Schools, Substitute HJR 4 (1958)

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The Washington Tax Levy Periods for Schools Amendment, also known as Substitute House Joint Resolution 4, was on the November 4, 1958 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have permitted school district electors to authorize excess tax levies at a maximum rate of two years for operation and six years for capital outlay, as approved by voters in a three-fifths vote. The measure would have amended Section 2 of Article VII of the Washington Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington Sub HJR 4 (1958)
Defeatedd No483,16562.22%
Yes 293,386 37.78%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]


Shall the state constitution be amended to permit school district electors to authorize excess tax levies at a specified maximum rate for up to two years for operation and/or up to six years for capital outlay, if the proposition or propositions therefor shall be approved by a three-fifths majority, and the number of electors voting thereon constitutes not less than forty percentum of the votes cast at the last preceding general election in such district?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1958 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 10, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.