Washington Compensation and Office Eligibility, Substitute SJR 9, Part 2 (1958)

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The Washington Compensation and Office Eligibility Amendment, also known as Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 9, Part 2, was on the November 4, 1958 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed a member of the legislature to be elected or appointed to an office which had the position's compensation increased during the official's term in the legislature. The measure would have repealed Section 13 of Article II and Section 1 of Article XXVIII of the Washington Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington Sub SJR 9, Pt 2 (1958)
Defeatedd No570,63080.28%
Yes 140,142 19.72%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]


Shall the state constitution be amended so as to allow a member of the legislature to be appointed or elected to a civil office created, or the emoluments of which have been increased, during the term for which he was elected?[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.