Washington Effective Date of State Legislative Salary Increases, SJR 139 (1976)

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The Washington Effective Data of State Legislative Salary Increases Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 139, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have required any change in salary of the legislature to happen at the same time for all members. The measure would have amended Section 25 of Article II of the Washington State Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington SJR 139 (1976)
Defeatedd No860,40563.56%
Yes 493,187 36.44%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall any increase or decrease in the salaries of state legislators become effective for all legislators at the same time?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1976 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 22, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.