Washington Taxation of Reforested Lands, Amendment to Article XXVIII (1926)

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The Washington Taxation of Reforested Lands Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article XXVIII, was on the November 2, 1926 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have reassessed and altered the taxation of reforested land and the timber products of such lands to encourage reforestation. The measure would have added a new article to the Washington State Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington Amendment to Article XXVIII (1926)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No107,52455.23%
Yes 87,158 44.77%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the Constitution be amended by adding thereto a new article to be known as Article XXVIII to permit legislation designed to encourage and promote forestation and reforestation?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1926 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 16, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.