Washington Forty Mills Limit on Property, HJR 1 (1944)

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The Washington Forty Mills Limit on Property Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 1, was on the November 7, 1944 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure limited aggregate annual levy of taxes on real and personal property to forty mills.[1] The measure amended Section 2 of Article VII of the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington HJR 1 (1944)
Approveda Yes 357,488 66.6%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 2 of Article VII

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed amendement to Article VII of Constitution, adding section limiting aggregate annual levy of taxes on real and personal property to forty mills; exempting port and public utility districts; defining taxing districts; authorizing exceeding of limitation in certain cases by vote of electors; authorizing refunding of certain bonds by certain taxing districts outside of limitation by vote of governing body; subjecting amendment to Article VIII, Section 6, of Constitution; and making other exceptions.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1944 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 11, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 12, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.