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Washington Graduated Income Tax, HJR 37 (1973)

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The Washington Graduated Income Tax Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 37, was on the November 6, 1973 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have instated a graduated net income tax, prohibited excess levies for schools, and limited excise taxes. The measure would have added a new section to Article VII of the Washington Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington HJR 37 (1973)
Defeatedd No770,03377.09%
Yes 228,823 22.91%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall a graduated net income tax be authorized, excess levies for school operations be prohibited, and some excise taxes limited?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1973 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 23, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.