Washington Original Jurisdiction of the Superior Court, Substitute HJR 4221 (1991)

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The Washington Original Jurisdiction of the Superior Court Amendment, also known as Substitute House Joint Resolution 4221, was on the November 5, 1991 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have removed "cases in equity" from the jurisdiction of the Superior Court, thus allowing other courts to address such cases. The measure would have amended Section 6 of Article IV of the Washington State Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington Sub. HJR 4221 (1991)
Defeatedd No613,04051.18%
Yes 584,815 48.82%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the Constitution's description of the Superior Court's original jurisdiction be amended by deleting the reference to "cases in equity?"[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1991 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 28, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.