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Washington Property Tax Levy Limits, Initiative 114 (1936)

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The Washington Property Tax Levy Limits Initiative, also known as Initiative 114, was on the November 3, 1936 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure limited the aggregate annual rate of levy on real and personal property for state, county, city, school district and road districts to forty mills and limited the tax levy for public universities to two mills.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 114 (1936)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 417,641 77.61%
No120,47822.39%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Act relating to taxation; limiting the aggregate annual rate of levy on real and personal property for state, county, city or town, school district and road district purposes to forty mills; limiting the levy by the state to two mills to be used exclusively for the support of the University of Washignton, Washington State College and the Normal Schools; limiting the levy by counties, cities and towns, school districts and road districts to certain designated maximums; excepting port districts from the operation of the act; and providing that additional levies may be made as therein provided.[2]

Path to the ballot

Initiative 114 was filed on April 21, 1936. Signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1936 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed September 13, 2013