Washington Classification of Property for Taxes, Amendment to Article VII Secs. 1-4 (1928)

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The Washington Classification of Property for Taxes Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article VII, was on the November 6, 1928 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have provided that property may be categorized as different types for the purpose of taxation. The measure would have amended Sections 1-4 of Article VII of the Washington State Constitution.[1]


After being defeated in 1928, the measure was posed to voters again as the Classification of Property for Taxes Amendment of 1930, where it passed.

Election results

Washington Amendment to Article VII (1928)
Defeatedd No140,88751.79%
Yes 131,126 48.21%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An amendment of Article VII of the state constitution relating to revenue and taxation, by striking sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 and inserting in lieu thereof a single section reenacting certain provisions of the sections stricken and providing that property may be classified for the purpose of taxation.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1928 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.