Washington School District Indebtedness Limits, HJR 8 (1952)

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The Washington School District Indebtedness Limits Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 8, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure permitted school districts to become indebted when authorized by popular vote up to an additional five percent of assessed valuation of capital outlays.[1] The measure amended Section 6 of Article VIII to the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington HJR 8 (1952)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 409,985 51.49%
No386,32448.51%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Article VIII, section 6 of the Constitution be amended to permit school districts to become indebted when authorized by popular vote up to an additional five per cent of assessed valuation for capital outlays?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1952 Voters Pamphlet," accessed September 11, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 11, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.