Washington State Property and Income Taxes, HJR 42 (1970)

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The Washington State Property and Income Taxes Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 6, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have fixed the maximum rate of property taxation at 1% and would have imposed a state income tax at a single rate for all individuals and a single rate for all corporations. The measure would have amended Section 2 of Article VII of the Washington Constitution.[1]

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Washington HJR 42 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No672,44668.45%
Yes 309,882 31.55%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall the state constitution be amended to reduce the maximum allowable rate of taxation against property to 1 percent of true and fair value in the absence of authorized excess levies, and to permit the legislature to tax income at a single rate without regard to this limitation or, after 1975, at a graduated rate if the voters in that year or thereafter approve the removal of the single rate limitation?

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