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]

Election Results

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]

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?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1970 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 26, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.