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Washington Supreme Court Jurisdiction, SJR 11 (1932)

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The Washington Supreme Court Jurisdiction Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution, was on the November 8, 1932 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have empowered the legislature to temporarily increase the money amount or property value involved in a controversy to give the Supreme Court jurisdiction in that case. The measure would have amended Section 4 of Article IV of the Washington State Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington SJR 11 (1932)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No175,13053.36%
Yes 153,079 46.64%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 4 of Article IV

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

An Amendment of section 4, Article IV of the constitution, relating to the jurisdiction of the supreme court, by providing that the legislature may from time to time increase the original amount in controversy or the value of the property which shall be requisite to confer appellate jurisdiction in civil actions for the recovery of money or personal property except in certain cases.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1932 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.