Washington Law Initiation Time, Amendment to Article II Sec. 31 (1912)

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The Washington Law Initiation Time Amendment, also known as Amendment to Article II, Section 31, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure determined that laws, except appropriation bills, shall take effect ninety days after the adjournment of the session at which the law was enacted, except in an emergency.[1][2] The measure amended Sections 31 of Article I of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington Amendment to Article II, Section 31 (1912)
Approveda Yes 79,940 62.49%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 33-34 of Article I

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed amendment of article II of the Constitution of the State of Washington, by striking section 31 therefrom, which relates to the time when laws take effect.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "November 1912 General Election," accessed September 20, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed September 20, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.