Washington Uniform Taxation, HJR 12 (1934)

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The Washington Uniform Taxation Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 12, was on the November 6, 1934 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have established uniform taxation policies within the state. The measure would have amended Section 1 of Article VII of the Washington State Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington HJR 12 (1934)
Defeatedd No176,15456.63%
Yes 134,908 43.37%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

A resolution amending section 1 of Article VII of the constitution by providing that all taxes shall be uniform upon the same class of subjects within the territorial limits of the authority levying the tax and shall be levied and collected for public purposes only; providing that there shall be such exemptions from taxation as the legislature may by general law provide; and providing that nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prevent the enactment of a graduated net income tax law.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1934 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.