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Washington Voter Approval of Excess School Tax Levies, HJR 22 (1985)

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The Washington Voter Approval of Excess School Tax Levies Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 22, was on the November 5, 1985 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have eliminated voter turnout requirements for voter approval of excess property tax levies for schools. The measure would have amended Section 2 of Article VII of the Washington Constitution.[1]

Election results

Washington HJR 22 (1985)
Defeatedd No463,39155.61%
Yes 369,852 44.39%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall conditions to voter approval of public school excess property tax levies, except the 60% yes vote requirement, be eliminated?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1985 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.