Washington 911 Emergency Phone Service Tax, Referendum 42 (1991)

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Referendum 42 or R-42, a legislatively-referred state statute, was on the November 5, 1991 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was approved.

R-42 added a tax on telephone lines in order to pay for 911 emergency telephone dialing throughout the state.

Election results

Referendum 42
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 901,854 61.14%
No573,25138.86%

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The Washington State Legislature in Chapter 54, Laws of 1991, Regular Session ordered that R-42 appear on the ballot.

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