Washington Aggregate Annual Levy Limit of 40 Mills, SJR 1 (1972)

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The Washington Aggregate Annual Levy Limit of 40 Mills, Amendment 59 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Washington State Constitution. It was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was approved.

Election results

Amendment 55
Approveda Yes 686,320 58.26%

Amendment 55 amended Article VII, Section 2 of the Washington State Constitution. It was the 55th amendment approved to the Washington State Constitution subsequent to its adoption in 1889.

Text of measure

The ballot statement said, "Proposed amendment to Article VII of Constitution, adding section limiting aggregate annual levy of taxes on real and personal property to forty mills; exempting port and public utility districts; defining taxing districts; authorizing exceeding of limitation in certain cases by vote of electors; authorizing refunding of certain bonds by certain taxing districts outside of limitation by vote of governing body; subjecting amendment to Article VIII, Section 6, of Constitution; and making other exceptions."

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