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State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 11 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Washington State Constitution. It was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was approved.

Amendment 11 amended Article VIII, Section 4 of the Washington State Constitution.

It was the 11th amendment approved to the Washington State Constitution subsequent to its adoption in 1889.

Election results

Amendment 11
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 94,746 52.20%
No86,74647.80%

Before Amendment 11

Before Amendment 11 was approved, Section 4 of Article VIII said:

No moneys shall ever be paid out of the treasury of this state, or any of its funds, or any of the funds under its management, except in pursuance of an appropriation by law; nor unless such payment be made within two years from the first day of May next after the passage of such appropriation act, and every such law making a new appropriation, or continuing or reviving an appropriation, shall distinctly specify the sum appropriated, and the object to which it is to be applied, and it shall not be sufficient for such law to refer to any other law to fix such sum.

After Amendment 11

After Amendment 11 was approved, Section 4 of Article VIII said:

No moneys shall ever be paid out of the treasury of this state, or any of its funds, or any of the funds under its management, except in pursuance of an appropriation by law; nor unless such payment be made within one calendar month after the end of the next ensuing fiscal biennium, and every such law making a new appropriation, or continuing or reviving an appropriation, shall distinctly specify the sum appropriated, and the object to which it is to be applied, and it shall not be sufficient for such law to refer to any other law to fix such sum.

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