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Washington Extension of Energy Conservation Financing, HJR 4223 (1988)

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State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 82 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Washington State Constitution. It was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was approved.

Amendment 82 amended Article VIII, Section 10 of the Washington State Constitution.

It was the 82nd amendment approved to the Washington State Constitution subsequent to its adoption in 1889.

Election results

Amendment 82
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,248,183 76.70%
No379,15323.30%

Before Amendment 82

Section 10 of Article VIII was added to the Washington State Constitution in 1979, when Amendment 70 was passed.

At that time and until Amendment 82 was enacted in 1988, Section 10 said:

"RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION -- Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7 of this Article, until January 1, 1990 any county, city, town, quasi municipal corporation, municipal corporation, or political subdivision of the state which is engaged in the sale or distribution of energy may, as authorized by the legislature, use public moneys or credit derived from operating revenues from the sale of energy to assist the owners of residential structures in financing the acquisition and installation of materials and equipment for the conservation or more efficient use of energy in such structures. Except as provided in section 7 of this Article, an appropriate charge back shall be made for such extension of public moneys or credit and the same shall be a lien against the residential structure benefited. Except as to contracts entered into prior thereto, this amendment to the state Constitution shall be null and void as of January 1, 1990 and shall have no further force or effect after that date."

Amendment 82

Section 10 of Article VIII was changed by Amendment 82 to say:

"RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CONSERVATION -- Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7 of this Article, any county, city, town, quasi municipal corporation, municipal corporation, or political subdivision of the state which is engaged in the sale or distribution of energy may, as authorized by the legislature, use public moneys or credit derived from operating revenues from the sale of energy to assist the owners of structures or equipment in financing the acquisition and installation of materials and equipment for the conservation or more efficient use of energy in such structures or equipment. Except as provided in section 7 of this Article, an appropriate charge back shall be made for such extension of public moneys or credit and the same shall be a lien against the structure benefited or a security interest in the equipment benefited. Any financing authorized by this article shall only be used for conservation purposes in existing structures and shall not be used for any purpose which results in a conversion from one energy source to another."

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