Washington Food Products Exempt from Sales Tax, Initiative 345 (1977)
The Washington Food Products Exempt from Sales Tax Initiative, also known as Initiative 345, was on the November 8, 1977 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure exempted "food products" from the state and local sales taxes.
|Washington Initiative 345 (1977)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall most food products be exempt from state and local retail sales and use taxes, effective July 1, 1978?||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 345 was filed on March 30, 1977 by J. Linsey Hinand of the Coalition Opposing the Sales Tax on Food of Seattle. 168,281 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1977 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all State of Washington Initiatives to the People
- Ellensburg Daily Recored, "Initiative 345 savings reported," October 24, 1977
- Ellensburg Daily Record, "Dixy lists budget cuts if 345 passes," October 13, 1977
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1977 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 22, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 22, 2013
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