Washington Food Products Exempt from Sales Tax, Initiative 345 (1977)

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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.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 345 (1977)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 521,062 54.00%
No443,84046.00%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall most food products be exempt from state and local retail sales and use taxes, effective July 1, 1978?[2]

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.[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1977 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 22, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 22, 2013