Washington Formula Governing Excess Property Tax Levies, HJR 47 (1972)

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The Washington Formula Governing Excess Property Tax Levies Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 47, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure redefined the approval formula governing certain excess property tax levies.[1] The measure amended Section 2 of Article VII of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington HJR 47 (1972)
Approveda Yes 686,320 58.26%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 2 of Article VII

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

Shall the formula governing certain excess property tax levies approved by sixty percent of the voters be changed so the election authorizing the levy will be valid either--(1) if (as now) the total of all votes cast on the proposition is at least forty percent of the number cast at the taxing district's last general election; or (2) if the total of "yes" votes is at least three-fifths of forty percent of that number of voters?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1972 Voters Pamphlet", accessed August 23, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution", accessed August 26, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.