The Washington State Judicial Qualifications Amendment
, numbered as Amendment 71
, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot
in the State of Washington
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved.
Amendment 71 added a new Section 31 to Article IV of the Washington State Constitution. That new section, Section 31, was subsequently amended by:
The copy of the Washington State Constitution published by the state government characterizes Amendment 71 as having passed on November 4, 1980 and as being a product of "Substitute House Joint Resolution No. 37, p 652." However, the 1980 ballot measure election results also published by the state government characterizes HJR 37 as having the ballot title "Shall a graduated net income tax be authorized, excess levies for school operations be prohibited, and some excise taxes limited?." The 1980 ballot measure election results list does not include any ballot measures that relate to the subject of judicial qualifications or the judiciary in general.