Washington Limits on Tax Levies Act, Referendum 5 (1940)
The Washington Limits on Tax Levies Act, also known as Referendum 5, was on the November 5, 1940 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was approved. The measure limited the aggregate annual rate of levy on real and personal property for state, county, city or town, school district and road district purposes to forty mills and limited the tax levy for public universities to two mills.
|Washington Referendum 5 (1940)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|“||An act relating to taxation; limiting the aggregate annual rate of levy on real and personal property for state, county, city or town, school district and road district purposes to forty mills; limiting the levy for the state to two mills to be used exclusively for the support of the University of Washington, Washington State College and the Normal Schools; limiting the levy by counties, cities and towns, school districts and road districts to certain designated maximums; excepting port or power districts from the operation of the act; and providing that additional levies may be made as therein provided.||”|
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1940 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- State of Washington History of Referendum Bills
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1940 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 12, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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