Washington Personal Property Tax Exemption of $300, Amendment to Article VII Sec. 2 (1900)
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Amendment 3 added these words to the original text of Section 2, Article VII.
- And provided further, That the legislature shall have power, by appropriate legislation, to exempt personal property to the amount of three hundred dollars ($300) for each head of a family liable to assessment and taxation under the provisions of the laws of this state of which the individual is the actual and bona fide owner.
The original text of Section 2, Article VII said:
- TAXATION -- UNIFORMITY AND EQUALITY -- EXEMPTION -- The legislature shall provide by law a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation on all property in the state, according to its value in money, and shall prescribe such regulations by general law as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, so that every person and corporation shall pay a tax in proportion to the value of his, her, or its property; Provided, that a deduction of debts from credits may be authorized: Provided, further, that the property of the United States and of the state, counties, school districts and other municipal corporations, and such other property as the legislature may by general laws provide, shall be exempt from taxation.
It was the 3rd amendment approved to the Washington State Constitution subsequent to its adoption in 1889.
In 1930, Amendment 3 was repealed when Amendment 14 was enacted.
Text on the ballot
Proposed amendment to Section 2 of Article 7 of the Constitution in relation to taxation.
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