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Washington Property Taxes, Initiative 559 (1991)

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Initiative 559 or I-559, an Initiative to the People, was on the November 5, 1991 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was defeated.

I-559 sought to set property valuations for tax purposes back to the assessed values as of January 1, 1985 or the subsequent sales price, if the property had been sold between 1985 and the time I-559 would have gone into effect. Subsequent property tax valuations could be adjusted for cost of living changes.

Election results

Initiative 559
Defeatedd No869,62659.48%
Yes 592,391 40.52%

Path to the ballot

The language for the measure was filed on January 23, 1991 by Marijcke Clapp of Seattle.

276,653 signatures were submitted and the Washington Secretary of State deemed that there were sufficient signatures to put I-559 to a vote of the people.

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