Washington Salary Commission Amendment (2011)

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The Washington Salary Commission Amendment did not appear on the November 2011 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

The measure would have authorized the state's independent salary commission to cut lawmakers' pay during tough economic times.[1]

The proposed amendment was filed by Rep. Marko Liias.

Background

See also: Washington Legislative and Judicial Salaries, Amendment 78 (1986)

The Washington Independent Salary Commission was approved by voters in 1986. The commission is responsible for setting salaries for elected statewide officials, legislators and judges. At the time of the proposal, the commission had the authority to raise pay but not to cut pay.[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: How the Washington Constitution is amended

In order to place the measure on the statewide ballot, the measure required at least a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate.

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