Washington State Officers Compensation Increase, HJR 13 (1968)

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The Washington State Officers Compensation Increase Amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 13, was on the November 5, 1968 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided for an increase in compensation for government officials who do not fix their own compensation.[1] The measure added Section 1 of Article XXX of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington HJR 13 (1968)
Approveda Yes 541,002 53.09%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 1 of Article XXX

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the State Constitution be amended by adding a new article permitting the compensation of all elected and appointed state, county and municipal officers who do not fix their own compensation (including judges of courts of record and justice courts), to be increased during their terms of office to the end that such officials shall receive compensation for their services as provided by the law in effect at the time the services are being rendered?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1968 Voters Pamphlet", accessed August 27, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution", accessed August 27, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.