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Washington Supermajority Required for Lotteries, SJR 5 (1972)
The Washington Supermajority Requirement for Lotteries Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 5, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure repealed the prohibition against lotteries and instituted a requirement of a supermajority vote via the legislature or a ballot measure to conduct one. The measure amended Section 24 of Article II of the Washington State Constitution.
|Washington SJR 5 (1972)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|“||Shall Article II, section 24 of the state constitution be amended to repeal the present total prohibition against any lottery of any sort to be conducted after there has been specific authorization by (1) an act of the legislature approved by sixty percent of the members of both houses or (2) an initiative or referendum approved by sixty percent of the electors voting thereon?||”|
Artilce VII, section 2. The legislature shall never
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- State of Washington 1972 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- Washington State Constitution
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1972 Voters Pamphlet", accessed August 23, 2013
- Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution", accessed August 26, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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