Washington Tax Assessments of Low-Income Housing, SJR 8212 (1990)

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A Washington Tax Assessments of Low-Income Housing, Proposed Amendment SJR 8212 was on the November 6, 1990 ballot in the State of Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment where it was narrowly defeated.

Election results

SJR 8212
Defeatedd No608,22350.06%
Yes 606,683 49.94%

SJR 8212 would have amended the Washington State Constitution to expand the list of lands which could have qualified under the 1967 constitutional amendment to be valued for tax purposes based upon current use. The amendment would have permitted the Washington State Legislature to provide on such conditions that it may enact that property devoted to low-income housing, consisting of five or more dwelling units which comply with health and safety standards, could be valued for property tax purposes based on the current use of the property. At the time this propostion was proposed, the state constitution provided that all taxes be uniform on the same class of property.

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The ballot question was, "Shall a constitutional amendment permit basing the tax value of low-income housing of five or more units upon current use?"[1]

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