Washington Taxation of Federal Property, HJR 9 (1946)

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State of Washington Constitutional Amendment 19 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Washington State Constitution. It was on the November 5, 1946 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was approved.

Election results

Amendment 19
Approveda Yes 253,819 56.08%

Amendment 19 added a new section, Section 3, to Article VII of the Washington State Constitution.

It was the 19th amendment approved to the Washington State Constitution subsequent to its adoption in 1889.

Article VII had had a Section 3 up until 1930, when that original Section 3 was deleted by Amendment 14. Section 3 was then vacant until 1946, when Amendment 19 was enacted.

Text of Amendment 19

The United States and its agencies and instrumentalities, and their property, may be taxed under any of the tax laws of this state, whenever and in such manner as such taxation may be authorized or permitted under the laws of the United States, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Constitution of this state.

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