Washington Vehicle Taxes for Highways, HJR 4 (1944)

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Amendment 18, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Washington State Constitution, was on the November 7, 1944 ballot in the State of Washington, where it was approved.

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Amendment 18
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 358,581 69.03%
No160,89830.97%

Amendment 18 added a new Section, Section 40, to Article II of the Washington State Constitution. It was the 18th amendment approved to the (second) Washington State Constitution subsequent to its ratification in October 1889.

Text of Amendment 18

Text of Section 40:

Highway Funds. All fees collected by the State of Washington as license fees for motor vehicles and all excise taxes collected by the State of Washington on the sale, distribution or use of motor vehicle fuel and all other state revenue intended to be used for highway purposes, shall be paid into the state treasury and placed in a special fund to be used exclusively for highway purposes. Such highway purposes shall be construed to include the following:

(a) The necessary operating, engineering and legal expenses connected with the administration of public highways, county roads and city streets;

(b) The construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and betterment of public highways, county roads, bridges and city streets; including the cost and expense of (1) acquisition of rights-of-way, (2) installing, maintaining and operating traffic signs and signal lights, (3) policing by the state of public highways, (4) operation of movable span bridges, (5) operation of ferries which are a part of any public highway, county road, or city street;

(c) The payment or refunding of any obligation of the State of Washington, or any political subdivision thereof, for which any of the revenues described in section 1 may have been legally pledged prior to the effective date of this act;

(d) Refunds authorized by law for taxes paid on motor vehicle fuels;

(e) The cost of collection of any revenues described in this section:

Provided, That this section shall not be construed to include revenue from general or special taxes or excises not levied primarily for highway purposes, or apply to vehicle operator's license fees or any excise tax imposed on motor vehicles or the use thereof in lieu of a property tax thereon, or fees for certificates of ownership of motor vehicles.

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