Washington Veto Referenda Laws, Substitute SJR 7 (1952)

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The Washington Veto Referenda Laws Amendment, also known as Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 7, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided that no veto referendum shall be amended or repealed by the legislature within two years, expect through a two-thirds vote by the legislature or a direct vote by citizens.[1] The measure added Section 41 of Article II to the Washington Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington Sub. SJR 7 (1952)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 468,782 60.13%
No310,79739.87%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

Shall Article II of the Constitution be amended by adding a new section to provide that no act approved by the people shall be amended or repealed by the legislature within two years following such approval except by a vote of two-thirds of all members of the legislature or by a direct vote of the people at any general or special election thereon?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1952 Voters Pamphlet", accessed September 11, 2013
  2. Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution", accessed September 11, 2013
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.