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Washington Washington County Commissioners Set County Salaries, SJR 38 (1972)

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The Washington County Commissioners Set County Salaries Amendment, also known as Senate Joint Resolution 38, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed county commissioners to set their own salaries and those of all other county officers.[1] The measure amended Section 5 of Article XI and Section 8 of Article XI of the Washington State Constitution.[2]

Election results

Washington SJR 38 (1972)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 658,095 53.96%
No561,60746.04%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: Washington State Constitution, Section 2 of Article XI and Section 8 of Article XI

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Shall the state constitution be amended to allow the legislature to authorize boards of county commissioners and other county legislative authorities to set their own salaries and those of all other county officers, subject to the existing prohibition against mid-term pay increases for those officers who fix their own compensation?

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