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November 1972 General

House Joint Resolution 21
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes60347150.20%
No59855749.80%
Ballot Title:
ALLOWING COMBINED COUNTY-CITY GOVERNMENTS Shall the state constitution be amended to permit the people in any country by majority vote to create a combined "city-county" government through the adoption of a home rule charter under which other municipal corporations having such powers and duties as are prescribed in the charter could also be retained or established, if desired, and to set separate constitutional debt limitations for the "city-county" as thus created and for any new or retained municipal corporations?
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House Joint Resolution 47
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes68632058.26%
No49170341.74%
Ballot Title:
CHANGING EXCESS LEVY ELECTION FORMULA Shall the formula governing certain excess property tax levies approved by sixty percent of the voters be changed so the election authorizing the levy will be valid either--(1) if (as now) the total of all votes cast on the proposition is at least forty percent of the number cast at the taxing district's last general election; or (2) if the total of "yes" votes is at least three-fifths of forty percent of that number of voters?
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House Joint Resolution 52
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes67337658.53%
No47714441.47%
Ballot Title:
CHANGING CONSTITUTIONAL DEBT LIMITATION FORMULA Shall the present $400,000 limitation upon certain state debts incurred without voter approval be replaced with a limitation allowing those debts covered by the amendment only if--(1) their aggregate amount will not require annual principal and interest payments to exceed 9% of the average amount of general state revenues for the three immediately preceding fiscal years; and (2) the laws authorizing such debts are approved by a three-fifths majority of both houses of the legislature?
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House Joint Resolution 61
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes64511550.13%
No64174649.87%
Ballot Title:
SEX EQUALITY - RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Shall a new article be added to the state constitution to provide that equality of rights and responsibilities under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex, and to authorize the legislature to enforce this provision by the enactment of appropriate legislation?
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Initiative to the Legislature 40 and Alt. 40B
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For Either78815135.83%
Against Both41876419.03%
Ballot Title:
40: LITTER CONTROL ACT An act regulating litter disposal; directing the Department of Ecology to administer its provisions and to promulgate necessary rules and regulations; establishing an ecology patrol with powers of enforcement; providing penalties and fines for littering; stating that littering from a moving vehicle is a moving violation; requiring litter receptacles marked with antilitter symbols or logos to be placed in designated public places; and providing that administration of the act shall be financed in substantial part by assessments levied against manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of goods, containers or wrappers which are reasonably related to the litter problem. 40B: PROVIDING LITTER CONTROL An act regulating litter disposal; directing the Department of Ecology to administer its provisions and to promulgate necessary rules and regulations; establishing an ecology patrol with powers of enforcement; providing penalties and fines for littering; stating that littering from a moving vehicle is a moving violation; requiring litter receptacles marked with antilitter symbols or logos to be placed in designated public places; and providing that administration of the act shall be financed in substantial part by assessments levied against manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of goods, containers or wrappers which are reasonable related to the litter problem.
Prefer 401941288.82%
Prefer 40B79893136.32%
Ballot Title:
40: LITTER CONTROL ACT An act regulating litter disposal; directing the Department of Ecology to administer its provisions and to promulgate necessary rules and regulations; establishing an ecology patrol with powers of enforcement; providing penalties and fines for littering; stating that littering from a moving vehicle is a moving violation; requiring litter receptacles marked with antilitter symbols or logos to be placed in designated public places; and providing that administration of the act shall be financed in substantial part by assessments levied against manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of goods, containers or wrappers which are reasonably related to the litter problem. 40B: PROVIDING LITTER CONTROL An act regulating litter disposal; directing the Department of Ecology to administer its provisions and to promulgate necessary rules and regulations; establishing an ecology patrol with powers of enforcement; providing penalties and fines for littering; stating that littering from a moving vehicle is a moving violation; requiring litter receptacles marked with antilitter symbols or logos to be placed in designated public places; and providing that administration of the act shall be financed in substantial part by assessments levied against manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of goods, containers or wrappers which are reasonable related to the litter problem.
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Initiative to the Legislature 43 and Alt. 43B
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
For Either60316729.40%
Against Both55113226.86%
Ballot Title:
43: REGULATING SHORELINE USE AND DEVELOPMENT An ACT relating to the use and development of salt and fresh water shoreline areas, including lands located within 500 feet of ordinary high tide or high water and certain wetlands; requiring the State Ecological Commission, with the advice of regional citizens councils, to adopt a state-wide regulatory plan for these areas; requiring cities and counties to adopt plans to regulate shoreline areas not covered by the state plan; requiring both local and state-wide plans to be based upon considerations of conservation, recreation, economic development and public access; and providing both civil and criminal remedies for violations of the act. 43B: LEGISLATIVE ALTERNATIVE - SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT An act relating to the use and development of certain salt and fresh water shoreline areas including lands located within 200 feet of the ordinary high water mark and certain other adjacent designated wetlands; establishing an integrated program of shoreline management between state and local governments; requriing local governments, pursuant to guidelines established by the state department of ecology, to develop master programs for regulating shoreline uses and providing that if they do not the deparment will develop and adopt such programs; granting the state's consent to certain existing impairments of public navigational rights; and providing civil and criminal sanctions.
Prefer 4328572113.93%
Prefer 43B61174829.82%
Ballot Title:
43: REGULATING SHORELINE USE AND DEVELOPMENT An ACT relating to the use and development of salt and fresh water shoreline areas, including lands located within 500 feet of ordinary high tide or high water and certain wetlands; requiring the State Ecological Commission, with the advice of regional citizens councils, to adopt a state-wide regulatory plan for these areas; requiring cities and counties to adopt plans to regulate shoreline areas not covered by the state plan; requiring both local and state-wide plans to be based upon considerations of conservation, recreation, economic development and public access; and providing both civil and criminal remedies for violations of the act. 43B: LEGISLATIVE ALTERNATIVE - SHORELINE MANAGEMENT ACT An act relating to the use and development of certain salt and fresh water shoreline areas including lands located within 200 feet of the ordinary high water mark and certain other adjacent designated wetlands; establishing an integrated program of shoreline management between state and local governments; requriing local governments, pursuant to guidelines established by the state department of ecology, to develop master programs for regulating shoreline uses and providing that if they do not the deparment will develop and adopt such programs; granting the state's consent to certain existing impairments of public navigational rights; and providing civil and criminal sanctions.
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Initiative to the Legislature 44
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes93027575.54%
No30123824.46%
Ballot Title:
STATUTORY TAX LIMITATION - 20 MILLS An ACT to limit tax levies on real and personal property by the state, and other taxing districts, except port and power districts, to an aggregate of twenty (20) mills on assessed valuation (50% of true and fair value), without a vote of the people; allowing the legislature to allocate or reallocate up to twenty (20) mills among the various taxing districts.
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Initiative to the People 258
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes52637137.02%
No89538562.98%
Ballot Title:
An ACT authorizing each city with a population over 150,000 to grant one franchise permitting greyhound racing meets; prescribing qualifications for franchises; authorizing parimutuel wagering; allowing franchisees ten percent of all moneys wagered; requiring payment of a tax of five percent of parimutuel machine gross receipts in lieu of all other taxes to the licensing city; authorizing the licensing city to pay not to exceed two and one-half percent of the net tax after subtracting costs to the county; and repealing inconsistent acts.
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Initiative to the People 261
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes63497344.89%
No77956855.11%
Ballot Title:
An ACT repealing existing statutes relating to the establishment and operation of state liquor stores; extending the state sales tax to sales of intoxicating liquor at retail; providing for the licensing of retailers of liquor and for the registration of each brand or label of liquor to be sold; and prohibiting the state of Washington from reselling any liquor either at retail or wholesale.
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Initiative to the People 276
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes95914372.02%
No37269327.98%
Ballot Title:
An ACT relating to campaign financing, activities of lobbyists, access to public records, and financial affairs of elective officers and candidates; requiring disclosure of sources of campaign contributions, objects of campaign expenditures, and amounts thereof; limiting campaign expenditures; regulating the activities of lobbyists and requirng reports of their expenditures; restricting use of public funds to influence legislative decisions; governing access to public records; specifying the manner in which public agencies will maintain such records; requiring disclosure of elective officials' and cadidates' financial interests and activities; establising a public disclosure commission to administer the act; and providing civil penalties.
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Referendum Bill 24
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes69645554.72%
No57640445.28%
Ballot Title:
An ACT regulating legislative lobbying; amending a prior 1967 act relating thereto; continuing to require registration of lobbyists but specifically defining lobbying as attempting to influence, through direct contact with state legislators, the passage or defeat of any legislation; requiring lobbyists to file itemized and detailed reports of lobbying expenditures during legislative sessions; transferring general responsibility for enforcement from the attorney general to the Senate and House Boards of Ethics; authorizing these boards to direct the attorney general to exercise certain enforcement powers; and replacing present criminal penalties with civil remedies including damages and injunctions against lobbyists and other violators.
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Referendum Bill 26
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes82707762.82%
No48945937.18%
Ballot Title:
BONDS FOR WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES An ACT authorizing the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in the sum of $225,000,000 to provide funds for the planning, acquisition, construction, and improvement of public waste disposal facilities; designating the State Department of Ecology as the agency responsible for disbursement of the bond proceeds, subject to prior legislative appropriations; and providing for payment of the bonds from unpledged state retail sales tax revenues or other means authorized by the legislature.
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Referendum Bill 27
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes79009159.22%
No54417640.78%
Ballot Title:
BONDS FOR WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES An ACT authorizing the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in the sum of $75,000,000 to provide funds for the planning, acquisition, construction, and improvement of water supply facilities; designating the state department of ecology as the agency responsible for disbursement of the bond proceeds, subject to prior legilative appropriations; and providing for payment of the bonds from unpledged state retail sales tax revenues or other means authorized by the legislature.
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Referendum Bill 28
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes75853056.67%
No57997543.33%
Ballot Title:
BONDS FOR PUBLIC RECREATION FACILITIES An ACT authorizing the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in the sum of $40,000,000 to provide funds for the planning, acquisition, preservation, development, and improvement of recreation areas and facilities; designating the interagency committee for outdoor recreation to be responsible for disbursement of the bond proceeds, subject to prior legislative appropriations; and providing for payment of the bonds from unpledged state retail sales tax revenues or other means authorized by the legislature.
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Referendum Bill 29
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes73471255.29%
No59417244.71%
Ballot Title:
HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICE FACILITY BONDS An ACT authorizing the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in the sum of $25,000,000 to provide funds for planning, acquisition, construction, and improvement of health and social service facilities; designating the department of social and health services to be responsible for disbursement of the proceeds, subjec to prior legislative appropriations; and providing for payment of the bonds from unpledged state retail sales tax revenues or other means authorized by the legislature.
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Referendum Bill 30
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes63784148.94%
No66549351.06%
Ballot Title:
BONDS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS An ACT authorizing the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in the sum of $50,000,000 to provide funds for the planning, acquisition, construction, and improvement of public transportation systems; designating the state department of highways as the agency responsible for disbursement of the bond proceeds, subject to prior legislative appropriations; and providing for payment of the bonds from unpledged state retail sales tax revenues or other means authorized by the legislature.
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Referendum Bill 31
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes72140354.80%
No59496345.20%
Ballot Title:
BONDS FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACILITIES An ACT authorizing the issuance and sale of state general obligation bonds in the sum of $50,000,000 to provide funds for the acquisition, construction and improvement of community college facilities; designating the state board for community college education as the agency responsible for disbursement of the bond proceeds, subject to prior legislative appropriations; and providing for payment of the bonds from unpledged state retail sales tax revenues or other means authorized by the legislature.
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Senate Joint Resolution 38
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes65809553.96%
No56160746.04%
Ballot Title:
SETTING OF COUNTY OFFICERS' SALARIES 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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Referendum Bill 25
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes69480854.72%
No57485645.28%
Ballot Title:
REGULATING CERTAIN ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN FINANCING An act regulating certain campaign contributions and expenditures; requiring organizational statements to be filed by campaign organizations; providing for reports of contributions over $100 and expenditures over $25 for or against candidates or ballot propositions from organizations other than those attempting to influence the success of two or more candidates (defined as "political committees"); prohibiting anonymous contributions exceeding $10 and the division of larger contributions to conceal their sources; directing candidates to subscribe to a code of fair campaign practices; limiting campaign expenditures; requiring reports of political advertising by commercial advertisers; and subjecting designated violators to criminal penalties.
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Senate Joint Resolution 1
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes103083282.75%
No21483417.25%
Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAXATION - ONE PERCENT LIMITATION Shall the state constitution be amended to replace the present forty mill limit upon those property taxes which are imposed without voter approval (in effect a limitation of two percent of the true and fair value of the taxable property) with a new provision under which the maximum allowable rate for such property taxes would be one percent of the true and fair value of the property?
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Senate Joint Resolution 5
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes78725161.67%
No48928238.33%
Ballot Title:
PERMITTING THE AUTHORIZATION OF LOTTERIES Shall Article II, section 24 of the state constitution be amended to repeal the present total prohibition against any lottery of any sort to be conducted after there has been specific authorization by (1) an act of the legislature approved by sixty percent of the members of both houses or (2) an initiative or referendum approved by sixty percent of the electors voting thereon?
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House Joint Resolution 1
CandidatePartyVotesPercentage
Yes54486844.91%
No66850555.09%
Ballot Title:
TAX EXEMPTIONS - PERIODIC REVIEW - REPEAL Shall the state constitution be amended to require periodic legislative review of all exemptions, deductions, exclusions from, or credits against any state or local taxes (except those concerning property held by religious organizations solely for religious or educational purposes) and to repeal automatically the statutory or constitutional provisions granting them unless such provisions are amended or reenacted by the legislature or (where necessary) reapproved by the people before March 1, 1977, and every tenth year thereafter?
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