SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 8214
State of Washington 55th Legislature 1998 Regular Session
By Senators T. Sheldon, Benton and Oke
Read first time 01/15/98. Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.
BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, IN LEGISLATIVE SESSION ASSEMBLED:
THAT, At the next general election to be held in this state the secretary of state shall submit to the qualified voters of the state for their approval and ratification, or rejection, an amendment to Article VII of the Constitution of the state of Washington by adding a new section to read as follows:
Article VII, section . . .. Nothing in this Article VII as amended shall prevent the legislature from providing, by appropriate legislation, property tax relief by setting base years for property tax valuation computation, limiting property tax valuation increases to two percent per year over the base year until ownership of the property changes, and limiting the tax assessed on owner-occupied property claimed as a principal place of residence.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the secretary of state shall cause notice of this constitutional amendment to be published at least four times during the four weeks next preceding the election in every legal newspaper in the state.
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