SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8218
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1989 Regular Session
By Senators McDonald, Bluechel, Stratton, Rasmussen, Craswell, Owen, Anderson, Conner, West and Sutherland
Read first time 2/14/89 and 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 there shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the state for their approval and ratification, or rejection, an amendment to Article II of the Constitution of the state of Washington by adding a new section to read as follows:
Article II, section ..... No act or amendment to an act that authorizes a new state tax or increases the rate or expands the base of an existing state tax is valid unless the act or amendment is enacted by a favorable vote of two-thirds of the membership of each house of the legislature, regardless of whether or not the act or amendment is referred to a vote of the people.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the secretary of state shall cause notice of the foregoing constitutional amendment to be published at least four times during the four weeks next preceding the election in every legal newspaper in the state.