SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8238
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1990 Regular Session
By Senators Fleming, Owen, Bender, Stratton and Conner
Read first time 1/25/90 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 VII, section 11 of the Constitution of the state of Washington to read as follows:
Article VII, section
11. Nothing in
this Article VII as amended shall prevent the legislature from providing,
subject to such conditions as it may enact, that the true and fair value in
money (a) of farms, agricultural lands, standing timber, and
and)) (b) of other open space lands (( which)) that
are used for recreation or for enjoyment of their scenic or natural beauty,
and (c) of property with buildings that comply with health and safety
standards, are devoted primarily to low-income housing, and contain five or
more low-income dwelling units, shall be based on the use to which such
property is currently applied, and such values shall be used in computing the
assessed valuation of such property in the same manner as the assessed
valuation is computed for all property.
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.