This Note recommends that the separate subject test employed by Washington courts in reviewing the constitutional validity of partial vetoes be abandoned like the affirmative-negative test before it. In the alternative, the Constitution should be amended to remove any perceived need for a subjective judicial test. As a last-choice solution to the problem of uncertainty and inefficiency in the legislative process, the legislature should use its override powers more extensively.
Heidi A. Irvin, Washington's Partial Veto Power: Judicial Construction of Article III, Section 12, 10 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 699 (1987).