List of Washington initiatives to the legislature

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This is a list of all initiatives to the Washington State Legislature from 1914 to 2004 that gathered enough signatures to come under consideration, listed by number, subject, and result. See also List of Washington initiatives to the people.

1914

  • 1A, regarding the Brewers' Hotel. Submitted to the voters in November 1916 and rejected.

1927

  • 1, regarding district power. Submitted to the voters in 1930 and approved.

1934

1942

  • 12, regarding public power. Passed by the legislature in 1943.

1946

  • 13, restricting the sale of beer and wine to state-run liquor stores. Submitted to the voters in 1948 and rejected.

1956

1958

  • 25, regarding dam construction and water diversion. Submitted to the voters in 1960 and approved.

1966

  • 32, regarding the local processing of state timber. Submitted to the voters in 1968 and rejected.

1970

  • 40, regarding litter control. Alternative measure, 40B, passed by the legislature in 1971. Per state constitution, both measures submitted to the voters in 1972. 40B prevailed.
  • 43, regarding shoreline use and development. Alternative measure, 43B, passed by the legislature in 1971. Per state constitution, both measures submitted to the voters in 1972. 43B prevailed.
  • 44, regarding statutory tax limitation. Submitted to the voters in 1972 and approved.

1976

  • 59, regarding irrigation. Submitted to the voters in 1977 and approved.

1978

  • 61, regarding a minimum 5-cent bottle and can deposits on beer, malt, and carbonated beverages. Submitted to the voters in 1979 and rejected.
  • 62, regarding limiting state taxes to the growth rate of personal income. Submitted to the voters in 1979 and approved.

1985

1986

  • 92, regarding Medicare charges. Submitted to the voters in 1987 and rejected.

1987

  • 97, regarding hazardous waste cleanup. Alternative measure, 97B, passed by the legislature in 1988. Per state constitution, both measures submitted to the voters in 1988. 97 prevailed.

1988

  • 99, regarding primary elections for U.S. president. Passed by the legislature in 1989.
  • 102, regarding a tax increase for children and family services. Submitted to the voters in 1989 and rejected.

1990

  • 119, regarding physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Submitted to the voters in 1991 and rejected.
  • 120, regarding the revision of state abortion laws, including the right to abortion before fetus viability. Submitted to the voters in 1991 and approved.

1991

  • 134, regarding campaign finance, including the prohibition of public funding of state and local campaigns. Submitted to the voters in 1992 and approved.

1994

  • 159, regarding crimes involving firearms. Passed by the legislature in 1995.
  • 164, regarding the restriction of land use regulation. Passed by the legislature in 1995 but repealed by referendum the same year.

1995

  • 173, regarding school vouchers. Submitted to the voters in 1996 and rejected.
  • 177, regarding charter schools. Submitted to the voters in 1996 and rejected.

1997

  • 200, prohibiting government from discriminating or granting preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in public employment, education, and contracting. Submitted to the voters in 1998 and approved.

2003

2004

  • 330, regarding medical malpractice claims and insurance. Submitted to the voters in 2005 and rejected.
  • 336, regarding medical malpractice lawsuits and insurance and healthcare provider licensing. Submitted to the voters in 2005 and rejected.

2011

  • 502, to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana. Submitted to the voters in 2012 and approved.[5]

2012

  • 517, regarding initiative and referendum measures. Submitted to the voters in 2013.
  • 522, regarding labeling of genetically-engineered foods. Submitted to the voters in 2013.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "History of the Blanket Primary in Washington". Washington State Secretary of State. 
  2. ^ "Protect your right to vote for the person, not the party". Washington State Grange. 
  3. ^ "9th Circuit Court of Appeals reverses blanket primary decision". Washington State Secretary of State. September 15, 2003. 
  4. ^ "Washington's Blanket Primary Unconstitutional United States Supreme Court denies appeal". Washington State Secretary of State. February 23, 2004. 
  5. ^ "Initiative 502 Results". Washington Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 

External links

  • Washington State Secretary of State: Elections: Initiative History and Statistics
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