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Washington 1997 ballot measures

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Nine statewide ballot measures were on the June 17, 1997 and November 4, 1997 ballots in the State of Washington.

On the ballot

June 17

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 48 Athletics Authorizes a public stadium authority to build and operate a sports stadium financed by tax revenues and private contributions, specifically the Qwest Field Approveda

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 673 Health Care Can health insurance plans be regulated as to provision of services by designated health care providers Defeatedd

ITP Initiative 676 Firearms Criminalizes the transfer of handguns not equipped with a trigger-lock and mandates the licensing of firearms Defeatedd

ITP Initiative 677 Civil Rights Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, employment agencies and labor organizations Defeatedd

ITP Initiative 678 Health Care Allows dental hygienists who have obtained special licensing to perform without the supervision of a licensed dentist. Defeatedd

ITP Initiative 685 Marijuana Decriminalizes medical marijuana and proscribes treatment, education and community service for non-violent drug users Defeatedd

LRSS Referendum 47 Taxes Allows assessors to adjust property valuation where value increased due to the real estate market Approveda

LRCA HJR 4208 Taxes Permits voter-approved school district tax levies to run for four years Approveda

LRCA HJR 4209 Gov't Finances Permits local governments to make loans for improvements upon stormwater or sewer services Approveda

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