Washington 2014 ballot measures

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Five ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014, ballot in the state of Washington. Two of the measures are Initiatives to the Legislature, and both are related to firearms. Two others are non-binding advisory questions that ask voters whether to uphold or repeal two tax-related bills. The final measure is an Initiative to the People that addresses education.

Washington's 2014 legislative session ran from January 13, 2014, to March 14, 2014. The Washington Legislature did not place any referred measures on the ballot.

Twenty-four other measures, all Initiatives to the People, were proposed for the 2014 ballot. However, only one initiative, which addresses education, filed signatures by the prescribed deadline. For both Initiatives to the Legislature and Initiatives to the People, a minimum of 246,372 valid signatures were required to put measures before voters. January 3, 2014, was the petition drive deadline for Initiatives to the Legislature. For Initiatives to the People, campaigns had until July 3, 2014, to collect the necessary signatures. Proponents of veto referendums were required to submit 123,186 signatures by July 11, 2014. However, no signatures were submitted.

Historical facts

  • Since 1995, an average of five measures have appeared on the ballot in Washington. Therefore, 2014 is an average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • In both 1997 and 2010, there were nine measures on statewide ballots.
  • Since 1995, 60 of 102, or 59 percent, of Washington ballot measures have been approved.
  • Conversely, 42 of 102, or 41 percent, of statewide measures have been defeated since 1995.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
ITL Initiative 594 Firearms Requires background checks be performed on all gun purchasers
ITL Initiative 591 Firearms Prevents confiscation of firearms without due process and implementation of more extensive background checks than those at the federal level
AQ Advisory Vote No. 8 Taxes Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain the elimination of agricultural tax preferences for aspects of the marijuana industry
AQ Advisory Vote No. 9 Taxes Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain leasehold excise tax on certain leasehold interests in tribal property
ITP Initiative 1351 Education Reduces class size

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITL Initiative 582 Gambling Authorizes online poker and allows for the licensing of online poker rooms Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITL Initiative 583 Gambling Repeals criminal penalties for online poker players if they were not involved in the operation of the gaming platform Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Proof of Impairment Initiative Law Enforcement Requires video recording of impairment or determination of culpability in an accident to accompany laboratory results Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Fukushima Radiation Initiative Nuclear Calls for radiation testing, intergovernmental effort to stop radioactive water dumping from Fukushima, Japan Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1323 Transportation Caps state and local vehicle license fees Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1324 Law Enforcement Bans use and installation of red light cameras and mandates removal of existing ones Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1325 Taxes Decreases state sales tax from 6.5% to 5.5% unless an amendment is passed requiring two-thirds legislative or voter approval to raise taxes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1327 Taxes Repeals certain taxes unless the legislature submits a constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds legislative or voter approval to raise taxes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1328 Taxes Decreases state retail sales tax from 6.5% to 4.5%, unless an amendment is passed requiring two-thirds legislative or voter approval to raise taxes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1329 Fed Con Seeks amendment to U.S. Constitution regarding rights of individuals/corporations; greater control of campaign finance Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1334 Taxes Requires all new and existing discretionary tax preferences to be authorized every two years in a tax expenditure budget Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1335 ConCon Provides for rules for national constitutional convention delegates; voids any delegate vote exceeding those instructions Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1338 Business Requires labels on some products sold at retail disclosing if they were produced or may have been produced using genetic engineering Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1343 Marijuana Creates a board to license and regulate the production, processing and dispensing of medical cannabis Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1347 Law Enforcement Prohibits state agents from enforcing federal cannabis laws if not in violation of state laws Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1348 Immigration Requires employers and public agencies to verify identity and immigration status before providing employment or certain benefits Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1349 Direct Democracy Allows initiatives to be filed 20 months before the next statewide election or next regular legislative session Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1350 Taxes Prohibits taxes on recreational marijuana from being applied to medical marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1353 Environment Requires a minimum five-cent deposit on most glass, metal and plastic beverage containers Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1354 Legislatures Urges constitutional amendment to select state legislators at random from qualified electors Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1356 Taxes Increases the state tobacco tax to fund cancer research, prevention and care Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Initiative 1358 Wages & Pay Requires standard statewide minimum wage; prohibits local governments from setting minimum wage standards Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Controlled Substances Initiative Law Enforcement Modifies the designation of non-manufactured substances as "controlled substances" Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Carbon Tax Initiative Taxes Taxes fossil fuels based on their carbon content; phases in a one percentage-point sales tax reduction Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Energy Safety Initiative Energy Increases regulation for transporting crude oil and coal Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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