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Washington Beverages and Candy Tax Initiative (2010)

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The Washington Beverages and Candy Tax Initiative, also known as I-1092, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The proposed measure called for ending temporary tax bottled water and carbonated beverages.[1] According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot.

Text of measure

Title

The ballot title read:[1]

Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1092 concerns ending tax increases enacted in 2010 on beverages and candy.
Concise Description:This measure would end tax increases enacted by the 2010 Legislature: sales tax on bottled water and candy, and excise taxes on the activities of selling carbonated beverages and manufacturing and selling beer.
Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Summary

According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:

This measure would end certain taxes, otherwise expiring June 30, 2013. These taxes are a retail sales tax imposed on candy and bottled water, except bottled water sold for certain medical uses or to persons who otherwise lack ready access to potable water; an excise tax on the activity of selling certain carbonated beverages, not including alcoholic beverages or carbonated bottled water; and an excise tax on the manufacturing and selling of beer.

Path to the ballot

See also: Washington signature requirements

According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot. In order to qualify for the November ballot, supporters were required to submit a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures by July 2, 2010.

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