Washington Initiative 995 (2008)
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I-995 would have increased the seriousness of the crime of "trading in special influence" from a class C felony to a class A felony.
Initiative 995 was a citizen-initiated state statute.
The official ballot measure summary was, "This measure would elevate the criminal offense known as, "trading in special influence" from a class C felony to a class A felony. It would also amend the statute listing criminal offenses and assigning them to a "seriousness level" for use in deciding upon the length of a sentence, assigning this offense the same seriousness level as homicide by abuse, malicious explosion in the first degree, and murder in the first degree."
I-995 was sponsored by David Henshaw of Tacoma, Washington.