Washington Law Enforcement Amendment (2010)
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Text of measure
The ballot title read:
- Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1061 concerns arrests, searches, and seizures by federal employees.
- Concise Description: This measure would authorize sheriffs to prohibit federal employees from making arrests, searches, or seizures; require attorney general permission if the federal action is against the sheriff’s employees; and require prosecution of violators.
- Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]
According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:
This measure applies to arrest, search, or seizure by federal employees not designated as Washington peace officers. A sheriff could prohibit the federal employees from acting without the sheriff’s permission, with exceptions for federal enclaves and certain emergencies. If the arrest, search, or seizure involves a sheriff’s employee, the attorney general’s permission is required. Arrests, searches, or seizures contrary to the measure are unlawful and subject to criminal charges. It would invalidate conflicting federal laws.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Washington signature requirements
According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot. In order to place the proposed measure on the 2010, ballot organizers were required to collect a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures.
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