Washington Marijuana Penalties, Initiative 493 (2012)
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A total of 2 initiatives have been filed. They were sponsored by Donna Davis of Bellingham, Washington.
Path to the ballot
Initiatives to the Legislature, if certified, are submitted to the Washington State Legislature at its next regular session in January. Once submitted, the Legislature must take one of the following three actions:
- The Legislature can adopt the initiative as proposed, in which case it becomes law without a vote of the people;
- The Legislature can reject or refuse to act on the proposed initiative, in which case the initiative must be placed on the ballot at the next state general election; or
- The Legislature can approve an alternative to the proposed initiative, in which case both the original proposal and the Legislature's alternative must be placed on the ballot at the next state general election.
- Proposed initiatives to the legislature filed in 2011
- Initiatives 492 and 493