Washington Martial Arts Weapons Ban in Schools Initiative (2010)

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The Washington Martial Arts Weapons Ban in Schools Initiative, also known as I-1109, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The proposed measure would have prohibited martial arts weapons in schools and colleges.[1] According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.

Text of measure

Title

The ballot title read:[1]

Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1109 concerns prohibiting martial arts weapons in schools and colleges.
Concise Description:This measure would prohibit possessing or using martial arts weapons in universities, colleges, and community colleges; and in public or private elementary and secondary schools, school-provided transportation, and facilities used exclusively by schools.
Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Summary

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

This measure would prohibit the possession or use of martial arts weapons of any type, for any purpose, on the premises of any public or private elementary or secondary school, in school-provided transportation, and in all areas of a facility being used exclusively by a public or private school; and in all community college, college, and university facilities. The prohibition would include weapons intended to be used in classes, demonstrations, tournaments, competitions, or for self-defense.

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 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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