Washington 2010 ballot measures

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The filing deadline for the November 2010 ballot for an Initiative to the Legislature is December 31, 2009. The filing deadline for an Initiative to the People is July 2, 2010.

On ballot

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 1053 Taxes Requires a supermajority vote of the legislature or a statewide vote for tax increases ApprovedaOverturnedot
ITP Initiative 1082 Labor Authorizes employers to purchase private industrial insurance Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1098 Taxes Establishes a tax on "adjusted gross income" above $200,000 for individuals and $400,000 for filing jointly and reduces the limit on statewide property taxes by 20% and increased the business and occupation tax credit to $4,800 Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1100 Alcohol Closes state liquor stores and authorizes sale, distribution and importation by private parties Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1105 Alcohol Closes all state liquor stores and licenses private parties to sell or distribute spirits Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1107 Taxes Reduces tax rates for certain food processors, ends the sales tax on candy and ends the temporary sales tax on some bottled water and temporary excise taxes on carbonated beverages Approveda
LRSS Referendum 52 Bond issues Authorizes $500 million bond for construction and repair projects increasing energy efficiency in public schools and higher education buildings Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8225 State budget Requires the state to reduce the interest accounted for in calculating the constitutional debt limit Approveda
LRCA HJR 4220 Law enforcement Gives judges authority to deny bail whenever they deem the public at risk Approveda

Proposed measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Build America Bonds Amendment Bond issues expand state use of federally subsidized Build America Bonds proposed
LRSS Public Works Bond Measure Bond issues $850 million bond to create new jobs in public school and government building renovations filed
ITP Save the Two-Thirds Vote for Tax Increases (3) Taxes Will require 2/3 majority of the Washington State Legislature, or a statewide vote, for tax increases filed
ITP U.S. Legal Presence Initiative Immigration Require verifying immigration status of persons seeking employment, driver's licenses, etc. gathering signatures
ITP Teaching of the Constitution Requirement Education Requires the teaching of the relationship of the Declaration of Independence & Constitution filed
ITP Protection Act Law enforcement Adds a statute that allows the right of self-defense filed
ITP Sovereignty and Federal Tax Escrow Account Act Admin of gov't Create a federal tax escrow account filed
ITP Cooperation of Federal and Local Law Enforcement Law enforcement Also known as the "Sheriffs First Act" - lays guidelines for cooperation between local and federal law enforcement filed
ITP Firearms Freedom Act Firearms Personal firearms within the state are not subject to federal regulation filed
ITP Constitutional Government Act, Initiative 1064 Admin of gov't Legislation must identify the Constitutional power that allows for enactment of the proposed legislation filed 1/14/10
ITP Nontoxic Greenhouse Gas Regulation, Initiative 1065 Environment Prevents the regulation of nontoxic greenhouse gas emissions filed 1/14/10
ITP Health Care Freedom Act (2) Health care Prohibit rules against participation in specific health care filed 1/14/10
ITP Workers' Comp Insurance Reform, Initiative 1067 Labor Aimed at privatizing industrial insurance filed 1/20/10
ITP Legalize Marijuana, Initiative 1068 Marijuana Make it legal for adults to grow, possess and sell marijuana filed
ITP Initiative Measure No. 1069 Admin of gov't Requires that the Seal of the State of Washington be changed filed 2/1/10
ITP Initiative Measure No. 1070 Taxes Establish a tax on certain income, reduce state property tax levy, increase business tax credit filed 1/29/10
ITP State Budget Amendment, Initiative 1057 (2) State budgets Establishes a ceiling on state income and debt, voter approval required for changes filed 1/4/10
ITP Minimum Drinking Age Initiative Alcohol Lowers the drinking age in the state to 19 from 21 filed 2/10/10
ITP Elections Election candidacy petitions filed 2/23/10
ITP Labor Relating to overtime pay filed 2/19/10
ITP Admin of gov't Related to interest rates filed 2/12/10

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