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Washington 2011 ballot measures

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Five ballot measures were on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the state of Washington.

The Washington State Legislature was in session January 10 through April 24.

The signature filing deadline for the 2011 ballot in Washington was July 8, 2011. A minimum of 241,153 signatures were required for an Initiative to the People. Although an estimated 80 initiatives were filed in 2011, according to reports only 3 campaigns filed signatures by the July deadline. Campaigns included: Initiatives 1125 - state transportation funds, 1176 - long-term care and 1183 - liquor licensing.[1] As of July 29 all three were certified.

On the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 1125 Taxes Prohibits gas tax and toll revenues to be diverted to non-transportation purposes Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1163 Taxes Reenacts background checks, training for long-term care workers Approveda
ITP Initiative 1183 Alcohol Would close state liquor stores; allow state licensing of private parties Approveda
LRCA SJR 8205 Elections Removes a provision about the length of time a voter must reside in Washington to vote for president or vice president Approveda
LRCA SJR 8206 State budgets Would require the transfer of additional funds to the budget stabilization account if the state has received "extraordinary revenue growth" Approveda

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP State Liquor Sales, Initiative 1157 Alcohol Allows stores with a 5-year record of no public safety violations to sell liquor Withdrawn
ITP Farm Animal Cruelty Prevention, Initiative 1130 (3) Animal rights Adopts new rules for egg-laying hens in Washington Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Motor Vehicle Voter Approval, Initiative 1179 (6) Transportation Prohibits any government-imposed motor vehicle charges from taking effect unless approved by voters Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Petition Circulation, Initiative 1113 Direct democracy measures Makes it a crime to interfere with a signature gatherer or person trying to sign an initiative or referendum petition Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Liquor Privatization, Initiative 1114 Alcohol Allows stores that are at least 9,000 square feet in size to sell liquor Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Home Foreclosures, Initiative 1116 Admin of gov't Adds a statute relating to home foreclosures Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Health Insurance, Initiative 1117 Healthcare Allows state residents to opt out of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Business and Occupation Taxes, Initiative 1118 Taxes Prohibits taxes on income received by small businesses, raise all other business taxes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Public Assistance Eligibility Requirements, Initiative 1119 Admin of gov't Amends the requirements for state public assistance eligibility Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Medical Marijuana Act, Initiative 1121 Marijuana Relates to providers occupying municipal properties under the medical marijuana act Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Immigration Law Enforcement, Initiative 1122 Immigration Requires state and local agencies to enforce federal immigration laws Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Candidacy Petition Requirements, Initiative 1126 Elections Amends the requirements for candidacy petitions Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Sales Tax Measure, Initiative 1127 Taxes Sales tax would no longer be applicable to goods made in Washington Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Sex Offenders, Initiative 1143 Law enforcement Requires sex offenders in Washington to wear nondetachable transmitters Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Recall Superior Court Hearings Repeal, Initiative 1144 Direct democracy measures Would repeal laws providing for superior court hearings to determine the sufficiency of charges for recall Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Online Petition Circulation, Initiative 1145 Direct democracy measures Allows voters to sign certain petitions online Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Evergreen State College, Initiative 1146 Education Would cease operation of The Evergreen State College Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Foreign Students, Initiative 1147 Education Prohibits educating foreign students at regional universities, state universities, community colleges and vocational schools funded or subsidized by taxes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Tax Subsidies, Initiative 1152 Taxes Would end certain tax subsidies. Additional collected revenues would fund health care and child care Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Healthcare Funds, Initiative 1156 & 1171 (8) Taxes Would fund certain health and child care services with revenues collected through use or sales taxes on certain goods and services Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP State Song, Initiative 1158 Admin of gov't Would change the official Washington state song from “Washington My Home” to “Not In Our House” by Sir-Mix-A-Lot Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Vote for Presidential Candidate, Initiative 1173 Elections Would allow an elector pledged to a presidential candidate to vote for other candidates Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Marijuana Criminal Penalties, Initiative 1149 (3) Marijuana Would remove existing state civil and criminal penalties regarding marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Salary Commission Amendment Admin of gov't Would authorize the state's independent salary commission to cut lawmakers' pay during tough economic times Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Supermajority Vote Required to Raise Taxes, Initiative 1181 & 1151 (8) Taxes Would require a 2/3 supermajority vote or 65% of the Washington State Legislature, or a statewide vote, for tax increases Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

Local ballot measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2011

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State election crews verify submitted initiative petitions for 2011
Photo credit: Washington Secretary of State's office

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