Washington 2014 ballot measures
Five ballot measures were certified for the November 4, 2014, ballot in the state of Washington. Two were approved, and three were defeated.
Two of the measures were Initiatives to the Legislature, and both were related to firearms. Two others were non-binding advisory questions that asked voters whether to uphold or repeal two tax-related bills. The final measure was an Initiative to the People that addressed education.
Twenty-four other measures, all Initiatives to the People, were proposed for the 2014 ballot. However, only one initiative, which addressed education, filed signatures by the prescribed deadline. For both Initiatives to the Legislature and Initiatives to the People, a minimum of 246,372 valid signatures were required to put measures before voters. January 3, 2014, was the petition drive deadline for Initiatives to the Legislature. For Initiatives to the People, campaigns had until July 3, 2014, to collect the necessary signatures. Proponents of veto referendums were required to submit 123,186 signatures by July 11, 2014. However, no signatures were submitted.
- From 1995 to 2013, an average of five measures appeared on the ballot in Washington. Therefore, 2014 was an average year, based on the number of certified measures.
- In both 1997 and 2010, there were nine measures on statewide ballots.
- Between 1995 and 2013, 60 of 102, or 59 percent, of Washington ballot measures were approved.
- Conversely, 42 of 102, or 41 percent, of statewide measures were defeated between 1995 and 2013.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|ITL||Initiative 594||Firearms||Requires background checks be performed on all gun purchasers|
|ITL||Initiative 591||Firearms||Prevents confiscation of firearms without due process and implementation of more extensive background checks than those at the federal level|
|AQ||Advisory Vote No. 8||Taxes||Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain the elimination of agricultural tax preferences for aspects of the marijuana industry|
|AQ||Advisory Vote No. 9||Taxes||Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain leasehold excise tax on certain leasehold interests in tribal property|
|ITP||Initiative 1351||Education||Reduces class size|
Not on the ballot
|ITL||Initiative 582||Gambling||Authorizes online poker and allows for the licensing of online poker rooms|
|ITL||Initiative 583||Gambling||Repeals criminal penalties for online poker players if they were not involved in the operation of the gaming platform|
|ITP||Proof of Impairment Initiative||Law Enforcement||Requires video recording of impairment or determination of culpability in an accident to accompany laboratory results|
|ITP||Fukushima Radiation Initiative||Nuclear||Calls for radiation testing, intergovernmental effort to stop radioactive water dumping from Fukushima, Japan|
|ITP||Initiative 1323||Transportation||Caps state and local vehicle license fees|
|ITP||Initiative 1324||Law Enforcement||Bans use and installation of red light cameras and mandates removal of existing ones|
|ITP||Initiative 1325||Taxes||Decreases state sales tax from 6.5% to 5.5% unless an amendment is passed requiring two-thirds legislative or voter approval to raise taxes|
|ITP||Initiative 1327||Taxes||Repeals certain taxes unless the legislature submits a constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds legislative or voter approval to raise taxes|
|ITP||Initiative 1328||Taxes||Decreases state retail sales tax from 6.5% to 4.5%, unless an amendment is passed requiring two-thirds legislative or voter approval to raise taxes|
|ITP||Initiative 1329||Fed Con||Seeks amendment to U.S. Constitution regarding rights of individuals/corporations; greater control of campaign finance|
|ITP||Initiative 1334||Taxes||Requires all new and existing discretionary tax preferences to be authorized every two years in a tax expenditure budget|
|ITP||Initiative 1335||ConCon||Provides for rules for national constitutional convention delegates; voids any delegate vote exceeding those instructions|
|ITP||Initiative 1338||Business||Requires labels on some products sold at retail disclosing if they were produced or may have been produced using genetic engineering|
|ITP||Initiative 1343||Marijuana||Creates a board to license and regulate the production, processing and dispensing of medical cannabis|
|ITP||Initiative 1347||Law Enforcement||Prohibits state agents from enforcing federal cannabis laws if not in violation of state laws|
|ITP||Initiative 1348||Immigration||Requires employers and public agencies to verify identity and immigration status before providing employment or certain benefits|
|ITP||Initiative 1349||Direct Democracy||Allows initiatives to be filed 20 months before the next statewide election or next regular legislative session|
|ITP||Initiative 1350||Taxes||Prohibits taxes on recreational marijuana from being applied to medical marijuana|
|ITP||Initiative 1353||Environment||Requires a minimum five-cent deposit on most glass, metal and plastic beverage containers|
|ITP||Initiative 1354||Legislatures||Urges constitutional amendment to select state legislators at random from qualified electors|
|ITP||Initiative 1356||Taxes||Increases the state tobacco tax to fund cancer research, prevention and care|
|ITP||Initiative 1358||Wages & Pay||Requires standard statewide minimum wage; prohibits local governments from setting minimum wage standards|
|ITP||Controlled Substances Initiative||Law Enforcement||Modifies the designation of non-manufactured substances as "controlled substances"|
|ITP||Carbon Tax Initiative||Taxes||Taxes fossil fuels based on their carbon content; phases in a one percentage-point sales tax reduction|
|ITP||Energy Safety Initiative||Energy||Increases regulation for transporting crude oil and coal|
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