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Washington Mandatory Seat Belts Initiative I-1046 (2009)

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The Washington Mandatory Seat Belts Initiative, also known as I-1046, was intended by its sponsors to qualify for the November 2009 ballot in Washington, but did not ultimately qualify. Its sponsors would have had to collect a minimum of 241,153 signatures of registered voters by 5:00 p.m. on July 3, 2009 to qualify.

I-1046, an Initiative to the People, was sponsored by Patrick Crawford.

The official ballot title for I-1046 was, "Initiative Measure No. 1046 concerns safety equipment. This measure would repeal mandatory helmet use when operating motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, mopeds, and electric-assisted bicycles; repeal mandatory safety belt use for persons sixteen or older; and repeal state regulation of hunters’ clothing

Ballot measure summary

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

"This measure would repeal requirements mandating use of motorcycle helmets when operating a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or moped on a public or private road, and mandating use of a bicycle helmet when operating an electric-assisted bicycle. It would repeal requirements regarding use of safety belts by persons sixteen years old or older. The Department of Fish and Wildlife would not have authority to specify or define the clothing that may be used by hunters."

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