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{{wabm}}{{tnr}}'''49 referred bills''' have been on the statewide ballot in [[Washington]] since 1920. A '''referred bill''', in the [[State of Washington]], is a potential [[statute|state statute]] placed on the ballot by the [[Washington State Legislature]].  The state's legislature has not put a Referred Bill on the ballot since 2002.
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The heydey of the [[Washington State Legislature|Washington legislature]] putting Referred Bills on the ballot was in 1972, when eight were on the ballot.
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Since 2008, 48 Referred Bills have been on the Washington ballot.  39 were approved and 9 were defeated.<ref name=stats>[http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/InitiativesandReferenda/Pages/StatisticalSummary.aspx Statistical summary of Initiatives to the People]</ref> 
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==1920==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1920 ballot measures]]''
  
 
{{defeated}} [[Washington Trunk Line Highways, Referred Bill 1 (1920)]]
 
{{defeated}} [[Washington Trunk Line Highways, Referred Bill 1 (1920)]]
  
 
==1922==
 
==1922==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1922 ballot measures]]''
  
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Equalized Compensation for Soldiers, Referred Bill 2 (1922)]]
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Equalized Compensation for Soldiers, Referred Bill 2 (1922)]]
  
 
==1924==
 
==1924==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1924 ballot measures]]''
  
 
{{defeated}} [[Washington Electric Power Bills, Referred Bill 3 (1924)]]
 
{{defeated}} [[Washington Electric Power Bills, Referred Bill 3 (1924)]]
  
 
==1936==
 
==1936==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1936 ballot measures]]''
  
 
{{defeated}} [[Washington Sink Fund for Flood Control, Referred Bill 4 (1936)]]
 
{{defeated}} [[Washington Sink Fund for Flood Control, Referred Bill 4 (1936)]]
  
 
==1940==
 
==1940==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1940 ballot measures]]''
  
 
{{approved}} [[Washington 40-Mill Tax Limit, Referred Bill 5 (1940)]]
 
{{approved}} [[Washington 40-Mill Tax Limit, Referred Bill 5 (1940)]]
  
 
==1942==
 
==1942==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1942 ballot measures]]''
  
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Personal Property Taxation, Referred Bill 6 (1942)]]
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Personal Property Taxation, Referred Bill 6 (1942)]]
  
 
==1950==
 
==1950==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1950 ballot measures]]''
  
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Bond Issue for Construction of Public School Plants, Referred Bill 7 (1950)]] <br>
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Bond Issue for Construction of Public School Plants, Referred Bill 7 (1950)]] <br>
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==1958==
 
==1958==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1958 ballot measures]]''
  
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Bond Issue for Buildings at State Colleges, Referred Bill 10 (1958)]]
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Bond Issue for Buildings at State Colleges, Referred Bill 10 (1958)]]
  
 
==1964==
 
==1964==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1964 ballot measures]]''
  
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Outdoor Recreation Bond Issue, Referred Bill 11 (1964)]] <br>
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Outdoor Recreation Bond Issue, Referred Bill 11 (1964)]] <br>
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==1966==
 
==1966==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1966 ballot measures]]''
  
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Bonds for Public School Facilities, Referred Bill 14 (1966)]] <br>
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Bonds for Public School Facilities, Referred Bill 14 (1966)]] <br>
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==1968==
 
==1968==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1968 ballot measures]]''
  
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Water Pollution Control, Referred Bill 17 (1968)]] <br>
 
{{approved}} [[Washington Water Pollution Control, Referred Bill 17 (1968)]] <br>
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==1970==
 
==1970==
  
{{approved}} [[Washington Changes in Abortion Law, Referred Bill 20 (1970)]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1970 ballot measures]]''
{{approved}}  [[Washington Outdoor Recreation Bonds, Referred Bill 21 (1970)]]
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{{defeated}} [[Washington State Building Bonds, Referred Bill 22 (1970)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Changes in Abortion Law, Referred Bill 20 (1970)]] <br>
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{{approved}}  [[Washington Outdoor Recreation Bonds, Referred Bill 21 (1970)]] <br>
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{{defeated}} [[Washington State Building Bonds, Referred Bill 22 (1970)]] <br>
 
{{approved}}  [[Washington Pollution Control Bonds, Referred Bill 23 (1970)]]
 
{{approved}}  [[Washington Pollution Control Bonds, Referred Bill 23 (1970)]]
  
 
==1972==
 
==1972==
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[[File:Landfill compactor.jpg|thumb|Waste Disposal Facility]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1972 ballot measures]]''
  
* [[Washington Lobbyists Regulation, Referred Bill 24 (1972)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Lobbyists Regulation, Referred Bill 24 (1972)]] <br>
* [[Washington Regulating Campaign Financing, Referred Bill 25 (1972)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Regulating Campaign Financing, Referred Bill 25 (1972)]] <br>
* [[Washington Bonds for Waste Disposal Facilities, Referred Bill 26 (1972)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Bonds for Waste Disposal Facilities, Referred Bill 26 (1972)]] <br>
* [[Washington Bonds for Water Supply Facilities, Referred Bill 27 (1972)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Bonds for Water Supply Facilities, Referred Bill 27 (1972)]] <br>
* [[Washington Bonds for Public Recreation Facilities, Referred Bill 28 (1972)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Bonds for Public Recreation Facilities, Referred Bill 28 (1972)]] <br>
* [[Washington Health, Social Service Facility Bonds, Referred Bill 29 (1972)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Health, Social Service Facility Bonds, Referred Bill 29 (1972)]] <br>
* [[Washington Bonds for Public Transportation Improvements, Referred Bill 30 (1972)]]
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{{defeated}} [[Washington Bonds for Public Transportation Improvements, Referred Bill 30 (1972)]] <br>
* [[Washington Bonds for Community Colleges, Referred Bill 31 (1972)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Bonds for Community Colleges, Referred Bill 31 (1972)]]
  
 
==1973==
 
==1973==
  
* [[Washington County Auditors Appointments, Referred Bill 32 (1973)]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1973 ballot measures]]''
* [[Washington License Plate Fee Usage, Referred Bill 33 (1973)]]
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{{defeated}} [[Washington County Auditors Appointments, Referred Bill 32 (1973)]] <br>
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{{approved}} [[Washington License Plate Fee Usage, Referred Bill 33 (1973)]]
  
 
==1974==
 
==1974==
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[[File:Lottery since 1982.jpg|thumb|Advertising image of the Washington State Lottery]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1974 ballot measures]]''
  
* [[Washington State Lottery, Referred Bill 34 (1974)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington State Lottery, Referred Bill 34 (1974)]]
  
 
==1975==
 
==1975==
  
* [[Washington Governor Vacancy Limitation, Referred Bill 35 (1975)]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1975 ballot measures]]''
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{{defeated}} [[Washington Governor Vacancy Limitation, Referred Bill 35 (1975)]]
  
 
==1976==
 
==1976==
  
* [[Washington State Officer Financial Reports, Referred Bill 36 (1976)]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1976 ballot measures]]''
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{{approved}} [[Washington State Officer Financial Reports, Referred Bill 36 (1976)]]
  
 
==1979==
 
==1979==
  
* [[Washington Handicapped Persons Fund, Referred Bill 37 (1979)]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1979 ballot measures]]''
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{{approved}} [[Washington Handicapped Persons Fund, Referred Bill 37 (1979)]]
  
 
==1980==
 
==1980==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1980 ballot measures]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Washington 1980 ballot measures]]''
  
* [[Washington Water Supply Facilities Fund, Referred Bill 38 (1980)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Water Supply Facilities Fund, Referred Bill 38 (1980)]] <br>
* [[Washington Public Waste Disposal Fund, Referred Bill 39 (1980)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Public Waste Disposal Fund, Referred Bill 39 (1980)]]
  
 
==1986==
 
==1986==
  
* [[Washington Nuclear Waste Disposal, Referred Bill 40 (1986)]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1986 ballot measures]]''
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{{approved}} [[Washington Nuclear Waste Disposal, Referred Bill 40 (1986)]]
  
 
==1987==
 
==1987==
  
* [[Washington Federal Reserve Authority Constitutionality, Referred Bill 41 (1987)]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1987 ballot measures]]''
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{{defeated}} [[Washington Federal Reserve Authority Constitutionality, Referred Bill 41 (1987)]]
  
 
==1991==
 
==1991==
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[[File:911dispatchcenter.jpg|thumb|911 Dispatch Center]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1991 ballot measures]]''
  
* [[Washington 911 Emergency Phone Service Tax, Referred Bill 42 (1991)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington 911 Emergency Phone Service Tax, Referred Bill 42 (1991)]]
  
 
==1994==
 
==1994==
  
* [[Washington Cigarette Taxes, Referred Bill 43 (1994)]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1994 ballot measures]]''
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{{approved}} [[Washington Cigarette Taxes, Referred Bill 43 (1994)]] <br>
 
* Washington Alcohol Fuel Tax Exemption, Referred Bill 44 (1994) was not submitted to the people due to a court order.
 
* Washington Alcohol Fuel Tax Exemption, Referred Bill 44 (1994) was not submitted to the people due to a court order.
  
 
==1995==
 
==1995==
  
* [[Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, Referred Bill 45 (1995)]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1995 ballot measures]]''
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{{approved}} [[Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, Referred Bill 45 (1995)]]
  
 
==1997==
 
==1997==
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[[File:Seahawks Stadium.jpg|thumb|400px|Seahawks Stadium]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1997 ballot measures]]''
  
* [[Washington Property Tax Limitation, Referred Bill 47 (1997)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Property Tax Limitation, Referred Bill 47 (1997)]] <br>
* [[Washington Public Stadium Authority, Referred Bill 48 (1997)]]
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{{approved}} [[Washington Public Stadium Authority, Referred Bill 48 (1997)]]
  
 
==1998==
 
==1998==
  
* [[Washington Vehicle Excise Taxes, Referred Bill 49 (1998)]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 1998 ballot measures]]''
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{{approved}} [[Washington Vehicle Excise Taxes, Referred Bill 49 (1998)]]
  
 
==2000==
 
==2000==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 2000 ballot measures]]''
  
 
* Washington Geologist Fees, Referred Bill 50.  This measure was not submitted to the state's voters because of a court order.
 
* Washington Geologist Fees, Referred Bill 50.  This measure was not submitted to the state's voters because of a court order.
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==2002==
 
==2002==
  
* [[Washington Transportation Improvements, Referred Bill 51 (2002)]]
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 2002 ballot measures]]''
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{{defeated}} [[Washington Transportation Improvements, Referred Bill 51 (2002)]]
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==2010==
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:: ''See also: [[Washington 2010 ballot measures]]''
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* [[Washington Schools Energy Efficiency Projects, Referred Bill 52 (2010)]]
  
 
==See also==
 
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49 referred bills have been on the statewide ballot in Washington since 1920. A referred bill, in the State of Washington, is a potential state statute placed on the ballot by the Washington State Legislature. The state's legislature has not put a Referred Bill on the ballot since 2002.

The heydey of the Washington legislature putting Referred Bills on the ballot was in 1972, when eight were on the ballot.

Since 2008, 48 Referred Bills have been on the Washington ballot. 39 were approved and 9 were defeated.[1]

1920

See also: Washington 1920 ballot measures

Defeatedd Washington Trunk Line Highways, Referred Bill 1 (1920)

1922

See also: Washington 1922 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Equalized Compensation for Soldiers, Referred Bill 2 (1922)

1924

See also: Washington 1924 ballot measures

Defeatedd Washington Electric Power Bills, Referred Bill 3 (1924)

1936

See also: Washington 1936 ballot measures

Defeatedd Washington Sink Fund for Flood Control, Referred Bill 4 (1936)

1940

See also: Washington 1940 ballot measures

Approveda Washington 40-Mill Tax Limit, Referred Bill 5 (1940)

1942

See also: Washington 1942 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Personal Property Taxation, Referred Bill 6 (1942)

1950

See also: Washington 1950 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Bond Issue for Construction of Public School Plants, Referred Bill 7 (1950)
Approveda Washington Bond Issue for Buildings at State Institutions, Referred Bill 8 (1950)
Defeatedd Washington Bond Issue for Buildings at State Colleges, Referred Bill 9 (1950)

1958

See also: Washington 1958 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Bond Issue for Buildings at State Colleges, Referred Bill 10 (1958)

1964

See also: Washington 1964 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Outdoor Recreation Bond Issue, Referred Bill 11 (1964)
Approveda Washington Bonds of Public School Facilities, Referred Bill 12 (1964)
Approveda Washington Bonds for Juvenile Correctional Institution, Referred Bill 13 (1964)

1966

See also: Washington 1966 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Bonds for Public School Facilities, Referred Bill 14 (1966)
Approveda Washington Bonds for Public Institutions, Referred Bill 15 (1966)
Approveda Washington Congressional Reapportionment and Redistricting, Referred Bill 16 (1966)

1968

See also: Washington 1968 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Water Pollution Control, Referred Bill 17 (1968)
Approveda Washington Bonds for Outdoor Recreation, Referred Bill 18 (1968)
Approveda Washington State Building Projects, Referred Bill 19 (1968)

1970

See also: Washington 1970 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Changes in Abortion Law, Referred Bill 20 (1970)
Approveda Washington Outdoor Recreation Bonds, Referred Bill 21 (1970)
Defeatedd Washington State Building Bonds, Referred Bill 22 (1970)
Approveda Washington Pollution Control Bonds, Referred Bill 23 (1970)

1972

Waste Disposal Facility
See also: Washington 1972 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Lobbyists Regulation, Referred Bill 24 (1972)
Approveda Washington Regulating Campaign Financing, Referred Bill 25 (1972)
Approveda Washington Bonds for Waste Disposal Facilities, Referred Bill 26 (1972)
Approveda Washington Bonds for Water Supply Facilities, Referred Bill 27 (1972)
Approveda Washington Bonds for Public Recreation Facilities, Referred Bill 28 (1972)
Approveda Washington Health, Social Service Facility Bonds, Referred Bill 29 (1972)
Defeatedd Washington Bonds for Public Transportation Improvements, Referred Bill 30 (1972)
Approveda Washington Bonds for Community Colleges, Referred Bill 31 (1972)

1973

See also: Washington 1973 ballot measures

Defeatedd Washington County Auditors Appointments, Referred Bill 32 (1973)
Approveda Washington License Plate Fee Usage, Referred Bill 33 (1973)

1974

Advertising image of the Washington State Lottery
See also: Washington 1974 ballot measures

Approveda Washington State Lottery, Referred Bill 34 (1974)

1975

See also: Washington 1975 ballot measures

Defeatedd Washington Governor Vacancy Limitation, Referred Bill 35 (1975)

1976

See also: Washington 1976 ballot measures

Approveda Washington State Officer Financial Reports, Referred Bill 36 (1976)

1979

See also: Washington 1979 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Handicapped Persons Fund, Referred Bill 37 (1979)

1980

See also: Washington 1980 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Water Supply Facilities Fund, Referred Bill 38 (1980)
Approveda Washington Public Waste Disposal Fund, Referred Bill 39 (1980)

1986

See also: Washington 1986 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Nuclear Waste Disposal, Referred Bill 40 (1986)

1987

See also: Washington 1987 ballot measures

Defeatedd Washington Federal Reserve Authority Constitutionality, Referred Bill 41 (1987)

1991

911 Dispatch Center
See also: Washington 1991 ballot measures

Approveda Washington 911 Emergency Phone Service Tax, Referred Bill 42 (1991)

1994

See also: Washington 1994 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Cigarette Taxes, Referred Bill 43 (1994)

  • Washington Alcohol Fuel Tax Exemption, Referred Bill 44 (1994) was not submitted to the people due to a court order.

1995

See also: Washington 1995 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, Referred Bill 45 (1995)

1997

Seahawks Stadium
See also: Washington 1997 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Property Tax Limitation, Referred Bill 47 (1997)
Approveda Washington Public Stadium Authority, Referred Bill 48 (1997)

1998

See also: Washington 1998 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Vehicle Excise Taxes, Referred Bill 49 (1998)

2000

See also: Washington 2000 ballot measures
  • Washington Geologist Fees, Referred Bill 50. This measure was not submitted to the state's voters because of a court order.

2002

See also: Washington 2002 ballot measures

Defeatedd Washington Transportation Improvements, Referred Bill 51 (2002)

2010

See also: Washington 2010 ballot measures

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