List of Referred Bills in the State of Washington

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

1966

See also: Washington 1966 ballot measures

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

1968

See also: Washington 1968 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Water Pollution Control Bonds, Referendum 17 (1968)
Approveda Washington Outdoor Recreation Bonds, Referendum 18 (1968)
Approveda Washington Public Building Bonds, Referendum 19 (1968)

1970

See also: Washington 1970 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Early-term Abortion, Referendum 20 (1970)
Approveda Washington Outdoor Recreation Bonds, Referendum 21 (1970)
Defeatedd Washington Public Building Bonds, Referendum 22 (1970)
Approveda Washington Water Pollution Control Bonds, Referendum 23 (1970)

1972

Waste Disposal Facility
See also: Washington 1972 ballot measures

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

1973

See also: Washington 1973 ballot measures

Defeatedd Washington County Auditors Appointments, Referendum 32 (1973)
Approveda Washington License Plate Fee for Conservation, Referendum 33 (1973)

1974

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

Approveda Washington State Lottery, Referendum 34 (1974)

1975

See also: Washington 1975 ballot measures

Defeatedd Washington Governor Vacancy Limitation, Referendum 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, Referendum Bill 38 (1980)
Approveda Washington Public Waste Disposal Fund, Referendum Bill 39 (1980)

1986

See also: Washington 1986 ballot measures

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

1987

See also: Washington 1987 ballot measures

Defeatedd Washington Federal Reserve Authority Constitutionality, Referendum 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, Referendum 47 (1997)
Approveda Washington Public Stadium Authority, Referendum 48 (June 1997)

1998

See also: Washington 1998 ballot measures

Approveda Washington Vehicle Excise Taxes, Referendum 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, Referendum 51 (2002)

2010

See also: Washington 2010 ballot measures

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