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Washington2014

November 4:
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITL Initiative 594 Firearms Requires background checks be performed on all gun purchasers Approveda
ITL Initiative 591 Firearms Prevents confiscation of firearms without due process and implementation of more extensive background checks than those at the federal level Defeatedd
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 Tied
AQ Advisory Vote No. 9 Taxes Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain leasehold excise tax on certain leasehold interests in tribal property Tied
ITP Initiative 1351 Education Reduces class size Approveda
See also: Washington Washington2014 ballot measures and Washington2014 ballot measures

Washington2013

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITL Initiative 517 Direct democracy Penalties for harassing petition organizers, limit pre-election litigation, extend signature gathering time Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 522 Business regulation Requires labels on food offered for sale if food is made with genetic material changed Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote 3 Taxes Eliminates a leasehold excise tax credit for taxpayers who lease publicly-owned property Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote 4 Taxes Imposes an aircraft excise tax on commuter air carriers Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote 5 Taxes Extends the insurance premium tax to some insurance for pediatric oral services Approveda
AQ Advisory Vote 6 Taxes Eliminates a retail sales tax exemption for certain telephone and telecommunications services Approveda
AQ Advisory Vote 7 Taxes Extends estate tax on certain property transfers and increased rates for estates over $4,000,000 Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington2013 ballot measures and Washington2013 ballot measures

Washington2012

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 1185 Taxes Would require either two-thirds legislative approval or a vote by the people in order to raise taxes. ApprovedaOverturnedot
ITP Initiative 1240 Education Allow 40 public charter schools in the state over five years. Approveda
VR Referendum 74 Marriage Would ask if same-sex marriage should be legalized in the state. Approveda
ITL Initiative 502 Marijuana Would legalize and regulate the sale of small amounts of marijuana to people 21 and older Approveda
LRCA SJR 8221 Budgets To include the recommendations of the commission on state debt. Approveda
LRCA SJR 8223 Education Provide authority to state research universities to invest funds. Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote 1 Taxes Declares an intent to improve the long-term sustainability of the state budget. Approveda
AQ Advisory Vote 2 Insurance Delays the expiration of the pollution liability insurance agency's funding. Approveda
See also: Washington Washington2012 ballot measures and Washington2012 ballot measures

Washington2011

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
See also: Washington Washington2011 ballot measures and Washington2011 ballot measures

Washington2010

November 2:
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 1053 Taxes Requires a supermajority vote of the legislature or a statewide vote for tax increases ApprovedaOverturnedot
ITP Initiative 1082 Labor Authorizes employers to purchase private industrial insurance Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1098 Taxes Establishes a tax on "adjusted gross income" above $200,000 for individuals and $400,000 for filing jointly and reduces the limit on statewide property taxes by 20% and increased the business and occupation tax credit to $4,800 Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1100 Alcohol Closes state liquor stores and authorizes sale, distribution and importation by private parties Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1105 Alcohol Closes all state liquor stores and licenses private parties to sell or distribute spirits Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1107 Taxes Reduces tax rates for certain food processors, ends the sales tax on candy and ends the temporary sales tax on some bottled water and temporary excise taxes on carbonated beverages Approveda
LRSS Referendum 52 Bond issues Authorizes $500 million bond for construction and repair projects increasing energy efficiency in public schools and higher education buildings Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8225 State budget Requires the state to reduce the interest accounted for in calculating the constitutional debt limit Approveda
LRCA HJR 4220 Law enforcement Gives judges authority to deny bail whenever they deem the public at risk Approveda
See also: Washington Washington2010 ballot measures and Washington2010 ballot measures

Washington2009

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 1033 Taxes Limits growth of certain state, county and city revenue to annual inflation and population growth Defeatedd
VR Referendum 71 Marriage Expands the rights, responsibilities, and obligations accorded to state-registered same-sex and senior domestic partners to be equivalent to those of married spouses Approveda
See also: Washington Washington2009 ballot measures and Washington2009 ballot measures

Washington2008

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 985 Transportation Opens high-occupancy vehicle lanes to all traffic during specified hours, requires traffic light synchronization, increases roadside assistance funding, and dedicates certain revenues to traffic-flow purposes Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 1000 Assisted Death Allows terminally ill adults access to lethal medication under some circumstances Approveda
ITP Initiative 1029 Labor Requires people who work with the elderly and disabled to be trained and certified to do so Approveda
See also: Washington Washington2008 ballot measures and Washington2008 ballot measures

Washington2007

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 960 Supermajority Requires the legislature to acquire a supermajority vote or the approval of voters for any tax increases ApprovedaOverturnedot
VR Referendum 67 Health Care Upholds a law allowing consumers to collect triple damages from their insurance company for unreasonably denied claims Approveda
LRCA En. Sub. SJR 8206 Gov't Finances Requires transferring 1% of the annual general state revenues to a budget stabilization account Approveda
LRCA SJR 8212 Prisons Authorizes state-operated inmate labor programs to be used by private entities through state contracts Approveda
LRCA Sub. HJR 4204 Supermajority Eliminates supermajority approval requirements based on voter turnout in previous elections for school district property tax levies Approveda
LRCA Sub. HJR 4215 Gov't Finances Permits the legislature to decide what investments would be permitted for higher education permanent funds Approveda
See also: Washington Washington2007 ballot measures and Washington2007 ballot measures

Washington2006

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 920 Taxes Repeals laws imposing estate taxes Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 933 Property Requires compensation when government regulation damages the value of private property Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 937 Energy Requires electric utilities to meet targets for energy conservation Approveda
LRCA HJR 4223 Taxes Increases "head of household" exemption to $15,000 Approveda
See also: Washington Washington2006 ballot measures and Washington2006 ballot measures

Washington2005

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 900 Gov't Acc Directs the state auditor to conduct performance audits of state and local governments Approveda
ITP Initiative 901 Smoking Bans Prohibits smoking in public places and in places of employment Approveda
ITP Initiative 912 Taxes Repeals motor vehicle fuel tax increases of 3 cents in 2005 and 2006, 2 cents in 2007, and 1.5 cents per gallon in 2008 Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 330 Tort Limits non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases to $350,000 and limits attorney fees Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 336 Tort Establishes a supplemental malpractice insurance program for liability exceeding private insurance Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8207 Judiciary Replaces the phrase "district court judges" with the term "limited jurisdiction court judges," thus allowing a judge of any court of limited jurisdiction to be selected for a positions on the Commission on Judicial Conduct Approveda
See also: Washington Washington2005 ballot measures and Washington2005 ballot measures

Washington2004

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 872 Elections Establishes a top-two primary for state elections Approveda
ITP Initiative 884 Taxes Increases retail sales tax by 1% and allocates increased tax revenues on education Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 892 Gambling Authorizes licensed non-tribal gambling establishments to operate the same type and number of machines as tribal governments Defeatedd
VR Referendum 55 Education Authorizes charter public schools and sets conditions on operations Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 297 Environment Adds new provisions concerning 'mixed' radioactive and nonradioactive hazardous waste Approveda


See also: Washington Washington2004 ballot measures and Washington2004 ballot measures

Washington2003

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 841 Labor Repeals existing state ergonomics regulations and directs the department of labor and industries not to adopt new ergonomics regulations Approveda
LRCA HJR 4206 Elections Allows a newly-elected officer to take office early if the office falls vacant after the general election Approveda
See also: Washington Washington2003 ballot measures and Washington2003 ballot measures

Washington2002

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 776 Transportation Requires license tab fees to be $30 per year for motor vehicles Approveda
ITP Initiative 790 Labor Places the management of police and firemen's retirement system in a board of trustees Approveda
VR Referendum 53 Welfare Establishes new employer rate classes, increases some taxable wage bases, and imposes surcharges under certain circumstances Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 51 Transportation Increases fuel excise taxes, sales tax on vehicles and weight fees on large vehicles Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4220 Taxes Restricts the number of years excess levies by fire protection districts can be made Approveda
See also: Washington Washington2002 ballot measures and Washington2002 ballot measures

Washington2001

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 747 Taxes Places limitations on property tax levy increases Approveda
ITP Initiative 773 Tobacco Adds two additional taxes to existing sales taxes on cigarettes and tobacco Approveda
ITP Initiative 775 Health Care Creates a Home Care Quality Authority, governed by a board appointed by the Washington Governor Approveda
LRCA SJR 8208 Judiciary Permits superior courts to bring in judges from lower courts to hear certain cases Approveda
LRCA HJR 4202 Gov't Finances Amends constitution to permit the legislature to determine which investments to allow Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington2001 ballot measures and Washington2001 ballot measures

Washington2000

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 713 Hunting Makes hunting animals with body-gripping traps or poison a gross misdemeanor Approveda
ITP Initiative 722 Taxes Limits property tax increases to 2% per year and nullifies certain 1999 tax increases. Approveda
ITP Initiative 728 Education Reduces class sizes, extends learning programs, expands teacher training, and constructs facilities, funded by lottery proceeds, property taxes, and budget reserves Approveda
ITP Initiative 729 Education Authorizes the establishment of charter public schools Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 732 Labor Allows teachers and other school district employees to receive cost-of-living salary adjustments Approveda
ITP Initiative 745 Transportation Mandates that 90% of transportation funds be spent constructing and maintaining roads and exempts road construction from sales tax Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8214 Gov't Finances Removes the constitutional limitations on investment of funds held in trust for people with developmental disabilities Approveda
See also: Washington Washington2000 ballot measures and Washington2000 ballot measures

Washington1999

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 695 Taxes Requires voter approval for tax increases, repeals existing fees and excised taxes for motored vehicles and imposes a license tab fee of $30 per year ApprovedaOverturnedot
ITP Initiative 696 Hunting Prohibits commercial net fishing in fresh or marine waters within the state Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8206 Gov't Finances Permits the state to guarantee payment of voter-approved school district debt Approveda
LRCA SJR 8208 Gov't Finances Removes the investment limitation on the state's emergency reserve fund and allows the legislature to determine the fund's investment Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1999 ballot measures and Washington1999 ballot measures

Washington1998

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 688 Min Wage Increases the minimum wage from $4.90 to $5.70 in 1999 and to $6.50 in 2000 and afterwards annually adjusts for inflation Approveda
ITP Initiative 692 Marijuana Allows physicians to prescribe marijuana for certain terminal and debilitating conditions Approveda
ITP Initiative 694 Abortion Criminalizes late-term abortions Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 49 Taxes Reduces the motor vehicle excise tax Approveda
ITL Initiative 200 Affirm Action Prohibits public institutions from discriminating or grating preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1998 ballot measures and Washington1998 ballot measures

Washington1997

June 17
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 48 Athletics Authorizes a public stadium authority to build and operate a sports stadium financed by tax revenues and private contributions, specifically the Qwest Field Approveda

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 673 Health Care Can health insurance plans be regulated as to provision of services by designated health care providers Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 676 Firearms Criminalizes the transfer of handguns not equipped with a trigger-lock and mandates the licensing of firearms Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 677 Civil Rights Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, employment agencies and labor organizations Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 678 Health Care Allows dental hygienists who have obtained special licensing to perform without the supervision of a licensed dentist. Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 685 Marijuana Decriminalizes medical marijuana and proscribes treatment, education and community service for non-violent drug users Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 47 Taxes Allows assessors to adjust property valuation where value increased due to the real estate market Approveda
LRCA HJR 4208 Taxes Permits voter-approved school district tax levies to run for four years Approveda
LRCA HJR 4209 Gov't Finances Permits local governments to make loans for improvements upon stormwater or sewer services Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1997 ballot measures and Washington1997 ballot measures

Washington1996

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 655 Hunting Categorizes hunting certain game species with bait or dogs as gross misdemeanors Approveda
ITP Initiative 670 Term limits Instructs the Secretary of State to issue a ballot notice concerning candidates who oppose congressional term limits Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 671 Gambling Legalizes limited electronic gambling on tribal lands in the state Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 173 Education Allows for the issuing of scholarship vouchers for students to attend voucher-redeeming private and public schools Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 177 Education Allows for "renewed" school districts with publicly-funded non-profit organizations operating "independent" public schools with parental choice and state regulation Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1996 ballot measures and Washington1996 ballot measures

Washington1995

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 640 Hunting Rewrites fishing regulations to ensure certain survival rates for non-targeted species Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 651 Gambling Allows unrestricted gambling on tribal lands in the state Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 45 Admin of Gov't Extends the fish and wildlife commission's responsibilities to include the regulation of shellfish and food fish, the negotiation of interstate agreements, and the appointment of the commission's director Approveda
VR Referendum 48 Property Extends the government's responsibilities to improve property values caused by regulations Defeatedd
LRCA Sub. SJR 8210 Judiciary Reduces the number of judges on the Supreme Court and provides for the election of the Chief Justice by the Supreme Court. Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1995 ballot measures and Washington1995 ballot measures

Washington1994

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 607 Business Allows the manufacturing and selling of dentures by non-dentists Approveda
LRSS Referendum T43 Law enforcement Allocates taxes on sales of cigarettes, liquor, and pop syrup to violence reduction and drug enforcement programs Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1994 ballot measures and Washington1994 ballot measures

Washington1993

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 593 Law Enforcement Establishes a "three strikes" law for criminals thrice convicted of serious offenses Approveda
ITP Initiative 601 Taxes Limits state expenditures to rate of inflation and population growth ApprovedaOverturnedot
ITP Initiative 602 Taxes Limits tax collections and expenditures based on personal income Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4200 Religion Allows counties and public hospital to employ chaplains Approveda
LRCA HJR 4201 Judiciary Gives District Courts jurisdiction in cases in equity Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1993 ballot measures and Washington1993 ballot measures

Washington1992

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 573 Term Limits Limits the term lengths for certain political offices Approveda
ITL Initiative 134 Elections Limits campaign contributions, prohibits public finding of state and local campaigns, and restricts campaign activities Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1992 ballot measures and Washington1992 ballot measures

Washington1991

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 553 Term Limits Imposes term limits on the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Legislatures and the state's delegation to the U.S. Congress Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 559 Taxes Sets property values for tax purposes back to the January 1, 1985 value Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 42 Taxes Funds an emergency telephone dialing system through a tax on telephone lines Approveda
ITL Initiative 119 Assisted Death Legalizes assisted death in cases of medically terminal conditions Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 120 Abortion Declares that a woman has a right to choose physician performed abortion prior to fetal viability Approveda
LRCA SJR 8203 Local Gov't Allows for an alternative method of drafting county home rule charters Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4821 Judiciary Allows counties to establish the number of Superior Court Commissioners Defeatedd
LRCA Sub. HJR 4221 Judiciary Removes "cases in equity" from the jurisdiction of the Superior Court Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1991 ballot measures and Washington1991 ballot measures

Washington1990

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 547 Admin of Gov't Requires land use planning by all counties and creates regional management councils to develop rules and grant approval for local land use plans Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4203 Local Gov't Modifies the rules governing the creation of new counties Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4231 Taxes Authorizes voters to approve excess tax levies for six or fewer years Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8212 Taxes Permits basing the tax value of low-income housing upon the property's current use Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1990 ballot measures and Washington1990 ballot measures

Washington1989

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITL Initiative 102 Taxes Provides $360 million for child and family services through a new tax Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8200 Law Enforcement Grants the victims of crimes certain rights Approveda
LRCA SJR 8202 Judiciary Redefines the process and authority of the Judicial Conduct Commission Approveda
LRCA SJR 8210 Water Permits local governments to finance private efforts to conserve water Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1989 ballot measures and Washington1989 ballot measures

Washington1988

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 518 Minimum Wage Increases the state minimum wage from $2.30 to $4.25 Approveda
ITL Initiatives 97 and 97B Environment Imposes a new tax on hazardous substances for waste cleanup programs Approveda
LRCA HJR 4222 Taxes Increases tax exemption on personal property to $3,000 Approveda
LRCA HJR 4223 Energy Continues residential energy conservation assistance Approveda
LRCA HJR 4231 Constitution Removes references in the state constitution to "idiots, insane, dumb, and defective youth" Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1988 ballot measures and Washington1988 ballot measures

Washington1987

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum Bill 41 Fed Con Allows the state to challenge the authority of the Federal Reserve in court Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 92 Health Care Prohibits physicians from charging Medicare patients more than federally defined charges Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8207 Judiciary Grants retired Superior Court judges the ability to handle cases in which the judge made discretionary rulings before retirement Approveda
LRCA SJR 8212 Gov't Finances Removes constitutional ban on investing public land funds in stocks and private lending Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4212 Legislature Extends the length of terms for legislative representatives Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4220 Education Levies a property tax for the construction of schools Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1987 ballot measures and Washington1987 ballot measures

Washington1986

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 40 Nuclear Authorizes state officials to continue challenging the federal selection of nuclear waste repository locations Approveda
ITL Initiative 90 Taxes Increases sales tax to fund wildlife conservation and recreation programs Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 136 Judiciary Expands the authority and membership of the commission reviewing judicial conduct Approveda
LRCA SJR 138 Elections Modifies the process of filling vacancies in state legislative and county offices Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 49 Gov't Salaries Establishes an independent commission to set salaries for elected officials Approveda
LRCA HJR 55 Education Permits voters to approve tax levies to finance school construction not exceeding six years Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1986 ballot measures and Washington1986 ballot measures

Washington1985

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 12 Gov't Finances Permits public workers compensation funds to be invested in any manner authorized by law Approveda
LRCA HJR 22 Elections Eliminates voter turnout requirements on voter approval of public school excess property tax levies Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 23 Development Permits local governments to finance development projects through resulting increased tax revenues Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 42 Agriculture Allows agricultural trade commissions to engage in promotional hosting to develop agricultural trade Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1985 ballot measures and Washington1985 ballot measures

Washington1984

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 456 Hunting Declares that natural resources should be managed by the state alone and petitions Congress to decommercialize Steelhead Trout Approveda
ITP Initiative 464 Taxes Excludes the value of trade-ins of like kind property from the selling price sales tax Approveda
ITP Initiative 471 Abortion Bans the public funding of abortion Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1984 ballot measures and Washington1984 ballot measures

Washington1983

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA SJR 103 Redistricting Establishes an independent redistricting commission Approveda
LRCA SJR 105 Property Increases the maximum term for state harbor leases from thirty to fifty-five years Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 112 Energy Expands energy conservation funds and credits to any individual, association or corporation Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1983 ballot measures and Washington1983 ballot measures

Washington1982

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 412 Business Sets a maximum annual interest rate for retail installment contracts at 12% Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 414 Environment Establishes a minimum five cent recycling refund on sales of soft drinks and alcohol Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 435 Taxes Replaces the state sales tax on food with a 10% franchise tax on corporations Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 143 Development Permits local governments to finance development projects through resulting increased tax revenues Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1982 ballot measures and Washington1982 ballot measures

Washington1981

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 394 Bonds Establishes that the state must seek approval of voters before selling bonds to finance a major public energy project Approveda
ITP Initiative 402 Taxes Abolishes the state inheritance and gift taxes and substitutes, in their place, a tax on the transfer of net estates Approveda
LRCA SJR 107 Judiciary Removes constitutional limitations on the numbers and power of Superior Court commissioners Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 133 Elections Provides forty days to validate signatures on an ITL and prohibits legislatively ordered referenda in response to an ITL Approveda
LRCA HJR 7 Bonds Authorizes the government to issue industrial development bonds, repaid by such developments Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1981 ballot measures and Washington1981 ballot measures

Washington1980

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 383 Nuclear Bans the importation and storage of non-medical radioactive wastes generated outside the state Approveda
LRSS Referendum Bill 38 Bonds Authorizes $125 million in state general obligation bonds for water supply facilities Approveda
LRSS Referendum Bill 39 Bonds Authorizes $450 million in state general obligation bonds for public waste disposal facilities Approveda
LRCA SJR 132 Fed Con Removes the legal barriers for the state to control unappropriated federal public lands Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 37 Judiciary Creates a judicial qualifications committee and empowers the Supreme Court to discipline judges upon the commission's recommendation Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1980 ballot measures and Washington1980 ballot measures

Washington1979

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 37 Bonds Authorizes $25 million in state general obligation bonds for facilities aiding mentally and physically disabled people Approveda
ITL Initiative 61 Environment Establishes a minimum five cent recycling deposit on soft drinks and alcohol containers Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 62 Taxes Limits the growth of state tax revenues to that of the growth rate of personal income Approveda
LRCA SJR 110 Legislature Requires a regular session of the legislature to be convened each year and allows for special sessions to be called upon by the governor Approveda
LRCA SJR 112 Legislature Allows legislators to assume any civil office, but without receiving any increases in compensation for that office passed during their legislative term Approveda
LRCA SJR 120 Energy Permits municipal utilities to assist homeowners in financing energy conservation measures until 1990 Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1979 ballot measures and Washington1979 ballot measures

Washington1978

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 350 Education Prohibits assigning students to other than the nearest or next-nearest school Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1978 ballot measures and Washington1978 ballot measures

Washington1977

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 335 Obscenity Adds "obscenity" to the criminal offense of "moral nuisances" Approveda
ITP Initiative 345 Taxes Exempts food products from the state and local sales tax Approveda
ITP Initiative 348 Taxes Repeals the 1977 variable motor vehicle fuel tax Defeatedd
VR Referendum 39 Elections Allows for voter registration by mail and absentee voting on one day's registration Defeatedd
VR Referendum 40 Admin of Gov't Establishes the Washington State Women's Commission Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 59 Water Limits the issuing of public water withdrawal permits for agricultural irrigation to farms of 2,000 acres or less Approveda
LRCA SJR 113 Judiciary Grants district courts jurisdiction over cases involving more than $1,000 Approveda
LRCA HJR 55 Transportation Authorizes the legislature to establish passenger and freight transportation rates rather than just a maximum rate Approveda
LRCA HJR 56 Transportation Authorizes the legislature to establish passenger and freight transportation rates based on more than mileage alone Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 57 Business Permits railroad companies to share earnings within boundaries established by the legislature or the WUTC Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1977 ballot measures and Washington1977 ballot measures

Washington1976

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 322 Water Criminalizes the fluoridation of public water Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 325 Nuclear Requires new nuclear power plants to meet certain conditions and acquire a two-thirds vote in the legislature Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 36 Gov't Acc Requires appointed state officials to file financial reports with the Public Disclosure Commission Approveda
LRCA SJR 137 Taxes Permits excess property tax levies for schools to be approved by voters for two-year periods Approveda
LRCA SJR 139 Gov't Salaries Requires any change in salary of the legislature to happen at the same time for all members Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 64 Local Gov't Creates a state agency for developing county home-rule charter models Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1976 ballot measures and Washington1976 ballot measures

Washington1975

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 314 Taxes Reduces special school tax levies and replaces them with a 12% excise tax on corporations Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 316 Death Penalty Mandates the death penalty in cases of first degree aggravated murder Approveda
LRSS Referendum 35 Elections Mandates that the governor fill U.S. Senate vacancies with individuals of the same political party as the incumbent Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 101 Judiciary Redefines the authorities of the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court and the District Courts; Establishes a judicial review committee and provides for certain case review rights Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 127 Legislature Creates a commission to determine legislative salaries and legislators' electoral eligibility for other offices Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 22 Education Provides governmental assistance for students of all educational institutions, rather than just public institutions Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1975 ballot measures and Washington1975 ballot measures

Washington1974

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 34 Lottery Establishes a state lottery Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 140 State Exec Restricts the governor's veto power and permits the legislature to reconvene to consider vetoed bills Approveda
LRCA SJR 143 Elections Establishes a thirty-day residency requirement to vote in a state, county, or precinct election Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1974 ballot measures and Washington1974 ballot measures

Washington1973

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 282 Gov't Salaries Limits the salaries of elected officials and judges Approveda
VR Referendum 36 Alcohol Lowers the drinking age from 21 to 19 Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 32 Elections Requires county auditors to appoint precinct committee-people of major political parties to assist in registering voters Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 33 Transportation Adds extra fees to personalized vehicle license plates to be used for wildlife conservation Approveda
LRCA HJR 22 Development Permits local governments to finance development projects through TIFs and resulting increased tax revenues Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 37 Taxes Instates a graduated net income tax, prohibits excess levies for schools, and limits excise taxes Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 40 Taxes Applies the excess levy validation formula to bonds payable from such levies Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1973 ballot measures and Washington1973 ballot measures

Washington1972

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 258 Animals Allows a greyhound race track in any city with a population over 150,000 Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 261 Alcohol Privatizes state-owned liquor stores and prohibits the state from engaging in the distribution and sale of alcohol Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 276 Elections Requires periodic reports from groups or individuals who try to influence elections and limits how much money may be expended in a campaign Approveda
LRSS Referendum 24 Legislature Regulates legislative lobbying Approveda
LRSS Referendum 25 Elections Regulates certain campaign contributions and expenditures Approveda
LRSS Referendum 26 Bond Issues Authorizes $225 million in bonds for public waste disposal facilities Approveda
LRSS Referendum 27 Bond Issues Authorizes $75 million in bonds for water supply facilities Approveda
LRSS Referendum 28 Bond Issues Authorizes $40 million in bonds for recreation areas and facilities Approveda
LRSS Referendum 29 Bond Issues Authorizes $25 million in bonds for health and social service facilities Approveda
LRSS Referendum 30 Bond Issues Authorizes $50 million in bonds for public transportation systems Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 31 Bond Issues Authorizes $50 million in bonds for community college facilities Approveda
ITL Initiatives 40 and 40B Environment Establishes anti-litter regulations and rules Approveda(40B)
ITL Initiatives 43 and 43B Environment Regulates the use and development of the shoreline Approveda(43B)
ITL Initiative 44 Taxes Limits property tax levies to twenty mills without a vote of the people Approveda
LRCA SJR 1 Taxes Replaces a forty mill property tax limit with a maximum allowable rate of one percent of the value of all taxable property Approveda
LRCA SJR 5 Lottery Repeals the prohibition against lotteries and institutes a requirement of a supermajority vote via the legislature or a ballot measure to conduct one Approveda
LRCA SJR 38 Gov't Salaries Allows county commissioners to set their own salaries and those of all other county officers Approveda
LRCA HJR 1 Taxes Requires the legislature to review all tax exemptions, deductions, exclusions or credits at least once every ten years Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 21 Local Gov't Permits the people of any county to create a combined "city-county" government by majority vote Approveda
LRCA HJR 47 Taxes Redesigns the approval formula governing certain excess property tax levies Approveda
LRCA HJR 52 Gov't Finances Allows the legislature to authorize debts by a three-fifths majority vote in both houses and only debts that would not require debt service payment to exceed nine percent Approveda
LRCA HJR 61 Civil Rights Provides that equality of rights and responsibilities shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1972 ballot measures and Washington1972 ballot measures

Washington1970

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 251 Taxes Mandates no new taxes nor any tax increases by the state Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 256 Business Prohibits the sale of soft drinks and alcohol in containers not having a recycling deposit value of at least five cents Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 20 Abortion Legalizes abortion in the early months of pregnancy Approveda
LRSS Referendum 21 Bonds Extends previous authorization of $40 million in bonds for outdoor recreation areas and facilities Approveda
LRSS Referendum 22 Bonds Extends previous authorization of $63,059,000 in bonds for various public building projects Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 23 Bonds Extends the previous authorization of $25 million in bonds for water pollution control facilities Approveda
LRCA HJR 6 Elections Lowers the voting age from 21 to 19 Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 42 Taxes Fixes the maximum rate of property taxation at 1% and imposes a flat tax on individual income and on corporate income Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1970 ballot measures and Washington1970 ballot measures

Washington1968

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 242 Alcohol Provides that any person operating a motor vehicle on the roadway shall be deemed to have consented to a breath test Approveda
ITP Initiative 245 Business Reduces the maximum amount which may be assessed as a service charge Approveda
VR Referendum 35 Civil Rights Adds discrimination based on race, creed, color or national origin as a cause for the suspension of real estate licenses Approveda
LRSS Referendum 17 Bonds Authorizes $25 million in bonds for waster pollution control facilities Approveda
LRSS Referendum 18 Bonds Authorizes $40 million for outdoor recreation areas and facilities Approveda
LRSS Referendum 19 Bonds Authorizes $63 million in bonds for public building projects Approveda
ITL Initiative 32 Business Creates the Full Employment Commission and requires primary processing of certain timber harvests from the state to take place in a facility employing residents of the state Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 5 Pension Permits the investment of public pension and retirement funds as authorized by law Approveda
LRCA SJR 6 Judiciary Establishes the Washington Court of Appeals Approveda
LRCA SJR 17 Admin of Gov't Authorizes the legislature to create a state building authority Approveda
LRCA SJR 24 Legislature Defines the qualifications necessary for an appointment to fill a vacancy in state or country offices Approveda
LRCA HJR 1 Taxes Provides that property be taxed based on use rather than potential use for open space properties Approveda
LRCA HJR 13 Gov't Salaries Provides for an increase in compensation for government officials who do not fix their own compensation Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1968 ballot measures and Washington1968 ballot measures

Washington1966

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 226 Taxes Requires that one-tenth of revenues from state sales and use taxes be distributed to cities on a per capita basis Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 229 Sunday Repeals the existing restrictions on activities performed on Sundays Approveda
ITP Initiative 223 Transportation Repeals the statutory limitation on the size of freight train crews Approveda
LRSS Referendum 14 Bonds Authorizes $16,500,000 in bonds for constructing public schools Approveda
LRSS Referendum 15 Bonds Authorizes $40,575,000 in bonds for improving public institutions and agencies Approveda
LRSS Referendum 16 Redistricting Changes the boundaries of the state's congressional districts to better equalize the population within each Approveda
LRCA SJR 6 Elections Removes elections for Superior Court judges if only one candidate was entitled to appear on the ballot Approveda
LRCA SJR 20 Property Repeals constitutional limitations on land ownership by non-citizens Approveda
LRCA SJR 22, Pt 1 Gov't Finances Establishes a common school construction fund used to finance school constructions Approveda
LRCA SJR 22, Pt 2 Gov't Finances Permits the permanent school fund to be invested in such manner as determined by the legislature Approveda
LRCA SJR 25 Gov't Finances Deems that public funds for port districts are considered public funds for a public interest Approveda
LRCA HJR 4 Elections Allows all national citizens to vote in a presidential election as long as they intend to make the state their permanent residence and have resided in the state at least sixty days preceding an election Approveda
LRCA HJR 7 Taxes Authorizes the legislature to exempt occupied residential property from property taxes for retired persons Approveda
LRCA HJR 39 Gov't Acc Requires the publication of measures on state debts in every legal newspaper at four times during the four weeks preceding the election Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1966 ballot measures and Washington1966 ballot measures

Washington1964

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 215 Forests & Parks Assigns taxes on boat fuel to the acquisition and improvement of marine recreation lands Approveda
LRSS Referendum 11 Bonds Authorizes $10 million in bonds for the acquisition of land for public outdoor recreational use Approveda
LRSS Referendum 12 Bonds Authorizes up to $59 million in bonds for the construction of schools Approveda
LRSS Referendum 13 Bonds Authorizes $4,600,000 in bonds for the construction of a juvenile correctional institution Approveda
VR Referendum 34 Gambling Relaxes laws against mechanical gambling games and devices, sales boards and trades, gambling cardrooms and bingo Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 1 Local Gov't Permits any city with 10,000 or more inhabitants to frame a charter for its own government Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1964 ballot measures and Washington1964 ballot measures

Washington1962

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 211 Redistricting Reapportions and redistricts the state legislature Defeatedd
VR Referendum 32 Food & Agri Enables the Department of Agriculture to supervise and regulate the production, distribution and marketing of milk products Defeatedd
VR Referendum 33 Gov't Finances Authorizes cities and towns to conduct financial audits through private accountants Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 9 Direct Democracy Requires the sending of one voters' pamphlet to each place of residence Approveda
LRCA SJR 25 Direct Democracy Requires the publication in weekly newspapers of all constitutional amendments on the ballot for three months prior to the election Approveda
LRCA HJR 6 Judiciary Empowers the supreme court to appoint judges or retired judges to temporarily serve in the supreme court and authorizes any superior court judge to perform judicial duties in any superior court Approveda
LRCA HJR 9 Admin of Gov't Empowers the legislature to provide a method of temporary succession to elected and appointed offices resulting from an emergency that incapacitates those serving in those offices Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1962 ballot measures and Washington1962 ballot measures

Washington1960

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 205 Alcohol Makes taverns eligible to sell spirituous liquors Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 207 Civil Service Establishes a civil service program for employees and employment applicants in state government Approveda
ITP Initiative 208 Property Authorizes any two or more persons to become co-owners of any kind of property as joint tenants with rights of survivorship Approveda
ITP Initiative 210 Time Establishes a state-wide daylight savings time Approveda
ITL Initiative 25 Environment Prohibits obstructions over twenty-five feet high on any tributary stream of the Columbia River downstream from McNary Dam, as well as the diversion of water from any of these streams exceeding limits devised by the Directors of Fisheries and Game Approveda
LRCA SJR 4 Property Removes restrictions on ownership of land in the state by non-residential foreigners Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1960 ballot measures and Washington1960 ballot measures

Washington1958

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 202 Labor Bans labor organization membership as a requirement for employment Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 23 Civil Service Provides civil service status for certain employees of county sheriffs Approveda
LRSS Referendum 10 Bonds Authorizes $25 million for providing buildings for state charitable, educational and penal institutions Approveda
VR Referendum 30 Taxes Makes insurance payable upon death taxable under the inheritance tax Defeatedd
LRCA Sub SJR 9, Pt 1 Gov't Salaries Provides for the legislature to increase or decrease the compensation of all elected state and county officials Defeatedd
LRCA Sub SJR 9, Pt 2 Gov't Salaries Allows a member of the legislature to be elected or appointed to an office which had the position's compensation increased during the official's term in the legislature Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 10 Admin of Gov't Authorizes the modification of state boundaries Approveda
LRCA SJR 14 Religion Empowers the legislature to employ a chaplain for custodial, correctional and mental institutions as they deem justified Approveda
LRCA SJR 18 Gov't Salaries Prohibits the legislature from granting extra compensation to any public employee after the services have been rendered or contract entered into Approveda
LRCA Sub HJR 4 Gov't Salaries Permits school district electors to authorize excess tax levies at a maximum rate of two years for operation and six years for capital outlay Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1958 ballot measures and Washington1958 ballot measures

Washington1956

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 198 Labor Bans and criminalizes union membership or non-membership requirements for employment Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 199 Redistricting Reapportions and redistricts the state legislature districts Approveda
LRCA SJR 3 Pension Allows that pensions paid by the state or any political subdivision, to public officials, to be increase during their term Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 4 Direct Democracy Establishes that signatures equivalent to eight percent of voter turnout at the previous governor election are required to certify an initiative measure and four percent equivalent to certify a veto referendum Approveda
LRCA SJR 6 Term Limits Removes the constitutional limitation on the term limits of state treasurers Approveda
LRCA SJR 14 Legislature Provides that vacancies in the state legislature shall be filled by a country commissioner of the political party of the preceding legislator Approveda
LRCA HJR 22 Eminent Domain Empowers the legislature to grant the courts the authority to allow property possession before final settlement in an eminent domain case Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1956 ballot measures and Washington1956 ballot measures

Washington1954

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 188 Health Care Modifies the requirements for chiropractor certification Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 192 Hunting Regulates commercial salmon harvesting Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 193 Time Establishes a state-wide daylight savings time Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 194 Alcohol Prohibits television advertising of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 16 Property Redefines "alien" to include foreign corporations, thus forbidding their ownership of land in the state Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1954 ballot measures and Washington1954 ballot measures

Washington1952

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 180 Food & Agri Legalizes the production, transportation, possession, sale, use and serving of yellow oleomargarine Approveda
ITP Initiative 181 Time Establishes a state-wide observation of standard time Approveda
ITP Initiative 184 Welfare Transfers the state's public assistance medical program to the Department of Social Security Defeatedd
LRCA Sub. SJR 27 Direct Democracy Provides that no veto referendum shall be amended or repealed by the legislature within two years Approveda
LRCA HJR 6 Judiciary Prescribes retirement for judges at age seventy-five and permits the legislature to prescribe a lesser age or other cause for retirement Approveda
LRCA HJR 8 Gov't Finances Permits school districts to become indebted when authorized by popular vote Approveda
LRCA HJR 13 Judiciary Allocates the superior courts jurisdiction in cases where the controversy amounts up to $1000 and the justices of peace in cases where the where the controversy amounts up to $300 Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1952 ballot measures and Washington1952 ballot measures

Washington1950

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 172 Welfare Transfers the state's public assistance medical program to the Department of Health Approveda
ITP Initiative 176 Welfare Increases to $65.00 a month the minimum grant for certain categories of public assistance Defeatedd
VR Referendum 28 Health Care Establishes a system of disability compensation for certain types of employees Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 7 Bonds Authorizes $40 million in bonds for constructing public school buildings Approveda
LRSS Referendum 8 Bonds Authorizes $20 million in bonds for constructing charitable, educational and penal buildings Approveda
LRSS Referendum 9 Bonds Authorizes $20 million in bonds for constructing public college and university buildings Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 9 Property Permits ownership of land by Canadians who are citizens of provinces wherein citizens of Washington can own land Approveda
LRCA HJR 10 Gov't Finances Permits school districts to become indebted when authorized by popular vote Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1950 ballot measures and Washington1950 ballot measures

Washington1948

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 169 Veterans Provides additional compensation for veterans of World War II Approveda
ITP Initiative 171 Alcohol Regulates the sale of alcohol by the drink and provides for less distribution of alcohol serving licenses Approveda
ITP Initiative 172 Welfare Provides a minimum standard of living of $60 per month for senior and low-income blind citizens Approveda
ITL Initiative 13 Alcohol Bans the sale of alcohol by any person other than the State of Washington Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4 Term Limits Repeals limitations on the number of consecutive terms a county officer can hold Approveda
LRCA HJR 13 Local Gov't Permits the formation of combined city-county charters where the population is 300,000 or more Approveda
LRCA SJR 4 Gov't Salaries Permits the state legislature to fix the salaries of elected state officials Approveda
LRCA SJR 5 Local Gov't Allows counties to adopt "home rule" charters Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1948 ballot measures and Washington1948 ballot measures

Washington1946

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 166 Utilities Mandates voter approval on property acquisitions and on bonds or indebtedness related to public utility districts Defeatedd
VR Referendum 26 Admin of Gov't Empowers the governor to appoint and remove members of the State Game Commission Defeatedd
VR Referendum 27 Natural Resources Creates a State Timber Resource Board Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 9 Taxes Permits the state to tax federal property within the state Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1946 ballot measures and Washington1946 ballot measures

Washington1944

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 157 Welfare Extends and enlarges social security and unemployment assistance programs Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 158 Welfare Provides for a three percent tax on gross income and prescribes monthly payments of $60 to the elderly, blind, disabled and widowed Defeatedd
VR Referendum 25 Utilities Permits joint public utility districts, allows them to act together in condemnation proceedings, taxes their operations rather than property and permits a unionized labor force Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 1 Taxes Limits aggregate annual levy of taxes on real and personal property to forty mills Approveda
LRCA HJR 4 Taxes Limits revenues from vehicle-related taxes to be used for highways Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1944 ballot measures and Washington1944 ballot measures

Washington1942

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 151 Welfare Provides public assistance grants and medical services to the elderly Defeatedd
VR Referendum 22 Insurance Expands industrial insurance by increasing workers' benefits, raising the age of minor dependents, and lengthening the time allowed to file a claim Approveda
VR Referendum 23 Judiciary Provides an independent attorney to assist and advise a grand jury Defeatedd
VR Referendum 24 Judiciary Forbids prosecuting attorneys to give advise to a grand jury Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 6 Taxes Limits the tax levy rate property for state, county, city or town, school district and road purposes to forty mills and limits the tax levy for public universities to two wills Approveda
LRCA HJR 4 Taxes Defines income as distinct from property, empowers the legislature to enact graduated net income taxes and provides for income tax deductions and exemptions Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1942 ballot measures and Washington1942 ballot measures

Washington1940

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 139 Utilities Requires voter approval for the issuance of bonds, securities, or other financial obligations to public utility districts Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 141 Welfare Provides a $40 monthly grant to those over 65 years of age Approveda
LRSS Referendum 5 Taxes Limits the aggregate annual rate of levy on real and personal property for state, county, city or town, school district and road district purposes to forty mills and limited the tax levy for public universities to two mills Approveda
LRCA SJR 1 Term Limits Repeals the limitations against county officers holding more than two successive terms Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8 Business Provided that stockholders of banks organized under the laws of Washington be relieved from personal liability to the same extent as stockholders in national banks Approveda
LRCA HJR 13 Gov't Salaries Allows voters or the legislature to increase, decrease, or fix the salaries of state officers Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1940 ballot measures and Washington1940 ballot measures

Washington1938

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 126 Elections Establishes a nonpartisan ballot for the election of school superintendents Approveda
ITP Initiative 129 Taxes Limits the aggregate annual tax levy on property to 40 mills and limits the levy by the state to 2 mills Approveda
ITP Initiative 130 Labor Requires unions to supply employers with written demands, mandates a vote amongst employees to initiate a strike and penalizes employees who broke these regulations Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 5 Taxes Provides that nothing contained in the constitution prevents a graduated net income tax Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1938 ballot measures and Washington1938 ballot measures

Washington1936

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 101 Civil Service Establishes a civil service system for the state, counties, cities, schools, public libraries, parks and ports Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 114 Taxes Limits the tax levy on property for state, county, city, school district and road districts to forty mills and limits the tax levy for public universities to two mills Approveda
ITP Initiative 115 Pension Establishes a system of pensions for the elderly Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 119 Public Works Creates Production for Use Districts to produce and distribute commodities and employ the unemployed Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 4 Gov't Finances Establishes a fund for flood control mechanisms through the issuance of bonds and tax levies Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 7 Taxes Establishes uniform taxation policies within the state and empowers the legislature to provide a graduated net income tax and exemptions Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 20 Gov't Salaries Compensates state legislators ten dollars per day Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 10 Energy Authorizes the state to engage in the production and distribution or electric energy Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1936 ballot measures and Washington1936 ballot measures

Washington1934

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 77 Hunting Prohibits the use of fish traps and drag seines for catching salmon, creates special fishing areas for trolling and provides for salmon fishing seasons Approveda
ITP Initiative 94 Taxes Limits the tax levy on property for state, county, city, school district, and road districts to forty mills and limits the tax levy for public universites to two mills Approveda
VR Referendum 18 Energy Authorizes municipalities to use and sell electric energy inside and outside their geographic limits Approveda
LRCA HJR 12 Taxes Establishes uniform taxation policies within the state Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 14 Taxes Disempowers the legislature to impose taxes upon or regulate taxes within counties and municipalities Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1934 ballot measures and Washington1934 ballot measures

Washington1932

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 58 Elections Provides for the permanent registration of voters and defines the duties of officers in connection with such registration Approveda
ITP Initiative 61 Alcohol Removes regulations on the importation, manufacturing, and possession of liquors, but continues felony status for the selling of alcohol to minors or in saloons Approveda
ITP Initiative 62 Admin of Gov't Creates the Washington Department of Game and defines the roles and duties of the department Approveda
ITP Initiative 64 Taxes Limits the annual rate of tax levy on property for state, county, municipal and school districts to 40 mills Approveda
ITP Initiative 69 Taxes Establishes a graduated income tax on incomes of persons and businesses to finance the state school fund and other state funds Approveda
LRCA SJR 11 Judiciary Empowers the legislature to temporarily increase the money amount or property value involved in a controversy to give the Supreme Court jurisdiction in that case Approveda
LRCA SJR 16 Gov't Salaries Compensates state legislators $500 per year Defeatedd
LRCA HB 195 Transportation Authorizes the relocation of harbor lines and increases the maximum width of harbor areas from 600 to 2,000 feet. Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1932 ballot measures and Washington1932 ballot measures

Washington1930

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 57 Redistricting Provides for 46 districts and members in the State Senate and 46 districts and 99 members in the Washington House of Representatives Approveda
ITL Initiative 1 Utilities Authorizes the creation of public utility districts to produce and distribute water and electricity Approveda
LRCA SJR 10 Gov't Salaries Compensates members of the state legislature $500 annually Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 13 Legislature Fills legislative vacancies with county commissioners appointed by boards of county commissioners Approveda
LRCA Amendment to VII.1-4 Taxes Categorizes property into different types for the purpose of taxation Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1930 ballot measures and Washington1930 ballot measures

Washington1928

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to VII.1-4 Taxes Provides that property may be categorized as different types for the purpose of taxation Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1928 ballot measures and Washington1928 ballot measures

Washington1926

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to II.23 Gov't Salaries Compensates each legislator three hundred dollars per year and ten cents per mile of travel Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to XXVIII Resources Reassess and alters the taxation of reforested land and the timber products of such lands to encourage reforestation Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1926 ballot measures and Washington1926 ballot measures

Washington1924

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 49 Education Compels children between seven and sixteen years of age to attend public school and prescribes penalties for not attending Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 50 Taxes Limits the annual rate of tax levy for general state, county, municipal, and school district purposes to 40 mills Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 52 Energy Allows municipalities to purchase and sell electricity and authorizes them to construct, operate and maintain electrical facilities Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 3 Energy Authorizes municipalities to sell surplus electricity generated by municipal energy facilities Defeatedd
VR Referendum 16 Food and Agri Prohibits the manufacturing and selling of butter substitutes that contain any vegetable fat or other non-pure milk ingredients Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to XI.5 Local Gov't Authorizes the state legislature to categorize counties by population to better define the responsibilities of county officers Approveda
LRCA Amendment to XV.1 Transportation Provides for the relocation of harbor lines without the state relinquishing control of waterways Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1924 ballot measures and Washington1924 ballot measures

Washington1922

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 40 Suffrage Repeals the state's annual poll tax Approveda
ITP Initiative 46 Education Mandates that the state school fund produce $30 per schoolchild, distributes these funds based on the number of teachers and students in a school and fixes the tax levy for school districts Defeatedd
VR Referendum 12 Public Works Allows the issuance of public works certificates to public service companies even when similar services are already being rendered in a given locality Defeatedd
VR Referendum 13 Education Permits parents to forbid physical examinations of their children and removes vaccination requirements for school attendance Defeatedd
VR Referendum 14 Elections Enforces a closed primary, gives powers of voter registration procuration to city comptrollers or town clerks and requires electors to state their party affiliation at the time of registration Defeatedd
VR Referendum 15 Elections Changes the powers of precinct chairpeople and party committees, how candidates for public office are nominated and guidelines for party conventions Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to I.22 Law Enforcement Allows for the trial of a person accused for a public offense to be held in any county Approveda
LRCA Amendment to VIII.4 Gov't Finances Mandates that payments from state appropriations should be made within one calendar month after the end of the next fiscal biennium Approveda
LRCA Amendment to II.23 Legislatures Increases the per day pay of members of the legislature from $5 to $10 Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1922 ballot measures and Washington1922 ballot measures

Washington1920

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 1 Transportation Provides for the construction of a state system of truck line highways through the issuance of bonds and other revenues Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 2 Veterans Issues payments of equalized compensation to veterans of World War I who were residents of Washington at the time of their entry into service Approveda
LRCA Amendment to I.16 Eminent Domain Declares that the taking of private property by the state for land reclamation and settlement is a public use Approveda
LRCA Amendment to III.14-22 Gov't Salaries Fixes the salaries of certain executive branch offices Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1920 ballot measures and Washington1920 ballot measures

Washington1918

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 10 Alcohol Prohibits alcohol except for religious purposes Approveda
ConCon HJR 1 ConCon Calls for a state constitutional convention Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1918 ballot measures and Washington1918 ballot measures

Washington1916

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 24 Alcohol Authorizes the manufacturing and selling of beer between one and four percent alcohol and provides for system of licensing Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 18 Alcohol Removes restrictions on households purchasing and consuming alcohol, authorizes the selling of alcohol at hotels and provides for the licensing of brewers Defeatedd
VR Referendum 3 Direct Democracy Attempts to prevent certain kinds of fraud in initiative and referendum processes Defeatedd
VR Referendum 4 Recall Alters the provisions regarding the recall of elected officials Defeatedd
VR Referendum 5 Elections Provides for the formation of state and county party conventions and the election of delegates to such conventions Defeatedd
VR Referendum 6 Labor Defines picketing, prohibits the act, and provides a penalty for violating the act Defeatedd
VR Referendum 7 Business Requires proposed utility services to seek certification from a commission which would be granted based on the public necessity and convenience of such service Defeatedd
VR Referendum 8 Transportation Creates ship port districts, ranks them into classes and provides for harbor improvements Act Defeatedd
VR Referendum 9 Gov't Finances Mandates that state and local governments, port, school and park districts establish a budget and limit expenditures based on that budget Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to VI.1 Suffrage Requires voters to be taxpayers in cases of ballot measures on state indebtedness Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1916 ballot measures and Washington1916 ballot measures

Washington1914

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 3 Alcohol Prohibits the production and distribution of alcohol, regulates the transportation and keeping of alcohol and fixes penalties for violations of the act Approveda
ITP Initiative 6 Business Empowers the public service commission to regulate businesses to prevent fraud in the dealings of securities Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 7 Admin of Gov't Abolishes the bureau of inspection and supervision of public officers and transferred the bureau's powers to the state auditor Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 8 Labor Criminalizes the actions of charging employees fees for employment and charging interviewees fees for interviews by employers Approveda
ITP Initiative 9 Labor Mandates employers to pay the costs of medical expenses accrued by workers due to employment injuries Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 10 Labor Allows the employment of convicts for the construction of highways and authorizes payments to dependent families of such convicts Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 13 Labor Prohibits employers from requiring employees to work more than eight hours per day and provides for over-time compensation Defeatedd
VR Referendum 1 Pension Establishes a retirement fund for public education professionals, empowers a board of trustees to oversee the fund and defines the sources of the fund Defeatedd
VR Referendum 2 Water Provides for a public irrigation and storage system for irrigating lands in the Quincy Valley and authorizes $40 million in bonds for the project Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to II.33 Private Property Enables alien residents to purchase lands in the state Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1914 ballot measures and Washington1914 ballot measures

Washington1912

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to II.1 Direct Democracy Provides for a referendum and initiative process Approveda
LRCA Amendment to I.33-34 Recall Authorizes recall elections Approveda
LRCA Amendment to II.31 Admin of Gov't Determines that laws shall take effect ninety days after the adjournment of the session at which the law was enacted Approveda
LRCA Amendment to XI.7 Term Limits Removes term limits for most county officers Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1912 ballot measures and Washington1912 ballot measures

Washington1910

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to VI.I Suffrage Gives women the right to vote Approveda
LRCA Amendment to I.10 State Exec Provides a line of succession to the state governor Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1910 ballot measures and Washington1910 ballot measures

Washington1908

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to VII Taxes Affects the assessment and taxation of property Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to I.16 Eminent Domain Affects the exercise of the power of eminent domain Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1908 ballot measures and Washington1908 ballot measures

Washington1906

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to I.16 Eminent Domain Affects the exercise of the power of eminent domain Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to XXI.1 Water Deems water usage for irrigation, mining, manufacturing and timber products a public use Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1906 ballot measures and Washington1906 ballot measures

Washington1904

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to I.11 Religion Authorizes the state legislature to employ chaplains for state penal and reformatory institutions Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1904 ballot measures and Washington1904 ballot measures

Washington1900

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to VII.2 Taxes Provides for a $300 personal property tax exemption Approveda
See also: Washington Washington1900 ballot measures and Washington1900 ballot measures

Washington1898

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to VII.2 Taxes Provides for a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation on all property Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to VI.9 Suffrage Gives women the right to vote Defeatedd
See also: Washington Washington1898 ballot measures and Washington1898 ballot measures

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