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The [[Washington Secretary of State]] maintains an updated list of ballot measures.  In [[Washington]], ballot measures are divided into three categories:
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'''Three statewide ballot measures''' were on the [[2008 ballot measures#Washington|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in the [[Washington|State of Washington]].
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* All three of the measures were {{witpfull|plural=yes}}.
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* Two of the measures were approved and one was defeated.
  
:*[http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/initiatives/people.aspx?y=2008 "Initiatives to the People"] are citizen initiatives that are placed on the ballot through the collection of signatures from voters.
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==On the ballot==
:*[http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/initiatives/legislature.aspx?y=2008 "Initiatives to the Legislature"], if certified, are submitted to the Legislature at its next regular session in January. The Legislature must take one of the following three actions:
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::*(a) adopt the initiative as proposed, in which case it becomes law;
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* A total of '''$9,301,125''' was spent, pro and con, on ballot measure campaigns in Washington in 2006.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_ballot_measures.phtml?s=WA&y=2008 Follow The Money, Washington 2008]</ref>
::*(b) reject or refuse to act on the proposed initiative, in which case the initiative must be placed on the ballot at the next state general election; or
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::*(c) approve an alternative to the proposed initiative, in which case both the original proposal and the Legislature's alternative must be placed on the ballot at the next state general election.
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:*[http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/initiatives/referendum2.aspx?y=2008 Referenda] There are two types of referenda:
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::*'''Referendum Measures''' are placed on the ballot to overturn statutes recently passed by the state legislature.  To qualify for the ballot, sufficient signatures must filed with the Secretary of State not later than ninety days after final adjournment of the session in which the measure was passed by the state legislature.
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::*'''Referendum Bills''' are proposed laws or constitutional amendments that the legislature chooses to place before the voters on the ballot.
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==External links==
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*[http://vote.wa.gov/results/20081104/default.htm Washington 2008 election results]
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*[https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/MyVote/OnlineVotersGuide/Measures?electionId=26&countyCode=xx&ismyVote=False#ososTop Washington 2008 Voters' Pamphlet]
  
===See also===
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==References==
 
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{{reflist}}
* [[List of Washington ballot measures]]
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* [[Procedures for qualifying an initiative in Washington]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Washington]]
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* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Washington]]
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===2008===
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | Year
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | Type
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | Initiative Title
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | Description
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! style="background-color:#cedff2" | Status
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Reduce Traffic Congestion Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 985]] || Transportation || Measure would open high-occupancy vehicle lanes to all traffic during specified hours, require traffic light synchronization, increase roadside assistance funding, and dedicate certain taxes, fines, tolls and other revenues to traffic-flow purposes. || '''Filed signatures July 3rd'''
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 987 (2008)|Measure No. 987]] || Wages || Measure would require payment of additional compensation to employees performing work during certain weekday and certain weekend hours, as described, at not less than 5% to 10% over their regular wage rate. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 988 (2008)|Measure No. 988]] || Operating Motor Vehicles || Measure would require drivers to respond to merge signs by merging into the appropriate lane without passing other vehicles. Violators would be fined $50 for every vehicle passed without merging. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 989 (2008)|Measure No. 989]] || Embryo Transfer Alternative to Abortion || Measure would establish a state program paying 90% of the cost of embryo transfers as an abortion alternative, appropriating $1 million for this purpose, and providing a penalty for fraudulently obtaining such funds. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 990 (2008)|Measure No. 990]] || Lying About War || Measure would define the crime of lying about war, and make it a felony punishable by life imprisonment without possibility of parole if death or injury to a Washington citizen results. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 991 (2008)|Measure No. 991]] || Communications betwen Lobbyists and Elected Officials || Measure would require lobbyists to pay a $1000 fee when they initially register with the Public Disclosure COmmission. Lobbyists must file with the PDC a verbatim transcript or recording of any communication with an elected official. Elected officials and lobbyists would be subject to fines and imprisonment for attempting to mislead the public concerning their communications. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Firearm Safety Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 992]] || Firearm Safety || Measure would require recipients of a concealed pistol license to complete a firearm safety class. It imposes penalties on firearms dealers who do not comply and on applicants who lie about attendance on applications.. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington New Product Warranties Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 993]] || New Product Warranties || Measure would require a five-year warranty on new products sold in Washington, not including task-specific disposable products, with a one-year warranty on shoes, and would revise existing laws concerning motor vehicle warranties. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Assault Crimes Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 994]] || Assault Crimes || Measure would revise the definition of first degree assault, second degree assault, and second degree assault of a child, and would increase the seriousness level of certain assault crimes for sentencing purposes. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 995 (2008)|Measure No. 995]] || Trading in Special Influence || Measure would elevate the crime of “trading in special influence” from a class C felony to a class A felony, and address standards for a court to apply when sentencing those convicted. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 996 (2008)|Measure No. 996]] || Motor Vehicle License Fees || Measure would repeal certain laws relating to motor vehicle licenses, including license tab renewal fees. The Department of Revenue would be required to increase the fuel tax to offset license fee losses. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Limit Property Tax Increases Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 997]] || Property Taxes || Measure would limit tax valuation of single-family residences to the assessed value on 12/31/2005, adjusted annually for inflation but not greater than two percent higher than the previous year’s valuation. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Repeal SB 5089 Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 998]] || Sales and Use Taxes || Measure would revise Washington law regarding imposition, collection, administration, and distribution of, state and local sales and use taxes by repealing Sen. Bill 5089. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Rights of Minors Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 999]] || Rights of Minors || Measure would prohibit the transportation of minors age 13+ outside the state for behavior modification purposes without their consent or a court order. Minors age 16+ would be legally responsible for 50% of each decision with regard to their bodies or their children. Domestic violence petitions could be filed based on physical, psychological, emotional, or sexual abuse. Courts could expedite petitions for emancipation of minors. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1000 (2008)|Measure No. 1000]] || Death with Dignity || Measure would permit terminally ill, competent, adult Washington residents who are medically predicted to have six months or less to live, voluntarily to request and self-administer lethal medication prescribed by a physician. || '''Filed signatures July 1st'''
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Instant Runoff Election Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 1001]] || Elections || Measure would direct legislative enactment of a voting system in which voters would rank candidates for an office based on the voters’ preference, with the winner determined based on voter rankings. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1003 (2008)|Measure No. 1003]] || Detaining Arrested Foreign Nationals || Measure would require law enforcement agencies to determine whether arrestees are in Washington illegally, and would restrict the release of arrestees and detainees who are or may be illegal foreign nationals. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Mandatory Voter Registration Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 1004]] || Voter Registration || Measure would require every person to register to vote when completing an application for a new or renewed Washington driver’s license or identicard, if he or she is eligible to vote. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1005 (2008)|Measure No. 1005]] || Employment Protection || Measure would prohibit terminating the employment of a bartender or cocktail waitress who refuses, on ethical grounds, to serve alcohol to a woman he or she believes to be pregnant. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1006 (2008)|Measure No. 1006]] || Traffic Safety Education || Measure would require school districts to implement and administer a traffic safety education program for young drivers, to be funded from traffic-fines revenue. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Saving More Lives Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 1007]] || Driver Permits || Measure would require applicants for a driver’s instruction permit to verify that they have completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator use (AED), and first aid. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1008 (2008)|Measure No. 1008]] || Greenhouse Effect || Measure would prohibit the spending of public money on anything having to do with greenhouse gas emissions or global warming. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Protecting Initiative Process Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 1009]] || Protecting Inititiative Process || Would require a two-thirds legislative vote on certain bills affecting the initiative or referendum process, provide for judicial review of emergency clauses, and revise requirements on signature gathering and petition language.  || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Electoral College Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 1010]] || Electoral College || Would allocate Washington's electoral votes proportionately as specified, based on the popular vote for presidential and vice-presidential candidates. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1011 (2008)|Measure No. 1011]] || Port of Seattle || Would eliminate all Port of Seattle commissioner and staff positions, direct the transfer of Port operations to King County, discontinue Port property taxes, and require certain Port bonds to be retired. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Reporting Mold Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 1012]] || Reporting Mold || Would require the state Dept. of Agriculture to require wood destroying organism inspectors and home inspectors to disclose the presence and amount of mold on properties they inspect. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Reporting Policy Changes Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 1013]] || Reporting Policy Changes || Would require state administrative agencies to issue interpretive or policy statements advising the public of their opinions, approaches, and likely courses of action. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1015 (2008)|Measure No. 1015]] || Long-term care workers || Would require newly-hired long-term care workers for the elderly or disabled to do increased training, go through additional criminal background checks, and pass an examination to be certified. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1016 (2008)|Measure No. 1016]] || Smoking Ban Exception || Would allow smoking in places of employment that are private facilities, except when such facilities are open to the public. It would also permit smoking in cigar stores and cigar bars. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1017 (2008)|Measure No. 1017]] || Port of Seattle || Would eliminate all Port of Seattle commissioner and staff positions, direct the transfer of Port operations to King County, discontinue Port property taxes, and require certain Port bonds to be retired. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1018 (2008)|Measure No. 1018]] || Inititiative & Referendum Process || Would require a two-thirds legislative vote on certain bills affecting the initiative or referendum process, limit legal challenges to initiatives and referenda to post-election lawsuits, and revise requirements on petition acceptance, language, and signature gathering. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1019 (2008)|Measure No. 1019]] || Port of Seattle || Would direct the transfer of Port of Seattle operations and responsibilities to King County, discontinue certain existing Port of Seattle property taxes, and withdraw its authority to levy certain property taxes. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1021 (2008)|Measure No. 1021]] || Long-term care workers || Would revise examination, certification, and professional discipline standards and requirements, including increased training and criminal background check requirements, for long-term care workers for the elderly or disabled. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1022 (2008)|Measure No. 1022]] || State Property Tax || Would repeal the the state property tax for the support of the common schools and would repeal laws relating to the distribution and equalization of the tax. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1023 (2008)|Measure No. 1023]] || Animal Confinement || Would make it a gross misdemeanor, as of 2015, to confine egg-laying domestic birds on a farm in a manner that prevents them from fully spreading their wings, with certain exceptions. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1024 (2008)|Measure No. 1024]] || Animal Confinement || Would make it a gross misdemeanor, as of 2015, to tether or confine certain farm animals in a manner that prevents them lying down, standing, or turning, with certain exceptions.  || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1025 (2008)|Measure No. 1025]] || Port of Seattle || Would require transfer of Port of Seattle operations and responsibilities to King County, discontinue Port of Seattle property taxes and authority to levy property taxes, and provide for state auditor oversight. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1026 (2008)|Measure No. 1026]] || Inititiative & Referendum Process || Would protect the initiative and referendum process from any regulations that would limit, hinder, or restrict the freedom to distribute, circulate, and collect petitions. It would also require validation of any signature from a legal voter, regardless of any other deficiency. It also simplifies petition forms. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1027 (2008)|Measure No. 1027]] || Protecting Inititiative Process || Would require a two-thirds legislative vote on certain bills affecting the initiative or referendum process, limit legal challenges to initiatives and referenda to post-election, provide for post-election judicial review of emergency clauses, revise requirements on signature gathering and petition language. and create civil penalties for interfering with a petition gatherer or signer. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1028 (2008)|Measure No. 1028]] || Citizen Rights || Would extend to all citizens of Washington any right, activity, or privilege afforded to the federally-recognized tribes of Washington. || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Initiative 1029 (2008)|Measure No. 1029]] || Long-term care workers || Would revise examination, certification, and professional discipline standards and requirements, including increased training and criminal background check requirements, for long-term care workers for the elderly or disabled. || '''Filed signatures July 3rd'''
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the People]] || [[Washington Property Tax Reduction Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 1030]] || Property Tax || would add provisions to state law concerning how assessed value and tax rates are computed for private real property, and require the legislature to enact laws to carry out its intent || Did not file signatures by deadline
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the Legislature]] || [[Washington Immigration Law Enforcement Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 409]] || Enforcement of Immigration Laws || would require state and local agencies to cooperate in enforcing federal immigration laws and would require verifying immigration status of persons seeking employment, receiving driver’s licenses, and receiving some public benefits || Petition deadline is 10 days before 2009 legislative session convenes
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the Legislature]] || [[Washington Hands Off the People's Initiative Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 410]] || Initiative and Referendum Process || would require a two-thirds legislative majority to change laws concerning initiatives or referendums; require expedited legal challenges to such laws; and revise laws concerning petitions and suits challenging initiatives or referendums || Petition deadline is 10 days before 2009 legislative session convenes
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|2008 || [[Initiative|Initiative to the Legislature]] || [[Washington Cap Taxes Initiative (2008)|Measure No. 411]] || Tax Increase Cap || would limit the annual growth of general fund revenue, not including new voter-approved revenue, to rate of inflation || Petition deadline is 10 days before 2009 legislative session convenes
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==External links==
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*[http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/ Washington Elections Division]
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*[http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/initiatives/referenda_2008.aspx Secretary of State's web page on 2008 initiatives]
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Latest revision as of 14:17, 5 September 2013

2009
2007

Three statewide ballot measures were on the November 4, 2008 ballot in the State of Washington.

On the ballot

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
  • A total of $9,301,125 was spent, pro and con, on ballot measure campaigns in Washington in 2006.[1]

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