Washington 2009 ballot measures

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2010
2008

Two statewide ballot measures were on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Washington.

On the ballot

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

A total of $6,345,694 was spent, pro and con, on ballot measures in Washington in 2009.[1]

Not on the ballot

Type Title Description Status
ITP Vehicle Tax, I-1036 Set car tabs at $30, other related changes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Property Tax Assessments, I-1039 Assessed property tax values to increase 1% annually. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Driver Instruction Permits, I-1041 Must be CPR-certified before getting a driver's permit Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP $30 Car Tabs, I-1042 Set car tabs at $30, other changes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP U.S. Legal Presence, I-1043 Require employers to check worker IDs, require state/local authorities to cooperate with federal officials Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Business Tax, I-1044 Repeal current business tax, enact a flat business tax instead Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP State-Run Health Insurance, I-1045 New state insurance agency, eventually covering all Washington residents Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Mandatory Seat Belts, I-1046 Repeal mandatory motorcycle helment, mandatory seat belt and hunter clothing laws Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Supreme Ruler of the Universe, I-1047 No state funds for anything that denies existence of Supreme Ruler of Universe Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Conduct of Elections, I-1048 Repeals laws providing that top vote-getters in the primary advance alone to the general election Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
ITP Vehicle Tax, I-1049 Similar to I-1036, sets car tabs at $30 and makes other related changes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
VR SB 5808 referendum Overturn SB 5808 which allows annexations without votes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

Legislative referrals

Some members of the state legislature floated the idea of putting a tax increase authorization on the November ballot in order to close the state's budget gap, but this did not happen.

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