Washington Bottled Water and Carbonated Beverages Tax Initiative (2010)

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The Washington Bottled Water and Carbonated Beverages Tax Initiative, also known as I-1090, I-1091 and I-1094, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The proposed measure called for ending a temporary tax bottled water and carbonated beverages.[1]

Text of measure


The ballot title read:[1]

Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1094 concerns ending temporary taxes on certain carbonated beverages and bottled water.
Concise Description:This measure would end temporary taxes otherwise expiring in 2013: sales tax on some bottled water, and B&O taxes on the activities of selling certain carbonated beverages and of manufacturing and selling beer.
Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:

This measure would end two temporary taxes otherwise expiring on June 30, 2013: the extension of retail sales tax to bottled water, except water sold for certain medical uses or to persons lacking ready access to potable water; and an excise tax on the activity of selling certain carbonated beverages (not alcoholic beverages or carbonated bottled water) at wholesale or retail, of two cents per twelve ounces, exempting each bottler’s first $10,000,000 of gross sales.

Path to the ballot

See also: Washington signature requirements

In order to qualify for the November ballot, supporters were required to submit a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures by July 2, 2010.

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