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Washington Change the State Seal Initiative, 2010

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The Washington Change the State Seal Initiative, also known as I-1069, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The proposed measure required that the Seal of the State of Washington be changed.[1] According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.

Text of measure

Title

The ballot title read:[1]

Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1069 concerns the state seal.
Concise Description: This measure would require the Washington State Seal to depict a tapeworm attached to a taxpayer’s intestine, encircled by the words: Committed to sucking the life blood out of each and every taxpayer.
Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Summary

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

This measure would require the Seal of the State of Washington to be changed to depict a vignette of a tapeworm dressed in a three piece suit attached to the lower intestine of a taxpayer shown as the central figure. The seal would be required to be encircled with the following words: “Committed to sucking the life blood out of each and every tax payer.” The illustration would be selected from submissions submitted by taxpayers.

Path to the ballot

See also: Washington signature requirements

According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot. In order to place the proposed measure on the 2010 ballot, organizers were required to collect a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures.

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