Washington Initiative 995 (2008)

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Washington Initiative 995 was intended by its sponsors to qualify for the November 4, 2008 ballot in Washington, but did not ultimately qualify.

I-995 would have increased the seriousness of the crime of "trading in special influence" from a class C felony to a class A felony.

Initiative 995 was a citizen-initiated state statute.

The official ballot measure summary was, "This measure would elevate the criminal offense known as, "trading in special influence" from a class C felony to a class A felony. It would also amend the statute listing criminal offenses and assigning them to a "seriousness level" for use in deciding upon the length of a sentence, assigning this offense the same seriousness level as homicide by abuse, malicious explosion in the first degree, and murder in the first degree."

Supporters

I-995 was sponsored by David Henshaw of Tacoma, Washington.

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