Washington Initiative 776
, I-776, was on the November 5, 2002 ballot
in the State of Washington
where it was approved.
However, a Washington judge declared in 2003 that I-776 was unconstitutional. I-776 would have required license tab fees to be $30 per year for motor vehicles, including light trucks. Certain local-option vehicle excise taxes and fees used for roads and transit were repealed by the measure, but reinstated when a judge ruled against it.
| Initiative 776|
| Yes|| 901,478|| 51.47%|
King County Superior Court judge Mary Yu said in her 2003 ruling against I-776 that it violated the state's single-subject rule because it sought "to achieve two unrelated purposes" -- to set license fees at $30 and to encourage a public revote on Sound Transit's light rail program."initiative without overreaching.
I-776 was sponsored by Tim Eyman, Ray Benham, M.J. Fagan and Leo Fagan. They turned in 260,898 signatures to qualify I-776 for the ballot.