Washington Supermajority Vote Requirement, Initiative 485 (2012)
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A total of 5 initiatives to the legislature have been filed on this subject; one was withdrawn. Initiative sponsors include: Tim Eyman, Leo J. Fagan and M.J. Fagan.
The proposed initiative, is similar to a 2012 proposed Initiative to the People that calls for either a 65% vote by the legislature to increase taxes or a two-thirds supermajority. The initiatives are also sponsored by Tim Eyman.
Path to the ballot
Initiatives to the Legislature, if certified, are submitted to the Washington State Legislature at its next regular session in January. Once submitted, the Legislature must take one of the following three actions:
- The Legislature can adopt the initiative as proposed, in which case it becomes law without a vote of the people;
- The Legislature can reject or refuse to act on the proposed initiative, in which case the initiative must be placed on the ballot at the next state general election; or
- The Legislature can approve an alternative to the proposed initiative, in which case both the original proposal and the Legislature's alternative must be placed on the ballot at the next state general election.
- Initiative to the Legislatures
- Initiative to the Peoples - Washington Supermajority Vote Required to Raise Taxes, Initiative 1181 (2012)
- Withdrawn: 491