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Washington Tobacco Tax Initiative (2010)

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The Washington Tobacco Tax Initiative, also known as I-1088, did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The proposed measure would have reduced the tax on cigarettes and cigars and change the allocation of tax revenue.[1] According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.

Text of measure


The ballot title read:[1]

Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1088 concerns taxes on tobacco products.
Concise Description:This measure would reduce the tax on cigarettes and cigars; change or eliminate taxes on other tobacco products; and allocate more of the cigarette tax to the general fund and less to education.
Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


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

This measure would reduce tobacco products tax on sales, use, consumption, handling, possession, or distribution of cigarettes, and on sales, handling, or distribution of cigars. It would change the calculation of tax on tobacco products that are not cigars. It would eliminate tobacco products tax on certain products intended for human consumption or absorption that contain tobacco. The percentage of cigarette tax deposited in the general fund, rather than an education trust account, would increase.

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 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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