Washington Tobacco Tax Initiative (2010)
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Text of measure
The ballot title read:
- 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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