- List of Washington initiatives to the legislature
This is a list of all
initiativesto the Washington State Legislaturefrom 1914 to 2004 that gathered enough signatures to come under consideration, listed by number, subject, and result. "See also List of Washington initiatives to the people."
*1A, regarding the Brewers' Hotel. Submitted to the voters in November 1916 and rejected.
*1, regarding district power. Submitted to the voters in 1930 and approved.
*2, regarding the blanket
primary election. Passed by the legislature in 1935.
public power. Passed by the legislature in 1943.
*13, restricting the sale of
beerand wineto state-run liquor stores. Submitted to the voters in 1948 and rejected.
civil servicefor sheriff's employees. Submitted to the voters in 1958 and approved.
damconstruction and water diversion. Submitted to the voters in 1960 and approved.
*32, regarding the local processing of state
timber. Submitted to the voters in 1968 and rejected.
littercontrol. Alternative measure, 40B, passed by the legislature in 1971. Per state constitution, both measures submitted to the voters in 1972. 40B prevailed.
shorelineuse and development. Alternative measure, 43B, passed by the legislature in 1971. Per state constitution, both measures submitted to the voters in 1972. 43B prevailed.
*44, regarding statutory
taxlimitation. Submitted to the voters in 1972 and approved.
irrigation. Submitted to the voters in 1977 and approved.
*61, regarding a minimum 5-cent bottle and can deposits on beer, malt, and carbonated beverages. Submitted to the voters in 1979 and rejected.
*62, regarding limiting state taxes to the growth rate of personal income. Submitted to the voters in 1979 and approved.
*90, regarding a
sales taxincrease to fund fish and wildlife conservationand recreation programs. Submitted to the voters in 1986 and rejected.
*92, regarding Medicare charges. Submitted to the voters in 1987 and rejected.
hazardous wastecleanup. Alternative measure, 97B, passed by the legislature in 1988. Per state constitution, both measures submitted to the voters in 1988. 97 prevailed.
primary electionsfor U.S. president. Passed by the legislature in 1989.
*102, regarding a tax increase for children and family services. Submitted to the voters in 1989 and rejected.
*119, regarding physician-
assisted suicidefor the terminally ill. Submitted to the voters in 1991 and rejected.
*120, regarding the revision of state
abortionlaws, including the right to abortion before fetus viability. Submitted to the voters in 1991 and approved.
campaign finance, including the prohibition of public funding of state and local campaigns. Submitted to the voters in 1992 and approved.
*159, regarding crimes involving
firearms. Passed by the legislature in 1995.
*164, regarding the restriction of
land useregulation. Passed by the legislature in 1995 but repealed by referendum the same year.
school vouchers. Submitted to the voters in 1996 and rejected.
charter schools. Submitted to the voters in 1996 and rejected.
*200, prohibiting government from discriminating or granting preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in public employment, education, and contracting. Submitted to the voters in 1998 and approved.
*297, regarding "mixed" radioactive and nonradioactive
hazardous waste. Submitted to the voters in 2004 and passed.
medical malpracticeclaims and insurance. Submitted to the voters in 2005 and rejected.
*336, regarding medical malpractice lawsuits and insurance and healthcare provider licensing. Submitted to the voters in 2005 and rejected.
* [http://www.secstate.wa.gov/elections/initiatives/ Washington State Secretary of State: Elections: Initiatives]
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