Proposed Initiatives to the People - 2015

The following is a list of proposed Initiatives to the People filed to date with the Office of the Secretary of State.


Initiative numbers are not assigned until the proposal has been reviewed by the state Code Reviser and the sponsor has submitted the final language of the proposed initiative. The content of initiatives is described as general "subject matter" pending the issuance of an official ballot title and summary by the state Attorney General.

To be certified, petitions must:

  • contain the signatures of at least 246,372 registered voters.
  • be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on July 2, 2015.
  • It is recommended that sponsors submit at least 325,000 signatures to allow for invalid signatures.

Questions regarding the content of initiatives should be directed to the sponsor(s).

Filed Assigned Number Primary Sponsor Initiative Subject
1/5/2015 8:49 AM1360Tim EymanBring Back Our $30 Car Tabs
1/5/2015 8:53 AM1361Tim EymanTougher on Tolls
1/5/2015 8:54 AM1362Tim EymanLet The Voters Decide on Red-Light Cameras
1/5/2015 8:55 AM1363Tim EymanTaxpayer Protection Act1
1/5/2015 8:56 AM1364Tim EymanTaxpayer Protection Act2
1/5/2015 8:58 AM1365Tim EymanTaxpayer Protection Act3
1/5/2015 8:58 AM1366Tim EymanTaxpayer Protection Act4
1/5/2015 9 AM1367Tim EymanTaxpayer Protection Act5
1/5/2015 9:09 AM1368Tim EymanProperty Tax Fairness Initiative
1/5/2015 9:01 AM1369Tim EymanTaxpayer Protection Act6
1/5/2015 9:07 AM1370Tim EymanTaxpayer Protection Act7
1/5/2015 9:08 AM1371Tim EymanTaxpayer Protection Act8
1/5/2015 8:33 AM1372Kirk LuddenCannabis for medical use 12
1/5/2015 8:39 AM1373Kirk LuddenCannabis for recreational use 2
1/5/2015 8:36 AM1374Kirk LuddenCannabis for medical use 13
1/5/2015 8:42 AM1375Kirk LuddenCannabis for recreational use 3
1/5/2015 8:45 AM1376Kirk LuddenProtect the Initiative
1/7/2015 2:12 PM1377Tim EymanTaxpayer Protection Act1
1/7/2015 2:12 PM1378Tim EymanDon't Tax Our Checkout Bags
1/9/2015 9:08 AM1379Tim EymanTaxpayer Protection Act2
1/5/2015 11:59 AM1380Steven NielsonElectoral College Reform
1/15/2015 11:22 AM1381Bill ScheidlerImposition of a "CORRUPTION TAX" upon all WA State Bar Associates
1/6/2015 9:06 AM1382derek leeGovernment Recording Exclusions
1/6/2015 9:07 AM1383derek leeMandatory Body Worn Video Cameras for Police Officers
1/6/2015 3:21 PM1384derek leePublic Notice of Use of Force
1/16/2015 10:24 AM1385Tim EymanTaxpayer Protection Act3
1/15/2015 8:54 AM1386Bill ScheidlerRelating to the WA state Bar Association and the Separation of Powers
1/14/2015 3:42 PM1387Kirk LuddenJack Herer Initiative
1/16/2015 11:19 AM1388Tim EymanFUND EDUCATION FIRST
1/13/2015 4:41 PM1389fernando neuenschwanderFair & Uniform Minimum Wage Initiative
1/14/2015 10:54 AM1390Bill ScheidlerMandating disputes arising out of judicial rule-making be tried by jury
1/15/2015 4:18 PM1391N S ConradRestoring the voice of We the People in the halls of our governments
1/6/2015 2:28 PM1392Regis CostelloHealth and safety with marijuana production, handling and sales in residential zoned neighborhoods - Withdrawn by sponsor on 2/2/2015
1/6/2015 2:30 PM1393Regis CostelloPublic health and safety with cleaning products containing triclosan - Withdrawn by sponsor on 2/2/2015
1/23/2015 2:32 PM1394fernando neuenschwanderFair & Uniform Minimum Wage Initiative
1/14/2015 2:58 PM1395John SmithEmployee Rights Act
1/27/2015 1:09 PM1396N S ConradRestoring Our Democracy - Expired on 4/7/2015
2/11/2015 3:46 PM1397Yoram BaumanTaxation
2/11/2015 4:04 PM1398Larry "Johnny" WalkerChanges in Washington State Brothel Laws
2/6/2015 9:31 AM1399Craig KellerIdentity/Immigration status verfication for Employment, Driver Licenses, Elections, Benefits and Incarceration
2/27/2015 4:56 PM1400Yoram BaumanTaxation - Withdrawn by sponsor on 3/12/2015
3/30/2015 2:43 PM1401christian sindermanProtection of Species Threatened with Extinction
4/1/2015 3:54 PM1402James ChildsChildren's Rights to both parents
6/3/2015 11:49 AM1403Christy SchockAddresses union dues for individual providers, family child care providers, adult family home providers, and language access providers.
6/15/2015 2:39 PM1404Christy SchockAddresses secret ballot elections to determin the bargaining representative of individual providers, family child care providers, adult family home providers, and language assess providers.
1/5/2015 8:05 AMNot Yet AssignedSteven NielsonPaperless Petition - Expired on 1/30/2015
1/6/2015 3:19 PMNot Yet Assignedderek leeState Funding for Police Body Worn Video Cameras - Expired on 1/30/2015 - Expired on 2/12/2015
1/26/2015 8:14 AMNot Yet AssignedN S ConradReclaiming our Democracy
2/17/2015 11:18 AMNot Yet AssignedJames O'HaganThe Domestic Tranquility restoration act. AN ACT Related to restoring our society’s domestic tranquility by reining in the efforts of Washington State Bar members to create nobility for themselves and profit from public corruption and bad faith decisions.
3/4/2015 9:03 AMNot Yet AssignedMichael CoxConcealed Pistol License Training Requirement20829 - Expired on 4/27/2015
3/26/2015 4:35 PMNot Yet AssignedJames PalloneOutlaw Animal Tethering (Chaining) - Expired on 4/21/2015
4/2/2015 2:23 PMNot Yet AssignedJared AllawayConcerns Cannabis - Expired on 4/24/2015
5/27/2015 4:18 PMNot Yet AssignedAndrew VilleneuveProperty tax reform
6/3/2015 12 PMNot Yet AssignedChristy SchockIncreases the time in which representation under a public collective bargaining agreement may be challenged.
6/15/2015 2:38 PMNot Yet AssignedChristy SchockIncreases transparency and financial disclosure of public sector unions' finances. Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
6/15/2015 2:39 PMNot Yet AssignedChristy SchockProhibits public entities from giving or loaning public funds to bargaining unit representatives for nongovernment functions.
6/15/2015 2:39 PMNot Yet AssignedChristy SchockAccomodates the civil rights of religious objectors to mandatory payments to labor organizations. Authorizes an employee to: (1) REvoke authorization for the deduction of dues and fees; and (2) Secure the right of nonassociation at any time.
6/15/2015 2:39 PMNot Yet AssignedChristy SchockRevises collective bargaining provisions regarding the deauthorization of union security provisions.
6/15/2015 2:39 PMNot Yet AssignedChristy SchockRequires a charter, ordinance, regulation, rule, or resolution enacted by a city, town, county, or port district and regulating wages, hours of work, employee retention, or leave from employment to apply equally to both unionized and nonunionized employer
6/15/2015 2:39 PMNot Yet AssignedChristy SchockRequires collective bargaining sessions with employee organizations involving contract negotiations to be open to the public.