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Proposed Initiatives to the People - 2002

The following is a list of proposed initiatives to the People filed to date with the Office of the Secretary of State. To be certified, a petition must contain the signatures of at least 197,734 registered voters. The deadline for filing petition signatures for the following initiatives is 5:00 p.m. July 5, 2002. Questions regarding the content of initiatives should be directed to the sponsor(s).

NOTE: 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.


Assigned Number: 776
Filed: 01/07/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Leo J. Fagan
Mr. M.J. Fagan
Mr. Ray D. Benham
Mr. Tim D. Eyman

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 1641
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-8707
Fax: (425) 493-1027
rmonteb@aol.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 776 concerns state and local government charges on motor vehicles.

This measure would require license tab fees to be $30 per year for motor vehicles, including light trucks. Certain local-option vehicle excise taxes and fees used for roads and transit would be repealed.

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Assigned Number: 777
Filed: 01/07/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Jason C. Smosna

Public Contact Information:
5416 20th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206) 234-1948


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 777 concerns employer-employee labor agreements.

This measure would prohibit and employer from requiring employees to belong or not to belong to a labor organization or from requiring employees to pay union dues or representation costs instead of dues.

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Assigned Number: 778
Filed: 01/22/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Ernest R. Lewis

Public Contact Information:
9702 Hunter Pt Rd NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 866-7347


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 778 concerns repealing laws that authorize property forfeiture.

This measure would repeal state laws that authorize the seizure and forfeiture of property relating to crimes such as illegal gambling, making or selling illegal drugs, child pornography, tax evasion, and money laundering.

Withdrawn

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Assigned Number: 779
Filed: 01/18/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Donald D. Hansler

Public Contact Information:
22711 66th Ave Ct E
Spanaway, WA 98387
Phone: (253) 846-3354


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 779 concerns providing bonus compensation to teachers based on parent ratings.

This measure would provide yearly bonus payments for public school teachers who are rated highly by students’ parents and guardians, calculated as a percentage of average teacher salary, and paid by the state.

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Assigned Number: 780
Filed: 01/09/2002

Sponsors
Mr. David Marshak

Public Contact Information:
2428 E Aloha St
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: (206) 329-1282


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 780 concerns testing requirements for candidates for public office.

This measure would require candidates for most elective offices to complete the tenth grade Washington assessment of student learning before filing for office. Scores would be publicly available and in the voters’ pamphlet.

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Assigned Number: 781
Filed: 01/14/2002

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

Public Contact Information:
840 NE 79th St
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 524-2338


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 781 concerns penalties for officers who seek to weaken initiative measures.

This measure would set penalties for any legislator or officer who attempts to overturn or weaken an initiative measure: immediate expulsion from office, five years’ imprisonment, and permanent ineligibility to hold public office.

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Assigned Number: 782
Filed: 01/14/2002

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

Public Contact Information:
840 NE 79th St
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 524-2338


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 782 concerns allocating tax shares according to wealth.

This measure would declare that a tiny percentage of individuals and corporations possess 95% of the state’s money, and would require that this group pay 95% of all state, county, and city taxes.

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Assigned Number: 783
Filed: 01/28/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Roger D. Whitten

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 138
Oakesdale, WA 99158
Phone: (509) 285-6039
Fax: (509) 285-6039
rogerw@cougs.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 783 concerns limiting campaign contributions to those entitled to vote.

This measure would prohibit any person from contributing to an election campaign except those entitled to vote in the election, prohibit corporate campaign contributions, and prohibit use of non-voter funds for political advertising

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Assigned Number: 784
Filed: 02/08/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Ernest R. Lewis
Mr. Richard Shepard

Public Contact Information:
9702 Hunter Pt Rd NW
Fircrest, WA 98502
Phone: (253) 686-2239


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 784 concerns property forfeiture arising from controlled substances laws.

This measure would make numerous changes to laws forfeiting property connected with drug crimes, including a requirement of conviction of all owners, additional hearings, and requiring sale, not government use, of forfeited property.

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Assigned Number: 785
Filed: 02/05/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Brandon Scott Durham

Public Contact Information:
729 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 860-4340


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 785 concerns geographic limitations on distribution of transportation funds

This measure would generally require that vehicle fuel taxes, vehicle licensing fees, fares, tolls, and voter-approved taxes be spent for roads, bridges, and mass transit systems in the county where they are collected.

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Assigned Number: 786
Filed: 02/15/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Omer J. Lupien

Public Contact Information:
1084 N Monroe Lndg Rd
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: (360) 240-9472


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 786 concerns rights, activities or privileges afforded Washington tribes.

This measure would declare that any right, activity or privilege afforded the tribes of Washington state would be shared equally and in common with the citizens of Washington state.

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Assigned Number: 787
Filed: 02/15/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Alan C. Harvey

Public Contact Information:
3213 W Wheeler St, #184
Seattle, WA 98199
Phone: (206) 282-5332
washingtonctr@aol.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 787 concerns extending the sales and use taxes to motor vehicle fuel.

This measure would extend the sales and use taxes to fuels subject to motor vehicle or special fuel taxes, and to fuels used for public transportation or for transporting persons with special needs.

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Assigned Number: 788
Filed: 02/22/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Michael J Thompson

Public Contact Information:
9710 5th Ave NE #403
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 522-8184


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 788 concerns limiting credit card interest.

This measure would provide that the amount of interest charged for credit card balances could not exceed 12 percent per year.

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Assigned Number: 789
Filed: 02/27/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Thomas G. Erickson

Public Contact Information:
9801 St Helens Ave
Vancouver, WA 98664
Phone: (360) 260-0929
basktom@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 789 concerns the operation of individual schools within public school districts.

This measure would establish a system for funding public education through allocations to individual schools. Each school principal would develop and manage the school's budget, subject to school board approval and state audit.

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Assigned Number: 790
Filed: 03/05/2002

Sponsors
Mr Harold W. Hanson
Kelly L. Fox

Public Contact Information:
4100 Amber Ct SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 754-2544


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 790 concerns law enforcement officers’ and fire fighters’ retirement system, plan 2.

This measure would place management of the law enforcement officers’ and fire fighters’ retirement system, plan 2, in a board of trustees consisting of six plan participants, three employer representatives, and two legislators.`

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Assigned Number: 791
Filed: 03/13/2002

Sponsors
Stephanie A. Linklater

Public Contact Information:
212 W 2nd St
North Bend, WA 98045
Phone: (425) 888-6448


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 791 concerns the state expenditure limit.

This measure would extend state expenditure limits to additional accounts and re-enact and expand the two-thirds legislative vote requirement to raise revenue. Reserve levels would be increased and excess amounts would be redistributed.

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Assigned Number: 792
Filed: 03/14/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Allan Geoffrey Dyer

Public Contact Information:
14623 SE 304th St
Kent, WA 98042
Phone: (253) 631-5587


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 792 concerns vehicular assault while driving under the influence.

This measure would make it a class A felony for anyone to operate or drive any vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, and cause bodily harm to another.

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Assigned Number: 793
Filed: 04/02/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Thomas G. Erickson

Public Contact Information:
9801 St Helens Ave
Vancouver, WA 98664
Phone: (360) 260-0929


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 793 concerns the operation of individual schools within public school districts.

This measure would establish a system for funding education, in larger school districts, through allocations to individual schools. District central administrative funding would be reduced. Each principal would manage the individual school’s budget.

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Assigned Number: 794
Filed: 03/29/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Harry Abott

Public Contact Information:
PMB 107, 2625Colby
Everett, WA 98201
Phone:
harry77@richpoor.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 794 concerns the creation of a state health benefits system.

This measure would create a Washington health security trust. This agency would develop and administer a single health benefits package for state residents, funded by mandatory premiums, employer assessments, existing taxes, and co-payments.

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Assigned Number: 795
Filed: 04/03/2002

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Thurman
Kathleen L. Reim
Mr. Monte E. Bianchi

Public Contact Information:
1417 Mill Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 734-3116


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 795 concerns establishing a pension management board for Washington public employees.

This measure would create a participant-elected pension management board to manage most state retirement systems, and would redefine the duties of agencies, including the state investment board and the department of retirement systems.

Withdrawn

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Assigned Number: 796
Filed: 04/04/2002

Sponsors
Mr. David John Anderson

Public Contact Information:
152 NW 72nd St
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: (206) 784-8067


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 796 concerns replacing “Washington” with “Cascadia” in the Revised Code of Washington.

This measure would replace any reference to “Washington” in the Revised Code of Washington with “Cascadia”. Abbreviations for “Washington” would be replaced with abbreviations for “Cascadia”.

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Assigned Number: 797
Filed: 04/24/2002

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Thurman

Public Contact Information:
1417 Mill Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 734-3116
dthur34171@aol.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 797 concerns establishing a pension management board for state retirement systems.

This measure would create a participant-elected pension management board to manage most state retirement systems, and would redefine the duties of agencies, including the state investment board and the department of retirement systems.

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Assigned Number: 798
Filed: 04/26/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Thomas G. Erickson

Public Contact Information:
9801 St Helens Ave
Vancouver, WA 98664
Phone: (360) 260-0929
basktom@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 798 concerns the operation of individual schools within public school districts.

This measure would establish a system for funding education through allocations to individual schools and reductions in central administrative expenses. Each principal would manage the school’s budget, subject to audit and board approval.

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Assigned Number: 799
Filed: 05/24/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Thomas G. Erickson

Public Contact Information:
9801 St Helens Ave
Vancouver, WA 98664
Phone: (360) 260-0929
basktom@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 799 concerns the operation of individual schools within public school districts.

This measure would establish a system for funding education through allocations to individual schools and reductions in central administrative expenses. Each principal would manage the school’s budget, subject to audit and board approval.

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Assigned Number: Withdrawn
Filed: 01/14/2002

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

Public Contact Information:
840 NE 79th St
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 524-2338


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Assigned Number: Withdrawn
Filed: 04/10/2002

Sponsors
Mr. John M. Newbury

Public Contact Information:
2302 Stolp Rd
Chewelah, WA 99109
Phone: (509) 935-4141
johnmnewbury@hotmail.com

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Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 02/04/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Thomas G Erickson

Public Contact Information:
9801 St Helens Ave
Vancouver, WA 98664
Phone: (360) 260-3150
basktom@hotmail.com


Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 02/05/2002

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

Public Contact Information:
840 NE 79th St
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 524-2338



Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 02/12/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Kurt Keinreich

Public Contact Information:
905 5th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 956-3742



Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 03/01/2002

Sponsors
Deana Knutsen
Katrinka Gentile
Mr. Lars Hennum

Public Contact Information:
2608 2nd Ave, #113
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 781-3938



Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 03/26/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen D. Vaughn

Public Contact Information:
10402 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Phone: (206) 850-1864