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Proposed Initiatives to the People - 2003

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 3, 2003. 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: 800
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M. Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 366-0811


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 800 concerns legal challenges to certain initiatives and other legislative bills.

This measure would direct the state attorney general to challenge the provisions of Initiative 601 and certain other initiatives and legislative bills that require supermajority votes on revenues, fees or expenditures.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would direct the attorney general to institute a legal challenge on behalf of state voters to overturn Initiative Measure 601 and certain other initiatives and bills which limit legislative action by the state legislature, cities, towns or port commissions by requiring a supermajority vote on revenues, fees or expenditures.. The measure also directs the attorney general to identify any federal constitutional issues regarding Initiative 601, and to raise those issues in federal court.

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Assigned Number: 801
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M. Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 366-0811


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 801 concerns the financial impact of initiatives.

This measure would require any initiative requiring new programs or services to specify their sources of revenue, and require any initiative reducing revenue to specify programs or services to be reduced or eliminated.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would specify that any initiative measure which requires new programs or services must include a provision specifying the revenue sources to provide for new programs or services and the amount of increased revenue to be received. If an initiative would reduce revenue , it would be required to include a provision specifying the programs or services to be reduced or eliminated and the amount of the reduction or elimination of each program.

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Assigned Number: 802
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. J. Pat Thompson

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 750
Everett, WA 98206
Phone: (425) 303-8818


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 802 concerns signature gathering for initiative and referendum petitions.

This measure would declare it unlawful to pay or receive money or other value based on the number of signatures obtained on an initiative or referendum petition, and would repeal a similar law.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would make it unlawful to pay or receive any thing of value based on the number of signatures obtained on an initiative or referendum petition. Payment for signature gathering not based on the number of signatures would not be prohibited. Existing law making it a gross misdemeanor to offer, provide or receive consideration for soliciting or procuring signatures on such petitions, based on the number of signatures solicited or procured, would be repealed.

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Assigned Number: 803
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M. Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 366-0811


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 803 concerns requirements to enact certain legislation that requires supermajority votes.

This measure would require initiatives and legislative bills requiring a supermajority vote by the state, counties, cities or ports to raise taxes or fees or make expenditures, to pass by the same supermajority.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require a supermajority vote to enact legislative bills and initiatives that would require a supermajority vote by the state, county, city, or port government to raise taxes or fees or make expenditures. Such an initiative or bill would have to pass by the same supermajority vote that it seeks to impose. Legislation enacted since January 1, 1990, requiring a supermajority vote to raise taxes or fees or make expenditures would be repealed.

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Assigned Number: 804
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M. Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 366-0811


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 804 concerns the state voters’ pamphlet.

This measure would require a voters’ pamphlet for primary and general elections involving a statewide office or ballot proposition, and would require voters’ pamphlets to contain information concerning state budgets, revenues and services.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require the secretary of state to distribute a voters’ pamphlet for any primary or general election when a statewide measure or office is to appear on the ballot, including distribution to all state news and broadcast media. The pamphlet would be available in electronic form, including on the state’s website. The pamphlet would contain detailed information about state budgets, taxes and services, and addresses for additional budget information and for public comment.

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Assigned Number: 805
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M. Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 366-0811


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 805 concerns reviewing initiative measures for constitutionality.

This measure would establish a commission to analyze whether proposed initiative measures might be contrary to the state constitution or the federal constitution or laws, and prepare voters’ pamphlet statements listing potential challenges.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would establish an initiative review commission appointed by the governor and consisting of two retired judges and one practicing attorney. The commission would conduct an analysis of each initiative measure gaining sufficient signatures to qualify for the ballot, to determine whether the measure may be contrary to the state constitution or to the constitution or laws of the United States. The review commission’s findings of likely unconstitutionality would appear in the voters’ pamphlet.

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Assigned Number: 806
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M. Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 336-0811


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 806 concerns initiative measures repealing existing law.

This measure would require an initiative measure to display the full text of any section of law that would be repealed by the measure.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require an initiative measure, whether to the people or the legislature, to display in full the text of any section of law that would be repealed by the measure.

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Assigned Number: 807
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Leo J. Fagan
Mr. M. J. Fagan
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 18250
Spokane, WA 99228
Phone: (425) 493-8707
Fax: (425) 493-1027 FAX
jakatak@comcast.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 807 concerns the state expenditure limit.

This measure would require either a two-thirds legislative majority or voter approval to “raise state revenues” as defined or increase fees, and revise requirements on spending limit changes and the emergency reserve fund.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require two-thirds legislative votes or voter approval to raise state revenues (including increases in rates, expansion of tax base, and removing exemptions and deductions), or to increase fees; set the emergency reserve fund maximum at 5% of biennial general fund revenues; require retention of reserve fund interest in the fund; and restrict interim increases in the expenditure limit to circumstances where programs and their funding sources are transferred to the general fund.

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Assigned Number: 808
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Thomas G. Erickson

Public Contact Information:
9801 St Helens Ave
Vancouver, WA 98664
Phone: (360) 260-0929
Fax: (360) 260-3150 FAX
basktom@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 808 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.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require a new way of managing school finances in school districts with over 2000 students. Beginning in the 2005-06 school year, state funds would be allocated to individual schools within each district. Districts would be required to reduce central administration expenses. State audits would be conducted. The budget for each school would be developed and managed by the school principal, subject to school board approval. Mediation would be available for intra-district disputes.

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Assigned Number: 809
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. James L. King, Jr.

Public Contact Information:
120 State Ave NE, #199
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 534-5655 PAGE


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 809 concerns fees to use certain state park and recreation facilities.

This measure would require purchasing a pass, in lieu of other fees, to use certain outdoor recreation facilities owned or operated by the state parks and recreation commission and certain other state agencies.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require a pass to use parking, day-use, trailhead, trials, and primitive camping facilities. The initial cost of the pass would not exceed $35 for residents, $65 for nonresidents. Until June 30, 2007, an additional pass for boat launches could be required. Net proceeds from passes would be used for state park purposes, including operation, maintenance and development, and recreation programs. Passes would not create liability for injury to users of such facilities.

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Assigned Number: 810
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. James L. King, Jr.

Public Contact Information:
120 State Ave NE, #199
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 534-5655 PAGE


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 810 concerns the state expenditure limit.

This measure would modify the expenditure limit law, including re-setting the base year, increasing the maximum level of the emergency reserve fund, and eliminating transfers to the student achievement, transportation, and general funds.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would modify the state expenditure limit law. Beginning with fiscal 2005, the annual state expenditure limit would be calculated based on total state expenditures in fiscal 1999, multiplied by the fiscal growth factor for each subsequent year. The maximum level of the emergency reserve fund would be increased to five percent of biennial state general fund revenues, with no further transfers to the student fund, the general fund, or the multimodal transportation account.

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Assigned Number: 811
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Michael J. Thompson

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 811 concerns limiting credit card interest rates.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would provide that the amount of interest charged for unsecured credit card balances could not exceed twelve percent per year.

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Assigned Number: 812
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. John J. Anderson

Public Contact Information:
1123-A Pingston Crk Rd
Kettle Falls, WA 99141
Phone: (509) 684-0684


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 812 concerns uses of public land.

This measure would prohibit the grazing of livestock on nonfederal public land in this state, amending or repealing several statutes to reflect this prohibition.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would prohibit the grazing of livestock on nonfederal public land in this state. Certain laws would be amended to remove references to grazing, including laws relating to permission to graze livestock on state lands, classifying uses of unappropriated federal lands, lease of state grant lands, uses of public lands for agriculture, and uses of undeveloped parkway land. Certain laws relating to grazing leases and grazing permits would be repealed.

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Assigned Number: 813
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Roger D. Whitten

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 156
Oakesdale, WA 99158
Phone:
www.peopleforprinciples.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 813 concerns limitations on political campaign contributions.

This measure would prohibit campaign contributions by persons not entitled to vote for the candidate or ballot proposition, except token amounts; prohibit contributions by corporations; and prohibit use of non-voter contributions for advertising.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would prohibit anyone from contributing to a political candidate, candidate’s authorized committee, or an election campaign, except persons entitled to vote for that candidate or ballot proposition, except in token amounts ($0.01). Corporations and business entities would be prohibited from contributing to candidates or campaigns. No person could use expenditures for political advertising in an election campaign, unless the expenditures were derived from contributions by people entitled to vote in such an election.

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Assigned Number: 814
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 814 concerns an income tax.

This measure would direct the legislature to enact an income tax that would force those individuals and corporations controlling 95% of the money in the state to pay 95% of the taxes.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would direct the legislature to enact an income tax that will force those individuals and corporations who possess and control 95% of the money in the state to pay 95% of the taxes.

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Assigned Number: 815
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 815 concerns taxes.

This measure would declare that individuals with fifty thousand dollars or less in annual income, and couples with a combined income of less than ninety thousand dollars, would be exempt from paying taxes.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would declare that individuals whose entire annual income is less than $50,000, and couples whose entire annual income is less than $90,000, should pay no taxes whatsoever. The measure would apply to taxes levied by the legislature, by county legislative authorities, cities, port districts, and any other body authorized to levy taxes.

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Assigned Number: 816
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 816 concerns limiting eligibility for public office.

This measure would limit eligibility for office of anyone who has served one or more terms in an office involving legislative duties. Such persons would never be eligible for any other public office.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would declare that an individual who has served one or more terms in a public office empowering him/her to introduce, make, or change laws, would never again be eligible to be appointed or elected to any other public office in this state, or eligible to run for Congress from this state.

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Assigned Number: 817
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 817 concerns penalties for broken campaign promises.

This measure would declare that any political candidate who promises to support certain legislation but does not, or lies to the taxpayers about any subject, would be expelled from office, fined, and imprisoned.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would declare that any person campaigning for a public office who promises to introduce or to support certain legislation, and breaks that promise, or who lies to the taxpayers about any topic, whatsoever, would be immediately expelled from office, fined $50,000 (to be donated to the Family Renewal Shelter), and sentenced to a five-year term in the state penitentiary, with no time off for good behavior or “country club amenities”.

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Assigned Number: 818
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 818 concerns political campaigns.

This measure would declare that all political campaigns in the state would last only 14 six-hour days from the date this measure is approved, with no campaign contributions allowed and minimal taxpayer cost.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would declare that all political campaigns in the state would last only 14 six-hour days from the date this measure is approved by the taxpayers. There would be no campaign contributions allowed. Taxpayer cost to finance campaigns would be minimal.

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Assigned Number: 819
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 819 concerns term limits for certain public offices.

This measure would set a limit of one two-year term for certain state and local offices in this state. Relatives of current or former officeholders would be ineligible to hold certain public offices.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would establish a limit of one two-year term for governor, lieutenant governor, member of the legislature, county commissioner, member of a port commission, or any other individual appointed or elected to an office with the power to make or change laws. To be eligible, one would have to be at least five times removed from any relative who has ever been appointed or elected to public office in this state or in Congress.

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Assigned Number: 820
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 820 concerns the effective date of initiatives.

This measure would declare that all initiatives would become effective the day they are "approved by the taxpayers of the State of Washington."

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would declare that all initiatives would become effective the day they are “"approved by the taxpayers of the State of Washington."

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Assigned Number: 821
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 821 concerns penalties for public officials who weaken initiatives.

This measure would make it unlawful for any state or local legislative officer to ignore, overturn, or weaken an initiative, other than by referendum. Violators would be expelled from office, fined, and imprisoned.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would make it unlawful for a governor, lieutenant governor, member of the legislature, county commissioner, mayor, city councilmember, port commissioner, or anyone else appointed to elected to a public office involving making or changing laws, to ignore, overturn or weaken an initiative in any way other than through an easily understood referendum to the people. A violator would be expelled from office, fined $50,000, and sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary.

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Assigned Number: 822
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 822 concerns maximum interest rates.

This measure would set a maximum rate of 3% simple interest that could be charged by financial institutions and businesses extending credit to customers. Closing costs and other added fees would be unlawful.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would set a maximum interest rate of 3% simple interest that could be charged by banks, credit card companies, financial institutions, finance companies, stores and businesses which extend credit to customers. Closing costs, commissions, cash advance charges and other added fees beyond this interest rate would be unlawful.

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Assigned Number: 823
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 823 concerns liquor sales.

This measure would abolish the liquor control board, and would permit any purveyor of pharmaceuticals or groceries to sell all of the liquor that has been sold by the liquor board since 1933.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure states “abolish the Washington Liquor Control Board.” Any purveyor of pharmaceuticals or groceries would be permitted to sell all of the liquor which has been sold by the liquor board exclusively since 1933.

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Assigned Number: 824
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 824 concerns a statement about "End Seat Belt Piracy."

This measure would state: "An $86.00 seat belt penalty will deprive a mother with two or three small children, minimum wages and no child support of more than a day’s wages."

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would state: "End Seat Belt Piracy An $86.00 seat belt penalty will deprive a mother with two or three small children, minimum wages and no child support of more than a day’s wages."

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Assigned Number: 825
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 825 concerns school levies.

This measure would declare that school levies are discontinued as of the approval date of this measure.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would declare that school levies are discontinued the date this initiative "is approved by the Washington State taxpayers."

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Assigned Number: 826
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 826 concerns locksmiths.

This measure would prohibit a locksmith from providing copies of keys to any person other than the customer who paid for the work. Violators and their families would have their licenses permanently revoked.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would make it unlawful for any locksmith who sells or provides copies of keys for locks sold to a customer, rekeyed for a customer, or installed for a customer, to provide a key to any person other than the customer who paid for the work. Violators would have their licenses permanently revoked. The revocation would also apply to every member of a violator’s family involved in the locksmith business.

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Assigned Number: 827
Filed: 01/07/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 827 concerns a referendum on the salaries of public officers.

This measure would declare that salaries and fringe benefits of everyone appointed or elected to public office in the state must be decided by a referendum to the people retroactive to November 2002.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would declare that salaries and fringe benefits of everyone appointed or elected to public office in the state of Washington must be decided by a referendum to the people retroactive to November 2002.

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Assigned Number: 828
Filed: 01/10/2003

Sponsors
Ms. Emily E. Walters
Mr. Jonathan Bongard

Public Contact Information:
25323 236th Ct SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone: (425) 413-1678


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 828 concerns postage on mailed absentee ballots.

This measure would eliminate the requirement that voters pay postage when mailing absentee ballots to the county auditor.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would instruct county auditors to include the words “NO POSTAGE NECESSARY" on each outer envelope when sending absentee voters their ballots and voting instructions. No voter would be required to pay postage for mailing a ballot, and the envelope would also contain the “official election mail" seal.

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Assigned Number: 829
Filed: 01/10/2003

Sponsors
Ms. Emily E. Walters
Mr. Jonathan Bongard

Public Contact Information:
25323 236th Ct SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone: (425) 413-1678


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 829 concerns postage costs on mailed voter registration information.

This measure would eliminate postage payment requirements on voter registration forms, and would instruct that the words “NO POSTAGE NECESSARY” be included in the registration form.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would eliminate any requirement that persons registering to vote pay postage when mailing registration forms to the county auditor. The registration forms would be required to contain the phrases "NO POSTAGE NECESSARY" and "OFFICIAL ELECTION MAIL."

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Assigned Number: 830
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 830 concerns penalties for public officials in contact with lobbyists.

This measure would make it unlawful for certain officials to be seen in the presence of lobbyists. Violators would be expelled from office, fined $50,000, and sentenced to five years in the penitentiary.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would make it unlawful for a governor, lieutenant governor, member of the legislature, county commissioner, mayor, city councilmember, or port commissioner to be seen for more than one second with a lobbyist with a substantial expense account. Violators would be expelled from office, required to pay a $50,000 fine to the Family Renewal Shelter, and sentenced to five years in the penitentiary, with no time off for good behavior or country club amenities.

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Assigned Number: 831
Filed: 01/09/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David G. Goldstein

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 2777
Seattle, WA 98111-2777
Phone: (206) 203-2642
Fax: (206) 203-2642 Fax
david@horsesass.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 831 concerns adoption and transmittal of a resolution about Tim Eyman.

This measure would set forth “whereas” recitals characterizing Tim Eyman and initiatives he sponsored, followed by a resolution labeling him using a vernacular term that denotes the back end of a horse.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure is in the form of a resolution. It would make several “whereas” declarations concerning Tim Eyman and the initiatives he has sponsored. It would declare that he should be labeled using a vernacular term that denotes the back end of a horse. The measure would, additionally, direct that copies of the resolution be immediately transmitted to Tim Eyman, his wife, and his mother.

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Assigned Number: 832
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Ms. Mary Larson

Public Contact Information:
323 Goldenrod St
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 876-3742


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 832 concerns designated smoking areas in restaurants.

This measure would prohibit any restaurant in Kitsap County from designating a smoking area.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure states that "a smoking area may not be designated in a restaurant in Kitsap county."

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Assigned Number: 833
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Tracy Oetting

Public Contact Information:
129 W Old Cascade Hwy
Skykomish, WA 98288
Phone: (360) 677-2826


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 833 concerns violent sex offenses.

This measure would define certain crimes as violent sex offenses, and would require that any person convicted of such an offense be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would define some crimes as "violent sex offenses," including rape in the first or second degree; rape of a child in the first or second degree; child molestation in the first degree; kidnapping in the first degree; indecent liberties by forcible compulsion; and criminal attempt, criminal solicitation, or criminal conspiracy to commit one of the crimes listed above. Violators would be sentenced to terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Assigned Number: 834
Filed: 01/23/2003

Sponsors
Mr. George C. Deane

Public Contact Information:
525 Hawthorne
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: (425) 252-7352


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 834 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".

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would replace all references to "Washington" in future publications of the Revised Code of Washington with references to the state of "Cascadia." Abbreviations for Washington, such as "W" or "Wash." or "WA", would be replaced with abbreviations for Cascadia, such as "C" or "Casc." or "CS". Any references in state law to the state of "Cascadia" would be read as "Washington" in order to "facilitate seamless transition and avoid ambiguity."

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Assigned Number: 835
Filed: 01/24/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Thurman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 835 concerns establishing a pension board for state retirement systems.

This measure would create a participant-elected pension board to supervise state retirement systems, and would redefine the duties of the state actuary, the joint committee on pension policy, and the pension funding council.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would create a state pension board with thirteen members, eight elected by retirement system active and retired members and five appointed by the governor. The board would supervise state pension systems, set policies, establish contribution rates subject to legislative approval, hire staff, and appoint an actuary for pensions. The duties of the state actuary, the joint committee on pension policy, the pension funding council, and the department of retirement systems would be revised.

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Assigned Number: 836
Filed: 01/29/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Daniel J. Goebel

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 5732
Lacey, WA 98509
Phone: (360) 534-4396
Fax: (253) 858-5103 Fax
clickitstickit@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 836 concerns enforcement of safety belt laws.

This measure would provide that laws concerning the use of vehicle safety belts, except children’s belts, would be enforced only as a secondary action when a driver has been detained for another reason.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would provide that laws requiring use of motor vehicle safety belts would be enforced only as a “secondary action” when the driver of a vehicle has been detained for another offense. The measure provides an exception for the enforcement of laws requiring child passengers under the age of sixteen years to wear safety belts or to be securely fastened in approved child restraint devices; these could be enforced as "primary actions".

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Assigned Number: 837
Filed: 01/24/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David J. Coleman

Public Contact Information:
1130 Camberton Ct NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 866-0949
Fax: (360) 866-0949 Fax
dcoleman@thinkwa.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 837 concerns donations of human organs.

This measure would create a presumption that when an individual over eighteen dies, his or her organs are available for donation, unless the individual or a family member specifically opts against organ donation.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would amend the organ donation laws, by providing that any adult person will be presumed to intend to make his or her organs available for donation, unless the individual or a family member has specifically opted out of organ donation. Suitable organ donees would be determined by current practices.

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Assigned Number: 838
Filed: 01/16/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Roger D. Whitten

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 156
Oakesdale, WA 99158
Phone:
www.peopleforprinciples.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 838 concerns marriages.

This measure would legalize marriages between two people of the same sex.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would provide that it is legal for two people of the same sex to contract a marriage, if they have each attained the age of eighteen years and are otherwise capable of entering into the marriage.

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Assigned Number: 839
Filed: 01/16/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Roger D. Whitten

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 156
Oakesdale, WA 99158
Phone:
www.peopleforprinciples.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 839 concerns repealing the business and occupation tax.

This measure would repeal the state business and occupation tax levied on the act or privilege of engaging in business activities.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would provide that no state business and occupation tax should be levied or collected from any person. The state business and occupation tax is currently levied for the act or privilege of engaging in business activities.

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Assigned Number: 840
Filed: 01/16/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Roger D. Whitten

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 156
Oakesdale, WA 99158
Phone:
www.peopleforprinciples.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 840 concerns controlled substances. This measure would remove marijuana from the schedules of unlawful controlled substances.

The definition of "drug paraphernalia" would be amended to remove certain objects designed for use in ingesting marijuana, cocaine, or hashish.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would amend the list of "Schedule I" controlled substances by removing marijuana (marihuana) from the list. The definition of "drug paraphernalia" would be amended by removing the following from the definition: objects used or intended for use, or designed for use in ingesting marihuana, cocaine, hashish, or hashish oil into the human body; certain types of pipes, bowls, and masks; roach clips; miniature cocaine spoons and cocaine vials; chillums; bongs; and ice pipes.

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Assigned Number: 841
Filed: 01/29/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Randy M. Gold

Public Contact Information:
1918 Pensione Place
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: (509) 663-4946


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 841 concerns the repeal and future limitation of ergonomics regulations.

This measure would repeal existing state ergonomics regulations and would direct the department of labor and industries not to adopt new ergonomics regulations unless a uniform federal standard is required.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would declare that the state’s ergonomics regulations, promulgated by the department of labor and industries, are immediately repealed. The measure would specifically include those rules adopted by the department of labor and industries on May 26, 2000, codified as WAC 296-62-05101 through 296-62-05176. Further, the department would be directed not to adopt any new regulations relating to ergonomics unless it becomes necessary for the state to meet a uniform federal standard.

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Assigned Number: 842
Filed: 01/28/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Harold Abbott

Public Contact Information:
2625 Colby Ave, Suite 3
Everett, WA 98201
Phone:
cuhc.ws@verizon.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 842 concerns health care financing.

This measure would create a Washington health security trust to develop a health care plan for all state residents, funded by co-payments, employer and employee assessments, and shifting tax revenues from other uses.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would establish a new agency called the Washington health security trust, governed by a board of nine trustees. The board would develop and administer a single benefits health care package for state residents. The plan would be partially funded by co-payments, a payroll assessment on employers, a premium assessed against state residents, and collected through payroll deduction. Certain existing tax revenues would be shifted from their current uses to help fund the plan.

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Assigned Number: 843
Filed: 02/10/2003

Sponsors
Ms. Suzanne D. Karr

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1942
Everett, WA 98206-1942
Phone: (425) 772-9611
suzannekarr@yahoo.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 843 concerns state sales and use taxes on motor vehicles.

This measure would place the state’s portion of the sales tax and the use tax on motor vehicles in the motor vehicle fund, to be used only for road construction and maintenance purposes.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require that the state portions of sales tax revenue from the retail sale of motor vehicles, and also the state portions of use tax revenue based on the use of motor vehicles, be shifted from the general fund to the motor vehicle fund. The measure directs that this revenue be used exclusively for road, street, and highway construction and maintenance at the state and local level.

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Assigned Number: 844
Filed: 02/10/2003

Sponsors
Ms. Suzanne D. Karr

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1942
Everett, WA 98206-1942
Phone: (425) 772-9611
suzannekarr@yahoo.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 844 concerns performance audits of state agencies and institutions.

This measure would direct the state auditor to conduct performance audits of state agencies and institutions. A citizens’ oversight committee would be created, and $5 million would be appropriated for fiscal year 2004.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would direct the state auditor to conduct performance audits on state government, including executive branch agencies and higher education institutions. The audits would include recommendations for potential cost savings, elimination or reduction of programs, and correcting gaps and overlaps in functions. A citizens’ oversight committee of seven members would make recommendations to the auditor about the initiation and scope of performance audits. Five million dollars would be appropriated for the 2004 fiscal year.

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Assigned Number: 845
Filed: 01/30/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Walter K. Backstrom

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 2762
Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone: (253) 335-3879
backstrom51@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 845 concerns government contracts.

This measure would require the granting of preferential treatment to economically disadvantaged businesses in awarding government contracts.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure states: "The state must grant preferential treatment in awarding government contracts to economically disadvantaged businesses."

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Assigned Number: 846
Filed: 02/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen P. Martin

Public Contact Information:
12710 Plateau Circle
Silverdale, WA 98383
Phone: (360) 779-8255


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 846 concerns enacting a state income tax.

This measure would impose an income tax on taxpayers with adjusted gross income exceeding $100,000 per year. The rate would range from 1% to 2%. Deductions would be similar to federal tax deductions.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would impose an income tax on taxpayers with adjusted gross income greater than $100,000, including individuals, trusts, and estates residing in or receiving income in this state. “Taxable income” would be defined following federal income tax law. The tax rate would range from 1% for taxpayers with $100,000 income to 2% for incomes of $3 million or more. The tax would be effective in 2003. Revenue would be placed in the general fund.

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Assigned Number: 847
Filed: 02/10/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

Public Contact Information:
840 NE 79th St
Seattle, WA 98504
Phone: (206) 524-2338


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 847 concerns employing dismissed Liquor Board employees.

This measure would require any private merchant with ten or more employees, to be eligible to sell liquor in the state, to employ at least one former state liquor board employee until retirement.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure states that to become eligible to sell liquor sold exclusively by the state liquor control board, merchants who have at least ten employees must agree to provide full time employment until the age of retirement for at least one of the employees who have been employed by the liquor board at least six months before January 1, 2003, and will lose his/her job when the liquor board is abolished.

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Assigned Number: 848
Filed: 02/14/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Leo J. Fagan
Mr. M. J. Fagan
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 18250
Spokane, WA 99228
Phone: (425)493-8707
Fax: (425) 493-1027 Fax
jakatak@comcast.net

Initiative Subject
relating to prohibiting the implementation of a Link Light Rail system

Withdrawn by sponsor

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Assigned Number: 849
Filed: 02/24/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 849 concerns filing affidavits when submitting initiatives.

This measure would permit a person, when submitting more than one initiative, to file a single affidavit rather than a separate affidavit for each measure.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure states that when a sponsor of initiatives submits more than one initiative, one affidavit would be sufficient to identify him/her.

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Assigned Number: 850
Filed: 02/24/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 850 concerns the time to submit initiative measures.

measure would permit sponsors to submit their initiatives on July 1 "to give sponsors plenty of time to collect signatures."

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure states that sponsors may submit their initiatives July first to give them plenty of time to collect signatures.

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Assigned Number: 851
Filed: 03/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Donald D. Hansler

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 851 concerns providing bonus compensation to teachers based on parent ratings.

This measure would provide yearly bonus payments for public school teachers based on parent/guardian ratings, calculated as a percentage of average teacher salary, and funded by a sales tax increase of 0.15 percent.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would provide yearly bonus compensation to public school teachers, based on questionnaires mailed to parents and guardians of students. Each parent or guardian could rate the teacher according to a scale set forth in the measure. Teachers with high average scores would qualify for bonus payments as described in the measure. The state sales tax would be increased by fifteen one-hundredths of one percent (0.15%), with revenues used only for additional teacher compensation.

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Assigned Number: 852
Filed: 03/12/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027 FAX
insignia@greekwatch.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 852 concerns prohibiting the implementation of the Link Light Rail system.

This measure would prohibit the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) and nearby counties and cities from implementing the Link Light Rail system between SeaTac and Seattle, beyond existing contractual obligations.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would prohibit Sound Transit, as well as county and city governments within or near the Sound Transit area, from making expenditures, issuing bonds, or entering into any commitment to implement the Link Light Rail system from SeaTac to downtown Seattle or Northgate, or in any nearby corridor. The measure would not impair any contractual obligation incurred prior to its effective date, and would not restrict Sound Transit from implementing its other transit programs.

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Assigned Number: 853
Filed: 03/26/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M. Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 366-0811
stevezemke@msn.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 853 concerns revising laws concerning state fiscal matters.

This measure would revise the way the state expenditure limit is calculated, require adoption of biennial budget goals and priorities, provide for periodic citizen reviews of tax exemptions, and eliminate legislative supermajority requirements.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would amend the fiscal management laws in several ways, including: basing the state expenditure limit on growth of personal income; applying the limit to all allotted state funds; allowing revenue increases by legislative majority vote; requiring the legislature to adopt budget goals and priorities every two years; establishing a citizens commission to periodically review tax exemptions and recommend changes; requiring publication of budget information in the voters pamphlet and on the state’s website.

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Assigned Number: 854
Filed: 04/04/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Bruce Agnew
Mr. David A. Russell
Mr. Michael K. Vaska

Public Contact Information:
18925 SE 63rd Pl
Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone: (425) 746-7691


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 854 concerns regional transportation.

This measure would provide for elected regional transportation accountability boards (required in Central Puget Sound, optional elsewhere). Each board would consolidate and govern existing regional transportation agencies and coordinate planning, funding, and services.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would provide for regional transportation accountability boards, which would be required in the region composed of King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties, and optional in other counties. Each board would consist of seven members elected by the people, would serve as the consolidated governing body for each regional transit authority, transportation planning authority, and transportation investment district in its region. The boards would provide coordinated planning and funding for regional transportation projects and services.

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Assigned Number: 855
Filed: 04/10/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
Relating to property taxes

Withdrawn

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Assigned Number: 856
Filed: 04/29/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 856 concerns property tax levies

This measure would reduce the state property tax levy by 25%, repeal local government authority to increase regular levies 1% per year, and require general election voter approval for such local levy increases.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would reduce by 25% the state property tax levy for the common schools, for taxes collected in 2003 and later years, compared to the amount otherwise allowed. Local governments would be limited to regular property tax levies of not more than 100% of the highest of the three previous annual levies, unless they obtain voter approval each year for a higher levy at a general election. School district levies would not be affected.

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Assigned Number: 857
Filed: 04/29/2003

Sponsors
Ms Doris Cole
Ms Lacey Wright
Ms Sally Easterwood-Wilbon

Public Contact Information:
840 NE 97th St
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 985-2883


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 857 concerns wages and benefits of individual home care providers.

This measure would provide the following to individual providers of publicly-funded home care: wages of at least $11.50 per hour by mid-2004; workers compensation coverage; and subsidized enrollment in the basic health plan.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would provide increased wages and benefits to individual providers of publicly-funded home care for elderly and disabled adults. Wages would be increased to $9.70 per hour on July 1, 2003, and $11.50 per hour on July 1, 2004, or a higher rate if required by other laws. Workers compensation coverage would be provided at state expense. Providers would be eligible to enroll in the basic health plan for premiums of $10.00 per month.

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Assigned Number: 858
Filed: 04/29/2003

Sponsors
Ms Doris Cole
Ms Sally Easterwood-Wilbon

Public Contact Information:
840 NE 97th St
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 985-2883


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 858 concerns wages and benefits of individual home care providers.

This measure would provide the following to individual providers of publicly-funded home care: compensation as provided in their collective bargaining agreement; workers compensation coverage; and subsidized enrollment in the state’s basic health plan.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would provide certain compensation and benefits to individual providers of publicly-funded home care for elderly and disabled adults. Compensation would be as provided in a collective bargaining agreement between individual providers and the home care quality authority. The agreement would be declared binding and enforceable. Workers compensation coverage would be provided at state expense. Providers would be eligible to enroll in the basic health plan at a premium rate of $10.00 per month.

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Assigned Number: 859
Filed: 05/22/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Ballot Title
Relating to property taxes



Withdrawn

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Leo J. Fagan
Mr. M. J. Fagan
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 18250
Spokane, WA 99228
Phone: (425)493-8707
Fax: (425) 493-1027 Fax
jakatak@comcast.net

Initiative Subject
relating to reestablishing Initiative 601

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/06/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Darren T. Schoen

Public Contact Information:
2663 Thorndyke Ave, #402
Seattle, WA 98199
Phone: (206) 718-4484


Initiative Subject
relating to replacing Washington with Cascadia

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/17/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Kurt Weinreich

Public Contact Information:
2103 Harrison Ave #143
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 956-3742


Initiative Subject
relating to the Bar Association

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/21/2003

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Initiative Subject
relating to initiatives

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/24/2003

Sponsors
Mr. Richard J. Frank

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 236
Adna, WA 98522
Phone: (360) 330-1036
wickert73@aol.com

Initiative Subject
relating to money

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/24/2003

Sponsors
Mr. John I. Wickert

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 236
Adna, WA 98522
Phone: (360) 330-1036
wickert73@aol.com

Initiative Subject
relating to sentencing of a person convicted of causing the death of a child

Inactive

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