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Proposed Initiatives to the People - 2004

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 2, 2004. 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: 860
Filed: 01/02/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Leo J. Fagan
Mr. M.J. Fagan
Mr Robert E. Henkel
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 18250
Spokane, WA 99228
Phone: 425-493-8707
Fax: 509-467-4324
jakatak@comcast.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 860 concerns property tax levies.

This measure would reduce regular property tax levies by counties, cities, and other local taxing districts by 25% beginning in 2005. The measure would not affect voter-approved special levies, including local school levies.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would reduce the property tax levy for each local taxing district (county, city, town, or any special purpose district with the authority to impose a property tax) by 25.0% of the levy amount that would otherwise be allowed under existing law. The reduction would be effective with taxes levied for collection in 2005 and every year from then on. This reduction would not affect voter-approved special levies, such as local school district levies.

Withdrawn

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Assigned Number: 861
Filed: 01/02/2004

Sponsors
Ms Tracy Oetting

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 192
Skykomish, WA 98288
Phone: 1-877-745-9592
onestrike@monroe.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 861 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: 862
Filed: 01/02/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Patrick M. Crawford

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 161
Littlerock, WA 98556
Phone: 360-357-7536
blaster-chemist@juno.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 862 concerns salaries for elected officials.

This measure would limit the salaries of all elected officials to be no higher than the average annual income of a Washington resident as designated by the federal census or the World Almanac.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure proposes to limit the salaries for all elected officials whose jurisdictions lie primarily within the boundaries of Washington state, including city, county and state offices. It would limit such salaries to a level no higher than the average annual income for a resident of Washington as designated by either the federal decennial census or the World Almanac, whichever is more current.

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Assigned Number: 863
Filed: 01/02/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Patrick M. Crawford

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 161
Littlerock, WA 98556
Phone: 360-357-7536
blaster-chemist@juno.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 863 concerns abolishing the Department of Ecology.

This measure would provide that the state Department of Ecology would be dismantled and abolished.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would provide that “the Washington State Department of Ecology shall be dismantled and abolished.”

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Assigned Number: 864
Filed: 01/05/2004

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: 509-467-4323
jakatak@comcast.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 864 concerns property tax levies.

This measure would reduce regular property tax levies otherwise allowed to counties, cities and other local taxing districts, by 25% beginning in 2005. Voter-approved levies, including local school levies, would be excluded.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would reduce the regular property tax levy for each local taxing district (county, city, town, or any special purpose district with authority to impose a regular property tax) by 25.0% of the levy amount that would otherwise be allowed under existing law. The reduction would be effective for taxes levied for collection in 2005. This reduction would not apply to voter-approved levies, such as school or emergency medical levies, or authorized levy-lid lifts

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Assigned Number: 865
Filed: 01/07/2004

Sponsors
Mr David L. Steyh
Ms Suzann M. Steyh

Public Contact Information:
10021 10th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Phone: 206-764-1872
nofoodtax@skybreeze.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 865 concerns sales tax on food products.

This measure would revise the law defining how food products are exempt from sales tax, repealing 2003 amendments to this law, and exempting diet supplements from sales tax (but not from use tax).

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would redefine the sales tax exemption for food products. In 2003, the legislature adopted a new definition of this exemption, to conform to an interstate agreement on retail sales and use taxes. This measure would repeal the sales tax changes enacted in 2003, restoring the definition as it existed before. The measure would also exempt from the sales tax certain medicines and preparations sold as dietary supplements. Use tax would not be affected.

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Assigned Number: 866
Filed: 01/07/2004

Sponsors
Mr David L. Steyh
Ms Suzann M. Steyh

Public Contact Information:
10021 10th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Phone: 206-764-1872
nofoodtax@skybreeze.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 866 concerns revenue and taxation.

This measure would exempt over-the-counter drugs purchased without a prescription from the sales tax, making such over-the-counter drugs subject to the use tax.

Ballot Measure Summary
Over-the-counter drugs are exempt from sales and use taxes if they are dispensed by prescription. A prescription is not necessary in order to purchase an over-the-counter drug. This measure would eliminate the sales tax when over-the-counter drugs are purchased without a prescription, but does not provide a use tax exemption. The use tax would be equal to the sales tax that would have been imposed without this measure. Only drugs for human use are affected.

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Assigned Number: 867
Filed: 01/07/2004

Sponsors
Mr David L. Steyh
Ms Suzann M. Steyh

Public Contact Information:
10021 10th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Phone: 206-764-1872
nofoodtax@skybreeze.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 867 concerns sales and use tax on pet food.

This measure would exempt sales of pet food and specialty pet food from sales and use tax. The exemption would apply to commercial feed prepared and distributed for consumption by domesticated animal pets.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would exempt sales of pet food and specialty pet food from sales and use tax. Pet food would mean commercial feed prepared and distributed for consumption by pets. “Pet” would mean a domesticated animal normally maintained in or near the house of the owner. Specialty pet food would mean commercial feed prepared and distributed for consumption by domesticated animal pets normally kept in a cage or tank (birds, fish, and turtles for example).

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Assigned Number: 868
Filed: 01/02/2004

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. 868 concerns credit card interest.

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: 869
Filed: 01/02/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Harold Abbott

Public Contact Information:
PMB 107, 2625 Colby St
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-783-0270
cvhc.ws@verizon.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 869 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, assessments on employers and employees, and shifts of existing tax revenue.

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, and a premium assessed against state residents, 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: 870
Filed: 01/15/2004

Sponsors
Ms. Laura A Coleman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 12982
Olympia, WA 98508
Phone: 360-866-0949
Fax: 360-866-1094
info@thinkwa.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 870 concerns the purchase of cigarettes or tobacco products.

This measure would raise from eighteen to twenty-one the minimum age at which a person can legally purchase or possess cigarettes or tobacco products.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would increase from eighteen to twenty-one the minimum age to purchase, attempt to purchase, possess, obtain, or attempt to obtain cigarettes or tobacco products. Violation of this law is a class 3 civil infraction. This change does not affect any person born before January 1, 1985.

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Assigned Number: 871
Filed: 01/13/2004

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. 871 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: 872
Filed: 01/08/2004

Sponsors
Mr Terry Hunt

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1186
Olympia, WA 98507-1186
Phone: 360-943-9911
Fax: 360-357-3548
grange@wa-grange.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 872 concerns elections for partisan offices.

This measure would allow voters to select among all candidates in a primary. Ballots would indicate candidates’ party preference. The two candidates receiving most votes advance to the general election, regardless of party.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure proposes a new system for conducting primaries for partisan offices. This proposal continues current practice of permitting voters to vote for any candidate for any office in primary and general elections, without limitation based on party. The two “top” candidates with the most votes in the primary advance to the general election. Candidates continue to designate their party. It becomes effective only if the court decision invalidating the traditional blanket primary becomes final.

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Assigned Number: 873
Filed: 01/09/2004

Sponsors
Mr David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 873 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: 874
Filed: 01/09/2004

Sponsors
Mr David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 874 concerns taxes.

This measure would declare that the following taxes shall be eliminated: sales tax, gasoline tax, small business tax, telephone tax, and real estate tax.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would declare that several taxes shall be eliminated. The taxes to be eliminated are described as the “sales tax, gasoline tax, small business tax, telephone tax, and real estate tax.”

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Assigned Number: 875
Filed: 01/21/2004

Sponsors
Mr. David A. Whitman

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


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 875 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: 876
Filed: 02/06/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Javier O. Lopez

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 5068
Lacey, WA 98509
Phone: 360-438-2609


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 876 concerns the relationship between citizens and government.

This measure would state that: government should stop threatening citizens with punishment; any language suggesting that government employees are protected more than ordinary citizens should be stricken; and that recall should be democratic.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure states that the government should stop threatening citizens with punishment of any kind, such as “litter and it will hurt”; that any language that suggests anyone working for the government is more protected than the ordinary citizen should be stricken from the books; and that the recall process should be a democratic process.

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Assigned Number: 877
Filed: 02/06/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Javier O. Lopez

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 5068
Lacey, WA 98509
Phone: 360-938-2609


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 877 concerns taxes.

This measure would provide that no taxes should be raised in the state until the government proves to the citizens that it has become fiscally responsible.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure states that no taxes would be raised in the State of Washington until the government proves to the citizens that it has become fiscally responsible.

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Assigned Number: 878
Filed: 02/06/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Javier O. Lopez

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 5068
Lacey, WA 98509
Phone: 360-938-2609


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 878 concerns elected offices and government.

This measure would state that elected offices should be open to all citizens, that “the 10% fees” stop a citizen from running, and that government should not be in any type of business.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would state that an elected office should be open to all citizens through the electoral process, that as it is now fees stop a citizen from running a successful campaign, and that all elections should be free and open to the public, not only to the traditional elite. It would also state that government should not be in any type of business.

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Assigned Number: 879
Filed: 01/20/2004

Sponsors
Mr. John Mills

Public Contact Information:
400 NE 45th St #1776
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206-353-1776
Fax: 206-547-4256
chair@LPWS.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 879 concerns seat belt usage

This measure would repeal the existing requirement that adults (age 16 and over) wear safety (seat) belts in a properly adjusted and securely fastened manner when operating or riding in a motor vehicle.

Ballot Measure Summary
Existing law requires any person 16 years or older, when operating or riding in a motor vehicle, to wear a safety belt assembly in a properly adjusted and securely fastened manner. There are exceptions for occupants of certain types of vehicles and for those who cannot wear a belt for physical or medical reasons. This measure would repeal the requirement that adults wear seat belts in motor vehicles.

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Assigned Number: 880
Filed: 01/20/2004

Sponsors
Mr John Mills

Public Contact Information:
400 NE 45th St, #1776
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206-353-1776
Fax: 206-547-4256
chair@LPWS.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 880 concerns school districts

This measure would make contract negotiations between school districts and educational employees subject to the Open Public Meetings Act beginning no later than seven days after negotiations have commenced.

Ballot Measure Summary
The Open Public Meetings Act requires that most actions by governing boards of public agencies be taken at meetings that are open to the public. The act contains several exceptions, including bargaining sessions with employee organizations. This measure would require that contract negotiations conducted between school districts and educational employees under chapter 41.59 RCW be conducted at meetings that are open to the public, beginning no later than seven days after negotiations are commenced.

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Assigned Number: 881
Filed: 01/20/2004

Sponsors
Mr. John Mills

Public Contact Information:
400 NE 45th St, #1776
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206) 353-1776
Fax: 206-547-4256
chair@LPWS.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 881 concerns retail sales tax on food products.

This measure would expand the sales tax exemption for “food and food ingredients” to include prepared food, soft drinks and dietary supplements. These items would still be subject to use tax.

Ballot Measure Summary
Existing statutes exempt “food and food ingredients” from the sales and use taxes. This term does not include “prepared food” (generally, food prepared by the seller), soft drinks (sweetened nonalcoholic beverages), or diet supplements. This measure would repeal the language in the sales tax statute that excludes these items from the definition of “food and food ingredients”, thus making them exempt from sales tax. No change would be made in the use tax laws.

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Assigned Number: 882
Filed: 02/13/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Timothy Dunning Ford

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1909
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: (360)352-7800
Fax: (360)352-7801


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 882 concerns making the director of labor and industries an elected officer.

This measure would provide that the director of labor and industries shall be elected by the people as a nonpartisan officer in the same way and for the same term as the governor.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would make the director of labor and industries a non-partisan elected officer. Currently the governor appoints a director to head the department of labor and industries, as a position within the governor’s cabinet. Under this initiative, the director would be elected by the voters statewide. The first election would occur in 2005, for a three-year term. Future elections would be for the same four-year term to which governors are elected.

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Assigned Number: 883
Filed: 02/02/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Richard E. Patten

Public Contact Information:
1110 S Capitol Way
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360)357-3104
Fax: (360)357-5779
info@letsgetwashingtonmoving.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 883 concerns transportation spending.

This measure would dedicate transportation project spending through adoption of vehicle-delay criteria, sale of $10 billion in bonds, restrictions on designating high-occupancy vehicle lanes; and tax exemptions for transportation project labor and materials.

Ballot Measure Summary
This initiative would declare road construction to reduce traffic congestion the top priority of the transportation system. A separate account is created with $10 billion in general obligation bonds and revenues from existing taxes. A new funding criteria for state and arterial transportation projects is established. HOV lanes are opened at off-peak hours and are re-evaluated. Materials and labor on publicly-owned street and highway construction is exempted from sales and use taxes.

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Assigned Number: 884
Filed: 02/27/2004

Sponsors
Ms Lisa D. Macfarlane

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1727
Seattle, WA 98111
Phone: 206-728-6448
Fax: 206-728-6462
info@educationvoters.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 884 concerns dedicating funds designated for educational purposes.

This measure would create an education trust fund for smaller classes, extended learning programs, certain salary increases, preschool access, and expanded college enrollments and scholarships, funded by increasing retail sales tax by 1%.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would create a fund designated for preschool through college education by increasing the retail sales tax rate by 1%. The fund would support preschool assistance for low-income children; additional K-12 programs selected by school districts with citizen input; additional higher education enrollments, scholarships and research; and salary increases for certain teachers and other employees of the school districts and community and technical college districts. A citizen oversight board is established and audits performed.

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Assigned Number: 885
Filed: 03/01/2004

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. 885 concerns electronic lottery machines.

This measure would authorize licensed non-tribal gambling establishments to operate the same type and number of electronic lottery machines as tribal governments, using generated state revenue to reduce the state property tax levy.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would authorize licensed gambling establishments to operate “electronic scratch ticket machines” of the same type, and in the same total number, as are authorized and operated under state-tribal gaming compacts, in a system administered by the lottery commission. Each licensee would keep 65% of the net win. Of the remaining amount, the state would cover administrative expenses, use 1% to address problem gambling, and use the remainder to reduce the state property tax.

Withdrawn

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Assigned Number: 886
Filed: 02/26/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Richard J. Spady

Public Contact Information:
148 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
Bellevue, WA 98007-5207
Phone: 425-747-8373


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 886 concerns a process to provide citizens’ opinions to state government.

This measure would establish a program, funded by fees and donations, whereby citizens can volunteer to meet in small groups and give their opinions on topics selected by the governor, auditor, and legislators.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would authorize individuals to volunteer to serve as citizen councilors, who would meet in small groups and give their opinions on topics selected by the governor, auditor, and legislators. The auditor would develop objective information about each topic to be presented at the meetings. The auditor would appoint a volunteer councilor coordinator to facilitate gathering opinions from the groups. The program would be financed by small fees paid by participants and by donations.

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Assigned Number: 887
Filed: 02/27/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Allan Dyer

Public Contact Information:
14623 SE 304th
Kent, WA 98042
Phone: 206-300-9213


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 887 concerns driving under the influence of alcohol.

This measure would increase certain “driving under the influence” offenses to felonies, provide tax credits to establishments providing designated driver services, create designated driver programs, and impose new taxes on alcoholic beverage sales.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would provide tax credits to restaurants and liquor stores providing designated driver services to their patrons. New taxes would be imposed on the sale of alcoholic beverages and would be used to reimburse the general fund for the tax credits, create county designated driver programs and increase law enforcement funding. Criminal penalties would be increased to felonies for repeat “driving under the influence” offenders and for transporting children while driving under the influence.

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Assigned Number: 888
Filed: 03/12/2004

Sponsors
Ms. Linda Matson

Public Contact Information:
855 Trosper Rd #108-286
Tumwater, WA 98512
Phone: (360)754-8141
Fax: (360)754-8114
eic@chichi.org

Initiative Subject
Relating to smoking.

Withdrawn

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Assigned Number: 889
Filed: 03/15/2004

Sponsors
Mr. James A. Stevenson

Public Contact Information:
855 Trosper Rd, #108-286
Tumwater, WA 98512
Phone: 360-754-8141
Fax: 360-754-8114
eic@cheichi.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 889 concerns smoking in public places.

This measure would generally prohibit smoking in public places where minors are allowed, and establish conditions when facilities could be designated for smoking in whole or part. Inconsistent local regulation would be prohibited.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would generally prohibit smoking in public places, except in designated smoking areas where minors are not allowed. Only bars, taverns, bowling alleys, tobacco shops, or restaurants could be designated as smoking areas in their entirety, and only if minors are not allowed. A facility could be designated as a nonsmoking area in its entirety, but only if minors are not allowed. Local governments would be prohibited from adopting regulations inconsistent with this measure.

Withdrawn

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Assigned Number: 890
Filed: 03/15/2004

Sponsors
Ms Patty M. Carlson

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 11324
Tacoma, WA 98109
Phone: 253-383-7744
Fax: 253-572-2470
breatheeasywa@yahoo.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 890 concerns amending the Clean Indoor Air Act by expanding smoking prohibitions.

This measure would prohibit smoking inside buildings and vehicles open to the public and places of employment and within a reasonable distance outside their airway openings. Tribal establishments are not affected.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would prohibit smoking in public places and in places of employment. Current laws allowing designation of certain smoking areas would be repealed, including current provisions allowing designation of an entire restaurant, bar, tavern, bowling alley, skating rink, or tobacco shop as a smoking area. The prohibition would include areas within 25 feet of entrances, exits, opening windows and ventilation intakes, unless shorter distances are approved by the director of the local health department.

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Assigned Number: 891
Filed: 03/23/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Michael N. Matson, Sr

Public Contact Information:
EIC-855 Trosper Rd, #108-286
Tumwater, WA 98512
Phone: 360-754-8141
Fax: 360-754-8114
eic@chiechi.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 891 concerns smoking in public places where minors are allowed.

This measure would prohibit smoking in public places where minors are allowed, and establish conditions when facilities could be designated for smoking in whole or part. Inconsistent local laws would be prohibited.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would generally prohibit smoking in public places, except in designated areas where minors are not allowed. No public place, other than a bar, tavern, bowling alley, tobacco shop, or restaurant, could be designated as a smoking area in its entirety if minors are allowed. The measure would not allow a city, town, county, or other local governmental entity to adopt any ordinances that conflict with state law regarding smoking in public places.

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Assigned Number: 892
Filed: 03/23/2004

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. 892 concerns authorizing additional “electronic scratch ticket machines” to reduce property taxes.

This measure would authorize licensed non-tribal gambling establishments to operate the same type and number of machines as tribal governments, with a portion of tax revenue generated used to reduce state property taxes.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would authorize licensed gambling establishments (charities, restaurants, taverns, bowling alleys, horse racing facilities, and card rooms) to operate “electronic scratch ticket machines” of the same type, and in the same total number, as authorized in state-tribal gaming compacts. Each licensee would keep 65% of the net win. Of the remaining amount, the state would cover administrative expenses, use 1% to address problem gambling, and use the remainder to reduce the state property tax.

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Assigned Number: 893
Filed: 03/09/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M. Zemke

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

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 893 concerns property tax homestead exemptions.

This measure would allow property owners to file claims obtaining partial exemptions from the real property taxes that would otherwise be assessed on their residences, and describes how the exemptions would be calculated.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would provide a property tax homestead exemption on real property used as a property owner’s dwelling place. Property owners would file claims to obtain the exemption. “Property ownership” would include fee interests, life estates, and certain other property interests described in the measure. The amount of the exemption, depending on the taxing district, would be calculated based on median property values in the taxing district or on other factors described

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Assigned Number: 894
Filed: 03/29/2004

Sponsors
Mr. John F Dodd

Public Contact Information:
c/o Trust & Transit PO Box 45043
Seattle, WA 98145-0043
Phone: (206)527-0648
trustandtransit.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 894 concerns changes to construction of high capacity transit projects.

This measure would terminate high-capacity transit construction projects, including certain existing light and commuter rail, if cost, ridership or route length differ by designated amounts from original plans. Voters could approve project continuation.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure requires transit agencies financing high capacity transportation systems with taxes approved by the voters, including projects under construction or in planning, to build the major components of those systems in substantial conformance with the description given to the voters. When substantial conformance is not possible, the agency must either submit proposed changes to a revote or terminate the non-conforming component and reduce the level of voter-approved taxes. Reports and audits are provided for.

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Assigned Number: 895
Filed: 03/19/2004

Sponsors
Ms. Carolyn Ann Logue
Mr. Gary L Smith
Ms. Marsha Tellesbo-Kembel

Public Contact Information:
4160 6th Ave SE #201
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: (360)528-2846
Fax: (360)943-2456
contact@sbahc.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 895 concerns changes to requirements for health insurance plans and rate adjustments.

This measure would allow a seller of health plans to offer small employers a plan with less coverage of services and fewer categories of providers along with at least one more comprehensive plan.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would allow insurers, health care service contractors and health maintenance organizations offering health benefit plans to small employers to offer no more than one plan covering a limited schedule of health care services. The plan could include cost-sharing arrangements, and must offer the option of covering every category of health care provider. At least one additional plan must be offered. The Insurance Commissioner’s oversight of rate adjustments for each plan would be amended.

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Assigned Number: 896
Filed: 04/08/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Maximus T Englerius

Public Contact Information:
9302 10TH Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206)322-5500
maximus5@workmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 896 concerns establishing an elected office of state inspector general.

This measure would establish an inspector general, authorized to resolve complaints regarding governmental and private conduct, conduct hearings, issue fines and orders, and bring court actions, with appointments of women and minorities discouraged.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would create an Office of State Inspector General. The agency would be headed by an elected director and an executive committee selected as determined by the Legislature, assisted by staff, committees, and volunteers. The agency could conduct hearings, issue fines and orders, and seek court orders to enforce its findings (subject to limited appeal). The agency would have authority to suspend agency actions deemed unfair, harmful, or unjust, including judicial performance.

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Assigned Number: 897
Filed: 06/15/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Jon T. Haugen

Public Contact Information:
13502 NW 49th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98685-1597
Phone: 360-907-8340


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 897 concerns consumer credit reports.

This measure would require consumer reporting agencies to provide each consumer (age seventeen or older), upon the consumer’s request, with at least four free copies per calendar year of the consumer’s credit report.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require a consumer reporting agency, upon request of a consumer, to provide the consumer with a least four free copies per calendar year of the consumer’s report or the consumer’s credit report. The measure would apply to consumers at least seventeen years old.

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Assigned Number: 898
Filed: 06/15/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Jon T. Haugen

Public Contact Information:
13502 NW 49th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98685-1597
Phone: 360-907-8340


Relating to raising the minimum age to possess tobacco

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Assigned Number: 899
Filed: 06/15/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Jon T. Haugen

Public Contact Information:
13502 NW 49th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98685-1597
Phone: 360-907-8340


Relating to tobacco taxes

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/02/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Kurt Weinreich

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


Initiative Subject
Relating to the practice of law

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/12/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Patrick M. Crawford

Public Contact Information:
11521 Waddell Creek Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
Phone: 360-357-7536


Initiative Subject
Relating to the Washington State Office of the Code Reviser

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/13/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Javier O. Lopez

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 5068
Lacey, WA 98509
Phone: 360-438-2609


Initiative Subject
Relating to taxes

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/13/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Javier O. Lopez

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 5068
Lacey, WA 98509
Phone: 360-438-2609


Initiative Subject
Relating to threatening citizens with punishment

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/13/2004

Sponsors
Mr Javier O. Lopez

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 5068
Lacey, WA 98509
Phone: 360-438-2609


Initiative Subject
Relating to the electoral process

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/22/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Allan Dyer

Public Contact Information:
14623 SE 304th
Kent, WA 98042
Phone: 206-300-9213


Initiative Subject
Relating to DUI reduction and enforcement

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 01/22/2004

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: 509-467-4323
jakatak@comcast.net

Initiative Subject
Relating to property taxes

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 02/10/2004

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: 509-467-4323
jakatak@comcast.net

Initiative Subject
Relating to property taxes

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 02/25/2004

Sponsors
Ms Laura V. McClintock

Public Contact Information:
846 NE 59th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206-522-1454


Initiative Subject
Relating to conservation and protection of Washington's water

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 03/24/2004

Sponsors
Ms Gayle Maayeh Zawaideh

Public Contact Information:
188 106th Ave NE, Suite 600
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 206-441-8022
Fax: 425-451-2525
gaylez@johnlscott.com

Initiative Subject
Relating to punishment for the murder of a child

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 03/30/2004

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 electronic scratch ticket machines.

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 04/05/2004

Sponsors
Mr. David V. Wells

Public Contact Information:
11117 N Astor Rd
Spokane, WA 99218
Phone: (509)220-8967


Initiative Subject
Relating to marriage.

Inactive

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 06/15/2004

Sponsors
Mr. Jon T. Haugen

Public Contact Information:
13502 NW 49th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98685-1597
Phone: 360-907-8340


Initiative Subject
Relating to school levies

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