Proposed Initiatives to the People - 2008

The following is a list of proposed initiatives to the Legislature filed to date with the Office of the Secretary of State. To be certified, a petition must contain the signatures totaling of at least eight (8) percent of the number of legal votes cast for Governor in the most recent gubernatorial election*.

*That number is currently 224,880 but will change after the 2008 election.

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: 984
Filed: 01/04/2008

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
jakatak@comcast.net

Initiative Subject
Related to reducing traffic congestion

*Withdrawn by Sponsor on 01-14-2008*

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Assigned Number: 985
Filed: 01/04/2008

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
jakatak@comcast.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 985 concerns transportation.

This measure would open high-occupancy vehicle lanes to all traffic during specified hours, require traffic light synchronization, increase roadside assistance funding, and dedicate certain taxes, fines, tolls and other revenues to traffic-flow purposes.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would: open high-occupancy vehicle lanes to all vehicles Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. Friday to 6:00 a.m. Monday; require traffic light synchronization, and mandate increased funding for roadside assistance. Certain existing revenues, including 15% of state sales and use taxes on vehicles, certain traffic infraction penalties, and certain tolls would be dedicated to traffic-flow purposes.

*Certified to the Ballot on 21 July, 2008

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Assigned Number: 986
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Michael J. Amaral

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 88862
Steilacoom, WA 98388
Phone: 253-370-0068
iamyoursamaritanact@live.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 986 concerns driver instruction permit requirements.

This measure would require applicants for a driver’s instruction permit to verify that they have completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator use (AED), and first aid.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require applicants for a driver’s instruction permit to submit verification that they have completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator use (AED), and first aid. The course must be approved by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or an equivalent recognized by a Washington Administrative Code rule.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 987
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 987 concerns employee compensation.

This measure would require payment of additional compensation to employees performing work during certain weekday and certain weekend hours, as described, at not less than 5% to 10% over their regular wage rate.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require compensation for employees at not less than 5% over their regular wage rate for weekday work performed after 9:00 p.m. or before 5:00 a.m. Work performed on weekends between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. would be compensated at not less than 5% over their regular wage rate. Work performed on weekends after 9:00 p.m. or before 5:00 a.m. would be compensated at not less than 10% over their regular wage rate.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 988
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 988 concerns operating motor vehicles.

This measure would require drivers to respond to merge signs by merging into the appropriate lane without passing other vehicles. Violators would be fined $50 for every vehicle passed without merging.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require the driver of a motor vehicle, when instructed to merge by an appropriate sign or marking on the roadway, to merge into the adjacent, appropriate lane of travel without passing any motor vehicles. Violators would be fined $50 for every motor vehicle passed when the driver of a motor vehicle has failed to merge when instructed.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 989
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 989 concerns embryo transfers as an alternative to abortion.

This measure would establish a state program paying 90% of the cost of embryo transfers as an abortion alternative, appropriating $1,000,000 for this purpose, and providing a penalty for fraudulently obtaining such funds.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require the Department of Health to adopt rules establishing a program to allow payment of up to ninety percent of the cost of an embryo transfer as an alternative to abortion, appropriate $1 million for that purpose, and provide a civil penalty of five times the amount of funds received for anybody who obtains funds under this program through fraud.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 990
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 990 concerns lying about war.

This measure would define the crime of lying about war, and would make this a felony punishable by life imprisonment without possibility of parole if death or injury to a Washington citizen results.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would define the crime of “lying about war” as knowingly making a false or misleading statement to the country or its elected representatives in order to convince the country to go to war or to remain in an ongoing war, if the statement results in death or injury to a citizen of Washington state. Lying about war would be a class A felony and punishable by life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 991
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 991 concerns communications between elected officials and lobbyists.

This measure would require lobbyists to pay a $1,000 registration fee and file recordings of communications with elected officials, and would provide criminal and civil penalties for certain acts by lobbyists and officials.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require the Public Disclosure Commission to collect a $1,000 registration fee from anyone initially registering as a lobbyist. Any lobbyist would be required to file with the commission a verbatim transcript or recording of any communication with an elected official, and would be subject to monetary penalties for failing to do so. Elected officials and lobbyists would be subject to fines and imprisonment for attempting to mislead the public concerning their communications.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 992
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 992 concerns firearm safety.

This measure would require a firearm safety class to receive a concealed pistol license, and penalize applicants who falsify attendance on applications, and dealers who sell firearms to persons who have not attended.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would prohibit issuing a license to carry a concealed pistol to any person who has not attended a firearm safety class. It would also impose monetary penalties for either making a false statement regarding attending a firearm safety class on an application for a license to carry a concealed pistol, and for any dealer who knowingly sells or delivers a firearm to any person who has not attended a firearm safety class.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 993
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 993 concerns new product warranties.

This measure would require a five-year warranty on new products sold in Washington, not including task-specific disposable products, with a one-year warranty on shoes, and would revise existing laws concerning motor vehicle warranties.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require a five-year warranty on all new products sold in Washington, except that for shoes the warranty period would be one year. A manufacturer would be required to refund the cost of the product or replace the product (including parts, labor, shipping and handling) at no cost to the consumer. Task-specific, strictly disposable products would not be subject to the warranty requirement. Existing laws concerning warranties on motor vehicles would be modified.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 994
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 994 concerns certain assault crimes.

This measure would revise the definition of first degree assault, second degree assault, and second degree assault of a child, and would increase the seriousness level of certain assault crimes for sentencing purposes.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require first degree assault based on infliction of great bodily harm to cause pain equivalent to torture, and would remove from second degree assault an assault by the knowing infliction of pain equivalent to torture. The measure would remove a history of child assault as a requirement for second degree child assault. The measure would increase the seriousness level of certain assault crimes for sentencing purposes to the second most serious level.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 995
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 995 concerns trading in special influence.

This measure would elevate the crime of “trading in special influence” from a class C felony to a class A felony, and address standards for a court to apply when sentencing those convicted.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would elevate the criminal offense known as, “trading in special influence” from a class C felony to a class A felony. It would also amend the statute listing criminal offenses and assigning them to a “seriousness level” for use in deciding upon the length of a sentence, assigning this offense the same seriousness level as homicide by abuse, malicious explosion in the first degree, and murder in the first degree.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 996
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 996 concerns motor vehicle licenses.

This measure would repeal certain laws relating to motor vehicle licenses, including license tab renewal fees. The Department of Revenue would be required to increase the fuel tax to offset license fee losses.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would repeal certain laws relating to the licensing of motor vehicles. It would repeal certain fees associated with a vehicle’s license, other than initial registration. Initial valid registrations would remain valid without a renewal requirement. The Department of Licensing would annually report fees that would otherwise have been collected but for their repeal. The Department of Revenue would be required to increase fuel taxes in an amount sufficient to offset the lost fees.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 997
Filed: 01/07/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Jon T. Haugen

Public Contact Information:
13502 NW 49th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98685
Phone: 360-907-8340
info@haugensenate.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 997 concerns valuation of single-family residences for property tax purposes.

This measure would limit tax valuation of single-family residences to the assessed value on December 31, 2005, adjusted annually for inflation but not greater than two percent higher than the previous year’s valuation.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would limit the property tax valuation of any single-family residence to its assessed value on December 31, 2005, adjusted annually for inflation based on the consumer price index. Increases could not exceed two percent over the previous year’s valuation. “Single-family residence” means a single-family dwelling unit and the land it stands on. “Consumer price index” means the average consumer price index for the Seattle area compiled by the United States Department of Labor.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 998
Filed: 01/07/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Bronn Journey

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1108
Sultan, WA WA
Phone:
RepealSenateBill5089@BronnJourney.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 998 concerns retail sales and use taxes.

This measure would revise Washington law regarding imposition, collection, administration, and distribution of, state and local sales and use taxes in specific ways.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would repeal a bill passed by the legislature in 2007, which was entitled, “An act relating to conforming Washington’s tax structure to the streamlined sales and use tax agreement,” thereby repealing numerous statutes and statutory amendments related to the sales and use taxes.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 999
Filed: 01/08/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Angela M. Smith

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 58502
Seattle, WA 98138-1502
Phone: 206-244-1894
angela@heal-online.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 999 concerns legal rights of minors.

This measure would require a minor’s consent for certain types of treatment, modify minors’ rights to make certain decisions concerning themselves, and modify the laws on domestic violence and the emancipation of minors.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would prohibit the transportation of minors age thirteen or older outside the state for behavior modification purposes without the consent of the minor or a court order. Minors age sixteen or older would be legally responsible for fifty percent of each decision with regard to their own bodies or their children. Domestic violence petitions could be filed based on physical, psychological, emotional, or sexual abuse. Courts could expedite petitions for emancipation of minors.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1000
Filed: 01/09/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Booth Gardner

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 21984
Seattle, WA 98111
Phone: 206-633-2008
campaign@itsmydecision.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerns allowing certain terminally ill competent adults to obtain lethal prescriptions.

This measure would permit terminally ill, competent, adult Washington residents, who are medically predicted to have six months or less to live, to request and self-administer lethal medication prescribed by a physician.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would permit terminally ill, competent, adult Washington residents medically predicted to die within six months, to request and self-administer lethal medication prescribed by a physician. The measure requires two oral and one written request, two physicians to diagnose the patient and determine the patient is competent, a waiting period, and physician verification of an informed patient decision. Physicians, patients and others acting in good faith compliance would have criminal and civil immunity.

*Certified to ballot on 13 August 2008

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Assigned Number: 1001
Filed: 01/15/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Jackson E. Millikan

Public Contact Information:
1216 Conger Ave
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: 360-888-2335
votehope@gmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1001 concerns elections.

This measure would direct legislative enactment of a voting system in which voters would rank candidates for an office based on the voters’ preference, with the winner determined based on voter rankings.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would direct the legislature to adopt a system of voting under which voters would rank up to four candidates for each office in order of preference. If a majority of voters rank a particular candidate first, that candidate wins the election. If no candidate receives such a majority, less successful candidates would be eliminated and votes cast for them would be reassigned to other candidates according to the voter’s ranked order of preference.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1002
Filed: 01/04/2008

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

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 18259
Spokane, WA 99228
Phone: 425-493-8707
Fax: 425-493-1027
jakatak@comcast.net

Initiative Subject
Related to reducing traffic congestion

*Withdrawn by sponsor on 2-04-2008*

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Assigned Number: 1003
Filed: 01/09/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Rebecca Turner

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 45
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: 360-359-6365
nosanctuary2008@gmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1003 concerns arrest and detention of certain persons.

This measure would restrict release by law enforcement officers of persons arrested or detained who are or may be illegal foreign nationals, require state oversight, local government plans, and establish penalties for noncompliance.


Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require law enforcement agencies to determine whether arrestees are in Washington illegally, and would restrict the release of arrestees and detainees who are or may be illegal foreign nationals. The measure would require the attorney general to promulgate rules, investigate noncompliance, and oversee criminal and civil noncompliance actions. Local governments would be required to enact a compliance plan, and would be subject to forfeiture of state tax revenue for noncompliance.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1004
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Kramer R. Phillips

Public Contact Information:
804 East Alder St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: 206-920-1672
kramerphillips@gmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1004 concerns voter registration.

This measure would require every applicant for a new or renewed driver’s license or state identicard who is eligible to vote to register to vote, with the Secretary of State determining eligibility.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require every person to register to vote when completing an application for a new or renewed Washington driver’s license or identicard, if he or she is eligible to vote. It would require the Department of Licensing and Secretary of State to share data, and require the Secretary of State to determine, within one business day, whether the person is already registered and, if not, whether he or she is eligible.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1005
Filed: 01/22/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Max V. Denny

Public Contact Information:
931 19th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
Phone: 253-840-6824


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1005 concerns employment of alcohol servers.

This measure would prohibit termination of the employment of a bartender or cocktail waitress who refuses, on ethical grounds, to serve alcohol to a woman that he or she believes is pregnant.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would prohibit termination of the employment of a bartender or cocktail waitress who refuses, on ethical grounds, to serve alcohol to a woman that he or she believes is pregnant.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1006
Filed: 01/18/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David L. Slipp

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 264
Olympia, WA 98507-0264
Phone: 360-273-6494
Fax: 253-669-3295
wtsea@comcast.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1006 concerns traffic safety education.

This measure would require state assistance and reimbursement to school districts for traffic safety education programs, and dedicate 15% of fines from certain driving-related offenses to school district traffic safety education programs.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require the superintendent of public instruction to hire or appoint staff specifically to assist school districts with traffic safety education programs. A traffic safety education subaccount would be created and funded with 15% of the revenues from fines collected by the courts on certain moving traffic and driving-related offenses. Money in the account could be appropriated only to pay for school district traffic safety education programs and for complimentary or adjunct expenditures.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1007
Filed: 01/30/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Michael J. Amaral

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 88862
Steilacoom, WA 98388
Phone: 253-370-0068
iamyoursamaritanact@live.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1007 concerns driver instruction permit requirements.

This measure would require applicants for a driver’s instruction permit to verify that they have completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid, including use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require applicants for a driver’s instruction permit to submit verification that they have completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid, including use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The course must be approved by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or an equivalent approved by the department of licensing. The measure contains provisions for liberal construction and severability, and sections explaining the purpose of the measure.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1008
Filed: 01/31/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Patrick M. Crawford

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

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1008 concerns the use of public money and public resources.

This measure would prohibit the state and local government units from using money or public resources for anything to do with global warming or the emission or reduction of emission of greenhouse gases.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would prohibit the state of Washington, and any agency or political subdivision thereof, from spending any money, incurring any cost, or using any public resources for anything to do with global warming or the emission or reduction of emission of greenhouse gases, including expenses related to meetings and travel.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1009
Filed: 02/07/2008

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

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

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1009 concerns matters related to the initiative and referendum process.

This measure would require a two-thirds legislative vote on certain bills affecting the initiative or referendum process, provide for judicial review of emergency clauses, and revise requirements concerning signature gathering and petition language.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require legislation defined by the measure as interfering with the initiative or referendum process to receive a two-thirds vote in each house of the legislature. It would establish standards and procedures for judicial review of emergency clauses; make actions defined by the measure as interfering with gathering signatures for initiative or referendum petitions Class C felonies; revise petition language; and provide that signature gatherers cannot be regulated or required to identify themselves.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1010
Filed: 01/23/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Allan Dyer

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 510
Ravensdale, WA 98056
Phone: 206-300-9213
allangdyer1@yahoo.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1010 concerns presidential electoral votes.

This measure would allocate Washington’s electoral votes proportionately as specified, based on the popular vote for presidential and vice-presidential candidates, and provide for selection of presidential electors and judicial review of elector contests.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would allocate Washington’s electoral votes in proportion to the general election ballots cast for each presidential and vice-presidential candidate, rounded to the nearest whole number. The measure provides a process to adjust the electoral vote calculation and to determine final presidential electors from those nominated in order to match the number of electoral votes to which Washington is entitled. The measure would provide for expedited supreme court review of challenges concerning presidential electors.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1011
Filed: 02/06/2008

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

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

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1011 concerns the Port of Seattle.

This measure would eliminate all Port of Seattle commissioner and staff positions, direct the transfer of Port operations to King County, discontinue Port property taxes, and require certain Port bonds to be retired.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would eliminate all commissioner and staff positions at the Port of Seattle, and would direct the transfer of all Port operations to King County. The measure would redefine the term “taxing district” to exclude the Port of Seattle, discontinue the Port’s property tax levies, and require that certain Port bonds be retired or defeased by March 31, 2009, if property taxes are pledged for payment and the bonds may lawfully be retired early.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1012
Filed: 02/08/2008

Sponsors
Mrs. Teresa R. McCormick

Public Contact Information:
12018 Nyanza Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: 253-584-2612
tmick99@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1012 concerns disclosure of the presence of mold by property inspectors.

This measure would require the Washington State Department of Agriculture to require wood destroying organism inspectors and home inspectors to disclose the presence and amount of mold on the properties that they inspect.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require the Washington State Department of Agriculture to require wood destroying organism inspectors and home inspectors to disclose the presence of mold, and the amount of mold, on the properties that they inspect.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1013
Filed: 02/08/2008

Sponsors
Mrs. Teresa R. McCormick

Public Contact Information:
12018 Nyanza Rd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: 253-584-2612
tmick99@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1013 concerns notice of administrative agencies’ policies and opinions.

This measure would require state administrative agencies to issue interpretive or policy statements advising the public of their opinions, approaches and likely courses of action.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require state administrative agencies to advise the public of agencies’ current opinions, approaches, and likely courses of action by means of interpretive or policy statements.


*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1014
Filed: 02/07/2008

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

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

Initiative Subject
Related to protecting the initiative process

*Withdrawn by sponsor on 02-26-2008*

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Assigned Number: 1015
Filed: 02/11/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Linda S. Lee

Public Contact Information:
33615 1st Way S., Suite A
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 866-371-3200
traininginitiative@seiu775.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1015 concerns long-term care workers for the elderly or persons with disabilities.

This measure would require newly-hired long-term care workers for the elderly or persons with disabilities to be certified after passing an examination. It would also require increased training and additional criminal background checks.
Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require that long-term care workers for the elderly or persons with disabilities hired after January 1,2010, be certified within 120 days of hiring. Certification requirements would include increased state-approved training and a certification examination. Some of the training could be waived for workers who already have certain healthcare licenses or upon passing a challenge test. A federal criminal background check would be performed and paid for by the state.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1016
Filed: 02/20/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Joseph P. Arundel

Public Contact Information:
5963 Corson Ave S #130
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: 206-767-3619
Fax: 206-767-3629
raincitycigar@qwest.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1016 concerns smoking restrictions.

This measure would allow smoking in places of employment that are private facilities, except when such facilities are open to the public. It would also permit smoking in cigar stores and cigar bars.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would define places of employment for the purposes of the law prohibiting smoking to exclude private facilities, except when such private facilities are open to the public. Under the measure, smoking would be permitted in places of employment that are private facilities, except that smoking would be prohibited when such facilities are occasionally open to the public. The measure would define cigar stores and cigar bars and exclude them from the smoking prohibition.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1017
Filed: 02/13/2008

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

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

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1017 concerns the Port of Seattle.

This measure would direct transfer of all Port of Seattle operations and responsibilities to King County, discontinue Port of Seattle property taxes, and require certain Port of Seattle bonds to be retired early.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would direct that all operations and responsibilities of the Port of Seattle be transferred to King County. The measure would redefine the term “taxing district” to exclude the Port of Seattle, discontinue the Port’s property tax levies, and require that certain Port bonds be retired or defeased by March 31, 2009, if property taxes are pledged for payment and the bonds may lawfully be retired early.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1018
Filed: 02/27/2008

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

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

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1018 concerns the initiative and referendum processes.

This measure would require two-thirds legislative majority on certain bills concerning initiatives or referendums; limit legal challenges to initiatives and referendums to post-election lawsuits; and revise petition acceptance, language and signature gathering requirements.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require bills that the measure defines as “interfering” with the initiative or referendum process to receive a two-thirds legislative majority. Court review of challenges to initiatives and referendums would be allowed only after the initiative or referendum is voted on. Signature gatherers could not be regulated or required to identify themselves. Petition language would be revised. Civil penalties would be provided for actions that the measure defines as “interfering” with signature gathering.

*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1019
Filed: 03/05/2008

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
jakatak@comcast.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1019 concerns the Port of Seattle.

This measure would direct the transfer of Port of Seattle operations and responsibilities to King County, discontinue certain existing Port of Seattle property taxes, and withdraw its authority to levy certain property taxes.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would direct the transfer of all Port of Seattle operations and responsibilities to King County. The state auditor would be responsible for investigating and monitoring King County’s port operations and responsibilities. King County would be required to provide at least $3 million annually to fund state auditor oversight. The Port of Seattle’s authority to levy certain property taxes would be withdrawn, and certain existing Port of Seattle property tax levies would be discontinued.


*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1020
Filed: 03/10/2008

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

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 18250
Spokane, WA 99228
Phone: 425-493-9127
Fax: 425-493-1027
jakatak@comcast.net

Initiative Subject
Related to protecting the initiative process

*Withdrawn by sponsor on 03-20-2008*

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Assigned Number: 1021
Filed: 02/27/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Linda S. Lee

Public Contact Information:
33615 1st Way S., Suite A
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 866-371-3200
traininginitiative@seiu775.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1021 concerns long-term care workers for the elderly or persons with disabilities.

This measure would revise examination, certification, and professional discipline standards and requirements, including increased training and criminal background check requirements, relating to long-term care workers for the elderly or persons with disabilities.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would increase training requirements for long-term care workers for the elderly or persons with disabilities. It would require that such workers be certified by the state within 120 days of hiring, but some of the training could be waived for previously-hired workers, and for workers who already have certain healthcare licenses or upon passing a challenge test. A federal criminal background check would be performed and paid for by the state.


*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1022
Filed: 03/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Winton G. Cannon

Public Contact Information:
16443 SE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: 425-746-2983


Ballot Title
Measure No. 1022 concerns the state property tax levy.

This measure would repeal the laws imposing the state property tax for the support of the common schools, and would also repeal laws relating to the distribution and equalization of this tax.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would repeal the laws imposing the state property tax for the support of the common schools. The measure would also repeal other laws relating to this tax, including those providing for the distribution of state property tax revenue to school districts and those providing for equalizing the tax for purposes of statewide collection. The measure would apply to taxes levied for collection in 2009 and for subsequent years.


*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1023
Filed: 02/27/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Inga Gibson

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 20807
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: 206-328-8100


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1023 concerns confinement of egg-laying domestic birds.

This measure would make it a gross misdemeanor, as of 2015, to confine egg-laying domestic birds on a farm in a manner that prevents them from fully spreading their wings, with certain exceptions.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would make it a gross misdemeanor, as of 2015, to confine an egg-laying hen, for all or the majority of any day, in a manner that prevents the bird from fully spreading both wings without touching the side of an enclosure or other egg-laying hens. “Egg-laying hens” include female domesticated chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl. The measure would not apply to certain research, veterinary, and slaughtering practices, transportation, or fair exhibitions.



*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1024
Filed: 02/27/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Inga Gibson

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 20807
Seattle, WA 98102
Phone: 206-328-8100


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1024 concerns confinement of certain farm animals.

This measure would make it a gross misdemeanor, as of 2015, to tether or confine certain farm animals in a manner that prevents them lying down, standing, or turning, with certain specified exceptions.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would make it a gross misdemeanor, as of 2015, to tether or confine certain farm animals, for all or the majority of any day, in a manner that prevents them from lying down, standing up, fully extending their limbs, or turning around freely. Covered animals would include calves raised for veal, pregnant pigs, and female birds kept for egg production. The measure would not apply in certain circumstances, including veterinary treatment and research.


*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1025
Filed: 03/17/2008

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

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

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1025 concerns the Port of Seattle.

This measure would require transfer of Port of Seattle operations and responsibilities to King County; discontinue Port of Seattle property taxes and authority to levy property taxes; and provide for state auditor oversight.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would direct the transfer of all Port of Seattle operations and responsibilities to King County. The state auditor would be responsible for investigating and monitoring King County’s port operations and responsibilities. King County would be required to provide no less than $3 million per year to fund state auditor oversight. The Port of Seattle’s authority to levy property taxes would be withdrawn, and existing Port of Seattle property tax levies would be discontinued.


*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1026
Filed: 03/03/2008

Sponsors
Mr. John M. Smith

Public Contact Information:
17 Torppa Road
Naselle, WA 98638
Phone: 360-484-7738
iwa@wwest.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1026 concerns elections.

This measure would restrict regulation of initiative and referendum processes; require two-thirds legislative vote for any bill exempt from referendum with reasons to be specified; and revise certain election-related petition requirements and formats.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure proposes to restrict the Legislature’s authority to regulate the initiative and referendum processes to requirements enumerated in the state constitution, and declare valid all signatures by legal voters on any petition. It would require a two-thirds legislative vote for any bill that is exempt from referendum and would require the Legislature to specify the basis for the exemption. It would also revise the petition formats for initiatives, referendums, recalls, and certain candidate filings.


*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1027
Filed: 03/20/2008

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

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

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1027 concerns the initiative and referendum processes.

This measure would require a two-thirds legislative majority to change laws concerning initiatives or referendums; prohibit pre-election lawsuits challenging initiatives and referendums; and revise laws concerning petition acceptance, filing, language and signature gathering.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require a two-thirds legislative majority to change laws concerning initiatives and referendums and prescribe legal standards for such laws to be valid. Challenges to initiatives or referendums could be brought only after the initiative or referendum is voted on. State officials would be required to process referendum petitions on laws containing emergency clauses. Signature gatherers could not be regulated, petition language would be revised, and the signature gathering period would be increased.


*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1028
Filed: 03/17/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Omer Lupien

Public Contact Information:
1084 N. Monroe Landing Rd
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-675-3163


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1028 concerns Washington citizen and tribal rights.

This measure would require that any right, activity or privilege afforded to the federally recognized tribes of Washington State be shared equally and in common with the people of Washington State.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require that any right, activity or privilege afforded to the federally recognized tribes of Washington State be shared equally and in common with the people of Washington State.


*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: 1029
Filed: 03/12/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Linda S. Lee

Public Contact Information:
33615 1st Way South, Suite A
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 866-371-3200
traininginitiative@seiu775.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

This measure would require long-term care workers to be certified as home care aides based on an examination, with exceptions; increase training and criminal background check requirements; and establish disciplinary standards and procedures.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
Beginning January 1, 2010, this measure would require certification for long-term care workers for the elderly and persons with disabilities, requiring a written examination, increased and additional criminal background checks. Continuing education would be required in order to retain certification. Disciplinary standards and procedures would be applied to long-term care workers who are certified as home care aides. Certain workers would be exempt based on prior employment, training or other circumstances.

*Certified to ballot on 13 August 2008

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Assigned Number: 1030
Filed: 03/26/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Winton G. Cannon

Public Contact Information:
16443 S.E. 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: 425-746-2983


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1030 concerns property taxes.

This measure would add provisions to state law concerning how assessed value and tax rates are computed for private real property, and require the legislature to enact laws to carry out its intent.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would limit assessed value of privately-owned real property to not more than the property’s property tax in 2008, reduced by 30%; require taxing districts to reduce regular property tax levies as necessary to prevent the values exempted under this measure from resulting in a higher tax rate than would have occurred in the absence of the reduction in assessed values; and require the legislature to enact new laws to implement the measure’s intent.


*No signatures submitted*

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Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Jennifer Hillman

Public Contact Information:
10041 Ashworth Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206-783-1451
jhillman@hsus.org

Initiative Subject
Related to confinement of certain farm animals

*Inactive - Deadline Expired*

Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Jennifer Hillman

Public Contact Information:
10041 Ashworth Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206-783-1451
jhillman@hsus.org

Initiative Subject
Related to confinement of egg-laying hens

*Inactive - Deadline Expired*

Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Initiative Subject
Related to the Geneva Convention

*Inactive - Deadline Expired*

Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 01/04/2008

Sponsors
Mr. David Henshaw

Public Contact Information:
3827 South G St
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: 253-476-3268
abigfatcat@hotmail.com

Initiative Subject
Related to fines being based on income

*Inactive - Deadline Expired*

Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 01/11/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Teresa R. McCormick

Public Contact Information:
12018 Nyanza Road SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: 253-584-2612
tmick99@hotmail.com

Initiative Subject
Related to mold reporting

*Inactive - Deadline Expired*

Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 01/11/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Teresa R. McCormick

Public Contact Information:
12018 Nyanza Road SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: 253-584-2612
tmick99@hotmail.com

Initiative Subject
Relating to notification of policy change

*Inactive - Deadline Expired*

Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 01/30/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Douglas T. Rice

Public Contact Information:
4528 N. Campbell Rd
Otis Orchards, WA 99027
Phone: 509-622-6348


Initiative Subject
Related to adult stem cell treatment

*Inactive - Deadline Expired*

Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 01/30/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Linda Suzanne Lee

Public Contact Information:

Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone:


Initiative Subject
*Rejected - Affidavit corrected and Initiative Re-Filed*

Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 02/20/2008

Sponsors
Mr. Winton G. Cannon

Public Contact Information:
16443 S.E. 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: 425-746-2983


Initiative Subject
Related to property tax reduction

*Inactive - Deadline Expired*

Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 03/12/2008

Sponsors
Ms. Linda S. Lee

Public Contact Information:
33615 1st Way South, Suite A
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 866-371-3200
traininginitiative@seiu775.org

Initiative Subject
Related to long-term care services

*Inactive - Deadline Expired*