Proposed Initiatives to the People - 2009

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 241,153 registered voters. The deadline for filing petition signatures for the following initiatives is 5:00 p.m. July 2, 2009. 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: 1031
Filed: 01/05/2009

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: 425-493-8707
jakatak@comcast.net

Initiative Subject
Related to lower property taxes (Ver A)

*Withdrawn by sponsor 01-09-2008

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Assigned Number: 1032
Filed: 01/05/2009

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. 1032 concerns state, county and city revenue.

This measure would limit growth of certain state, county and city revenue to annual inflation and population growth, not including voter-approved revenue increases. Revenue collected above the limit would reduce property tax levies.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would limit growth in state revenues deposited in funds subject to the state expenditure limit, and limit growth in county and city revenues deposited into the county and city current expense funds. The limit would be adjusted based on annual growth in inflation and population. The limit also would apply to revenues transferred out of these funds. The limit would exclude voter-approved revenue increases. Revenues above the limit would reduce property tax levies.


*Withdrawn by sponsor on 01-27-2009

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Assigned Number: 1033
Filed: 01/05/2009

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. 1033 concerns state, county and city revenue.

This measure would limit growth of certain state, county and city revenue to annual inflation and population growth, not including voter-approved revenue increases. Revenue collected above the limit would reduce property tax levies.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would limit growth in state revenues deposited in funds subject to the state expenditure limit, and limit growth in county and city revenues deposited into the county and city current expense funds. The limit would be adjusted based on annual growth in inflation and population. The limit also would apply to revenues transferred out of these funds. The limit would exclude voter-approved revenue increases. Revenues above the limit would reduce property tax levies.

315,444 signatures were turned in on July 2, 2009. A random check was performed and the initiative was statistically found to have sufficient signatures.


*Certified to Ballot on July 15, 2009

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Assigned Number: 1034
Filed: 01/09/2009

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 protecting the Initiative Process

*Withdrawn by sponsor on 01-21-2009

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Assigned Number: 1035
Filed: 01/05/2009

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. 1035 concerns state, county and city revenue.

This measure would limit growth of certain state, county and city revenue to annual inflation and population growth, except certain voter-approved revenue increases. Revenue collected above the limit would reduce property tax levies.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would limit growth in state revenues deposited in funds subject to the state expenditure limit, and limit growth in county and city revenues deposited into the county and city current expense funds. The limit would be adjusted based on annual growth in inflation and population. The limit would apply to revenues transferred out of these funds. The limit would exclude certain voter-approved revenue increases. Revenues above the limit would reduce property tax levies.


*Withdrawn by Sponsor on 01-27-2009

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Assigned Number: 1036
Filed: 01/20/2009

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. 1036 concerns charges relating to motor vehicles.

This measure would set annual vehicle fees at a total of $30, repeal or reduce certain taxes and fees, calculate vehicle taxes based on depreciated purchase price, and require retirement of certain bonds.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would set basic vehicle license charges at $25 annually, plus a $5 filing fee. Certain taxes and fees would be repealed or reduced. A valuation schedule based on purchase price and depreciation would be used to calculate motor vehicle taxes. The measure would require certain transportation authority bonds to be retired, and the taxes pledged to repay these bonds would be discontinued on their retirement date or March 31, 2010, whichever occurs first.

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Assigned Number: 1037
Filed: 01/08/2009

Sponsors
Mr. Nathan D. Olson

Public Contact Information:
801 Rucker Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-422-6041
ehsgrad2007@aol.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1037 concerns commercial use of military service members’ names, portraits or pictures.

This measure would prohibit the use of the name, portrait, or picture of a current or former service member for certain commercial purposes without consent, and provide remedies for violation of this prohibition.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would prohibit any person from using the name, portrait, or picture of a current or former service member, including deceased service members, for certain commercial purposes without consent of the service member or certain family members or other representatives of the service member. The measure would not prohibit use in certain literary or artistic works. A court may grant monetary relief for violating this prohibition, or issue an injunction to prevent unauthorized use.


Withdrawn by Sponsor 3/18/2009

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Assigned Number: 1038
Filed: 01/20/2009

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 protecting initiative process

*Withdrawn by sponsor on 2-3-2009

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Assigned Number: 1039
Filed: 01/05/2009

Sponsors
Dr. Kenneth R. Sinibaldi
Ms. L. Courtney Cox

Public Contact Information:
10654 S. Lakeshore
Chelan, WA 98816
Phone: 509-687-3426


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1039 concerns determining the taxable value of property.

This measure would establish taxable value of property purchased before 2009 at assessed value and property purchased after 2009 at agreed sale price or cost, with taxable value increasing thereafter one percent annually.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would direct that property acquired before January 1, 2009, be valued for taxation as stated in the 2009 property tax statement notice, and increased one percent per year thereafter. Property acquired on or after January 1, 2009, would be valued based on the agreed sale price or documented costs, including construction, increased one percent per year thereafter. Disputes about property value for property tax purposes would be resolved through submission to independent appraisers.


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Assigned Number: 1040
Filed: 01/15/2009

Sponsors
Ms. Kimberlie Struiksma

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 501
Blaine, WA 98231
Phone: 360-332-2181
Fax: 360-332-2181
kimberlies@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1040 concerns a supreme ruler of the universe.

This measure would prohibit state use of public money or lands for anything that denies or attempts to refute the existence of a supreme ruler of the universe, including textbooks, instruction or research.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require state government not to use public funds or property for anything that denies or attempts to refute the existence of a supreme ruler of the universe, including but not limited to appropriations for displays, textbooks, scientific endeavors, instruction, and research projects. The measure would provide that no person shall be questioned based on their personal values, beliefs, or opinions regarding the existence of a supreme ruler of the universe.


*Withdrawn by sponsor on 03-03-09

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Assigned Number: 1041
Filed: 01/06/2009

Sponsors
Mr. Michael Amaral

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 88862
Steilacoom, WA 98388
Phone: 425-999-0167
Fax: 206-388-3808
iamyoursamaritanact@live.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1041 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 the use of an automated external defibrillator.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would add a requirement for issuing driver's instruction permits. The measure would require applicants for a driver's instruction permit to submit verification to the state Department of Licensing that they have completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid, including use of automated external defibrillators. The course must be approved by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or equivalent program approved by the Department of Licensing. Other application requirements are unchanged.


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Assigned Number: 1042
Filed: 01/30/2009

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. 1042 concerns charges relating to motor vehicles.

This measure would set annual motor vehicle fees at $30 total, repeal or reduce certain taxes and fees, require voter approval for certain tax or fee increases, and require retirement of certain bonds.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would set basic vehicle license charges at $25 annually, plus a $5 filing fee. Certain taxes and fees would be repealed or reduced. Government-imposed fees and taxes on vehicles would take effect only if approved by voters in an election. The measure would require certain transportation authority bonds to be retired, and the taxes pledged to repay these bonds would be discontinued on their retirement date or March 31, 2010, whichever occurs first.

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Assigned Number: 1043
Filed: 01/13/2009

Sponsors
Mr. Wendell L. Hannigan

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 65488
University Place, WA 98464
Phone: 206-935-3505
info@respectwashington.us

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1043 concerns public and private enforcement of immigration laws.

This measure would require state and local agencies to enforce federal immigration laws and verify immigration status to issue driver’s licenses and public benefits. All employers would have to “E-Verify” employees’ immigration status.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure requires state and local agencies to assist in enforcing federal immigration laws. All private and public employers would be required to “E-Verify” immigration status of employees, subject to loss of licenses and other penalties. It would require verification of immigration status of applicants for many public benefits. Nonprofit organizations would be prohibited from offering employment services without proof of immigration status. Issuance of driver’s licenses would be prohibited without proof of immigration status.

*Revised by Court Order*

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Assigned Number: 1044
Filed: 01/29/2009

Sponsors
Mr. James E. Vaughn

Public Contact Information:
14416 168th St
Orting, WA 98360
Phone: 253-241-9634
Fax: 206-347-4578
jvaughn50@comcast.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1044 concerns taxes on business receipts.

This measure would repeal the business and occupation tax as of 2011, and direct the 2010 legislature to enact instead a flat tax on corporate and other business income, subject to certain deductions.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would repeal the gross receipts tax, commonly known as the business and occupation tax, effective January 1, 2011. The measure would direct the legislature, during its 2010 session, to enact and implement a flat tax on corporate and business taxable income to replace the business and occupation tax. The measure would set forth certain requirements for such a flat tax, such as setting the maximum rate and describing the deductions and credits allowed.


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Assigned Number: 1045
Filed: 01/29/2009

Sponsors
Mr. James E. Vaughn

Public Contact Information:
14416 168th St
Orting, WA 98360
Phone: 253-241-9634
Fax: 206-347-4578
jvaughn50@comcast.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1045 concerns a state-run health insurance program.

This measure would create a new state insurance agency to develop the contents of a state-run health insurance program covering all Washington residents and funded by premiums paid by Washington employers and employees.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would create a new state agency, headed by an appointed commissioner, to begin establishing a state-run health insurance program to provide selected health care benefits to all Washington residents. New commissions, boards, and offices would be created to establish policies regarding medical issues, represent consumers, plan for public health care needs, recommend premium amounts, set payment schedules, and administer program finances. The program would be funded by premiums paid by employers and employees.


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Assigned Number: 1046
Filed: 01/26/2009

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. 1046 concerns safety equipment.

This measure would repeal mandatory helmet use when operating motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, mopeds, and electric-assisted bicycles; repeal mandatory safety belt use for persons sixteen or older; and repeal state regulation of hunters’ clothing.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would repeal requirements mandating use of motorcycle helmets when operating a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or moped on a public or private road, and mandating use of a bicycle helmet when operating an electric-assisted bicycle. It would repeal requirements regarding use of safety belts by persons sixteen years old or older. The Department of Fish and Wildlife would not have authority to specify or define the clothing that may be used by hunters.


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Assigned Number: 1047
Filed: 02/09/2009

Sponsors
Ms. Kimberlie Struiksma

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 501
Blaine, WA 98231
Phone: 360-332-2181
Fax: 360-332-2181
kimberlies@hotmail.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1047 concerns a supreme ruler of the universe.

This measure would prohibit state use of public money or lands for anything that denies or attempts to refute the existence of a supreme ruler of the universe, including textbooks, instruction or research.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require state government not to use public funds or property for anything that denies or attempts to refute the existence of a supreme ruler of the universe, including but not limited to appropriations for displays, textbooks, scientific endeavors, instruction, and research projects.

*Last day to challenge ballot title and/or summary: 03-06-2009

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Assigned Number: 1048
Filed: 02/13/2009

Sponsors
Mr. Joshua T. Goodin

Public Contact Information:
56011 Murray Rd E
Ashford, WA 98304
Phone: 360-569-2296
fort_mac_1814@yahoo.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1048 concerns the conduct of elections

This measure would revise requirements for candidates to qualify for the primary and general election ballots, repealing laws providing that only the top vote-getters in the primary would advance to the general election.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would repeal laws providing that only the top two vote-getters in the primary election would advance to the general election and repeal the residency requirement for candidates. Additional candidates filing the required number of petition signatures could also participate in the general election. The option of “none of the above” would be added to the general election ballot. If “none of the above” gained a majority, new candidates would have to be nominated.


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Assigned Number: 1049
Filed: 03/06/2009

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
Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1049 concerns charges relating to motor vehicles.

Concise Description: This measure would set annual vehicle fees at $30, lower dealer service fees, repeal or reduce certain taxes and fees, base vehicle taxes on depreciated purchase price, and require retirement of certain bonds.

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



Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would set basic vehicle license charges at $25 annually, plus a $5 filing fee; require voter approval for additional charges; limit the vehicle documentation service fee to $5; repeal or reduce certain taxes and fees; and establish a valuation schedule to calculate motor vehicle taxes. Certain transportation authority bonds would be retired and the taxes pledged to repay them would be discontinued on their retirement date or March 31, 2010, whichever occurs first.

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Assigned Number: 1050
Filed: 04/24/2009

Sponsors
Mr. William L. Cork

Public Contact Information:
9053 Fruitdale Rd
Sedro Wooley, WA 98284
Phone: 360-856-5837


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 1050 concerns drivers’ licenses.

This measure would propose a system in which unpaid traffic violations would result in restricted drivers’ licenses permitting driving 12 hours per day, with provisions for recovering an unrestricted license by paying fines.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would propose a system in which people with traffic ticket violations would receive a restricted driver’s license permitting them to drive 12 hours each day. The licenses would permit driving from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. unless the license holder applied for different hours and paid an additional fee to the department of licensing. The measure describes how to obtain additional driving hours or recover a regular license by paying off traffic fines.

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Assigned Number: 1051
Filed: 05/28/2009

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 $30 Car Tabs

*Withdrawn by sponsor on 06-10-2009*

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Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 01/09/2009

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 lower property taxes (Ver E)

*Expired 02-02-2009*

Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 04/24/2009

Sponsors
Mr. William Cory Potts

Public Contact Information:
8443 NE 6th St
Medina, WA 98039
Phone: 206-963-9584


Initiative Subject
Related to the tax code

*Expired 5-16-2009*