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Proposed Referendum Measures - 2009

Referendum petitions against a measure passed by the Legislature are filed with the Secretary of State not later than ninety days after final adjournment of the session in which the measure passed.

To be certified, petition must:

  • contain the signatures of at least 123,186 registered voters.
  • be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on June 11, 2014.
  • It is recommended that sponsors submit at least 129,000 signatures to allow for invalid signatures.

The following is a list of proposed referendum measures filed to date with the Office of the Secretary of State.

Questions regarding the content of referenda should be directed to the sponsor(s).


Assigned Number: 69
Filed: 04/22/2009

Sponsors
Ms. Amilee Wilson

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 19743
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone:


Referendum Subject
EHB 1053

*Withdrawn by Sponsor*

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Assigned Number: 70
Filed: 04/29/2009

Sponsors
Ms. Anne Hogenson
Mr. David John Anderson

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 366
Shaw Island, WA 98286
Phone: 360-317-6113
voteonpopvote@gmail.com

Ballot Title
Statement of Subject: The legislature passed Senate Bill 5599 concerning election of the President of the United States.

Concise Description: This bill would enter Washington into an agreement to appoint presidential electors pledged to support the winner of the national popular vote, if states possessing a majority of electoral votes enact the agreement.

Should this bill be:

___ Approved

___ Rejected

Ballot Measure Summary
The President is elected through “electoral college” votes cast by electors appointed from each state. This bill enters Washington into an agreement under which each state enacting the agreement will appoint presidential electors who are pledged to support the candidate receiving the largest national popular vote, instead of the candidate receiving the most votes in that state. The agreement would take effect only if states holding at least a majority of electoral votes enact it.

*No Signatures Submitted*

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Assigned Number: 71
Filed: 05/04/2009

Sponsors
Mr. Lawrence Stickney

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 501
Arlington, WA 98223
Phone: 360-631-1894
lstickney@valuesaction.org

Referendum Subject
SB 5688

*Certified to the November 3 ballot on September 2, 2009

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Assigned Number: 72
Filed: 05/27/2009

Sponsors
Mr. Gerald Galland

Public Contact Information:
P.O. Box 1843
Milton, WA 98354
Phone: 253-838-8690
jerry@votenoannexation.com

Ballot Title
Statement of Subject: The legislature passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5808 concerning annexation of unincorporated areas.

Concise Description: This bill would permit cities and towns to annex certain fire district territory after an agreement, in addition to other methods, and would also reduce property percentage requirements for some annexation petitions.

Should this bill be:

Approved ___
Rejected ___


Ballot Measure Summary
The portions of ESSB 5808 covered by this referendum measure would permit a city or town to annex unincorporated areas served by a fire protection district – in addition to existing annexation methods – by interlocal agreement between the city or town, the county and the fire district serving the area. It would also make uniform for all cities the procedure for annexation by petition of owners of 60% of assessed property value in an annexation area.

*Revised by court order on 06-18-2009

*No signatures Submitted

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