History of Referendum Measures

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 1 (Chapter 48, Laws of 1913, Teachers’ Retirement Fund) Filed March 11, 1913. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 3, 1914 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 59,051 Against – 252,356. As a result, Chapter 48, Laws of 1913 did not become law.
REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 2 (Chapter 180, Laws of 1913, Quincy Valley Irrigation Measure) Filed March 25, 1913. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 3, 1914 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 102,315 Against – 189,065. As a result, Chapter 180, Laws of 1913 did not become law.
REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 3 (Chapter 54, Laws of 1915, Relating to Initiative and Referendum) Filed March 18, 1915. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1916 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 62,117 Against – 196,363. As a result, Chapter 54, Laws of 1915 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 4 (Chapter 55, Laws of 1915, Recall of Elective Public Officers) Filed March 18, 1915. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1916 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 63,646 Against – 193,686. As a result, Chapter 55, Laws of 1915 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 5 (Chapter 52, Laws of 1915, Party Conventions Act) Filed March 25, 1915. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1916 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 49,370 Against – 200,499. As a result, Chapter 52, Laws of 1915 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 6 (Chapter 181, Laws of 1915, Anti-Picketing) Filed March 25, 1915. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1916 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 85,672 Against – 183,042. As a result, Chapter 181, Laws of 1915 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 7 (Chapter 178, Laws of 1915, Certificate of Necessity Act) Filed March 25, 1915. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1916 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 46,820 Against – 201,742. As a result, Chapter 178, Laws of 1915 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 8 (Chapter 46, Laws of 1915, Port Commission) Filed March 25, 1915. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1916 and was rejected by the following vote: For 45,264 Against – 195,253. As a result, Chapter 46, Laws of 1915 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 9 (Chapter 49, Laws of 1915, Budget System) Filed March 25, 1915. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1916 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 67,205 Against – 181,833. As a result, Chapter 49, Laws of 1915 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 10 (Chapter 19, Laws of 1917, Bone Dry Law) Filed February 20, 1917. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 5, 1918 and passed by the following vote: For – 96,100 Against – 54,322.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 11 (Chapter 167, Laws of 1917, Capitol Building Fund Bonds) Filed April 23, 1917. No signature petitions were submitted for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 12A (Chapter 77, Laws of 1919, Salary of Judges) Filed April 14, 1919. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 12B (Chapter 59, Laws of 1921, Certificate of Necessity) Filed March 26, 1921. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1922 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 64,800 Against – 154,905. As a result, Chapter 59, Laws of 1921 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 13A (Chapter 112, Laws of 1919, Death Penalty) Filed April 14, 1919. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 13B (Chapter 175, Laws of 1921, Physical Examination of School Children) Filed April 4, 1921. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1922 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 96,874 Against – 156,113. As a result, Chapter 175, Laws of 1921 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 14A (Senate Joint Resolution No. 1, Laws of 1919, Intoxicating Liquor) Filed March 20, 1919. Signatures found insufficient to qualify the measure for the ballot.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 14B (Chapter 177, Laws of 1921, Primary Nominations and Registrations) Filed April 9, 1921. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1922 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 60,593 Against – 164,004. As a result, Chapter 177, Laws of 1921 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 15 (Chapter 176, Laws of 1921, Party Conventions) Filed April 9, 1921. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1922 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 57,324 Against – 140,299. As a result, Chapter 176, Laws of 1921 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 16 (Chapter 22, Laws of 1923, Butter Substitutes) Filed March 22, 1923. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 4, 1924 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 169,047 Against – 203,016. As a result, Chapter 22, Laws of 1923 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 17 (Chapter 115, Laws of 1929, Creating Department of Highways) Filed April 27, 1929. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 18 (Chapter 51, Laws of 1933, Cities and Towns; Electric Energy) Filed April 7, 1933. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 6, 1934 and passed by the following vote: For – 221,590 Against – 160,244.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 19 (Chapter 55, Laws of 1933, Horse Racing) Filed April 3, 1933. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 20 (Chapter 118, Laws of 1935, Regulating Pilots) Filed February 8, 1935. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 21 (Chapter 26, Laws of 1935, Blanket Primary Ballot) Filed April 8, 1935. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 22 (Chapter 209, Laws of 1941, Industrial Insurance) Filed April 3, 1941. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 3, 1942 and passed by the following vote: For – 246,257 Against – 108,845.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 23 (Chapter 158, Laws of 1941, Providing for Legal Adviser for Grand Juries) Filed April 16, 1941. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 3, 1942 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 126,972 Against – 148,266. As a result, Chapter 158, Laws of 1941 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 24 (Chapter 191, Laws of 1941, Prosecuting Attorneys; Providing that they shall no longer give advice to Grand Juries) Filed April 16, 1941. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 3, 1942 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 114,603 Against – 148,439. As a result, Chapter 191, Laws of 1941 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 25 (Chapter 15, Laws of 1943, Relating to Public Utility Districts) Filed March 18, 1943. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1944 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 297,919 Against – 373,051. As a result, Chapter 15, Laws of 1943 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 26 (Chapter 37, Laws of 1945, Relating to appointment of State Game Commissioners by the Governor) Filed April 3, 1945. Signature petitions were filed June 6, 1945 and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 5, 1946 and was rejected by the following vote: For 69,490 Against – 447,819. As a result, Chapter 37, Laws of 1945 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 27 (Chapter 202, Laws of 1945, Relating to the creation of a State Timber Resources Board) Filed April 3, 1945. Signature petitions were filed June 6, 1945 and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 5, 1946 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 107,731 Against – 422,026. As a result, Chapter 202, Laws of 1945 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 28 (Portion of Chapter 235, Laws of 1949, Relating to accident and health insurance covering employees eligible for unemployment compensation) Filed March 30, 1949. Signature petitions were filed June 8, 1949 and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 7, 1950 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 163,923 Against – 467,574. As a result, only sections 1 through 5 of Chapter 235, Laws of 1949 became law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 29 (Portion of Chapter 190, Laws of 1949, Amending State Insurance Code) Filed April 2, 1949. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 30 (Chapter 280, Laws of 1957, Inheritance Tax on Insurance Proceeds) Filed April 12, 1957. Signature petitions filed June 17, 1957 and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 4, 1958 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 52,223 Against – 811,539. As a result, Chapter 280, Laws of 1957 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 31 (Portion of Chapter 297, Laws of 1959, Authorizing corporations and joint stock associations to practice engineering) Filed March 31, 1959. Signature petitions were presented for canvassing June 10, 1959 and found insufficient to qualify the measure for the ballot.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 32 (Chapter 298, Laws of 1961, Washington State Milk Marketing Act) Filed March 22, 1961 by the Washington State Milk Consumers’ League. Signature petitions were filed June 14, 1961 and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 6, 1962 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 153,419 Against – 677,530. As a result, Chapter 298, Laws of 1961 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 33 (Chapter 275, Laws of 1961, Private Auditors of Municipal Accounts) Filed April 3, 1961 by Cliff Yelle, State Auditor. Signature petitions were filed on June 6, 1961 and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 6, 1962 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 242,189 Against – 563,475. As a result, Chapter 275, Laws of 1961 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 34 (Chapter 37, Laws of 1963, Mechanical Devices, Salesboards, Cardrooms, Bingo) Filed April 11, 1963 by Dr. Homer W. Humiston of Tacoma. Since the act contained an emergency clause making the law effective upon the approval of the Governor, Dr. Humiston initiated court action to determine whether or not the emergency clause was valid. On April 11, 1963, the State Supreme Court ruled that the emergency clause was not valid and directed the Secretary of State to accept and file the referendum. (Case No. 36998)

MEASURE NO.34 - CONTINUED Dr. Humiston filed signature petitions containing 82,995 signatures supporting Referendum Measure No. 34, during the period from June 3 through June 12, 1963. On June 24, it was discovered that the signature petitions had been stolen. On June 26, 1963, Secretary of State Victor A. Meyers certified Referendum Measure No. 34 to the county auditors with direction that the measure appear on the November 3, 1964 state general election ballot in spite of the fact that the signatures had been stolen. Such action was justified on the grounds that the sponsor of the referendum had filed 82,995 signatures when only 48,630 valid signatures were needed. On July 22, 1963 the Amusement Association of Washington brought suit against the Secretary of State challenging the certification of Referendum Measure No. 34.

MEASURE NO.34 - CONTINUED The Thurston County Superior court ruled that the Secretary of State had acted properly under the circumstances. On March 26, 1964, the State Supreme Court sustained the Thurston County Superior Court by ruling that the Secretary of State’s certification was valid. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 3, 1964 and was rejected by the following vote: For – 505,633 Against – 622,987. As a result, Chapter 37, Laws of 1963 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 35 (Chapter 22, Laws of 1967, Non-Discrimination by Realty Brokers, Salesmen) Filed March 22, 1967 by the AD-HOC (Advisory Home Owners Committee). 81,146 signatures were filed on June 6, 1967 and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the state general election held on November 5, 1968 and passed by the following vote: For – 580,578 Against – 276,161.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 36 (Chapter 100, Laws of 1973, Minimum Age—Alcoholic Beverage Control) Filed April 4, 1973 by Lloyd C. Tremain, Chairman, Citizens United for Responsible Legislation. 79,389 signatures were filed on June 7, 1973 and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the November 6, 1973 state general election and was rejected by the following vote: For – 495,624 Against – 510,491. As a result, Chapter 100, Laws of 1973 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 37 Chapter 288, Laws of 1975 (Shall the present law governing professional negotiations for certificated educational employees be repealed, and a new law substituted therefore?) Filed July 18, 1975 by Mrs. Alice K. Matz of Kent. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 38 Chapter 113, Laws of 1975-76 (Shall the salaries of state legislators be increased from $3,800 to $7,200 effective at the beginning of their next term?) Filed April 6, 1976 by Paul E. Byrd of Tacoma. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 39 Chapter 361, Laws of 1977 (Shall certain changes be made in voter registration laws, including registration by mail and absentee voting on one day’s registration?) Filed June 22, 1977 by Kent Pullen. 74,000 signatures were submitted on September 20, 1977 and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the November 8, 1977 general election and was rejected by the following vote: For – 303,353 Against 632,131. As a result, Chapter 361, Laws of 1977 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 40 Chapter 288, Laws of 1977 (Shall a state Women’s Commission be established by statute?) Filed July 29, 1977 by Susan Roylance, Representative of Women for Integrity in the Nation. 108,000 signatures were submitted on September 20, 1977 and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the November 8, 1977 general election and was rejected by the following vote: For – 259,761 Against – 664,962. As a result, Chapter 361, Laws of 1977 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 41 Chapter 204, Laws of 1984 (Shall the timber harvest tax be continued at a 6.5% rate rather than gradually reduced over four years to 5%?) Filed March 22, 1984 by Eleanor Fortson of Camano Island. The court ordered a writ of prohibition to prevent the referendum from appearing on the November, 1984 election ballot.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 42 Chapter 152, Laws of 1986 (Shall seat belt use be mandatory for drivers and passengers of motor vehicles federally required to have installed seat belts?) Filed April 7, 1986 by Mark Gabel of Parkland. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 43 Second Substitute House Bill 758 Attorney General refused to write a ballot title because the Governor had not yet signed the bill. Filing of the referendum petition was premature.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 44 Chapter 506, Laws of 1987 (Shall the director of the Department of Wildlife (formerly Game) be appointed by the Governor, not by the State Wildlife Commission?) Filed May 20, 1987 by Ted Cowan of Issaquah. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 45 Chapter 1, Laws of 1987, First Extraordinary Session (Shall the salary increases, established by the constitutionally created Citizens’ Commission, for elected state officials, legislators and judges be approved?) Filed June 5, 1987 by Ed Phillips of Mossyrock. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 46 Chapter 1, Laws of 1991, First Extraordinary Session (Shall the salary increases, established by the constitutionally created Citizens Commission, for elected state officers, legislators, and judges be approved?) Filed June 5, 1991 by Michael G. Cahill of Walla Walla. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 47 Chapter 336, Laws of 1993 (The state legislature has passed a law that revises the state’s education system in many ways, such as adopting new student learning goals, revising educator training and assistance, and requiring educator performance assessments. Should this law be approved or rejected?) Filed May 13, 1993 by O. Jerome Brown of Rolling Bay. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 48 Chapter 98, Laws of 1995, originally certified as Initiative Measure No.164 (Restricts land-use regulations and expands governments’ liability to pay for reduced property values of land or improvements thereon caused by certain regulations for public benefit.) Filed April 19, 1995 by Lucy B. Steers of Seattle. 231,122 signatures were submitted on July 21, 1995 and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the November 7, 1995 general election and was rejected by the following vote: For – 544,788 Against – 796,869. As a result, Chapter 98, Laws of 1995 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 49 Chapter 184, Laws of 1995 (Adds criminal trespass to the list of crimes for which police officers may arrest persons without witnessing the offense or first obtaining an arrest warrant.) Filed May 3, 1995 by Kenneth E. Gragsone of Everett. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 50 Chapter 149, Laws of 2002 (Statement of the Subject: The legislature passed Engrossed House Bill 2901 (EHB 2901) concerning unemployment insurance [and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on parts of this bill]. Concise Description: This bill would authorize additional training benefits for unemployed aerospace workers, adjust the maximum limits for unemployment benefit payments, and make various changes to unemployment insurance rates for employers.) Filed on March 29, 2002 by Elliot J. Swaney of Olympia. No signature petitions were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 51 Chapter 149, Laws of 2002 (Statement of the Subject: The legislature passed Engrossed House Bill 2901 (EHB 2901) concerning unemployment insurance [voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on parts of this bill]. Concise Description: This bill would revise laws regarding unemployment insurance for employers, including establishing new employer rate classes, increasing taxable wage bases, and imposing surcharge taxes if certain contingencies occur.) Filed on March 29, 2002 by Elliot J. Swaney of Olympia. The measure was withdrawn by the sponsor.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 52 Chapter 354, Laws of 2002 (Statement of the Subject: The legislature passed Substitute House Bill 1268 (SHB 1268) concerning state personnel reform [and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on parts of this bill]. Concise Description: This bill would provide collective bargaining for state employees concerning wages, hours, and working conditions, subject to legislative funding approval, and establish effective dates for state personnel reform and competitive contracting for services.) Filed on April 4, 2002 by Elliot J. Swaney of Olympia. The measure was withdrawn by the sponsor.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 53 Chapter 149, Laws of 2002 (Statement of the Subject: The legislature passed Engrossed House Bill 2901 (EHB 2901) concerning unemployment insurance [and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on parts of this bill]. Concise Description: This bill would revise laws regarding unemployment insurance for employers, including establishing new employer rate classes, increasing some taxable wage bases, and imposing surcharges if certain contingencies occur.) Filed on April 8, 2002 by Elliot J. Swaney. 151, 239 signatures were submitted and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the November 5, 2002 general election and was rejected by the following vote: Approved – 665,760 Rejected – 966,901. As a result, the portions of this bill included in the referendum did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 54 Chapter 16, Laws of 2003, First Special Session (Statement of the Subject: The legislature passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5028 (ESSB 5028) concerning water pollution [and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on part of this bill]. Concise Description: this bill would prohibit the department of ecology from using authority granted in the water pollution control law to place conditions on diversions or withdrawals by existing water rights holders, with certain exceptions.) Filed on June 24, 2003 by Joseph W. Ryan of Seattle. No signatures were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 55 Chapter 22, Laws of 2004 (Statement of the Subject: The legislature passed Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 2295 (ESSHB 2295 concerning charter public schools. Concise Description: this bill would authorize charter public schools and would set conditions on operations. Charter schools would be operated by qualified nonprofit corporations, under contracts with local education boards, and allocated certain public funds.) Filed on March 29, 2004 by Charles E. Hasse of Federal Way. 153,718 signatures were submitted and found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the November 2, 2004 general election and was rejected by the following vote: Approved, 1,122,964; Rejected, 1,572,203. As a result, ESSHB 2295 did not become law.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 56 Chapter 271, Laws of 2004 (Statement of the Subject: The legislature passed Engrossed Senate Bill 6453 (ESB 6453) concerning primary elections [and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on part of this bill]. Concise Description: This part of the bill would establish a primary to nominate major party candidates for partisan office. Voters would privately choose one party primary, voting only among that party’s candidates. Election laws are addressed.) Filed on April 1, 2004 by Richard L. Pope, Jr. of Bellevue. No signatures were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 57 Chapter 271, Laws of 2004 (Statement of the Subject: The legislature passed Engrossed Senate Bill 6453 (ESB 6453) concerning primary elections [and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on part of this bill]. Concise Description: This part of the bill would establish a primary to nominate major party candidates, and repeal inconsistent laws. Voters would privately choose one party primary, voting only among that party’s candidates. Election laws are addressed.) Filed on April 1, 2004 by Richard L. Pope, Jr. of Bellevue. No signatures were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 58 Chapter 271, Laws of 2004 (Statement of the Subject: The legislature passed Engrossed Senate Bill 6453 (ESB 6453) concerning primary elections [and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on part of this bill]. Concise Description: This part of the bill would affect primary and related laws which nominate major party candidates. Voters would privately choose one party primary, to vote in. Election laws are addressed.) Filed on April 2, 2004 by Richard L. Pope, Jr. of Bellevue. No signatures were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 59 Substitute Senate Bill 5078. Filed on April 19, 2005 by Daniel W. Wood of Olympia. The measure was withdrawn by the sponsor.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 60 Substitute Senate Bill 5078, Sections 1 and 2. Filed on April 25, 2005 by Daniel W. Wood of Olympia. The measure was rejected because of the emergency clause.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 61 Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6103, Section 102 (4), (5), (6). Filed on May 11, 2005 by Will Knedlik of Kirkland. The measure was rejected because of the emergency clause.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 62 Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6103, Sections 108, 110-111, 201-206, 301-302, and 402-407. Statement of Subject: The legislature passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6103 (ESSB 6103) concerning transportation revenue [and voters have filed a referendum petition on the parts of ESSB 6103 that are subject to referendum]. Consise Description: The referable parts of ESSB 6103 would direct annual transfers of $5 million to the transportation infrastructure account, establish motor vehicle weight fees and a trailer license fee, and increase fees for reflectorized plates and replacement plates. Filed on July 1, 2005 by Richard Pope of Bellevue. No signatures were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 63 ESHB 2661. Filed on January 31, 2006 by Tim Eyman, M. J. Fagan, and Leo J. Fagan of Spokane. The measure was withdrawn by the sponsors.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 64 Parts of Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2661. Filed on February 3, 2006 by Tim Eyman, M.J. Fagan, and Leo J. Fagan of Spokane. The measure was withdrawn by the sponsors.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 65 Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2661. Filed on February 9, 2006 by Tim Eyman, M.J. Fagan, and Leo J. Fagan of Spokane. No signatures were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 66 Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2661. Filed on February 16, 2006 by Tim Eyman, M.J. Fagan, and Leo J. Fagan of Spokane. No signatures were presented for checking.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 67 Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5726 would make it unlawful for insurers to unreasonably deny a claim for coverage or payment of benefits to any "first party claimant", as defined in the bill, or to violate insurance fair practices regulation. Filed on May 16, 2007 by Dana R. Bieber of Redmond. 156,446 signatures received July 20, 2007. Certified to ballot on July 30, 2007. Passed by voters 910,598 to 695,326 on November 6, 2007.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 68 House Bill 1069 would designate the Pacific chorus frog (scientific name Pseudacris regilla) as the official amphibian of the state of Washington.” Filed on June 8, 2007 by Evan B. Smith of Shoreline. No signatures submitted.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 69 Engrossed House Bill 1053 would increase the maximum amount for which raffle tickets can be sold from twenty five dollars to one hundred dollars each. Filed on April 22, 2009 by A. Wilson of Olympia. Withdrawn by sponsor.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 70 Senate Bill 5599 concerns the election of the President of the United States. 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. Filed on April 5, 2009 by David John Anderson of Shaw Island. No signatures submitted.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 71 Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5688 concerns rights and responsibilities of state-registered domestic partners. This bill would expand the rights, responsibilities, and obligations accorded state-registered same-sex and senior domestic partners to be equivalent to those of married spouses, except that a domestic partnership is not a marriage. Filed on May 4, 2009 by Lawrence Stickney of Arlington. 137,881 signatures were submitted on July 25th and after a full check, found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the November 3, 2009 election. Approved by voters 951,822 to 838,842.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 72 Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5808 concerns annexation of unincorporated areas. 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. Filed on May 27, 2009 by Gerald Galland. No signatures submitted.

REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 73 Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5073. Filed on May 23, 2011 by Steve Sarich III of North Bend. No signatures were presented for checking.
REFERENDUM MEASURE NO. 74 Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6239 concerns marriage for same-sex couples, modified domestic-partnership law, and religious freedom.  This bill would allow same-sex couples to marry, preserve domestic partnerships only for seniors, and preserve the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to perform, recognize, or accommodate any marriage ceremony. Filed on February 12, 2012 by Joseph Backholm of Lynnwood. Signatures were submitted on June 6th and after a random check, found sufficient. The measure was submitted to the voters at the November 6, 2012 election. Approved by voters 1,659,915 to 1,431,285.