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Proposed Initiatives to the Legislature - 2002

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 of at least 197,734 registered voters. The deadline for filing petition signatures for the following initiatives is 5:00 p.m. January 3, 2003. 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: 262
Filed: 03/18/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Stuart J. Bramhall

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 30506
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 323-3393
Fax: (206) 322-2590
info@healthcare2k.org

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 262 concerns health care financing.

This measure would create a health care finance commission, appointed by the governor. The commission would propose a unified health services financing system for all Washington residents, for submission to the 2005 Legislature. Shall this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would create a health care financing commission of 11 to 17 commissioners appointed by the governor. The commission would create a detailed proposal for a unified financing system for health services for all residents through a plan emphasizing comprehensive health care, quality of care, choice of provider, and cost control. The plan would be submitted to the legislature within 30 months. $900,000 would be appropriated to the commission to carry out its duties.

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Assigned Number: 263
Filed: 06/05/2002

Sponsors
Mr. David John Anderson

Public Contact Information:
152 NW 72nd St
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone:


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 263 concerns replacing “Washington” with “Cascadia” in the Revised Code of Washington.

This measure would replace any reference to “Washington” in the Revised Code of Washington with “Cascadia”. Abbreviations for “Washington” would be replaced with abbreviations for “Cascadia”.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would replace all references to “Washington” in future publications of the Revised Code of Washington with references to the state of “Cascadia.” Abbreviations for Washington, such as “W” or “Wash.” or “WA”, would be replaced with abbreviations for Cascadia, such as “C” or “Casc.” or “CS”. Any references in state law to the state of “Cascadia” would be read as “Washington” in order to “facilitate seamless transition and avoid ambiguity.”

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Assigned Number: 264
Filed: 07/05/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Ray D. Benham

Public Contact Information:
5312 W. Tucannon
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 264 concerns transportation financing.

This measure would direct that all revenue from state sales tax collected on the sale of motor vehicles be placed in the motor vehicle fund, which is used for road and highway purposes.

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



Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require that revenue from the state portion of sales tax collected on the sale of motor vehicles be placed in the motor vehicle fund, which is used exclusively for highway purposes. The term “motor vehicle” would include all self-propelled vehicles (such as cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles) and electric trolleys not operated on rails, but would not include farm tractors, other farm vehicles, off-road vehicles, non highway vehicles, or snowmobiles.

The wording of this ballot title has been appealed in superior court. The appeal has been indefinitely continued by the judge in reliance upon the sponsor's withdrawal of the measure.

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Assigned Number: 265
Filed: 07/23/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Leo J. Fagan
Mr. M.J. Fagan
Mr. Ray D. Benham
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 6131
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (425) 493-8707


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 265 concerns transportation.

This measure would direct state sales tax on vehicles be placed in the motor vehicle fund, require performance audits on transportation agencies, and open carpool lanes to all vehicles in off-peak hours.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
The wording of this ballot title has been appealed in superior court. The appeal has been indefinitely continued by the judge in reliance upon the sponsor's withdrawal of the measure.


Withdrawn by sponsor and refiled as Initiative 267

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Assigned Number: 266
Filed: 07/31/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Allan L. Robinson

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 6252
Olympia, WA 98501-6252
Phone: (360) 867-1596


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 266 concerns regulation of attorneys.

This measure would create an appointed review board to govern the state bar association and regulate attorneys at law, and would repeal existing laws concerning the bar association and the practice of law.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would create a review board of twelve “able legal professionals”, appointed with the consultation and advice of the governor’s office, to govern the state bar association and regulate the practice of law. The existing State Bar Act, which creates the state bar association and sets forth certain conditions on the practice of law, would be repealed. Persons who defend members of the state bar association would be expressly liable for their unlawful acts.

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Assigned Number: 267
Filed: 08/08/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Leo J. Fagan
Mr. M.J. Fagan
Mr. Ray D. Benham
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 6131
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: (425) 493-8707


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 267 concerns transportation.

This measure would redirect state sales and use taxes on motor vehicles to highway purposes rather than other governmental purposes, require transportation agency performance audits, and open carpool lanes during non-peak hours.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require that the state portion of taxes collected on the sale and use of motor vehicles be deposited in the motor vehicle fund, which is used exclusively for state and local highway purposes, rather than in the general fund. The measure would require performance audits by the state auditor on major state and local transportation agencies, and would require the opening of carpool lanes to all traffic during non-peak hours.

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Assigned Number: 268
Filed: 08/05/2002

Sponsors
Mr. David M. Reeve

Public Contact Information:
110 - 110th Ave NE #607
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (206) 372-0689


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 268 concerns electronic mail communications.

This measure would make it unlawful to intercept or record any private communication transmitted by e-mail between two or more points within or without the state, without obtaining the consent of all participants.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require certain local governments to limit increases in general fund revenues, not including new voter-approved revenues, to 1% per year. “General fund revenue” would mean the aggregate of revenue generated from taxes, fees, and other governmental charges for use in the local government’s general fund. Revenues collected above the limit would be used to reduce property tax levies. The measure would apply to local governments that are subject to specified tax laws.

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Assigned Number: 269
Filed: 08/23/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 48271
Spokane, WA 99228
Phone: (425) 493-8707
Fax: (509) 467-4323
cheebee@msn.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 269 concerns limiting increases in local government revenues to reduce property taxes.

This measure would limit general fund revenue increases for certain local governments to 1% per year, excluding new voter-approved increases, and would use revenues collected above this limit to reduce property tax levies.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require certain local governments to limit increases in general fund revenues, not including new voter-approved revenues, to 1% per year. “General fund revenue” would mean the aggregate of revenue generated from taxes, fees, and other governmental charges for use in the local government’s general fund. Revenues collected above the limit would be used to reduce property tax levies. The measure would apply to local governments that are subject to specified tax laws.

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Assigned Number: 270
Filed: 09/24/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 270 concerns limiting increases in city, town, and county revenues.

This measure would limit general fund revenue increases for cities, towns, and counties to 1% per year, excluding new voter-approved increases, with revenues collected above this limit used to reduce property tax levies.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require cities, towns, and counties to limit increases in general fund revenues, not including new voter-approved revenues, to 1% per year. “General fund revenue” would mean the aggregate of revenue generated from taxes, fees, and other governmental charges for use in the local government’s general fund. Revenues collected above the limit would be used to reduce the government’s property tax levies. The new requirements would be effective with fiscal year 2002 budgets.

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Assigned Number: 271
Filed: 09/24/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 271 concerns ergonomics regulations.

This measure would repeal existing state ergonomics regulations and would direct the department of labor and industries not to adopt new ergonomics regulations unless a uniform federal standard is required.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would declare existing state ergonomics regulations null and void and would direct the department of labor and industries to repeal them. The department would be directed not to adopt any new regulations relating to ergonomics, unless necessary to meet a uniform federal standard. The measure would specifically include those rules adopted by the department of labor and industries on May 26, 2000, and codified as WAC 296-62-05101 through 296-62-05176.

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Assigned Number: 272
Filed: 09/24/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 272 concerns state agency administrative rules.

This measure would direct the legislature to review all administrative rules adopted by state agencies. Rules not enacted as legislative bills would become void, according to a schedule set forth in the measure.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would make existing and future administrative rules void unless reviewed and enacted as bills by the legislature. Existing rules would be reviewed by the legislature over the next four years following a schedule set forth in the measure. Future rules would be void thirty days after the end of the next session after adopted, unless enacted as bills by the legislature. Rules (except emergency rules) would take effect ninety days after legislative approval.

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Assigned Number: 273
Filed: 10/04/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 273 concerns city, town, and county revenues.

This measure would limit general fund revenue increases for cities, towns, and counties to 1% per year, excluding new voter-approved increases, and use revenues collected above this limit to reduce property tax levies.

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require cities, towns, and counties to limit increases in general fund revenues, not including new voter-approved revenues, to 1% per year. “General fund revenue” would mean the aggregate of revenues generated from taxes, fees, and other governmental charges for use in the government’s general fund. Revenues collected above the limit would be used to reduce the government’s property tax levies. Fiscal 2002 would be the base year for calculating the annual limits.

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Assigned Number: 274
Filed: 09/30/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to reestablishing Initiative 601.

Withdrawn by Sponsor

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Assigned Number: 275
Filed: 10/21/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to reestablishing Initiative 601.

Withdrawn by Sponsor

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Assigned Number: 276
Filed: 10/29/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to reestablishing Initiative 601.

Withdrawn by Sponsor

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Assigned Number: 277
Filed: 11/12/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to requiring legislative supermajorities to raise revenue.

Withdrawn by Sponsor

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Assigned Number: 278
Filed: 11/23/2002

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

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to requiring legislative supermajorities to raise revenue.

Withdrawn by Sponsor

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Assigned Number: 279
Filed: 12/02/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to property taxes

Withdrawn by Sponsor

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Assigned Number: 280
Filed: 11/25/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Donald D. Hansler

Public Contact Information:
22711 66th Ave Ct E
Spanaway, WA 98387
Phone: (253) 846-3354


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 280 concerns extra pay for public school teachers.

This measure would award compensation to public school teachers rated highly on questionnaires filled out by students’ parents and guardians, funded by a sales tax increase of fourteen one-hundredths of one percent (0.14%).

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


Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would establish a system of public school teacher bonus salary increases, based on the parent/guardian ratings in questionnaires distributed each year. Teachers with high overall ratings would receive bonuses calculated as set forth in the measure. School principals and assistants would process the questionnaires and calculate the bonuses. The cost of the bonuses would be reimbursed to each district by the state treasurer, from funds provided through a sales tax increase of 0.14%.

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Assigned Number: 281
Filed: 12/13/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to property taxes

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Assigned Number: 282
Filed: 12/09/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to reestablishing Initiative 601.

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Assigned Number: 283
Filed: 12/18/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim D. Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to property taxes.

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Assigned Number: 284
Filed: 12/09/2002

Sponsors
Mr. J. Pat Thompson

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 750
Everett, WA 98206
Phone: (425) 303-8818
Fax: (425) 303-8906
patlecouncil2.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to initiative signature gathering

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 10/31/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Patrick M. Crawford

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

Initiative Subject
*Relating to salaries of elected officials.

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 12/11/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Darren T. Schoen

Public Contact Information:
2440 Western Ave #501
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 770-9583


Initiative Subject
*Relating to changing the name of Washington state.

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 12/18/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Thomas G. Erickson

Public Contact Information:
9801 St Helens Ave
Vancouver, WA 98664
Phone: (360) 260-0929


Initiative Subject
*Relating to schools.

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Assigned Number: Not Assigned
Filed: 12/18/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to property taxes.

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Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 04/22/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Michael J. Thompson

Public Contact Information:
9710 5th Ave NE, #403
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 522-8184


Initiative Subject
*Relating to interest rates


Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 07/29/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Michael J. Thompson

Public Contact Information:
9710 5th Ave NE, #403
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 522-8184


Initiative Subject
*Relating to interest rates on credit cards


Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 08/12/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim D. Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 48271
Spokane, WA 99228
Phone: (425) 493-8707
Fax: (509) 467-4323
cheebee@msn.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to limiting the growth of general fund revenues


Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 10/03/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Tim D. Eyman

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 1300
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Phone: (425) 493-9127
Fax: (425) 493-1027
insignia@greekwatch.com

Initiative Subject
*Relating to lawmakers accountability


Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 12/24/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St.
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone:


Initiative Subject
*Relating to initiatives


Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 12/24/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St.
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone:


Initiative Subject
*Relating to initiative disclosures


Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 12/24/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St.
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone:


Initiative Subject
*Relating to initiative reviews


Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 12/24/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St.
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone:


Initiative Subject
* Relating to supermajority voting


Assigned Number: Inactive
Filed: 12/24/2002

Sponsors
Mr. Stephen M Zemke

Public Contact Information:
2131 N 132nd St.
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone:


Initiative Subject
*Relating to voters' pamphlets