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Proposed Initiatives to the Legislature - 2006

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 224,880 registered voters. The deadline for filing petition signatures for the following initiatives is 5:00 p.m. December 29, 2006. 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: 355
Filed: 04/20/2006

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. 355 concerns property taxes.

This measure would reduce each taxing district's property tax levy annually by one percent from the amount otherwise allowed, except certain increases approved by general election voters, and revise real property assessment procedures.
Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would reduce the regular property tax levy annually for each taxing district by one percent from the amount that would otherwise be lawfully allowed, beginning with taxes levied for collection in 2007. Levy increases approved by voters at a general election would be excluded in calculating this reduction. Real property revaluation would be limited to once every four years, and restrictions would be placed on adjusting property values in between the four-year revaluations.

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Assigned Number: 356
Filed: 04/18/2006

Sponsors
Ms. Evelyn A Harsh

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 125
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: (360)292-5559


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 356 concerns voter registration.

This measure would require new voter registrants to provide legal names, documentation of citizenship, and certain additional voter qualification information, and require existing voters to update their registrations before the next federal election.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require those registering to vote to provide their full legal names, documen-tation of citizenship, and last residential addresses, in addition to information required by existing law. Felons would be required to submit evidence that voting rights had been restored. All previously registered voters would be required to update their registration by providing their legal names and proof of citizenship before the next federal election, or their voter registration could eventually be cancelled.

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Assigned Number: 357
Filed: 04/18/2006

Sponsors
Ms. Evelyn A Harsh

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 552
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: (360) 956-3482


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 357 concerns voter registration.

This measure would require new voter registrants to provide legal names, documentation of citizenship, and certain additional information, and would require some existing voters to update their registrations before the next federal election.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require those registering to vote to provide full legal names, documentation of citizenship, and last residential addresses, in addition to information required by existing law. Felons would be required to submit evidence that voting rights had been restored. Voters originally registering after January 1, 1995, would be required to update their registration by providing legal names and proof of citizenship before the next federal election, or their registration could eventually be cancelled.

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Assigned Number: 358
Filed: 04/18/2006

Sponsors
Ms. Evelyn A Harsh

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 125
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: (360)292-5559


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 358 concerns elections.

This measure would require new voter registrants to provide legal names, documentation of citizenship, and certain additional information, require some existing voters to update their registrations, and add new requirements concerning ballot handling.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require those registering to vote to provide full legal names, documentation of citizenship, and last residential addresses, in addition to information already required by law. Felons would be required to submit evidence that voting rights had been restored. Voters originally registering after January 1, 1995, would be required to update their registration by providing legal names and documentation of citizenship. New restrictions would be placed on handling absentee ballots and provisional ballots.

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Assigned Number: 359
Filed: 04/18/2006

Sponsors
Ms. Evelyn A Harsh

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 125
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: (360)292-5559


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 359 concerns elections.

This measure would require new voter registrants to provide legal names, documentation of citizenship, and additional information, require existing voters to update their registrations, and add requirements concerning voter identification and ballot handling.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require those registering to vote to provide full legal names, documentation of citizenship, and additional voter qualification information. Felons would be required to submit evidence that voting rights had been restored. Previously registered voters would be required to update their registration. New restrictions would be placed on handling absentee and provisional ballots. Voter identification numbers would be required on absentee ballots, and photo identification would be required to vote at the polls.

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Assigned Number: 360
Filed: 06/07/2006

Sponsors
Mr. Jackson E. Millikan

Public Contact Information:
1216 Conger Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 888-2335


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 360 concerns the definition of the term “person” in state law.

This measure would amend the statutory definition of “person” to exclude corporations or companies, and provide that references in state laws to persons shall apply to individual human beings or human communities only.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would enact a new statute reading, “Washington state laws, rules, and protections concerning a person, persons, or people shall be applicable to an individual human being or a human community only.” It would also amend the statutory definition of the term “person” to read, “The term ‘person’ may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or non-profit affinity group, but never a corporation or company.”

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Assigned Number: 361
Filed: 06/20/2006

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
Relating to property taxes.



Withdrawn by Sponsor

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Assigned Number: 362
Filed: 07/12/2006

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. 362 concerns property taxes.

This measure would reduce each taxing district's regular property tax levy by one percent annually, except voter approved levies. Certain levies would require voter approval at a general electon.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would reduce each taxing district's regular property tax levy by one percent annually. Tax levies would be calculated each year without regard to the reductions in previous years required by this measure. Voter approved levies would not be subject to the reduction. Certain levy increases, including levies by taxing districts to use prior unused levy capacity and ferry district levies, would require voter approval at a general election.

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Assigned Number: 363
Filed: 08/07/2006

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: Fax(425)493-1027
jakatak@comcast.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 363 concerns property taxes.

This measure would reduce each taxing district’s regular property tax levy by one percent annually, except voter approved levies. Certain levies would require voter approval at a general election.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would reduce each taxing district’s regular property tax levy by one percent annually. Tax levies would be calculated each year without regard to the reductions in previous years required by this measure. Voter approved levies would not be subject to the reduction. Certain levy increases including levies by taxing districts to use prior unused levy capacity, and ferry district levies, would require voter approval at a general election.

Withdrawn

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Assigned Number: 364
Filed: 08/07/2006

Sponsors
Mr. William C Shaw

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 10553
Spokane, WA 99209
Phone: (509) 362-4713


Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 364 concerns mental illness.

This measure would require a person to be evaluated for civil commitment when immediate family members petition a court based on criminal, violent or threatening behavior, and provide for reporting certain such behavior.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require that a designated mental health professional evaluate a person’s mental health based on a petition to superior court filed by three immediate family members, requesting such an evaluation due to multiple criminal behavior or violent or threatening behavior. It would also provide for reporting to designated mental health professionals and evaluation and treatment facilities if certain persons exhibit life-threatening verbal or physical abuse.

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Assigned Number: 365
Filed: 08/17/2006

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. 365 concerns property taxes.

This measure would reduce each taxing district’s regular property tax levy annually and non-cumulatively by one percent, except voter-approved levies. Certain levy increases would require voter approval at a general election.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would reduce each taxing district’s regular property tax levy by one percent annually. Reductions would be calculated each year from the amount otherwise allowable by law, without regard to prior years’ reductions as required by this measure. Levies approved by the voters would not be subject to the reduction. Certain levy increases, including levies by taxing districts to use prior unused levy capacity, would require voter approval at a general election.

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Assigned Number: 366
Filed: 09/07/2006

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

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 18250
Spokane, WA 99228
Phone: (509)991-4765
Fax: (425)493-9127
jakatak@comcast.net

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 366 concerns property taxes.

This measure would reduce each taxing district’s regular property tax levies annually and non-cumulatively by one percent, except voter-approved levies. Certain levy increases would require voter approval at a general election.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would reduce each taxing district’s regular property tax levy by one percent annually. Reductions would be calculated each year from the amount otherwise allowable by law, without regard to prior years’ reductions as required by this measure. Levies approved by the voters would not be subject to the reduction. Certain levy increases exceeding the limitations provided by law would require voter approval at a general election.

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Assigned Number: 367
Filed: 09/14/2006

Sponsors
Mr. Jon T. Haugen

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

Initiative Subject
Relating to taxes.

inactive

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Assigned Number: 368
Filed: 09/26/2006

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. 368 concerns increases in taxes, fees, and revenue imposed by state government.

This measure would require either a two-thirds legislative vote or voter approval to increase state taxes or fees, as defined, and voter approval would be required for increases over the state expenditure limit.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require either a two-thirds majority of each house of the legislature or voter approval for increases in state taxes, revenues, or fees for the general fund or other state funds. The measure would apply to new taxes, increases in tax amounts or rates, expanded tax bases, repeal of deductions or exemptions, revival of expiring taxes, and tolls. All tax increases exceeding the state expenditure limit would require voter approval at an election.

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Assigned Number: 369
Filed: 10/03/2006

Sponsors
Mr. Jon T. Haugen

Public Contact Information:
13502 NW 49th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98685-1597
Phone: (360) 907-8340
info@HaugenSenate.com

Initiative Subject
Relating to Taxes

Inactive

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Assigned Number: 370
Filed: 10/19/2006

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

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

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 370 concerns increases in taxes, fees, and revenues imposed by state government.

This measure would require two-thirds legislative votes or voter approval on tax or fee increases, as defined, and require publication of cost projections, sponsorship, and voting information on bills increasing taxes or fees.

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

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require a two-thirds majority of each house of the legislature or voter approval to increase taxes or fees for the general fund or other state funds. The measure would apply to new taxes, increased rates, expanded tax bases, increasing the monetary amount of a tax, extending expiring taxes, and new or increased tolls. The Office of Financial Management would be required to publish cost projections, sponsorship, and voting information on such bills.

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Assigned Number: 371
Filed: 10/31/2006

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

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 371 concerns property taxes.

This measure would reduce each taxing district's regular property tax levy annually by 1%, re-enact 1% levy increase limitations, and cap individual property tax increases at 1% annually. Voter-approved increases would be exempt.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would reduce taxing districts' regular property tax levy by one percent annually. Reductions would be calculated each year from the ammount otherwise allowable by law, without regard to prior years' reductions. Leavy increase limitations of 1% would be re-enacted. Individual property tax increases would be capped at 1% annually. Voter-approved increases would be exempt. Certain levy increases, including levies to use prior unused levy capacity, would require voter approval at a general election.

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Assigned Number: 372
Filed: 11/08/2006

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
Relating to taxes, fees, and other revenue.

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Assigned Number: 373
Filed: 11/14/2006

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. 373 concerns increases in taxes, fees, and revenues imposed by state government.

This measure would require two-thirds legislative approval or voter approval for tax and fee increases, as defined, published cost projections on revenue-increasing bills, and advisory votes on tax increases imposed without voter approval.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require a two-thirds legislative majority or voter approval to increase taxes or fees for the general fund or for other state funds. The measure would define the term “raises taxes or other revenue.” The Office of Financial Management would be required to publish cost projections and information about sponsorship and voting records on any legislative bills increasing taxes or revenue. Advisory votes would be required on revenue increases enacted without voter approval.

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Assigned Number: 374
Filed: 11/17/2006

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. 374 concerns increases in taxes, fees, and revenues imposed by state government.

This measure would require two-thirds legislative approval or voter approval for tax and fee increases, as defined, published cost projections on revenue-increasing bills, and advisory votes on tax increases imposed without voter approval.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require a two-thirds legislative majority or voter approval to increase taxes or fees for the general fund or for other state funds. The measure would define the term “raises taxes or other revenue.” The Office of Financial Management would be required to publish cost projections and information about sponsorship and voting records on any legislative bills increasing taxes or revenue. Advisory votes would be required on revenue increases enacted without voter

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Assigned Number: 375
Filed: 11/28/2006

Sponsors
Mr. Kenneth L. Hutcherson

Public Contact Information:
15135 NE 92nd
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-556-5905
Fax: 425-881-6918
hutchfortraditionalmarriage@hotmail.com

Initiative Subject
Relating to amending the laws against discrimination

Withdrawn

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Assigned Number: 376
Filed: 12/04/2006

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. 376 concerns tax and fee increases imposed by state government.

This measure would require either two-thirds legislative approval or voter approval for tax increases as defined, post-enactment advisory votes on certain tax increases, and publication of cost projections on revenue-increasing bills.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require either a two-thirds vote in each house of the legislature or a referendum bill on increases in taxes as defined in the measure. New or increased fees would require prior legislative approval. A post-enactment advisory vote would be required as to any tax increases not subject to referendum. The office of financial management would be required to publish fiscal and voting reports on all bills imposing or increasing taxes or fees.

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Assigned Number: 377
Filed: 12/11/2006

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
425-493-1027

Initiative Subject
Relating to taxes, fees, and revenue.

withdrew

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Assigned Number: 378
Filed: 12/14/2006

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
425-493-1027

Initiative Subject
Relating to taxes, fees, and revenue.

withdrew

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Assigned Number: 379
Filed: 12/05/2006

Sponsors
Mr. Richard J. Spady

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 7230
Bellevue, WA 980081237
Phone:
fastforum@aol.com

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 379 concerns a process to provide citizens' opinions to governments.

This measure would establish a network of citizen councilors, coordinated by the state auditor's office, where volunteers would meet in small groups and share their opinions on topics of public interest for tabulation

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would establish a network of citizen councilors to engage in dialogue on topics of public importance. Topics would be periodically identified by the state auditor based on special questionnaires sent to citizens who choose to participate, plus suggestions from public officials. The program would be coordinated through the state auditor's office, would encourage citizen volunteers to meet in small groups, and develop opinions. Opinions would be tabulated with funding by donations and subscriptions.

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Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 06/19/2006

Sponsors
Mr. William C Shaw

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 10553
Spokane, WA 99209
Phone: (509)362-4713


Initiative Subject
Relating to commitment.

Inactive


Assigned Number: (not assigned)
Filed: 12/22/2006

Sponsors
Ms. Charrisa Raynor

Public Contact Information:
2214 W. Emerson St.
Seattle, WA 98199
Phone: (206) 393-2799


Initiative Subject
Relating to mandatory training for long-term care workers