Proposed Referendum Measures

Referendum petitions against a measure passed by the Legislature shall be filed with the Secretary of State not later than 90 days after final adjournment of the session in which the measure passed.

To be certified, a petition must contain the valid signatures of 162,258 registered voters (4% of the votes cast in the last regular gubernatorial election).   Questions regarding the content of referenda should be directed to the sponsor(s).

Submitted Signature Statistics

 

Filed Assigned Number Primary Sponsor Referendum Subject
4/27/2021 R-92 Tim Eyman We don't want higher fuel costs unless all 50 states participate (low carbon fuel standard)- Withdrawn by Sponsor on 6/3/2021

Submitted date:
4/27/2021 8:42 AM

 

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 6151
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: 426-590-9396
Email[email protected]

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Ballot Title

The legislature passed Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5126 concerning a cap and invest program to reduce carbon pollution [and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on portions of this bill.

The portions of this bill subject to this referendum would authorize the Department of Ecology to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, define terms, designate which government entities have responsibilities and who is regulated un the act, affect enforcement, and prohibit certain local taxes

Should this measure be: ___Approved    ___Rejected

 

Ballot Measure Summary

The portions of this bill subject to this referendum authorize the Department of Ecology to establish a cap on greenhouse gas emissions, define certain terms used throughout the act, and designate the responsibilities of government entities under the act. They would also provide that a person may be a regulated entity under the act and that a regulated entity must submit compliance instruments. They would also prohibit local governments from implementing a charge or tax..

Filed Assigned Number Primary Sponsor Referendum Subject
4/27/2021 R-93 Tim Eyman We don’t want higher fuel costs unless all 50 states participate (cap and tax)-  Withdrawn by Sponsor on 6/3/2021

Submitted date:
4/27/2021 8:42 AM

 

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 6151
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: 426-590-9396
Email[email protected]

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Ballot Title Letter  PDF

Ballot Title

The legislature passed Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5126 concerning a cap and invest program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This bill would create a “cap-and-invest” program to reduce greenhouse emissions from specific energy producers, suppliers, and importers; direct funding to specified environmental purposes; and require mitigation in communities disproportionately impacted by pollution.

Should this measure be: ___Approved    ___Rejected

 

Ballot Measure Summary

This bill would establish a cap-and-invest program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which would apply to specified energy producers, suppliers, and importers that release at least 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually, with some emissions exempted. It would create emissions reporting requirements; direct proceeds from the program to specified accounts; provide for offset credits, cost protection controls, and compliance enforcement; and require additional monitoring and mitigation in communities disproportionally  impacted by pollution. 

 

 

Filed Assigned Number Primary Sponsor Referendum Subject
6/1/2021 R-94 Tim Eyman No Higher Fuel Costs (Carbon Fuel Standard)

Submitted date:
5/28/2021 11:56 AM

 

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 6151
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: 426-590-9396
Email[email protected]

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Court Order PDF

Ballot Title

The legislature passed Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill 1091 concerning reducing carbon pollution from transportation fuel [and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on portions of this bill]. 

TThe portions of this bill subject to this referendum would authorize a "clean fuels program" to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, including standards to reduce carbon intensity in transportation fue ls, incentives to sell low-carbon fuels, and funding zero-emission electricity infrastructure.

Should this measure be: ___Approved    ___Rejected

Ballot Measure Summary

The portions of this bill subject to this referendum would aim to reduce carbon pollution by authorizing a "clean fuels program," reduce aggregate greenhouse gas emissions per unit of transportation fuel by 20 percent below 2017 levels by 2038, and fund zero-emission electricity infrastructure. The program would establish standards to reduce carbon intensity in transportation fuels, provide incentives, including tax-exempt credits, to support availability of low-carbon fuels, and must also include cost containment mechanisms.

 

Filed Assigned Number Primary Sponsor Referendum Subject
6/1/2021 R-95 Tim Eyman No Higher Fuel Costs (Cap & Tax Schemes)

Submitted date:
5/28/2021 8:42 AM

 

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 6151
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: 426-590-9396
Email[email protected]

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Ballot Title Letter  PDF

Court Order PDF

Ballot Title

The legislature passed Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5126 concerning a cap and invest program to reduce carbon pollution [and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on portions of this bill].

The portions of this bill subject to this referendum would authorize the Department of Ecology to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, define terms, designate which government entities have responsibilities and who is regulated under the act, affect enforcement, and prohibit certain taxes.

Should this measure be: ___Approved    ___Rejected

Ballot Measure Summary

The portions of this bill subject to this referendum would authorize the Department of Ecology to establish a cap on greenhouse gas emissions, define certain terms used throughout the act, and designate the responsibilities of government entities under the act. They would provide that a person may be a regulated entity under the act and that a regulated entity must submit compliance instruments. They would also prohibit local governments from implementing a charge or tax.

 

 

Filed Assigned Number Primary Sponsor Referendum Subject
3/13/2020 R-90 Mindie Wirth Comprehensive Sexual Health Education in the Early Learning and K12 Education Committee

Submitted date:
3/13/2020 8:03 AM

 

Public Contact Information:
218 Main Street #494
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: 253-260-3642
Email

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Ballot Title Letter  PDF

Certification of Referendum 90 PDF

Ballot Title

The legislature passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5395 concerning comprehensive sexual health education.

This bill would require school districts to adopt or develop, consistent with state standards, comprehensive age-appropriate sexual health education, as defined, for all students, and excuse students if their parents request.

Should this measure be: ___Approved    ___Rejected

 

Ballot Measure Summary

The legislature enacted a law requiring all school districts to provide comprehensive sexual health education, as defined, beginning in 2021-22 for grades 6-12 and in 2022-23 for grades K-5. Students must be excused from this program if parents so request. The curriculum must satisfy state standards. The content and frequency of providing comprehensive sexual health education would vary by grade level and must include affirmative consent and bystander training. K-3 instruction must be social-emotional learning.

Filed Assigned Number Primary Sponsor Referendum Subject
3/13/20 R-91 Matthew C. Marshall Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

Submitted date:
3/12/2020 8:12 AM

 

Public Contact Information:
PO Box 274
McKenna, WA 98558
Phone: 931-241-2320
Email
Website

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Ballot Title Letter Revised PDF

Ballot Title Letter  PDF

Ballot Title

The legislature passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5395 concerning comprehensive sexual health education.

This bill would require school districts to adopt or develop, consistent with state standards, comprehensive age-appropriate sexual health education, as defined, for all students, and excuse students if their parents request.

Should this measure be: ___Approved    ___Rejected

 

Ballot Measure Summary

The legislature enacted a law requiring all school districts to provide comprehensive sexual health education, as defined, beginning in 2021-22 for grades 6-12 and in 2022-23 for grades K-5. Students must be excused from this program if parents so request. The curriculum must satisfy state standards. The content and frequency of providing comprehensive sexual health education would vary by grade level and must include affirmative consent and bystander training. K-3 instruction must be social-emotional learning.

Filed Assigned Number Primary Sponsor Referendum Subject
4/29/19 R-88 Kan Qiu Putting Initiative 1000 on the November 2019 ballot

Submitted date:
4/29/2019 8:00 AM
Ballot Title Issued:
5/6/2019

Public Contact Information:
15600 NE 8th ST Ste B1-309
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: 425-998-7199
[email protected]
Website

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Filed Assigned Number Primary Sponsor Referendum Subject
5/14/19 R-89 Richard L. Pope, Jr. State and Federal Special Education Funding (Parts of Bill Only)

Submitted date:
5/14/2019
Ballot Title Issued:
5/6/2019

Public Contact Information:
15600 NE 8th ST Ste B1-358
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: 425-829-5305
[email protected]

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