Yearly Summary of Initiatives to the People

Initiatives to the People Summary
Year Filed Total Number Filed No. Certified to Ballot Initiative No. Subject Result
1914 18 7 3 Statewide Prohibition Approved
      6 Blue Sky Law Rejected
      7 Abolishing Bureau of Inspection Rejected
      8 Abolishing Employment Offices Approved
      9 First Aid to Injured Rejected
      10 Convict Labor Road Measure Rejected
      13 Eight Hour Law Rejected
           
1916 11 1 18(1A) Brewers’ Hotel Bill Rejected
           
1918 5 0      
           
1920 3 0      
           
1922 10 2 40 Relating to the Poll Tax Approved
      46 “30-10” School Plan Rejected
           
1924 5 3 49 Compulsory School Attendance Rejected
      50 Limitation of Taxation Rejected
      52 Electric Power Measure Rejected
           
1926 2 0      
           
1928 1 0      
           
1930 2 1 57 Redistricting Approved
           
1932 13 5 58 Permanent Registration Approved
      61 Relating to Intoxicating Liquors Approved
      62 Creating Department of Game Approved
      64 Limiting Taxes Approved
      69 Income Tax Measure Approved
           
1934 27 2 77 Fishing and Fish Traps Approved
      94 40-Mill Tax Limit Approved
           
1936 25 4 101 Civil Service Rejected
      114 40-Mill Tax Limit Approved
      115 Old Age Pension Rejected
      119 Production for Use Rejected
           
1938 16 3 126 Non-Partisan School Election Approved
      129 40-Mill Tax Limit Approved
      130 Regulation of Labor Disputes Rejected
           
           
1940 11 2 139 P.U.D. Bonds Rejected
      141 Old Age Pension Approved
           
1942 5 1 151 Old Age Assistance Rejected
           
1944 4 2 157 Old Age Assistance Rejected
      157 Old Age Assistance Rejected
           
1946 8 1 166 Public Utility Districts Rejected
           
1948 7 3 169 Bonus to World War II Veterans Approved
      171 Liquor by the Drink Approved
      172 Social Security Laws Approved
           
1950 6 2 176 Public Assistance Grants Rejected
      178 Citizens’ Security Act Approved
           
1952 8 3 180 Colored Margarine Approved
      181 Observance of Standard Time Approved
      184 Old Age Pension Laws Rejected
           
1954 10 4 188 Chiropractic Examinations Rejected
      192 Commercial Salmon Fishing Rejected
      193 Daylight Saving Time Rejected
      194 Television Alcoholic Beverage Ads Rejected
           
1956 4 2 198 Employer-Employee Relations Rejected
      199 Redistricting Approved
           
1958 2 1 202 Labor Agreements Rejected
           
1960 7 4 205 Liquor Licenses Rejected
      207 Civil Service for State Employees Approved
      208 Joint Tenancy Approved
      210 Daylight Saving Time Approved
           
1962 4 1 211 Redistricting Rejected
           
1964 11 1 215 Marine Recreation Land Act Approved
           
1966 12 3 226 Cities Sharing Sales-Use Tax Rejected
      229 Sunday Activities Blues Law Approved
      233 Freight Train Crew Law Approved
           
1968 8 2 242 Driver’s Implied Consent Approved
      245 Reducing Maximum Interest Approved
1970 12 2 251 Regulate Imposition of Taxes Rejected
      256 Bottle Bill Rejected
           
1972 22 3 258 Dog Racing Rejected
      261 Liquor Sales by Retailers Rejected
      276 Disclosure Approved
           
1973 3 1 282 Elected Officials Salaries Approved
           
1974 18 0      
           
1975 16 2 314 Corporate Taxes Rejected
      316 Mandatory Death Penalty Approved
           
1976 18 2 322 Fluoridation Rejected
      325 Nuclear Power Facilities Rejected
           
1977 14 3 335 Pornography Approved
      345 Exempt Food from Sales Tax Approved
      348 Repeal Variable Fuel Tax Rejected
           
1978 12 1 350 School Busing Approved
           
1979 11 0      
           
1980 20 1 383 Ban Radioactive Waste Import Approved
           
1981 18 2 394 Approval/Public Energy Projects Approved
      402 Abolish Inheritance Tax Approved
           
1982 24 3 412 Maximum Interest Rates Rejected
      414 Bottle Bill Rejected
      435 Sales Tax on Food Rejected
           
1983 11 0      
           
1984 18 3 456 Fishing and Indian Rights Approved
      464 Trade-Ins Tax Exempt Approved
      471 Public Funding of Abortion Rejected
           
1985 5 0      
1986 18 0      
1987 11 0      
           
1988 16 1 518 Raise Minimum Wage Approved
           
1989 10 0      
           
1990 19 1 547 Growth and Environment Rejected
           
1991 21 2 553 Term Limits Rejected
      559 Property Taxes Rejected
           
1992 20 1 573 Term Limits Approved
           
1993 12 3 593 Sentencing of Criminals Approved
      601 Tax and Spending Limits Approved
      602 Tax and Spending Limits Rejected
           
1994 33 1 607 Licensing of Denturists Approved
           
1995 17 3 640 State Fishing Regulations Rejected
      651 Gambling on Indian Lands Rejected
           
1996 18 3 655 Bear-Baiting Approved
      670 Ballot Notices / Term Limits Rejected
      671 Gaming on Indian Lands Rejected
           
1997 13 5 673 Health Insurance Rejected
      676 Handgun Trigger Locks Rejected
      677 Anti-discrimination / Sexual Orientation Rejected
      678 Licensing of Dental Hygienists Rejected
      685 Drug Medicalization Rejected
           
1998 9 3 688 Raise Minimum Wage Approved
      692 Medical Use of Marijuana Approved
      694 Late-Term Abortions Rejected
           
1999 15 2 695 License Tab / Tax Limitations Approved
      696 Commercial Fishing Restrictions Rejected
           
2000 37 6 713 Animal Trapping Approved
      722 Tax Repeal / Limits Approved
      728 School Class Sizes Approved
      729 Charter Schools Rejected
      732 Teacher Salaries Approved
      745 Transportation Funding Rejected
           
2001 29 3 747 Limiting Property Tax Increases Approved
      773 Low Income Health Programs Approved
      775 Long-term In-home Care Services Approved
           
2002 24 2 776 Government Charges on Motor Vehicles Approved
      790 Retirement System, Plan 2 Approved
           
2003 60 1 841 Ergonomics Regulations Approved
           
2004 40 3 872 Elections for Partisan Offices Approved
      884 Dedicating Funds for Education Purposes Rejected
      892 Additional “Electronic Scratch Ticket Machines” Rejected
           
2005 13 3 900 Performance Audits of Government Entities Approved
      901 Expanding Smoking Prohibitions Approved
      912 Motor Vehicle Fuel Taxes Rejected
           
2006 40 3 920 Estate Tax Rejected
      933 Regulation of Private Property Rejected
      937 Energy Resources Approved
           
2007 31 1 960 Tax and Fee Increases Approved
           
2008 57 3 985 Transportation / HOV Lanes Rejected
      1000 Death with Dignity Approved
      1029 Long-Term Care Approved
           
2009 23 1 1033 Limiting certain state, county and city revenue Rejected
           
2010 59 6 1053 Tax and fee increases Approved
      1082 Industrial Insurance Rejected
      1098 Establishing a state income tax Rejected
      1100 Liquor – retail Rejected
      1105 Liquor – wholesale Rejected
      1107 Reversing certain 2010 amendments to state law Approved
           
2011 81 3 1125 State Expenditures on Transportation  
      1163 Long-Term Care Workers Rejected
      1183 Liquor Sales Approved
          Approved
2012 79 2 1185 2/3 Vote for Tax Increases  
      1240 Public Charter Schools Approved
2013 77 0     Approved
2014 46 1 1351 Lower Class Size  
2015 59 2 1366 Taxpayer Protection Act 4 Approved
      1401 Protection of Species Threatened with Extinction Approved
2016 137 4 1433 Fair Labor Standards Approved
      1464 Government Accountability Act Rejected
      1491 Extreme Risk Protection Orders Approved
2016     1501 Vulnerable Individual Protection v. 5 Approved
2017 34 0      
2018 68 3 1631 Concerns Pollution Rejected
      1634 Concerns Taxationa of Grocieries Approved
      1639 Concerns Fire Arms Approved
2019 26 0      
2020 106 0      

*Total number filed include those assigned a number and those not assigned a number (incomplete)