List of Washington initiatives to the people

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This is a list of all initiatives to the people that have appeared before Washington voters from 1914 to 2009, listed by number, subject, and result. (A) indicates the initiative was approved; (R) indicates it was rejected. See also List of Washington initiatives to the legislature.

Full list: [1]

Constitutional (1889)[edit]

The Washington State Constitution of 1889 contained two separate articles[1]

1914[edit]

1916[edit]

  • 18, regarding the Brewers' Hotel (R)

1922[edit]

  • 40, regarding the poll tax (A)
  • 46, regarding the "30-10" school plan (R)

1924[edit]

1930[edit]

1932[edit]

1934[edit]

1936[edit]

  • 101, regarding civil service (R)
  • 114, regarding a tax limit of 40 mills (A)
  • 115, regarding old-age pensions (R)
  • 119, regarding production for use (R)

1938[edit]

  • 126, establishing nonpartisan election of school boards (A)
  • 129, regarding a tax limit of 40 mills (A)
  • 130, regarding the regulation of labor disputes (R)

1940[edit]

1942[edit]

  • 151, liberalizing old-age assistance laws (R)

1944[edit]

  • 157, regarding old-age assistance (R)
  • 158, regarding old-age assistance (R)

1946[edit]

1948[edit]

1950[edit]

  • 176, raising public assistance grants to a minimum of $65/month (R)
  • 178, modifying the Citizens' Security Act and transferring the public assistance medical program to the state Department of Health (A)

1952[edit]

  • 180, allowing the manufacture, sale, and use of colored margarine (A)
  • 181, establishing the statewide observance of standard time (A)
  • 184, liberalizing old-age pension laws (R)

1954[edit]

1956[edit]

  • 198, regarding employer-employee relations (R)
  • 199, regarding legislative redistricting (A)

1958[edit]

  • 202, restricting labor agreements (R)

1960[edit]

1962[edit]

1964[edit]

  • 215, the Marine Recreation Land Act (A)

1966[edit]

1968[edit]

1970[edit]

  • 251, regulating the imposition of taxes (R)
  • 256, prohibiting certain nonrefundable beverage receptacles (bottle deposit) (R)

1972[edit]

1973[edit]

  • 282, limiting state elected officials' and judges' salary increases to 5.5% over 1965 and 1972 levels, respectively (A)

1975[edit]

1976[edit]

1977[edit]

  • 335, outlawing businesses engaged in regular public display of pornographic films or sale of pornographic publications (A)
  • 345, exempting most food products from sales tax (A)
  • 348, repealing the new variable motor vehicle fuel tax and reinstating the old one (R)

1978[edit]

1980[edit]

  • 383, banning non-medical radioactive wastes generated outside Washington (A). Later declared unconstitutional.

1981[edit]

1982[edit]

1984[edit]

  • 456, petitioning Congress to decommercialize steelhead and enacting state policies respecting Indian rights and management of natural resources (A)
  • 464, exempting the value of trade-ins from selling price on which sales tax is calculated (A)
  • 471, outlawing public funding of abortions except to prevent the death of the pregnant woman or her unborn child (R)

1988[edit]

  • 518, increasing the state minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.85 and then to $4.25 (A)

1990[edit]

  • 547, implementing state growth and environmental protection goals by local comprehensive land use planning and development fees (R)

1991[edit]

1992[edit]

1993[edit]

1994[edit]

1995[edit]

  • 640, establishing state fishing regulations in order to ensure certain survival rates for non-targeted catch, and prioritizing commercial and recreational fisheries (R)
  • 651, allowing unrestricted gambling on Indian lands (R)

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

  • 841, repealing existing state ergonomics regulations and prohibiting the adoption of new regulations until a uniform federal standard is required (A)

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

  • 900, expanding the power of the state auditor to do more performance audits and drawing money from the general fund to pay for another layer of audits. (A)
  • 901, prohibiting smoking in buildings and vehicles open to the public and places of employment, including areas within 25 feet of doorways and ventilation openings. (A)
  • 912, rolling back a key component (the gas tax) of the 2005 transportation funding package, which the Legislature passed to improve road safety and relieve congestion. (R)

2006[edit]

  • 920, repealing Washington State estate taxes. (R)
  • 933, concerning government regulation of private property, would have compensated property owners when regulations damage the use or value of private property. It would have forbidden further legal restrictions of private property use, and provided exceptions or payments. (R)
  • 937, concerning energy use by electrical utilities, required large electric utilities to increase energy conservation and renewable energy use. (A)

2007[edit]

  • 960, requiring a supermajority in the Legislature to raise taxes and fees. (A)

2008[edit]

  • 985, would open high-occupancy vehicle lanes to all traffic during specified hours, require traffic light synchronization, increase roadside assistance funding, and dedicate certain taxes, fines, tolls and other revenues to traffic-flow purposes. (R)
  • 1000, Washington Death with Dignity Act concerns allowing certain terminally ill competent adults to obtain lethal prescriptions. (A)
  • 1029, concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. (A)

2009[edit]

  • 1033, concerns property taxes. (R)

2010[edit]

  • 1053 to require super-majority for tax increases (Tim Eyman). (A)
  • 1082 to amend workers' compensation insurance in the state. (R)
  • 1093 to create state income tax to reduce other taxes. (R)
  • 1100 to close state liquor stores and allow private-party distribution. (R)
  • 1105 to close state liquor stores and allow private-party distribution. (R)
  • 1107 to repeal taxes on candy, bottled water and soft drinks. (A)

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

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