Initiatives on Washington Ballot

Initiative Measure No. 1433

  • Concerns labor standards.
  • This measure would increase the state minimum wage hourly minimum wage incrementally to $13.50 over four years and require employers to provide paid sick leave.

Initiative Measure No. 1464

  • Concerns campaign finance laws and lobbyists.
  • This measure would create a public voucher system to fund legislative races. This would be created in an effort  to remove big-money donations from state politics.
  • Require elected officials and public employees to take three years off before becoming lobbyists, and require more transparency.
  • Repeal of a sales-tax exemption for visitors from states without a sales tax, like Oregon or Minnesota

Initiative Measure No. 1491

  • Concerns court-issued extreme risk protection orders temporarily preventing access to firearms.
  • This measure would allow police, family or household members to obtain court orders temporarily preventing firearms access by persons exhibiting mental illness, violent or other behavior indicating they may harm themselves or others.

Initiative Measure No. 732

  • Concerns taxes.
  • This would enact a carbon emission tax on certain fossil fuels and fossil-fuel-generated electricity, reduce the sales tax by one percentage point and increase a low-income exemption, and reduce certain manufacturing taxes.

Initiative Measure No. 1501

  • Concerns seniors and vulnerable individuals.
  • This measure would increase the penalties for criminal identity theft and civil consumer fraud targeted at seniors or vulnerable individuals; and exempt certain information of vulnerable individuals and in-home caregivers from public disclosure.

Initiative Measure No. 735

  • Concerns a proposed amendment to the federal constitution.
  • This measure would urge the Washington state congressional delegation to propose a federal constitutional amendment that constitutional rights belong only to individuals, not corporations, and constitutionally-protected free speech excludes the spending of money.

Charter Amendment No. 2

  • Concerns gender-neutral language
  • Shall the King County Charter be amended to make its language gender-neutral?
  • If this proposed charter amendment is approved, numerous sections of the charter would be amended to make the language gender-neutral.

 

Proposition 1 (Sound Transit 3) Light-Rail, Commuter-Rail, and Bus Service Expansion

  • Concerns expansion of mass transit in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.
  • Authorize Sound Transit to levy or impose more taxes. Sound Transit estimates the average adult will pay $169 in taxes each year to fund the project, according to the Seattle Times.
  • Authorize $54 million in funding transit improvements
  • More park-and-ride spaces
  • 62 more miles of light rail

 

Information from the Voter Guide provided by the City of Seattle 

 

 

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