SENATE BILL 5117
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senators Matson, Amondson, Hayner, Saling, Thorsness, McDonald, Bailey, Cantu, Newhouse, Nelson, Johnson, Barr, Bluechel, Craswell, McCaslin and Patterson.
Read first time January 21, 1991. Referred to Committee on Governmental Operations.
AN ACT Relating to signature requirements for initiatives and referendums; and amending RCW 29.79.120.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 29.79.120 and 1982 c 116 s 12 are each amended to read as follows:
When the person proposing any initiative measure has secured upon such initiative petition a number of signatures of legal voters equal to or exceeding eight percent of the votes cast for the office of governor at the last regular gubernatorial election prior to the submission of the signatures for verification, or when the person or organization demanding any referendum of an act of the legislature or any part thereof has secured upon any such referendum petition a number of signatures of legal voters equal to or exceeding four percent of the votes cast for the office of governor at the last regular gubernatorial election prior to the submission of the signatures for verification, he, she, or they may submit the petition to the secretary of state for filing. A pro rata share of the necessary minimum number of signatures shall be obtained in each congressional district.