SENATE BILL 5603
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senators McDonald, Craswell, McCaslin and Niemi; by request of Office of Financial Management and Secretary of State.
Read first time February 11, 1991. Referred to Committee on Governmental Operations.
AN ACT Relating to legal advertising of state measures; and amending RCW 29.27.072 and 29.27.074.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 29.27.072 and 1967 c 96 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
secretary of state shall ((
cause)) publish notice of the proposed
constitutional amendments (( and laws authorizing state debts)) that are
to be submitted to the people (( to be published)) at least four times
during the four weeks (( next)) immediately preceding the election
in every legal newspaper in the state (( and)). He or she shall
supplement this publication (( thereof by)) with an equivalent
amount of radio and television (( broadcast as provided in RCW 65.16.130,
65.16.140, and 65.16.150)) advertisements.
Sec. 2. RCW 29.27.074 and 1967 c 96 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
notice provided for in RCW 29.27.072 shall ((
set forth)) contain
the following information:
The legal (( identification)) designation of (( the))
each state measure to be voted upon(( .)) ; and
The official ballot title of ((
such)) each state measure.
A brief statement explaining the constitutional provision or state law as it
presently exists. (4)
A brief statement explaining the effect of the state measure should it be