SENATE BILL 6323
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2002 Regular Session
By Senators Gardner, McCaslin, Fairley and Winsley; by request of Secretary of State
Read first time 01/15/2002. Referred to Committee on State & Local Government.
AN ACT Relating to requirements for filing an initiative or referendum; and amending RCW 29.79.010.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 29.79.010 and 1982 c 116 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
If any legal voter of
the state, either individually or on behalf of an organization, desires to
petition the legislature to enact a proposed measure, or submit a proposed
initiative measure to the people, or order that a referendum of all or part of
any act, bill, or law, passed by the legislature be submitted to the people, he
or she shall file with the secretary of state a typewritten copy of the measure
proposed, or the act or part of such act on which a referendum is desired,
accompanied by an affidavit that the proposer is a legal voter and ((
filing fee prescribed under RCW 43.07.120, as now or hereafter amended)) deposit
of either a fee of one hundred dollars or signatures of one hundred registered
voters. If the fee is deposited, it is fully refundable upon either:
(1) The filing of an affidavit from a printer affirming that sufficient petitions have been printed and delivered to the petitioner to permit the filing of the number of signatures required by Article II, section 1 of the state Constitution; or
(2) The filing of the required number of signatures.
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