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By Senator Fortunato

NOT ADOPTED 02/08/2023

On page 1, line 13, after "worded.", strike the remainder of section 1.

On page 1, beginning on line 19, strike all material down through "43.135.031." on page 6, line 39 and insert the following:

Sec. 2. RCW 29A.72.283 and 2008 c 1 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

Within five days of receipt of a measure for an advisory vote of the people from the secretary of state under RCW 29A.72.040 the attorney general shall formulate a short description not exceeding thirty-three words and not subject to appeal, of each tax increase and shall transmit a certified copy of such short description meeting the requirements of this section to the secretary of state. The description must be formulated and displayed on the ballot substantially as follows:

"The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, (identification of tax and description of increase), costing (most up-to-date ten-year cost projection, expressed in dollars and rounded to the nearest million) in its first ten years, for government spending. ((This)) My opinion of this tax increase ((should be)) is:

((Repealed)) I like it

[ ]

((Maintained)) I don't like it

[ ]"

Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays are not counted in calculating the time limits in this section. The words "((This)) My opinion of this tax increase ((should be)) is: ((Repealed)) I like it . . . [ ] ((Maintained)) I don't like it . . . [ ]" are not counted in the thirty-three word limit for a short description under this section.

SSB 5082 S AMD TO S AMD (S-0966.3/23)

By Senator Fortunato

On page 7, beginning on line 1, after "line" strike all material through "43.135.041." on line 5 and insert "1 of the title, after "to" strike the remainder of the title and insert "advisory votes; adding a new section; and amending RCW 29A.72.283."

EFFECT:   Restores advisory votes to the ballot and modifies the prompt voters are asked on advisory ballots. Removes provisions requiring additional content in the voters' pamphlet. Removes part of the statement of legislative intent.

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