5082-S AMS FORT S1046.2
SSB 5082 - S AMD TO S AMD (S-0966.3/23) 18
By Senator Fortunato
PULLED 02/08/2023
Beginning on page 1, line 3, strike all material through "43.135.031." on page 6, line 39 and insert the following:
"Sec. 1. 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((Repealed))I like it.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 The words "((This))My opinion of this tax increase ((should be))is: ((Repealed))I like it .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."
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; 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.
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