Washington: An analysis of Initiative 517: to change Washington’s Initiative and Referendum process

Mon, Sep 30 2013 — Source: Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal

In November the people of Washington will vote on Initiative 517. The measure would make several changes to state law concerning signature gathering for initiatives and referendums. Initiative 517 would increase the time period for gathering signatures, require proposals that receive an adequate number of valid signatures to proceed to the ballot, change the penalties for interfering with signature gathering, and increase the number of locations, both public and private, where signature gathering can occur.

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