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PDFWAC 434-379-005

Filing of an initiative or referendumFeeRequired documents.

A person desiring to file with the secretary of state a proposed initiative to the people, initiative to the legislature, or referendum measure may do so by filing the following documents:
(1) A legible copy of the measure proposed, or the act or part of such act on which a referendum is desired;
(2) An affidavit declaring under penalty of perjury:
(a) That the person submitting the proposed measure is over eighteen years of age and competent to testify;
(b) That the person submitting the proposed measure is a registered voter in the state of Washington;
(c) Whether the proposed measure is an initiative to the people, initiative to the legislature, or referendum; and
(d) The subject of the initiative, or the bill number of the legislation being referred; and
(3) A nonrefundable filing fee of five dollars for each measure submitted.
The proposed measure is not considered filed with the secretary of state until all documents and fees are filed, including any original versions required.
Once the proposed text to an initiative or referendum is filed, the secretary of state shall submit the text with required information to the code reviser within one business day.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 17-12-090, § 434-379-005, filed 6/6/17, effective 7/7/17; WSR 09-03-110, § 434-379-005, filed 1/21/09, effective 2/21/09; WSR 06-23-094, § 434-379-005, filed 11/15/06, effective 12/16/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611 and 43.07.120. WSR 05-12-116, § 434-379-005, filed 5/31/05, effective 7/1/05.]
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