u 2012 Washington General Election

Initiative Measure 1185

About this measure

This measure would restate existing statutory requirements that legislative actions raising taxes must be approved by two-thirds legislative majorities or receive voter approval, and that new or increased fees require majority legislative approval.

Should this measure be enacted into law?

Last updated: Nov. 13, 9:30 p.m. Election results

OptionVotesPct
Yes 1,768,833 64.31%
No 981,702 35.69%
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