Advisory Vote 36: Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1477
“The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, a 988 behavioral health crisis response and suicide prevention tax on telephone lines, costing $432,000,000 in its first ten years, for government spending.”
Advisory Vote 37: Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5096
“The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, a 7% tax on capital gains in excess of $250,000, with exceptions, costing $5,736,000,000 in its first ten years, for government spending.”
Advisory Vote 38: Second Substitute Senate Bill 5315
“The legislature imposed, without a vote of the people, a tax on captive insurers* in the amount of 2% of premiums from owners/affiliates, costing $53,000,000 in its first ten years, for government spending.”
*“captive insurers” refers to insurers that are owned as a subsidiary of corporations, and provide internal risk insurance, with profits from that insurance benefiting the owner. This bill intended to require captive insurers to pay a fair share of insurance premium taxes.
King County Measures
Shall the Preamble of the King County Charter be amended to make a grammatical correction and to include among other charter purposes, equitable government, protection and enhancement of the urban and rural environment and economy, and promotion of a superior quality of life?
Initiative, Referendum and Charter Amendment Timelines and Processes
Shall the King County Charter be amended to comply with state law timelines for initiative, referendum and charter ballot measures and to clarify definitions and terms related to the referendum and initiative process?