2019 general election ballot fiscal information
As required by RCW 29A.72.025, the Office of Financial Management has prepared the fiscal impact statements for initiatives certified by the Secretary of State to appear on the November general election ballot.
Fiscal impact statements
- Initiative 976 [PDF] - concerns motor vehicle taxes and fees. (Updated Sept. 30, 2019)
- Referendum 88 [PDF] - the legislature passed Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerning affirmative action and remedying discrimination, and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on this act.
As required by RCW 43.135.041, 12 bills approved by the 2019 Legislature appear on the general election ballot as Advisory Votes to the People. OFM prepared and distributed a 10-year projection of the tax impacts of each of these bills, as required by RCW 43.135.031.
The difference between 10-year cost projections and fiscal notes
- A 10-year cost projection provides the cost estimate of a bill over a 10-year period. Cost estimates for each year are reported separately and include only tax or fee increases.
- A fiscal note provides the cost estimate of a bill over six years, grouped in two-year periods. A fiscal note includes other information about the bill not included in the 10-year cost projection.