State Affairs (Senate)
Initiative petitions
ELECTIONS – Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding signatures for initiative petitions.

RS31422 / H0652

This legislation streamlines the signature verification process for petition signatures on statewide referendums. By instituting a monthly submission schedule and extending the verification period to 90 days, this legislation will increase transparency in the initiative process and reduce administrative burden. It also creates a review period to enhance civic engagement and accountability.

This legislation does not have a fiscal impact because it just adjusts when the administrative work of administering initiatives happens, not how much work is done.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/26 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/26 Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs
03/05 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/06 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/07 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 49-20-1
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Cannon, Cheatum, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Furniss, Gallagher, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wisniewski, Wroten, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Achilles, Berch, Burns, Chew(Schmick), Dixon(24), Erickson, Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias(Church), McCann, Necochea, Nelsen, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Yamamoto
Absent – Wheeler
Floor Sponsor - Petzke
Title apvd - to Senate
03/08 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
03/08 Introduced, read first time; referred to: State Affairs