Sent to Governor
Petitions, paid signature gatherers
BALLOT MEASURES – Amends existing law to require paid signature gatherers to disclose that they are being paid and to revise provisions regarding the collection of signatures for ballot measures.

RS31462 / S1377

This proposal requires people who are paid to gather signatures for initiatives and referenda to verbally inform potential signers of petitions for an initiative or referendum that he or she is paid to gather signatures. Additionally, the petition employed by a paid signature gatherer must prominently state that the signature gatherer is receiving payment in exchange for circulating the petition. Lastly, the paid petition gatherers must wear a badge that clearly identifies them as a "Paid Petition Circulator."

There will be no fiscal impact because the cost of producing the forms and badges will be born by the petition employers and gatherers.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/26 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/27 Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs
03/01 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/04 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/05 Read third time in full – PASSED - 26-8-1
AYES – Adams, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Ricks, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Winder, Zuiderveld
NAYS – Just, Rabe, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Ward-Engelking, Wintrow
Absent and excused – Anthon
Floor Sponsor - Okuniewicz
Title apvd - to House
03/06 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
03/06 Read First Time, Referred to State Affairs
03/20 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/21 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/22 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar until Monday, March 25, 2024
03/25 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/26 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/27 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 54-16-0
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Cannon, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Gallagher, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill(Brown), Holtzclaw(Johnson), Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Manwaring, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber(Weber), Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Achilles, Berch, Burns, Cheatum, Chew(Harada), Dixon(24), Galaviz, Gannon, Garner, Green, Lanting, Mathias, Necochea, Nelsen, Roberts, Rubel
Absent – None
Floor Sponsor - Mitchell
Title apvd - to Senate
03/28 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
03/28 Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
03/28 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
03/29 Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
04/02 Reported delivered to Governor at 1:27 p.m. on 03/29/24