Status Summary

SJR 8208 was referred to the Senate Government Operations and Security committee but has not been scheduled for a hearing. The bill is dead.

Legislative Session

2016

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. Roach

Senate Joint Resolution 8209 would instruct the secretary of state of Washington State to submit a ballot measure in the next general election that would mandate approval by a two-thirds majority of the House of Representatives and the Senate in order to raise taxes. The bill would also mandate any fees in a fiscal year be approved by a majority of the House of Representatives and the Senate; however, this requirement would not apply to assessments made by a limited number of state boards and commissions.