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Statewide, WA

Election Date: November 5, 2019
Type: General
Revenue Type: Excise Tax Reduction/Repeal, Vehicle Fee Reduction/Repeal
Transit Revenue Explanation: Some revenue from fees and taxes goes towards transit, while the rest goes towards transporation generally. Sound Transit stated that the measure would eliminate $6.95 billion in motor vehicle excise taxes by 2041.
Outcome: Loss for Transit
Results: Passed

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Limits annual license fees for vehicles weighing under 10,000 pounds to $30 except for voter-approved charges

Bases vehicle taxes on the Kelley Blue Book value rather than the manufacturer’s suggested retail price

Limits certain taxes and fees related to transportation

Repeals authorization for certain regional transit authorities, such as Sound Transit, to impose motor vehicle excise taxes