This page contains a list of proposed initiative and referendum measures that during the last 60 days have been withdrawn by proponents or have failed to gather the required number of signatures during the circulation period. 


1939. (22-0005)
REFERENDUM CHALLENGING 2022 LAW AUTHORIZING CREATION OF COUNCIL TO SET MINIMUM WAGE AND WORKING STANDARDS FOR FAST-FOOD WORKERS.

Summary Date: 09/16/22
Final Random Sample Count: 01/24/23 (PDF)
QUALIFIED:
01/24/23 (PDF); VOIDED: 09/11/23 (PDF)
ELIGIBLE: 09/11/2023
Withdrawn: 12/29/2023 (PDF)
Signatures Required: 623,212
Proponent(s): Amber Evans, Steven McDermed

If the required number of registered voters sign this petition and it is timely filed, a 2022 law will not take effect unless approved at the next statewide general or special election after November 8, 2022. The challenged law:

  • Authorizes creation of Fast Food Council (upon submission of 10,000 fast-food worker signatures) to set working standards and minimum wage (up to $22/hour in 2023, with capped annual increases) at fast-food restaurants with 100+ nationwide locations;
  • Prohibits retaliation against fast-food workers for making certain workplace complaints.

1946. (23-0004)
DECRIMINALIZES PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Summary Date: 07/14/23 | Circulation Deadline: 01/10/24 | Signatures Required: 546,651
Failed 01/24/2024
Proponent(s): Ryan Munevar

For individuals 21 and over, decriminalizes under state law the cultivation, manufacture, processing, distribution, transportation, possession, storage, sale, and personal use of psilocybin mushrooms, the hallucinogenic chemical compounds contained in them, and edible products and extracts derived from them. Allows “qualified healthcare practitioners” to use psilocybin mushrooms for research, treatment, and therapy. Requires state to implement qualification requirements and protocols for psilocybin-assisted therapy created by an unspecified “independent professional certifying body.” Authorizes sealing of criminal records for prior psilocybin-related offenses if sentence is completed. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Net reduction in costs, not likely to exceed a few million dollars annually, to state and local governments related to enforcing psilocybin-related offenses, handling the related criminal cases and sealing of records in the court system, and incarcerating and supervising people convicted of psilocybin-related offenses. Annual state costs to regulate psilocybin businesses and treatment providers, ranging from minimal to tens of millions of dollars. These costs could eventually be partially or fully offset by regulatory fee revenue. (23-0004)