$30 car tabs redux: Secretary of State certifies Initiative to the Legislature No. 976

Secretary of State Kim Wyman has certified Initiative 976, an initiative to the Legislature establishing a flat $30 car tab fee. The Seattle Times reports,

Known as I-976, this is the most recent anti-tax measure from Tim Eyman, who first brought a successful $30 car tab initiative to voters in 1999 and has since followed with another 19 initiatives and one referendum.

In addition to cutting car tab fees, I-976 would also overturn fees levied on heavier vehicles that fund public-transit projects throughout the state.

As an initiative to the Legislature, I-940 must first be considered by lawmakers. Given the anticipated fiscal consequences and the composition of the Legislature, it’s likely they’ll decline the invitation to enact I-940, sending it to the November 2019 general election ballot.