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Findings and declarations.

(1) Whereas access to food is a basic human need of every Washingtonian; and
(2) Whereas keeping the price of groceries as low as possible improves the access to food for all Washingtonians; and
(3) Whereas taxing groceries is regressive and hurts low- and fixed-income Washingtonians the most; and
(4) Whereas working families in Washington pay a greater share of their family income in state and local taxes than their wealthier counterparts; now, therefore,
(5) The people of the state of Washington find and declare that no local governmental entity may impose any new tax, fee, or other assessment that targets grocery items.
[ 2019 c 2 § 2 (Initiative Measure No. 1634, approved November 6, 2018).]
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