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Secretary of state: ‘Significant’ constitutional concerns raised over petition format for gun measure I-1639
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Secretary of State Kim Wyman said Friday that "significant" constitutional concerns have been raised about the petition format for proposed Initiative 1639, a gun control measure, but that she has "limited" authority in the matter. In a news release, Wyman said her office had received signed petition sheets this week from three initiative sponsors who reported enough signatures to quality for the November general election ballot. She said her office "in the coming weeks" will verify signatures submitted by sponsors of I-1631 titled "Clean Air, Clean Energy, I-1634 titled "Taxation of Groceries" and I-1639 titled "Gun Violence Prevention."