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Increases in General Minimum Wage and for Tipped Employees Initiative
Initiative Measure 77



Status: Pass (Yes votes: Yes votes: 56%)

Topic Areas:
Business & Commerce | Labor & Employment

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Taken from the summary, the initiative: gradually increases the minimum wage in the District of Columbia to $15.00 hourly by 2020; gradually increases the minimum wage for tipped employees so that they receive the same minimum wage directly from their employer as other employees by 2026; and beginning in 2021, requires the minimum wage increase yearly in proportion to increases in the Consumer Price Index. The minimum wage increases under the initiative will not apply to D.C. government employees or employees of D.C. government contractors.


Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Act of 2014
Initiative 71



Status: Pass (Yes votes: 69.4% unofficial)

Topic Areas:
Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Policy

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This initiative, if passed, will make it lawful under District of Columbia law for a person 21 years of age or older to:possess up to two ounces of marijuana for personal use;
grow no more than six cannabis plants with 3 or fewer being mature, flowering plants, within the person’s principal residence;
transfer without payment (but not sell) up to one ounce of marijuana to another person 21 years of age or older; and
use or sell drug paraphernalia for the use, growing, or processing of marijuana or cannabis.



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