The proposed Washington initiative seems to be mostly modelled on the California law, with a possible difference in terms of the length of various protection orders. In California, I believe there are several possible lengths of time. I think in Washington, there is only one and it is one year.
To me this law does not look particularly bad. I think it is probably a good and reasonable law.
"Studies [allegedly] show that individuals who engage in certain dangerous behaviors are significantly more likely to commit violence toward themselves or others in the near future. These behaviors, which can include other acts or threats of violence, self-harm, or the abuse of drugs or alcohol, are warning signs that the person may soon commit an act of violence."
The person petitioning for an order seems to be limited to family members, household members or police.
shall be accompanied by an affidavit made under oath stating the specific statements, actions, and/or facts that give rise to a reasonable fear of future dangerous acts by respondent for which relief is sought.
(1) Any person who files a petition under this chapter, knowing the information in the petition to be materially false or with the intent to harass the respondent, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.