CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1342
1991 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 15, 1991
Yeas 62 Nays 36
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 10, 1991
Yeas 36 Nays 5
President of the Senate
Governor of the State of Washington
I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1342 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Secretary of State
State of Washington
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1342
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Kremen, Braddock, R. Fisher, Spanel, R. Johnson and Nelson).
Read first time February 15, 1991.
AN ACT Relating to the local taxation of the sale or distribution of motor vehicle fuels; amending RCW 82.36.440 and 82.38.280; adding a new chapter to Title 82 RCW; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislative authority of a border area jurisdiction may, by resolution for the purposes authorized in this chapter and by approval of a majority of the registered voters of the jurisdiction voting on the proposition at a general or special election, fix and impose an excise tax on the retail sale of motor vehicle fuel and special fuel within the jurisdiction. An election held under this section must be held not more than twelve months before the date on which the proposed tax is to be levied. The ballot setting forth the proposition shall state the tax rate that is proposed. The rate of such tax shall be in increments of one-tenth of a cent per gallon and shall not exceed one cent per gallon.
The tax imposed in this section shall be collected and paid to the jurisdiction but once in respect to any motor vehicle fuel or special fuel. This tax shall be in addition to any other tax authorized or imposed by law.
For purposes of this chapter, the term "border area jurisdictions" means all cities and towns within ten miles of an international border crossing and any transportation benefit district established under RCW 36.73.020 which has within its boundaries an international border crossing.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. The definitions set forth in this section shall apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Motor vehicle fuel" has the meaning given in RCW 82.36.010(2).
(2) "Special fuel" has the meaning given in RCW 82.38.020(5).
(3) "Motor vehicle" has the meaning given in RCW 82.36.010(1).
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. The entire proceeds of the tax imposed under this chapter, less refunds authorized by the resolution imposing such tax and less amounts deducted by the border area jurisdiction for administration and collection expenses, shall be used solely for the purposes of border area jurisdiction street maintenance and construction.
Sec. 4. RCW 82.36.440 and 1990 c 42 s 204 are each amended to read as follows:
The tax levied in this chapter is in lieu of any excise, privilege, or occupational tax upon the business of manufacturing, selling, or distributing motor vehicle fuel, and no city, town, county, township or other subdivision or municipal corporation of the state shall levy or collect any excise tax upon or measured by the sale, receipt, distribution, or use of motor vehicle fuel, except as provided in RCW 82.80.010 and section 1 of this act.
Sec. 5. RCW 82.38.280 and 1990 c 42 s 205 are each amended to read as follows:
The tax levied in this chapter is in lieu of any excise, privilege, or occupational tax upon the business of manufacturing, selling, or distributing special fuel, and no city, town, county, township or other subdivision or municipal corporation of the state shall levy or collect any excise tax upon or measured by the sale, receipt, distribution, or use of special fuel, except as provided in RCW 82.80.010 and section 1 of this act.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. Sections 1 through 3 of this act shall constitute a new chapter in Title 82 RCW.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect July 1, 1991.