CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1635
1991 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 20, 1991
Yeas 96 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 18, 1991
Yeas 46 Nays 0
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 1635 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 1635
Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Haugen, Day, D. Sommers, Nealey, Orr and Wynne).
Read first time March 6, 1991.
AN ACT Relating to local governmental medical care and services; and amending RCW 84.52.069.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 84.52.069 and 1985 c 348 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) As used in this section, "taxing district" means a county, emergency medical service district, city or town, public hospital district, or fire protection district.
taxing district may impose additional regular property tax levies in an amount
equal to ((
twenty-five)) fifty cents or less per thousand dollars
of the assessed value of property in the taxing district in each year for six
consecutive years when specifically authorized so to do by a majority of at
least three-fifths of the (( electors)) registered voters thereof
approving a proposition authorizing the levies submitted at a general or
special election, at which election the number of persons voting
"yes" on the proposition shall constitute three-fifths of a number
equal to forty per centum of the total votes cast in such taxing district at
the last preceding general election when the number of (( electors)) registered
voters voting on the proposition does not exceed forty per centum of the
total votes cast in such taxing district in the last preceding general
election; or by a majority of at least three-fifths of the (( electors)) registered
voters thereof voting on the proposition when the number of (( electors))
registered voters voting on the proposition exceeds forty per centum of
the total votes cast in such taxing district in the last preceding general
election. Ballot propositions shall conform with RCW 29.30.111.
(3) Any tax imposed under this section shall be used only for the provision of emergency medical care or emergency medical services, including related personnel costs, training for such personnel, and related equipment, supplies, vehicles and structures needed for the provision of emergency medical care or emergency medical services.
a county levies a tax under this section, no taxing district within the county
may levy a tax under this section. No other taxing district may levy a tax
under this section if another taxing district has levied a tax under this
section within its boundaries: PROVIDED, That if a county levies less than ((
fifty cents per thousand dollars of the assessed value of property, then
any other taxing district may levy a tax under this section equal to the
difference between the rate of the levy by the county and (( twenty-five))
fifty cents: PROVIDED FURTHER, That if a taxing district within a
county levies this tax, and the voters of the county subsequently approve a
levying of this tax, then the amount of the taxing district levy within the
county shall be reduced, when the combined levies exceed (( twenty-five))
fifty cents. Whenever a tax is levied county-wide, the service shall,
insofar as is feasible, be provided throughout the county: PROVIDED FURTHER,
That no county-wide levy proposal may be placed on the ballot without the approval
of the legislative authority of each city exceeding fifty thousand population
within the county: AND PROVIDED FURTHER, That this section and RCW 36.32.480
shall not prohibit any city or town from levying an annual excess levy to fund
emergency medical services: AND PROVIDED, FURTHER, That if a county proposes
to impose tax levies under this section, no other ballot proposition
authorizing tax levies under this section by another taxing district in the
county may be placed before the voters at the same election at which the county
ballot proposition is placed: AND PROVIDED FURTHER, That any taxing district
emergency medical service levy that is authorized subsequent to a county
emergency medical service levy, shall expire concurrently with the county
emergency medical service levy.
(5) The tax levy authorized in this section is in addition to the tax levy authorized in RCW 84.52.043.
(6) The limitation in RCW 84.55.010 shall not apply to the first levy imposed pursuant to this section following the approval of such levy by the voters pursuant to subsection (2) of this section.
(7) No taxing district may levy under this section more than twenty-five cents per thousand dollars of assessed value of property if reductions under RCW 84.52.010(2) are made for the year within the boundaries of the taxing district.