CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1993
1991 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 19, 1991
Yeas 98 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 19, 1991
Yeas 46 Nays 1
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 1993 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 1993
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By House Committee on Revenue (originally sponsored by Representative Peery).
Read first time March 6, 1991. Referred to Committee on Revenue.
AN ACT Relating to convention facilities; amending RCW 67.28.080; adding new sections to chapter 67.28 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 36.32 RCW; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 67.28.080 and 1967 c 236 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
In any county located in whole or in part in a national scenic area and the population of which county is less than 20,000, a convention center facility may include a hotel, destination resort, conference center, or similar or related facility. A convention center facility may include the land on which any of the foregoing structures or facilities are sited. A convention center facility may also include land necessary for the operation of a convention center facility.
"Municipality" as used in this chapter means any county, city or town of the state of Washington.
"Person" as used in this chapter means the federal government or any agency thereof, the state or any agency, subdivision, taxing district or municipal corporation thereof other than county, city or town, any private corporation, partnership, association, or individual.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 67.28 RCW to read as follows:
The provisions of this section shall apply to any municipality in any county located in whole or in part in a national scenic area when the population of the county is less than 20,000. The provisions of this section shall also apply to the county when the county contains in whole or in part a national scenic area and the population of the county is less than 20,000.
(1) The legislative body of any municipality or the county legislative authority is authorized to sell to any public or private person, including a corporation, partnership, joint venture, or any other business entity, any convention center facility it owns in whole or in part.
(2) The price and other terms and conditions shall be as the legislative body or authority shall determine.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 36.32 RCW to read as follows:
RCW 36.32.240, 36.32.250, and 36.32.260 do not apply to the selection of persons or entities in respect to convention centers undertaken under chapter 67.28 RCW by a county located in whole or in part in a national scenic area and the population of which is less than twenty thousand.
This section shall expire June 30, 1996.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 67.28 RCW to read as follows:
In addition to the other uses authorized in this chapter, any city with a population of not less than one thousand people located on one of the San Juan islands or the county within which such city is located may impose the tax and use the tax proceeds provided herein for the acquisition, construction, or operation of publicly owned facilities that are used either for county fairs occurring no more than once a year and not extending over a period of more than seven days or to mitigate the impacts of tourism.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. 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 after immediately. This act applies retroactively to all actions taken under chapter 67.28 RCW on or after January 1, 1990.