SENATE BILL 5131
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senators Conner, Rasmussen, Bauer and Vognild.
Read first time January 22, 1991. Referred to Committee on Governmental Operations.
AN ACT Relating to the veteran's assistance fund; and amending RCW 73.08.080.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 73.08.080 and 1985 c 181 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
legislative authorities of the several counties in this state shall levy, in
addition to the taxes now levied by law, a tax in a sum equal to the amount
which would be raised by not less than ((
one and one-eighth)) two
cents per thousand dollars of assessed value, and not greater than twenty-seven
cents per thousand dollars of assessed value against the taxable property of
their respective counties, to be levied and collected as now prescribed by law
for the assessment and collection of taxes, for the purpose of creating the
veteran's assistance fund for the relief of honorably discharged veterans as
defined in RCW 41.04.005 and the indigent wives, husbands, widows, widowers and
minor children of such indigent or deceased veterans, to be disbursed for such
relief by such county legislative authority: PROVIDED, That if the funds on
deposit, less outstanding warrants, residing in the veteran's assistance fund
on the first Tuesday in September exceed the expected yield of (( one and
one-eighth)) two cents per thousand dollars of assessed value
against the taxable property of the county, the county legislative authority
may levy a lesser amount: PROVIDED FURTHER, That the costs incurred in the
administration of said veteran's assistance fund shall be computed by the
county treasurer not less than annually and such amount may then be transferred
from the veteran's assistance fund as herein provided for to the county current
The amount of a levy allocated to the purposes specified in this section may be reduced in the same proportion as the regular property tax levy of the county is reduced by chapter 84.55 RCW.