BILL REQ. #:  S-0969.1 


State of Washington62nd Legislature2011 Regular Session

By Senator Parlette

Read first time 01/31/11.   Referred to Committee on Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections.

     AN ACT Relating to distribution of the public utility district privilege tax; amending RCW 54.28.090; and creating a new section.


Sec. 1   RCW 54.28.090 and 1980 c 154 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:
     (1) The county legislative authority of each county ((shall)) must direct the county treasurer to deposit funds to the credit of each taxing district in the county, other than school districts, according to the manner they deem most equitable; except not less than an amount equal to three-fourths of one percent of the gross revenues obtained by a district from the sale of electric energy within any incorporated city or town ((shall)) must be remitted to such city or town. Information furnished by the district to the county legislative authority ((shall)) must be the basis for the determination of the amount to be paid to such cities or towns.
     (2) In the event that a public utility district pays a privilege tax to a county that contains a city or town in which the public utility district has no sales of electrical energy, but as a course of normal business owns fee title property in the city or town, the privilege tax received by the county must be evenly divided between the county and all of the cities and towns within the county in which the public utility district owns property.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to the distribution of taxes collected under RCW 54.28.025.

NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2   This act applies to public utility district privilege taxes to be distributed in 2012 and each year thereafter.

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