BILL REQ. #: H-1626.1
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2013 Regular Session|
Read first time 02/21/13. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
AN ACT Relating to local option transportation revenue; and adding a new section to chapter 36.57A RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 36.57A RCW
to read as follows:
(1) The governing body of a public transportation benefit area located in a county with a population of seven hundred thousand or more that also contains a city with a population of seventy-five thousand or more operating a transit system pursuant to chapter 35.95 RCW may, for the sole purpose of providing funds for the operation, maintenance, or capital needs of public transportation systems, submit an authorizing proposition to the voters and, if approved by a majority of persons voting on the proposition, impose a local motor vehicle excise tax under chapter 82.44 RCW of up to one percent annually on the value of every motor vehicle registered to a person residing within the county.
(2) The governing body of a public transportation benefit area imposing a local motor vehicle excise tax under this section must contract, before imposition of the tax, administration and collection to the department of licensing, as appropriate, which must deduct an amount, as provided by contract, for administration and collection expenses incurred by the department.