This publication includes digest and history for bills, joint memorials, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, initiatives, and substitutes. Engrossed measures may be republished if the amendment makes a substantive change.
Electronic versions of Legislative Digests are available at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/digests.aspx?year=2017.
by Representatives Harmsworth, Young, Rodne, and Stanford
Prohibiting the imposition of regional transit authority property taxes on less than a whole parcel.
Prohibits regional transit authority property taxes from being imposed on less than a whole parcel.Requires the county treasurer to waive interest and penalties for delinquencies on property taxes imposed by a regional transit authority and collected before June 30, 2017, if the property is exempted from the tax. This requirement expires January 1, 2019.
by Representatives Pellicciotti, Slatter, Reeves, Clibborn, Lovick, Ormsby, Pollet, Kilduff, Kloba, Orwall, Sells, Stanford, Wylie, and Senn
Concerning the collection of a motor vehicle excise tax approved by voters of a regional transit authority in 2016.
Requires a regional transit authority that includes portions of a county with a population of more than 1.5 million and that imposes a motor vehicle excise tax to: (1) Establish a market value adjustment program to be implemented by December 31, 2017; and(2) Under the program, provide a credit against the motor vehicle excise tax due.Requires the regional transit authority, in consultation with the department of licensing, to develop a system to issue refunds of credits with respect to vehicles for which the registrations were renewed before January 1, 2018.Requires the department of licensing to, if it enters into a contract with a regional transit authority for the collection of a motor vehicle excise tax, and after the authority implements a market value adjustment program, clearly indicate, when notifying taxpayers of the expected tax due and when collecting the tax: (1) The amount of tax owed under current law;(2) The amount of credit applied; and(3) The net result.
by Representatives Manweller and Ormsby
Addressing the eligibility of emergency medical technicians for membership in the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system plan 2.
Addresses membership in the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system plan 2.Authorizes a member who provided emergency medical services to an employer to establish credit for the service rendered on or after July 24, 2005, and before the effective date of this act, unless the service is already credited.Requires the department of retirement systems, upon receipt of a written request, to notify the member of the cost to establish credit for the service.Provides a benefit calculation if a member, who elected to transfer, dies or retires for disability prior to five years from their election date.
by Senator King
Clarifying the collection of fuel taxes within tribal jurisdictions. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Clarifying the collection of fuel taxes on motor vehicle fuel sold by businesses owned or operated by a tribe or member of the tribe. )
Honors the treaty rights of the Yakama Nation while protecting the state's interest in collecting and enforcing its fuel taxes.Clarifies the collection of fuel taxes on motor vehicle fuel sold by businesses owned or operated by a tribe or a member of the tribe.
by Senators Schoesler, Honeyford, Miloscia, Becker, Wilson, Angel, Bailey, Sheldon, Fain, Warnick, and Zeiger
Concerning the management and oversight of the state capitol campus.
Establishes the state capitol executive committee and transfers certain duties from the governor to the committee with regard to the management and oversight of the state capitol campus.
by Senators Mullet, Palumbo, Braun, Pedersen, and Carlyle
Concerning Washington higher education tuition payment and college savings programs.
Addresses the establishment of the Washington college savings plan.
by Senators Fain and Keiser
Exchanging charitable, educational, penal, and reformatory institutions trust lands for community and technical college forest reserve lands.
Requires the department of natural resources to: (1) Exchange land within the community and technical college forest reserve for land of equal value held for the benefit of charitable, educational, penal, and reformatory institutions that is currently leased to certain community and technical colleges;(2) Transfer the community and technical college forest reserve land that the department acquires in the exchange out of the community and technical college forest reserve; and(3) Transfer ownership of that land to the state board for community and technical colleges to be managed for educational purposes.