1368 AMS WM S7290.1
HB 1368 - S COMM AMD
By Committee on Ways & Means
ADOPTED 03/09/2020
Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:
"NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1. (1) This section is the tax preference performance statement for the tax preference contained in section 2, chapter . . ., Laws of 2020 (section 2 of this act). This performance statement is only intended to be used for subsequent evaluation of the tax preference. It is not intended to create a private right of action by any party or to be used to determine eligibility for preferential tax treatment.
(2) The legislature categorizes this tax preference as one intended to provide tax relief for certain businesses or individuals, as indicated in RCW 82.32.808(2)(e).
(3) It is the legislature's specific public policy objective to reduce the tax burden on individuals and businesses imposed by the existing business and occupation tax rates.
(4) If the review finds that at least one cooperative finance organization in this state used the deduction, then the legislature intends to extend the expiration date of this tax deduction.
(5) In order to obtain the data necessary to perform the review in subsection (4) of this section, the joint legislative audit and review committee may refer to any data collected by the state.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 82.04 RCW to read as follows:
(1) In computing tax there may be deducted from the measure of tax, amounts received by a cooperative finance organization where the amounts are derived from loans to rural electric cooperatives or other nonprofit or governmental providers of utility services organized under the laws of this state.
(2) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(a) "Cooperative finance organization" means a nonprofit organization with the primary purpose of providing, securing, or otherwise arranging financing for rural electric cooperatives.
(b) "Rural electric cooperative" means a nonprofit, customer-owned organization that provides utility services to rural areas.
(3) This section expires January 1, 2030.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3. This act takes effect July 1, 2020."
HB 1368 - S COMM AMD
By Committee on Ways & Means
ADOPTED 03/09/2020
On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "organizations;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 82.04 RCW; creating a new section; providing an effective date; and providing an expiration date."
EFFECT: Makes technical corrections.
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