PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New section WAC 458-16-1000 Property belonging exclusively to federally recognized Indian tribes.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 84.36.010, 84.36.865, and chapter 236, Laws of 2004.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule describes the property tax exemption that may be claimed by a federally recognized Indian tribe for property exclusively used for essential government services in accordance with the 2004 changes to RCW 84.36.010. The rule explains the parameters of the exemption, how the exemption may be obtained, how a tribe may appeal a denial of the exemption, how essential government services is defined, and provides applicable examples.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Modified negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or at the public meeting. Oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting. A preliminary draft of the proposed changes is available upon request. Written comments on and/or requests for copies of the rule may be directed to Nathan Schreiner or Kim Qually, Legislation and Policy Division, P.O. Box 47467, Olympia, WA 98504-7467, phone Nathan (360) 570-6136 or Kim (360) 570-6113, fax (360) 664-0693.
Public Meeting Location: Capital Plaza Building, 4th Floor, L&P Large Conference Room, 1025 Union Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA, on Thursday, September 2, 2004, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sandy Davis no later than ten days before the hearing date, TTY 1-800-451-7985 or (360) 725-7499.
July 29, 2004
Alan R. Lynn
by Roseanna Hodson