CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2592
2002 Regular Session
Passed by the House February 14, 2002
Yeas 85 Nays 13
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate March 2, 2002
Yeas 41 Nays 2
I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2592 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
President of the Senate
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2592
Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2002 Regular Session
By House Committee on Trade & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Gombosky, Ahern, Eickmeyer, Clements, Grant, Dunn, Fromhold, Mulliken, Wood, Ogden, Linville, Hatfield and Conway)
Read first time 02/05/2002. Referred to Committee on .
AN ACT Relating to community revitalization financing under chapter 39.89 RCW; amending RCW 39.89.030 and 39.89.040; adding a new section to chapter 39.89 RCW; and repealing RCW 39.89.901.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 39.89.030 and 2001 c 212 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:
A local government may finance public improvements using community revitalization financing subject to the following conditions:
(1) The local government adopts an ordinance designating an increment area within its boundaries and specifying the public improvements proposed to be financed in whole or in part with the use of community revitalization financing;
(2) The public improvements proposed to be financed in whole or in part using community revitalization financing are expected to encourage private development within the increment area and to increase the fair market value of real property within the increment area;
(3) Private development that is anticipated to occur within the increment area, as a result of the public improvements, will be consistent with the countywide planning policy adopted by the county under RCW 36.70A.210 and the local government's comprehensive plan and development regulations adopted under chapter 36.70A RCW;
(4) Taxing districts, in the aggregate, that levy at least seventy-five percent of the regular property tax within which the increment area is located approves the community revitalization financing of the project under RCW 39.89.050(1); and
(5) In an increment
area that includes any portion of a fire protection district as defined in
Title 52 RCW, the fire protection district must ((
participation)) agree to participate in the community revitalization
financing of the project under chapter 212, Laws of 2001, for the project to
proceed. Approval by the fire protection district shall be considered as
part of the required participation by taxing districts under subsection (4) of
Sec. 2. RCW 39.89.040 and 2001 c 212 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) Public improvements that are financed with community revitalization financing may be undertaken and coordinated with other programs or efforts undertaken by the local government and other taxing districts and may be funded in part from revenue sources other than community revitalization financing.
(2) Public improvements that are constructed by a private developer must meet all applicable state and local laws.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 39.89 RCW to read as follows:
(1) A local government may issue revenue bonds to fund revenue‑generating public improvements, or portions of public improvements, that are located within an increment area and that it is authorized to provide or operate. Whenever revenue bonds are to be issued, the legislative authority of the local government shall create or have created a special fund or funds from which, along with any reserves created pursuant to RCW 39.44.140, the principal and interest on these revenue bonds shall exclusively be payable. The legislative authority of the local government may obligate the local government to set aside and pay into the special fund or funds a fixed proportion or a fixed amount of the revenues from the public improvements that are funded by the revenue bonds. This amount or proportion is a lien and charge against these revenues, subject only to operating and maintenance expenses. The local government shall have due regard for the cost of operation and maintenance of the public improvements that are funded by the revenue bonds, and shall not set aside into the special fund or funds a greater amount or proportion of the revenues that in its judgment will be available over and above the cost of maintenance and operation and the amount or proportion, if any, of the revenue previously pledged. The local government may also provide that revenue bonds payable out of the same source or sources of revenue may later be issued on a parity with any revenue bonds being issued and sold.
(2) Revenue bonds issued pursuant to this section are not an indebtedness of the local government issuing the bonds, and the interest and principal on the bonds shall only be payable from the revenues lawfully pledged to meet the principal and interest requirements and any reserves created pursuant to RCW 39.44.140. The owner or bearer of a revenue bond or any interest coupon issued pursuant to this section shall not have any claim against the local government arising from the bond or coupon except for payment from the revenues lawfully pledged to meet the principal and interest requirements and any reserves created pursuant to RCW 39.44.140. The substance of the limitations included in this subsection shall be plainly printed, written, or engraved on each bond issued pursuant to this section.
(3) Revenue bonds with a maturity in excess of thirty years shall not be issued. The legislative authority of the local government shall by resolution determine for each revenue bond issue the amount, date, form, terms, conditions, denominations, maximum fixed or variable interest rate or rates, maturity or maturities, redemption rights, registration privileges, manner of execution, manner of sale, callable provisions, if any, and covenants including the refunding of existing revenue bonds. Facsimile signatures may be used on the bonds and any coupons. Refunding revenue bonds may be issued in the same manner as revenue bonds are issued.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. RCW 39.89.901 (Expiration of chapter) and 2001 c 212 s 29 are each repealed.
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