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                                    HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4420



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                        1989 First Special Session


By Representatives Valle, Cole, Nelson, Wineberry, Todd, G. Fisher, Pruitt, K. Wilson, Anderson, Phillips and Morris



Read first time 5/6/89 and referred to Committee on Revenue.



WHEREAS, The State of Washington employs numerous forms of taxation to raise necessary revenue; and

          WHEREAS, These taxes are subject to many exemptions that cause the loss of revenue;

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That a joint subcommittee be formed to study all exemptions for all taxes utilized by the State of Washington; and

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this subcommittee be comprised of members of the House of Representatives Revenue Committee and the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, with the membership to be determined by the chairpersons of those committees and with staff to be provided by those committees; and

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the subcommittee will study ways to streamline and eliminate tax exemptions for all taxes; and

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the subcommittee will report its progress and findings to the legislature at each legislative session and will complete the study within two years of the creation of the subcommittee.