6774-S.E AMH WHIT LEAT 255

ESSB 6774 - H AMD TO TR COMM AMD (H-5430.1/10) 1400

By Representative White

WITHDRAWN 3/05/2010

On page 1, line 5 of the striking amendment, after "city" insert ", or a public transportation agency as provided under subsection (2) of this section,"

 

On page 2, line 6 of the striking amendment, after "(2)" strike all material through "the" on line 6 and insert "((Subject to subsection (6) of this section,))(a) The legislative authority of a metropolitan municipal corporation under chapters 35.58 and 35.56 RCW, or a public transportation benefit area under chapter 36.57A with boundaries that encompass all or part of a county having a population of more than six hundred thousand, may establish a transportation benefit district within the full boundaries of the metropolitan municipal corporation or public transportation benefit area. The legislative authorities authorized under this subsection (a) must, except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, comply with all requirements of this chapter. A legislative authority authorized under this subsection (a) may form a benefit district by majority vote of the legislative authority, and is not required to obtain agreement of the jurisdictions having territory within the boundaries of the proposed transportation benefit district.

(b) The transportation improvements shall be owned by the metropolitan municipal corporation or the public transportation benefit area unless otherwise agreed to or prohibited by law.

(c) The authority of a metropolitan municipal corporation or a public transportation benefit area to establish a transportation benefit district or to impose or collect an authorized tax, charge, or fee under this chapter or under RCW 82.80.140 expires on June 30, 2015. Any contract entered into by the transportation benefit district for the collection of taxes, charges, or fees on its behalf must include a provision establishing that the collection of any such taxes, charges, or fees is not authorized after June 30, 2015. The benefit district shall dissolve itself and cease to exist no later than July 31, 2015.

(3) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, a"

 

Renumber the remaining subsections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

 

On page 2, line 16 of the striking amendment, after "That" insert ", except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section,"

 

On page 3, beginning on line 1 of the striking amendment, strike all of subsection (6) and insert "(((6) Prior to December 1, 2007, the authority under this section, regarding the establishment of or the participation in a district, shall not apply to:

(a) Counties with a population greater than one million five hundred thousand persons and any adjoining counties with a population greater than five hundred thousand persons;

(b) Cities with any area within the counties under (a) of this subsection; and

(c) Other jurisdictions with any area within the counties under (a) of this subsection.))"

 

EFFECT:   

Temporarily authorizes certain public transportation agencies to establish a transportation benefit district (TBD) within the full boundaries of the agency.

Establishes that any taxes, charges, or fees imposed by a TBD that is formed by an authorized public transportation agency may not be imposed or collected after June 30, 2015, and that the TBD must cease to exist no later than July 31, 2015.

Establishes that an authorized public transportation agency may form a TBD by majority vote of the governing body of the agency, without obtaining agreement by jurisdictions having territory within the boundaries of the agency.

Makes technical changes to the TBD statute to remove expired

language.

 

 

 

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