BILL REQ. #:  H-2618.1 


State of Washington63rd Legislature2013 1st Special Session

By Representatives Upthegrove, Fitzgibbon, Springer, Sullivan, and Pollet

Prefiled 06/11/13. Read first time 06/10/13.   Referred to Committee on Finance.

     AN ACT Relating to a county sales and use tax to fund regional health and human services; and adding a new section to chapter 82.14 RCW.


NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1   A new section is added to chapter 82.14 RCW to read as follows:
     (1) A county legislative authority may authorize, fix, and impose a sales and use tax in accordance with the terms of this chapter.
     (2) The tax authorized in this section is in addition to any other taxes authorized by law and must be collected from those persons who are taxable by the state under chapters 82.08 and 82.12 RCW upon the occurrence of any taxable event within the county for a county's tax and within a city for a city's tax. The rate of tax equals one-tenth of one percent of the selling price in the case of a sales tax, or value of the article used, in the case of a use tax.
     (3) Moneys collected under this section must be used solely for regional human services needed to improve the social determinants of equity outcomes through an integrated and accountable health and human services system.
     (4) All moneys collected under this section must be used solely for the purpose of providing new or expanded programs described under subsection (3) of this section.
     (5) Nothing in this section may be interpreted to prohibit the use of moneys collected under this section for the replacement of lapsed federal funding previously provided for the operation or delivery of services and programs as provided in this section.

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