WSR 98-20-083

EXPEDITED ADOPTION

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

[Filed October 6, 1998, 1:36 p.m.]



Title of Rule: Amendatory section WAC 458-30-262 Agricultural land valuation--Interest rate--Property tax component.

Purpose: To provide county assessors with the rate of interest and property tax component to be used in valuing farm and agricultural land classified under chapter 84.34 RCW during assessment year 1999.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 84.08.010, 84.08.070, 84.34.360.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 84.34.065.

Summary: The amendments to this rule update the interest rate and the property tax component used in valuing farm and agricultural land classified under chapter 84.34 RCW.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 84.34.065 requires the department to annually determine a rate of interest and property tax component and to publish a rule containing these determinations by January 1st each year.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Kim M. Qually, 711 Capitol Way South, #303, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-0086; Implementation and Enforcement: Sandy Guilfoil, 6004 Capitol Boulevard, Tumwater, WA, (360) 753-5503.

Name of Proponent: Department of Revenue, governmental.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: No comments or recommendations are submitted.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 458-30-262 provides county assessors with information that will be used in assessment year 1999 to value land classified as farm and agricultural land under chapter 84.34 RCW. This rule must be updated annually to reflect the changes in the interest rate and property tax component used by the county assessors to determine the value of classified farm and agricultural land during the upcoming assessment year.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: This proposed rule amends the current version of WAC 458-30-262. The amendments to this rule relate to assessment year 1999 and change the interest rate and the property tax component. These figures will be used to value farm and agricultural land classified under chapter 84.34 RCW during assessment year 1999.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED TO BE ADOPTED USING AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS RULE BEING ADOPTED USING THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Peri Maxey, Department of Revenue, P.O. Box 47471, Olympia, WA 98504-7471, fax (360) 586-7602, AND RECEIVED BY December 5, 1998.

October 6, 1998

Russell W. Brubaker

Assistant Director

Legislation and Policy Division

OTS-2575.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-01-178, filed 12/23/97, effective 1/1/98)



WAC 458-30-262  Agricultural land valuation--Interest rate--Property tax component. For assessment year ((1998)) 1999, the interest rate and the property tax component that are to be used to value classified farm and agricultural lands are as follows:

(1) The interest rate is ((9.3)) 9.38 percent; and

(2) The property tax component for each county is:



COUNTY PERCENT COUNTY PERCENT
Adams ((1.47)) 1.46 Lewis 1.22
Asotin ((1.56)) 1.45 Lincoln ((1.49)) 1.50
Benton ((1.50)) 1.53 Mason ((1.20)) 1.26
Chelan ((1.32)) 1.31 Okanogan 1.39
Clallam ((1.24)) 1.21 Pacific ((1.28)) 1.23
Clark ((1.39)) 1.34 Pend Oreille 1.28
Columbia ((1.49)) 1.33 Pierce 1.59
Cowlitz ((1.21)) 1.18 San Juan ((0.79)) 0.81
Douglas ((1.41)) 1.35 Skagit 1.30
Ferry ((1.21)) 1.25 Skamania ((1.08)) 1.07
Franklin ((1.55)) 1.54 Snohomish ((1.39)) 1.38
Garfield ((1.46)) 1.69 Spokane ((1.55)) 1.50
Grant ((1.46)) 1.50 Stevens ((1.12)) 1.16
Grays Harbor ((1.34)) 1.27 Thurston ((1.53)) 1.49
Island ((1.00)) 0.99 Wahkiakum ((1.17)) 1.13
Jefferson ((1.17)) 1.19 Walla Walla ((1.48)) 1.46
King ((1.38)) 1.30 Whatcom ((1.28)) 1.27
Kitsap ((1.45)) 1.40 Whitman ((1.69)) 1.44
Kittitas ((1.16)) 1.05 Yakima ((1.38)) 1.36
Klickitat ((1.23)) 1.14



[Statutory Authority: RCW 84.34.065, 84.34.141 and 84.08.010. 98-01-178, 458-30-262, filed 12/23/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 84.34.065, 84.34.141, 84.08.010 and 84.34.070. 97-02-066, 458-30-262, filed 12/31/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 84.34.065, 84.34.141, 84.08.010 and 84.34.070. 96-01-095, 458-30-262, filed 12/19/95, effective 1/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 84.34.065, 84.34.141, 84.08.010 and 84.08.070. 95-09-041, 458-30-262, filed 4/14/95, effective 5/15/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 84.08.010, 84.08.070 and 84.34.065. 94-05-062, 458-30-262, filed 2/11/94, effective 3/14/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 84.08.010 and 84.08.070. 93-07-067, 458-30-262, filed 3/17/93, effective 4/17/93; 92-03-068, 458-30-262, filed 1/14/92, effective 2/14/92; 91-04-001, 458-30-262, filed 1/24/91, effective 2/24/91; 90-24-087, 458-30-262, filed 12/5/90, effective 1/5/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 84.08.010(2) and 84.34.141. 90-02-080 (Order PT 90-1), 458-30-262, filed 1/2/90, effective 2/2/90.]

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