WSR 17-04-075
[Filed January 30, 2017, 1:06 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is considering adopting a rule to explain the requirements of a new property tax exemption for nonprofit organizations that develop or redevelop on real property, one or more residences to be sold to low-income households.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 84.08.010 and 84.36.865.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rule is needed to:
Incorporate new legislation from SSB 6211, 2016 regular session (chapter 217, Laws of 2016);
Provide guidance to nonprofit organizations on the application and qualification requirements; and
Explain the actions that could disqualify a nonprofit organization from continuing to receive the exemption.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may also participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. A preliminary draft of the proposed rule is available via the department's online Rules Agenda.
Written comments may be submitted by mail and should be directed to Leslie Mullin, ITA Division, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, email
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting.
Public Meeting Location: Conference Room 114C, 6400 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501, on March 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Call-in option can be provided upon request no later than three days before the meeting date.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Julie King, (360) 704-5717 or Renee Cosare, (360) 725-7514, no later than ten days before the meeting date. For hearing impaired please contact us via the Washington relay operator at (800) 833-6384.
January 30, 2017
Kevin Dixon
Rules Coordinator