Introduced by Rep. Jim McIntire, (D-Seattle) (D) on January 26, 2006, to require that, in a county with a population of 1 million or more, revenues from lodging taxes after January 1, 2021 be used as follows:
(i) One-half for art museums, cultural museums, heritage museums, heritage and preservation programs, the arts, and the performing arts in all parts of the county; and (ii) One-half to pay costs of constructing or improving civic
amenities or tourism promotion. See companion SB 6849.
Referred to the House Economic Development, Agriculture and Trade Committee on January 26, 2006.
Referred to the House Finance Committee on January 27, 2006.
1) Robbing small towns to feed Seattle by Anonymous on February 21, 2006 What a great idea! Those lower-income people in smaller cities and towns *definitely* deserve to subsidise commercial sports in the big city!
I just don't understand why this is such a limited proposal, why tax only King County for Seattle's benefit? Take the example of Sound Transit, they're sucking transportation funds from far and wide to build boondoggle tunnels instead of bus lines that would serve orders of magnitude more commuters.
2) 2006 House Bill 3233 (Lodging taxes) by admin on January 1, 2001 Introduced in the House on January 26, 2006