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2005 Senate Bill 5052: Establishing the Washington Uniform Estate Tax Apportionment Act
Introduced by Sen. Stephen Johnson (R) on January 12, 2005
To establish the Washington Uniform Estate Tax Apportionment Act of 2005. This bill establishes the provisions for the apportionment and collection of the estate tax.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on January 12, 2005
Testimony in support offered to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on January 20, 2005
Neutral testimony offered to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on January 20, 2005
By Jill Mackie, Seattle Times; Carolyn Logue, National Federation of Independent Businesses.
Substitute offered to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 2, 2005
To provide that the date of the cross-reference to the internal revenue code is January 1, 2005. Section 15 takes effect immediately and the remaining provisions of the legislation take effect January 1, 2006. A savings clause is added.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 14, 2005
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 2, 2005
To establish the Washington Uniform Estate Tax Apportionment Act of 2005.
Received in the House on March 15, 2005
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 15, 2005
Amendment offered to the House on April 1, 2005
By the House Judiciary Committee, to modify the bill. The substitute bill contains a reference to the 2005 version of the Internal Revenue Code that applies to both the estate tax apportionment chapter and the estate tax chapter itself. The amendment makes that reference only with respect to the apportionment chapter. The substitute bill has an emergency clause that makes the reference to the 2005 version of the Internal Revenue Code take effect immediately. The amendment has no emergency clause.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 12, 2005
Referred to the House Rules Committee on April 1, 2005
Received in the Senate on April 18, 2005
To concur in House amendments.
Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on May 9, 2005
To establish the Washington Uniform Estate Tax Apportionment Act of 2005.

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