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2019 Senate Bill 5272: Increasing the maximum tax rate for the voter-approved local sales and use tax for emergency communication systems and facilities
Introduced by Sen. Sam Hunt (Olympia) (D) on January 16, 2019
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Referred to the Senate Local Government Committee on January 16, 2019
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 5, 2019
Increases the rate of the sales and use tax for emergency communication systems and facilities from 0.1 percent to 0.2 percent of the selling price in the case of sales tax, or value of the article used, in the case of a use tax.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 6, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Sam Hunt (Olympia) (D) on March 8, 2019
Requires a county with a population of more than 1.5 million to enter into interlocal agreements with its cities with populations over 50,000 regarding revenue distribution, even if a city is part of a regional communication system.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 8, 2019
Received in the House on March 12, 2019
Referred to the House Finance Committee on March 12, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Beth Doglio (Olympia) (D) on April 17, 2019
Requires the Washington State Patrol to enter into an intergovernmental agreement, with a county, city, or regional communications agency that operates emergency communications systems, for purposes of interoperable communications, if specified conditions are met.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 17, 2019
Received in the Senate on April 23, 2019
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 7, 2019

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