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2020 Senate Bill 6492: Addressing workforce education investment funding through business and occupation tax reform
Introduced by Sen. Jamie Pedersen (Seattle) (D) on January 20, 2020
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on January 20, 2020
Substitute offered in the Senate on January 23, 2020
Replaces a workforce education investment surcharge with an increase in the general service business and occupation tax rate from 1.5 percent to 1.8 percent for businesses with gross income in excess of $1 million.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on January 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Randi Becker (Eatonville) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts health care providers with at least 25 percent of revenue from Medicaid payments from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Randi Becker (Eatonville) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts oncologists and cancer care entities from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on January 29, 2020
Requires a reduction in the additional B&O tax rate that reflects revenue growth between the November 2019 and November 2020 revenue forecast. Requires the state treasurer on a biennial basis to transfer from the general fund to the workforce education investment account an amount equal to any 2021-2023 biennial reduction in revenues from any rate reduction. Grows transfers by the fiscal growth factor.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on January 29, 2020
Adds the workforce education investment account to the definition of related funds in the state four-year balanced budget requirement.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on January 29, 2020
Expires the tax rate increases on January 1, 2025, if the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee makes a determination that Washington's excise tax structure is more regressive due to the tax rate increases in the legislation.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Sharon Brown (Kennewick) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts mental health providers from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Sharon Brown (Kennewick) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts commercial hauling services from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts hearing health care professionals from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts ophthalmology services from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts any business owned by a veteran from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve O'Ban (Pierce County) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts nursing and residential care facilities from theadditional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve O'Ban (Pierce County) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts health care providers with at least 75 percent of revenue from Medicaid payments from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts health care services from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts substance use disorder treatment providers from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Jamie Pedersen (Seattle) (D) on January 29, 2020
Lowers the tax rate from 1.8 percent to 1.75 percent. Removes the sections of the draft increasing the small business credit and filing threshold. Clarifies that the advanced computing surcharge does not apply to financial institutions.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Jamie Pedersen (Seattle) (D) on January 29, 2020
Makes the repeal of the surcharges retroactive to January 1, 2020.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Jamie Pedersen (Seattle) (D) on January 29, 2020
Makes technical changes to language exempting financial institutions from the advanced computing surcharge.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts optometrists from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts dental services from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts revenues from Medicaid patients from the additional business and occupation tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Tim Sheldon (Mason County) (D) on January 29, 2020
Exempts forestry and logging services from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts the retailing of prescription and nonprescription drugs and medicines from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts physician's offices, outpatient care centers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, dentist's offices, offices of other health practitioners, and other ambulatory health care services from the additional B&O tax if those business activities are conducted in a rural underserved area.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts veterinary services from the additional B&O tax..
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts businesses engaged in providing infrastructure for hosting or data processing services from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on January 29, 2020
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Lynda Wilson (Clark County) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts providers that give counseling and treatment to domestic violence victims from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts architectural, engineering, and related services from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on January 29, 2020
Exempts motor vehicle and parts dealers from the additional B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on January 29, 2020
Received in the House on January 31, 2020
Referred to the House Finance Committee on January 31, 2020
Referred to the House Finance Committee on January 31, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Andrew Barkis (Olympia) (R) on February 6, 2020
Expires the tax rate increases on January 1, 2025, if the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee makes a determination that Washington's excise tax structure is more regressive due to the tax rate increases in the legislation.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Andrew Barkis (Olympia) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts physician's offices, outpatient care centers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, dentist's offices, offices of other health practitioners, and other ambulatory health care services from the 1.75 percent B&O tax if those business activities are conducted in a rural underserved area.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Boehnke (Kennewick) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts businesses engaged in providing infrastructure for hosting or data processing services from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Michelle Caldier (Port Orchard) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts health care services from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Michelle Caldier (Port Orchard) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts dental services from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Michelle Caldier (Port Orchard) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts optometrists from the 1.75 percent business and occupation tax rate.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Kelly Chambers (Pierce County) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts nursing and residential care facilities from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Corry (Yakima) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts waste management and remediation services from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Richard DeBolt (Chehalis) (R) on February 6, 2020
Removes the 1.75 percent business and occupation tax on services. (2) Imposes the greater of a 2.5 percent advanced computing surcharge on the gross income of a person or $300 million per year. Persons subject to this new surcharge are businesses for whom all of the following apply: (a) They have been registered with the Department of Revenue to do business in Washington for at least 37 years; (b) their combined employment in this state exceeds 40,000 full-time and part-time employees; and (c) their business activities are primarily the development, sales, and licensing of computer software and services.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Carolyn Eslick (Sultan) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts substance use disorder treatment providers from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Gildon (Puyallup) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts any business owned by a veteran from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Gildon (Puyallup) (R) on February 6, 2020
Authorizes a credit against the 1.75 percent business and occupation tax rate or the advanced computing surcharge if the taxpayer makes a contribution to a student to pursue higher education.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Keith Goehner (Dryden) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts veterinary services from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jenny Graham (Spokane) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts commercial hauling services from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Harris (Vancouver) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts mental health providers from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Harris (Vancouver) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts the retailing of prescription and nonprescription drugs and medicines from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts ophthalmology services from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Jenkin (Prosser) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts hearing health care professionals from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Brad Klippert (Kennewick) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts oncologists and cancer care entities from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Kraft (Vancouver) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts lawyers who perform more than 10 percent pro bono hours from the 1.75 percent business and occupation tax rate.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (Goldendale) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts providers that give counseling and treatment to domestic violence victims from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Ed Orcutt (Kalama) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts forestry and logging services from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Ed Orcutt (Kalama) (R) on February 6, 2020
Repeals the Workforce Education Investment Act surcharges retroactively to January 1, 2020.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Ed Orcutt (Kalama) (R) on February 6, 2020
Provides health care providers an exemption from the new 1.75 percent business and occupation tax rate until the state fully funds Medicaid reimbursement rates.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Schmick (Colfax) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts revenues from Medicaid patients from the 1.75 percent business and occupation tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on February 6, 2020
Reduces the current Workforce Education Investment surcharge to 16.7 percent. Delays implementation of the provisions containing the new business and occupation service rate of 1.75 percent and the new advanced computing surcharge of 1.22 percent until January 1, 2021.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on February 6, 2020
Strikes the service activities business and occupation tax rate increase to 1.75 percent. Increases the advanced computing surcharge to 1.5 percent. Imposes the advanced computing surcharge on gross income from royalties in addition to service activities.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Volz (Spokane) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts motor vehicle and parts dealers from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on February 6, 2020
Requires a reduction in the additional B&O tax rate that reflects revenue growth between the November 2019 and November 2020 revenue forecast. Requires the state treasurer on a biennial basis to transfer from the general fund to the workforce education investment account an amount equal to any 2021-2023 biennial reduction in revenues from any rate reduction. Grows transfers by the fiscal growth factor.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts architectural, engineering, and related services from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jesse Young (Gig Harbor) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts health care providers with at least 75 percent of revenue from Medicaid payments from the 1.75 percent B&O tax.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jesse Young (Gig Harbor) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts businesses with at least 51% of revenue from payments from Medicaid from paying the 1.75% B&O rate.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jesse Young (Gig Harbor) (R) on February 6, 2020
Exempts architectural, engineering, and related services from paying the 1.75% B&O rate if the business worked on at least two affordable housing projects during the year.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2020
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on February 10, 2020

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