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2021 House Bill 1069: Concerning local government fiscal flexibility
Introduced by Rep. Gerry Pollet (Seattle) (D) on January 11, 2021
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on January 11, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on January 15, 2021
Allows revenue from criminal justice sales taxes, the Criminal Justice Assistance Accounts, and certain King County property tax levies to supplant existing funds through December 31, 2023.
Referred to the House Finance Committee on January 21, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on January 28, 2021
Allows the sales and use tax for chemical dependency or mental health treatment services or therapeutic courts to be used for capital projects necessary to the operation or delivery of chemical dependency or mental health treatment programs and services.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeremie Dufault (Yakima) (R) on February 25, 2021
Conditions all changes to fiscal authority on the local government not charging property owners for a tenant's delinquent utilities.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 25, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Gerry Pollet (Seattle) (D) on February 25, 2021
Allows a city imposing a sales and use tax for chemical dependency or mental health treatment services to use revenue from the tax to modify existing facilities to address health and safety needs necessary for the provision of chemical dependency or mental health treatment programs or services.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 25, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Eric Robertson (Sumner) (R) on February 25, 2021
Removes provisions related to criminal justice sales taxes that provided that use of revenue from the taxes for local government programs which have a reasonable relationship to reducing the numbers of people interacting with the criminal justice system would qualify as using the revenue for criminal justice purposes through December 31, 2023.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 25, 2021
Received in the Senate on March 1, 2021
Referred to the Senate Housing & Local Government Committee on March 1, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 19, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on April 11, 2021
Removes language allowing criminal justice purposes to include programs which have a reasonable relationship to reduce the number of people interacting with the criminal justice system such as reducing homelessness or improving behavioral health.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 11, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on April 11, 2021
Removes sections allowing moneys for criminal justice purposes to supplant existing funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 11, 2021

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