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2021 House Bill 1512: Concerning lodging-related assessments under chapter 35.87A RCW
Introduced by Rep. Cindy Ryu (Shoreline) (D) on February 9, 2021
Referred to the House Finance Committee on February 9, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on February 19, 2021
Authorizes lodging businesses to collect parking and business improvement area (PBIA) special assessments as an agent for the PBIA from guests as a separately stated per night charge.
Amendment offered by Rep. Noel Frame (Seattle) (D) on March 9, 2021
Provides that the act applies retroactively for any taxpayer who has been assessed taxes by the Department of Revenue prior to the effective date of the act, on any special assessment amounts collected by a lodging business. Provides that no refund may be made on taxes lawfully paid.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2021
Received in the Senate on March 12, 2021
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 12, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 26, 2021
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2021