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Published on Friday, March 8, 2013

Local government practices and procedures

AWC continues to support ESHB 1274, which passed the full House and has been referred to the Senate Governmental Operations Committee. For cities, the bill:

  • Eliminates the requirement for cities to send their annual adopted budget to AWC.
  • Eliminates the requirement for cities and towns with biennial budgets to send copies to AWC and the State Auditor.
  • Authorizes cities to accept credit cards, debit cards, and other electronic payments and requires cities to charge a convenience fee to cover transaction processing costs.

We would like to thank Rep. Alexander (R-Olympia) for sponsoring the legislation.

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