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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

31

Jan

2014

Simplifying the taxation of amusement, recreation, and physical fitness services

Companion bills seeking to simplify when sales tax applies to amusement and recreation services have been introduced in both chambers.

31

Jan

2014

Second hearing for tribal property tax exemption bill

The bill exempting all tribally-owned property used for economic development, HB 1287, was referred to the House Finance Committee as expected.

31

Jan

2014

Reducing the frequency of local sales tax changes

On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill that reduces how often local sales and use tax rates may be changed, SB 5697.

24

Jan

2014

Update on tribal property tax exemption bills

Yesterday, the House version of a bill exempting all tribally-owned property used for economic development from property tax, HB 1287, was voted out of the House Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee.

17

Jan

2014

Legislation to restore local liquor profits growth filed

This week, the House version of AWC’s priority bill to restore growth in city and county liquor revenue, HB 2314, was filed.

17

Jan

2014

New version of tribal property tax exemption bill heard

Yesterday morning, the House Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee heard a substitute version of HB 1287, the bill that provides a property tax exemption for all tribally-owned property used for economic development.

15

Jan

2014

Legislators hear about city fiscal challenges

On Tuesday, the House Finance Committee conducted an initial hearing on local government financing.

10

Jan

2014

Sister city accounts

Soon to be introduced is a bill allowing cities and counties to create a special account for grants and donations dedicated to international relations and sister city activities.

10

Jan

2014

AWC seeks to restore local liquor profits

AWC and a number of cities are working to restore the historic sharing of liquor profits between the state, cities, and counties.

10

Jan

2014

Expanding tribal property tax exemption

Next week, the House Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs Committee will hear HB 1287, which extends the tribal property tax exemption to all tribal economic development purposes.

4

Oct

2013

Update on local liquor tax distributions

When legislators passed the state’s 2013 – 2015 biennial budget, they intended to redirect 50% of local liquor taxes to the state general fund.

3

Sep

2013

Lodging tax

The 2013 legislation that maintained most uses of lodging tax revenue, HB 1253, requires cities and counties with a lodging tax to make annual reports to the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC) instead of the Department of Commerce.

3

Sep

2013

Sales tax now being collected on all residential telephone service

As we reported in our Final Bulletin, the Legislature passed a telecommunications bill with significant impacts to cities.

12

Jul

2013

Business licensing and taxes dominate municipal finance issues

During the regular session, AWC and individual cities worked to ensure local control was retained for city business licensing and taxing authority.

26

Jun

2013

Countdown to the first of July

With five days left, we remain optimistic that the Legislature will pass a state operating budget and avoid a partial government shutdown.
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