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Bill #:  2144

Major  Support

Provides revenue sharing for local governments from retail marijuana sales

Companion bill #: No Companion Bill.



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Summary/AWC comments


 

HB 2144 provides marijuana revenue sharing options for local governments. The bill creates two accounts where revenue from marijuana sales is to be distributed.
1) Dedicated marijuana fund
- 90 percent of the first 25 percent excise tax on producer to processor
-100 percent of the second 25 percent excise tax on processor to retailer
- 80 percent of the third 25 percent excise tax on retailer to consumer

2) Local jurisdiction marijuana fund- distributed to local jurisdictions based on the types of businesses physically located in the jurisdiction, proportional to the total revenues.
- 10 percent of the first 25 percent excise tax on producer to processor
- 20 percent of the third 25 percent excise tax on retailer to consumer

This is equal to about 10 percent of the total revenue from excise taxes on marijuana products.

Cities and counties are asking for 50 percent of the total revenue, but we are very appreciative of Rep. Condotta’s efforts and would like this bill to advance so that the issue remains in play.

However, the bill was recently amended to include preemption of all local authority over marijuana businesses. Please remind your legislators that local control is imperative for cities and ask them to support an amendment to remove that provision from the bill.

AWC will continue to update you on the bill's progress through the system.

Please contact your legislator and let them know that you support revenue sharing for local governments.

 


Latest version of bill:

Link to WA Legislative bill page

Official title:

AN ACT Relating to the establishment of a dedicated local jurisdiction marijuana fund and the distribution of a specified percentage of marijuana excise tax revenues to local jurisdictions;

Sponsors:

Condotta, Manweller, Buys, Blake, Springer, Shea, Holy, Vick

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AWC Contacts

Analyst:  Jane Wall
Lobbyist:  Candice Bock

Issue Area

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