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Published on Friday, January 20, 2017

AWC priority liquor revenue bill to be heard in House

On Monday, January 23 at 3:30 pm, the House Appropriations Committee will hear AWC’s priority liquor revenue bill, HB 1113. As we wrote last week, this proposal would gradually increase the share of city and county liquor revenue, eventually reinstating the traditional percentage based sharing formula between cities, counties, and the state. AWC and individual cities will testify about the importance of this long-standing revenue source for funding city services, including public safety.

If your representative serves on the House Appropriations Committee, please call or email and ask for their support. A list of committee members is here.

In addition, a Senate bill to increase city and county liquor revenue was formally introduced last week. SB 5240, sponsored by Senator Mark Mullet (D-Issaquah) would provide additional liquor revenue to cities and counties for state fiscal years 2022 through 2025. The proposal has been referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee but not yet scheduled to be heard.

Categories: Budget & finance