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Published on Friday, March 31, 2017

Property tax and flexibility bills move out of committee

AWC priority bill HB 1764, would change the annual property tax limit from one percent to a limit linked to inflation and population growth. The bill moved out of the House Finance Committee on Thursday, March 30. We expect this issue will be linked to end-of-session budget discussions.

SHB 2006 moved out of the Senate Local Government Committee with an amendment eliminating the provision removing the non-supplanting provisions in voter-approved multi-year property tax levy lid lifts. The remaining provisions of the bill allow additional counties with more than 90,000 population the authority to impose the voter-approved county criminal justice levy and remove non-supplanting restrictions from the mental health sales tax.

Categories: Budget & finance