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Published on Friday, February 2, 2018

Senate local option levy lid lift exemption bill moves

Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) sponsored SB 6314 which allows cities the option to extend the state’s property tax exemption to local property tax levy lid lifts. This option would exist if it is stated in the ballot measure for individuals that have a service related total disability, or at least 61-years-old and medically retired for the reason of disability, or their spouses or domestic partners.

The bill was passed out of the Senate Local Government Committee on February 1 and is headed to the Senate Ways & Means Committee.

AWC supports the measure. This local option will give communities a tool to support low-income seniors, disabled veterans, and their families in areas of rising housing costs.