Tag: HB 2006

5
Mar

HB 2006 Dies

Budget and Finance HB 2006 regarding fiscal flexibility for counties appears to be dead for this legislative session. As a reminder, this bill would have removed nonsupplant language from the mental health sales tax and the levy lid lift statutes. It also would have moved the veterans and developmental disabilities out of the county general fund. The bill made it

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22
Jan

Olympia Update – Week 3

There are only 10 business days for legislative policy committees to hear and move bills before the first committee cutoff. The closer we get to this cutoff, the more hectic the pace becomes. WSAC will be covering dozens of hearings this week.  The House Appropriations Committee will be considering legislation supported by WSAC last year; HB 2006 (Koster) provides additional

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22
Jan

Finance & Employment Issues

Employment Last week, the House passed HB 1655, sponsored by Rep. Lovick (D-Mill Creek), which provides for industrial insurance coverage for stress-caused mental disorders and disabilities for police and firefighters. The bill passed 85-11 and now will be considered in the Senate. Additionally, the House Labor and Workplace Committee considered HB 2633, sponsored by Rep. Doglio (D-Olympia), adding certain medical

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13
Mar

Legislation Granting Counties Fiscal Flexibility Advances

The House approved HB 2006, by Representative Koster, a bill that would make three existing finance tools more useful for counties. After being “massaged” in the committee process, the bill has three components:  it removes non-supplant language from the local option sales tax for mental health services;  it removes non-supplant language from property tax levy lid lift authority, and;  removes

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