WA State Legislature

Washington State Legislature links:

Washington State Legislature – official website

Legislative Bill Information – Washington State Legislature

Washington State Fiscal Information – Washington State Department of Revenue website on state budgets, spending and revenue

Citizen’s Guide to the Washington State Budget, Washington State Senate, 2011

A Legislative Guide to Washington State Property Taxes, Senate Ways and Means Committee, Washington State Legislature, 2011

Washington State Budget Process, State of Washington, Office of Financial Management, June 2012

Proposed 2013-15 Budget and Policy Priorities, Governor Chris Gregoire, Dec 2012

Working Washington: Budget Priorities 2013 -15, Governor Jay Inslee, March 28, 2013

Priority-Based Budgeting/ Washington State’s Priorities of Government by Montana Legislative Fiscal Division Sept 5. 2012

Tax Expenditure Reform Bills 2013-2014 Session

Tax Sanity recommends support for the following legislation:

Support SB 5843 – Strengthening the review of the legislature’s goals for tax preferences by requiring that every new tax preference provide an expiration date and statement of legislative intent.

Support ESB 5843 Strengthening the review of the legislature’s goals for tax preferences by requiring that every new tax preference provide a statement of legislative intent and include an expiration date where applicable.   – This is the substitute bill passed by the Senate.

Support HB 1890 – Modifying sales tax exemptions for working families.

Support HB 2038 – Investing in the education legacy trust account for K-12 basic education and higher education by narrowing or eliminating tax preferences and extending taxes set to expire.

Support HB 2201 – Improving fiscal accountability and transparency standards with respect to state tax preferences.

Support HB 2286 – Funding an increase in the small business tax credit by repealing certain farm-related tax preferences.

Support SB 5040 – Incorporating state tax expenditures into the state budget process.

Support SB 5041 – Implementing recommendations related to the tax preference review process conducted by the joint legislative audit and review committee and the citizen commission for performance measurement of tax preferences.

Support SB 5174 – Concerning taxpayer accountability by requiring a net benefit to the state in order to claim the benefit of a tax expenditure

Support SB 5429 – Increasing accountability for the tax preferences for manufacturing machinery and equipment by requiring a net benefit to the state and deferring sales and use tax

Support SB 5843 – Strengthening the review of the legislature’s goals for tax preferences by requiring that every new tax preference provide an expiration date and statement of legislative intent.

Support ESB 5843 Strengthening the review of the legislature’s goals for tax preferences by requiring that every new tax preference provide a statement of legislative intent and include an expiration date where applicable.   – This is the substitute bill passed by the Senate.

Support SB 5938 – .Incorporating state tax expenditures into the state budget process.

 

Prior Legislative Session Bills we support that were not passed:

HB 1889 – 2011-2012 – Incorporating state tax expenditures into the state budget process