House Bill 2912 has a new and improved striker amendment on the Floor that puts back in the language that was changed coming out in the House Finance Committee, House Floor, and Senate Ways and Means Committee.
12 more amendments were added to make it passible. These amendments have not yet been voted on. Some of them look like the opportunity for somebody to state an opinion for the record, even if their amendments were to fail.
Here the amendments are, and what they do:
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 087 305 Tom Floor Pg 8 Ln 22
EFFECT: Funds may not be used for a stadium unless 10% of the tickets are affordable to persons or families at 100% of the
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 088 306 Tom Floor Pg 8 Ln 22
EFFECT: Funds from the 2% rental car tax may only be used for public transit in the county.
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 089 307 Tom Floor Pg 8 Ln 22
EFFECT: Revenues raised by the tax on food and beverages may only be used for cost of living adjustments for public school
teachers in the county.
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 090 308 Tom Floor Pg 8 Ln 22
EFFECT: Prior to the beginning of any improvements to a public stadium, a county must conduct an economic development analysis to determine whether or not the funds expended for the improvements on a public stadium are the best use of the funds.
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 091 309 Tom Floor Pg 10 Ln 37
EFFECT: In order to continue the food and beverage tax and the 2% rental tax after their original purposes were met, it must be approved by a vote of the people in the county.
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 093 311 Tom Floor Pg 8 Ln 22
EFFECT: Revenue from the food and beverage tax must be used for obesity prevention programs.
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 094 310 Tom Floor Pg 8 Ln 22
EFFECT: Any capital projects on a public stadium of over ten million dollars, funded under this subsection, must conform to leed platinum standards. [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System]
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 096 313 Tom Floor Pg 10 Ln 22
EFFECT: Retires the food and beverage tax and the 2% rental car tax when the bonds for Safeco field has been paid off.
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 097 312 Tom Floor Pg 8 Ln 22
EFFECT: If funds are used from the special account for purposes of capital improvements on a university sports facility, the year- over-year tuition increase at the university must not exceed seven percent for the following ten years, or the funds must be paid back to the account.
[This amendment would prevent UW fro raising tuition more then 7% for 10 years after borrowing to rebuild Husky Stadium, or "they" have to pay back the loan. This would either delay, or possibly prevent, UW using these funds, IMO]
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 098 314 Tom Floor Pg 8 Ln 22
EFFECT: The 2% rental car tax must be used for storm water cleanup in the county.
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 100 317 Tom Floor Pg 9 Ln 13
EFFECT: The 1% and the 2% rental car taxes do not apply to rentals of service or repair replacement vehicles.
[I think this effects your "loaner" car]
2912-S.E2 AMS TOM CARL 101 316 Tom Floor Pg 13 Ln 28
EFFECT: Applies a 10% B&O tax on professional athletes.
[I suppose if the athletes are paying for paying for their own infrastructure then it becomes a closed loop, no general funds involved]
I agree with most of these, some conflict with others, and in the end those that do pass may make the bill unacceptable to the House, or not.
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