Monday, March 22, 2010

SB 6889 Convention Center bill passes House with minor amendment

SB 6889 passed the House floor today. It included a minor amendment identifying funds the state is keeping in the general fund prior to the tax transfer to the new Public Facilities District.
The amendment needs to be approved by the Senate floor, and the final bill passed. A final vote could come as soon as Tuesday.

This is the same tax that the City of Seattle lobbied the state for a portion of, 1% of the 7 levied in Seattle. That effort failed with the legislature, though the convention center did look favorably on the potential application of the funds, KeyArena.