HUB Call To Action

CALL TO ACTION

UPDATE – The senate bill will be having a hearing in front of the House Finance Committee this Friday, March 17, 2017.

 

 

 

BILL ACTIVITY IN THE SENATE

SB 5783

Click here to read SB 5783 in PDF format (may be a download depending on your browser settings)

On Feb 21st, we visited the Capitol once again where the Senate committee heard the bill SB5783.  We are waiting to see if this moves forward.

 


 

BILL ACTIVITY IN THE HOUSE

HB 1526

Click here to read HB 1526 in PDF format (may be a download depending on your browser settings)

It passed out of committee and will be voted on by the House in a few days.  If it passes the House it gets sent to the Senate.

If the Senate hears it, we petition our Senator to support it.  If it passes the Senate it goes to the Governor for approval.  If the Governor signs it, it becomes law and we will be able to qualify for tax exemption for The HUB Senior Center.

If we do get tax exemption, it will not be retroactive.  We are currently facing an approx. $20,000 property tax bill because this law is not in place. We will have to pay that instead of using those funds for the seniors in our community.  We are really hoping that this bill makes it to the Governor’s desk.  We appreciate everyone who supports us and the work that we do.  Please, support us just a bit more and contact your legislators when we send out or Call to Action notices and let them know that this important bill needs to be passed. 

Thank you!

 

Faith In Action, The HUB Center for Seniors

 

 

Washington State Legislative Addresses and Emails

 

Finance Committee Members –

We have met in front of this committee about HB 1526

 

Representative                         Room                                                   Phone

Kristine Lytton (D)        368 John L. O’Brien Bldg     (360)786-7800

  Chair                                       Kristine.Lytton@leg.wa.gov

Noel Frame (D)            319 John L. O’Brien Bldg     (360)786-7814

  Vice Chair                               Noel.Frame@leg.wa.gov

Terry Nealey (R)          404 John L. O’Brien Bldg     (360)786-7828

  Ranking Minority Member        Terry.Nealey@leg.wa.gov

Ed Orcutt (R)                408 John L. O’Brien Bldg     (360)786-7990

  Asst. Ranking Minority Member Ed.Orcutt@leg.wa.gov

Cary Condotta (R)       425B Legislative Bldg           (360)786-7954

                                                Cary.Condotta@leg.wa.gov

Laurie Dolan (D)          318 John L. O’Brien Bldg     (360)786-7940

                                                Laurie.Dolan@leg.wa.gov

Gerry Pollet (D)            132C Legislative Bldg          (360)786-7886

                                                Gerry.Pollet@leg.wa.gov

Larry Springer (D)        132E Legislative Bldg           (360)786-7822

                                                Larry.Springer@leg.wa.gov

Drew Stokesbary (R)   426 John L. O’Brien Bldg     (360)786-7846

                                                Drew.Stokesbary@leg.wa.gov

J.T. Wilcox (R)             426A Legislative Bldg           (360)786-7912

                                                JT.Wilcox@leg.wa.gov

Sharon Wylie (D)                   310 John L. O’Brien Bldg     (360)786-7924

                                                Sharon.Wylie@leg.wa.gov

Other Legislators

Dan Griffey, 35th Dist. Allyn                     Drew MacEwen, 35th Dist. Union

410 John L. O’Brien Building                            434 John L. O’Brien Bldg

PO Box 40600                                          PO Box 40600

Olympia, WA  98504-0600                      Olympia, WA  98504-0600

(360) 786-7966                                         (360)786-7902

Dan.Griffey@leg.wa.gov                         Drew.MacEwen@leg.wa.gov

 

Andrew Barkis, 2nd Dist. Olympia            Jim Walsh, 19th Dist. Aberdeen

122D Legislative Bldg                              428 John L. O’Brien Bldg

PO Box 40600                                          PO Box 40600

Olympia, WA  98504-0600                      Olympia, WA 98504-0600

(360)786-7824                                          (360)786-7806

Andrew.Barkis@leg.wa.gov                    Jim.Walsh@leg.wa.gov

 

 

 

Michelle Caldier, 26th Dist.Port Orchard           Dave Hayes 10th Dist. Camino Island

409 John L. O’Brien Bldg                        467 John L. O'Brien Building

PO Box 40600                                          PO Box 40600

Olympia, WA  98504-0600                      Olympia, WA 98504-0600

(360)786-7802                                          (360)786-7914

Michelle.Caldier@leg.wa.gov                 Dave.Hayes@leg.wa.gov

 

Jesse Young 26th Dist. Gig Harbor       Senator Tim Sheldon

422 John L O'Brien Building                             312 Legislative Bldg

PO Box40600                                           PO Box 40435

Olympia, W A 98504-0600                      Olympia, WA  98504

(360)786-7964                                          (360)786-7668

Jesse.Young@leg.wa.gov                      To email Sen. Sheldon go to:

                                                                  https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/35/0

 

Rep. Christine Kilduff 28th Dist. Olympia

PO Box 40600

Olympia, WA 98504-0600

(360)786-7958

Christine.Kilduff@leg.wa.gov

 

Rep. Dick Muri 28th Dist. Steilacoom

424 John L. O'Brien Building

PO Box 40600

Olympia, W A 98504-0600

(360)786-7890

Dick.Muri@leg.wa.gov

 

Tom Dent 13th Dist. Moses Lake

411 John L. O'Brien Building

PO Box 40600

Olympia, WA 98504-0600

(360)786-7794

Tom.Dent@leg.wa.gov

 

 

 

To contact other members of the Legislature that are not included in this list, go to:  http://app.leg.wa.gov/memberemail/

 

 

H-0931.2

HOUSE BILL 1526

     

State of Washington

65th Legislature

2017 Regular Session

By Representatives Griffey, Kilduff, MacEwen, Muri, Dent, Hayes, Haler, Smith, and Pollet

Read first time 01/23/17. Referred to Committee on Finance.

AN ACT Relating to exempting multipurpose senior citizen centers from property taxation; and adding a new section to chapter 84.36 RCW.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:

NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 84.36 RCW to read as follows:

(1) All real and personal property used by, and for the purposes of, a multipurpose senior citizen center is exempt from taxation, if the multipurpose senior citizen center meets the following requirements:

(a) The property must be used exclusively for the actual operation of a multipurpose senior citizen center. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section:

(i) The loan or rental of the multipurpose senior citizen center is exempt from taxation if the rents and donations received for the use of the portion of the multipurpose senior citizen center are reasonable and do not exceed the maintenance and operation expenses attributable to the portion of the property loaned or rented;

(ii) The use of the multipurpose senior citizen center for fund-raising events is exempt from taxation if the fund-raising events are consistent with the purposes for which the exemption has been granted or are conducted by a nonprofit organization. If the property is loaned or rented to conduct a fund-raising event, the requirements of (a)(i) of this subsection apply;

(iii) An inadvertent use of the multipurpose senior citizen center in a manner inconsistent with the purpose of the exemption granted under this section is exempt from taxation, if the inadvertent use is not part of a pattern of use. A pattern of use is presumed when an inadvertent use is repeated in the same assessment year or in two or more successive years.

(b) Multipurpose senior citizen center facilities and services must be available to all regardless of race, color, national origin, or ancestry.

(2) A multipurpose senior citizen center may operate or host a thrift store, farmers market, or similar activity without nullifying the exemption under this section.

(3) The use of a multipurpose senior citizen center exempt under this section, other than as specifically authorized by this chapter, nullifies the exemption from taxation otherwise available for the property for the assessment year.

(4) A multipurpose senior citizen center is not subject to the conditions of RCW 84.36.805.

(5) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this section unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

(a) "Farmers market" means a regular assembly of vendors at a location for the purpose of promoting the sale of agricultural products grown or produced in this state directly to the consumer.

(b) "Multipurpose senior citizen center" means a nonprofit community facility that organizes and provides a broad spectrum of services, which may include the provision of health, social, nutritional, and educational services and the provision of facilities for recreational activities for senior citizens.

(c) "Senior citizen" means a person age sixty or older.

(d) "Thrift store" means a retail establishment operated by a multipurpose senior citizen center that sells goods, including but not limited to donated goods, as part of fund-raising efforts to provide for the operation of the facility and the provision of services and activities for senior citizens.

— END —

 

 

 

 

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