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House Committee on Local Government Washington State Association of Counties Annual Conference November 14, 2012.

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1 House Committee on Local Government Washington State Association of Counties Annual Conference November 14, 2012

2 Agenda Introductions 2012 Legislative Review – House Local Government Committee Open Microphone for County Officials Increasing Local Government Operational Efficiencies – Solicitation of County Perspectives Adjournment

3 Committee Jurisdiction Considers issues relating to the governance, operations, and financing of counties, cities, and special purpose districts. Also considers land-use matters, including issues relating to the Growth Management Act, the Shoreline Management Act, and the subdivision of property.

4 Committee Membership Rep. Dean Takko (Chair) Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (Vice Chair) Rep. Jan Angel (Ranking Minority Member) Rep. Katrina Asay (Asst. Ranking Minority Member) Rep. Jay Rodne Rep. Norma Smith Rep. Larry Springer Rep. Steve Tharinger Rep. Dave Upthegrove

5 By the Numbers By the Numbers All Bills (2011-12 Legislative Sessions) House Introduced: 2,228 Passed House: 747 House Passed House: 415 House Bills Passed Senate: 420 Senate Introduced: 2,125 Passed Senate: 753 Senate Passed Senate: 333 Senate Bills Passed House: 332

6 By the Numbers (cont.) By the Numbers (cont.) Committee on Local Gov’t (2011-2012) 128 Bills (House and Senate) 40 Committee Meetings 100 Bill Hearings 69 Bills Reported from Committee 37 Enacted (signed into law).289 Batting Avg. (Bill Buckner, Chuck Knoblauch)* *Source: http://espn.go.com/mlb/history/leaders/_/start/301http://espn.go.com/mlb/history/leaders/_/start/301

7 2012 Legislative Review Selected Committee Legislation…

8 Been There/Doing That 2012 Sine Die Report (of enacted Committee legislation) 2012 Committee Interim Report Both Available at: www.leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/LG/P ages/Reports.aspx www.leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/LG/P ages/Reports.aspx

9 Questions/Contact Us Mail House Committee on Local Government John L. O'Brien Building, Rm. 267 A P.O. Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504-0600 Web dean.takko@leg.wa.gov and jan.angel@leg.wa.gov dean.takko@leg.wa.govjan.angel@leg.wa.gov www.leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/LG/Pages/default.aspx Telephone Staff, Committee, and Bill Information: (360) 786-7258 Legislative Hotline Operators: 1-800-562-6000

10 Joint Select Committee… Section 101, 3ESHB 2127 (2012) - "The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2013 is provided solely for a joint select committee on junior taxing districts, municipal corporations, and local government finance. The joint select committee will be composed of two members from each caucus from the house and from the senate. The joint select committee shall review junior taxing districts and municipal corporations for the purpose of evaluating their provided services and making recommendations on the appropriateness of consolidating services into a general purpose local government. The joint select committee shall also examine new revenue options for local governments. The joint select committee shall also review the impact of the passage of Initiative Measure No. 1183 on public safety needs, and provide a sustainable plan for the use and disbursement of excess liquor revenues. In completing its review and recommendations, the joint select committee shall seek pertinent information and advice from: (a) Organizations representing counties, cities, and junior taxing districts; (b) counties, cities, and junior taxing districts; (c) the department of revenue; and (d) the state auditor."


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