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File #: 2015-0433    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 10/26/2015 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the merger of the timber land classification with the designated forest land program; amending the public benefit rating system for open space and the agricultural current use assessment provisions; and amending Ordinance 10511, Section 3 as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.010; Ordinance 17052, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.015; Ordinance 17052, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.020; Ordinance 14199, Section 228, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.030; Ordinance 17052, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.040; 17052, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.060; Ordinance 17052, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.080; Ordinance 17052, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.090; Ordinance 17052, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.100; Ordinance 1886, Section 11, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.120; Ordinance 1886, Section 12, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.130; Ordinance 10511, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.160; Ordinance 10511, Section 9, ...
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Timber Land
Code sections: 20.36.010 - ., 20.36.015 - , 20.36.020 - . , 20.36.030 - , 20.36.040 - , 20.36.050 - ., 20.36.060 - , 20.36.070 - ., 20.36.080 - ., 20.36.090 - ., 20.36.100 - , 20.36.110 - ., 20.36.120 - ., 20.36.160 - ., 20.36.170 - , 20.36.180 - .
Attachments: 1. 2015-0433 legislative review form.pdf, 2. 2015-0433 transmittal letter.docx, 3. 2015-0433 2015-2016 fiscal note.xls, 4. 2015-0433 regulatory note.docx
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Clerk 10/15/2015
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the merger of the timber land classification with the designated forest land program; amending the public benefit rating system for open space and the agricultural current use assessment provisions; and amending Ordinance 10511, Section 3 as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.010; Ordinance 17052, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.015; Ordinance 17052, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.020; Ordinance 14199, Section 228, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.030; Ordinance 17052, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.040; 17052, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.060; Ordinance 17052, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.080; Ordinance 17052, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.090; Ordinance 17052, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.100; Ordinance 1886, Section 11, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.120; Ordinance 1886, Section 12, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.130; Ordinance 10511, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.160; Ordinance 10511, Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.180; as well as Ordinance 17052, Section 10, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.190 and repealing Ordinance 17052, Section 5, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.070, Ordinance 17052, Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.110, and Ordinance 15137, Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.36.170.
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PREAMBLE:
Current use taxation programs, as defined in chapters 84.33 and 84.34 RCW, offer a property tax reduction to landowners who voluntarily preserve or manage lands within four categories: open space land or land in the public benefit rating system, farm and agriculture land, timber land and designated forest land.
In 2014, Washington state Senate Bill 6180 lowered the minimum acreage requirement for designated forest land to five acres, in effect making the timber land program duplicative of the designated forest land program. As a result of this statutory change, the timber land program can be merged into the designated for...

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