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RCW 43.88A.030

Distribution of fiscal notes and cost projections.

When a fiscal note is prepared and approved as to form, accuracy, and completeness by the office of financial management, which depicts the expected fiscal impact of a bill or resolution, copies shall be filed immediately with:

     (1) The chairperson of the committee to which the bill or resolution was referred upon introduction in the house of origin;

     (2) The senate committee on ways and means, or its successor; and

     (3) The house committees on revenue and appropriations, or their successors.

     Whenever possible, such fiscal note and, in the case of a bill increasing taxes or fees, the cost projection and other information required under RCW 43.135.031 shall be provided prior to or at the time the bill or resolution is first heard by the committee of reference in the house of origin.

     When a fiscal note has been prepared for a bill or resolution, a copy of the fiscal note shall be placed in the bill books or otherwise attached to the bill or resolution and shall remain with the bill or resolution throughout the legislative process insofar as possible. For bills increasing taxes or fees, the cost projection and other information required by RCW 43.135.031 shall be placed in the bill books or otherwise attached to the bill or resolution and shall remain with the bill or resolution throughout the legislative process insofar as possible.

[2008 c 1 § 4 (Initiative Measure No. 960, approved November 6, 2007); 1986 c 158 § 16; 1979 ex.s. c 112 § 1; 1979 c 151 § 147; 1977 ex.s. c 25 § 3.]

Notes:

     Findings -- Intent -- Construction -- Severability -- Subheadings and part headings not law -- Short title -- Effective date -- 2008 c 1 (Initiative Measure No. 960): See notes following RCW 43.135.031.