Chapter 82.47 RCW



HTMLPDF 82.47.010Definitions.
HTMLPDF 82.47.020Tax authority.
HTMLPDF 82.47.030Proceeds.


For purposes of this chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, "fuel," "motor vehicle fuel," "special fuel," and "motor vehicle" have the meaning given in RCW 82.38.020.


Effective dateFindingsTax preference performance statement2014 c 216: See notes following RCW 82.38.030.
Effective date1991 c 173: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect July 1, 1991." [ 1991 c 173 § 7.]

Tax authority.

(1) The legislative authority of a border area jurisdiction may, by resolution for the purposes authorized in this chapter and by approval of a majority of the registered voters of the jurisdiction voting on the proposition at a general or special election, fix and impose an excise tax on the retail sale of motor vehicle fuel and special fuel within the jurisdiction. An election held under this section must be held not more than 12 months before the date on which the proposed tax is to be levied. The ballot setting forth the proposition must state the tax rate that is proposed. The rate of such tax may not exceed two cents per gallon for ballot propositions submitted in calendar year 2022. For ballot propositions submitted after calendar year 2022, this two cents per gallon maximum tax rate may be adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the implicit price deflator for personal consumption expenditures for the United States as published by the bureau of economic analysis of the federal department of commerce, for the period of time between calendar year 2022 and when the tax is placed on the ballot for voter approval.
(2) The tax imposed in this section shall be collected and paid to the jurisdiction but once in respect to any motor vehicle fuel or special fuel. This tax shall be in addition to any other tax authorized or imposed by law.
(3) For purposes of this chapter, the term "border area jurisdictions" means all cities and towns within 10 miles of an international border crossing and any transportation benefit district established under RCW 36.73.020 which has within its boundaries an international border crossing.


IntentEffective date2022 c 182: See notes following RCW 70A.65.240.
Effective date1991 c 173: See note following RCW 82.47.010.


The entire proceeds of the tax imposed under this chapter, less refunds authorized by the resolution imposing such tax and less amounts deducted by the border area jurisdiction for administration and collection expenses, shall be used solely for the purposes of border area jurisdiction street maintenance and construction.


Effective date1991 c 173: See note following RCW 82.47.010.