Would require the Legislature to approve and send to voters by April 15 a constitutional amendment that requires two-thirds super-majorities in both chambers to pass any future tax increase. If the Legislature doesn’t comply, the state’s sales tax would be reduced by 1 percent.
A non-binding vote to consider the Legislature’s decision to raise the fee on crude oil and other petroleum products being transported by rail in the state, which will raise an estimated $17 million over 10 years to help pay for safety inspections of crossings, training and oil spill response efforts.
A non-binding vote to consider the Legislature’s decision to rearrange the marijuana taxes that were imposed by Initiative 502 through a major rewrite of cannabis laws that puts medical marijuana under stricter state control.
A non-binding vote to consider the Legislature’s approval a two-step increase in the gasoline tax, bringing it up 11.9 cents per gallon by next July, to help pay for a package of new transportation projects, ongoing maintenance of highways and bridges, and mass transit spending.
A non-binding vote to consider the Legislature’s elimination of a preferential rate for the B&O tax for royalty income from software manufacturing and an exemption for paying sales tax on new machinery and equipment for Microsoft. That would raise an estimated $1.4 billion over 10 years. It passed the Senate 35-10 and the House 60-38.