Rep. Overstreet’s Prime Sponsored Bills, as of January 27
|Bill Number||Brief Description|
|HB 1099||Repealing the state estate tax.
Current law taxes estates over $2 million. It raises over $100 million annually, on average, and is dedicated to the Education Legacy Trust Fund, which finances lower class sizes in public schools, higher education, and financial aid, etc. More Info
|HB 1100||Reducing the state sales and use tax rate.
Reduces the state portion of the sales tax from 6.5 to 6.4 percent. Apparently because we just have too much tax revenue(?)
|HB 1135||Concerning the annual gross sales limits for cottage food operations. Fiscal Note
Scheduled for public hearing Thursday Jan 31, 1:30 pm. Cottage food operations, mainly jam and jelly, are limited to home-based kitchens with less than 50(!) employees and under $15,000 gross income. This bill would eliminate the income limit as a reason to revoke a license.
|HB 1162||Enacting the regulatory fairness act of 2013.
Scheduled for public hearing Thursday, Jan. 31, 10 am. State agencies would not be allowed to adopt regulations that had economic impact unless said regulation is adopted by the Legislature. The way state law works is the Legislature enacts broad enabling legislation, with as many details as they feel are necessary, and then the state agencies develops rules and regulations to implement and enforce the law. This proposal would make the legislature responsible for adopting all these administrative rules. “Economic impact” means costing an individual $500 or more annual, or a business $1,000 or more annually.
|HB 1166||Requiring compensation for government required actions on private property.
Details specific things state and local governments can’t make a landowner do without paying compensations, such as protecting and fencing off critical areas, riparian and wetlands. I think this would mean fencing to keep cows out of a stream would have to be paid for my the government.
|HB 1259||Declaring that the right to life begins at the moment the individual comes into being.
Freedom Agenda on “pro-life” bills
|HB 1454||Creating the Washington state freedom of travel act.
Adopted in Texas, also known as the Anti-groping law. A reaction to over-zealous TSA screeners at airports, apparently.
|HB 1455||Eliminating the use of automated traffic safety cameras.|
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