Tax Preferences, Citizen Commission for Performance Measurement of

Develops schedules to review tax preferences, based on a ten year review schedule. Tax preference is defined as an exemption, exclusion, or deduction from the base of a state tax; a credit against a state tax; a deferral of a state tax; or a preferential state tax rate. The Commission also comments on the reviews which are conducted in independently by JLARC (Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee Staff). The Commission may exempt any preference it determines to be a "critical part of the structure of the tax system", and may further recommend an expedited review process for any tax preference.
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Policy AreaTransportation and Economic Development
Governor Appointments1
Total Board Positions7
Statutory AuthorityRCW 43.136.035
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
Term Length (years)4
Statutory Term Limits
Member Requirements: Indefinite Reappointments. The commission has seven members as follows: One member is the state auditor, who is a nonvoting member; One member is the chair of the joint legislative audit and review committee, who is a nonvoting member; The chair of each of the two largest caucuses of the senate and the two largest caucuses of the house of representatives shall each appoint a member. None of these appointees may be members of the legislature; and the governor shall select the seventh member.