BILL NUMBER: HB 125
INTRODUCED BY: MIZUNO
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Allows the Department of Human Services to contract with a victim service provider to operate and manage a sex trafficking special treatment facility. Exempts the proceeds from general excise tax and allows the county to provide exemptions from real property tax and other county fees. This plan dodges procurement laws and creates marketplace inequality. In addition, the exemptions provided might not be necessary because if the vendor is a tax-exempt charity, GET and real property tax exemptions would flow from existing law.