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Contact Representative Carlyle about HB 2150


House Bill 2150 is a bill to reform the business and occupation tax to provide fairness and administrative simplicity.  To make this bill work financially, HB 2150 eliminates several tax incentive programs, including the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.

HB 2150 is scheduled to have a hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 am on Friday.  Should the bill be passed out of committee, it becomes eligible for a vote on the floor of the House.

If you live or work in the 36th district, please contact Representative Carlyle (D-36), the Chair of the House Finance Committee.  In many ways, the fate of HB 2150 rests in Representative Carlyle’s hands because he determines what bills will be heard (and voted on) in committee. When contacting his office:

1.     Share that you are a film industry professional that lives (or works) in his district.

2.    Tell him that you value the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program that is eliminated in HB 2150.

3.    Ask why Representative Carlyle has scheduled a hearing on the bill.

The contact information for Representative Carlyle is:

(360) 786-7814
About Washington Filmworks: Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film office and production incentive programs. Our mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers and offering comprehensive production support as well as financial incentives.