Disabled Veterans' Sales-Tax Exemption Bill Signed into Law
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Gov. Jay
Inslee has signed Senate
Bill 5072, which grants disabled veterans a sales-tax exemption on adaptive
equipment needed to safely operate their personal vehicles.
The measure was
sponsored by former 8th District Sen. Jerome Delvin, and staunchly supported by
his successor, Sen. Sharon Brown of Kennewick.
SB 5072, signed Friday, will provide a sales-tax exemption
for disabled veterans and members of the armed forces
who require adaptive equipment in order to enter, exit or drive their personal
The state Department of Veterans Affairs program which
provides adaptive equipment to disabled veterans can only pay the equipment
seller directly. Because the equipment is subject to sales and use tax, the
disabled veteran is often left paying hundreds or thousands of dollars in