The House and Senate both passed the bill that restores the 1 percent limit to the growth of property tax collections and sent the bill to Gov. Chris Gregoire. The governor is expected to sign it into law in about 20 minutes.
The House vote was 86 to 8. The Senate vote was 39-9.
Both chambers also passed the tax deferral bill. The House vote was 55-39. The Senate vote was 27-21. That measure will allow homeowners with income of less than $57,000 to defer half of their property tax payments, starting next year.
The governor is expected to sign that bill, too.