CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
HOUSE BILL 1607
1991 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 15, 1991
Yeas 93 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 11, 1991
Yeas 45 Nays 0
President of the Senate
Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.
Governor of the State of Washington
I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1607 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Secretary of State
State of Washington
HOUSE BILL 1607
Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Representatives Horn, Roland and Haugen.
Read first time February 4, 1991. Referred to Committee on Local Government.
AN ACT Relating to liens for delinquent service charges of storm water control facilities and city-owned sewer systems; amending RCW 36.89.090 and 35.67.200; and adding a new section to chapter 35.67 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 36.89.090 and 1987 c 241 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
The county shall have a lien for delinquent service charges, including interest thereon, against any property against which they were levied for storm water control facilities, which lien shall be superior to all other liens and encumbrances except general taxes and local and special assessments. Such lien shall be effective and shall be enforced and foreclosed in the same manner as provided for sewerage liens of cities and towns by RCW 35.67.200 through 35.67.290: PROVIDED, That a county may, by resolution or ordinance, adopt all or any part of the alternative interest rate, lien, and foreclosure procedures as set forth in RCW 36.89.092 through 36.89.094 or by RCW 36.94.150.
Sec. 2. RCW 35.67.200 and 1965 c 7 s 35.67.200 are each amended to read as follows:
Cities and towns owning their own sewer systems shall have a lien for delinquent and unpaid rates and charges for sewer service, penalties levied pursuant to RCW 35.67.190, and connection charges, including interest thereon, against the premises to which such service has been furnished or is available, which lien shall be superior to all other liens and encumbrances except general taxes and local and special assessments. The city or town by ordinance may provide that delinquent charges shall bear interest at not exceeding eight percent per annum computed on a monthly basis: PROVIDED, That a city or town using the property tax system for utility billing may, by resolution or ordinance, adopt the alternative lien procedure as set forth in section 3 of this act.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 35.67 RCW to read as follows:
Any city or town may, by resolution or ordinance, provide that the sewerage lien shall be effective for a total not to exceed one year's delinquent service charges without the necessity of any writing or recording of the lien with the county auditor, in lieu of the provisions provided for in RCW 35.67.210.