SHB 1413 -
By Committee on Governmental Operations
On page 3, line 32, after "than" strike "one hundred eighty days" and insert "one year"
On page 4, line 20, after "within" strike "forty-five" and insert "ninety"
On page 7, line 21, after "within" strike "forty-five" and insert "ninety"
On page 7, line 22, after "act." insert "If a plaintiff's action includes a plan designed to bring the political subdivision into compliance with section 3 of this act, and the political subdivision adopts that plan within ninety days of service of the action, that plaintiff cannot bring another action pursuant to this act against that political subdivision for a period of three years after the filing of his or her action."
EFFECT: Requires a trial court to set a trial date no later than one year, rather than 180 days, after the filing of a complaint. Requires that a political subdivision that invokes its authority to implement a district-based election system must district its governmental unit within ninety days, rather than forty-five days. Provides the political subdivision with ninety days to invoke its authority to implement a district-based election system, rather than forty-five days, prior to the plaintiff filing an action. Provides that if a plaintiff's action includes a compliance plan and the political subdivision adopts the plan within 90 days of service of the action, the plaintiff cannot bring another action against the political subdivision for three years after filing the complaint.