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                          HOUSE BILL 2571



State of Washington      57th Legislature     2002 Regular Session


By Representatives Dunshee, Crouse, Dunn, Schmidt and Kirby


Read first time 01/22/2002.  Referred to Committee on Local Government & Housing.

Authorizing port districts to pay claims or other obligations by check or warrant.

    AN ACT Relating to authorizing port districts to pay claims or other obligations by check or warrant; and adding a new section to chapter 53.36 RCW.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 53.36 RCW to read as follows:

    A port district that acts as its own treasurer as provided in RCW 53.36.010, may by resolution adopt a policy for the payment of claims or other obligations of the port district, which are payable out of solvent funds, electing either to pay obligations by warrant or by check.  However, no check shall be issued when the applicable fund is not solvent at the time payment is ordered, but a warrant shall be issued instead.  When checks are to be used, the port commission shall designate the qualified public depository where checks are to be drawn, and the officers authorized or required to sign checks.  Wherever in this title reference is made to warrants, the term includes checks where authorized by this section.


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