HOUSE BILL 1196





                        57th Legislature

                      2002 Regular Session


Passed by the House January 28, 2002

  Yeas 96   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives







Passed by the Senate March 7, 2002

  Yeas 48   Nays 0



I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1196  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk






President of the Senate




Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.               




Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                          HOUSE BILL 1196



             Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Representatives Gombosky, Mulliken, Dunshee and Cox


Read first time 01/19/2001.  Referred to Committee on Trade & Economic Development.

Modifying parking and business improvement areas.

    AN ACT Relating to parking and business improvement areas; and adding a new section to chapter 35.87A RCW.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 35.87A RCW to read as follows:

    (1) The legislative authority may modify the boundaries of a parking and business improvement area by ordinance, adopted after a hearing before the legislative authority.  The legislative authority may modify an area either by expanding or reducing the existing boundaries.  If the modification to the boundaries is to expand existing boundaries, the expansion area must be adjacent to an existing boundary.  A modification to an existing boundary may occur no more than once per year and may not affect an area with a projected assessment fee greater than ten percent of the current assessment role for the existing area.  If the modification of an area results in the boundary being expanded, the assessments for the new area shall be established pursuant to RCW 35.87A.080 and 35.87A.090 and any other applicable provision of this chapter.

    (2) The legislative authority shall adopt a resolution of intention to modify the boundaries of an area at least fifteen days prior to the hearing required in subsection (1) of this section.  The resolution shall specify the proposed modification and shall give the time and place of the hearing.  Notice of the hearing shall be made in accordance with RCW 35.87A.050.


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