SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2049





                       57th Legislature

               2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House April 16, 2001

  Yeas 94   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 6, 2001

  Yeas 46   Nays 0



We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2049  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk




                          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



                    SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2049



                     AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By House Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Pearson, Crouse, Cox, Schindler, DeBolt, Mitchell, Ericksen, Cairnes, Clements and Talcott)


READ FIRST TIME 02/27/01. 

Limiting penalties during technical assistance visits.   

    AN ACT Relating to technical assistance programs; and amending RCW 43.05.040.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 43.05.040 and 1995 c 403 s 605 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) The owner and operator shall be given a reasonable period of time to correct violations identified during a technical assistance visit before any civil penalty provided for by law is imposed for those violations.  A regulatory agency may revisit a facility, business, or other location after a technical assistance visit and a reasonable period of time has passed to correct violations identified by the agency in writing and issue civil penalties as provided for by law for any uncorrected violations.

    (2) During a visit under subsection (1) of this section, the regulatory agency may not issue civil penalties for violations not previously identified in a technical assistance visit, unless the violations are of the type for which the agency may issue a citation:  (a) During a technical assistance visit under RCW 43.05.050; or (b) under RCW 43.05.090.


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