HOUSE BILL 2493





                        57th Legislature

                      2002 Regular Session


Passed by the House February 12, 2002

  Yeas 97   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives







Passed by the Senate March 4, 2002

  Yeas 47   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 2493  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk






President of the Senate




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Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                          HOUSE BILL 2493



             Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2002 Regular Session


By Representatives Jackley, Mulliken, Dunshee, Ogden, Dunn, Wood and Casada


Read first time 01/18/2002.  Referred to Committee on Local Government & Housing.

Removing the limitation on the number of volunteer fire fighters. 

    AN ACT Relating to volunteer fire fighters; and amending RCW 41.24.050.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 41.24.050 and 1989 c 91 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:

    ((Each municipal corporation shall by appropriate legislation limit the membership of its volunteer fire department to not to exceed twenty-five fire fighters for each one thousand population or fraction thereof:  PROVIDED, That any fire department maintaining and operating an emergency first aid and ambulance service requiring emergency medical training under chapter 18.73 RCW shall be permitted to increase its membership by the number of fire fighters obtaining and maintaining such qualification:  PROVIDED FURTHER, That)) No person serving as an emergency medical technician or first aid vehicle operator under chapter 18.73 RCW shall be permitted to join the law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system solely on the basis of such service((:  PROVIDED FURTHER, That)).  In no case shall the membership of any fire department coming under the provisions of this chapter be limited to less than fifteen fire fighters.


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