SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2495





                        57th Legislature

                      2002 Regular Session


Passed by the House February 19, 2002

  Yeas 97   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives







Passed by the Senate March 5, 2002

  Yeas 44   Nays 3



I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2495  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



                    SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2495



             Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2002 Regular Session


By House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Mulliken, Dunshee, Edwards, Miloscia and Casada)


Read first time 02/11/2002.  Referred to Committee on .

Updating outdated fire district statutes to increase efficiency. 

    AN ACT Relating to updating outdated fire district statutes to increase efficiency; and amending RCW 52.16.160.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 52.16.160 and 1985 c 112 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

    Notwithstanding the limitation of dollar rates contained in RCW 52.16.130, and in addition to any levy for the payment of the principal and interest of any outstanding general obligation bonds and in addition to any levy authorized by RCW 52.16.130, 52.16.140 or any other statute, ((if in any county where a township has never been formed or where there are one or more townships in existence making annual tax levies and such township or townships are disorganized as a result of a county-wide disorganization procedure prescribed by statute and is no longer making any tax levy, or any township or townships for any other reason no longer makes any tax levy,)) the board of fire commissioners of any fire protection district within such county, which fire protection district has at least one full-time, paid employee, or contracts with another municipal corporation for the services of at least one full-time, paid employee, is hereby authorized to levy each year an ad valorem tax on all taxable property within such district of not to exceed fifty cents per thousand dollars of assessed value, which levy may be made only if it will not affect dollar rates which other taxing districts may lawfully claim nor cause the combined levies to exceed the constitutional and/or statutory limitations.


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