SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5949
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2002 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Haugen and Swecker)
READ FIRST TIME 01/22/2002.
AN ACT Relating to erecting and maintaining motorist information sign panels; and adding a new section to chapter 47.36 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 47.36 RCW to read as follows:
(1) When exercising its authority to erect and maintain motorist information sign panels under RCW 47.36.310 and 47.36.320, the department may contract with a private contractor. The contractor, if selected by the department, must be incorporated, and maintain an office, in this state.
(2) The contractor, at no cost to the department, is solely responsible for marketing, administration, financial management, sign fabrication, installation, and maintenance and is subject to the provisions of this chapter otherwise applicable to the department.
(3) Any contract entered into between the department and a contractor shall require the contractor to administer, fabricate, install, and maintain community historical signs authorized for placement by the department at no cost to the department.
(4) The contractor shall pay the department a minimum of a five-percent royalty on the revenues collected by the contractor. Revenues collected from the five-percent royalty shall be deposited into the motor vehicle fund and shall be used solely for the purpose of mobility improvement construction.
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