SENATE BILL 5594





                        57th Legislature

                      2002 Regular Session


Passed by the Senate January 30, 2002

  YEAS 48   NAYS 0




President of the Senate


Passed by the House March 8, 2002

  YEAS 96   NAYS 0



I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is  SENATE BILL 5594 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.




Speaker of the

      House of Representatives









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





Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                         SENATE BILL 5594



             Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Senators Gardner, Winsley, Prentice and Honeyford


Read first time 01/26/2001.  Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce & Financial Institutions.

Consolidating housing authorities.

    AN ACT Relating to the consolidation of housing authorities; and amending RCW 35.82.300.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 35.82.300 and 1980 c 25 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

    This section applies to all cities and counties.

    (1) Joint ((city-county)) housing authorities are hereby authorized when the legislative ((authority of the county)) authorities of one or more counties and the legislative ((authority)) authorities of any city or cities within ((the county)) any of those counties or in another county or counties have authorized such joint ((city-county)) housing ((authorities)) authority by ordinance.

    (2) The ((ordinance)) ordinances enacted by the legislative authorities creating the joint housing authority shall prescribe the number of commissioners, the method for their appointment and length of their terms, the election of officers, and the method for removal of commissioners.

    (3) The ordinances enacted by the legislative authorities creating the joint housing authority shall prescribe the allocation of all costs of the joint housing authority and any other matters necessary for the operation of the joint housing authority.

    (4) A joint ((city-county)) housing authority shall have all the powers as prescribed by this chapter for any housing authority.  The area of operation of a joint ((city-county)) housing authority shall be the combined areas ((of each as they are)), defined by RCW 35.82.020(6), of the housing authorities created in each city and county authorizing the joint housing authority.

    (5) The provisions of RCW 35.82.040 and 35.82.060 ((as now or hereafter amended)) shall not apply to a joint ((city-county)) housing authority created pursuant to this section.


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