61st Legislature
2010 Regular Session

Passed by the House February 11, 2010
  Yeas 59   Nays 38

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Passed by the Senate February 27, 2010
  Yeas 31   Nays 14

President of the Senate

I, Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1080 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.

Chief Clerk

Governor of the State of Washington

Secretary of State
State of Washington



Passed Legislature - 2010 Regular Session
State of Washington61st Legislature2009 Regular Session

By Representatives Simpson and Williams

Prefiled 01/07/09. Read first time 01/12/09.   Referred to Committee on Local Government & Housing.

     AN ACT Relating to allowing impact fees to be used for all fire protection facilities; and amending RCW 82.02.090.


Sec. 1   RCW 82.02.090 and 2008 c 42 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
     Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following definitions shall apply in RCW 82.02.050 through 82.02.090:
     (1) "Development activity" means any construction or expansion of a building, structure, or use, any change in use of a building or structure, or any changes in the use of land, that creates additional demand and need for public facilities. "Development activity" does not include buildings or structures constructed by a regional transit authority.
     (2) "Development approval" means any written authorization from a county, city, or town which authorizes the commencement of development activity.
     (3) "Impact fee" means a payment of money imposed upon development as a condition of development approval to pay for public facilities needed to serve new growth and development, and that is reasonably related to the new development that creates additional demand and need for public facilities, that is a proportionate share of the cost of the public facilities, and that is used for facilities that reasonably benefit the new development. "Impact fee" does not include a reasonable permit or application fee.
     (4) "Owner" means the owner of record of real property, although when real property is being purchased under a real estate contract, the purchaser shall be considered the owner of the real property if the contract is recorded.
     (5) "Proportionate share" means that portion of the cost of public facility improvements that are reasonably related to the service demands and needs of new development.
     (6) "Project improvements" mean site improvements and facilities that are planned and designed to provide service for a particular development project and that are necessary for the use and convenience of the occupants or users of the project, and are not system improvements. No improvement or facility included in a capital facilities plan approved by the governing body of the county, city, or town shall be considered a project improvement.
     (7) "Public facilities" means the following capital facilities owned or operated by government entities: (a) Public streets and roads; (b) publicly owned parks, open space, and recreation facilities; (c) school facilities; and (d) fire protection facilities ((in jurisdictions that are not part of a fire district)).
     (8) "Service area" means a geographic area defined by a county, city, town, or intergovernmental agreement in which a defined set of public facilities provide service to development within the area. Service areas shall be designated on the basis of sound planning or engineering principles.
     (9) "System improvements" mean public facilities that are included in the capital facilities plan and are designed to provide service to service areas within the community at large, in contrast to project improvements.

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