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SENATE BILL NO. 5277

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C 027 L 89

 

 

State of Washington 51st Legislature 1989 Regular Session

 

By Senators McCaslin, DeJarnatt and Kreidler

 

 

Read first time 1/20/89 and referred to Committee on Governmental Operations.

 

 


AN ACT Relating to fire protection district service charges; and amending RCW 52.18.050.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:

 

Sec. 1. Section 5, chapter 126, Laws of 1974 ex. sess. as amended by section 5, chapter 325, Laws of 1987 and RCW 52.18.050 are each amended to read as follows:

(1) Any service charge authorized by this chapter shall not be effective unless a proposition to impose the service charge is approved by a sixty percent majority of the voters of the district voting at a general election or at a special election called by the district for that purpose, held within the fire protection district. An election held pursuant to this section shall be held not more than twelve months prior to the date on which the first such charge is to be assessed: PROVIDED, That a service charge approved at an election shall not remain in effect for a period of more than ((three)) six years unless subsequently reapproved by the voters.

(2) The ballot shall be submitted so as to enable the voters favoring the authorization of a fire protection district service charge to vote "Yes" and those opposed thereto to vote "No," and the ballot shall be:

 

"Shall .......... county fire protection district No. ..... be authorized to impose service charges each year for up to a ((three-year)) six-year period, not to exceed an amount equal to sixty percent of its operating budget, and be prohibited from imposing an additional property tax under RCW 52.16.160?

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