SENATE BILL NO. 6802
C 164 L 90
State of Washington 51st Legislature 1990 Regular Session
By Senators Sellar, Vognild, Benitz, Bailey and McCaslin
Read first time 1/25/90 and referred to Committee on Governmental Operations.
AN ACT Relating to reduced utility rates; and amending RCW 74.38.070.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. Section 1, chapter 116, Laws of 1979 as last amended by section 1, chapter 44, Laws of 1988 and RCW 74.38.070 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any county, city, town, municipal corporation, or quasi municipal corporation providing utility services may provide such services at reduced rates for low income senior citizens or low income disabled citizens: PROVIDED, That, for the purposes of this section, "low income senior citizen" or "low income disabled citizen" shall be defined by appropriate ordinance or resolution adopted by the governing body of the county, city, town, municipal corporation, or quasi municipal corporation providing the utility services except as provided in subsection (2) of this section. Any reduction in rates granted in whatever manner to low income senior citizens or low income disabled citizens in one part of a service area shall be uniformly extended to low income senior citizens or low income disabled citizens in all other parts of the service area.
purposes of implementing this section by any public utility district, (a)
"low income senior citizen" means a person who is sixty-two years of
age or older and whose total income, including that of his or her spouse or
cotenant, does not exceed the amount specified in RCW 84.36.381(5)(b), as now
or hereafter amended and (b) "low income disabled citizen" means (i)
a person qualifying for special parking privileges under RCW 46.16.381(1) (a) through
or)) , (ii) a blind person as defined in RCW 74.18.020,
or (iii) a disabled, handicapped, or incapacitated person as defined under any
other existing state or federal program and whose income, including that of
his or her spouse or cotenant, does not exceed the amount specified in RCW