PDFRCW 53.48.010


The following words and terms shall, whenever used in this chapter, have the meaning set forth in this section:
(1) The term "district" as used herein, shall include all municipal and quasi-municipal corporations having a governing body, other than cities, towns, counties, and townships, such as port districts, school districts, water-sewer districts, fire protection districts, and all other special districts of similar organization, but shall not include local improvement districts, diking, drainage and irrigation districts, special districts as defined in RCW 85.38.010, nor public utility districts.
(2) The words "board of commissioners," as used herein, shall mean the governing authority of any district as defined in subdivision (1) of this section.
[ 1999 c 153 s 63; 1986 c 278 s 17; 1979 ex.s. c 30 s 10; 1941 c 87 s 1; Rem. Supp. 1941 s 8931-11.]


Part headings not law1999 c 153: See note following RCW 57.04.050.
Severability1986 c 278: See note following RCW 36.01.010.
Purpose1941 c 87: "This act is intended to authorize the dissolution of all types of municipal corporations having governing bodies, other than those excepted from the application of this act, in cases where the occasion or reason for continued existence of such corporation has ceased, or where the best interests of all persons concerned would be served by such dissolution, and shall be liberally construed to effect such intent." [ 1941 c 87 s 12.]
Severability1941 c 87: "If any provision of this act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this act are declared to be severable." [ 1941 c 87 s 11.]