BILL REQ. #:  H-0669.2 


State of Washington63rd Legislature2013 Regular Session

By Representatives Ormsby, Morris, Takko, Hunt, Liias, Tharinger, Fitzgibbon, Fey, Moscoso, and Ryu

Read first time 02/01/13.   Referred to Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government.

     AN ACT Relating to the building code council account; and amending RCW 19.27.085.


Sec. 1   RCW 19.27.085 and 1989 c 256 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
     (1) There is hereby created the building code council account in the state treasury. Moneys deposited into the account shall be used by the building code council, after appropriation, to perform the purposes of the council.
     (2) All moneys collected under subsection (3) of this section shall be deposited into the building code council account. Every four years the state treasurer shall report to the legislature on the balances in the account so that the legislature may adjust the charges imposed under subsection (3) of this section. To the extent that funds are not expended at the end of each fiscal year, the building code council may maintain an operating contingency fund of up to six months' average expenditure. One-half of this contingency may be used specifically for additional participation in model code development, council or local jurisdiction training, professional services, public outreach, and legal counsel. Fees accumulated in excess of the contingency fund at the end of a fiscal year must be made available to Washington state city and county jurisdictions that have contributed to the fund, through recognized statewide organizations, for training or the advancement of public services as approved by the building code council.
     (3) There is imposed a fee of ((four)) five dollars and fifty cents on each residential building permit issued by a county or a city, plus an additional surcharge of two dollars for each residential unit, but not including the first unit, on each building containing more than one residential unit, and a fee of eight dollars for each nonresidential permit issued. The legislature may revise these fees concurrently with the four-year legislative fee review cycle at a rate of increase not to exceed the sum of the consumer price index over the previous four years in increments not less than five cents per permit. Quarterly each county and city shall remit moneys collected under this section to the state treasury; however, no remittance is required until a minimum of fifty dollars has accumulated pursuant to this subsection.

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