SENATE BILL 5382
State of Washington
2019 Regular Session
BySenators Zeiger, Palumbo, Das, Nguyen, Short, Van De Wege, Wilson, C., and Wilson, L.
Read first time 01/18/19.Referred to Committee on Housing Stability & Affordability.
AN ACT Relating to tiny houses serving as accessory dwelling units; and amending RCW 36.70.677
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
and 1993 c 478 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) For the purposes of this section:
(a) "Tiny house" means a dwelling to be used as permanent housing with permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation built in accordance with the 2018 International Resident Code Appendix Q.
(b) "Tiny house with wheels" means a dwelling to be used as permanent housing with permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation that meets the certification requirements of the American national standards institute A119.2 standard for recreational vehicles, A119.5 standard for park trailers, or that is self-certified under RCW 43.22.355. (2)
Any local government, as defined in RCW 43.63A.215
, that is planning under this chapter shall comply with RCW 43.63A.215
(3) A tiny house may be allowed as an accessory dwelling unit for the purposes of permanent residence without being attached to or constructed within the primary dwelling unit.
(4) A tiny house with wheels for which the owner has made reasonable accommodation for water, power, and sewage disposal for use as a permanent residence may be allowed as an accessory dwelling unit without being attached to or constructed within the primary dwelling unit.
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