Washington State
House of Representatives
Office of Program Research
Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee
HB 1192
Brief Description: Making technical corrections and removing obsolete language from the Revised Code of Washington pursuant to RCW 1.08.025.
Sponsors: Representatives Goodman and Dufault; by request of Statute Law Committee.
Brief Summary of Bill
  • Corrects technical errors and removes obsolete language in the Revised Code of Washington.
Hearing Date: 1/19/21
Staff: Ingrid Lewis (786-7289).

Duties of the Statute Law Committee.
The primary responsibilities of the Statute Law Committee (Committee) and the Code Reviser (Reviser) are to periodically codify, index, and publish the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and to revise, correct, and harmonize the statutes by means of administrative or suggested legislative action.  The Committee, or the Reviser with the approval of the Committee, must periodically make written recommendations to the Legislature concerning deficiencies, conflicts, or obsolete provisions in the RCW.

Summary of Bill:

Corrections are made to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) that:

  • merge double amendments to RCW sections that originated from two separate 2020 bills, each enacted without reference to the other;
  • update and correct RCW citations impacted by the creation of a new RCW title related to environmental statutes; and
  • remove an obsolete provision.
Appropriation: None.
Fiscal Note: Not requested.
Effective Date: The bill takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the session in which the bill is passed.