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RCW 43.17.010

Departments created.

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There shall be departments of the state government which shall be known as (1) the department of social and health services, (2) the department of ecology, (3) the department of labor and industries, (4) the department of agriculture, (5) the department of fish and wildlife, (6) the department of transportation, (7) the department of licensing, (8) the department of enterprise services, (9) the department of commerce, (10) the department of veterans affairs, (11) the department of revenue, (12) the department of retirement systems, (13) the department of corrections, (14) the department of health, (15) the department of financial institutions, (16) the department of archaeology and historic preservation, (17) the department of early learning, and (18) the Puget Sound partnership, which shall be charged with the execution, enforcement, and administration of such laws, and invested with such powers and required to perform such duties, as the legislature may provide.
Effective datePurpose2011 1st sp.s. c 43: See notes following RCW 43.19.003.
Effective date2007 c 341: See RCW 90.71.907.
Effective date2006 c 265: See RCW 43.215.905.
Effective date1993 sp.s. c 2 §§ 1-6, 8-59, and 61-79: See RCW 43.300.900.
Effective dateImplementation1993 c 472: See RCW 43.320.900 and 43.320.901.
Effective date1993 c 280: See RCW 43.330.902.
Effective dateSeverability1989 1st ex.s. c 9: See RCW 43.70.910 and 43.70.920.
Legislative findings and intent1987 c 506: See note following RCW 77.04.020.
Effective dateSeverability1985 c 466: See notes following RCW 43.31.005.
HeadingsEffective date1984 c 125: See RCW 43.63A.902 and 43.63A.903.
Effective date1981 c 136: See RCW 72.09.900.
Effective date1977 ex.s. c 334: See note following RCW 46.01.011.
Federal requirements1977 ex.s. c 151: See RCW 47.98.070.
Severability1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 105: See note following RCW 41.04.270.
Effective dateSeverability1970 ex.s. c 18: See notes following RCW 43.20A.010.
Department of
agriculture: Chapter 43.23 RCW.
archaeology and historic preservation: Chapter 43.334 RCW.
commerce: Chapter 43.330 RCW.
corrections: Chapter 72.09 RCW.
early learning: Chapter 43.215 RCW.
ecology: Chapter 43.21A RCW.
employment security: Chapter 50.08 RCW.
enterprise services: Chapter 43.19 RCW.
financial institutions: Chapter 43.320 RCW.
fish and wildlife: Chapters 43.300 and 77.04 RCW.
health: Chapter 43.70 RCW.
labor and industries: Chapter 43.22 RCW.
licensing: Chapters 43.24, 46.01 RCW.
natural resources: Chapter 43.30 RCW.
personnel: Chapter 41.06 RCW.
retirement systems: Chapter 41.50 RCW.
revenue: Chapter 82.01 RCW.
services for the blind: Chapter 74.18 RCW.
social and health services: Chapter 43.20A RCW.
transportation: Chapter 47.01 RCW.
veterans affairs: Chapter 43.60A RCW.
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