Chapter 28B.30 RCW

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Sections

28B.30.010Designation.
28B.30.015Purpose.
28B.30.050Collaboration with Eastern Washington University and local community colleges.
28B.30.054CreditsStatewide transfer policy and agreementEstablishment.
28B.30.055"Major line" defined.
28B.30.057Major lines common to University of Washington and Washington State University.
28B.30.058Major linesSchool of medicineForestry.
28B.30.060Courses exclusive to Washington State University.
28B.30.065Exclusive instruction in agriculture.
28B.30.067Wine grape industry, instruction relating toPurpose.
28B.30.068Wine grape industry, instruction relating toAdministration.
28B.30.095Management.
28B.30.100RegentsAppointmentTermsVacanciesQuorumBond.
28B.30.115RegentsOaths.
28B.30.116RegentsExpenses.
28B.30.117RegentsAttorney general as advisor.
28B.30.120RegentsOpen public meetingsVacancy not to affect rights of remaining members.
28B.30.125RegentsBoard organizationPresidentPresident's dutiesBylaws, laws.
28B.30.130RegentsTreasurer of boardBondDisbursement of funds by.
28B.30.135RegentsUniversity president as secretary of boardDutiesBond.
28B.30.140RegentsEmployees, board members, to have no interest in contracts.
28B.30.150RegentsGeneral powers and duties.
28B.30.200Morrill act funds allotted to university.
28B.30.210Acceptance of federal aid1907 c 198Assent.
28B.30.215Acceptance of certain federal aid.
28B.30.220Acceptance of federal aid1925 ex.s. c 182.
28B.30.250University designated as recipient of all federal aid to agricultural experiment stations.
28B.30.255University designated as recipient of all federal aid to agricultural experiment stationsAssent to congressional grants to university.
28B.30.270State treasurer receiving agent of certain federal aidActs enumerated.
28B.30.280State treasurer receiving agent of certain federal aidWithdrawals.
28B.30.285State treasurer receiving agent of certain federal aidTrust funds not subject to appropriation.
28B.30.300State treasurer to report annually on university assets held in trust.
28B.30.310Department of natural resources to report annually on university trust lands transactions.
28B.30.325Lease of lands with outdoor recreation potentialRestrictionsUnlawful to use posted lands.
28B.30.350Medical, health and hospital serviceAuthorized.
28B.30.355Medical, health and hospital serviceLeases, contracts and agreements.
28B.30.357Child and adolescent psychiatry residencyCreation, requirements.
28B.30.515FindingsUniversity Center of North Puget SoundManagement and leadership.
28B.30.520Statewide off-campus telecommunications systemAuthorizedPurpose, education in high-technology fieldsAvailability of facilities.
28B.30.530Small business development centerServicesUse of funds.
28B.30.531Business assistance account.
28B.30.533Construction of RCW 28B.30.530Conflict with federal requirements.
28B.30.535International marketing program for agricultural commodities and trade (IMPACT) center createdPrimary functions.
28B.30.537IMPACT centerDuties.
28B.30.539IMPACT centerDirector.
28B.30.541IMPACT centerUse of research and servicesFees.
28B.30.543IMPACT centerContributions and support.
28B.30.630Puget Sound water quality field agents programDefinitions.
28B.30.632Puget Sound water quality field agents programLocal field agents.
28B.30.634Puget Sound water quality field agents programMatching requirements.
28B.30.638Puget Sound water quality field agents programCaptions not law.
28B.30.640Climate and rural energy development centerDefinitions.
28B.30.642Climate and rural energy development centerAuthorized.
28B.30.644Climate and rural energy development centerFunding.
FINANCING BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES1961 ACT
28B.30.700Construction, remodeling, improvement, financing through bonds, authorized.
28B.30.710Definitions.
28B.30.720Contracts, issuance of evidences of indebtedness, bonds, acceptance of grants.
28B.30.730BondsIssuance, sale, form, term, interestCovenantsUse of proceeds.
28B.30.740Washington State University bond retirement fundCompositionPledge of building fees.
28B.30.741Washington State University bond retirement fundDisposition of certain revenues from scientific school lands.
28B.30.742Washington State University bond retirement fundDisposition of certain revenues from agricultural college lands.
28B.30.746Development of curriculum for pharmacy students on suicide assessment, treatment, and managementWork group.
28B.30.750Additional powers of boardIssuance of bonds, investments, transfer of funds, etc.
28B.30.760Refunding bonds.
28B.30.770Bonds not general obligationsLegislature may provide additional means of payment.
28B.30.780Other laws not repealed or limited.
28B.30.800Acquisition, construction, equipping and betterment of lands, buildings and facilities at universities and The Evergreen State College.
28B.30.810Dairy/forage and agricultural research facilityRainier school farmRevolving fundLease of herd, lands, authorized.
28B.30.900Transfer of energy education, applied research, and technology transfer programs from state energy office.
28B.30.901Establishment of administrative units to coordinate energy education or energy program delivery programs.
28B.30.902Lind dryland research unitIncome from leased property.
28B.30.903Washington State University extension energy programPlant operations support program.

NOTES:

Acquisition of property, powers: RCW 28B.10.020.
Administration of the jobs act: RCW 43.331.040.
Admission requirements: RCW 28B.10.050.
Agricultural college grant: RCW 43.79.120.
Agricultural extension work: RCW 36.50.010.
Athletic printing and concessions, bids required: RCW 28B.10.640.
Bond issues for buildings and facilities: RCW 28B.10.300 through 28B.10.330.
Branch campuses
Southwest Washington area: RCW 28B.45.040.
Spokane area: RCW 28B.30.050.
Tri-Cities area: RCW 28B.45.030.
British ColumbiaTuition and feesReciprocity with Washington: RCW 28B.15.756.
Buildings and facilities
borrowing money for: RCW 28B.10.300(4).
no state liability: RCW 28B.10.330.
rate of interest: RCW 28B.10.325.
contracts for construction and installation: RCW 28B.10.300(1).
contracts to pay as rentals the costs of acquiring: 28B.10.300(5).
lease of campus lands for: RCW 28B.10.300(3).
purchase or lease of land for: RCW 28B.10.300(2).
use of acquired: RCW 28B.10.305.
Commercial activities by institutions of higher educationDevelopment of policies governing: Chapter 28B.63 RCW.
County hospitals, contracts with state universities relating to medical services, teaching and research: RCW 36.62.290.
Courses, studies, and instruction
graduate work: RCW 28B.10.120.
home economics extension work: RCW 36.50.010.
major courses common to Washington State University and University of Washington: RCW 28B.10.115.
physical education: RCW 28B.10.700.
studies on alternate agricultural practices to open burning of grasses grown for seedReport: RCW 70.94.6532.
Development of methods and protocols for measuring educational costs: RCW 43.41.415.
Eminent domain by: RCW 28B.10.020.
Entrance requirements: RCW 28B.10.050.
Eye protection, public educational institutions: RCW 70.100.010 through 70.100.040.
Faculty members and employees
annuity and retirement plans: RCW 28B.10.400 through 28B.10.423.
insurance: RCW 28B.10.660.
leaves of absence: RCW 28B.10.560.
Flag, display: RCW 28B.10.030.
Funds
agricultural permanent fund
created: RCW 43.79.130.
investment in regents' revenue bonds: RCW 43.84.140.
source: RCW 43.79.130.
Clarke-McNary fund, receipt and disbursement of authorized: RCW 43.30.360.
cooperative farm forestry fund, receipt and disbursement of authorized: RCW 43.30.370.
scientific permanent fund
created: RCW 43.79.110.
investment in regents' revenue bonds: RCW 43.84.140.
Washington State University fund, sources: RCW 43.79.140.
Governing body of recognized student association at college or university, open public meetings act applicable to: RCW 42.30.200.
Home economics extension work: RCW 36.50.010.
IdahoTuition and feesReciprocity with Washington: RCW 28B.15.750.
Insurance for officers, employees and students: RCW 28B.10.660.
Liquor revolving fund, alcoholism and drug abuse research, use for: RCW 66.08.180.
Medical marijuana research: RCW 28B.20.502.
OregonTuition and feesReciprocity with Washington: RCW 28B.15.730 through 28B.15.734.
Parking facilities: RCW 28B.10.300.
Pest districts, general supervision over: RCW 17.12.060.
Police force: RCW 28B.10.550 through 28B.10.567.
Real property
acquisition of authorized: RCW 28B.10.020.
share crop leasing authorized: RCW 79.13.320.
state lands, included in definition: RCW 79.02.010.
Scientific school grant: RCW 43.79.100.
Stadium approach highway authorized
acquisition of property for: RCW 47.20.600.
condemnation for: RCW 47.20.610.
measure of damage to buildings: RCW 47.20.620.
sale of buildings and personalty acquired in acquisition of land: RCW 47.20.630.
use declared public use: RCW 47.20.605.
State College of Washington building account, name changed to Washington State University building account: RCW 43.79.335.
Students
insurance: RCW 28B.10.660.
loan fund for national defense education act: RCW 28B.10.280.
Teachers
training courses: RCW 28B.10.140.
use of district schools for training: RCW 28B.10.600 through 28B.10.605.
Traffic regulations, penalty for violations: RCW 28B.10.560.
Transfer of innovate Washington facilities to Washington State University: 2014 c 174 § 1.


Designation.

The state university located and established in Pullman, Whitman county, shall be designated Washington State University.



Purpose.

The aim and the purpose of Washington State University shall be to provide a higher education in such fields as may be established therein from time to time by the board of regents or by law, including instruction in agriculture or other industrial pursuits, mechanical arts and the natural sciences.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.015. Prior: 1909 c 97 p 243 § 1, part; RRS § 4568, part; prior: 1897 c 118 § 190, part; 1891 c 145 § 1, part. Formerly RCW 28.80.015; 28.76.040, part and 28.76.050, part.]



Collaboration with Eastern Washington University and local community colleges.

Washington State University and Eastern Washington University shall collaborate with one another and with local community colleges in providing educational pathways and programs to the citizens of the Spokane area.

NOTES:

FindingsIntent2004 c 57: See RCW 28B.45.012.
Findings1989 1st ex.s. c 7: See RCW 28B.45.010.



CreditsStatewide transfer policy and agreementEstablishment.

See RCW 28B.77.210 and 28B.77.215.



"Major line" defined.

See RCW 28B.10.100.



Major lines common to University of Washington and Washington State University.

See RCW 28B.10.115.



Major linesSchool of medicineForestry.

The board of regents of Washington State University may offer and teach medicine as a major line, and is authorized to establish, operate, and maintain a school of medicine at the university. The board of regents of Washington State University may offer and teach forestry as a major line.



Courses exclusive to Washington State University.

The courses of instruction of Washington State University shall embrace as exclusive major lines, agriculture in all its branches and subdivisions, veterinary medicine, and economic science in its application to agriculture and rural life.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.060. Prior: 1917 c 10 § 3; RRS § 4534. Formerly RCW 28.80.025; 28.76.070, part.]



Exclusive instruction in agriculture.

Work and instruction in agriculture in all its branches and subdivisions shall be offered and taught in Washington State University exclusively.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.065. Prior: 1917 c 10 § 6; RRS § 4537. Formerly RCW 28.80.026; 28.76.070, part.]



Wine grape industry, instruction relating toPurpose.

Marked increases in state and national consumption make it evident that our developing wine grape industry has a bright future. To help assure its success the legislature concludes that Washington State University should provide a sound research, extension, and resident instruction base for both wine grape production and the processing aspects of the wine industry.

NOTES:

Effective date1981 1st ex.s. c 5: See RCW 66.98.100.
Liquor revolving fundDistributionReserve for administrationDisbursement to universities and department of social and health services: RCW 66.08.180.



Wine grape industry, instruction relating toAdministration.

Revenues received from RCW 66.08.180 for wine and wine grape research, extension programs related to wine and wine grape research, and resident instruction in both wine grape production and the processing aspects of the wine industry by Washington State University shall be administered by the College of Agriculture. When formulating or changing plans for programs and research, the College of Agriculture shall confer with representatives of the Washington Wine Society.

NOTES:

Effective date1981 1st ex.s. c 5: See RCW 66.98.100.
Liquor revolving fundDistributionReserve for administrationDisbursement to universities and department of social and health services: RCW 66.08.180.



Management.

The management of Washington State University and its experiment stations, the care and preservation of all property of which the institution shall become possessed, the erection and construction of all buildings necessary for the use of said university and stations, and the disbursement and expenditure of all money provided for said university, shall be vested in the board of regents, constituted as provided in RCW 28B.30.100; said regents and their successors in office shall have the right to cause all things to be done necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter or as otherwise provided by law.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.095. Prior: 1949 c 115 § 1, part; 1909 c 97 p 245 § 5, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 4576, part; prior: 1897 c 118 § 194, part; 1891 c 145 § 4, part. Formerly RCW 28.80.070, part, 28.80.080, part and 28.80.130, part.]



RegentsAppointmentTermsVacanciesQuorumBond.

(1) The governance of Washington State University shall be vested in a board of regents to consist of ten members one of whom shall be a student. The governor shall select the student member from a list of candidates, of at least three and not more than five, submitted by the governing body of the associated students. They shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the consent of the senate and, except for the student member, shall hold their offices for a term of six years from the first day of October and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The student member shall hold his or her office for a term of one year from the first day of July until the first day of July of the following year or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified, whichever is later. The student member shall be a full-time student in good standing at the university at the time of appointment.
(2) Six members of said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. In the case of a vacancy or when an appointment is made after the date of the expiration of a term, the governor shall fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term of the regent whose office has become vacant or expired.
(3) Except for the term of the student member, no more than the terms of two members will expire simultaneously on the last day of September in any one year.
(4) Each regent shall, before entering upon the discharge of his respective duties as such, execute a good and sufficient bond to the state of Washington, with two or more sufficient sureties, residents of the state, or with a surety company licensed to do business within the state, in the penal sum of not less than five thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties as such regent: PROVIDED, That the university shall pay any fees incurred for any such bonds for their board members.
(5) A student appointed under this section shall excuse himself or herself from participation or voting on matters relating to the hiring, discipline, or tenure of faculty members and personnel.
[ 2006 c 78 § 2; 1998 c 95 § 2; 1985 c 61 § 2; 1979 ex.s. c 103 § 3; 1973 c 62 § 10; 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.100. Prior: 1949 c 115 § 1, part; 1909 c 97 p 245 § 5, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 4576, part; prior: 1897 c 118 § 194, part; 1891 c 145 § 4, part. Formerly RCW 28.80.070, part, 28.80.080, part and 28.80.130, part.]

NOTES:

Present terms not affectedSeverability1979 ex.s. c 103: See notes following RCW 28B.20.100.
SavingsSeverability1973 c 62: See notes following RCW 28B.10.510.



RegentsOaths.

See RCW 28B.10.520.



RegentsExpenses.

See RCW 28B.10.525.



RegentsAttorney general as advisor.

See RCW 28B.10.510.



RegentsOpen public meetingsVacancy not to affect rights of remaining members.

Meetings of the board of regents may be called in such manner as the board may prescribe and shall follow procedures for open public meetings in chapter 42.30 RCW. A full meeting of the board shall be called at least once a year. The board shall provide time for public comment at each meeting. No vacancy in said board shall impair the rights of the remaining members of the board.

NOTES:

Present terms not affectedSeverability1979 ex.s. c 103: See notes following RCW 28B.20.100.



RegentsBoard organizationPresidentPresident's dutiesBylaws, laws.

The board of regents shall meet and organize by the election of a president from their own number on or as soon as practicable after the first Wednesday in April of each year.
The board president shall be the chief executive officer of the board and shall preside at all meetings thereof, except that in his or her absence the board may appoint a chair pro tempore. The board president shall sign all instruments required to be executed by said board other than those for the disbursement of funds.
The board may adopt bylaws for its own organizational purposes and enact laws for the government of the university and its properties.
[ 2011 c 336 § 721; 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.125. Prior: (i) 1955 c 346 § 1, part; 1909 c 97 p 246 § 6, part; RRS § 4577, part. Formerly RCW 28.80.110, part. (ii) 1909 c 97 p 247 § 7, part; RRS § 4578, part; prior: 1897 c 118 § 196, part; 1891 c 145 § 7, part. Formerly RCW 28.80.120, part. (iii) 1909 c 97 p 249 § 16, part; RRS § 4596, part; prior: 1897 c 118 § 205, part; 1891 c 145 § 19, part. Formerly RCW 28.80.160, part.]



RegentsTreasurer of boardBondDisbursement of funds by.

The board of regents shall appoint a treasurer who shall be the financial officer of the board and who shall hold office during the pleasure of the board. The treasurer shall render a true and faithful account of all moneys received and paid out by him or her, and shall give bond for the faithful performance of the duties of his or her office in such amount as the regents require: PROVIDED, That the university shall pay the fee for such bond.
The treasurer shall make disbursements of the funds in his or her hands on the order of the board, which order shall be countersigned by the secretary of the board, and shall state on what account the disbursement is made.
[ 2011 c 336 § 722; 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.130. Prior: (i) 1955 c 346 § 1, part; 1909 c 97 p 246 § 6, part; RRS § 4577, part. Formerly RCW 28.80.110, part. (ii) 1909 c 97 p 246 § 7, part; RRS § 4578, part; prior: 1897 c 118 § 196, part; 1891 c 145 § 7, part. Formerly RCW 28.80.120, part. (iii) 1909 c 97 p 249 § 16, part; RRS § 4596, part; prior: 1897 c 118 § 205, part; 1891 c 145 § 19, part. Formerly RCW 28.80.160, part.]



RegentsUniversity president as secretary of boardDutiesBond.

The president of the university shall be secretary of the board of regents but he or she shall not have the right to vote; as such he or she shall be the recording officer of said board, shall attest all instruments required to be signed by the board president, shall keep a true record of all the proceedings of the board, and shall perform all the duties pertaining to the office and do all other things required of him or her by the board. The secretary shall give a bond in the penal sum of not less than five thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful performance of his or her duties as such officer: PROVIDED, That the university shall pay the fee for such bond.
[ 2011 c 336 § 723; 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.135. Prior: (i) 1955 c 346 § 1, part; 1909 c 97 p 246 § 6, part; RRS § 4577, part. Formerly RCW 28.80.110, part. (ii) 1909 c 97 p 247 § 7, part; RRS § 4578, part; prior: 1897 c 118 § 196, part; 1891 c 145 § 7, part. Formerly RCW 28.80.120, part.]



RegentsEmployees, board members, to have no interest in contracts.

No employee or member of the university board of regents shall be interested pecuniarily, either directly or indirectly, in any contract for any building or improvement at said university, or for the furnishing of supplies for the same.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.140. Prior: 1909 c 97 p 249 § 17; RRS § 4597; prior: 1897 c 118 § 206; 1891 c 145 § 21. Formerly RCW 28.80.170.]

NOTES:

Code of ethics, interest in contract, public officers and employees: Chapters 42.23, 42.52 RCW.



RegentsGeneral powers and duties.

The regents of Washington State University, in addition to other duties prescribed by law, shall:
(1) Have full control of the university and its property of various kinds, except as otherwise provided by law.
(2) Employ the president of the university, his or her assistants, members of the faculty, and employees of the university, who, except as otherwise provided by law, shall hold their positions during the pleasure of said board of regents.
(3) Establish entrance requirements for students seeking admission to the university which meet or exceed the standards specified under RCW 28B.77.020. Completion of examinations satisfactory to the university may be a prerequisite for entrance by any applicant, at the university's discretion. Evidence of completion of public high schools and other educational institutions whose courses of study meet the approval of the university may be acceptable for entrance.
(4) Establish such colleges, schools, or departments necessary to carry out the purpose of the university and not otherwise proscribed by law.
(5) Offer new degree programs, offer off-campus programs, participate in consortia or centers, contract for off-campus educational programs, and purchase or lease major off-campus facilities in accordance with RCW 28B.77.080.
(6) With the assistance of the faculty of the university, prescribe the courses of instruction in the various colleges, schools, and departments of the institution and publish the necessary catalogues thereof.
(7) Collect such information as the board deems desirable as to the schemes of technical instruction adopted in other parts of the United States and foreign countries.
(8) Provide for holding agricultural institutes including farm marketing forums.
(9) Provide that instruction given in the university, as far as practicable, be conveyed by means of laboratory work and provide in connection with the university one or more physical, chemical, and biological laboratories, and suitably furnish and equip the same.
(10) Provide training in military tactics for those students electing to participate therein.
(11) Establish a department of elementary science and in connection therewith provide instruction in elementary mathematics, including elementary trigonometry, elementary mechanics, elementary and mechanical drawing, and land surveying.
(12) Establish a department of agriculture and in connection therewith provide instruction in physics with special application of its principles to agriculture, chemistry with special application of its principles to agriculture, morphology and physiology of plants with special reference to common grown crops and fungus enemies, morphology and physiology of the lower forms of animal life, with special reference to insect pests, morphology and physiology of the higher forms of animal life and in particular of the horse, cow, sheep, and swine, agriculture with special reference to the breeding and feeding of livestock and the best mode of cultivation of farm produce, and mining and metallurgy, appointing demonstrators in each of these subjects to superintend the equipment of a laboratory and to give practical instruction therein.
(13) Establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with the department of agriculture, including at least one in the western portion of the state, and appoint the officers and prescribe regulations for their management.
(14) Grant to students such certificates or degrees, as recommended for such students by the faculty.
(15) Confer honorary degrees upon persons other than graduates of the university in recognition of their learning or devotion to literature, art, or science when recommended thereto by the faculty: PROVIDED, That no degree shall ever be conferred in consideration of the payment of money or the giving of property of whatsoever kind.
(16) Adopt plans and specifications for university buildings and facilities or improvements thereto and employ skilled architects and engineers to prepare such plans and specifications and supervise the construction of buildings or facilities which the board is authorized to erect, and fix the compensation for such services. The board shall enter into contracts with one or more contractors for such suitable buildings, facilities, or improvements as the available funds will warrant, upon the most advantageous terms offered at a public competitive letting, pursuant to public notice under rules established by the board. The board shall require of all persons with whom they contract for construction and improvements a good and sufficient bond for the faithful performance of the work and full protection against all liens.
(17) Except as otherwise provided by law, direct the disposition of all money appropriated to or belonging to the state university.
(18) Receive and expend the money appropriated under the act of congress approved May 8, 1914, entitled "An Act to provide for cooperative agricultural extension work between the agricultural colleges in the several States receiving the benefits of the Act of Congress approved July 2, 1862, and Acts supplemental thereto and the United States Department of Agriculture" and organize and conduct agricultural extension work in connection with the state university in accordance with the terms and conditions expressed in the acts of congress.
(19) Except as otherwise provided by law, to enter into such contracts as the regents deem essential to university purposes.
(20) Acquire by lease, gift, or otherwise, lands necessary to further the work of the university or for experimental or demonstrational purposes.
(21) Establish and maintain at least one agricultural experiment station in an irrigation district to conduct investigational work upon the principles and practices of irrigational agriculture including the utilization of water and its relation to soil types, crops, climatic conditions, ditch and drain construction, fertility investigations, plant disease, insect pests, marketing, farm management, utilization of fruit by-products, and general development of agriculture under irrigation conditions.
(22) Supervise and control the agricultural experiment station at Puyallup.
(23) Establish and maintain at Wenatchee an agricultural experiment substation for the purpose of conducting investigational work upon the principles and practices of orchard culture, spraying, fertilization, pollenization, new fruit varieties, fruit diseases and pests, by-products, marketing, management, and general horticultural problems.
(24) Accept such gifts, grants, conveyances, devises, and bequests, whether real or personal property, in trust or otherwise, for the use or benefit of the university, its colleges, schools, or departments; and sell, lease or exchange, invest or expend the same or the proceeds, rents, profits, and income thereof except as limited by the terms of said gifts, grants, conveyances, bequests, and devises; and adopt proper rules to govern and protect the receipt and expenditure of the proceeds of all fees, and the proceeds, rents, profits, and income of all gifts, grants, conveyances, bequests, and devises.
(25) Construct when the board so determines a new foundry and a mining, physical, technological building, and fabrication shop at the university, or add to the present foundry and other buildings, in order that both instruction and research be expanded to include permanent molding and die casting with a section for new fabricating techniques, especially for light metals, including magnesium and aluminum; purchase equipment for the shops and laboratories in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering; establish a pilot plant for the extraction of alumina from native clays and other possible light metal research; purchase equipment for a research laboratory for technological research generally; and purchase equipment for research in electronics, instrumentation, energy sources, plastics, food technology, mechanics of materials, hydraulics, and similar fields.
(26) Make and transmit to the governor and members of the legislature upon request such reports as will be helpful in providing for the institution.
(27) Confer honorary degrees upon persons who request an honorary degree if they were students at the university in 1942 and did not graduate because they were ordered into an internment camp. The honorary degree may also be requested by a representative of deceased persons who meet these requirements. For the purposes of this subsection, "internment camp" means a relocation center to which persons were ordered evacuated by Presidential Executive Order 9066, signed February 19, 1942.
[ 2012 c 229 § 805; 2010 c 51 § 2; 2004 c 275 § 53; 1998 c 245 § 19; 1985 c 370 § 93; 1977 c 75 § 21; 1973 1st ex.s. c 154 § 47; 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.150. Prior: (a) 1953 c 101 § 1, amending (i) 1909 c 97 p 244 § 4; 1897 c 118 § 193; 1890 p 263 § 8; RRS § 4575. (ii) 1949 c 115 § 1, part; 1909 c 97 p 245 § 5, part; 1897 c 118 § 194; 1891 c 145 § 4; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 4576, part. (iii) 1909 c 97 p 249 § 19; 1897 c 118 § 208; 1895 c 146 § 1; RRS § 4599. (iv) 1909 c 97 p 247 § 8; 1897 c 118 § 197; 1891 c 145 § 8; RRS § 4579. (v) 1909 c 97 p 247 § 9; 1897 c 118 § 198; 1891 c 145 § 9; RRS § 4580. (vi) 1915 c 125 § 1; RRS § 4583. (vii) 1909 c 97 p 250 § 20; 1897 c 118 § 209; 1891 c 145 § 17; RRS § 4600. (viii) 1909 c 97 p 250 § 21; 1897 c 118 § 210; 1891 c 145 § 18; RRS § 4601. (ix) 1909 c 228 § 1; RRS § 4588. (x) 1917 c 101 § 1; RRS § 4589. (xi) 1917 c 101 § 2; RRS § 4590. (xii) 1909 c 97 p 249 § 15; 1897 c 118 § 204; 1891 c 145 § 16; RRS § 4595. (xiii) 1909 c 97 p 244 § 3, part; 1897 c 118 § 192; 1891 c 145 § 3; RRS § 4574, part. (xiv) 1899 c 107 § 1; RRS § 4603. (xv) 1899 c 82 § 1; RRS § 4587. (xvi) 1937 c 25 § 1; RRS § 4579-1. (xvii) 1937 c 25 § 2; RRS § 4579-2. Formerly RCW 28.80.130. (b) 1961 c 25 § 1. Formerly RCW 28.80.135.]

NOTES:

Effective date2012 c 229 §§ 101, 117, 401, 402, 501 through 594, 601 through 609, 701 through 708, 801 through 821, 902, and 904: See note following RCW 28B.77.005.
Part headings not law2004 c 275: See note following RCW 28B.76.090.
Severability1973 1st ex.s. c 154: See note following RCW 2.12.030.



Morrill act funds allotted to university.

All funds granted by the United States government under the Morrill act, passed by congress and approved July 2, 1892 [1862], together with all acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, for the support and in aid of colleges of agriculture and mechanic arts, as well as experiment stations and farms and extension work in agriculture and home economics in connection with colleges of agriculture and mechanic arts are hereby allotted to Washington State University.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.200. Prior: 1917 c 11 § 2; RRS § 4584. Formerly RCW 28.80.180.]



Acceptance of federal aid1907 c 198Assent.

The state of Washington hereby assents to the purposes, terms, provisions and conditions of the grant of money provided in an act of congress approved March 16, 1906, said act being entitled "An Act to provide for an increased annual appropriation for agricultural experiment stations and regulating the expenditure thereof," and having for its purpose the more complete endowment and maintenance of agricultural experiment stations theretofore or thereafter established under an act of congress approved March 2, 1887.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.210. Prior: 1907 c 198 § 1; RRS § 4585. Formerly RCW 28.80.190.]



Acceptance of certain federal aid.

Said annual sum appropriated and granted to the state of Washington in pursuance of said act of congress approved March 16, 1906, shall be paid as therein provided to the treasurer or other officer duly appointed by the board of regents of Washington State University at Pullman, Washington; and the board of regents of such university are hereby required to report thereon as the secretary of agriculture may prescribe.



Acceptance of federal aid1925 ex.s. c 182.

The assent of the legislature of the state of Washington to the provisions of the act of congress approved February 24, 1925, entitled "An Act to authorize the more complete endowment of agricultural experiment stations and for other purposes," is hereby given.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.220. Prior: 1925 ex.s. c 182 § 1. Formerly RCW 28.80.205; 28.80.190, part.]



University designated as recipient of all federal aid to agricultural experiment stations.

The agricultural experiment stations in connection with Washington State University shall be under the direction of said board of regents of said university for the purpose of conducting experiments in agriculture according to the terms of section one of an act of congress approved March 2, 1887, and entitled "An Act to establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with the colleges established in the several states, under the provisions of an act approved July 2, 1862, and of the acts supplementary thereto." The said university and experiment stations shall be entitled to receive all the benefits and donations made and given to similar institutions of learning in other states and territories of the United States by the legislation of the congress of the United States now in force, or that may be enacted, and particularly to the benefits and donations given by the provisions of an act of congress entitled "An Act donating public lands to the several states and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agricultural and mechanic arts," approved July 2, 1862, and all acts supplementary thereto, including the acts entitled "An Act to establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with colleges established in the several states under the provisions of an act approved July 2, 1862, and of the acts supplementary thereto," which said last entitled act was approved March 2, 1887; also, "An Act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, established under the provisions of an act of congress approved July 2, 1862," which said last mentioned act was approved August 30, 1890.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.250. Prior: 1909 c 97 p 247 § 10; RRS § 4581; prior: 1897 c 118 § 199; 1891 c 145 § 10. Formerly RCW 28.80.210.]



University designated as recipient of all federal aid to agricultural experiment stationsAssent to congressional grants to university.

The assent of the legislature of the state of Washington is hereby given, in pursuance of the requirements of section nine of said act of congress, approved March 2, 1887, to the granting of money therein made to the establishment of experiment stations in accordance with section one of said last mentioned act, and assent is hereby given to carry out, within the state of Washington, every provision of said act.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.255. Prior: 1909 c 97 p 248 § 11; RRS § 4582; prior: 1897 c 118 § 200; 1891 c 145 § 11. Formerly RCW 28.80.220.]



State treasurer receiving agent of certain federal aidActs enumerated.

The state treasurer is designated as agent of the state of Washington to receive all federal appropriations for the land grant colleges in accordance with the following federal acts:
(1) Second Morrill act, approved August 30, 1890 (26 Stat. L. 417).
(2) Nelson amendment to the Morrill act making appropriations for the department of agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1908, approved March 4, 1907 (34 Stat. L. 1281).
(3) Title II, section 22 of the Bankhead-Jones act, approved June 29, 1935 (49 Stat. L. 436).
(4) Any subsequent federal act appropriating funds to the state of Washington or to Washington State University for a similar or related purpose.



State treasurer receiving agent of certain federal aidWithdrawals.

The board of regents of Washington State University may authorize the treasurer or comptroller of Washington State University to withdraw such federal grants for the use of the university for the purposes of such grant and in accordance with state law.



State treasurer receiving agent of certain federal aidTrust funds not subject to appropriation.

All federal grants received by the state treasurer pursuant to RCW 28B.30.270 shall be deemed trust funds under the control of the state treasurer and not subject to appropriation by the legislature.



State treasurer to report annually on university assets held in trust.

It shall be the duty of the state treasurer to make a report to the board of regents of Washington State University on or as soon as practicable after the close of each fiscal year, which shall contain a complete detailed statement as to the status of any university assets held in trust by the treasurer and the annual income therefrom.

NOTES:

College funds: RCW 43.79.100 through 43.79.140.



Department of natural resources to report annually on university trust lands transactions.

It shall be the duty of the department of natural resources to make a report to the board of regents of Washington State University on or as soon as practicable after the close of each fiscal year, which shall contain a complete detailed statement of the current status of trust land sale contracts and income for the university from trust lands managed by the department.



Lease of lands with outdoor recreation potentialRestrictionsUnlawful to use posted lands.

(1) Any lease of public lands with outdoor recreation potential authorized by the regents of Washington State University shall be open and available to the public for compatible recreational use unless the regents of Washington State University determine that the leased land should be closed in order to prevent damage to crops or other land cover, to improvements on the land, to the lessee, or to the general public or is necessary to avoid undue interference with carrying forward a university program. Any lessee may file an application with the regents of Washington State University to close the leased land to any public use. The regents shall cause written notice of the impending closure to be posted in a conspicuous place in the university's business office, and in the office of the county auditor in which the land is located thirty days prior to the public hearing. This notice shall state the parcel or parcels involved and shall indicate the time and place of the public hearing. Upon a determination by the regents that posting is not necessary, the lessee shall desist from posting. Upon a determination by the regents that posting is necessary, the lessee shall post his or her leased premises so as to prohibit recreational uses thereon. In the event any such lands are so posted, it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt or fish, or for any person other than the lessee or his or her immediate family to use such posted land for recreational purposes.
(2) The regents of Washington State University may insert the provisions of subsection (1) of this section in all leases hereafter issued.



Medical, health and hospital serviceAuthorized.

The board of regents of Washington State University is hereby granted authority to enter into such contracts, leases, or agreements as may be necessary to provide adequate medical, health, and hospital service for students of Washington State University and the people of the surrounding community and to provide adequate practice facilities for students enrolled in nursing courses.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.350. Prior: 1947 c 95 § 1; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 4603-20. Formerly RCW 28.80.250.]



Medical, health and hospital serviceLeases, contracts and agreements.

The board of regents may lease lands, buildings, or other facilities from or to nonprofit corporations or associations, and may enter into such contracts and agreements with such units, agencies, corporations, or associations as will promote the intents and purposes of RCW 28B.30.350.
[ 1969 ex.s. c 223 § 28B.30.355. Prior: 1947 c 95 § 2; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 4603-21. Formerly RCW 28.80.260.]



Child and adolescent psychiatry residencyCreation, requirements. (Effective until July 1, 2020.)

Subject to the availability of amounts appropriated for this specific purpose, Washington State University shall offer one twenty-four month residency position that is approved by the accreditation council for graduate medical education to one resident specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. The residency must include a minimum of twelve months of training in settings where children's mental health services are provided under the supervision of experienced psychiatric consultants and must be located east of the crest of the Cascade mountains.

NOTES:

FindingsIntent2017 c 202: See note following RCW 74.09.492.

Child and adolescent psychiatry residencyCreation, requirements. (Effective July 1, 2020.)

Subject to the availability of amounts appropriated for this specific purpose, Washington State University shall offer two twenty-four month residency positions that are approved by the accreditation council for graduate medical education to two residents specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. The positions must each include a minimum of eighteen months of training in settings where children's mental health services are provided under the supervision of experienced psychiatric consultants and must be located east of the crest of the Cascade mountains.

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 360 § 4: "Section 4 of this act takes effect July 1, 2020." [ 2019 c 360 § 9.]
FindingsIntent2019 c 360: See note following RCW 74.09.4951.
FindingsIntent2017 c 202: See note following RCW 74.09.492.



FindingsUniversity Center of North Puget SoundManagement and leadership.

(1) The legislature finds that access to baccalaureate and graduate degree programs continues to be limited for residents of north Snohomish, Island, and Skagit counties. Studies conducted by the state board for community and technical colleges, the *higher education coordinating board, and the council of presidents confirm that enrollment in higher education compared to demand in this geographic region lags behind enrollment in other parts of the state, particularly for upper-division courses leading to advanced degrees.
(2) The legislature also finds that access to high employer demand programs of study is imperative for the state's global competitiveness and economic prosperity, particularly those degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields that align with the workforce skill demands of the regional economy, that support the aerospace industry, and provide skilled undergraduate and graduate-degree engineers required by the largest employers in the aerospace industry cluster.
(3) The legislature finds that meeting the long-range goal of greatly expanded access for the population of the region to the widest array of baccalaureate and graduate programs can best be accomplished by assigning responsibility to a research university with multiple experiences in similar settings.
(4) Management and leadership of the University Center of North Puget Sound is assigned to Washington State University to meet the needs of the Everett metropolitan area and the north Snohomish, Island, and Skagit county region and the state of Washington for baccalaureate and graduate degrees offered by a state university. The chief executive officer of the University Center of North Puget Sound is the director who reports to the president of Washington State University. The director shall manage the activities and logistics of operating the center, make policy and planning recommendations to the council in subsection (5) of this section, and implement decisions of the council.
(5)(a) Washington State University and Everett Community College must collaborate with community leaders, and other four-year institutions of higher education that offer programs at the University Center of North Puget Sound to serve the varied interests of students in the region. To this end, a coordinating and planning council must be established to be responsible for long-range and strategic planning, interinstitutional collaboration, collaboration with the community served, and dispute resolution for the center. The following individuals shall comprise the coordinating and planning council:
(i) The president of Washington State University, or his or her designee;
(ii) The provost of Washington State University, or his or her designee;
(iii) The president of Everett Community College;
(iv) Two representatives of two other institutions of higher education that offer baccalaureate or graduate degree programs at the center;
(v) A student enrolled at the University Center of North Puget Sound appointed by the coordinating and planning council;
(vi) The director of the council, as the nonvoting chair;
(vii) A community leader appointed by the president of Everett Community College; and
(viii) A community leader appointed by the mayor of Everett.
(b) The coordinating and planning council may appoint other groups, as appropriate, to advise on administration and operations, and may alter its own composition by agreement of all the members.
(6)(a) Washington State University shall assume leadership of the center upon completion and approval by the legislature as provided under (d) of this subsection of a strategic plan for meeting the academic needs of the region and successful establishment of an engineering degree program. The strategic plan must build on the strengths of the institutions, reflecting each institution's mission, in order to provide the region with the highest standard of educational programs, research, and service to the community. The strategic plan must include a multibiennium budget that addresses both operating and capital expenses required to effectively implement the plan. The strategic plan shall be developed with the collaboration of the University Center at Everett Community College and all the institutions of higher education that provide baccalaureate degrees at the University Center, and community leaders.
(b) Center partners must implement the strategic plan with careful attention to the academic and professional standards established and maintained by each institution and by the appropriate accrediting bodies, and to the historic role of each institution's governing board in setting policy.
(c) The strategic plan must address expansion of the range and depth of educational opportunities in the region and include strategies that:
(i) Build upon baccalaureate and graduate degree offerings at the center;
(ii) Meet projected student enrollment demands for baccalaureate, graduate, and certificate programs in the region;
(iii) Meet employers' needs for skilled workers by expanding high employer demand programs of study as defined in RCW 28B.50.030, with an initial and ongoing emphasis by Washington State University on undergraduate and graduate science, technology, mathematics, and engineering degree programs, including a variety of engineering disciplines such as civil, mechanical, aeronautical, and aerospace manufacturing;
(iv) Coordinate delivery of lower and upper-division courses to maximize student opportunities and resources; and
(v) Transfer budget support and resources for the center from Everett Community College to Washington State University.
(d) The strategic plan must be completed by December 1, 2012, and submitted to the legislature for review. The strategic plan shall be considered approved if the legislature does not take further action on the strategic plan during the 2013 legislative session. The transfer of the responsibility for the management and operation of the University Center of North Puget Sound to Washington State University must occur by July 1, 2014.
(7)(a) Academic programming and delivery at the center must be developed in accordance with the missions of Washington State University, Everett Community College, and other institutions of higher education that have a presence at the center.
(b) Each institution shall abide by the guidelines for university centers adopted by the student achievement council.
(c) Each institution shall award all degrees and certificates granted in the programs it delivers at the center.
(d) The coordinating council described in subsection (5) of this section shall establish a process for prioritizing new programs and revising existing programs that facilitates timeliness of new offerings, recognizes the internal processes of the proposing institutions, and addresses each proposal's fit with the needs of the region.
(8)(a) Washington State University shall review center expansion needs and consider capital facilities funding at least annually. Washington State University and Everett Community College must cooperate in preparing funding requests and bond financing for submission to the legislature on behalf of development at the center, in accordance with each institution's process and priorities for advancing legislative requests.
(b) Washington State University shall design, construct, and manage any facility developed at the center. Any facility developed at the center with Everett Community College capital funding must be designed by Everett Community College in consultation with Washington State University. Building construction may be managed by Washington State University via an interagency agreement which details responsibility and associated costs. Building operations and management for all facilities at the center must be governed by the infrastructure and operating cost allocation method described in subsection (9) of this section.
(9) Washington State University has responsibility for infrastructure development and maintenance for the center. All infrastructure operating and maintenance costs are to be shared in what is deemed to be an equitable and fair manner based on space allocation, special cost, and other relevant considerations. Washington State University may make infrastructure development and maintenance decisions in consultation with the council described in subsection (5) of this section.
(10) In the event that conflict cannot be resolved through the coordinating council described in subsection (5) of this section the student achievement council dispute resolution must be employed.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: The higher education coordinating board was abolished by 2011 1st sp.s. c 11 § 301, effective July 1, 2012.
Effective date2012 c 229 §§ 101, 117, 401, 402, 501 through 594, 601 through 609, 701 through 708, 801 through 821, 902, and 904: See note following RCW 28B.77.005.
Contingent effective date2011 c 321: "(1) This act takes effect only after the *higher education coordinating board determines whether a needs assessment and analysis is required and, if so, conducts a needs assessment and viability determination under RCW 28B.76.230 and recommends that the provisions in section 1 of this act occur.
(2) The *higher education coordinating board must make a recommendation under subsection (1) of this section by July 1, 2012.
(3) The *higher education coordinating board shall notify the office of financial management, the legislature, and the code reviser's office of the board's recommendations regarding the provisions in section 1 of this act." [ 2011 c 321 § 3.] The *higher education coordinating board provided notification of its recommendation that an additional needs assessment and analysis is not required.
*Reviser's note: The higher education coordinating board was abolished by 2011 1st sp.s. c 11 § 301, effective July 1, 2012.



Statewide off-campus telecommunications systemAuthorizedPurpose, education in high-technology fieldsAvailability of facilities.

The board of regents of Washington State University is hereby authorized to establish a statewide off-campus telecommunications system to provide for graduate and continuing education in high-technology fields to citizens of the state of Washington. The statewide telecommunications system shall be administered by Washington State University with the advice of the high-technology coordinating board. Washington State University shall make the facilities of the statewide telecommunications system available to other institutions of higher education when specific program needs so require.



Small business development centerServicesUse of funds.

(1) The board of regents of Washington State University shall establish the Washington State University small business development center.
(2) The center shall provide management and technical assistance including but not limited to training, counseling, and research services to small businesses throughout the state. The center shall work with the department of commerce, the state board for community and technical colleges, the workforce training and education coordinating board, the employment security department, associate development organizations, and workforce development councils to:
(a) Integrate small business development centers with other state and local economic development and workforce development programs;
(b) Target the centers' services to small businesses;
(c) Tailor outreach and services at each center to the needs and demographics of entrepreneurs and small businesses located within the service area;
(d) Establish and expand small business development center satellite offices when financially feasible; and
(e) Coordinate delivery of services to avoid duplication.
(3) The administrator of the center may contract with other public or private entities for the provision of specialized services.
(4) The small business development center may accept and disburse federal grants or federal matching funds or other funds or donations from any source when made, granted, or donated to carry out the center's purposes. When drawing on funds from the business assistance account created in RCW 28B.30.531, the center must first use the funds to make increased management and technical assistance available to existing small businesses and start-up businesses at satellite offices. The funds may also be used to develop and expand assistance programs such as small business planning workshops and small business counseling.
(5) By December 1, 2010, the center shall provide a written progress report and a final report to the appropriate committees of the legislature with respect to the requirements in subsection (2) of this section and the amount and use of funding received through the business assistance account. The reports must also include data on the number, location, staffing, and budget levels of satellite offices; affiliations with community colleges, associate development organizations or other local organizations; the number, size, and type of small businesses assisted; and the types of services provided. The reports must also include information on the outcomes achieved, such as jobs created or retained, private capital invested, and return on the investment of state and federal dollars.
(6)(a) Subject to the availability of amounts appropriated for this specific purpose, by December 1, 2010, the center, in conjunction with the department of commerce, must prepare and present to the governor and appropriate legislative committees a specific, actionable plan to increase access to capital and technical assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs beginning with the 2011-2013 biennium. In developing the plan, the center and the department may consult with the Washington state microenterprise association, and with other government, nonprofit, and private organizations as necessary. The plan must identify:
(i) Existing sources of capital and technical assistance for small businesses and entrepreneurs;
(ii) Critical gaps and barriers to availability of capital and delivery of technical assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs;
(iii) Workable solutions to filling the gaps and removing barriers identified in (a)(ii) of this subsection; and
(iv) The financial resources and statutory changes necessary to put the plan into effect beginning with the 2011-2013 biennium.
(b) With respect to increasing access to capital, the plan must identify specific, feasible sources of capital and practical mechanisms for expanding access to it.
(c) The center and the department must include, within the analysis and recommendations in (a) of this subsection, any specific gaps, barriers, and solutions related to rural and low-income communities and small manufacturers interested in exporting.

NOTES:

Effective date2012 c 229 §§ 101, 117, 401, 402, 501 through 594, 601 through 609, 701 through 708, 801 through 821, 902, and 904: See note following RCW 28B.77.005.
FindingsIntent2010 c 165: See note following RCW 43.330.060.
Conflict with federal requirements2009 c 486: "If any part of this act is found to be in conflict with federal requirements that are a prescribed condition to the allocation of federal funds to the state, the conflicting part of this act is inoperative solely to the extent of the conflict and with respect to the agencies directly affected, and this finding does not affect the operation of the remainder of this act in its application to the agencies concerned. Rules adopted under this act must meet federal requirements, including guidelines set by the United States small business administration, that are a necessary condition to the receipt of federal funds by the state." [ 2009 c 486 § 4.]
Intent2009 c 486: "In addition to providing integrated, tailored management and technical assistance services to Washington small businesses, the legislature intends that the state shall further support them by developing procurement policies, procedures, and materials that encourage and facilitate state agency purchase of products and services from Washington small businesses." [ 2009 c 486 § 5.]



Business assistance account.

The business assistance account is created in the custody of the state treasurer. Expenditures from the account may be used only for the expansion of business assistance services delivered by the small business development center created in RCW 28B.30.530. Only the administrator of the center or the administrator's designee may authorize expenditures from the account. The account is subject to allotment procedures under chapter 43.88 RCW, but an appropriation is not required for expenditures.

NOTES:

Conflict with federal requirementsIntent2009 c 486: See notes following RCW 28B.30.530.



Construction of RCW 28B.30.530Conflict with federal requirements.

If any part of RCW 28B.30.530 is found to be in conflict with federal requirements which are a prescribed condition to the allocation of federal funds to the state, the conflicting part of RCW 28B.30.530 is hereby declared to be inoperative solely to the extent of the conflict and with respect to the agencies directly affected, and such finding or determination shall not affect the operation of the remainder of RCW 28B.30.530 in its application to the agencies concerned.



International marketing program for agricultural commodities and trade (IMPACT) center createdPrimary functions.

There is created an international marketing program for agricultural commodities and trade (IMPACT) center at Washington State University.
In carrying out each of its responsibilities under RCW 28B.30.537, the primary functions of the center shall be: Providing practical solutions to marketing-related problems; and developing and disseminating information which is directly applicable to the marketing of agricultural commodities and goods from this state in foreign countries or to introducing the production of commodities and goods in this state for marketing in foreign countries.

NOTES:

Effective date1985 c 39: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect June 30, 1985." [ 1985 c 39 § 10.]



IMPACT centerDuties.

The IMPACT center shall:
(1) Coordinate the teaching, research, and extension expertise of the college of agriculture and home economics at Washington State University to assist in:
(a) The design and development of information and strategies to expand the long-term international markets for Washington agricultural products; and
(b) The dissemination of such information and strategies to Washington exporters, overseas users, and public and private trade organizations;
(2) Research and identify current impediments to increased exports of Washington agricultural products, and determine methods of surmounting those impediments and opportunities for exporting new agricultural products and commodities to foreign markets;
(3) Prepare curricula to present and distribute information concerning international trade in agricultural commodities and products to students, exporters, international traders, and the public;
(4) Provide high-quality research and graduate education and professional nondegree training in international trade in agricultural commodities in cooperation with other existing programs;
(5) Ensure that activities of the center adequately reflect the objectives for the state's agricultural market development programs established by the department of agriculture as the lead state agency for such programs under chapter 43.23 RCW; and
(6) Link itself through cooperative agreements with the center for international trade in forest products at the University of Washington, the state department of agriculture, the *department of community, trade, and economic development, Washington's agriculture businesses and associations, and other state agency data collection, processing, and dissemination efforts.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: The "department of community, trade, and economic development" was renamed the "department of commerce" by 2009 c 565.
Effective date1985 c 39: See note following RCW 28B.30.535.



IMPACT centerDirector.

The IMPACT center shall be administered by a director appointed by the dean of the college of agriculture and home economics of Washington State University.

NOTES:

Effective date1985 c 39: See note following RCW 28B.30.535.



IMPACT centerUse of research and servicesFees.

The governor, the legislature, state agencies, and the public may use the IMPACT center's trade policy research and advisory services as may be needed. The IMPACT center shall establish a schedule of fees for actual services rendered.

NOTES:

Effective date1985 c 39: See note following RCW 28B.30.535.



IMPACT centerContributions and support.

The IMPACT center shall aggressively solicit financial contributions and support from nonstate sources, including the agricultural industries and producer organizations and individuals, to help fund its research and education programs, and shall use previously appropriated funds of Washington State University and existing resources as much as is possible to further the center's activities.

NOTES:

Effective date1985 c 39: See note following RCW 28B.30.535.



Puget Sound water quality field agents programDefinitions.

As used in RCW 28B.30.630 through 28B.30.638 the following definitions apply:
(1) "Sea grant" means the Washington state sea grant program.
(2) "Cooperative extension" means the cooperative extension service of Washington State University.



Puget Sound water quality field agents programLocal field agents.

(1) The sea grant and cooperative extension shall jointly administer a program to provide field agents to work with local governments, property owners, and the general public to increase the propagation of shellfish, and to address Puget Sound water quality problems within Kitsap, Mason, and Jefferson counties that may limit shellfish propagation potential. The sea grant and cooperative extension shall each make available the services of no less than two agents within these counties for the purposes of this section.
(2) The responsibilities of the field agents shall include but not be limited to the following:
(a) Provide technical assistance to property owners, marine industry owners and operators, and others, regarding methods and practices to address nonpoint and point sources of pollution of Puget Sound;
(b) Provide technical assistance to address water quality problems limiting opportunities for enhancing the recreational harvest of shellfish;
(c) Provide technical assistance in the management and increased production of shellfish to facility operators or to those interested in establishing an operation;
(d) Assist local governments to develop and implement education and public involvement activities related to Puget Sound water quality;
(e) Assist in coordinating local water quality programs with regionwide and statewide programs;
(f) Provide information and assistance to local watershed committees.
(3) The sea grant and cooperative extension shall mutually coordinate their field agent activities to avoid duplicative efforts and to ensure that the full range of responsibilities under RCW 28B.30.632 through * 28B.30.636 are carried out. They shall consult with the Puget Sound partnership, created in RCW 90.71.210, and ensure consistency with any of the Puget Sound partnership's water quality management plans.
(4) Recognizing the special expertise of both agencies, the sea grant and cooperative extension shall cooperate to divide their activities as follows:
(a) Sea grant shall have primary responsibility to address water quality issues related to activities within Puget Sound, and to provide assistance regarding the management and improvement of shellfish production; and
(b) Cooperative extension shall have primary responsibility to address upland and freshwater activities affecting Puget Sound water quality and associated watersheds.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: RCW 28B.30.636 was repealed by 1998 c 245 § 176.
Effective date2007 c 341: See RCW 90.71.907.



Puget Sound water quality field agents programMatching requirements.

Sea grant and cooperative extension shall require a match from nonstate sources of at least twenty-five percent of the cost of the services provided, and not exceeding fifty percent of the cost. The match may be either monetary compensation or in-kind services, such as the provision for office space or clerical support. Only direct costs of providing the services, excluding costs of administrative overhead, may be included in the estimate of costs.



Puget Sound water quality field agents programCaptions not law.

Captions as used in RCW 28B.30.630 through 28B.30.638 constitute no part of the law.



Climate and rural energy development centerDefinitions.

The definitions in this section apply throughout RCW 28B.30.642 and 28B.30.644 unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Center" means the Washington climate and rural energy development center.
(2) "Clean energy activities" means: (a) Activities related to renewable resources including electricity generation facilities fueled by water, wind, solar energy, geothermal energy, landfill gas, or bioenergy; (b) programs and industries promoting research, development, or commercialization of fuel cells and qualified alternative energy resources as defined in RCW 19.29A.090; (c) energy efficiency measures or technologies; and (d) technologies designed to significantly reduce the use of or emissions from motor vehicle fuels.
(3) "Climate change" means a change of climate attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere.

NOTES:

Findings2002 c 250: "The legislature makes the following findings:
(1) A vast and growing body of research and information about changes to our global, national, and regional climates is being produced by a variety of sources.
(2) Much of this research and information holds important value in helping scientists, citizens, businesses, and public policymakers understand how Washington may be affected by these changes.
(3) It is in the public interest to support efforts to promote discussion and understanding of the potential effects of climate change on Washington's water supply, agriculture, natural resources, coastal infrastructure, public health, and economy, and to encourage the formulation of sound recommendations for avoiding, mitigating, and responding to those effects.
(4) The state should support the establishment of a central clearinghouse to serve as an impartial, unbiased source of credible and reliable information about climate change for the public." [ 2002 c 250 § 1.]
Effective date2002 c 250: "This act takes effect July 1, 2002." [ 2002 c 250 § 6.]



Climate and rural energy development centerAuthorized.

The legislature authorizes the establishment of the Washington climate and rural energy development center in the Washington State University energy program to serve as a central, nonregulatory clearinghouse of credible and reliable information addressing various aspects of climate change and clean energy activities.

NOTES:

FindingsEffective date2002 c 250: See notes following RCW 28B.30.640.



Climate and rural energy development centerFunding.

The center shall be funded through grants, and voluntary monetary and in-kind contributions.

NOTES:

FindingsEffective date2002 c 250: See notes following RCW 28B.30.640.



Construction, remodeling, improvement, financing through bonds, authorized.

The board of regents of Washington State University is empowered, in accordance with the provisions of RCW 28B.30.700 through 28B.30.780, to provide for the construction, completion, reconstruction, remodeling, rehabilitation and improvement of buildings and facilities authorized by the legislature for the use of the university and to finance the payment thereof by bonds payable out of a special fund from revenues hereafter derived from the payment of building fees, gifts, bequests or grants, and such additional funds as the legislature may provide.



Definitions.

The following terms, whenever used or referred to in RCW 28B.30.700 through 28B.30.780, shall have the following meaning, excepting in those instances where the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(1) The word "board" means the board of regents of Washington State University.
(2) The words "building fees" mean the building fees charged students registering at the university, but shall not mean special tuition or other fees charged such students or fees, charges, rentals, and other income derived from any or all revenue-producing lands, buildings, and facilities of the university, heretofore or hereafter acquired, constructed or installed, including but not limited to income from rooms, dormitories, dining rooms, hospitals, infirmaries, housing or student activity buildings, vehicular parking facilities, land or the appurtenances thereon.
(3) The words "bond retirement fund" mean the special fund created by RCW 28B.30.700 through 28B.30.780, to be known as the Washington State University bond retirement fund.
(4) The word "bonds" means the bonds payable out of the bond retirement fund.
(5) The word "projects" means the construction, completion, reconstruction, remodeling, rehabilitation, or improvement of any building or other facility of the university authorized by the legislature at any time and to be financed by the issuance and sale of bonds.

NOTES:

Revenue bonds for construction of buildings and acquisition of facilities: RCW 28B.10.300 through 28B.10.330.



Contracts, issuance of evidences of indebtedness, bonds, acceptance of grants.

In addition to the powers conferred under existing law, the board is authorized and shall have the power:
(1) To contract for the construction, completion, reconstruction, remodeling, rehabilitation and improvement of such buildings or other facilities of the university as are or may be authorized by the legislature.
(2) To finance the same by the issuance of bonds secured by the pledge of any or all of the revenues and receipts of the bond retirement fund.
(3) Without limitation of the foregoing, to accept grants from the United States government, or any federal or state agency or instrumentality, or any public or private corporation, association, or person to aid in defraying the costs of any such projects.



BondsIssuance, sale, form, term, interestCovenantsUse of proceeds.

For the purpose of financing the cost of any projects, the board is hereby authorized to adopt the resolution or resolutions and prepare all other documents necessary for the issuance, sale and delivery of the bonds or any part thereof at such time or times as it shall deem necessary and advisable. Said bonds:
(1) Shall not constitute
(a) An obligation, either general or special, of the state; or
(b) A general obligation of Washington State University or of the board;
(2) Shall be
(a) Either registered or in coupon form; and
(b) Issued in denominations of not less than one hundred dollars; and
(c) Fully negotiable instruments under the laws of this state; and
(d) Signed on behalf of the university by the president of the board, attested by the secretary or the treasurer of the board, have the seal of the university impressed thereon or a facsimile of such seal printed or lithographed in the bottom border thereof, and the coupons attached thereto shall be signed with the facsimile signatures of such president and secretary;
(3) Shall state
(a) The date of issue; and
(b) The series of the issue and be consecutively numbered within the series; and
(c) That, except as otherwise provided in subsection (8)(e) of this section, the bond is payable both principal and interest solely out of the bond retirement fund;
(4) Each series of bonds shall bear interest, payable either annually or semiannually, as the board may determine;
(5) Shall be payable both principal and interest out of the bond retirement fund;
(6) Shall be payable at such times over a period of not to exceed forty years from date of issuance, at such place or places, and with such reserved rights of prior redemption, as the board may prescribe;
(7) Shall be sold in such manner and at such price as the board may prescribe;
(8) Shall be issued under and subject to such terms, conditions and covenants providing for the payment of the principal thereof and interest thereon and such other terms, conditions, covenants and protective provisions safeguarding such payment, not inconsistent with RCW 28B.30.700 through 28B.30.780, and as found to be necessary by the board for the most advantageous sale thereof, which may include but not be limited to:
(a) A covenant that the building fees shall be established, maintained and collected in such amounts that will provide money sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on all bonds payable out of the bond retirement account, to set aside and maintain the reserves required to secure the payment of such principal and interest, and to maintain any coverage which may be required over such principal and interest;
(b) A covenant that a reserve account shall be created in the bond retirement fund to secure the payment of the principal of and interest on all bonds issued and a provision made that certain amounts be set aside and maintained therein;
(c) A covenant that sufficient moneys may be transferred from the Washington State University building account to the bond retirement account when ordered by the board of regents in the event there is ever an insufficient amount of money in the bond retirement account to pay any installment of interest or principal and interest coming due on the bonds or any of them;
(d) A covenant fixing conditions under which bonds on a parity with any bonds outstanding may be issued;
(e) A covenant to obligate, to pay the principal of or interest on the bonds, all or a component of the fees and revenues of Washington State University that are not subject to appropriation by the legislature and that do not constitute general state revenues as defined in Article VIII, section 1 of the state Constitution or general state revenues for the purpose of calculating statutory limits on state indebtedness pursuant to *RCW 39.42.060.
The proceeds of the sale of all bonds issued in accordance with this chapter shall be used solely for paying the costs of the projects, including costs of issuance and other financing costs. The Washington State University building account shall be credited with the investment income derived pursuant to RCW 43.84.080 on the investable balances of scientific permanent fund and agricultural permanent fund, less the allocation to the state treasurer's service fund pursuant to RCW 43.08.190.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: RCW 39.42.060 was repealed by 2009 c 500 § 13.
Severability2002 c 238: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 2002 c 238 § 307.]
Effective date2002 c 238: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately [March 28, 2002]." [ 2002 c 238 § 308.]
Effective datesSeverability1991 sp.s. c 13: See notes following RCW 18.08.240.
Purpose1970 ex.s. c 56: See note following RCW 39.52.020.
ValidationSavingSeverability1969 ex.s. c 232: See notes following RCW 39.52.020.



Washington State University bond retirement fundCompositionPledge of building fees.

For the purpose of paying and securing the payment of the principal of and interest on the bonds as the same shall become due, there is created in the custody of the state treasurer a special trust fund to be known as the Washington State University bond retirement fund. An appropriation is not required for expenditures from the fund. There shall be paid into the fund, the following:
(1) One-half of such building fees as the board may from time to time determine, or such larger portion as may be necessary to prevent default in the payments required to be made out of the bond retirement fund;
(2) Any grants which may be made, or may become available, for the purpose of furthering the construction of any authorized projects, or for the repayment of the costs thereof;
(3) Such additional funds as the legislature may provide.
While any bonds issued in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or any interest thereon remain unpaid, the bond retirement fund shall be available solely for the payment thereof except as provided in RCW 28B.30.750(5). As a part of the contract of sale of such bonds, the board shall undertake to charge and collect building fees and to deposit the portion of such fees in the bond retirement fund in amounts which will be sufficient to pay the principal of, and interest on all such bonds outstanding.



Washington State University bond retirement fundDisposition of certain revenues from scientific school lands.

All moneys received from the lease or rental of lands set apart by the enabling act for a scientific school; all interest or income arising from the proceeds of the sale of such lands or of the timber, fallen timber, stone, gravel or other valuable material thereon, except for investment income derived pursuant to RCW 43.84.080 and, less the allocation to the state investment board expense account pursuant to RCW 43.33A.160; and all moneys received as interest on deferred payments on contracts for the sale of such lands shall be deposited in the "Washington State University bond retirement fund" to be expended for the purposes set forth in RCW 28B.30.740.

NOTES:

Effective datesSeverability1991 sp.s. c 13: See notes following RCW 18.08.240.



Washington State University bond retirement fundDisposition of certain revenues from agricultural college lands.

Whenever federal law shall permit all moneys received from the lease or rental of lands set apart by the enabling act for an agricultural college, all interest or income arising from the proceeds of the sale of such lands or of the timber, fallen timber, stone, gravel or other valuable material thereon, except for investment income derived pursuant to RCW 43.84.080 and, less the allocation to the state investment board expense account pursuant to RCW 43.33A.160; and all moneys received as interest on deferred payments on contracts for the sale of such lands shall be deposited in the Washington State University bond retirement fund to be expended for the purposes set forth in RCW 28B.30.740.

NOTES:

Effective datesSeverability1991 sp.s. c 13: See notes following RCW 18.08.240.



Development of curriculum for pharmacy students on suicide assessment, treatment, and managementWork group.

See RCW 28B.20.746.



Additional powers of boardIssuance of bonds, investments, transfer of funds, etc.

The board is hereby empowered:
(1) To reserve the right to issue bonds later on a parity with any bonds being issued;
(2) To authorize the investing of moneys in the bond retirement fund and any reserve account therein;
(3) To authorize the transfer of money from the Washington State University building account to the bond retirement fund when necessary to prevent a default in the payments required to be made out of such fund;
(4) To create a reserve account or accounts in the bond retirement fund to secure the payment of the principal of and interest on any bonds;
(5) To authorize the transfer to the Washington State University building account of any money on deposit in the bond retirement fund in excess of debt service for a period of three years from the date of such transfer on all outstanding bonds payable out of such fund. However, during the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, the legislature may transfer to the Washington State University building account moneys that are in excess of the debt service due within the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium from the date of such transfer on all outstanding bonds payable out of the bond retirement fund. However, during the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium, the legislature may transfer to the Washington State University building account moneys that are in excess of the debt service due within the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium from the date of such transfer on all outstanding bonds payable out of the bond retirement fund.

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 413: See note following RCW 28B.15.210.
Effective date2018 c 2: See note following RCW 28B.10.027.
Effective date2015 3rd sp.s. c 3: See note following RCW 43.160.080.
Effective date2013 2nd sp.s. c 19: See note following RCW 43.34.080.
Effective date2011 1st sp.s. c 48: See note following RCW 39.35B.050.
Effective date2010 1st sp.s. c 36: See note following RCW 43.155.050.



Refunding bonds.

The board is hereby empowered to issue refunding bonds to provide funds to refund any or all outstanding bonds payable from the bond retirement fund and to pay any redemption premium payable on such outstanding bonds being refunded. Such refunding bonds may be issued in the manner and on terms and conditions and with the covenants permitted by RCW 28B.30.700 through 28B.30.780 for the issuance of bonds. The refunding bonds shall be payable out of the bond retirement fund and shall not constitute an obligation either general or special, of the state or a general obligation of Washington State University or the board. The board may exchange the refunding bonds at par for the bonds which are being refunded or may sell them in such manner, at such price and at such rate or rates of interest as it deems for the best interest of the university.

NOTES:

Purpose1970 ex.s. c 56: See note following RCW 39.52.020.
ValidationSavingSeverability1969 ex.s. c 232: See notes following RCW 39.52.020.



Bonds not general obligationsLegislature may provide additional means of payment.

The bonds authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of RCW 28B.30.700 through 28B.30.780 shall not be general obligations of the state of Washington, but shall be limited obligation bonds payable only from the special fund created for their payment. The legislature may provide additional means for raising money for the payment of interest and principal of said bonds. RCW 28B.30.700 through 28B.30.780 shall not be deemed to provide an exclusive method for such payment. The power given to the legislature by this section to provide additional means for raising money is permissive, and shall not in any way be construed as a pledge of the general credit of the state of Washington.



Other laws not repealed or limited.

RCW 28B.30.700 through 28B.30.780 is concurrent with other legislation with reference to providing funds for the construction of buildings at Washington State University, and is not to be construed as repealing or limiting any existing provision of law with reference thereto.



Acquisition, construction, equipping and betterment of lands, buildings and facilities at universities and The Evergreen State College.

See RCW 28B.10.300 through 28B.10.330.



Dairy/forage and agricultural research facilityRainier school farmRevolving fundLease of herd, lands, authorized.

(1) Washington State University shall establish and operate a dairy/forage and agricultural research facility at the Rainier school farm.
(2) Local funds generated through operation of this facility shall be managed in a revolving fund, established herewith, by the university. This fund shall consist of all moneys received in connection with the operation of the facility and any moneys appropriated to the fund by law. Disbursements from the revolving fund shall be on authorization of the president of the university or the president's designee. In order to maintain an effective expenditure and revenue control, this fund, to be known as the dairy/forage facility revolving fund, shall be subject in all respects to chapter 43.88 RCW, but no appropriation is required to permit expenditures and payment of obligations from the fund.
(3) In the event state funding is not sufficient to operate the dairy cattle herd, the university is authorized to lease the herd, together with the land necessary to maintain the same, for such period and upon such terms as the university board of regents shall deem proper.

NOTES:

Effective dateSavingsLiabilities, rights, actions, contracts1981 c 238: See notes following RCW 72.01.140.



Transfer of energy education, applied research, and technology transfer programs from state energy office.

(1) All powers, duties, and functions of the state energy office under RCW 43.21F.045 relating to implementing energy education, applied research, and technology transfer programs shall be transferred to Washington State University.
(2) The specific programs transferred to Washington State University shall include but not be limited to the following: Renewable energy, energy software, industrial energy efficiency, education and information, energy ideas clearinghouse, and telecommunications.
(3)(a) All reports, documents, surveys, books, records, files, papers, or written material in the possession of the state energy office pertaining to the powers, functions, and duties transferred shall be delivered to the custody of Washington State University. All cabinets, furniture, office equipment, software, database, motor vehicles, and other tangible property employed by the state energy office in carrying out the powers, functions, and duties transferred shall be made available to Washington State University.
(b) Any appropriations made to, any other funds provided to, or any grants made to or contracts with the state energy office for carrying out the powers, functions, and duties transferred shall, on July 1, 1996, be transferred and credited to Washington State University.
(c) Whenever any question arises as to the transfer of any funds, books, documents, records, papers, files, software, database, equipment, or other tangible property used or held in the exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties and functions transferred, an arbitrator mutually agreed upon by the parties in dispute shall make a determination as to the proper allocation and certify the same to the state agencies concerned.
(d) All rules and all pending business before the state energy office pertaining to the powers, functions, and duties transferred shall be continued and acted upon by Washington State University. All existing contracts, grants, and obligations, excluding personnel contracts and obligations, shall remain in full force and shall be assigned to and performed by Washington State University.
(e) The transfer of the powers, duties, and functions of the state energy office does not affect the validity of any act performed before July 1, 1996.
(f) If apportionments of budgeted funds are required because of the transfers directed by this section, the director of the office of financial management shall certify the apportionments to the agencies affected, the state auditor, and the state treasurer. Each of these shall make the appropriate transfer and adjustments in funds and appropriation.
(4) Washington State University shall enter into an interagency agreement with the *department of community, trade, and economic development regarding the relationship between policy development and public outreach. The *department of community, trade, and economic development shall provide Washington State University available existing and future oil overcharge restitution and federal energy block funding for a minimum period of five years to carry out energy programs. Nothing in chapter 186, Laws of 1996 prohibits Washington State University from seeking grant funding for energy-related programs directly from other entities.
(5) Washington State University shall select and appoint existing state energy office employees to positions to perform the duties and functions transferred. Employees appointed by Washington State University are exempt from the provisions of chapter 41.06 RCW unless otherwise designated by the institution. Any future vacant or new positions will be filled using Washington State University's standard hiring procedures.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: The "department of community, trade, and economic development" was renamed the "department of commerce" by 2009 c 565.
FindingsIntentPart headings not lawEffective date1996 c 186: See notes following RCW 43.330.904.



Establishment of administrative units to coordinate energy education or energy program delivery programs.

In addition to the powers and duties transferred, Washington State University shall have the authority to establish administrative units as may be necessary to coordinate either energy education or energy program delivery programs, or both, and to revise, restructure, redirect, or eliminate programs transferred to Washington State University based on available funding or to better serve the people and businesses of Washington state.

NOTES:

FindingsIntentPart headings not lawEffective date1996 c 186: See notes following RCW 43.330.904.



Lind dryland research unitIncome from leased property.

(1) The Washington state treasury has been named a devisee of certain property pursuant to a will executed by Cleora Neare on July 14, 1982. Under *RCW 79.01.612, property that has been devised to the state is to be managed and controlled by the department of natural resources. The legislature hereby finds that it is in the best interest of the state to transfer part of the real property devised to the state under the will to Washington State University for use in conjunction with the Washington State University Lind dryland research unit located in Adams county and sell the remaining property for the benefit of the common schools.
(2) Washington State University is hereby granted ownership, management, and control of the real property legally described as all of Section 6, and the west half of Section 5, Township 17, Range 34 East E.W.M., Adams county, Washington, upon close of probate, or sooner if the property can be transferred without cost, other than costs properly allocated to the state as devisee under probate, to Washington State University.
Upon transfer of this property, the parcel shall become part of the Washington State University Lind dryland research unit. Any and all lease income derived from current leases on the property shall be deposited in a dedicated Washington State University local account for the benefit of the Lind dryland research unit.
(3) The department of natural resources shall sell the real property legally described as lots 28 and 29, block 10, Neilson Brothers plat, City of Lind, Adams county and the proceeds of the sale shall be deposited into the permanent common school fund.

NOTES:

*Reviser's note: RCW 79.01.612 was recodified as RCW 79.10.030 pursuant to 2003 c 334 § 555.



Washington State University extension energy programPlant operations support program.

(1) The Washington State University extension energy program shall provide information, technical assistance, and consultation on physical plant operation, maintenance, and construction issues to state and local governments, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations through its plant operations support program. The Washington State University extension energy program may not enter into facilities design or construction contracts on behalf of state or local government agencies, tribal governments, or nonprofit organizations. The plant operations support program created in this section must be funded by voluntary subscription charges, service fees, and other funding acquired by or provided to Washington State University for such purposes.
(2) Subject to the availability of amounts appropriated for this specific purpose through the 2023-2025 biennium, the Washington State University extension energy program must establish and administer a technical assistance and education program focused on the use of alternative fuel vehicles. Education and assistance may be provided to public agencies, including local governments and other state political subdivisions.

NOTES:

FindingsIntent2019 c 287: "The legislature finds that increasing the rate of adoption of electric vehicles and vessels and other clean alternative fuel vehicles will help to reduce harmful air pollution from exhaust emissions, including greenhouse gas emissions, in the state. The legislature also finds that an increased reliance on greener transit options will help to further reduce harmful air pollution from exhaust emissions. The legislature further finds that support for clean alternative fuel infrastructure can help to increase adoption of green transportation in the state, as noted in a 2015 joint transportation committee report. It is therefore the legislature's intent to drive green vehicle and vessel adoption and increased green transit use by: (1) Establishing and extending tax incentive programs for alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure, including for commercial vehicles; (2) providing funding for a capital grant program to assist transit authorities in reducing the carbon output of their fleets; (3) increasing public and private electric utilities' ability to invest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure; (4) establishing a technical assistance program for public agencies within the Washington State University's energy program; (5) funding a pilot program to test methods for facilitating access to alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure by low-income residents of the state; (6) funding a study to examine opportunities to provide financing assistance to lower-income residents of the state who would like to purchase an electric vehicle; and (7) establishing a tax incentive program for certain electric vessels." [ 2019 c 287 § 1.]
Effective date2019 c 287: See note following RCW 82.29A.125.