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Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) "Special purpose district" means every municipal and quasi-municipal corporation other than counties, cities, and towns. Such special purpose districts shall include, but are not limited to, water-sewer districts, fire protection districts, port districts, public utility districts, county park and recreation service areas, flood control zone districts, diking districts, drainage improvement districts, and solid waste collection districts, but shall not include industrial development districts created by port districts, and shall not include local improvement districts, utility local improvement districts, and road improvement districts;
(2) "Governing authority" means the commission, council, or other body which directs the affairs of a special purpose district;
(3) "Inactive" means that a special purpose district, other than a public utility district, is characterized by either of the following criteria:
(a) Has not carried out any of the special purposes or functions for which it was formed within the preceding consecutive five-year period; or
(b) No election has been held for the purpose of electing a member of the governing body within the preceding consecutive seven-year period or, in those instances where members of the governing body are appointed and not elected, where no member of the governing body has been appointed within the preceding seven-year period.
A public utility district is inactive when it is characterized by both criteria (a) and (b) of this subsection.

NOTES:

Part headings not law1999 c 153: See note following RCW 57.04.050.
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