The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "State registered domestic partners" means two adults who meet the requirements for a valid state registered domestic partnership as established by RCW 26.60.030 and who have been issued a certificate of state registered domestic partnership by the secretary.
(2) "Secretary" means the secretary of state's office.
(3) "Share a common residence" means inhabit the same residence. Two persons shall be considered to share a common residence even if:
(a) Only one of the domestic partners has legal ownership of the common residence;
(b) One or both domestic partners have additional residences not shared with the other domestic partner; or
(c) One domestic partner leaves the common residence with the intent to return.
[2007 c 156 § 2.]