Disposition of state-owned land — Definitions — Notice.
(1) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this section unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(a) "Disposition" means sales, exchanges, or other actions resulting in a transfer of land ownership.
(b) "State agencies" includes:
(i) The department of natural resources established in chapter 43.30 RCW;
(ii) The department of fish and wildlife established in chapter 43.300 RCW;
(iii) The department of transportation established in chapter 47.01 RCW;
(iv) The parks and recreation commission established in chapter 79A.05 RCW; and
(v) The *department of general administration established in this chapter.
(2) State agencies proposing disposition of state-owned land must provide written notice of the proposed disposition to the legislative authorities of the counties, cities, and towns in which the land is located at least sixty days before entering into the disposition agreement.
(3) The requirements of this section are in addition and supplemental to other requirements of the laws of this state.
[2007 c 62 § 2.]
| *Reviser's note: The "department of general administration" was renamed the "department of enterprise services" by 2011 1st sp.s. c 43 § 107.|
Finding -- Intent -- 2007 c 62: "The legislature recognizes that state agencies dispose of state-owned lands when these lands cannot be advantageously used by the agency or when dispositions are beneficial to the public's interest. The legislature also recognizes that dispositions of state-owned land can create opportunities for counties, cities, and towns wishing to purchase or otherwise acquire the lands, and citizens wishing to enjoy the lands for recreational or other purposes. However, the legislature finds that absent a specific requirement obligating state agencies to notify affected local governments of proposed land dispositions, occasions for governmental acquisition and public enjoyment of certain lands can be permanently lost.
Therefore, the legislature intends to enact an express and supplemental requirement obligating state agencies to notify local governments of proposed land dispositions." [2007 c 62 § 1.]
Severability -- 2007 c 62: "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." [2007 c 62 § 13.]