Colony established — Who may be admitted.
There is hereby established what shall be known as the "Colony of the State Soldiers' Home." All of the following persons who reside within the limits of Orting school district and have been actual bona fide residents of this state at the time of their application and who have personal property of less than one thousand five hundred dollars and/or a monthly income insufficient to meet their needs outside of residence in such colony and soldiers' home as determined by standards of the department of veterans' affairs, may be admitted to membership in said colony under such rules and regulations as may be adopted by the department.
(1) All honorably discharged veterans who have served in the armed forces of the United States during wartime, members of the state militia disabled while in the line of duty, and their respective spouses or domestic partners with whom they have lived for three years prior to application for membership in said colony. Also, the spouse or domestic partner of any such veteran or disabled member of the state militia is eligible for membership in said colony, if such spouse or such domestic partner is the surviving spouse or surviving domestic partner of a veteran who was a member of a soldiers' home or colony in this state or entitled to admission thereto at the time of death: PROVIDED, That such veterans and members of the state militia shall, while they are members of said colony, be living with their said spouses or said domestic partners.
(2) The spouses or domestic partners of all veterans who were members of a soldiers' home or colony in this state or entitled to admission thereto at the time of death, and the spouses or domestic partners of all veterans who would have been entitled to admission to a soldiers' home or colony in this state at the time of death but for the fact that they were not indigent and unable to support themselves and families, which spouses or domestic partners have since the death of their said spouses or domestic partners become indigent and unable to earn a support for themselves: PROVIDED, That such spouses or such domestic partners are not less than fifty years of age and have not been married or in a domestic partnership since the decease of their said spouses or said domestic partners to any person not a member of a soldiers' home or colony in this state or entitled to admission thereto. Any resident of said colony may be admitted to the state soldiers' home for temporary care when requiring treatment.
[2008 c 6 § 504; 1977 ex.s. c 186 § 2. Prior: 1973 1st ex.s. c 154 § 102; 1973 c 101 § 1; 1959 c 235 § 1; 1959 c 28 § 72.36.040; prior: 1947 c 190 § 1; 1925 ex.s. c 74 § 1; 1915 c 106 § 2; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 10730.]
| Part headings not law -- Severability -- 2008 c 6: See RCW 26.60.900 and 26.60.901.|
Severability -- 1977 ex.s. c 186: See note following RCW 72.36.030.