Fair fund — Created — Treasurer's transfer — Purpose.
The fair fund is created in the custody of the state treasury. All moneys received by the department of agriculture for the purposes of this fund and from RCW 67.16.105(7) shall be deposited into the fund. At the beginning of fiscal year 2002 and each fiscal year thereafter, the state treasurer shall transfer into the fair fund from the general fund the sum of two million dollars, except for fiscal year 2011 the state treasurer shall transfer into the fair fund from the general fund the sum of one million one hundred three thousand dollars, and except during fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013 the state treasurer shall transfer into the fair fund from the general fund the sum of one million seven hundred fifty thousand dollars each fiscal year. Expenditures from the fund may be used only for assisting fairs in the manner provided in this chapter. Only the director of agriculture or the director's designee may authorize expenditures from the fund. The fund is subject to allotment procedures under chapter 43.88 RCW, but no appropriation is required for expenditures.
[2011 1st sp.s. c 50 § 926; 2011 c 103 § 10; 2010 1st sp.s. c 37 § 912; 2001 2nd sp.s. c 16 § 1; 1998 c 345 § 2.]
| Effective dates -- 2011 1st sp.s. c 50: "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 [June 15, 2011], except for section 951 of this act which takes effect June 30, 2011." [2011 1st sp.s. c 50 § 1802.]|
Purpose -- 2011 c 103: See note following RCW 15.26.120.
Effective date -- 2010 1st sp.s. c 37: See note following RCW 13.06.050.
Severability -- Effective date -- Contingent effective date -- 1998 c 345: See notes following RCW 15.04.090.