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RCW 36.28A.060

Statewide first responder building mapping information system—Creation—Data must be available to law enforcement, military, and fire safety agencies—Standards—Public disclosure exemption.

(1) When funded, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall create and operate a statewide first responder building mapping information system.
(2) All state agencies and local governments must utilize building mapping software that complies with the building mapping software standards established under RCW 36.28A.070 for any building mapped for this purpose after the statewide first responder building mapping information system is operational. If, prior to creation of the statewide building mapping information system, a local government has utilized building mapping software standards established under RCW 36.28A.070, the local government may continue to use its own building mapping system unless the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs provides funding to bring the local government's system in compliance with the standards established under RCW 36.28A.070.
(3) All state and local government-owned buildings that are occupied by state or local government employees must be mapped when funding is provided by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, or from other sources. Nothing in chapter 102, Laws of 2003 requires any state agency or local government to map a building unless the entire cost of mapping the building is provided by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, or from other sources.
(4) Once the statewide first responder building mapping information system is operational, all state and local government buildings that are mapped must forward their building mapping information data to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs. All participating privately, federally, and tribally owned buildings may voluntarily forward their mapping and emergency information data to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs. The Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs may refuse any building mapping information that does not comply with the specifications described in RCW 36.28A.070.
(5) Consistent with the guidelines developed under RCW 36.28A.070, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall electronically make the building mapping information available to all state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies, the military department of Washington state, and fire departments.
(6) Consistent with the guidelines developed under RCW 36.28A.070, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall develop building mapping software standards that must be used to participate in the statewide first responder building mapping information system.
(7) The Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall pursue federal funds to:
(a) Create the statewide first responder building mapping information system; and
(b) Develop grants for the mapping of all state and local government buildings in the order determined under RCW 36.28A.070.
(8) All tactical and intelligence information provided to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs under chapter 102, Laws of 2003 is exempt from public disclosure as provided in RCW 42.56.240.
NOTES:
Intent2003 c 102: "The legislature recognizes the extreme dangers present when the safety of our citizens requires first responders such as police and firefighters to evacuate and secure a building. In an effort to prepare for responding to unintended disasters, criminal acts, and acts of terrorism, the legislature intends to create a statewide first responder building mapping information system that will provide all first responders with the information they need to be successful when disaster strikes. The first responder building mapping system in this act is to be developed for a limited and specific purpose and is in no way to be construed as imposing standards or system requirements on any other mapping systems developed and used for any other local government purposes." [ 2003 c 102 § 1.]
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