The legislature finds that *chapter 42.17
RCW contains laws relating to several discrete subjects. Therefore, the purpose of chapter 274, Laws of 2005 is to recodify some of those laws and create a new chapter in the Revised Code of Washington that contains laws pertaining to public records.
Provisions in chapter 42.17
RCW relating to public records were recodified in chapter 42.56
RCW by 2005 c 274, effective July 1, 2006. Provisions in chapter 42.17
RCW relating to campaign disclosure and contribution were recodified in chapter 42.17A
RCW by 2010 c 204, effective January 1, 2012.