The fish and wildlife commission consists of nine registered voters of the state. In January of each odd-numbered year, the governor shall appoint with the advice and consent of the senate three registered voters to the commission to serve for terms of six years from that January or until their successors are appointed and qualified. If a vacancy occurs on the commission prior to the expiration of a term, the governor shall appoint a registered voter within sixty days to complete the term. Three members shall be residents of that portion of the state lying east of the summit of the Cascade mountains, and three shall be residents of that portion of the state lying west of the summit of the Cascade mountains. Three additional members shall be appointed at large. No two members may be residents of the same county. The legal office of the commission is at the administrative office of the department in Olympia.
Effective date—1993 sp.s. c 2 §§ 7, 60, 80, and 82-100:
See RCW 77.105.900
Legislative findings and intent—1987 c 506:
See note following RCW 77.04.020
Effective date—Intent, construction—Savings—Severability—1980 c 78:
See notes following RCW 77.04.010