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RCW 77.36.010

Definitions.

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

     (1) "Claim" means an application to the department for compensation under this chapter.

     (2) "Commercial crop" means a horticultural or agricultural product, including the growing or harvested product. For the purposes of this chapter all parts of horticultural trees shall be considered a commercial crop and shall be eligible for claims.

     (3) "Compensation" means a cash payment, materials, or service.

     (4) "Damage" means economic losses caused by wildlife interactions.

     (5) "Immediate family member" means spouse, state registered domestic partner, brother, sister, grandparent, parent, child, or grandchild.

     (6) "Livestock" means cattle, sheep, and horses.

     (7) "Owner" means a person who has a legal right to commercial crops, livestock, or other property that was damaged during a wildlife interaction.

     (8) "Wildlife interaction" means the negative interaction and the resultant damage between wildlife and commercial crops, livestock, or other property.

[2013 c 329 § 1. Prior: 2009 c 521 § 184; 2009 c 333 § 54; 1996 c 54 § 2; (2001 c 274 § 2 expired June 30, 2004).]

Notes:

     Reviser's note: The definitions in this section have been alphabetized pursuant to RCW 1.08.015(2)(k).

     Effective date -- 2009 c 333 §§ 53-66: "Sections *53 through 66 of this act take effect July 1, 2010." [2009 c 333 § 69.]

     *Reviser's note: Section 53, chapter 333, Laws of 2009 was vetoed by the governor.

     Application -- 2009 c 333 §§ 53-66: "Sections *53 through 66 of this act apply prospectively only and not retroactively. Sections *53 through 66 of this act apply only to claims that arise on or after July 1, 2010. Claims under chapter 77.36 RCW that arise prior to July 1, 2010, must be adjudicated under chapter 77.36 RCW as it existed prior to July 1, 2010." [2009 c 333 § 67.]

     *Reviser's note: Section 53, chapter 333, Laws of 2009 was vetoed by the governor.

     Expiration date -- 2001 c 274 §§ 1-3: "The following expire June 30, 2004:

     (1) Section 1, chapter 274, Laws of 2001;

     (2) Section 2, chapter 274, Laws of 2001; and

     (3) Section 3, chapter 274, Laws of 2001." [2001 c 274 § 5.]

     Effective date -- 2001 c 274: "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 July 1, 2001." [2001 c 274 § 6.]