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RCW 82.08.02805

Exemptions — Sales to qualifying blood, tissue, or blood and tissue banks.

(1) The tax levied by RCW 82.08.020 does not apply to the sale of medical supplies, chemicals, or materials to a qualifying blood bank, a qualifying tissue bank, or a qualifying blood and tissue bank. The exemption in this section does not apply to the sale of construction materials, office equipment, building equipment, administrative supplies, or vehicles.

     (2) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

     (a) "Medical supplies" means any item of tangible personal property, including any repair and replacement parts for such tangible personal property, used by a qualifying blood bank, a qualifying tissue bank, or a qualifying blood and tissue bank for the purpose of performing research on, procuring, testing, processing, storing, packaging, distributing, or using blood, bone, or tissue. The term includes tangible personal property used to:

     (i) Provide preparatory treatment of blood, bone, or tissue;

     (ii) Control, guide, measure, tune, verify, align, regulate, test, or physically support blood, bone, or tissue; and

     (iii) Protect the health and safety of employees or others present during research on, procuring, testing, processing, storing, packaging, distributing, or using blood, bone, or tissue.

     (b) "Chemical" means any catalyst, solvent, water, acid, oil, or other additive that physically or chemically interacts with blood, bone, or tissue.

     (c) "Materials" means any item of tangible personal property, including, but not limited to, bags, packs, collecting sets, filtering materials, testing reagents, antisera, and refrigerants used or consumed in performing research on, procuring, testing, processing, storing, packaging, distributing, or using blood, bone, or tissue.

     (d) "Research" means basic and applied research that has as its objective the design, development, refinement, testing, marketing, or commercialization of a product, service, or process.

     (e) The definitions in RCW 82.04.324 apply to this section.

[2004 c 82 § 2; 1995 2nd sp.s. c 9 § 4.]

Notes:

     Effective date -- 1995 2nd sp.s. c 9: See note following RCW 84.36.035.