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

Terms Used In Washington Code 15.44.010

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes any individual, firm, corporation, trust, association, cooperative, copartnership, society, any other organization of individuals, and any other business unit, device, or arrangement. See Washington Code 15.04.010
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
(1) “Commission” means the Washington state dairy products commission.
(2) “Current level of assessment” means the level of assessment paid by the producer as set by the commission which cannot exceed the maximum authorized assessment rate.
(3) “Dealer” means a person doing business in the state of Washington who handles, ships, buys, and sells dairy products, or who acts as sales or purchasing agent, broker, or factor of dairy products.
(4) “Handler” means a person doing business in the state of Washington who purchases milk, cream, or skimmed milk for processing, manufacturing, sale, or distribution.
(5) “Mail” or “send” for purposes of any notice relating to rule making, referenda, or elections means regular mail or electronic distribution, as provided in RCW 34.05.260 for rule making. “Electronic distribution” or “electronically” means distribution by electronic mail or facsimile mail.
(6) “Maximum authorized assessment rate” means the level of assessment most recently approved by a referendum of producers.
(7) “Person” means an individual, firm, corporation, limited liability company, trust, association, partnership, society, or any other organization of individuals, or any unit or agency of local, state, or federal government.
(8) “Processor” means a person doing business in the state of Washington who uses milk or cream for canning, drying, manufacturing, preparing, or packaging or for use in producing or manufacturing any product therefrom.
(9) “Producer” means a person doing business in the state of Washington who produces milk from cows and sells it for human or animal food, or medicinal or industrial uses.
(10) “Ship” means to deliver or consign milk or cream to a person dealing in, processing, distributing, or manufacturing dairy products for sale, for human consumption, or industrial or medicinal uses.


Reviser’s note: The definitions in this section have been alphabetized pursuant to RCW 1.08.015(2)(k).
Effective dates2002 c 313: See note following RCW 15.65.020.
Severability1979 ex.s. c 238: “If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.” [ 1979 ex.s. c 238 § 27.]