§ 9.18.080 Offender a competent witness.
§ 9.18.120 Suppression of competitive bidding.
§ 9.18.130 Collusion to prevent competitive bidding — Penalty.
§ 9.18.150 Agreements outside state.

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 9.18

  • Additional fire hazard: means a condition existing on any land in the state:
Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • assistance: means public aid to persons in need thereof for any cause, including services, medical care, assistance grants, disbursing orders, work relief, benefits under RCW Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Department: means the department of social and health services. See Washington Code 74.04.005
  • Department protected lands: means all lands subject to the forest protection assessment under RCW
  • Emergency fire costs: means those costs incurred or approved by the department for emergency forest fire suppression, including the employment of personnel, rental of equipment, and purchase of supplies over and above costs regularly budgeted and provided for nonemergency fire expenses for the biennium in which the costs occur. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Exploding target: means a device that is designed or marketed to ignite or explode when struck by firearm ammunition or other projectiles. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Forest debris: includes forest slash, chips, and any other vegetative residue resulting from activities on forestland. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Forest fire service: includes all wardens, rangers, and other persons employed especially for preventing or fighting forest fires. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Forest material: means forest slash, chips, timber, standing or down, or other vegetation. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Forestland: means any unimproved lands which have enough trees, standing or down, or flammable material, to constitute in the judgment of the department, a fire menace to life or property. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Incendiary ammunition: means ammunition that is designed to ignite or explode upon impact with or penetration of a target or designed to trace its course in the air with a trail of smoke, chemical incandescence, or fire. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Landowner operation: means every activity, and supporting activities, of a forest landowner and the landowner's agents, employees, or independent contractors or permittees in the management and use of forestland subject to the forest protection assessment under RCW Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • owner: means the owner or the person in possession of any public or private forestland. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Participating landowner: means an owner of forestland whose land is subject to the forest protection assessment under RCW
  • Sky lantern: means an unmanned self-contained luminary device that uses heated air produced by an open flame or produced by another source to become or remain airborne. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Slash: means organic forest debris such as tree tops, limbs, brush, and other dead flammable material remaining on forestland as a result of a landowner operation. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Suppression: means all activities involved in the containment and control of forest fires, including the patrolling thereof until such fires are extinguished or considered by the department to pose no further threat to life or property. See Washington Code 76.04.005
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.