State Laws Affecting Veterans (RCWs)

Revised Code of Washington

Title 1 -- General Provisions

  • RCW 1.16.050 "Legal holidays and legislatively recognized days."
  • RCW 1.20.017 Display of national league of families' POW/MIA flag.

Title 2 -- Courts of Record

Title 5 -- Evidence

  • RCW 5.40.020 Written finding of presumed death as prima facie evidence.
  • RCW 5.40.030 Proof of missing in action, capture by enemy, etc.

Title 6 -- Enforcement of Judgements

  • RCW 6.15.020 Pension money exempt -- Exceptions -- Transfer of spouse's interest in individual retirement account.
  • RCW 6.26.060Issuance of writ -- Notice -- Hearing -- Issuance without prior notice -- Forms for notice.
  • RCW 6.27.140 Form of returns under RCW 6.27.130

Title 9 -- Washington criminal code

Title 10 -- Criminal Procedure

Title 19 -- Business Regulations -- Miscellaneous

  • RCW 19.09.075 Charitable organizations -- Application for registration -- Contents -- Fee -- Veterans' affairs -- Notice, advice.
  • RCW 19.09.100 Conditions applicable to solicitations.

Title 26 -- Domestic Relations

  • RCW 26.19.045 Veterans' disability pensions, compensation for disability, and aid and attendant care payments.
  • RCW 26.19.055 Payments for attendant services in cases of disability.

Title 28A -- Common School Provisions

Title 28B -- Higher Education

  • RCW 28B.10.016 Definitions.
  • RCW 28B.10.017 "Eligible student" defined.
  • RCW 28B.10.270 Rights of Washington national guard and other military reserve students called to active service.
  • RCW 28B.15.380 Exemption from payment of fees at state universities, regional universities, and The Evergreen State College --   Veterans and children of certain law enforcement officers or fire fighters.
  • RCW 28B.15.600 Refunds or cancellation of fees -- Four-year institutions of higher education.
  • RCW 28B.15.621 Tuition waivers -- Veterans and national guard members -- Dependents -- Private institutions.
  • RCW 28B.15.624 Early course registration period for eligible veterans and national guard members. (Expires August 1, 2022.)
  • RCW 28B.15.625 Rights of Washington national guard and other military reserve students called to active service.
  • RCW 28B.15.910 Limitation on Total Operating fees revenue waived, exempted, or reduced - Outreach to veterans.
  • RCW 28B.115.110 Participant obligation -- Repayment obligation

Title 28C -- Vocational Education

Title 35 -- Cities and Towns

Title 38 -- Militia and Military Affairs

Title 41 -- Public Employment, Civil Service and Pensions

  • RCW 41.04.005 "Veteran" defined for certain purposes.
  • RCW 41.04.007 "Veteran" defined for certain purposes.
  • RCW 41.04.010 Veterans' scoring criteria status in examinations.
  • RCW 41.05.011 Definitions. (Effective March 1, 2002.)
  • RCW 41.05.031 Agencies to establish health care information systems.
  • RCW 41.06.020 Definitions.
  • RCW 41.06.070 Exemptions -- Right of reversion to civil service status -- Exception -- Expiration of subsection.
  • RCW 41.06.077 Department of veterans affairs -- Certain personnel exempted from chapter.
  • RCW 41.06.133 Rules of director — Personnel administration — Required agency report
  • RCW 41.06.150 Rules of board -- Mandatory subjects -- Veterans' preference -- Affirmative action.
  • RCW 41.08.040 Organization of commission -- Secretary -- Powers and duties of commission.
  • RCW 41.12.040 Organization of commission -- Secretary -- Powers and duties of commission.
  • RCW 41.16.220 Credit for military service.
  • RCW 41.18.150 Credit for military service.
  • RCW 41.20.050 Pension on retirement for years of service.
  • RCW 41.26.190 Credit for military service
  • RCW 41.26.520 Service credit for paid leave of absence, officers of labor organizations, unpaid leave of absence, military service. (Effective March 1, 2002.) RCW 41.28.050 Allowance of service credit.
  • RCW 41.32.260 Credit for military service or as state legislator.
  • RCW 41.32.310 Time limit for claiming service credit -- Payments.
  • RCW 41.32.810 Service credit for paid leave of absence, officers of labor organizations, unpaid leave of absence, military service.
  • RCW 41.32.865 Service credit for paid leave of absence, officers of labor organizations, unpaid leave of absence, military service.
  • RCW 41.40.023 Membership.
  • RCW 41.40.170 Credit for military service.
  • RCW 41.40.710 Service credit for paid leave of absence, officers of labor organizations, unpaid leave of absence, military service. (Effective March 1, 2002.)
  • RCW 41.44.120 Prior service credit.
  • RCW 41.68.010 Legislative finding.
  • RCW 41.68.020 Eligibility for reparation.
  • RCW 41.68.030 Submittal of claim
  • RCW 41.68.040 Determination of eligibility.
  • RCW 41.68.050 Payment of reparation.
  • Compile the complete 41.68 chapter

Title 42 -- Public Officers and Agencies

  • RCW 42.17.240 Elected and appointed officials, candidates, and appointees -- Reports of financial affairs and gifts.
  • RCW 42.17.2401"Executive state officer" defined.
  • RCW 42.56.430 Veterans Discharge Papers - Exceptions.

Title 43 -- State Government -- Executive

TITLE 46 -- MOTOR VEHICLES

  • 46.04.028 Armed forces license plate collection.
  • 46.17.220  Special license plate fees.
  • 46.18.200  Department-approved plate types
  • 46.18.210 Armed forces license plates.
  • 46.18.212 Armed forces decals.
  • 46.18.230  Congressional medal of honor license plates.
  • 46.18.235  Disabled American veteran or former prisoner of war license plates.
  • 46.18.245  Gold star license plates.
  • 46.18.270  Pearl Harbor survivor license plates.
  • 46.18.277  Personalized special license plates.
  • 46.18.280  Purple heart license plates.
  • 46.18.295  Veterans and military personnel emblems.
  • 46.19.060  Special license plates for persons with disabilities, special license plates with a special year tab for persons with disabilities -- Fees -- Renewal -- Transfer
  • 73.04.115  Free license plates for surviving spouses or surviving domestic partners of deceased prisoners of war.

TITLE 47 - STATE HIGHWAY ROUTES

TITLE 48 - INSURANCE

TITLE 49 - LABOR RELATIONS

TITLE 50 - UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

  • RCW 50.12.210 Employment services for handicapped -- Report to legislative committees.
  • RCW 50.16.080 Federal targeted jobs tax credit program -- Administration -- Processing fee -- Deposit of fees.

TITLE 67 - SPORTS AND RECREATION - CONVENTION FACILITIES

  • RCW 67.08.100 Annual licenses -- Fees -- Qualifications--Revocation--Exceptions.

TITLE 68 - CEMETERIES, MORGUES, AND HUMAN REMAINS

  • RCW 68.50.160 Right to control disposition of remains -- Liability of funeral establishment or cemetery authority--Liability for cost.

TITLE 69 - FOOD, DRUGS, COSMETICS, AND POISONS

  • RCW 69.41.030 Sale, delivery, or possession of legend drug without prescription or order prohibited -- Exceptions.
  • RCW 69.45.010 Definitions.

TITLE 70 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

TITLE 71 - MENTAL ILLNESS

  • RCW 71.02.490 Authority over patient -- Federal agencies, private establishments.

TITLE 72 - STATE INSTITUTIONS

Title 73 RCW - VETERANS AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS

  • RCW 73.04.010 Pension papers -- Fees not to be charged.
  • RCW 73.04.020 Pension papers -- Fees not to be charged -- Penalty.
  • RCW 73.04.030 Discharges recorded without charge.
  • RCW 73.04.040 Discharges recorded without charge -- Certified copy as proof.
  • RCW 73.04.042 Honorable discharge recorded -- Veterans of Spanish-American War and World War I.
  • RCW 73.04.050 Right to peddle, vend, sell goods without license -- License fee on business established under act of congress prohibited.
  • RCW 73.04.060 Right to peddle, vend, sell goods without license -- Issuance of license.
  • RCW 73.04.070 Meeting hall may be furnished veterans' organizations.
  • RCW 73.04.080 Meeting place rental may be paid out of county fund.
  • RCW 73.04.090 Benefits, preferences, exemptions, etc., limited to veterans subject to full, continuous military control.
  • RCW 73.04.110 Free license plates for disabled veterans, prisoners of war -- Penalty.
  • RCW 73.04.115 Free license plates for surviving spouses of deceased prisoners of war.
  • RCW 73.04.120 Certificate stating marital status available free.
  • RCW 73.04.130 Veteran estate management program -- Director authority -- Criteria.
  • RCW 73.04.131 Veteran estate management program -- Definitions.
  • RCW 73.04.135 Veteran estate management program -- Claims against veteran's estate -- Fees to support program.
  • RCW 73.04.140 Guardians -- Department officers and employees prohibited.
  • RCW 73.04.150 Joint committee on veterans' and military affairs. (Expires December 31, 2005.)
  • RCW 73.04.160 Veterans' history awareness month -- Commemoration of contributions of veterans.
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  • RCW 73.08.005 Definitions.
  • RCW 73.08.010 County veterans' assistance programs for indigent veterans and families -- Requirements.
  • RCW 73.08.035 Veterans' advisory boards.
  • RCW 73.08.060 Restrictions on sending veterans or families to almshouses, etc.
  • RCW 73.08.070 County burial of indigent deceased veterans.
  • RCW 73.08.080 Tax levy authorized.
  • RCW 73.08.090 Public assistance eligibility.
  • Complete Chapter | RCW Dispositions
  • 73.16.005        Intent--Purpose.
  • 73.16.010        Preference in public employment.
  • 73.16.015        Enforcement of preference -- Civil action.
  • 73.16.020        Failure to comply -- Infraction.
  • 73.16.031        Definitions.
  • 73.16.032        Employment rights--Prohibited actions.
  • 73.16.033        Reemployment of returned veterans.
  • 73.16.035        Eligibility requirements--Exceptions--Burden of proof.
  • 73.16.041        Leaves of absence of elective and judicial officers.
  • 73.16.051        Restoration without loss of seniority or benefits.
  • 73.16.053        Continuation of health plan coverage during absence--Reinstatement of health plan coverage upon reemployment.
  • 73.16.055        Determination of pension benefits and liabilities for reemployed persons.
  • 73.16.061        Enforcement of provisions.
  • 73.16.070        Federal act to apply in state courts.
  • 73.16.080        Bona fide executive, administrative, and professional employees--Offset of military pay.
  • 73.16.090        Application of chapter--Other rights and benefits preserved.
  • 73.16.100        Legislative declaration--Other civil actions abolished.
  • 73.16.110        Preference in private employment -- Permissive.
  • 73.16.900        Construction -- Chapter applicable to state registered domestic partnerships -- 2009 c 521.
  • Complete Chapter | RCW Dispositions
  • 73.20.010  Acknowledgments.
  • 73.20.050  Agency created by power of attorney not revoked by unverified report of death.
  • 73.20.060  Affidavit of agent as to knowledge of revocation.
  • 73.20.070  "Missing in action" report not construed as actual knowledge.
  • 73.20.080  Provision in power for revocation not affected.
  • Complete Chapter | RCW Dispositions
  • 73.24.020  Contract for care of veterans' plot at Olympia.
  • 73.24.030  Authorized burials in plot.
  • Complete Chapter | RCW Dispositions
  • 73.36.010        Terms defined.
  • 73.36.020        Administrator party in interest in guardianship proceedings -- Notice.
  • 73.36.030        Appointment of guardian -- Necessary when.
  • 73.36.040        Guardian -- Number of wards permitted.
  • 73.36.050        Guardian -- Appointment -- Contents of petition.
  • 73.36.060        Guardian for minor -- Appointment -- Prima facie evidence.
  • 73.36.080        Notice of petition.
  • 73.36.090        Guardian's bond.
  • 73.36.100        Accounting by guardian -- Copies of all proceedings to be furnished administration -- Hearings.
  • 73.36.110        Failure to account -- Penalties.
  • 73.36.120        Compensation of guardian.
  • 73.36.130        Investment of funds -- Procedure.
  • 73.36.140        Use of funds -- Procedure.
  • 73.36.150        Purchase of real estate -- Procedure.
  • 73.36.155        Public records -- Free copies.
  • 73.36.160        Discharge of guardian -- Final account.
  • 73.36.165        Commitment to veterans administration or other federal agency.
  • 73.36.170        Application of chapter to other guardianships of veterans.
  • 73.36.180        Construction of chapter -- Uniformity.
  • 73.36.190        Short title.
  • Complete Chapter | RCW Dispositions
  • 73.40.010        Memorial honoring state residents who died or are missing-in-action in southeast Asia.
  • 73.40.030        Memorial honoring state residents who died or are missing-in-action in southeast Asia -- Display of individual names.
  • 73.40.040        Memorial honoring state residents who died or are missing-in-action in the Korean conflict.
  • Complete Chapter | RCW Dispositions

Title 74 RCW - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

RCW 74.09.120 Purchases of services, care, supplies -- Nursing homes -- Veterans' homes -- Institutions for mentally retarded -- Institutions for mental diseases.
RCW 74.34.020 Definitions.
RCW 74.34.180 Retaliation against whistleblowers and residents -- Remedies -- Rules.

Title 77 RCW - FISH AND WILDLIFE

  • RCW 77.32.237 Disabled hunter's permits.
  • RCW 77.32.238 Disabled hunter's permits -- Shooting from a motor vehicle -- Assistance from nondisabled hunter.
  • RCW 77.32.400 Disabled persons -- Designated harvester card -- Fish and shellfish.
  • RCW 77.32.480 Reduced rate licenses.

Title 79A RCW - PUBLIC RECREATIONAL LANDS

Title 82 RCW - EXCISE TAXES

  • 82.08.875 Exemptions — Automotive adaptive equipment. (Expires July 1, 2018.)
  • 82.12.875 Automotive adaptive equipment. (Expires July 1, 2018.)

Title 84 RCW - PROPERTY TAXES

  • RCW 84.36.030 Property used for character building, benevolent, protective or rehabilitative social services -- Camp facilities -- Veteran or relief organization owned property -- Property of nonprofit organizations that issue debt for student loans or that are guarantee agencies.
  • RCW 84.36.041 Nonprofit homes for the aging.
  • RCW 84.36.383 Residences -- Definitions.
  • RCW 84.56.020 Taxes collected by treasurer -- Dates of delinquency -- Tax statement notice concerning payment by check -- Interest -- Penalties.
  • RCW 84.36.379 Residences — Property tax exemption — Findings.
  • RCW 84.36.381 Residences — Property tax exemptions — Qualifications.
  • RCW 84.36.383 Residences — Definitions.
  • RCW 84.36.385 Residences — Claim for exemption — Forms — Change of status — Publication and notice of qualifications and manner of making claims.