Chapter 1.02


1.02.010    Proposed ordinances.

1.02.020    Code reviser.

1.02.030    Duties of code reviser.

1.02.040    Code reviser may omit parts of legislation.

1.02.010 Proposed ordinances.

All ordinances proposed for consideration by the board of commissioners shall be prepared in accordance with the Kitsap County Legislative Drafting Manual available from the prosecuting attorney’s office. All ordinances which are of a permanent and general effect must be prepared in the form of amendments or supplements to this code. Before being submitted to the commissioners, all ordinances shall be reviewed and approved “as to form” by the prosecuting attorney’s office. Ordinance summaries for publication shall be approved by the appropriate department head or elected official in accordance with statutory requirements.

(Ord. 251 (2000) § 6 (part), 2000)

1.02.020 Code reviser.

The “code reviser” is the office or entity with which the county has contracted to compile the law of Kitsap County, as enacted by the board of county commissioners, into a code or compilation of laws by title, chapter and section, without substantive change or alteration of purpose or intent.

(Ord. 251 (2000) § 6 (part), 2000)

1.02.030 Duties of code reviser.

The code reviser will maintain this code in hard copy, as well as in an electronic format, in a current condition that reflects all newly adopted ordinances received from the county which are appropriate for codification. The code reviser will also compile, maintain and supplement a comprehensive code index and a table showing the disposition of all ordinances and resolutions included in the code. In consultation with the prosecuting attorney and the clerk to the board of county commissioners, the code reviser will edit and revise ordinances for incorporation into this code, to the extent deemed necessary or desirable, and without changing the meaning, in the following respects:

(a)    Make capitalization uniform with that followed generally by the code;

(b)    Make chapter or section division and subdivision designations uniform throughout the code;

(c)    Substitute for the term “ordinance,” where necessary, the term “section,” “part,” “code,” “chapter” or “title,” or reference to specific section or chapter numbers, as the case may require;

(d)    Substitute for reference to a section of an “ordinance” the proper code section number reference;

(e)    Substitute for “as provided in the preceding section” and other phrases of similar import, the proper code section number references;

(f)    Substitute the proper calendar date for “effective date of this ordinance,” “date of passage of this ordinance,” and other phrases of similar import;

(g)    Rearrange any misplaced ordinance material, incorporate any omitted ordinance material, as well as correct manifest errors in spelling and manifest clerical or typographical errors, or errors by way of additions or omissions;

(h)    Correct manifest errors in references, by chapter or section number, to other ordinances;

(i)    Correct manifest errors or omissions in numbering or renumbering sections of the code;

(j)    Provide captions to new chapters and sections as required;

(k)    Strike provisions manifestly obsolete; and

(l)    Reorganize the code into new titles, chapters, and sections, or otherwise revise the title, chapter and sectional organization of the code, all as may be required from time to time to effectuate the orderly and logical arrangement of the provisions of the code. Such organizational revisions shall have the same force and effect as the titles, chapters and sections included in the 2000 edition of the code when adopted.

(Ord. 251 (2000) § 6 (part), 2000)

1.02.040 Code reviser may omit parts of legislation.

The code reviser may omit from the code all titles to ordinances, enacting and repealing clauses, preambles, declarations of emergency, and validity and construction sections, unless it is necessary to retain them to preserve the full intent of an ordinance. Such an omission shall not affect in any way the effect of the omitted material.

(Ord. 251 (2000) § 6 (part), 2000)