In Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County v. State
In Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County v. State, No. 00-2-01137-7 (filed in Thurston County Dec. 23, 1999, transferred to King County) Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County (Snohomish PUD) sought a declaratory judgment that section 2 of I-695 does not apply to the establishment and collection of rates and charges for electric energy and water; wastewater collection, treatment and disposal; and for other services, facilities, and commodities sold, furnished or supplied by public utility districts in a proprietary capacity; that section 2 does not apply to other monetary charges by public utility districts which are not commonly understood to be taxes; and that section 2 does not apply to the levy of special assessments by public utility districts.
Snohomish PUD also sought a permanent injunction preventing enforcement of section 2 as to these items.