Seriously, what the heck is the relavancy, let alone the point, of putting this under General Discussion? Being from a state that is NOT Washington State, and having no plans or desire to travel to Washington State, I have no need or desire to know anything of or about the laws of Washington State - relating to OC, CC, or anything else.
Further, what was/is the point of the series of questions? What, if anything. would I obtain for my personal betterment by bothering to look up the info needed to answer the questions? How would I be a better person, let alone a better person who OCs in a state that is NOT Washington State?
I have at times been accused of taking the very long way around a question i order to cover not only the immediate issue but also the background and the general policy issues as a way of answering a question. But at least my trail is clear and easy to follow, and I put clues out there for folks who want to skip ahead to the "Yes, No, the square root of the factorial of negative eleventeen" actual answer to the question. I am afraid I cannot say that for your article.
Could/would you take another whack at it for those of us who prefer our opinion pieces/educational lectures to be linear and concrete?