Mixed Statutes Law and Legal Definition

Mixed statutes refer to those statutes which concern at a time both persons and property. Since there is no law relative to persons, which does not at the same time relate to things, all statutes are mixed.

For example, Washington's Shoreline Management Act (SMA), Rev. Code Wash. (ARCW) § 90.58.010 is a mixed statute containing both land use and environmental regulations. [Friends of Earth v. United States Navy, 841 F.2d 927, 936 (9th Cir. 1988)].