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File #: 2016-0237    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/9/2016 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: 8/15/2016 Final action: 8/15/2016
Enactment date: 8/24/2016 Enactment #: 18332
Title: AN ORDINANCE related to regulation of conduct on transit property; amending Ordinance 11950, Section 14, as amended, and K.C.C. 28.96.010 and prescribing penalties.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: transit
Code sections: 28.96.010 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18332.pdf, 2. 2016-0237 legislative review form.pdf, 3. 2016-0237 fiscal note.xls, 4. 2016-0237 transmittal letter.docx, 5. 2016-0237 and 2016-0238_SR_Treatment_for_Transit_Violations-Final.docx, 6. 2016-0237 and 2016-0238_ATT4_Motion_ 14441_Extension_Letter.docx, 7. 2016-0237 and 2016-0238_ATT5_Motion_14441.pdf, 8. Hearing Notice - publish Seattle Times 6-29-16.doc, 9. Affidavit of Publication - 6/29/16 Seattle Times.pdf
Staff: Aldebot-Green, Scarlett
Drafter
Clerk 05/02/2016
Title
AN ORDINANCE related to regulation of conduct on transit property; amending Ordinance 11950, Section 14, as amended, and K.C.C. 28.96.010 and prescribing penalties.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Ordinance 11950, Section 14, as amended, and K.C.C. 28.96.010 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
A. The following actions are prohibited in, on or in relation to, all transit properties. For conduct not amounting to a violation of another applicable state or local law bearing a greater penalty or criminal sanction than is provided under this section, a person who commits one of the following acts in, on or in relation to transit property is guilty of a civil infraction to which chapter 7.80 RCW applies.
1. Allowing any animal to occupy a seat on transit property, to run at large without a leash, to unreasonably disturb others or to obstruct the flow of passenger or bus traffic; but animals may occupy a passenger's lap while in a transit vehicle or facility;
2. Allowing his or her animal to leave waste on transit property;
3. Rollerskating, rollerblading or skateboarding;
4. Riding a bicycle, motorcycle or other vehicle except for the purpose of entering or leaving passenger facilities on roadways designed for that use. In tunnel facilities, bicycles must be walked at all times and may not be transported on escalators. However, nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to commissioned peace officers or county employees engaged in authorized activities in the course of their employment;
5. Eating or drinking. However, eating and drinking nonalcoholic beverages are permitted on the mezzanine and exterior plaza levels of tunnel stations and the exterior areas of other passenger facilities. Also, drinking a nonalcoholic beverage from a container designed to prevent spillage is permitted on transit property;
6. Bringing onto a transit passenger vehic...

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