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File #: 2021-0057    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/26/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 4/27/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: 19276
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to fireworks regulations; amending Ordinance 3139, Section 601, as amended, and K.C.C. 12.86.500, Ordinance 4461, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.22.040, Ordinance 10870, Section 331, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.08.040, Ordinance 10870, Section 548, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.32.110, Ordinance 13332, Section 43, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.360 and Ordinance 17682, Section 48, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.580, adding a new chapter to K.C.C Title 17, repealing Ordinance 6836, Section 1, and K.C.C. 6.26.010, Ordinance 6836, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.020, Ordinance 6836, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.030, Ordinance 6836, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.040, Ordinance 6836, Section 5, and K.C.C. 6.26.050, Ordinance 6836, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.060, Ordinance 6836, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.070, Ordinance 6836, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.080, Ordinance 6836, Section 9, and K.C.C. 6.26.090, Ordina...
Sponsors: Joe McDermott, Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Fireworks
Code sections: 12.86.500 - ., 17 - ., 20.22.040 - ., 21A.08.040 - , 21A.32.110 - ., 27.10.360 - , 27.10.580 - ., 6.26.010 - ., 6.26.020 - ., 6.26.030 - ., 6.26.040 - ., 6.26.050 - ., 6.26.060 - ., 6.26.070 - ., 6.26.080 - ., 6.26.090 - ., 6.26.100 - ., 6.26.110 - ., 6.26.115 - .
Attachments: 1. 2021-0057 Title Amendment 1, 2. 2021-0057 Striking Amendment 1, 3. 2021-0057 Amendment 1, 4. 2020-0109-Fireworks-SEPA-Checklist-final, 5. 2020-0109-SEPA-TD-060520, 6. SEPA Comment_Proposed Ordinance 2020-0109 Fireworks Prohibition, 7. 2021-0057_ATT2_WSP Legal and Illegal Fireworks Handout.pdf, 8. 2021-0057_SR_Fireworks-Legislation.docx, 9. 2021-0057_SR_3-3-21 Fireworks-Legislation.docx, 10. 2021-0057_SR_3-17-21Fireworks-Legislation.docx, 11. 2021-0057_AMD1_Groun-based Devices.docx, 12. 2021-0057_AMD2_Penalties and Enforcement.docx, 13. 2021-0057_AMDT1.docx, 14. 2021-0057_Revised SR_Fireworks-Legislation.docx, 15. 2021-0057 Written Public Comment.pdf, 16. 2021-0057 Invoice and Affidavit.pdf
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Clerk 04/28/2021
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to fireworks regulations; amending Ordinance 3139, Section 601, as amended, and K.C.C. 12.86.500, Ordinance 4461, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.22.040, Ordinance 10870, Section 331, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.08.040, Ordinance 10870, Section 548, as amended, and K.C.C. 21A.32.110, Ordinance 13332, Section 43, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.360 and Ordinance 17682, Section 48, as amended, and K.C.C. 27.10.580, adding a new chapter to K.C.C Title 17, repealing Ordinance 6836, Section 1, and K.C.C. 6.26.010, Ordinance 6836, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.020, Ordinance 6836, Section 3, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.030, Ordinance 6836, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.040, Ordinance 6836, Section 5, and K.C.C. 6.26.050, Ordinance 6836, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.060, Ordinance 6836, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.070, Ordinance 6836, Section 8, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.080, Ordinance 6836, Section 9, and K.C.C. 6.26.090, Ordinance 6836, Section 10, and K.C.C. 6.26.100, Ordinance 6836, Section 11, and K.C.C. 6.26.110 and Ordinance 10850, Section 6, as amended, and K.C.C. 6.26.115 and prescribing penalties.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. This ordinance updates the King County Code to prohibit the retail sale of fireworks, as well as the use and discharge of fireworks without a permit, as allowed by RCW and WAC fireworks regulations. Retail sale and discharge of consumer fireworks would be prohibited at all times of year, including during the summer and winter periods allowed by RCW 70.77.395 absent a local prohibition.
B. This ordinance also relocates fireworks regulations from K.C.C. Title 6, Licensing, to K.C.C. Title 17, Fire Code. This alignment coordinates with the state adoption of the International Fire Code.
C. This ordinance provides for regulatory procedures to continue to allow for the public display of firew...

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