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File #: 2022-0257    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 7/12/2022 In control: Local Services and Land Use Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to enforcement of fireworks regulations; amending Ordinance 19276, Section 9, and K.C.C. 17.11.060, Ordinance 4461, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.22.040 and Ordinance 19276, Section 16, adding new sections to K.C.C chapter 17.11, repealing Ordinance 19276, Section 15, and prescribing penalties.
Sponsors: Sarah Perry
Indexes: Fireworks
Code sections: 17.11 - ., 17.11.060 - ., 20.22.040 - .
Attachments: 1. 2022-0257 transmittal letter, 2. 2022-0257 fiscal note, 3. 2022-0257 WDOT 2022-S-3761--60 Day Notice of Intent to Adopt Amendment, 4. 2022-0257 Regulatory Note Checklist of Criteria - Fireworks Enforcement, 5. 2022-0257 Summary of Proposed Ordinance relating to Fireworks Enforcement, 6. 2022-0257 Legislative Review Form, 7. SEPA-Exemption memo Fireworks-Memo122221
Related files: 2021-0057
Drafter
Clerk 06/27/2022
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to enforcement of fireworks regulations; amending Ordinance 19276, Section 9, and K.C.C. 17.11.060, Ordinance 4461, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 20.22.040 and Ordinance 19276, Section 16, adding new sections to K.C.C chapter 17.11, repealing Ordinance 19276, Section 15, and prescribing penalties.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. In May 2021, Ordinance 19276 was enacted, which prohibits the retail sale and discharge of consumer fireworks. That ordinance also directed that the county executive prepare a fireworks enforcement study report that evaluates and recommends an approach for unarmed, nonpolice response to reported fireworks violations and transmit a proposed ordinance that implements the recommendations of the report, if necessary.
B. The executive has completed and transmitted to the King County council the required fireworks enforcement study report. This ordinance makes the code changes needed to implement the recommendations in that report.
NEW SECTION. SECTION 2. There is hereby added to K.C.C. chapter 17.11 a new section to read as follows, to precede K.C.C. 17.11.060:
Enforcement of violations of this chapter or chapter 70.77 RCW and imposition of civil penalties as authorized in K.C.C 17.11.060 shall occur as outlined in this chapter. The purpose of the regulations in Sections 3 through 8 of this ordinance is to identify processes and methods to encourage compliance with this chapter and chapter 70.77 RCW to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public. While this section authorizes King County to take action to enforce the regulations in Sections 3 through 8 of this ordinance, it shall not be construed as placing responsibility for code compliance or enforcement upon King County in any particular case, or as creating any duty on the part of King County to any particular person or class of persons. The pr...

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