SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1771







                        52nd Legislature

                      1991 Regular Session



Passed by the House March 18, 1991

  Yeas 98   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate April 5, 1991

  Yeas 48   Nays 0




President of the Senate












Governor of the State of Washington



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1771 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                                      Chief Clerk











                        Secretary of State   

                       State of Washington  




                            SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1771



                             AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


                     Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Rasmussen, R. Fisher, Dorn, Brumsickle, Betrozoff, Basich, Cantwell, Fraser, R. Meyers, Belcher and Ebersole).


Read first time March 6, 1991.  Changing transportation authority of first class cities.

     AN ACT Relating to transportation facilities of first class cities; and amending RCW 35.92.060.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 35.92.060 and 1990 c 43 s 49 are each amended to read as follows:

     A city or town may also construct, condemn and purchase, purchase, acquire, add to, alter, maintain, operate, or lease cable, electric, and other railways, automobiles, motor cars, motor buses, auto trucks, and any and all other forms or methods of transportation of freight or passengers within the corporate limits of the city or town, and a first class city may also construct, purchase, acquire, add to, alter, maintain, operate ((such forms or methods of transportation)), or lease cable, electric, and other railways beyond ((the)) those corporate limits ((of the city but not beyond)) only within the boundaries of the county in which the city is located and of any adjoining county that has a population of at least forty thousand and fewer than one hundred twenty-five thousand and that is intersected by an interstate highway, for the transportation of freight and passengers above, upon, or underneath the ground.  It may also fix, alter, regulate, and control the fares and rates to be charged therefor; and fares or rates may be adjusted or eliminated for any distinguishable class of users including, but not limited to, senior citizens, handicapped persons, and students.  Without the payment of any license fee or tax, or the filing of a bond with, or the securing of a permit from, the state, or any department thereof, the city or town may engage in, carry on, and operate the business of transporting and carrying passengers or freight for hire by any method or combination of methods that the legislative authority of any city or town may by ordinance provide, with full authority to regulate and control the use and operation of vehicles or other agencies of transportation used for such business.