HOUSE BILL 2516






                        52nd Legislature

                      1992 Regular Session

Passed by the House February 13, 1992

  Yeas 96   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate March 3, 1992

  Yeas 44   Nays 0



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 2516 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




President of the Senate

                               Chief Clerk



Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.





Governor of the State of Washington

                        Secretary of State

                       State of Washington



                                  HOUSE BILL 2516



                     Passed Legislature - 1992 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1992 Regular Session


By Representatives Cooper, H. Myers, Morris, Prince, G. Fisher, Riley and Paris


Read first time 01/20/92.  Referred to Committee on Judiciary.Prohibiting unlawful conduct in transit stations.

     AN ACT Relating to unlawful bus conduct; amending RCW 9.91.025; and prescribing penalties.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 9.91.025 and 1984 c 167 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

     (1) A person is guilty of unlawful bus conduct if while on or in a municipal transit vehicle as defined by RCW 46.04.355 or in or at a municipal transit station and with knowledge that such conduct is prohibited, he or she:

     (a) Except while in or at a municipal transit station, smokes or carries a lighted or smoldering pipe, cigar, or cigarette; or

     (b) Discards litter other than in designated receptacles; or

     (c) Plays any radio, recorder, or other sound-producing equipment except that nothing herein shall prohibit the use of such equipment when connected to earphones that limit the sound to individual listeners or the use of a communication device by an employee of the owner or operator of the municipal transit vehicle or municipal transit station; or

     (d) Spits or expectorates; or

     (e) Carries any flammable liquid, explosive, acid, or other article or material likely to cause harm to others except that nothing herein shall prevent a person from carrying a cigarette, cigar, or pipe lighter or carrying a firearm or ammunition in a way that is not otherwise prohibited by law; or

     (f) Intentionally disturbs others by engaging in loud or unruly behavior.

     (2) For the purposes of this section, "municipal transit station" means all facilities, structures, lands, interest in lands, air rights over lands, and rights of way of all kinds that are owned, leased, held, or used by a public agency for the purpose of providing public transportation services.

     (3) Unlawful bus conduct is a misdemeanor.