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                                 SENATE BILL 5220



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senators Patterson and Vognild; by request of Utilities & Transportation Commission.


Read first time January 24, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Transportation.Modifying railroad crossing inspection fees.

     AN ACT Relating to railroad crossing inspection fees; and amending RCW 81.54.030.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 81.54.030 and 1961 c 14 s 81.54.030 are each amended to read as follows:

     Every person operating any logging railroad or industrial railway shall, prior to July 1st of each year, file with the commission a statement showing the number of, and location, by name of highway, quarter section, section, township, and range of all crossings on his line and pay with the filing a fee ((not to exceed ten dollars)) for each crossing so reported.  The commission shall, by order, fix the exact fee based on the cost of rendering such inspection service.  All fees collected shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the public service revolving fund.  Intersections having one or more tracks shall be treated as a single crossing.  Tracks separated a distance in excess of one hundred feet from the nearest track or group of tracks shall constitute an additional crossing.  Where two or more independently operated railroads cross each other or the same highway intersection, each independent track shall constitute a separate crossing.

     Every person failing to make the report and pay the fees required, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and in addition be subject to a penalty of twenty-five dollars for each day that the fee remains unpaid after it becomes due.