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.
AN ACT Relating to railroad crossing inspection fees; and amending RCW 81.54.030.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 81.54.030 and 1961 c 14 s 81.54.030 are each amended to read as follows:
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 ((
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.