HOUSE BILL 1386
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2001 Regular Session
By Representatives Marine, Cooper, Mielke, Lovick and Morell
Read first time 01/24/2001. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
_1 AN ACT Relating to prohibiting the sale of alcohol on state
_2 ferries; adding a new section to chapter 66.28 RCW; creating a new
_3 section; and declaring an emergency.
_4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
_5 NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that the public's
_6 tolerance for drunk driving has decreased in recent years. The
_7 legislature recognizes that the state ferry system is a part of
_8 the state's highway system and that many ferry passengers must
_9 operate a motor vehicle upon arrival. Since drinking and driving is
10 prohibited on the highways, and for the health and safety of the
11 public on the streets and highways of this state, the sale of
12 alcohol on Washington state ferries is prohibited.
13 NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 66.28
14 RCW to read as follows:
15 (1) The sale of liquor on all Washington state ferries is
17 (2) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section shall impair any
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_1 existing contracts relating to the acquisition or sale of liquor
_2 by the Washington state ferry system. Upon the expiration or period
_3 for renewal of these existing contracts, subsection (1) of this
_4 section shall apply.
_5 NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. This act is necessary for the immediate
_6 preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of
_7 the state government and its existing public institutions, and
_8 takes effect immediately.
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