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                         SENATE BILL 5091



State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Senators Haugen, Oke, Spanel, Gardner and Kohl‑Welles


Read first time 01/10/2001.  Referred to Committee on Transportation.

Regulating ferry queues.

    AN ACT Relating to vehicles boarding ferries; adding a new section to chapter 46.61 RCW; and adding a new section to chapter 47.60 RCW.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 46.61 RCW to read as follows:

    It is a traffic infraction for a driver of a motor vehicle intending to board a Washington state ferry, to:  (1) Block a residential driveway while waiting to board the ferry; or (2) move in front of another vehicle in a queue already waiting to board the ferry, without the authorization of a state ferry system employee.  Vehicles qualifying for preferential loading privileges under rules adopted by the department of transportation are exempt from this subsection.  In addition to any other penalty imposed for a violation of this section, the driver shall be directed to immediately move the motor vehicle to the end of the queue of vehicles waiting to board the ferry.


    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  A new section is added to chapter 47.60 RCW to read as follows:

    The department shall take steps to mitigate problems associated with lengthy ferry queues, including the blockage of residential driveways, by implementing appropriate mitigation procedures and any feasible infrastructure changes to enforce section 1 of this act.


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