Injury to lighthouses or United States light.
Every person who shall willfully break, injure, deface, or destroy any lighthouse station, post, platform, step, lamp, or other structure pertaining to such lighthouse station, or shall extinguish or tamper with any light erected by the United States upon or along the navigable waters of this state to aid in the navigation thereof, in case no punishment is provided therefor by the laws of the United States, shall be punished:
(1) As a class B felony punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than ten years whenever such act may endanger the safety of any vessel navigating such waters, or jeopardize the safety of any person or property in or upon such vessel.
(2) In all other cases by imprisonment in the county jail for up to three hundred sixty-four days, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both.
[2011 c 96 § 58; 2003 c 53 § 416; 1992 c 7 § 63; 1909 c 249 § 403; RRS § 2655.]
| Findings -- Intent -- 2011 c 96: See note following RCW 9A.20.021.|
Intent -- Effective date -- 2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.