Chapter 9.91 RCW

MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES

Sections

9.91.010Denial of civil rightsTerms defined.
9.91.020Operating railroad, steamboat, vehicle, etc., while intoxicated.
9.91.025Unlawful transit conduct.
9.91.060Leaving children unattended in parked automobile.
9.91.130Disposal of trash in charity donation receptacle.
9.91.140Food stampsUnlawful sale.
9.91.142Food stampsTrafficking.
9.91.144Food stampsUnlawful redemption.
9.91.150Tree spiking.
9.91.155Tree spikingAction for damages.
9.91.160Personal protection spray devices.
9.91.170Interfering with dog guide or service animal.
9.91.175Interfering with search and rescue dog.
9.91.180Violent video or computer games.

NOTES:

Accountancy practice laws, penalty: RCW 18.04.370.
Aeronautics laws and rules, penalty: RCW 47.68.240.
Agriculture
agricultural enabling act, penalties: RCW 15.66.210.
apple advertising laws and rules, penalty: RCW 15.24.200.
farm labor contractors, violations, penalty: RCW 19.30.150.
fertilizers, minerals, and limes, penalty: RCW 15.54.470.
honey, penalty for violation of law regulating: RCW 69.28.180, 69.28.185.
horticultural plants and certification act, prohibited acts: Chapter 15.13 RCW.
marketing act, penalties: RCW 15.66.210.
peaches, standards of grades and packs, inspections, penalty for violations: RCW 15.17.290.
soft tree fruits, penalty: RCW 15.28.270.
standards of grades and packs, penalties: Chapter 15.17 RCW.
Aircraft and airman licensing violations: RCW 14.16.060.
Airport zoning violations: RCW 14.12.210.
Alcoholic beverages, violations and penalties: Chapter 66.44 RCW.
All-terrain vehicles
additional violations, penalty: RCW 46.09.480.
operating violations, penalty: RCW 46.09.470, 46.09.490.
Ambulances and drivers, first aid requirements, penalty: RCW 70.54.060, 70.54.065.
Animals: Title 16 RCW.
Antitrust, consumer protection: Chapter 19.86 RCW.
Architects licensing laws, penalty: RCW 18.08.460.
Assisted living facilities' licensing act, violations of: Chapter 18.20 RCW.
Auctioneering, county licensing laws, penalty: RCW 36.71.070.
Ballots (see also Elections)
counterfeiting or unlawful possession, penalty: RCW 29A.84.540.
divulging ballot count, penalty: RCW 29A.84.730.
tampering with, penalty: RCW 29A.84.420.
unlawful printing or distribution of official ballots, penalty: RCW 29A.84.410.
Banks and trust companies
advertising legal services, penalty: RCW 30A.04.260.
certification of checks, penalty for violation of regulations: RCW 30A.16.010.
commission, etc., to officer or employee to procure loan prohibited, penalty: RCW 30A.12.110.
companies, commingling trust property, penalty: RCW 30A.04.240.
examinations, penalty for falsification: RCW 30A.04.060.
false entries or statements, penalty: RCW 30A.12.090.
general penalties for violation of laws concerning: RCW 30A.12.190.
general penalty for violation of rules and regulations: RCW 30A.04.050.
holding companies regulations, penalty: RCW 30A.04.230.
loans from trust funds prohibited, penalty: RCW 30A.12.120.
preferential transfers in contemplation of insolvency, penalty: RCW 30A.44.110.
receiving deposits when insolvent prohibited, penalty: RCW 30A.44.120.
records, destroying or secreting, penalty: RCW 30A.12.100.
unlawful use of words indicating, penalty: RCW 30A.04.020.
Barbering licensing regulations, penalty: RCW 18.16.210.
Baseball
minors, penalty for violations concerning: RCW 67.04.150.
penalties for bribery or fraud concerning: RCW 67.04.010, 67.04.020, 67.04.050.
Beauty culture licensing laws, penalty: RCW 18.16.210.
Bicycles, bicycle paths, operation of vehicles on prohibited: RCW 35.75.020.
Birthing centers licensing, penalty for unlicensed operation: RCW 18.46.120.
Blind made products, false advertising: RCW 19.06.030, 19.06.040.
Bodies (see Human remains)
Boilers or unfired pressure vessels, inspection certificate required, penalty: RCW 70.79.320.
Bonds issued by state, etc., fraud of engraver, penalty: RCW 39.44.101.
Boxing, wrestling, and martial arts, penalties for violations of provisions relating to: RCW 67.08.130, 67.08.140, 67.08.150.
Brands and marks on animals, obliteration, etc., penalty: RCW 16.57.120, 16.57.320, 16.57.360.
Building permit, issuance to person not complying with industrial insurance payroll estimate requirement: RCW 51.12.070.
Buildings, public
doors, safety requirements, penalty: RCW 70.54.070.
earthquake standards for construction, penalty: RCW 70.86.040.
Capitol grounds traffic regulations, penalty for violations: RCW 46.08.170.
Caustic poisons act, penalty for violation: RCW 69.36.060.
Cemeteries
embalmers and funeral director laws, penalty: RCW 18.39.220.
endowment care cemeteries, penalties: RCW 68.40.085, 68.40.090.
establishment in violation of laws regulating, penalty: RCW 68.56.040.
mausoleums and columbariums, penalty for violation of construction laws: RCW 68.28.060.
property, penalties for violations concerning: RCW 68.24.130, 68.24.140, 68.24.150, 68.24.190, 68.56.010.
Charitable trusts, penalty for violations: RCW 11.110.140.
Children (see Minors)
Chiropractic licensing laws, penalty: RCW 18.25.090.
Cities and towns
budgets in cities over 300,000, penalty for violation of regulations: RCW 35.32A.090.
cities of the first class, powers to prescribe crimes by ordinance: RCW 35.22.280.
cities of the second class, powers to prescribe penalties for violation of ordinances: RCW 35.23.440.
city firefighters, city police, civil service provisions, penalty for violations: RCW 41.08.210.
commission form, free services to officers and employees prohibited, penalty: RCW 35.17.150.
operation of vehicles, etc., on bicycle paths prohibited, penalty: RCW 35.75.020.
pollution of water supply, penalty: RCW 35.88.040.
towns, power to prescribe penalties for violation of ordinances: RCW 35.27.370.
unclassified cities, powers to prescribe penalties for violation of ordinances: RCW 35.30.010.
Civil defense, enforcement of orders, rules, and regulations, penalty: RCW 38.52.150.
Civil service for sheriff's office employees, penalty: RCW 41.14.220.
Collection agency and out-of-state collection agency laws, penalty: RCW 19.16.430, 19.16.450.
Colleges
interfering by force or violence with any administrator, faculty member or student unlawfulPenalty: RCW 28B.10.570, 28B.10.572.
intimidating any administrator, faculty member or student by threat of force or violence unlawfulPenalty: RCW 28B.10.571 and 28B.10.572.
Commercial feed law, crimes against: Chapter 15.53 RCW.
Commercial sprayers and dusters, violations, penalty: Chapter 17.21 RCW.
Commission merchants, violations, penalty: RCW 20.01.460.
Consumer protection, crimes and penalties relating to: Chapter 19.86 RCW.
Control of pet animals infested with diseases communicable to humans, violation, penalty: RCW 16.70.050.
Controlled atmosphere storage, penalty: RCW 15.30.250.
Controlled substances: Chapter 69.50 RCW.
Cosmetology laws, penalty: RCW 18.16.210.
Counties
budget laws, penalty for violation: RCW 36.40.240.
building codes and fire regulations, penalty for violation: RCW 36.43.040.
dog license tax violation, penalty: RCW 36.49.070.
garbage disposal regulations, penalty for violations: RCW 36.58.020.
hawkers and auctioneers, penalty for selling without license: RCW 36.71.060.
officers failing to pay over fees, penalty: RCW 36.18.170.
officers taking illegal fees, penalty: RCW 36.18.160.
parks, playgrounds, or other recreational facilities, violation of rules and regulations adopted by county commissioners, penalty: RCW 36.68.080.
roads and bridges
general penalty for violation of provisions concerning: RCW 36.75.290.
use of oil or other material restricted, penalty: RCW 36.86.060.
trading stamp licenses, penalty: RCW 19.83.050.
violation of regulations for taking of census for classification of counties: RCW 36.13.070.
Credit unions: Chapter 31.12 RCW.
Cruelty to animals, penalties: Chapter 16.52 RCW.
Dental hygienist licensing laws, penalties: RCW 18.29.100.
Dentistry practice laws, penalties: RCW 18.32.390, 18.32.675, 18.32.735, 18.32.745, 18.32.755.
Diking and drainage improvement districts, damaging improvements, penalty: RCW 85.08.690.
Discrimination, interference with human rights commission, penalty: RCW 49.60.310.
Diseased domestic animals, quarantine, penalty: RCW 16.36.110.
Diseases, dangerous, contagious, or infectious, penalty for violations concerning control of: RCW 70.05.120, 70.24.080, 70.54.050.
Disposal of dead animals, violations, penalty: RCW 16.68.180.
Dog law: Chapter 16.08 RCW.
Doors of buildings used by public, safety requirements, penalty: RCW 70.54.070.
Drugs: Chapters 69.41, 69.50 RCW.
Earthquake standards for construction for public buildings, penalty: RCW 70.86.040.
Elections
bribery or coercion of voters, penalty: RCW 29A.84.620.
canvassing of votes law, penalty for violations: RCW 29A.60.200.
counterfeiting or unlawful possession of ballots, penalty: RCW 29A.84.540.
destroying or defacing election supplies and notices, etc., penalty: RCW 29A.84.550.
divulging ballot count, penalty: RCW 29A.84.730.
exit polling: RCW 29A.84.510.
general penalty for violations: Chapter 29A.84 RCW.
influencing voters to vote or not to vote by unlawful means, penalty: RCW 29A.84.630.
initiative and referendum law, penalties for violations: RCW 29A.84.230, 29A.84.210, 29A.84.250.
officer tampering with ballots, penalty: RCW 29A.84.420.
printing or distributing official ballots unlawfully, penalty: RCW 29A.84.410.
recall petition law, penalties for violations: RCW 29A.84.240, 29A.84.020, 29A.84.220.
registration law violations, penalties: RCW 29A.84.110, 29A.84.130.
repeating or voting twice, penalties concerning: RCW 29A.84.650, 29A.84.655.
solicitation of bribe by voter in primary election, penalty: RCW 29A.84.640.
unqualified voter voting, penalty: RCW 29A.84.660.
violations by officers generally, penalty: RCW 29A.84.720.
voting by mail law, penalty for violations: RCW 29A.84.680.
voting machines, penalty for tampering with: RCW 29A.84.560.
Electrical construction, penalty: RCW 19.29.060.
Electricians and electrical installation laws, schedule of penaltiesAppeal: RCW 19.28.131.
Embalmer and funeral director laws, penalty: RCW 18.39.220.
Endowment care cemeteries, penalties for violations of laws: RCW 68.40.085, 68.40.090.
Engineer and land surveyor laws, penalty: RCW 18.43.120.
Escrow agent, unlicensed: RCW 18.44.171.
Explosives and devices regulated, penalties: Chapter 70.74 RCW.
Facsimile signatures and seals, fraud in use of: RCW 39.62.040.
Family abandonment, penalty: RCW 26.20.030.
Family nonsupport, penalty: RCW 26.20.035.
Farm labor contractors regulations, penalty: RCW 19.30.150.
Filing false or forged instruments, penalty: RCW 40.16.030.
Fire department vehicles and firefighters' private cars lighting and identification, penalty: RCW 46.37.188.
Fire protection districts, burning permits, penalty for violation: RCW 52.12.101, 52.12.105.
Firearms in vehicle, penalty: RCW 77.15.460.
Fires, actions for spreading and kindling: RCW 4.24.040, 4.24.050.
Firewood on state lands, permit required to remove, penalty: RCW 79.15.440.
Fireworks
laws or rules, penalty: RCW 70.77.540.
unlawful acts relating to: Chapter 70.77 RCW.
Fish, shellfish, and wildlife
false or misleading information and reports, penalty: RCW 77.15.270.
trafficking in, prohibited: RCW 77.15.260.
Flood control districts, interest in contracts, penalty: RCW 86.09.286.
Food and beverage workers' permit required, penalty: RCW 69.06.060.
Food, drugs, and cosmetics, penalties for violations of act: RCW 69.04.040, 69.04.060, 69.04.070.
Food fish and shellfish
fish guards required on diversion devices, penalties, remedies for failure: RCW 77.57.010.
fishways required over dams, etc., penalties: RCW 77.57.030.
hatchery or cultural facility to be provided if fishways impractical, penalty: RCW 77.57.050.
required licensesExemption: RCW 77.65.010.
Forcible entry and detainer, penalty: RCW 59.12.230.
Forest products, false or forged brands, etc., penalties: RCW 76.36.110, 76.36.120.
Forest protection: Chapter 76.04 RCW.
Gambling, civil action: RCW 4.24.070.
Game and game fish, unlawful acts: Chapter 77.50 RCW.
Gas or stink bombs, etc., prohibited, penalty: RCW 70.74.310.
Girls' training school (see Maple Lane School)
Grain and terminal warehouses, commodity inspections, laws and regulations, penalties for violations: RCW 22.09.310, 22.09.770, 22.09.890.
Healing professions, rebating: RCW 19.68.010.
Health care services, prohibited acts: Chapter 48.44 RCW.
Highways
closure violations, penalty: RCW 47.48.040.
county or city road funds, illegal use of, penalty: RCW 47.08.110.
limited access facilities, violations concerning, penalty: RCW 47.52.120.
littering with glass, debris, etc., penalty, removal: RCW 46.61.645.
permitting escape of load from vehicle: RCW 46.61.655.
pipe lines, etc., across or on highways, penalties for construction without franchise or permit: RCW 47.44.060.
removal of native flora, etc., penalty: RCW 47.40.080.
traffic control devices violations: Chapter 47.36 RCW.
traffic signs, etc., penalty for defacing, etc.: RCW 46.61.080.
Highways and toll bridges, general penalty for violations of title: RCW 47.04.090.
Honey
penalty for violation of law regulating: RCW 69.28.180.
prohibited acts: RCW 69.28.080, 69.28.090.
Horse racing, penalty for violations of laws and regulations: RCW 67.16.060.
Hospital licensing required, penalty: RCW 70.41.170.
Hotels
fraud in obtaining accommodations, etc., penalty: RCW 19.48.110.
sanitation and safety requirements, penalty: RCW 70.62.280.
Human remains, penalties for violations concerning: RCW 68.64.150, 68.64.160.
Individuals with mental illness, private establishments for, licensing violations: RCW 71.12.460.
Industrial insurance, attorney's fees: RCW 51.52.120, 51.52.132.
Initiative and referendum laws, penalties: RCW 29A.84.230, 29A.84.210, 29A.84.250.
Insane (see Individuals with mental illness)
Insect pest control rules, violations: RCW 17.24.100.
Insurance code
destruction or injury of property to defraud or prejudice the insurer, penalty: RCW 48.30.220.
domestic insurers
corrupt practices as to votes relative to shareholders meetings, etc., penalty: RCW 48.07.060.
illegal dividends or reductions, penalty: RCW 48.08.040.
impairment of capital, penalty: RCW 48.08.050.
penalty for exhibiting false account, etc.: RCW 48.06.190.
solicitation permit required, penalty: RCW 48.06.030.
false claims or proof, etc., penalty: RCW 48.30.230.
fraud and unfair practices violations: Chapter 48.30 RCW.
general penalty for violations: RCW 48.01.080.
health care services, penalty for violation: RCW 48.44.060.
illegal dealing in premiums, penalty: RCW 48.30.190.
insurance producers, title insurance agents, and adjusters, license required: RCW 48.17.060.
insurance producers, title insurance agents, and adjusters, reporting and accounting premiums, penalty: RCW 48.17.480.
misrepresentation in application for insurance, penalty: RCW 48.30.210.
mutual insurers, impairment of surplus, penalty: RCW 48.09.340.
political contributions, penalty: RCW 48.30.110.
premiums to be specified in the policy, penalty for violation: RCW 48.18.180.
Insurance, destruction, secretion, abandonment, etc., of property: RCW 48.30.220.
Intoxicating liquor (see Liquor control)
Ionizing radiation, prohibited acts: Chapter 70.98 RCW.
Irrigation and rehabilitation districts, violation of rules: RCW 87.84.090.
Judges or justices, addressing persons in unfit, etc., language, penalty: RCW 42.20.110.
Labor and industries
disobeying subpoena to appear before officer, penalty: RCW 43.22.300.
hotel inspections, penalty for falsifying or hindering, etc.: RCW 70.62.280.
misuse of reports of employers, penalty: RCW 43.22.290.
refusal of entry to factory, etc., penalty: RCW 43.22.310.
Labor disputes, obtaining out-of-state personnel for certain purposes: RCW 49.44.100.
Labor laws
blacklisting prohibited, penalty: RCW 49.44.010.
bribery of labor representative, penalties: RCW 49.44.020, 49.44.030.
female and child labor, penalties for violations: RCW 26.28.070, 49.58.020.
hours of labor, penalties for violations: Chapter 49.28 RCW.
minimum wage and hours act violations, penalty: RCW 49.46.100.
obtaining labor by false recommendation, penalty: RCW 49.44.040.
prohibited practices, penalties for violations: Chapter 49.44 RCW.
prosecution, etc., for forming or joining labor union, etc., prohibited: RCW 49.36.030.
seasonal labor, fraud by employees to secure advances, penalty: RCW 49.40.030.
underground workers safety and health, penalties: RCW 49.24.060, 49.24.380.
wage payment and collection, penalties for violations: RCW 49.48.020, 49.48.040, 49.48.060, 49.52.050, 49.52.090.
Land title registration, penalties for violations: RCW 65.12.730, 65.12.740, 65.12.750, 65.12.760.
Legislative hearings, failure of subpoenaed witness to attend or testify, etc., penalties: RCW 44.16.120 through 44.16.150.
Lie detector and similar tests as condition of employmentPenalty: RCW 49.44.120.
Limited access facilities (see Highways)
Liquor control
consumption or serving in clubs, penalty: RCW 66.24.481.
penalties for violations of laws or regulations: Chapter 66.44 RCW.
purchase, attempt, by minor: RCW 66.44.280 through 66.44.292.
transfer of identification card prohibited, penalties: RCW 66.20.200.
Littering, depositing glass, debris, etc., on highways, beaches, waters, penalty, removal: RCW 46.61.645.
LivestockRemoval from common range, duty, penalty: RCW 16.24.230.
Logs, transporting without county log tolerance permit: RCW 46.44.047.
Maple Lane School, unauthorized entrance to grounds or enticing girls away, etc., penalty: RCW 72.20.065.
Marine biological preserve, penalty for violation: RCW 28B.20.320.
Marriage
certificates, penalty for failure to record: RCW 26.04.110.
license requirements, penalty for violations: RCW 26.04.200, 26.04.210, 26.04.240.
Mausoleums and columbariums, penalty for violation of laws concerning construction of: RCW 68.28.060.
Military affairs offenses defined, penalties: Chapter 38.32 RCW, RCW 38.40.040, 38.40.050, 38.40.110, 38.40.120.
Milk and milk products used for animal food, prohibited acts: Chapter 15.37 RCW.
Mining leases and contracts, disclosure of information obtained through state's right of entry: RCW 79.14.440.
Minors
child labor prohibited, penalty: RCW 26.28.070 (see also Labor laws).
enforcement of support for: RCW 74.20.060.
firearms: RCW 9.41.040, 9.41.042, 9.41.240.
juvenile offenders: Chapter 13.04 RCW.
procuring or possessing tobacco, penalties: RCW 26.28.080, 70.155.080.
Motor vehicles: RCW 46.63.020.
Municipal corporations
approving or paying false claim against: RCW 42.24.110.
making false claim against: RCW 42.24.100.
Municipal officers, violation of code of ethics, penalty: RCW 42.23.050.
Mutual savings banks
concealing or destroying evidence, penalty: RCW 32.04.110.
falsification of books, etc., penalty: RCW 32.04.100.
general penalty when penalty not specifically provided: RCW 32.04.130.
specific penalties of RCW 9.24.030, 9.24.040, and 9.24.050 invoked: RCW 32.04.120.
transfer of property or assets due to insolvency or in contemplation of insolvency, penalty for violation of regulation: RCW 32.24.080.
Narcotic drugs: Chapter 69.50 RCW.
Native flora on state lands or on land adjoining highways and parks, penalty for removal, etc.: RCW 47.40.080.
Navigation
Pilotage Act: RCW 88.16.120, 88.16.130, 88.16.150.
violations generally: Chapter 88.08 RCW.
Nuisances, civil remedies: Chapter 7.48 RCW.
Nursing homes, penalty for unlicensed operation: RCW 18.51.150.
Occupational motor vehicle operators' licenses, violation of restrictions: RCW 46.20.410.
Offering false or forged instruments for filing: RCW 40.16.030.
Oil and gas conservation, general penalty for violations of laws or regulations: RCW 78.52.550.
Optometry laws, penalty for violations: RCW 18.53.150.
Osteopathy violations, penalties: RCW 18.57.160.
Parks and recreation, violations in parks specified, penalty: RCW 79A.05.165.
Party line telephones, refusal to yield in emergency, penalty: RCW 70.85.020, 70.85.030.
Patent medicine peddlers licensing, penalty for unlicensed sales: RCW 18.64.047.
Pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers laws, penalties: RCW 19.60.066.
Peaches, standards, inspection, penalty for violations: RCW 15.17.290.
Peddlers, penalty for selling without license: RCW 36.71.060.
Persons infected with disease, exposure to others, penalty: RCW 70.54.050.
Pesticides, prohibited acts: Chapter 15.58 RCW.
Pharmacy licensing laws and regulations, penalties: RCW 18.64.140, 18.64.250.
Physical therapy practice regulations, penalties: RCW 18.74.090.
Podiatric medicine and surgery, general penalty: RCW 18.22.220.
Poisons: Chapters 69.36, 69.40 RCW.
Pollution of water (see Water pollution)
Pool tables or billiard tables or bowling alley for hire, license required, penalty: RCW 67.14.060.
Port district regulations adopted by city or county, violations, penalty: RCW 53.08.220.
Port districts, violations of rules relating to toll tunnels and bridges, penalty: RCW 53.34.190.
Psychologists licensing and practice law, violations, penalty: RCW 18.83.180.
Public assistance
falsification of application, etc., penalty: RCW 74.08.055.
fraudulent practices: RCW 74.08.331.
records to be confidential, etc., penalty: RCW 74.04.060.
Public libraries, penalties for injuring property or retaining books: RCW 27.12.330, 27.12.340.
Public officers, misconduct, penalties: Chapter 42.20 RCW.
Public records, etc., crimes concerning, penalties: Chapter 40.16 RCW.
Public service companies
auto and transport companies, penalty for violation: RCW 81.68.080.
motor freight carriers, penalties for violations: RCW 81.80.230, 81.80.355.
passengers for hire, failure to file bond or insurance policy, penalty: RCW 46.72.100.
railroads
employee requirements, penalties for violations: Chapter 81.40 RCW.
equipment, penalties for violations: RCW 81.44.085.
operating requirements, penalties for violations: RCW 81.48.020, 81.48.060.
property damaged, sabotaged or stolen, penalties: RCW 81.60.070, 81.60.080.
rights-of-way and crossings, etc., penalties: RCW 81.53.210, 81.54.030.
regulatory fees, penalty: RCW 81.24.080.
securities, penalty: RCW 81.08.120.
street railways, penalties for violations: RCW 81.64.130, 81.64.150.
transfers of property, penalty: RCW 81.12.060.
violations of laws and regulations, general penalties: RCW 81.04.380, 81.04.390.
Public utilities
regulatory fees, penalty: RCW 80.24.050.
transfers of property, penalty: RCW 80.12.060.
violations of laws and regulations, general penalties: RCW 80.04.380, 80.04.390.
Public works, falsification of records, etc., penalty: RCW 39.04.110, 39.12.050.
Real estate
brokers and salesperson laws, penalty: RCW 18.85.411.
mortgages, removal of property from mortgaged premises, penalty: RCW 61.12.030.
Rebating, etc., by practitioners of healing professions, penalty: RCW 19.68.010.
Recall petition laws, penalties: RCW 29A.84.240, 29A.84.020, 29A.84.220.
Recreational devices, inspection of, penalty: RCW 79A.40.020, 79A.40.040.
Referendum and initiative laws, penalties: RCW 29A.84.230, 29A.84.210, 29A.84.250.
Rules of the road: Chapter 46.61 RCW.
Savings and loan associations
advertising as without license: RCW 33.08.010.
concealing facts or destroying evidence, etc., penalty: RCW 33.36.060.
false statements concerning financial standings, penalty: RCW 33.36.050.
falsification of books, etc., penalty: RCW 33.36.040.
making prohibited loans or investments, penalty: RCW 33.36.010.
preferential transfer of property due to insolvency, penalty: RCW 33.36.030.
purchase at discount prohibited to officers, etc., penalty: RCW 33.36.020.
Schools
compulsory attendance, penalties: RCW 28A.225.090.
disclosing examination questions, penalty: RCW 28A.635.040.
disturbing meetings, penalty: RCW 28A.635.030.
failure to deliver books, etc., to successor, penalty: RCW 28A.635.070.
grafting by school officials, penalty: RCW 28A.635.050.
interfering by force or violence with any administrator, faculty member, or student unlawfulPenalty: RCW 28B.10.570, 28B.10.572.
intimidating any administrator, faculty member or student by threat of force or violence unlawfulPenalty: RCW 28B.10.571 and 28B.10.572.
Securities act violations, penalty: RCW 21.20.400 through 21.20.420.
Sexual psychopaths: Chapter 71.06 RCW.
Sexually transmitted diseases, penalty for violation of control of: RCW 70.24.080.
Shellfish, sanitary control, penalties for violation of law regulating: RCW 69.30.140.
Sheriff's office employees, civil service for, penalty: RCW 41.14.220.
Ski lifts and other recreational conveyances: RCW 79A.40.040.
Snowmobile act
additional violationsPenalty: RCW 46.10.495.
operating violations, general penalty: RCW 46.10.490, 46.10.500.
Solid waste collection, unlawful acts: Chapter 81.77 RCW.
Sporting contest, fraud, penalty: RCW 67.24.010.
State bonds, fraud by engraver: RCW 39.44.101.
State employees' retirement, falsification of statements, etc., penalty: RCW 41.40.055.
State lands
firewood removal, permit required, penalty: RCW 79.15.440.
removing flora, etc., penalty: RCW 47.40.080.
trespass, etc.: Chapter 79.02 RCW.
State treasurer, penalty for embezzlement: RCW 43.08.140.
Steam boilers, safety requirements, penalty: RCW 70.54.080.
Stink or gas bombs prohibited, penalty: RCW 70.74.310.
Support of dependent childrenAlternative method1971 act: Chapter 74.20A RCW.
Swimming pools, violation of health laws and regulations: RCW 70.90.205.
Taxation
cigarette tax, penalties: RCW 82.24.100, 82.24.110.
general penalties: RCW 82.32.290.
personal property, disclosure of information unlawful: RCW 84.40.340.
property taxes
listing of property: RCW 84.40.120.
removal of property to avoid collection of, penalties: RCW 84.56.120, 84.56.200.
retail sales tax, penalties: RCW 82.08.050, 82.08.120.
use tax, penalty: RCW 82.12.040.
Teachers
abuse of a misdemeanor: RCW 28A.635.010.
retirement, falsification of statements, etc., penalty: RCW 41.32.055.
Telephones, party line, refusal to yield in emergency, penalty: RCW 70.85.020, 70.85.030.
Television reception improvement districts, penalty for false statement as to tax exemption: RCW 36.95.190.
Tires
pneumatic, passenger car, selling or offering for sale if under prescribed standards, penalty: RCW 46.37.423.
regrooved, selling or offering for sale if under prescribed standards, penalty: RCW 46.37.424.
selling or operating vehicle with tires not meeting standards of state patrol, penalty: RCW 46.37.425.
Tobacco, etc., minors procuring or possessing, penalties: RCW 26.28.080, 70.155.080.
Toll facilities, operation of motor vehicle on, prohibited acts: RCW 46.61.690.
Trading stamps and premiums, penalty for violations: RCW 19.84.040.
Unclaimed Property Act, penalties for violations: RCW 63.29.340, 63.29.350.
Unemployment compensation, penalties for violations: Chapter 50.36 RCW.
Use of lists of registered voters, violations relating to, penalty: RCW 29A.08.720.
Veterinarian laws and rules, penalty: RCW 18.92.230, 18.92.240.
Vital statistics requirements, penalty for violation: RCW 70.58.280.
Vouchers, public, false certification, penalty: RCW 42.24.100.
Wages (see Labor laws)
Warehouses, grain and terminal, commodity inspections, penalties for violation: RCW 22.09.310, 22.09.340, 22.09.890.
Warehousing deposits, general penalties: Chapter 22.32 RCW.
Washington Caustic Poison Act of 1929: Chapter 69.36 RCW.
Washington Criminal Code: Title 9A RCW.
Washington fresh fruit sales limitation act, violations: RCW 15.21.060.
Washington state patrol retirement fund, falsification of records, etc., to defraud, penalty: RCW 43.43.320.
Water pollution
control, penalty for violations: RCW 90.48.140.
drinking water pollution, etc.: Chapter 70.54 RCW.
pollution of water supply in cities and towns, penalty: RCW 35.88.040.
Weed districts, prevention of agent's right of entry, penalty: RCW 17.04.280.
Weights and measures law and rules, penalties for violations: RCW 19.94.490 through 19.94.510.
Wills, failing to deliver, penalty: RCW 11.20.010.
Workers' compensation, penalties for violations of regulations concerning: Chapter 51.48 RCW, RCW 51.16.140.
X-rays, use in shoe fitting prohibited: RCW 70.98.170.


Denial of civil rightsTerms defined.

Terms used in this section shall have the following definitions:
(1)(a) "Every person" shall be construed to include any owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, agent or employee whether one or more natural persons, partnerships, associations, organizations, corporations, cooperatives, legal representatives, trustees, receivers, of this state and its political subdivisions, boards and commissions, engaged in or exercising control over the operation of any place of public resort, accommodation, assemblage, or amusement.
(b) "Deny" is hereby defined to include any act which directly or indirectly, or by subterfuge, by a person or his or her agent or employee, results or is intended or calculated to result in whole or in part in any discrimination, distinction, restriction, or unequal treatment, or the requiring of any person to pay a larger sum than the uniform rates charged other persons, or the refusing or withholding from any person the admission, patronage, custom, presence, frequenting, dwelling, staying, or lodging in any place of public resort, accommodation, assemblage, or amusement except for conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons, regardless of race, creed, or color.
(c) "Full enjoyment of" shall be construed to include the right to purchase any service, commodity, or article of personal property offered or sold on, or by, any establishment to the public, and the admission of any person to accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of any place of public resort, accommodation, assemblage, or amusement, without acts directly or indirectly causing persons of any particular race, creed, or color, to be treated as not welcome, accepted, desired, or solicited.
(d) "Any place of public resort, accommodation, assemblage, or amusement" is hereby defined to include, but not to be limited to, any public place, licensed or unlicensed, kept for gain, hire or reward, or where charges are made for admission, service, occupancy or use of any property or facilities, whether conducted for the entertainment, housing, or lodging of transient guests, or for the benefit, use or accommodation of those seeking health, recreation, or rest, or for the sale of goods and merchandise, or for the rendering of personal services, or for public conveyance or transportation on land, water or in the air, including the stations and terminals thereof and the garaging of vehicles, or where food or beverages of any kind are sold for consumption on the premises, or where public amusement, entertainment, sports, or recreation of any kind is offered with or without charge, or where medical service or care is made available, or where the public gathers, congregates, or assembles for amusement, recreation or public purposes, or public halls, public elevators, and public washrooms of buildings and structures occupied by two or more tenants, or by the owner and one or more tenants, or any public library or any educational institution wholly or partially supported by public funds, or schools of special instruction, or nursery schools, or day care centers or children's camps; nothing herein contained shall be construed to include, or apply to, any institute, bona fide club, or place of accommodation, which is by its nature distinctly private provided that where public use is permitted that use shall be covered by this section; nor shall anything herein contained apply to any educational facility operated or maintained by a bona fide religious or sectarian institution; and the right of a natural parent in loco parentis to direct the education and upbringing of a child under his or her control is hereby affirmed.
(2) Every person who denies to any other person because of race, creed, or color, the full enjoyment of any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of any place of public resort, accommodation, assemblage, or amusement, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

NOTES:

Application forms, licensesMention of race or religion prohibitedPenalty: RCW 43.01.100.
Interference with board against discrimination: RCW 49.60.310.



Operating railroad, steamboat, vehicle, etc., while intoxicated.

Every person who, being employed upon any railway, as engineer, motor operator, grip operator, conductor, switch tender, fire tender, bridge tender, flagger, or signal operator, or having charge of stations, starting, regulating, or running trains upon a railway, or being employed as captain, engineer, or other officer of a vessel propelled by steam, or being the driver of any animal or vehicle upon any public highway, street, or other public place, is intoxicated while engaged in the discharge of any such duties, shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: Caption for 1915 c 165 § 2 reads as follows: "Section 2527 [Rem. & Bal.] Intoxication of employees." See State v. Crothers, 118 Wash. 226, 203 P. 74 (1922).
Captions not law2000 c 239: See note following RCW 49.17.350.
Hunting while intoxicatedPenalty: RCW 77.15.675.
Operating vehicle under influence of intoxicants or drugs: RCW 46.20.285, 46.61.502.
Operating vessel in reckless manner or while under influence of alcohol or drugs: RCW 79A.60.040.
Railroads, employees, equipment, operations: Chapters 81.40, 81.44, 81.48 RCW.



Unlawful transit conduct.

(1) A person is guilty of unlawful transit conduct if, while on or in a transit vehicle or in or at a transit station, he or she knowingly:
(a) Smokes or carries a lighted or smoldering pipe, cigar, or cigarette, unless he or she is smoking in an area designated and authorized by the transit authority;
(b) Discards litter other than in designated receptacles;
(c) Dumps or discards, or both, any materials on or at a transit facility including, but not limited to, hazardous substances and automotive fluids;
(d) Plays any radio, recorder, or other sound-producing equipment, except that nothing herein prohibits the use of the equipment when connected to earphones or an ear receiver that limits the sound to an individual listener. The use of public address systems or music systems that are authorized by a transit agency is permitted. The use of communications devices by transit employees and designated contractors or public safety officers in the line of duty is permitted, as is the use of private communications devices used to summon, notify, or communicate with other individuals, such as pagers and cellular phones;
(e) Spits, expectorates, urinates, or defecates, except in appropriate plumbing fixtures in restroom facilities;
(f) Carries any flammable liquid, explosive, acid, or other article or material likely to cause harm to others, except that nothing herein prevents a person from carrying a cigarette, cigar, or pipe lighter or carrying a firearm or ammunition in a way that is not otherwise prohibited by law;
(g) Consumes an alcoholic beverage or is in possession of an open alcoholic beverage container, unless authorized by the transit authority and required permits have been obtained;
(h) Obstructs or impedes the flow of transit vehicles or passenger traffic, hinders or prevents access to transit vehicles or stations, or otherwise unlawfully interferes with the provision or use of public transportation services;
(i) Unreasonably disturbs others by engaging in loud, raucous, unruly, harmful, or harassing behavior;
(j) Destroys, defaces, or otherwise damages property in a transit vehicle or at a transit facility;
(k) Throws an object in a transit vehicle, at a transit facility, or at any person at a transit facility with intent to do harm;
(l) Possesses an unissued transfer or fare media or tenders an unissued transfer or fare media as proof of fare payment;
(m) Falsely claims to be a transit operator or other transit employee or through words, actions, or the use of clothes, insignia, or equipment resembling department-issued uniforms and equipment, creates a false impression that he or she is a transit operator or other transit employee;
(n) Engages in gambling or any game of chance for the winning of money or anything of value;
(o) Skates on roller skates or in-line skates, or rides in or upon or by any means a coaster, skateboard, toy vehicle, or any similar device. However, a person may walk while wearing skates or carry a skateboard while on or in a transit vehicle or in or at a transit station if that conduct is not otherwise prohibited by law; or
(p) Engages in other conduct that is inconsistent with the intended use and purpose of the transit facility, transit station, or transit vehicle and refuses to obey the lawful commands of an agent of the transit authority or a peace officer to cease such conduct.
(2) For the purposes of this section:
(a) "Transit station" or "transit facility" means all passenger facilities, structures, stops, shelters, bus zones, properties, and rights-of-way of all kinds that are owned, leased, held, or used by a transit authority for the purpose of providing public transportation services.
(b) "Transit vehicle" means any motor vehicle, streetcar, train, trolley vehicle, ferry boat, or any other device, vessel, or vehicle that is owned or operated by a transit authority or an entity providing service on behalf of a transit authority that is used for the purpose of carrying passengers on a regular schedule.
(c) "Transit authority" means a city transit system under RCW 35.58.2721 or chapter 35.95A RCW, a county transportation authority under chapter 36.57 RCW, a metropolitan municipal corporation transit system under chapter 36.56 RCW, a public transportation benefit area under chapter 36.57A RCW, an unincorporated transportation benefit area under RCW 36.57.100, a regional transportation authority under chapter 81.112 RCW, or any special purpose district formed to operate a public transportation system.
(3) Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

NOTES:

FindingsDeclarationSeverability1994 c 45: See notes following RCW 7.48.140.
Drinking in public conveyance: RCW 66.44.250.



Leaving children unattended in parked automobile.

Every person having the care and custody, whether temporary or permanent, of minor children under the age of twelve years, who shall leave such children in a parked automobile unattended by an adult while such person enters a tavern or other premises where vinous, spirituous, or malt liquors are dispensed for consumption on the premises shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

NOTES:

Leaving children unattended in standing vehicle with motor running: RCW 46.61.685.



Disposal of trash in charity donation receptacle.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to throw, drop, deposit, discard, or otherwise dispose of any trash, including, but not limited to items that have deteriorated to the extent that they are no longer of monetary value or of use for the purpose they were intended; garbage, including any organic matter; or litter, in or around a receptacle provided by a charitable organization, as defined in RCW 19.09.020(2), for the donation of clothing, property, or other thing of monetary value to be used for the charitable purposes of such organization.
(2) Charitable organizations must post a clearly visible notice on the donation receptacles warning of the existence and content of this section and the penalties for violation of its provisions, as well as a general identification of the items which are appropriate to be deposited in the receptacle.
(3) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and the fine for such violation shall be not less than fifty dollars for each offense.
(4) Nothing in this section shall preclude a charitable organization which maintains the receptacle from pursuing a civil action and seeking whatever damages were sustained by reason of the violation of the provisions of this section. For a second or subsequent violation of this section, such person shall be liable for treble the amount of damages done by the person, but in no event less than two hundred dollars, and such damages may be recovered in a civil action before any district court judge.

NOTES:

Severability1987 c 385: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 1987 c 385 § 2.]



Food stampsUnlawful sale.

A person who sells food stamps obtained through the program established under RCW 74.04.500 or food stamp benefits transferred electronically, or food purchased therewith, is guilty of the following:
(1) A gross misdemeanor if the value of the stamps, benefits, or food transferred exceeds one hundred dollars; or
(2) A misdemeanor if the value of the stamps, benefits, or food transferred is one hundred dollars or less.

NOTES:

IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.



Food stampsTrafficking.

A person who purchases, or who otherwise acquires and sells, or who traffics in, food stamps as defined by the federal food stamp act, as amended, 7 U.S.C. Sec. 2011 et seq., or food stamp benefits transferred electronically, is guilty of the following:
(1) A class C felony punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW if the face value of the stamps or benefits exceeds one hundred dollars; or
(2) A gross misdemeanor if the face value of the stamps or benefits is one hundred dollars or less.

NOTES:

IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.



Food stampsUnlawful redemption.

A person who, in violation of 7 U.S.C. Sec. 2024(c), obtains and presents food stamps as defined by the federal food stamp act, as amended, 7 U.S.C. Sec. 2011 et seq., or food stamp benefits transferred electronically, for redemption or causes such stamps or benefits to be presented for redemption through the program established under RCW 74.04.500 is guilty of a class C felony punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.

NOTES:

IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.



Tree spiking.

(1) Any person who maliciously drives or places in any tree, forest material, forest debris, or other wood material any iron, steel, ceramic, or other substance sufficiently hard to injure saws or wood processing or manufacturing equipment, for the purpose of hindering logging or timber harvesting activities, is guilty of a class C felony under chapter 9A.20 RCW.
(2) Any person who, with the intent to use it in a violation of subsection (1) of this section, possesses any iron, steel, ceramic, or other substance sufficiently hard to injure saws or wood processing or manufacturing equipment is guilty of a gross misdemeanor under chapter 9A.20 RCW.
(3) As used in this section the terms "forest debris" and "forest material" have the same meanings as under RCW 76.04.005.



Tree spikingAction for damages.

Any person who is damaged by any act prohibited in RCW 9.91.150 may bring a civil action to recover damages sustained, including a reasonable attorney's fee. A party seeking civil damages under this section may recover upon proof of a violation of the provisions of RCW 9.91.150 by a preponderance of the evidence.



Personal protection spray devices.

(1) It is unlawful for a person under eighteen years old, unless the person is at least fourteen years old and has the permission of a parent or guardian to do so, to purchase or possess a personal protection spray device. A violation of this subsection is a misdemeanor.
(2) No town, city, county, special purpose district, quasi-municipal corporation or other unit of government may prohibit a person eighteen years old or older, or a person fourteen years old or older who has the permission of a parent or guardian to do so, from purchasing or possessing a personal protection spray device or from using such a device in a manner consistent with the authorized use of force under RCW 9A.16.020. No town, city, county, special purpose district, quasi-municipal corporation, or other unit of government may prohibit a person eighteen years old or older from delivering a personal protection spray device to a person authorized to possess such a device.
(3) For purposes of this section:
(a) "Personal protection spray device" means a commercially available dispensing device designed and intended for use in self-defense and containing a nonlethal sternutator or lacrimator agent, including but not limited to:
(i) Tear gas, the active ingredient of which is either chloracetophenone (CN) or O-chlorobenzylidene malonotrile (CS); or
(ii) Other agent commonly known as mace, pepper mace, or pepper gas.
(b) "Delivering" means actual, constructive, or attempted transferring from one person to another.
(4) Nothing in this section authorizes the delivery, purchase, possession, or use of any device or chemical agent that is otherwise prohibited by state law.

NOTES:

FindingIntentSeverability1994 sp.s. c 7: See notes following RCW 43.70.540.



Interfering with dog guide or service animal.

(1)(a) Any person who has received notice that his or her behavior is interfering with the use of a dog guide or service animal who continues with reckless disregard to interfere with the use of a dog guide or service animal by obstructing, intimidating, or otherwise jeopardizing the safety of the dog guide or service animal user or his or her dog guide or service animal is guilty of a misdemeanor, except as provided in (b) of this subsection.
(b) A second or subsequent violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor.
(2)(a) Any person who, with reckless disregard, allows his or her dog to interfere with the use of a dog guide or service animal by obstructing, intimidating, or otherwise jeopardizing the safety of the dog guide or service animal user or his or her dog guide or service animal is guilty of a misdemeanor, except as provided in (b) of this subsection.
(b) A second or subsequent violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor.
(3) Any person who, with reckless disregard, injures, disables, or causes the death of a dog guide or service animal is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
(4) Any person who, with reckless disregard, allows his or her dog to injure, disable, or cause the death of a dog guide or service animal is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
(5) Any person who intentionally injures, disables, or causes the death of a dog guide or service animal is guilty of a class C felony punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.
(6) Any person who wrongfully obtains or exerts unauthorized control over a dog guide or service animal with the intent to deprive the dog guide or service animal user of his or her dog guide or service animal is guilty of theft in the first degree, RCW 9A.56.030.
(7)(a) In any case in which the defendant is convicted of a violation of this section, he or she shall also be ordered to make full restitution for all damages, including incidental and consequential expenses incurred by the dog guide or service animal user and the dog guide or service animal which arise out of or are related to the criminal offense.
(b) Restitution for a conviction under this section shall include, but is not limited to:
(i) The value of the replacement of an incapacitated or deceased dog guide or service animal, the training of a replacement dog guide or service animal, or retraining of the affected dog guide or service animal and all related veterinary and care expenses; and
(ii) Medical expenses of the dog guide or service animal user, training of the dog guide or service animal user, and compensation for wages or earned income lost by the dog guide or service animal user.
(8) Nothing in this section shall affect any civil remedies available for violation of this section.
(9) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(a) "Dog guide" means a dog that is trained or in training for the purpose of guiding blind persons or a dog trained or in training for the purpose of assisting hearing impaired persons.
(b) "Service animal" means an animal that is trained or in training for the purposes of assisting or accommodating a disabled person's sensory, mental, or physical disability.
(c) "Notice" means a verbal or otherwise communicated warning prescribing the behavior of another person and a request that the person stop their behavior.
(d) "Value" means the value to the dog guide or service animal user and does not refer to cost or fair market value.

NOTES:

IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.
Short title2001 c 112: "This act may be known and cited as Layla's Law." [ 2001 c 112 § 1.]



Interfering with search and rescue dog.

(1)(a)(i) Any person who has received notice that his or her behavior is interfering with the use of an on-duty search and rescue dog who continues with reckless disregard to interfere with the use of an on-duty search and rescue dog by obstructing, intimidating, or otherwise jeopardizing the safety of the search and rescue dog user or his or her search and rescue dog is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW, except when (a)(ii) of this subsection applies.
(ii) A second or subsequent violation of (a)(i) of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.
(b)(i) Any person who, with reckless disregard, allows his or her dog to interfere with the use of an on-duty search and rescue dog by obstructing, intimidating, or otherwise jeopardizing the safety of the search and rescue dog user or his or her search and rescue dog is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW, except when (b)(ii) of this subsection applies.
(ii) A second or subsequent violation of (b)(i) of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.
(2)(a) Any person who, with reckless disregard, injures, disables, or causes the death of an on-duty search and rescue dog is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.
(b) Any person who, with reckless disregard, allows his or her dog to injure, disable, or cause the death of an on-duty search and rescue dog is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.
(3) Any person who intentionally injures, disables, or causes the death of an on-duty search and rescue dog is guilty of a class C felony.
(4) Any person who wrongfully obtains or exerts unauthorized control over an on-duty search and rescue dog with the intent to deprive the dog user of his or her search and rescue dog is guilty of theft in the first degree under RCW 9A.56.030.
(5)(a) In any case in which the defendant is convicted of a violation of this section, he or she shall also be ordered to make full restitution for all damages, including incidental and consequential expenses incurred by the search and rescue dog user and the dog that arise out of, or are related to, the criminal offense.
(b) Restitution for a conviction under this section shall include, but is not limited to:
(i) The value of the replacement of an incapacitated or deceased dog, the training of a replacement search and rescue dog, or retraining of the affected dog and all related veterinary and care expenses; and
(ii) Medical expenses of the search and rescue dog user, training of the dog user, and compensation for any wages or earned income lost by the search and rescue dog user as a result of a violation of subsection (1), (2), (3), or (4) of this section.
(6) Nothing in this section affects any civil remedies available for violation of this section.
(7) For purposes of this section, "search and rescue dog" means a dog that is trained for the purpose of search and rescue of persons lost or missing.



Violent video or computer games.

(1) A person who sells, rents, or permits to be sold or rented, any video or computer game they know to be a violent video or computer game to any minor has committed a class 1 civil infraction as provided in RCW 7.80.120.
(2) "Minor" means a person under seventeen years of age.
(3) "Person" means a retailer engaged in the business of selling or renting video or computer games including any individual, partnership, corporation, or association who is subject to the tax on retailers under RCW 82.04.250.
(4) "Violent video or computer game" means a video or computer game that contains realistic or photographic-like depictions of aggressive conflict in which the player kills, injures, or otherwise causes physical harm to a human form in the game who is depicted, by dress or other recognizable symbols, as a public law enforcement officer.

NOTES:

Reviser's note: As to the constitutionality of this section, see Video Software Dealers Ass'n v. Maleng, 325 F. Supp. 2d 1180 (W.D. Wash. 2004).
Findings2003 c 365: "The legislature finds that there has been an increase in studies showing a correlation between exposure to violent video and computer games and various forms of hostile and antisocial behavior. The entertainment software industry's ratings and content descriptors of video and computer games reflect that some video and computer games are suitable only for adults due to graphic depictions of sex and/or violence. Furthermore, some video and computer games focus on violence specifically against public law enforcement officers such as police and firefighters. The legislature encourages retailers and parents to utilize the rating system.
In addition, the legislature finds there is a compelling interest to curb hostile and antisocial behavior in Washington's youth and to foster respect for public law enforcement officers." [ 2003 c 365 § 1.]