79A.05.162  <<  79A.05.165 >>   79A.05.168


(1) Every person is guilty of a misdemeanor who:
(a) Cuts, breaks, injures, destroys, takes, or removes any tree, shrub, timber, plant, or natural object in any park or parkway except in accordance with such rules as the commission may prescribe; or
(b) Kills, or pursues with intent to kill, any bird or animal in any park or parkway except in accordance with a research pass, permit, or other approval issued by the commission, pursuant to rule, for scientific research purposes; or
(c) Takes any fish from the waters of any park or parkway, except in conformity with such general rules as the commission may prescribe; or
(d) Willfully mutilates, injures, defaces, or destroys any guidepost, notice, tablet, fence, inclosure [enclosure], or work for the protection or ornamentation of any park or parkway; or
(e) Lights any fire upon any park or parkway, except in such places as the commission has authorized, or willfully or carelessly permits any fire which he or she has lighted or which is under his or her charge, to spread or extend to or burn any of the shrubbery, trees, timber, ornaments, or improvements upon any park or parkway, or leaves any campfire which he or she has lighted or which has been left in his or her charge, unattended by a competent person, without extinguishing it; or
(f) Places within any park or parkway or affixes to any object therein contained, without a written license from the commission, any word, character, or device designed to advertise any business, profession, article, thing, exhibition, matter, or event.
(2)(a) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, a person who violates any rule adopted, promulgated, or issued by the commission pursuant to the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) The commission may specify by rule, when not inconsistent with applicable statutes, that violation of the rule is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[ 2007 c 441 s 2; (2008 c 83 s 2 expired December 1, 2010); 2003 c 53 s 382; 1997 c 214 s 1; 1987 c 380 s 15; 1965 c 8 s 43.51.180. Prior: 1921 c 149 s 8; RRS s 10948. Formerly RCW 43.51.180.]


Expiration date2008 c 83: "This act expires December 1, 2010." [ 2008 c 83 s 3.]
IntentEffective date2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.
Effective date1987 c 380: See RCW 7.84.900.
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