Chapter 3.17


3.17.010    Purpose and effect.

3.17.020    Definitions.

3.17.030    Fee.

3.17.040    Deposits and disbursements.

3.17.010 Purpose and effect.

The provisions of this chapter shall be deemed an exercise of the power of the city to recover the expense of alcohol-related and/or drug-related emergency response pursuant to the laws of the state of Washington. (Ord. 98-21 § 1, 1998)

3.17.020 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:

A. “Emergency” means an incident that requires a normal police, coroner, fire, rescue, emergency medical services, or utility response as a result of a violation of one of the statutes enumerated in RCW 38.52.430.

B. “Emergency response” means the city’s use of emergency services during an emergency. (Ord. 98-21 § 1, 1998)

3.17.030 Fee.

Each person whose intoxication causes an incident resulting in an emergency response, and who, in connection with the incident is found guilty of or has prosecution deferred for (1) driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, (2) operating an aircraft under the influence of intoxicants or drugs, (3) use of a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, (4) vehicular homicide while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, or (5) vehicular assault while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, shall pay the city an emergency response fee in an amount as established by city resolution. The emergency response fee shall be due on the entry of an order or judgment finding guilt or deferring prosecution for any offense listed in this section. If the fee is not paid when due, the city may collect the fee in the same manner as any obligation under a contract, express or implied, including collection pursuant to BIMC 1.28.045 and 1.28.047. (Ord. 98-21 § 1, 1998)

3.17.040 Deposits and disbursements.

All emergency response fees paid to or recovered by the city shall be deposited into the current expense fund. (Ord. 98-21 § 1, 1998)