Chapter 10.04
MODEL TRAFFIC ORDINANCE*

Sections:

10.04.010    Adoption by reference.

10.04.020    File copies of text.

10.04.030    Disposition of traffic fines or forfeitures – General fund.

10.04.040    Disposition of traffic fines or forfeitures – Official misconduct.

*    Code reviser’s note: The effective date of Ord. 2156 is July 1, 1994, pursuant to Ord. 2159.

10.04.010 Adoption by reference.

A. The “Washington Model Traffic Ordinance,” Chapter 308-330 WAC, hereinafter referred to as the “MTO,” and RCW 46.52.088, 46.61.072, 46.61.202, 46.61.215, 46.61.261, 46.61.264, 46.61.266, 46.61.269, 46.61.502, 46.61.504, 46.61.520, 46.61.540, 46.61.606, 46.61.608, 46.61.614 and 46.64.017 are adopted by reference as and for the traffic ordinance of this city as if set forth in full in this chapter.

B. The following sections of the MTO and/or RCW are not adopted by reference and are expressly deleted:

RCW

46.61.520    70.61.520

WAC

308-330-127    308-330-515 308-330-610

308-330-142    308-330-520 308-330-620

308-330-145    308-330-525 308-330-630

308-330-148    308-330-530 308-330-640

308-330-250    308-330-535 308-330-650

308-330-255    308-330-540 308-330-660

308-330-510    308-330-600

(Ord. 2156 § 1, 1994; Ord. 1765 § 1, 1985; Ord. 1555 § 1, 1980; Ord. 1463 § § 1, 2, 1976; prior code § 10-101)

10.04.020 File copies of text.

Incident to the adoption of the MTO by reference, in BMC 10.04.010, copies of the text of the adopted MTO and of other adopted statutes shall be filed as required by law for use and examination by the public. (Ord. 2156 § 2, 1994; Ord. 1463 § 6, 1976; prior code § 10-105)

10.04.030 Disposition of traffic fines or forfeitures – General fund.

All fines and forfeitures collected upon conviction or upon the forfeiture of bail of any person charged with a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be paid into the general fund of the city. (Ord. 1463 § 4, 1976; prior code § 10-103)

10.04.040 Disposition of traffic fines or forfeitures – Official misconduct.

Failure, refusal or neglect on the part of any judicial or other officer or employee receiving or having custody of any such fine or forfeiture of bail, either before or after a deposit in the general fund, to comply with the provisions of BMC 10.04.030 constitutes misconduct in office and is grounds for removal therefrom, provided appropriate removal action is taken pursuant to state law relating to removal of public officials. (Ord. 1463 § 5, 1976; prior code § 10-104)