Chapter 10.01
WASHINGTON MODEL TRAFFIC ORDINANCE1

Sections:

10.01.010    Adopted.

10.01.020    Sections not adopted.

10.01.030    Disposition of traffic fines and forfeitures.

10.01.040    Failure to deposit fines and forfeitures constitutes official misconduct.

10.01.050    Violation – Penalty.

10.01.010 Adopted.

The Washington Model Traffic Ordinance (“MTO”), Chapter 308-330 WAC, is adopted by reference as and for the traffic ordinance of this city as if set forth in full herein, except as provided in Section 10.01.020. (Ord. 990 § 1, 1994: Ord. 710 § 1, 1983).

10.01.020 Sections not adopted.

The following sections of the MTO are not adopted by reference and are expressly deleted: WAC 308-330-500, 308-330-505, 308-330-510, 308-330-515, 308-330-520, 308-330-525, 308-330-530, 308-330-535, 308-330-540, and 308-330-565, which relate to the regulation of bicycles; and 308-330-600, 308-330-610, 308-330-620, 308-330-630, 308-330-640, 308-330-650, and 308-330-660, which relate to the regulation of parking meters. (Ord. 990 § 2, 1994: Ord. 710 § 2, 1983).

10.01.030 Disposition of traffic fines and forfeitures.

All fines or forfeitures collected upon conviction or upon the forfeiture of bail of any person charged with a violation of any of the provisions of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall be paid into the general fund of the city after the deduction and payment of all distributions of such fines or forfeitures required by the laws of the state. (Ord. 710 § 4, 1983).

10.01.040 Failure to deposit fines and forfeitures constitutes 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 Section 10.01.030 shall constitute misconduct in office and shall be grounds for removal therefrom, provided appropriate removal action is taken pursuant to state law relating to removal of public officials. (Ord. 710 § 5, 1983).

10.01.050 Violation – Penalty.

Unless another penalty is expressly provided by law in the MTO or in the statutes that are adopted by reference therein, any person who is convicted of violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment not to exceed ninety days, or both. (Ord. 710 § 3, 1983).


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For statutory provisions authorizing adoption by reference, see RCW 35.21.180.