Chapter 9.04


9.04.010    Adoption generally.

9.04.011    Adoption of state laws – 1998.

9.04.012    Adoption of additional state laws.

9.04.020    City penalties same as state.

9.04.030    RCWs available to the public.

9.04.040    Disposition of fines and forfeitures.

9.04.050    Disposal of forfeited firearms.

9.04.010 Adoption generally.

All misdemeanors and gross misdemeanor criminal behavior as defined by state enactment is adopted by the city, and the city municipal court is given jurisdiction to prosecute such either by citation referencing this chapter or the applicable state statute; and further provided, that police officers of the city shall, to the extent provided by state law, have the authority and jurisdiction to arrest for and initiate citation and prosecution for violations of state enactments by authority of this chapter. (Ord. 312 § 1, 1984)

9.04.011 Adoption of state laws – 1998.

There is adopted by reference all provisions of any enactment of the State Legislature up to and through the year 1998, not previously adopted by reference, and establishing a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor for criminal behavior, otherwise enforceable by the state within the city, to become a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor of the city, and to the extent otherwise enforceable by the state, shall likewise be enforceable by the city, through the municipal court, its police department, its prosecuting authority, all in the same manner and fashion as such enactment may be enforced or prosecuted in the name of the state. (Ord. 780 § 1, 1999; Ord. 725 § 1, 1997; Ord. 692 § 1, 1996; Ord. 585 § 1, 1994; Ord. 549 § 1, 1993; Ord. 484 § 1, 1991)

9.04.012 Adoption of additional state laws.

The following statutes of the state of Washington (now in effect and as subsequently amended) are adopted by reference as if set forth in full: Section 1, Chapter 24, Laws of 1998; Sections 3(1), 3(2), and 4, Chapter 134, Laws of 1998; Section 1, Chapter 317, Laws of 1998; RCW 9A.56.050, 9A.56.140(3) and (4), and 9A.56.170. (Ord. 762 § 1, 1998)

9.04.020 City penalties same as state.

The maximum or minimum penalty for an act that constitutes a crime under city law shall be the same as the penalty prescribed for that crime under state law. (Ord. 585 § 2, 1994)

9.04.030 RCWs available to the public.

The enactments of the State Legislature adopted by reference in this chapter are available in the Revised Code of Washington. A copy of the Revised Code of Washington containing such enactments shall be made available for the use and examination by the public. (Ord. 762 § 2, 1998; Ord. 585 § 3, 1994)

9.04.040 Disposition of fines and forfeitures.

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. 312 § 4, 1984)

9.04.050 Disposal of forfeited firearms.

Firearms that are: (A) judicially forfeited and no longer needed for evidence; or (B) forfeited due to a failure to make a claim under RCW 63.32.010 or RCW 63.40.010; and not retained by the Lake Forest Park police department subject to RCW 9.41.098, must be destroyed by the chief of police, except that antique firearms or firearms of historical significance under RCW 9.41.098 must be auctioned or traded to licensed dealers. All proceeds of an auction shall be placed in the general fund. (Ord. 751 § 1, 1998)