Chapter 6.05
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Sections:

6.05.010    Purpose.

6.05.020    Definitions.

6.05.030    Police officers’ duties.

6.05.040    Court—Duties.

6.05.050    Defendant—Appearances by.

6.05.060    Sentencing—No contact order.

6.05.070    No contact order—Enforcement.

6.05.075    Place where committed.

6.05.080    Victim—Notification of prosecution decision.

6.05.090    Violation of order—Penalties.

6.05.100    Police officers’ liability.

6.05.110    Copy of state statute on file.

6.05.120    Adoption by reference includes subsequent amendments.

6.05.130    Interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.

6.05.135    Exposing minor child(ren) to domestic violence.

6.05.140    Severability.

6.05.010 Purpose.

RCW 10.99.010 is adopted by reference. (Ord. 96-75 § 9 (part), 1996).

6.05.020 Definitions.

RCW 10.99.020 is adopted by reference. For purposes of this chapter, “peace officer” includes a Yakima police officer, “law enforcement agency” includes the Yakima police department, “public attorney” means a person or persons, attorney or attorneys who have been designated by the Yakima city manager to provide legal services for indigent defendants, and “legislature” shall include the city council. (Ord. 98-3 § 6; 1998: Ord. 96-75 § 9 (part), 1996).

6.05.030 Police officers’ duties.

RCW 10.99.030 is adopted by reference. (Ord. 96-75 § 9 (part), 1996).

6.05.040 Court—Duties.

RCW 10.99.040 is adopted by reference. (Ord. 96-75 § 9 (part), 1996).

6.05.050 Defendant—Appearances by.

RCW 10.99.045 is adopted by reference. (Ord. 96-75 § 9 (part), 1996).

6.05.060 Sentencing—No contact order.

RCW 10.99.050 is adopted by reference. (Ord. 96-75 § 9 (part), 1996).

6.05.070 No contact order—Enforcement.

RCW 10.99.055 is adopted by reference. (Ord. 96-75 § 9 (part), 1996).

6.05.075 Place where committed.

Any violation of a protective order committed as set forth in this chapter may be deemed to have been committed where the contact occurred or where the contact was initiated from. (Ord. 2001-30 § 2, 2001).

6.05.080 Victim—Notification of prosecution decision.

RCW 10.99.060 is adopted by reference. (Ord. 96-75 § 9 (part), 1996).

6.05.090 Violation of order—Penalties.

RCW 26.50.110 is adopted by reference. (Ord. 2000-25 § 1, 2000).

6.05.100 Police officers’ liability.

RCW 10.99.070 is adopted by reference. (Ord. 98-3 § 7, 1998: Ord. 96-75 § 9 (part), 1996).

6.05.110 Copy of state statute on file.

The office of the city clerk shall maintain at all times as a public record of the city, not less than one copy of RCW Chapter 10.99 and RCW Chapter 26.50.110 for use by city officials and the general public. (Ord. 2000-25 § 2, 2000: Ord. 96-75 § 9 (part), 1996).

6.05.120 Adoption by reference includes subsequent amendments.

All RCW sections referred to in this chapter shall include the current version and any subsequent amendments thereto. (Ord. 2000-25 § 3, 2000: Ord. 96-75 § 9 (part), 1996).

6.05.130 Interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.

RCW 9A.36.150 is hereby adopted by reference as currently enacted or as hereafter amended or recodified from time to time. (Ord. 2021-014 § 1, 2021; Ord. 97-18 § 1, 1997).

6.05.135 Exposing minor child(ren) to domestic violence.

A.    A person commits the crime of exposing minor child(ren) to domestic violence when he or she:

1.    Commits a crime against a family or household member, or an intimate partner, as defined in RCW 26.50.010, as currently enacted or hereafter amended; and

2.    The crime is committed in the immediate presence of, or is witnessed or heard by, the person’s or the victim’s minor child, minor stepchild, or any minor child residing within the household of the person or victim.

3.    For purposes of this section, “minor” shall mean under eighteen years of age on the date of the violation.

B.    A violation of this section is a gross misdemeanor. Any person convicted of this crime shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than thirty days. (Ord. 2021-014 § 2, 2021).

6.05.140 Severability.

Each separate provision of this chapter shall be deemed independent of all other provisions. If any provision of the chapter, or part thereof, be declared invalid, all other provisions, or parts thereof, shall remain valid and enforceable. (Ord. 2000-25 § 5, 2000).