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RCW 70.77.250

Chief of the Washington state patrol to enforce and administer—Powers and duties.

(1) The chief of the Washington state patrol, through the director of fire protection, shall enforce and administer this chapter.
(2) The chief of the Washington state patrol, through the director of fire protection, shall appoint such deputies and employees as may be necessary and required to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
(3) The chief of the Washington state patrol, through the director of fire protection, shall adopt those rules relating to fireworks as are necessary for the implementation of this chapter.
(4) The chief of the Washington state patrol, through the director of fire protection, shall adopt those rules as are necessary to ensure statewide minimum standards for the enforcement of this chapter. Counties and cities shall comply with these state rules. Any ordinances adopted by a county or city that are more restrictive than state law shall have an effective date no sooner than one year after their adoption.
(5) The chief of the Washington state patrol, through the director of fire protection, may exercise the necessary police powers to enforce the criminal provisions of this chapter. This grant of police powers does not prevent any other state agency and city, county, or local government agency having general law enforcement powers from enforcing this chapter within the jurisdiction of the agency and city, county, or local government.
(6) The chief of the Washington state patrol, through the director of fire protection, shall adopt rules necessary to enforce the civil penalty provisions for the violations of this chapter. A civil penalty under this subsection may not exceed one thousand dollars per day for each violation and is subject to the procedural requirements under RCW 70.77.252.
(7) The chief of the Washington state patrol, through the director of fire protection, may investigate or cause to be investigated all fires resulting, or suspected of resulting, from the use of fireworks.
NOTES:
Severability2002 c 370: See note following RCW 70.77.126.
SeverabilityEffective date1997 c 182: See notes following RCW 70.77.160.
Effective date1995 c 369: See note following RCW 43.43.930.
SeverabilityEffective date1995 c 61: See notes following RCW 70.77.111.
Severability1986 c 266: See note following RCW 38.52.005.
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