I have been working with one of the Commissioners for the past few months and things are moving along to correct 3 ordinances that violate State Preemption.
I do not have a draft of what wording they are changing but do to the comment of repealing the ordinance on prohibiting promoters from allowing firearms on the premises during events, it seems pretty positive.
I will be there to ensure the changes are in compliance with State Law though.
Yakima City Codes were brought into compliance fall 2009.
I will be looking at Union Gap and Selah as they both have a couple of issues on firearms.
BOARD OF YAKIMA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Weekly Agenda Meeting
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM
City Council Chambers, 129 North 2nd Street, Yakima, Washington
CORPORATE COUNSELThey are modifying these two ordinances
Terry Austin, Chief Civil
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Reso 286-2010 Setting Public Hearing to Consider an Ordinance
Relating to the Possession of Firearms in County Parks,
At Outdoor Festivals, and at Other Occasional
Amusements, Sporting Events, or Shows;
Yakima County Code 8.10.170, 11.40.500;
Yakima County Code 5.16.090; July 20, 2010 10:30:
8.10.170 Firearms – Penalty.
(1) It is unlawful for any person, except law enforcement officers, to carry, transport or convey, or to have in his possession or under his control, any firearm while on the site of a festival.
(2) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars and not more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than ninety days or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(Ord. 3-1995 §17, 1995: Ord. 8-1976 §1 (part), 1976).
11.04.500 Firearms.They are repealing this one.
No person shall possess a firearm with a cartridge in any portion of the mechanism; nor shall any person discharge across, in, or into any Yakima County park area a firearm, bow and arrow, or air or gas operated weapon, or any device capable of injuring or killing any person or animal, or damaging or destroying any public or private property, except where the department for good cause has authorized a special recreational firearm activity upon finding that it is not inconsistent with Yakima County park use and such use is confined to a designated area so posted for such use.
(Ord. 3-1984 (part), 1984).
5.16.090 Firearms – Penalty.
No promoter or any officer, employee, volunteer, member, agent or representative of the promoter shall permit or knowingly allow any person to use, possess, deliver, or bring upon the premises of said event covered by this chapter any firearms. The presence or use of firearms on the premises of an event covered by this chapter shall be cause for immediate revocation of the license for the event.
(Ord. 13-1995 §15, 1995)