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A. A person is guilty of unlawful bus conduct if while on or in a municipal transit vehicle as defined by RCW 46.04.355 or in or at a municipal transit station and with knowledge that such conduct is prohibited, he or she:

1. Except while in or at a municipal transit station, smokes or carries a lighted or smoldering pipe, cigar or cigarette;

2. Discards litter other than in designated receptacles;

3. Plays any radio, recorder or other sound-producing equipment except that nothing herein shall prohibit the use of such equipment when connected to earphones that limit the sound to individual listeners or the use of a communication device by an employee of the owner or operator of the municipal transit vehicle or municipal transit station;

4. Spits or expectorates;

5. Carries any flammable liquid, explosive, acid or other article or material likely to cause harm to others except that nothing herein shall prevent a person from carrying a cigarette, cigar or pipe lighter or carrying a firearm or ammunition in a way that is not otherwise prohibited by law;

6. Intentionally obstructs or impedes the flow of municipal transit vehicles or passenger traffic, hinders or prevents access to municipal transit vehicles or stations, or otherwise unlawfully interferes with the provision or use of public transportation services;

7. Intentionally disturbs others by engaging in loud, raucous, unruly, harmful or harassing behavior; or

8. Destroys, defaces, or otherwise damages property of a municipality as defined in RCW 35.58.272 employed in the provision or use of public transportation services.

B. For the purposes of this section, "municipal transit station" means all facilities, structures, lands, interest in lands, air rights over lands, and rights of way of all kinds that are owned, leased, held, or used by a municipality as defined in RCW 35.58.272 for the purpose of providing public transportation services, including, but not limited to, park and ride lots, transit centers and tunnels, and bus shelters.

C. Unlawful bus conduct is a misdemeanor. (Ord. M-3624, 2003)