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RCW 43.06.220

State of emergency—Powers of governor pursuant to proclamation.

  1. The governor, after proclaiming a state of emergency and prior to terminating such, may, in the area described by the proclamation, issue an order prohibiting:
    1. Any person being on the public streets, or in the public parks, or at any other public place during the hours declared by the governor to be a period of curfew;
    2. Any number of persons, as designated by the governor, from assembling or gathering on the public streets, parks, or other open areas of this state, either public or private;
    3. The manufacture, transfer, use, possession, or transportation of a molotov cocktail or any other device, instrument, or object designed to explode or produce uncontained combustion;
    4. The transporting, possessing, or using of gasoline, kerosene, or combustible, flammable, or explosive liquids or materials in a glass or uncapped container of any kind except in connection with the normal operation of motor vehicles, normal home use, or legitimate commercial use;
    5. The sale, purchase, or dispensing of alcoholic beverages;
    6. The sale, purchase, or dispensing of other commodities or goods, as he or she reasonably believes should be prohibited to help preserve and maintain life, health, property, or the public peace;
    7. The use of certain streets, highways, or public ways by the public; and
    8. Such other activities as he or she reasonably believes should be prohibited to help preserve and maintain life, health, property, or the public peace.
  2. The governor after proclaiming a state of emergency and prior to terminating such may, in the area described by the proclamation, issue an order or orders concerning waiver or suspension of statutory obligations or limitations in any or all of the following areas as further specified and limited by chapter 181, Laws of 2008:
    1. Liability for participation in interlocal agreements;
    2. Inspection fees owed to the department of labor and industries;
    3. Application of the family emergency assistance program;
    4. Regulations, tariffs, and notice requirements under the jurisdiction of the utilities and transportation commission;
    5. Application of tax due dates and penalties relating to collection of taxes; and
    6. Permits for industrial, business, or medical uses of alcohol.
  3. In imposing the restrictions provided for by RCW 43.06.010, and 43.06.200 through 43.06.270, the governor may impose them for such times, upon such conditions, with such exceptions, and in such areas of this state he or she from time to time deems necessary.
  4. During the continuance of any state of emergency, neither the governor nor any governmental entity or political subdivision of the state shall impose any restriction on the possession, transfer, sale, transport, storage, display, or use of firearms or ammunition that is otherwise authorized or guaranteed by law.
  5. Any person willfully violating any provision of an order issued by the governor under this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
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