[H. B. 79.]
Protecting Game on Lake Washington
An Act to prevent the firing of guns or the killing, entrapping, shooting, ensnaring, maiming, or molesting any of the wild birds at any season of the year upon the waters of Lake Washington, or within one mile of the shores thereof, and providing a penalty for the punishment of the violation of this act.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Washington:
Sec. 1. That it shall be unlawful to fire any gun or to kill, shoot, entrap, ensnare, maim, or destroy any wild birds at any season of the year upon the waters of Lake Washington, or within one mile of its shores, and any person who shall kill, shoot, entrap, ensnare, destroy, or maim any wild birds at any season of the year upon the waters of Lake Washington, or within one mile of the shores of said lake, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as hereinafter provided.
Sec. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, together with the costs of prosecution, or imprisonment in the county jail where the offense is committed for not less than five days nor more than thirty days, or by such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
Sec. 3. Sections one and two of this act shall not apply to any person holding a certificate giving the right to take birds, their nests, or eggs, for scientific purposes, as now provided by law.”
Sam H. Nichols, ed., Session Laws of the State of Washington Eleventh Session Convened January 11; Adjourned March 11, 1909: Compiled in Chapters, with Marginal Notes (Olympia, WA: E. L. Boardman, Public Printer, 1909), 98. Chapter 54 [H. B. 79.]—Protecting Game on Lake Washington: An Act to Prevent the Firing of Guns or the Killing, Entrapping, Shooting, Ensnaring, Maiming, or Molesting Any of the Wild Birds at Any Season of the Year upon the Waters of Lake Washington, or within One Mile of the Shores Thereof, and Providing a Penalty for the Punishment of the Violation of This Act. Passed by the House February 25, 1909; Passed by the Senate March 3, 1909; Approved March 6, 1909.