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Ordinance No. A 236, §§ 1 (Pts. 1, 7, 12, 21, & 31), 9, 10, 26, 37, & 39, Yakima (a.k.a. North Yakima) City Council (1917) (Yakima, Washington).

"ORDINANCE NO. A 236
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AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE PUBLIC PEACE, SAFETY, MORALITY AND GOOD ORDER IN THE CITY OF NORTH YAKIMA: DEFINING WHO ARE DISORDERLY PERSONS AND VAGRANTS PROVIDING PENALTIES FORTHE VIOLATION THEREOF: REPEALING ORDINANCES NUMBERED 9, 11, 13, 18, 25, 49, 86, 163, 172, 174, 182, 193, 213, 214, 215, 216, 219, 223, 227, 241, 271, 286, 295, 433, 298, 521, 618, 634, 652, 720, 730, 841, 857, A19, A29, A31, A52, A73, A97, and A134, and all other ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, and declaring an emergency.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF NORTH YAKIMA:

    SECTION -1-That the follwoing persons are hereby declared to be disorderly persons...

        ...7. CONCEALED WEAPONS--Any person in said city, except police officers and other persons who are authorized by law or have obtained proper authority so to do from the Chief of Police of said city, who shall carry or wear in any manner concealed upon his or her person, any dirk, dagger,1 stilletto, bowie-knife, sword-cane, gun, pistol, revolver sling-shot, metal knuckles, or any other dangerous weapon or instrument which may be used to inflict injury upon the person of another...

        ...12. EXHIBITING WEAPON--Any person in saidcity, except police officers and other persons whose duty it is to make arrestes, who shall draw, exhibit or attempt to use, any deadly weapon with intent to do bodily injury to another, or with the intention of intimidating such other person...

        ...21. GUNS, FIRING--Any person in said city, except police officers engaged in the lawful discharge of their duty, and persons practicing at target shooting in a duly licensed shooting gallery, who shall fire off or discharge any gun, pistol or fire arm of any kind within the city limits...

        ...31. MINORS, IN POOL ROOMS: SELLING OF LIQUOR, TOBACCO, FIREARMS TO--Any person who shall admit to, orallow to remain in any dance house or in any place of entertainment injurious to health or morals, owned, kept or managed by him, any person under the age of eighteen years, unless such person shall be accompanied by a parent2 or legal guardian; or who shall admit to or suffer or permit any person under the age of twenty-one years to remain in any public pool or billiard hall or to play any game of skill or chance, in any such place, or in any place adjacent thereto, or shall admit or allow to remain in any reputed house of prostitution or assignation, or any place where opium or any preparationthereof, is smoked, or where any narcotic drug is used; or who shall sell or give, or permit to be sold or given wway to any person under the age of twenty one-years any intoxicating liquor, cigar, cigarette, cigarette paper or wrapping, or tobacco in any form; or who shall sell, or give, or permit to be sold or given to any person under the age of eighteen years, any revolver, or pistol. It shall be no defense to a prosecution for a violation of this section, that the person acted, or was believed by the defendent to act, as agent or representative of another...

    ...SECTION 9. FIRE WORKS, UNLAWFUL TO EXPLODE--It shall be unlawful for any person to fire or cause to be exploded any cannon, bonb, anvil or toy pistol, or fire or cause to be exploded any squib, rocket, cracker or roman candle or other combustible fire works ordinarily used for a pyrotechnic display, within the corporate limits of the city of North Yakima.

    SECTION 10. FIRE WORKS, UNLAWFUL TO SELL--It stall be unlawfulfor any person,, firm orcorporation within the corporate limits of the city of North Yakima to sell or offer for sale either at retail orwholesale, or have in his or its possession or custody, any toy pistol, squib, rocket, cracker, roman candle or fire balloon or other combustible fire works for the making of a pyrotechnic display; provided, that nothing in this ordinance contained shall in any way or manner be construed to prohibit the City Commission of the city of North Yakima through its duly authorized committes or agents to make or allow public pyrotechnic displays of fire works by use of such combustibles as may be necessary for any such display...

    ...SECTION 26. When any person shall be found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon as provided in this ordinance, the weapon or weapons found on the person convicted of carrying the same, shall be confiscated by the Chief of Police and forfeited to the city of North Yakima...

    ...SECTION 37. Any person convicted of being a disorderly person or a vagrant, or convicted of violating any of the provisions of this ordinance, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor andshall be punished by a fine in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the city jail not exceeding thirty days or by both such fine and imprisonment...

    ...SECTION 39. Whereas, there is in the interest of public peace and safety a demand for the immediate passage of this ordinance an emergency is hereby declared to exist and the urgency for the immediate taking effect of this ordinance is hereby declared to exist andthis ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passeag, approval and publication.
    Passed bythe City Commission this 2nd day of January, 1917.
    Signed and approved this 2nd day of January, 1917."

Full Text: 1917, WA, Yakima, Ordinance No. A236


N.B. There are stamp prints and handwritten notes throughout the document indicating various notes, including when various parts of this law were repealed. Any user interested in in this information should examine the original MS linked above.
1. This word was originally written "gagger," and has been changed by hand to read "dagger."
2. An extra "e" has been crossed out by hand. What was "pareent" now reads "parent."


Ordinance No. A 236, Yakima City Council Ordinances, 1886-2021, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed November 17, 2023. Yakima, Washington City Council, Ordinance No. A 236—An Ordinance For the Preservation of the Public Peace, Safety, Morality and Good Order in the City of North Yakima: Defining Who Are Disorderly Persons and Vagrants Providing Penalties Forthe Violation Thereof: Repealing Ordinances Numbered 9, 11, 13, 18, 25, 49, 86, 163, 172, 174, 182, 193, 213, 214, 215, 216, 219, 223, 227, 241, 271, 286, 295, 433, 298, 521, 618, 634, 652, 720, 730, 841, 857, A19, A29, A31, A52, A73, A97, and A134, and All Other Ordinances and Parts of Ordinances in Conflict Herewith, and Declaring an Emergency, §§ 1 (Pts. 1, 7, 12, 21, & 31), 9, 10, 26, 37, & 39. Passed and Approved, January 2, 1917.