Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2111, which will enable Sound Transit fare enforcement officers to print out and issue
citations to fare evaders on the spot, as previously reported here, here, and here, came up for a vote in the House Monday. The House voted to concur in the Senate amendment and pass the bill, 95-3.
The Senate accepted the striking amendment offered by the Senate Transportation Committee on Friday, and then passed the bill as amended, 38-11. The effect of the amendment was simply to remove the requirement for the
citation to include the information about the citee’s personal vehicle. Since the citations fare enforcement officers issue are for fare evasion, personal vehicle information is irrelevant. Without having to include space for this information, the citations can be printed by portable printer devices small enough that officers can carry the printers with them.
The bill now heads to the governor’s desk, where there is no reason to believe he won’t sign it. The law is expected to go into effect 90 days after adjournment of the session (March 13), which would be June 11.