State Current Legislation in
SB 5026: Damage to Livestock.
Provides compensation for livestock damaged by the state’s wildlife. Currently referred to Parks, Fish and Wildlife for review. Livestock means horses, mules, donkeys, cattle, sheep, goats, swine and ratites. Directs risk management to office of financial management to develop procedures to verify loss, and provide compensation to people who have livestock damaged by wildlife. The Division of Risk Management must ensure people receive full value for damaged stock. Full value so far will equal sold @slaughter or sold at public livestock market.
Status: referred to Parks committee
Several Variations of Bills on the State Evergreen Recreational Pass
SB 5111, SB 5143
Creation of a single renewable annual pass. The
Interagency Committee on Outdoor Recreation (IAC) must develop an evergreen
recreation pass that can be used in place of parking fees charged at parking,
day use, trail head, or primitive overnight camping sites owned by the State
Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington Department of Fish and
The initial cost may not exceed $35.00 for residents or $65.00 for nonresidents. A deluxe pass that also includes access to boat launches may not exceed $50.00 or residents or $95.00 for non-residents. The IAC may develop premium passes that combine additional licenses and services that may include camping, boat moorage, hunting and fishing.
80% of the net proceeds must be deposited in the State
Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account until
Agencies participating in the evergreen recreation pass
are authorized to enter into agreements with federal agencies and neighboring
states to develop a regional recreation pass.
Agencies are required to develop a proposal for a joint state and
federal recreation pass by
Appropriation of $450,000 was requested on January
16.2003 for the fiscal year ending
Status: referred to Parks committee.
SB 5112 Outdoor Evergreen
Recreation Account, addresses required use of funds.
This bill addresses that the creation of a single pass may result in more people visiting recreation sites, and the need to make more funds available for facilities.
The WWRP (Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program) was created in 1990 to acquire lands for wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation, and to develop existing recreation lands and facilities. Legislative appropriations are divided into seven categories: local parks, state parks, trail/water access, critical habitat, natural areas, an urban wildlife habitat. Within each category, state and/or local agencies compete for available grant funds. Since 1990, the Legislature has appropriated $362 million for the WWFP.
State parks are allocated 12.5 percent of any WWRP appropriation. Of these funds, at least 75 % must be used by the State Parks and Recreation Commission for acquisition costs with the remainder to be used for park development. “Development” is defined in the rule as the construction of facilities to enhance outdoor recreation resources.
This bill would change the allocation of funds to at least 50% of the funds for acquisition, and up to 50% now for park development.(an increase of up to 25%)
No appropriation required, so this bill may be moving forward.
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