SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1112







                        52nd Legislature

                      1991 Regular Session



Passed by the House February 15, 1991

  Yeas 96   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate April 8, 1991

  Yeas 46   Nays 1




President of the Senate












Governor of the State of Washington



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1112 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                                      Chief Clerk











                        Secretary of State   

                       State of Washington  



                            SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1112



                             AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


                     Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By House Committee on Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Representatives Ferguson, Belcher, Brumsickle, R. King, Rasmussen and Miller).


Read first time February 1, 1991.  Providing for environmental interpretation in state parks.

     AN ACT Relating to environmental interpretation in Washington's state parks; and adding new sections to chapter 43.51 RCW.




     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  INTENT.  The legislature finds that the lands owned and managed by the state parks and recreation commission are a significant collection of valuable natural, historical, and cultural resources for the citizens of Washington state.  The legislature further finds that if citizens understand and appreciate the state park ecological resources, they will come to appreciate and understand the ecosystems and natural resources throughout the state.  Therefore, the state parks and recreation commission may increase the use of its facilities and resources to provide environmental interpretation throughout the state parks system.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  DEFINITIONS.  The state parks and recreation commission may provide environmental interpretative activities for visitors to state parks that:

     (1) Explain the functions, history, and cultural aspects of ecosystems;

     (2) Explain the relationship between human needs, human behaviors and attitudes, and the environment; and

     (3) Offer experiences and information to increase citizen appreciation and stewardship of the environment and its multiple uses.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.  The state parks and recreation commission may consult and enter into agreements with and solicit assistance from private sector organizations and other governmental agencies that are interested in conserving and interpreting Washington's environment.  The commission shall not permit commercial advertising in state park lands or interpretive centers as a condition of such agreements.  Logos or credit lines for sponsoring organizations may be permitted.  The commission shall maintain an accounting of all monetary gifts provided, and expenditures of monetary gifts shall not be used to increase personnel.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 4.  Sections 1 through 3 of this act are each added to chapter 43.51 RCW.