CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL 1572
1991 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 12, 1991
Yeas 98 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 8, 1991
Yeas 47 Nays 0
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 ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL 1572 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Secretary of State
State of Washington
ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL 1572
AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Representatives Spanel, Wilson, R. King, Morris, Haugen, Orr, Cole, Fuhrman, Padden, Kremen and Paris.
Read first time February 1, 1991. Referred to Committee on Fisheries & Wildlife.
AN ACT Relating to salmon labeling for human consumption; adding new sections to chapter 69.04 RCW; creating a new section; and prescribing penalties.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 69.04 RCW to read as follows:
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout sections 2 through 4 of this act.
(1) "Salmon" means all species of the genus Oncorhynchus, except those classified as game fish in Title 77 RCW, and includes:
SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon
Oncorhynchus kisutch Coho salmon
Oncorhynchus keta Chum salmon
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Pink salmon
Oncorhynchus nerka Sockeye salmon
Salmo salar (in other than Atlantic salmon
its landlocked form)
(2) "Commercially caught" means salmon harvested by commercial fishers.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 69.04 RCW to read as follows:
No person may label, advertise, or offer for retail sale any fresh or frozen salmon food fish and cultured aquatic salmon without identifying the species of salmon by its common name. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of misbranding under the provisions of this chapter.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 69.04 RCW to read as follows:
No person may label, advertise, or offer for retail sale any fresh or frozen:
(1) Private sector cultured aquatic salmon without identifying the product as farm raised salmon; or
(2) Commercially caught salmon designated as food fish under Title 75 RCW without identifying the product as commercially caught salmon; or
(3) Private sector cultured aquatic salmon or commercially caught salmon without identifying the product as "domestic" or "imported," and, if caught or grown in Washington, as "Washington-caught" or "Washington-grown."
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of misbranding under the provisions of this chapter.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 69.04 RCW to read as follows:
To promote honesty and fair dealing for consumers, the director, in consultation with the director of the department of fisheries, shall promulgate rules:
(1) Fixing and establishing a reasonable definition and standard of identity for salmon for purposes of consumer labeling and advertising; and
(2) Enforcing the provisions of sections 2 and 3 of this act.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill number, is not provided by June 30, 1991, in the omnibus appropriations act, this act shall be null and void.