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                                 SENATE BILL 5563



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senator Erwin.


Read first time February 7, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Environment & Natural Resources.Providing matching funds for the purchase of Martha lake park.

     AN ACT Relating to purchase of Martha lake park; creating new sections; and making an appropriation.




     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  INTENT.  It is the declared policy of the state to preserve, conserve, and enhance recreational resources.  The county of Snohomish proposes to site a park on selected land adjacent to Martha lake.  The county has appropriated half the funds necessary to purchase the designated land.  The legislature finds that the addition of a county park at Martha lake will provide new and important recreational opportunities for the residents of the state of Washington, and that the state should provide matching funds to ensure the park's existence.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  DEFINITIONS.  For the purposes of sections 1 through 3 of this act, the following definitions apply:

     (1) "Committee" means the interagency committee for outdoor recreation.

     (2) "Project" means the purchase and improvement of designated land adjacent to Martha lake in Snohomish county according to plans of Snohomish county to create a county park.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.  CONTINGENT FUNDING.  (1) There is hereby appropriated to the interagency committee for outdoor recreation from the general fund the sum of one million six hundred thousand dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, for the biennium ending June 30, 1993, for the purposes of this act.  The committee shall hold these funds in trust until such time as the following events occur, but in no case later than November 30, 1990:

     (a) The committee reasonably concludes that sufficient funds to complete the project have been committed;

     (b) The committee gives its consent to the final approved plans for the project, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld;

     (c) The committee reasonably concludes that the project will go forth and be completed.

     If by November 30, 1992, the foregoing conditions have been met, then the committee shall release the funds held in trust to an authorized agent of Snohomish county.  If by November 30, 1992, such conditions have not been met, then the committee shall transfer the funds held in trust to the state treasurer for deposit into the general fund.

     (2) If the funds provided under this section are first provided under any other legislation, then this appropriation shall be null and void.