SENATE BILL 5764
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senators Sutherland, Amondson, Owen, L. Smith, Snyder and Bauer.
Read first time February 19, 1991. Referred to Committee on Environment & Natural Resources.
AN ACT Relating to the department of wildlife; amending RCW 75.25.005, 75.25.080, 75.25.095, 75.25.170, and 75.25.180; adding new sections to chapter 77.12 RCW; adding a new chapter to Title 77 RCW; creating a new section; recodifying RCW 75.25.005, 75.25.015, 75.25.040, 75.25.080, 75.25.090, 75.25.095, 75.25.100, 75.25.110, 75.25.120, 75.25.126, 75.25.130, 75.25.140, 75.25.150, 75.25.160, 75.25.170, 75.25.180, 75.25.190, 75.25.200, 75.25.901, and 75.25.902; and providing an effective date.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 77.12 RCW to read as follows:
The director of wildlife shall administer all licenses, tags, and permits currently authorized under the statutes governing the department of wildlife. Additionally, the director shall also administer all recreational licenses currently authorized under the statutes that govern the department of fisheries.
The director shall establish rules for the administration of a combined recreational license format. The combined license format shall be similar to the format prescribed by the Washington state commission for efficiency and accountability in government's January 1991 report entitled combined sport hunting and fishing license study. The combined license format shall seek to minimize costs of administration, reduce paperwork for recreational fishers, and provide for easier issuance by license dealers.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 77.12 RCW to read as follows:
All revenue that results from the sale of recreational food fish licenses shall be placed in the wildlife fund, under RCW 77.12.170.
Sec. 3. RCW 75.25.005 and 1989 c 305 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
following recreational fishing licenses are administered and issued by the
department of ((
fisheries)) wildlife under authority of the
director (( of fisheries)):
(1) Hood Canal shrimp license;
(2) Razor clam license;
(3) Personal use fishing license;
(4) Salmon license; and
(5) Sturgeon license.
Sec. 4. RCW 75.25.080 and 1989 c 305 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) It is lawful to dig the personal-use daily bag limit of razor clams for another person if that person has in possession a physical disability permit issued by the director.
application for a physical disability permit must be submitted on a department
fisheries)) wildlife official form and must be accompanied
by a licensed medical doctor's certification of disability.
Sec. 5. RCW 75.25.095 and 1990 c 34 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
Notwithstanding RCW 75.25.090 (as recodified by this act), the director may adopt rules designating times and places for the purposes of family fishing days when a recreational fishing license is not required to fish for food fish or shellfish. All other applicable laws and rules shall remain in effect.
Sec. 6. RCW 75.25.170 and 1989 c 305 s 16 are each amended to read as follows:
received for recreational licenses required under this chapter shall be
deposited in the ((
general)) wildlife fund and shall be appropriated
for management, enhancement, research, and enforcement purposes of the
shellfish, salmon, and marine fish programs of the department of (( fisheries))
Sec. 7. RCW 75.25.180 and 1989 c 305 s 14 are each amended to read as follows:
licenses issued by the department of ((
fisheries)) wildlife under
this chapter are valid for the following periods:
(1) Recreational licenses issued without charge to persons designated by this chapter are valid:
(a) For life for blind persons;
(b) For the period of continued state residency for qualified disabled veterans;
(c) For the period of continued state residency for persons sixty-five years of age or more;
(d) For the period of the disability for persons with a developmental disability;
(e) For life for handicapped persons confined to a wheelchair who have been issued a permanent disability card; and
(f) Until a child reaches fifteen years of age.
(2) Two-consecutive-day personal use licenses expire at midnight on the day following the validation date written on the license by the license dealer, except two-consecutive-day personal use licenses validated for December 31 expire at midnight on that date.
(3) An annual salmon license is valid for a maximum catch of fifteen salmon, after which another salmon license may be purchased. A salmon license is valid only for the calendar year for which it is issued.
(4) An annual sturgeon license is valid for a maximum catch of fifteen sturgeon. A sturgeon license is valid only for the calendar year for which it is issued.
(5) All other recreational licenses are valid for the calendar year for which they are issued.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. RCW 75.25.005, 75.25.015, 75.25.040, 75.25.080, 75.25.090, 75.25.095, 75.25.100, 75.25.110, 75.25.120, 75.25.126, 75.25.130, 75.25.140, 75.25.150, 75.25.160, 75.25.170, 75.25.180, 75.25.190, 75.25.200, 75.25.901, and 75.25.902 are each recodified as a new chapter in Title 77 RCW.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 9. The code reviser shall correct all statutory references to code sections recodified by section 8 of this act.