ENGROSSED SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 8417
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 1st Special Session
By Senators Barr, Hansen and Anderson.
Read first time June 26, 1991.
WHEREAS, It is in the best interests of the citizens of the State of Washington to have the State actively involved in policy decisions regarding the lands adjacent to the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area; and
WHEREAS, The Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area has attracted many thousands of in-state and out-of-state tourists and recreationists; and
WHEREAS, The adjoining counties have assumed increased responsibilities and expenditures in providing law enforcement, fire protection, roads and highways, garbage collection, pollution abatement, and emergency response; and
WHEREAS, The adjoining homeowners and property owners have no governmental entity to plead their grievances; and
WHEREAS, It is necessary to provide full consideration to all parties affected by policy decisions regarding federal lands adjoining Lake Roosevelt;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Senate of the state of Washington, the House of Representatives concurring, That a joint select committee on Lake Roosevelt be established to study the relationship between the State of Washington, the United States Bureau of Reclamation, the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, the National Park Service, and the Spokane and Colville Indian Nations in regard to policymaking for the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area and adjoining properties. The committee shall determine a method by which the State of Washington may be a full partner in the long-range planning and policy decisions affecting the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area and the adjoining properties; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the committee consist of eight members, four of whom shall be members of the senate representing equally the majority and minority, appointed by the president of the senate; four of whom shall be members of the house of representatives representing equally the majority and minority, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the committee report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature by December 15, 1991; and