SSB 6145 -
By Committee on Government Operations & Elections
Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:
"NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 The Ostrea lurida is the only oyster native
to Washington state.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2 A new section is added to chapter 1.20 RCW
to read as follows:
The Ostrea lurida is hereby designated the official oyster of the state of Washington. This native oyster species plays an important role in the history and culture that surrounds shellfish in Washington state and along the west coast of the United States. Some of the common and historic names used for this species are Native, Western, Shoalwater, and Olympia."
Correct the title.
EFFECT: Removes a reference to common tribal names and includes in the list of names by which the oyster is known a historic name, the "Shoalwater" oyster.