BILL REQ. #: S-4036.1
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2014 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 01/28/14.
AN ACT Relating to declaring the Ostrea lurida the official oyster of the state of Washington; adding a new section to chapter 1.20 RCW; and creating a new section.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
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 tribal and other names used for this species are Native, Western, and Olympia.