SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5184
State of Washington 55th Legislature 1997 Regular Session
By Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Senators Roach and Oke)
Read first time 02/24/97.
AN ACT Relating to recreational fishing licenses; adding a new section to chapter 75.25 RCW; and adding a new section to chapter 77.32 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 75.25 RCW to read as follows:
The director authorizes the sale of an additional rod recreational fishing license for food fish. The additional rod license allows a recreational fisher to fish with up to two fishing rods at a time. The additional rod license is only valid in marine fishing areas as provided by rule by the commission. The additional rod license is in addition to other licensing requirements.
The annual cost of an additional rod license is five dollars.
The director may authorize the construction of the additional rod license from a durable material similar to the shellfish and seaweed license and may require external display of the additional rod license while a fisher is fishing with two rods.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 77.32 RCW to read as follows:
The juvenile fishing enhancement account is created in the custody of the state treasurer. All receipts from section 1 of this act must be deposited into the account. Expenditures from the account may be used only for improving programs for juvenile fishing. Only the director of fish and wildlife or the director's designee may authorize expenditures from the account. The account is subject to allotment procedures under chapter 43.88 RCW, but an appropriation is not required for expenditures.
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