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State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By Representatives Sump and Eickmeyer


Read first time 01/23/2001.  Referred to Committee on Natural Resources.

_1      AN ACT Relating to selecting a person with a disability as a

_2  member of the fish and wildlife commission; and amending RCW

_3  77.04.030.




_5      Sec. 1.  RCW 77.04.030 and 2000 c 107 s 203 are each amended to

_6  read as follows:

_7      The fish and wildlife commission consists of nine registered

_8  voters of the state.  In January of each odd-numbered year, the

_9  governor shall appoint with the advice and consent of the senate

10  two registered voters to the commission to serve for terms of six

11  years from that January or until their successors are appointed

12  and qualified.  If a vacancy occurs on the commission prior to the

13  expiration of a term, the governor shall appoint a registered

14  voter within sixty days to complete the term.  Three members shall

15  be residents of that portion of the state lying east of the summit

16  of the Cascade mountains, and three shall be residents of that

17  portion of the state lying west of the summit of the Cascade

18  mountains.  Three additional members shall be appointed at large,

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_1  with at least one of these members being a person with a

_2  disability.  No two members may be residents of the same county.  The

_3  legal office of the commission is at the administrative office of

_4  the department in Olympia.

_5      For the purposes of this section, a person with a disability

_6  includes:

_7      (1) A permanently disabled person who is not ambulatory over

_8  natural terrain without a prosthesis or assistive device;

_9      (2) A permanently disabled person who is unable to hold or use

10  any legal fishing or shell fishing device;

11      (3) A permanently disabled person who is unable to hold or

12  shoot a firearm or other legal hunting device in a conventionally

13  acceptable manner;

14      (4) A person who is totally blind or visually impaired; or

15      (5) A permanently disabled person with upper or lower extremity

16  impairments who has lost the use of one or both upper or lower

17  extremities.


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