SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1498





                        57th Legislature

                2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House March 1, 2001

  Yeas 93   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 18, 2001

  Yeas 43   Nays 0



We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1498  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk




                          Chief Clerk

President of the Senate




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Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington

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                    SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1498



             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By House Committee on Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Jackley and Pearson; by request of Department of Fish and Wildlife)


Read first time .  Referred to Committee on .

Requiring holders of fish and wildlife licenses purchased over the internet or telephone to provide enforcement officers with photo identification.

    AN ACT Relating to photo identification required for hunting and fishing licenses; and amending RCW 77.15.080 and 77.32.420.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 77.15.080 and 2000 c 107 s 233 are each amended to read as follows:

    Based upon articulable facts that a person is engaged in fishing or hunting activities, fish and wildlife officers have the authority to temporarily stop the person and check for valid licenses, tags, permits, stamps, or catch record cards, and to inspect all fish and wildlife in possession as well as the equipment being used to ensure compliance with the requirements of this title.  For licenses purchased over the internet or telephone, fish and wildlife officers may require the person, if age eighteen or older, to exhibit a driver's license or other photo identification.


    Sec. 2.  RCW 77.32.420 and 2000 c 107 s 272 are each amended to read as follows:

    Recreational licenses are not transferable.  Upon request of a fish and wildlife officer, ex officio fish and wildlife officer, or authorized fish and wildlife employee, a person hunting for game animals and furbearers, digging for, fishing for, or possessing shellfish, or seaweed or fishing for or possessing food fish or game fish for personal use shall exhibit the required recreational license and write his or her signature for comparison with the signature on the license.  A person who has purchased a license over the internet or by telephone may be required to also exhibit a valid driver's license, or other photo identification, if age eighteen or older.  Failure to comply with the request is prima facie evidence that the person does not have a license or is not the person named on the license.


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