SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6301





                        57th Legislature

                      2002 Regular Session


Passed by the Senate March 11, 2002

  YEAS 45   NAYS 0




President of the Senate


Passed by the House March 5, 2002

  YEAS 96   NAYS 0



I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is  SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6301 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.




Speaker of the

      House of Representatives









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Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                    SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6301



                      AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE


             Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session


State of Washington       57th Legislature    2002 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Natural Resources, Parks & Shorelines (originally sponsored by Senators Oke, Jacobsen, Spanel, Snyder, Hargrove and Rasmussen; by request of Department of Fish and Wildlife)


READ FIRST TIME 01/29/2002.

Allowing the issuance of a group fishing permit to a facility.  

    AN ACT Relating to group fishing permits; adding a new section to chapter 77.32 RCW; and repealing RCW 77.32.235.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 77.32 RCW to read as follows:

    A group fishing permit allows a group of individuals to fish and harvest shellfish without individual licenses or the payment of individual license fees.  The director must issue a group fishing permit on a seasonal basis to a state-operated facility or state-licensed nonprofit facility or program for physically or mentally disabled persons, mentally ill persons, hospital patients, handicapped persons, seriously or terminally ill persons, persons who are dependent on the state because of emotional or physical developmental disabilities, or senior citizens who are in the care of the facility.  The permit is valid only for use during open season.

    The commission must adopt rules that provide the conditions under which a group fishing permit must be issued.


    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  RCW 77.32.235 (Group permits--Exemption from individual license and fee requirement--Conditions) and 1998 c 191 s 20, 1990 c 35 s 4, & 1984 c 33 s 1 are each repealed.


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