|Passed by the House February 10, 2003|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 17, 2003
President of the Senate
I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1246 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||58th Legislature||2003 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/21/2003. Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources.
AN ACT Relating to authorization to accept gifts of aquatic land; and adding a new section to chapter 79.90 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 79.90 RCW
to read as follows:
(1) The department is authorized to accept gifts of aquatic land within the state, including tidelands, shorelands, harbor areas, and the beds of navigable waters, which shall become part of the state-owned aquatic land base. Consistent with RCW 79.90.455, the department must develop procedures and criteria that state the manner in which gifts of aquatic land, received after the effective date of this section, may occur. No gift of aquatic land may be accepted until: (a) An appraisal of the value of the land has been prepared; (b) an environmental site assessment has been conducted; and (c) the title property report has been examined and approved by the attorney general of the state. The results of the appraisal, the site assessment, and the examination of the title property report must be submitted to the board of natural resources before the department may accept a gift of aquatic land.
(2) The authorization to accept gifts of aquatic land within the state extends to aquatic land accepted as gifts prior to the effective date of this section.