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                                                   HOUSE BILL NO. 2292



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State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Representatives R. King, Bowman, Sayan, Brumsickle, Basich, Brooks, Spanel, Smith, Morris, Day, Jones, Youngsman, Cole, P. King, Wood and Kremen; by request of Department of Fisheries



Prefiled with Chief Clerk 1/5/90.  Read first time 1/8/90 and referred to Committee on Fisheries & Wildlife.



AN ACT Relating to authorizing family fishing days for food fish and shellfish; creating a new section; and adding a new section to chapter 75.25 RCW.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.     The legislature finds that conservation and wise use of the state's food fish and shellfish resources are of paramount importance.  The legislature finds that public awareness and enjoyment is critical to conserving the state's food fish and shellfish resources.  The legislature finds that public awareness can be increased if the departments of wildlife and fisheries jointly participate in a national fishing week program by scheduling free family fishing days on the same days.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  A new section is added to chapter 75.25 RCW to read as follows:

          Notwithstanding RCW 75.25.090, the director may adopt rules designating times and places for the purposes of family fishing days when a recreational fishing license is not required to fish for food fish or shellfish.  All other applicable laws and rules shall remain in effect.!ae140           Passed the House January 29, 1990.

!ae140 Speaker of the House.

!ae140 Passed the Senate February 26, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.