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                                   SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8420



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senator Metcalf



Read first time 4/21/89 and referred to Committee on Environment & Natural Resources.



WHEREAS, It is the desire of the legislature to provide a means for the nonconsumptive users of wildlife and fish species to assist in generating revenues for projects to study and benefit those wildlife and fish species; and

          WHEREAS, Sale of prints and artwork has been an effective means of generating revenue from nonconsumptive users; and

          WHEREAS, Stamps have been justified in the past as a necessary means for raising revenue from consumptive users for the benefit of wildlife and fish species; and

          WHEREAS, It is useful to periodically examine past practices and study new approaches toward achieving necessary goals;

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Senate of the state of Washington, the House of Representatives concurring, That a joint select committee on wildlife and fish stamps and art be established to perform a study and make recommendations to the legislature prior to the 1990 session on hunting, fishing, and wildlife stamps and artwork.  The issues to be considered shall include, but not be limited to:

          (1) The need for requiring stamps in addition to licenses;

          (2) The purposes for which revenues raised from stamps and artwork should be expended, and the process by which those revenues should be allocated;

          (3) The uses of information acquired by the sale of stamps;

          (4) The feasibility of various approaches to the sale of artwork, including art stamps and prints; and

          (5) Methods of coordinating similar programs to assure maximum benefit for fish and wildlife species; and

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the committee consist of twelve members, to be appointed before May 1, 1989, to include three members from each caucus of the Senate, appointed appointed by the President of the Senate; and three members from each caucus of the House of Representatives, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the committee shall establish an advisory group of all interested parties; and have access to and the assistance of legislative staff and employees of state agencies as necessary to perform the study and develop recommendations.