SB 5030

This analysis was prepared by non-partisan legislative staff for the use of legislative members in their deliberations. This analysis is not a part of the legislation nor does it constitute a statement of legislative intent.

As Passed House:

April 15, 2013

Title: An act relating to extending the Chinook scenic byway.

Brief Description: Extending the Chinook scenic byway.

Sponsors: Senators Roach and Shin.

Brief History:

Committee Activity:

Transportation: 3/25/13, 3/28/13 [DP].

Floor Activity:

Passed House: 4/15/13, 85-10.

Brief Summary of Bill

  • Extends a section of the Chinook Scenic Byway on State Route 410 by approximately four miles.


Majority Report: Do pass. Signed by 26 members: Representatives Clibborn, Chair; Fey, Vice Chair; Liias, Vice Chair; Moscoso, Vice Chair; Orcutt, Ranking Minority Member; Hargrove, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Angel, Bergquist, Farrell, Freeman, Habib, Hayes, Johnson, Klippert, Kochmar, Kretz, Kristiansen, Moeller, Morris, Riccelli, Rodne, Ryu, Sells, Takko, Tarleton and Zeiger.

Minority Report: Do not pass. Signed by 2 members: Representatives Overstreet, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Shea.

Staff: Alyssa Ball (786-7140).


The state Scenic and Recreational Highway System was created in 1967. A highway does not become part of the Scenic and Recreational Highway System unless approved by the Legislature. A highway designated as part of the state Scenic and Recreational Highway System is subject to restrictions on the type of signage that may be displayed along it.

Once a road is part of the state Scenic and Recreational Highway System, it becomes eligible for nomination to the National Scenic Byways Program. The most recent federal legislation regarding the National Scenic Byways Program went into effect on October 1, 2012. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) completely eliminates the National Scenic Byways Program; however, some scenic byway projects will still be eligible under the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) which was created as part of the MAP-21.

Currently, one section of State Route 410 is designated as a scenic and recreational highway: from four miles east of Enumclaw to the junction with State Route 12.

Summary of Bill:

One section of State Route 410 that is designated as a scenic and recreational highway is extended by approximately four miles. This action extends the designation to Farman Street in Enumclaw.

Appropriation: None.

Fiscal Note: Available.

Effective Date: The bill takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the session in which the bill is passed.

Staff Summary of Public Testimony:

(In support) This is an economic development measure for the City of Enumclaw and will help the city in marketing their businesses.

(Opposed) None.

Persons Testifying: Senator Roach, prime sponsor.

Persons Signed In To Testify But Not Testifying: None.