SENATE BILL REPORT
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 Reported by Senate Committee On:
Transportation, January 30, 2013
Title: An act relating to extending the Chinook scenic byway.
Brief Description: Extending the Chinook scenic byway.
Sponsors: Senators Roach and Shin.
Committee Activity: Transportation: 1/29/13, 1/30/13 [DP].
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
Majority Report: Do pass.
Signed by Senators Benton, Vice Co-Chair; Eide, Co-Chair; King, Co-Chair; Billig, Fain, Budget Leadership Cabinet; Harper, Hobbs, Mullet, Schlicher, Sheldon and Smith.
Staff: Clint McCarthy (786-7319)
Background: The state Scenic and Recreational Highways System was created in 1967. A segment of highway does not become part of the state Scenic and Recreational Highway System unless approved by the Legislature. Each scenic byway is defined in RCW 47.39.020. Currently, the western terminus of the Chinook Byway is defined in current law as four miles east of Enumclaw.
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 the intersection of State Route 410 with Farman Street in Enumclaw.
Fiscal Note: Available.
Committee/Commission/Task Force Created: None.
Effective Date: Ninety days after adjournment of session in which bill is passed.
Staff Summary of Public Testimony: Potential economic development benefits could come with recognizing Enumclaw as the western gateway to the Chinook Scenic Byway.
Persons Testifying: PRO: Senator Roach, prime sponsor.