BILL REQ. #:  S-0401.1 


State of Washington63rd Legislature2013 Regular Session

By Senators Benton, Bailey, Shin, Padden, Becker, Litzow, Dammeier, Roach, Carrell, and Pearson

Read first time 01/17/13.   Referred to Committee on Natural Resources & Parks .

     AN ACT Relating to discounted discovery passes for disabled veterans; and amending RCW 79A.80.020.


Sec. 1   RCW 79A.80.020 and 2012 c 261 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:
     (1) Except as otherwise provided in ((RCW 79A.80.050, 79A.80.060, and 79A.80.070)) this chapter or RCW 79A.05.065, a discover pass is required for any motor vehicle to park or operate on any recreation site or lands((, except for short-term parking as may be authorized under RCW 79A.80.070)).
     (2)(a) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, the cost of a discover pass is thirty dollars((.));
     (b) The cost of a discover pass is five dollars for any person who has been provided with a lifetime veterans disability pass from the state parks and recreation commission under RCW 79A.05.065;
Every four years the office of financial management must review the cost of the discover pass and, if necessary, recommend to the legislature an adjustment to the cost of the discover pass to account for inflation.
     (3) A discover pass is valid for one year beginning from the date that the discover pass is marked for activation. The activation date may differ from the purchase date pursuant to any policies developed by the agencies.
     (4) Sales of discover passes must be consistent with RCW 79A.80.100.
     (5) The discover pass must contain space for two motor vehicle license plate numbers. A discover pass is valid only for those vehicle license plate numbers written on the pass. However, the agencies may offer for sale a family discover pass that is fully transferable among vehicles and does not require the placement of a license plate number on the pass to be valid. The agencies must collectively set a price for the sale of a family discover pass that is no more than fifty dollars. A discover pass is valid only for use with one motor vehicle at any one time.
     (6) One complimentary discover pass must be provided to a volunteer who performed twenty-four hours of service on agency-sanctioned volunteer projects in a year. The agency must provide vouchers to volunteers identifying the number of volunteer hours they have provided for each project. The vouchers may be brought to an agency to be redeemed for a discover pass.

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