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Columbia river recreational salmon and steelhead endorsement program. (Expires June 30, 2019.)

The department shall create and administer a Columbia river recreational salmon and steelhead endorsement program. The program must facilitate continued and, to the maximum extent possible, improved recreational salmon and steelhead selective fishing opportunities on the Columbia river and its tributaries by supplementing the resources available to the department to carry out the scientific monitoring and evaluation, data collection, permitting, reporting, enforcement, and other activities necessary to provide such opportunities. Program funds may not be used to acquire land.

NOTES:

Effective date2017 3rd sp.s. c 3: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately [June 30, 2017]." [ 2017 3rd sp.s. c 3 § 5.]
Expiration date2017 3rd sp.s. c 3; 2016 c 223: "Sections 1 through 5 of this act expire June 30, 2019." [ 2017 3rd sp.s. c 3 § 3; 2016 c 223 § 9.]
Effective date2009 c 420 § 2: "Section 2 of this act takes effect January 1, 2010." [ 2009 c 420 § 10.]
Expiration date2017 3rd sp.s. c 3; 2009 c 420 §§ 2-6: "Sections 2 through 6 of this act expire June 30, 2019." [ 2017 3rd sp.s. c 3 § 1; 2016 c 223 § 7; 2009 c 420 § 7.]
Intent2009 c 420: "It is the intent of the legislature to establish the *Columbia river recreational salmon and steelhead pilot stamp program to continue and, to the maximum extent possible, increase recreational selective fishing opportunities on the Columbia river and its tributaries." [ 2009 c 420 § 1.]
*Reviser's note: The "Columbia river recreational salmon and steelhead pilot stamp program" was renamed the "Columbia river recreational salmon and steelhead endorsement program" by 2016 c 232 § 1.
Scope of authority2009 c 420: "Nothing in this act changes the allocation of salmon or steelhead fisheries in the Columbia river and its tributaries or the authorities or processes by which such allocations are determined." [ 2009 c 420 § 9.]
Not subject to transaction fee2009 c 420: See note following RCW 77.32.580.
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