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Chapter 79A.25 RCW Interagency committee for outdoor recreation






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79A.25.005
Policy Mission of committee.
(1) As Washington begins its second century of statehood, the legislature recognizes that renewed efforts are needed to preserve, conserve, and enhance the state's recreational resources. Rapid population growth and increased urbanization have caused a decline in suitable land for recreation and resulted in overcrowding and deterioration of existing facilities. Lack of adequate recreational resources directly affects the health and well-being of all citizens of the state, reduces the state's economic viability, and prevents Washington from maintaining and achieving the quality of life that it deserves.

It is therefore the policy of the state and its agencies to preserve, conserve, and enhance recreational resources and open space. In carrying out this policy, the mission of the interagency committee for outdoor recreation and its staff is to (a) create and work actively for the implementation of a unified statewide strategy for meeting the recreational needs of Washington's citizens, (b) represent and promote the interests of the state on recreational issues in concert with other state and local agencies and the governor, (c) encourage and provide interagency and regional coordination, and interaction between public and private organizations, (d) administer recreational grant-in-aid programs and provide technical assistance, and (e) serve as a repository for information, studies, research, and other data relating to recreation.

(2) Washington is uniquely endowed with fresh and salt waters rich in scenic and recreational value. This outdoor heritage enriches the lives of citizens, attracts new residents and businesses to the state, and is a major support of its expanding tourist industry. Rising population, increased income and leisure time, and the rapid growth of boating and other water sports have greatly increased the demand for water related recreation, while waterfront land is rapidly rising in value and disappearing from public use. There is consequently an urgent need for the acquisition or improvement of waterfront land on fresh and salt water suitable for marine recreational use by Washington residents and visitors. To meet this need, it is necessary and proper that the portion of motor vehicle fuel taxes paid by boat owners and operators on fuel consumed in their watercraft and not reclaimed as presently provided by law should be expended for the acquisition or improvement of marine recreation land on the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, bays, lakes, rivers, reservoirs and other fresh and salt waters of the state.


[1989 c 237 1; 1965 c 5 1 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.010.]

Notes: Effective date -- 1989 c 237: "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 shall take effect on June 30, 1989." [1989 c 237 9.]






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79A.25.010
Definition of terms.
Definitions: As used in this chapter:

(1) "Marine recreation land" means any land with or without improvements which (a) provides access to, or in whole or in part borders on, fresh or salt water suitable for recreational use by watercraft, or (b) may be used to create, add to, or make more usable, bodies of water, waterways, or land, for recreational use by watercraft.

(2) "Public body" means any county, city, town, port district, park and recreation district, metropolitan park district, or other municipal corporation which is authorized to acquire or improve public outdoor recreation land, and shall also mean Indian tribes now or hereafter recognized as such by the federal government for participation in the land and water conservation program.

(3) "Tax on marine fuel" means motor vehicle fuel tax which is (a) tax on fuel used in, or sold or distributed for use in, any watercraft, (b) refundable pursuant to chapter 82.36 RCW, and (c) paid to the director of licensing with respect to taxable sales, distributions, or uses occurring on or after December 3, 1964.

(4) "Watercraft" means any boat, vessel, or other craft used for navigation on or through water.

(5) "Committee" means the interagency committee for outdoor recreation.

(6) "Director" means the director of the interagency committee for outdoor recreation.


[1989 c 237 2; 1979 c 158 108; 1972 ex.s. c 56 1; 1965 c 5 2 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.020.]

Notes: Effective date -- 1989 c 237: See note following RCW 79A.25.005.

Construction -- 1972 ex.s. c 56: "The provisions of this 1972 amendatory act are intended to be remedial and procedural and shall be construed to apply retroactively." [1972 ex.s. c 56 2.]







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79A.25.020
Director's powers and duties.
The director shall have the following powers and duties:

(1) To supervise the administrative operations of the committee and its staff;

(2) To administer recreation grant-in-aid programs and provide technical assistance to state and local agencies;

(3) To prepare and update a strategic plan for the acquisition, renovation, and development of recreational resources and the preservation and conservation of open space. The plan shall be prepared in coordination with the office of the governor and the office of financial management, with participation of federal, state, and local agencies having recreational responsibilities, user groups, private sector interests, and the general public. The plan shall be submitted to the committee for review, and the committee shall submit its recommendations on the plan to the governor. The plan shall include, but is not limited to: (a) an inventory of current resources; (b) a forecast of recreational resource demand; (c) identification and analysis of actual and potential funding sources; (d) a process for broad scale information gathering; (e) an assessment of the capabilities and constraints, both internal and external to state government, that affect the ability of the state to achieve the goals of the plan; (f) an analysis of strategic options and decisions available to the state; (g) an implementation strategy that is coordinated with executive policy and budget priorities; and (h) elements necessary to qualify for participation in or the receipt of aid from any federal program for outdoor recreation;

(4) To represent and promote the interests of the state on recreational issues and further the mission of the committee;

(5) Upon approval of the committee, to enter into contracts and agreements with private nonprofit corporations to further state goals of preserving, conserving, and enhancing recreational resources and open space for the public benefit and use;

(6) To appoint such technical and other committees as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter;

(7) To create and maintain a repository for data, studies, research, and other information relating to recreation in the state, and to encourage the interchange of such information;

(8) To encourage and provide opportunities for interagency and regional coordination and cooperative efforts between public agencies and between public and private entities involved in the development and preservation of recreational resources; and

(9) To prepare the state trails plan, as required by RCW 79A.35.040.


[2000 c 11 69; 1989 c 237 4. Formerly RCW 43.99.025.]

Notes: Effective date -- 1989 c 237: See note following RCW 79A.25.005.






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79A.25.030
Determination of proportion of motor vehicle fuel tax moneys derived from tax on marine fuel Studies Costs.
From time to time, but at least once each four years, the director of licensing shall determine the amount or proportion of moneys paid to him or her as motor vehicle fuel tax which is tax on marine fuel. The director shall make or authorize the making of studies, surveys, or investigations to assist him or her in making such determination, and shall hold one or more public hearings on the findings of such studies, surveys, or investigations prior to making his or her determination. The studies, surveys, or investigations conducted pursuant to this section shall encompass a period of twelve consecutive months each time. The final determination by the director shall be implemented as of the next biennium after the period from which the study data were collected. The director may delegate his or her duties and authority under this section to one or more persons of the department of licensing if he or she finds such delegation necessary and proper to the efficient performance of these duties. Costs of carrying out the provisions of this section shall be paid from the marine fuel tax refund account created in RCW 79A.25.040, upon legislative appropriation.


[2000 c 11 70; 1995 c 166 1; 1979 c 158 109; 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 50 1; 1969 ex.s. c 74 1; 1965 c 5 3 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.030.]




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79A.25.040
Marine fuel tax refund account Moneys derived from tax on marine fuel Refunding and placement in account Exception.
There is created the marine fuel tax refund account in the state treasury. The director of licensing shall request the state treasurer to refund monthly from the motor vehicle fund amounts which have been determined to be tax on marine fuel. The state treasurer shall refund such amounts and place them in the marine fuel tax refund account to be held for those entitled thereto pursuant to chapter 82.36 RCW and RCW 79A.25.050, except that he or she shall not refund and place in the marine fuel tax refund account for any period for which a determination has been made pursuant to RCW 79A.25.030 more than the greater of the following amounts: (1) An amount equal to two percent of all moneys paid to him or her as motor vehicle fuel tax for such period, (2) an amount necessary to meet all approved claims for refund of tax on marine fuel for such period.


[2000 c 11 71; 1995 c 166 2; 1991 sp.s. c 13 42; 1985 c 57 53; 1979 c 158 110; 1965 c 5 4 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.040.]

Notes: Effective dates -- Severability -- 1991 sp.s. c 13: See notes following RCW 18.08.240.

Effective date -- 1985 c 57: See note following RCW 18.04.105.







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79A.25.050
Marine fuel tax refund account Claims for refunds paid from.
Claims submitted pursuant to chapter 82.36 RCW for refund of tax on marine fuel which has been placed in the marine fuel tax refund account shall, if approved, be paid from that account.


[1965 c 5 5 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.050.]




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79A.25.060
Outdoor recreation account Deposits.
The outdoor recreation account is created in the state treasury. Moneys in the account are subject to legislative appropriation. The committee shall administer the account in accordance with chapter 79A.15 RCW and this chapter, and shall hold it separate and apart from all other money, funds, and accounts of the committee.

Grants, gifts, or other financial assistance, proceeds received from public bodies as administrative cost contributions, and moneys made available to the state of Washington by the federal government for outdoor recreation, may be deposited into the account.


[2000 c 11 72; 1995 c 166 3; 1991 sp.s. c 13 52; 1985 c 57 54; 1967 ex.s. c 62 1; 1965 c 5 6 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.060.]

Notes: Effective dates -- Severability -- 1991 sp.s. c 13: See notes following RCW 18.08.240.

Effective date -- 1985 c 57: See note following RCW 18.04.105.







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79A.25.070
Recreation resource account, motor vehicle fund Transfers of moneys from marine fuel tax account.
Upon expiration of the time limited by RCW 82.36.330 for claiming of refunds of tax on marine fuel, the state of Washington shall succeed to the right to such refunds. The director of licensing, after taking into account past and anticipated claims for refunds from and deposits to the marine fuel tax refund account and the costs of carrying out the provisions of RCW 79A.25.030, shall request the state treasurer to transfer monthly from the marine fuel tax refund account an amount equal to the proportion of the moneys in the account representing a motor vehicle fuel tax rate of: (1) Nineteen cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2005; (2) twenty cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2007; (3) twenty-one cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2009; (4) twenty-two cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2011; and (5) twenty-three cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel beginning July 1, 2011, and thereafter, to the recreation resource account and the remainder to the motor vehicle fund.


[2003 c 361 409; 2000 c 11 73; 1995 c 166 4; 1990 c 42 116; 1979 c 158 111; 1965 c 5 7 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.070.]

Notes: Findings -- Part headings not law -- Severability -- 2003 c 361: See notes following RCW 82.36.025.

Effective dates -- 2003 c 361: See note following RCW 82.08.020.


Purpose -- Headings -- Severability -- Effective dates -- Application -- Implementation -- 1990 c 42: See notes following RCW 82.36.025.







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79A.25.080
Recreation resource account Distribution of moneys transferred.
Moneys transferred to the recreation resource account from the marine fuel tax refund account may be used when appropriated by the legislature, as well as any federal or other funds now or hereafter available, to pay the necessary administrative and coordinative costs of the interagency committee for outdoor recreation established by RCW 79A.25.110. All moneys so transferred, except those appropriated as aforesaid, shall be divided into two equal shares and shall be used to benefit watercraft recreation in this state as follows:

(1) One share as grants to state agencies for (a) acquisition of title to, or any interests or rights in, marine recreation land, (b) capital improvement and renovation of marine recreation land, including periodic dredging in accordance with subsection (3) of this section, if needed, to maintain or make the facility more useful, or (c) matching funds in any case where federal or other funds are made available on a matching basis for purposes described in (a) or (b) of this subsection;

(2) One share as grants to public bodies to help finance (a) acquisition of title to, or any interests or rights in, marine recreation land, or (b) capital improvement and renovation of marine recreation land, including periodic dredging in accordance with subsection (3) of this section, if needed, to maintain or make the facility more useful. A public body is authorized to use a grant, together with its own contribution, as matching funds in any case where federal or other funds are made available for purposes described in (a) or (b) of this subsection. The committee may prescribe further terms and conditions for the making of grants in order to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(3) For the purposes of this section "periodic dredging" is limited to dredging of materials that have been deposited in a channel due to unforeseen events. This dredging should extend the expected usefulness of the facility for at least five years.


[2000 c 11 74; 1999 c 341 1; 1995 c 166 5; 1971 ex.s. c 140 1; 1965 ex.s. c 136 1; 1965 c 5 8 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.080.]




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79A.25.090
Interest on funds granted by committee to be returned to source account.
Interest earned on funds granted or made available by the committee shall not be expended by the recipient but shall be returned to the source account for disbursement by the committee in accordance with general budget and accounting procedure.


[1995 c 166 6; 1967 ex.s. c 62 7. Formerly RCW 43.99.095.]




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79A.25.100
Conversion of marine recreation land to other uses Approval Substitution.
Marine recreation land with respect to which money has been expended under RCW 79A.25.080 shall not, without the approval of the committee, be converted to uses other than those for which such expenditure was originally approved. The committee shall only approve any such conversion upon conditions which will assure the substitution of other marine recreation land of at least equal fair market value at the time of conversion and of as nearly as feasible equivalent usefulness and location.


[2000 c 11 75; 1965 c 5 10 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.100.]




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79A.25.110
Interagency committee for outdoor recreation Created Membership Terms Compensation and travel expenses.
There is created the interagency committee for outdoor recreation consisting of the commissioner of public lands, the director of parks and recreation, and the director of fish and wildlife, or their designees, and, by appointment of the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, five members from the public at large who have a demonstrated interest in and a general knowledge of outdoor recreation in the state. The terms of members appointed from the public at large shall commence on January 1st of the year of appointment and shall be for three years or until a successor is appointed, except in the case of appointments to fill vacancies which shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term; provided the first such members shall be appointed for terms as follows: One member for one year, two members for two years, and two members for three years. The governor shall appoint one of the members from the public at large to serve as chairman of the committee for the duration of the member's term. Members employed by the state shall serve without additional pay and participation in the work of the committee shall be deemed performance of their employment. Members from the public at large shall be compensated in accordance with RCW 43.03.240 and shall be entitled to reimbursement individually for travel expenses incurred in performance of their duties as members of the committee in accordance with RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.


[1994 c 264 31; 1988 c 36 21; 1985 c 77 1; 1984 c 287 84. Prior: 1981 c 338 7; 1981 c 206 1; 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 34 125; 1971 c 60 1; 1967 ex.s. c 62 2; 1965 c 5 11 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.110.]

Notes: Legislative findings -- Severability -- Effective date -- 1984 c 287: See notes following RCW 43.03.220.

Effective date -- 1981 c 206: "This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect June 30, 1981." [1981 c 206 4.]


Effective date -- Severability -- 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 34: See notes following RCW 2.08.115.


Construction and maintenance of outdoor recreation facilities by department of natural resources, review by interagency committee for outdoor recreation: RCW 79.10.140.






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79A.25.120
Plans for public outdoor recreation land acquisition or improvement Contents Submission Recommendations.
Any public body or any agency of state government authorized to acquire or improve public outdoor recreation land which desires funds from the outdoor recreation account, the recreation resource account, or the nonhighway and off-road vehicle activities program account shall submit to the committee a long-range plan for developing outdoor recreation facilities within its authority and detailed plans for the projects sought to be financed from these accounts, including estimated cost and such other information as the committee may require. The committee shall analyze all proposed plans and projects, and shall recommend to the governor for inclusion in the budget such projects as it may approve and find to be consistent with an orderly plan for the acquisition and improvement of outdoor recreation lands in the state.


[1995 c 166 7; 1983 c 3 114; 1965 c 5 12 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.120.]




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79A.25.130
Participation in federal programs Authority.
The committee may apply to any appropriate agency or officer of the United States for participation in or the receipt of aid from any federal program respecting outdoor recreation not specifically designated for another fund or agency. It may enter into contracts and agreements with the United States or any appropriate agency thereof, keep financial and other records relating thereto, and furnish to appropriate officials and agencies of the United States such reports and information as may be reasonably necessary to enable such officials and agencies to perform their duties under such programs.


[1967 ex.s. c 62 5. Formerly RCW 43.99.124.]




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79A.25.140
Commitments or agreements forbidden unless sufficient funds available Agreements with federal agencies on behalf of state or local agencies Conditions.
The committee for outdoor recreation shall make no commitment nor enter into any agreement until it has determined that sufficient funds are available to meet project costs. It is the legislative intent that, to such extent as may be necessary to assure the proper operation and maintenance of areas and facilities acquired or developed pursuant to any program participated in by this state under authority of this chapter, such areas and facilities shall be publicly maintained for outdoor recreation purposes. When requested by a state agency or public body, the committee may enter into and administer agreements with the United States or any appropriate agency thereof for planning, acquisition, and development projects involving participating federal-aid funds on behalf of any state agency, public body, or subdivision of this state: PROVIDED, That recipients of funds give necessary assurances to the committee that they have available sufficient matching funds to meet their shares, if any, of the cost of the project and that the acquired or developed areas will be operated and maintained at the expense of such state agency, public body, or subdivision for public outdoor recreation use.


[1967 ex.s. c 62 6. Formerly RCW 43.99.126.]




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79A.25.150
Assistance furnished by state departments Appointment of director and personnel Civil service exemption.
When requested by the committee, members employed by the state shall furnish assistance to the committee from their departments for the analysis and review of proposed plans and projects, and such assistance shall be a proper charge against the appropriations to the several agencies represented on the committee. Assistance may be in the form of money, personnel, or equipment and supplies, whichever is most suitable to the needs of the committee.

The director shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the governor. The governor shall select the director from a list of three candidates submitted by the committee. However, the governor may request and the committee shall provide an additional list or lists from which the governor may select the director. The lists compiled by the committee shall not be subject to public disclosure. The director shall have background and experience in the areas of recreation management and policy. The director shall be paid a salary to be fixed by the governor in accordance with the provisions of RCW 43.03.040. The director shall appoint such personnel as may be necessary to carry out the duties of the committee. Not more than three employees appointed by the director shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter 41.06 RCW.


[1989 c 237 3; 1981 c 206 2; 1967 ex.s. c 62 3; 1965 c 5 13 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.130.]

Notes: Effective date -- 1989 c 237: See note following RCW 79A.25.005.

Effective date -- 1981 c 206: See note following RCW 79A.25.110.







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79A.25.160
Washington state recreation trails system, duties of interagency committee for outdoor recreation.
See chapter 79A.35 RCW.






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79A.25.170
Public parks and recreation sites guide.
In addition to its other powers and duties the director is authorized to coordinate the preparation of a comprehensive guide of public parks and recreation sites in the state of Washington. Such guide may include one or more maps showing the locations of such public parks and recreation areas, and may also include information as to the facilities and recreation opportunities available. All state agencies providing public recreational facilities shall participate. Cooperation of federal agencies providing public recreational facilities within the state shall be solicited.

The director shall determine the costs of providing and distributing such a guide and pursue the most feasible means of paying the costs of initial production. The guide shall be sold for an amount to cover the reasonable production and distribution costs involved, and the director may contract with any state agency, local government agency, or private firm as otherwise allowed by law for any part of such production or distribution.


[1989 c 237 5; 1979 ex.s. c 24 1. Formerly RCW 43.99.142.]

Notes: Effective date -- 1989 c 237: See note following RCW 79A.25.005.

Plan submittal: "The committee shall submit a plan for production and distribution of the guide to the State Legislature on or before January 1, 1981." [1979 ex.s. c 24 3.]







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79A.25.180
Public parks and recreation sites guide Review and update.
The director shall periodically review and have updated the guide authorized by RCW 79A.25.170.


[2000 c 11 76; 1989 c 237 6; 1979 ex.s. c 24 4. Formerly RCW 43.99.146.]

Notes: Effective date -- 1989 c 237: See note following RCW 79A.25.005.






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79A.25.190
Appropriations by subsequent legislatures.
The 1967 and subsequent legislatures may appropriate funds requested in the budget for grants to public bodies and state agencies from the recreation resource account to the committee for allocation and disbursement. The committee shall include a list of prioritized state agency projects to be funded from the recreation resource account with its biennial budget request.


[1995 c 166 8; 1965 c 5 15 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.150.]




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79A.25.200
Recreation resource account.
The recreation resource account is created in the state treasury. Moneys in this account are subject to legislative appropriation. The committee shall administer the account in accordance with this chapter and chapter 79A.35 RCW and shall hold it separate and apart from all other money, funds, and accounts of the committee. Moneys received from the marine fuel tax refund account under RCW 79A.25.070 shall be deposited into the account. Grants, gifts, or other financial assistance, proceeds received from public bodies as administrative cost contributions, and moneys made available to the state of Washington by the federal government for outdoor recreation may be deposited into the account.


[2000 c 11 77; 1995 c 166 10. Formerly RCW 43.99.170.]




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79A.25.210
Firearms range account Grant program Rules.
The firearms range account is hereby created in the state general fund. Moneys in the account shall be subject to legislative appropriation and shall be used for purchase and development of land, construction or improvement of range facilities, including fixed structure construction or remodeling, equipment purchase, safety or environmental improvements, noise abatement, and liability protection for public and nonprofit firearm range training and practice facilities.

Grant funds shall not be used for expendable shooting supplies, or normal operating expenses. In making grants, the interagency committee for outdoor recreation shall give priority to projects for noise abatement or safety improvement. Grant funds shall not supplant funds for other organization programs.

The funds will be available to nonprofit shooting organizations, school districts, and state, county, or local governments on a match basis. All entities receiving matching funds must be open on a regular basis and usable by law enforcement personnel or the general public who possess Washington concealed pistol licenses or Washington hunting licenses or who are enrolled in a firearm safety class.

Applicants for a grant from the firearms range account shall provide matching funds in either cash or in-kind contributions. The match must represent one dollar in value for each one dollar of the grant except that in the case of a grant for noise abatement or safety improvements the match must represent one dollar in value for each two dollars of the grant. In-kind contributions include but are not limited to labor, materials, and new property. Existing assets and existing development may not apply to the match.

Applicants other than school districts or local or state government must be registered as a nonprofit or not-for-profit organization with the Washington secretary of state. The organization's articles of incorporation must contain provisions for the organization's structure, officers, legal address, and registered agent.

Organizations requesting grants must provide the hours of range availability for public and law enforcement use. The fee structure will be submitted with the grant application.

Any nonprofit organization or agency accepting a grant under this program will be required to pay back the entire grant amount to the firearms range account if the use of the range facility is discontinued less than ten years after the grant is accepted.

Entities receiving grants must make the facilities for which grant funding is received open for hunter safety education classes and firearm safety classes on a regular basis for no fee.

Government units or school districts applying for grants must open their range facility on a regular basis for hunter safety education classes and firearm safety classes.

The interagency committee for outdoor recreation shall adopt rules to implement chapter 195, Laws of 1990, pursuant to chapter 34.05 RCW.


[1996 c 96 1; 1994 sp.s. c 7 443; 1990 c 195 2. Formerly RCW 77.12.720.]

Notes: Finding -- Intent -- Severability -- 1994 sp.s. c 7: See notes following RCW 43.70.540.

Effective date -- 1994 sp.s. c 7 401-410, 413-416, 418-437, and 439-460: See note following RCW 9.41.010.


Findings -- 1990 c 195: "Firearms are collected, used for hunting, recreational shooting, and self-defense, and firearm owners as well as bow users need safe, accessible areas in which to shoot their equipment. Approved shooting ranges provide that opportunity, while at the same time, promote public safety. Interest in all shooting sports has increased while safe locations to shoot have been lost to the pressures of urban growth." [1990 c 195 1.]







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79A.25.220
Firearms range advisory committee.
(1) A ten-member firearms range advisory committee is hereby created to provide advice and counsel to the interagency committee for outdoor recreation. The members shall be appointed by the director of the interagency committee for outdoor recreation from the following groups:

(a) Law enforcement;

(b) Washington military department;

(c) Black powder shooting sports;

(d) Rifle shooting sports;

(e) Pistol shooting sports;

(f) Shotgun shooting sports;

(g) Archery shooting sports;

(h) Hunter education;

(i) Hunters; and

(j) General public.

(2) The firearms range advisory committee members shall serve two-year terms with five new members being selected each year beginning with the third year of the committee's existence. The firearms range advisory committee members shall not receive compensation from the firearms range account. However, travel and per diem costs shall be paid consistent with regulations for state employees.

(3) The interagency committee for outdoor recreation shall provide administrative, operational, and logistical support for the firearms range advisory committee. Expenses directly incurred for supporting this program may be charged by the interagency committee for outdoor recreation against the firearms range account. Expenses shall not exceed ten percent of the yearly income for the range account.

(4) The interagency committee for outdoor recreation shall in cooperation with the firearms range advisory committee:

(a) Develop an application process;

(b) Develop an audit and accountability program;

(c) Screen, prioritize, and approve grant applications; and

(d) Monitor compliance by grant recipients.

(5) The department of natural resources, the department of fish and wildlife, and the Washington military department are encouraged to provide land, facilitate land exchanges, and support the development of shooting range facilities.


[1993 sp.s. c 2 71; 1990 c 195 3. Formerly RCW 77.12.730.]

Notes: Effective date -- 1993 sp.s. c 2 1-6, 8-59, and 61-79: See RCW 43.300.900.

Severability -- 1993 sp.s. c 2: See RCW 43.300.901.


Findings -- 1990 c 195: See note following RCW 79A.25.210.







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79A.25.230
Firearms range account Gifts and grants.
The interagency committee for outdoor recreation may accept gifts and grants upon such terms as the committee shall deem proper. All monetary gifts and grants shall be deposited in the firearms range account of the general fund.


[1990 c 195 4. Formerly RCW 77.12.740.]

Notes: Findings -- 1990 c 195: See note following RCW 79A.25.210.






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79A.25.240
Grants and loan administration.
The interagency committee for outdoor recreation shall provide necessary grants and loan administration support to the salmon recovery funding board as provided in RCW 77.85.120. The committee shall also be responsible for tracking salmon recovery expenditures under RCW 77.85.140. The committee shall provide all necessary administrative support to the board, and the board shall be located with the committee. The committee shall provide necessary information to the salmon recovery office.


[2003 c 39 44; 2000 c 11 78; 1999 sp.s. c 13 17.]

Notes: Severability -- Effective date -- 1999 sp.s. c 13: See notes following RCW 75.46.005.






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79A.25.250
Acquisition, development, etc., of urban area parks by interagency committee for outdoor recreation.
Recognizing the fact that the demand for park services is greatest in our urban areas, that parks should be accessible to all Washington citizens, that the urban poor cannot afford to travel to remotely located parks, that few state parks are located in or near urban areas, that a need exists to conserve energy, and that local governments having jurisdiction in urban areas cannot afford the costs of maintaining and operating the extensive park systems needed to service their large populations, the legislature hereby directs the interagency committee for outdoor recreation to place a high priority on the acquisition, development, redevelopment, and renovation of parks to be located in or near urban areas and to be particularly accessible to and used by the populations of those areas. For purposes of RCW 79A.25.250 and 79A.05.300, "urban areas" means any incorporated city with a population of five thousand persons or greater or any county with a population density of two hundred fifty persons per square mile or greater. This section shall be implemented by January 1, 1981.


[2000 c 11 79; 1980 c 89 3. Formerly RCW 43.51.380.]




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79A.25.800
Intent. (Contingent expiration date.)
(1) The legislature recognizes that coordinated funding efforts are needed to maintain, develop, and improve the state's community outdoor athletic fields. Rapid population growth and increased urbanization have caused a decline in suitable outdoor fields for community athletic activities and has resulted in overcrowding and deterioration of existing surfaces. Lack of adequate community outdoor athletic fields directly affects the health and well-being of all citizens of the state, reduces the state's economic viability, and prevents Washington from maintaining and achieving the quality of life that it deserves. Therefore, it is the policy of the state and its agencies to maintain, develop, fund, and improve youth or community athletic facilities, including but not limited to community outdoor athletic fields.

(2) In carrying out this policy, the legislature intends to promote the building of new community outdoor athletic fields, the upgrading of existing community outdoor athletic fields, and the maintenance of existing community outdoor athletic fields across the state of Washington.


[2003 c 126 701; 2000 c 11 80; 1998 c 264 1. Formerly RCW 43.99.800.]

Notes: Contingent expiration date -- 2003 c 126 701 and 702: "Sections 701 and 702 of this act expire one year after *RCW 82.14.0494 expires." [2003 c 126 1002.]

*Reviser's note: RCW 82.14.0494 has a contingent effective date. See RCW 82.14.0494(5).


Part headings not law -- Effective date -- 2003 c 126: See notes following RCW 79A.05.385.


Severability -- 1998 c 264: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [1998 c 264 5.]


Contingent expiration date -- 1998 c 264: "Sections 1 through 4 of this act expire one year after RCW 82.14.0494 expires." [1998 c 264 6.]








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79A.25.820
Strategic plan Funding eligibility Regional coordination and cooperative efforts Data collection and exchange. (Contingent expiration date.)
Subject to available resources, the interagency committee for outdoor recreation may:

(1) Prepare and update a strategic plan for the development, maintenance, and improvement of community outdoor athletic fields in the state. In the preparation of such plan, the interagency committee for outdoor recreation may use available data from federal, state, and local agencies having community outdoor athletic responsibilities, user groups, private sector interests, and the general public. The plan may include, but is not limited to:

(a) An inventory of current community outdoor athletic fields;

(b) A forecast of demand for these fields;

(c) An identification and analysis of actual and potential funding sources; and

(d) Other information the interagency committee for outdoor recreation deems appropriate to carry out the purposes of RCW 79A.25.800 through 79A.25.830;

(2) Determine the eligibility requirements for cities, counties, and qualified nonprofit organizations to access funding from the youth athletic facility account created in RCW 43.99N.060(4);

(3) Encourage and provide opportunities for interagency and regional coordination and cooperative efforts between public agencies and between public entities and nonprofit organizations involved in the maintenance, development, and improvement of community outdoor athletic fields; and

(4) Create and maintain data, studies, research, and other information relating to community outdoor athletic fields in the state, and to encourage the exchange of this information.


[2003 c 126 702; 2000 c 11 81; 1998 c 264 3. Formerly RCW 43.99.820.]

Notes: Contingent expiration date -- 2003 c 126 701 and 702: See note following RCW 79A.25.800.

Part headings not law -- Effective date -- 2003 c 126: See notes following RCW 79A.05.385.


Severability -- Contingent expiration date -- 1998 c 264: See notes following RCW 79A.25.800.








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79A.25.830
Gifts, grants, or endowments. (Contingent expiration date.)
The interagency committee for outdoor recreation may receive gifts, grants, or endowments from public and private sources that are made from time to time, in trust or otherwise, for the use and benefit of the purposes of RCW 79A.25.800 through 79A.25.830 and spend gifts, grants, or endowments or income from the public or private sources according to their terms, unless the receipt of the gifts, grants, or endowments violates RCW 42.17.710.


[2000 c 11 82; 1998 c 264 4. Formerly RCW 43.99.830.]

Notes: Severability -- Contingent expiration date -- 1998 c 264: See notes following RCW 79A.25.800.







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79A.25.901
Severability 1965 c 5.
If any provision of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the chapter, or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.


[1965 c 5 17 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.900.]




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79A.25.902
Short title.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Marine Recreation Land Act of 1964.


[1965 c 5 18 (Initiative Measure No. 215, approved November 3, 1964). Formerly RCW 43.99.910.]