Archive for February, 2011

Commercial shellfish harvest bill passed out of committee

February 10th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1453

HB 1453 (Regarding commercial shellfish enforcement) was passed out of the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources. The committee made some changes to the original bill, which are detailed in this substitute bill.

The changes are summarized in a staff report that you can read here or below.

HPA bill hearing yesterday

February 10th, 2011  |  Published in SB 5529

SB 5529 was the topic of a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Marine Waters. You can view the hearing below or here.

Action on several water bills

February 10th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1054, HB 1117, HB 1610, SB 5536

HB 1054 (Declaring water conservation practices to be a beneficial use of water for the purposes of relinquishment), HB 1117 (Regarding the relinquishment of water rights) and HB 1610 (Regarding the management of water resources) were each schedule for an executive session in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16. Here is the agenda for that meeting.

There was a recent public hearing for HB 1610, you can find it here.

Also, SB 5536 (Regarding the management of water resources) was the topic of a public hearing yesterday. You can listen to the hearing here.

Commercial shellfish harvest bill passed out of committee

February 9th, 2011  |  Published in SB 5369, Tracking Archive 2011-12

SB 5369 (Regarding commercial shellfish enforcement) was passed out of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Marine Waters.

The committee made changes to the bill before passing. Those changes are summarized in this document, which you can also read below. Here is the substitute bill passed out of committee.

The bill’s next stop before the floor of the house is the Rules Committee.

NWIFC contact is Tony Forsman.

Hearing on HB 1588 (Regarding hydraulic project approval)

February 9th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1588, Tracking Archive 2011-12

A public hearing was held on HB 1588 yesterday. I can be viewed here or below.

New report on water bill (SB 5536)

February 8th, 2011  |  Published in SB 5536, Tracking Archive 2011-12

SB 5536 (Regarding the management of water resources) has a new bill report, which you can download here or read below.

NWIFC contact is John Hollowed.

New reports for hydraulic project approval bills

February 8th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1588, SB 5529

HB 1558 and SB 5529 both received new bill reports.

You can download the bill report for HB 1558 here or view it below.

You can download the bill report for SB 5529 here or view it below.

NWIFC contact is Jim Weber.

Ruckelshaus Center process bill public hearing scheduled

February 8th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1886, Tracking Archive 2011-12

HB 1886 (Implementing recommendations of the Ruckelshaus Center process) has been scheduled for a public hearing on Friday, February 11 in the House Committee on Local Government at 8:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in House Hearing Rm E of the John L. O’Brien Building.

NWIFC contact is Jim Weber.

Standardization of salmon fishing time bill passed onto rules committee

February 8th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1210, Tracking Archive 2011-12

HB 1210 (Regarding the standardization of salmon fishing time for gill net gear and purse seine gear in Puget Sound) was passed onto the rules committee, which is a final step before being passed onto the floor of the house.

NWIFC contact is Mike Grayum.

Natural resources agency consolidation bill to receive public hearing

February 4th, 2011  |  Published in SB 5669, Tracking Archive 2011-12

SB 5669 (Regarding the consolidation of certain natural resources agencies and programs) will receive a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Marine Waters at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 10 in Senate Hearing Rm 2 of the J.A. Cherberg Building.

NWIFC contact is Mike Grayum.