Archive for April, 2011

Natural resources program administration bill in public hearing

April 20th, 2011  |  Published in SB 5862

SB 5862 (Regarding the administration of natural resources programs) was the topic of a public hearing yesterday in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means. When media of the hearing is posted, it will be available here.

The most recent staff report on the bill can be found here or read in the window below.

Public hearing for water rights permits processing funding and administration bill

April 20th, 2011  |  Published in SB 5934

SB 5934 (Concerning funding and administering the processing of water rights permits and applications) was the topic of a public hearing yesterday in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means. When media of the hearing is posted, it will be available here.

Here is a staff report regarding the bill, which you can also read in the window below:

Interbasin water rights transfers bill signed by governor

April 20th, 2011  |  Published in SB 5555

SB 5555 (Concerning interbasin transfers of water rights) was signed by the governor and will become law. Here is the version of the bill that was approved.

Proposed Senate operating budget and impact on natural resources agencies

April 13th, 2011  |  Published in Budget

The state Senate released their draft operating budget last night. You can read all of the associated documents here.

Below are snippets of the agency detail document that deal with impacts to natural resources agencies.

Department of Ecology:

Department of Fish and Wildlife:

Department of Natural Resources:

Commercial shellfish enforcement bill passes Senate

April 11th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1453

HB 1453 (Regarding commercial shellfish enforcement) passed the Senate on April 8 on a 49 to 0 vote. You can read the most up to date version of the bill here and the most up to date staff report here or in the window below:

Houseboats and aquatic lands and shoreline management bill passed by Senate

April 11th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1783

HB 1783 (Amending the consideration of houseboats and houseboat moorages for the purposes of aquatic lands and shoreline management) passed out of the Senate on April 7 on a 47 to 2 vote. Here is the most up to date version of the bill, and the most recent staff report can be read here or in the window below:

Interbasin water rights transfers bill passes House

April 11th, 2011  |  Published in SB 5555

SB 5555 (Concerning interbasin transfers of water rights) passed the House on April 6 on a 93 to 0 vote. The final version of the bill can be viewed here. There is also a final bill report, which can be viewed here and in the window below:

Ruckelshaus Center process bill passes Senate

April 11th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1886

HB 1886 (Implementing recommendations of the Ruckelshaus Center process) passed the Senate on April 6 on a 48 to 1 vote. The version passed by the Senate (which you can view here) included an amendment, which is summarized in this bill report. You can also read the bill report in the window below:

Oil spill program bill passes Senate

April 11th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1186

HB 1186 (Concerning requirements under the state’s oil spill program) passed the Senate by a 47 to 2 vote on April 5. Here is the final version of the bill. The bill was amended by the Senate, the details of the changes can be read in this staff report or in the window below:

Capital budget public hearing

April 11th, 2011  |  Published in HB 1497

HB 1497 (Adopting a 2011-2013 capital budget) received a public hearing in the in the House Committee on Capital Budget on April 5. You can view the public hearing here or the window below: