Introduced by Sen. Christine Rolfes (Bainbridge Island) (D) on January 12, 2012, prohibits a person from negligently feeding or attempting to feed large wild carnivores or attracting them to land or a building Defines "large wild carnivore" which includes wild bears, cougars, and wolves. The bill also prohibits the department of fish and wildlife from paying more than fifty thousand dollars per fiscal year for claims and assessment costs for injury or loss of commercial livestock caused by large wild carnivores. (Companion Bill: HB 2365). Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Energy, Natural Resources, & Marine Waters Committee on January 12, 2012.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 3, 2012.