Introduced by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on January 16, 2013, prohibits private, not-for-profit organizations which have used any government funding in obtaining real property from adding any restrictions on public access to the land for the purposes of hunting, fishing, trapping, or other outdoor recreation. Portions of this act apply retroactively.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Parks Committee on January 16, 2013.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 8, 2013, requires that when providing funds for the acquisition of real property, state agencies must generally ensure that the general public has regular access for purposes including outdoor recreation. Public access may be ensured through means such
as contracts or deed restrictions.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 11, 2013.