Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 16, 2017
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 16, 2017
Establishes a priority for using bonding authority to alleviate a backlog of maintenance needs at State Parks. Authorizes the State Finance Committee to issue bonds. Anticipates that approximately $500 million in state bonds will be needed for four consecutive biennia to achieve this goal.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 21, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Patty Kuderer (Bellevue) (D) on April 5, 2017
Removes the limitation of funds for use on certain
trails in eastern Washington and for trails acquired after the
effective date of the section.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 5, 2017
Amendment offered by Sen. Dino Rossi (Sammamish) (R) on April 5, 2017
Adds an extra biennium for the effective time frame of the act and provides legislative oversight through reporting requirements of the state parks and recreation commission. Clarifies legislative intent for authorized bonds and actions of the treasurer. Changes the name of the account to the "Daniel J. and Nancy Evans state parks preservation account.".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 5, 2017