Legislature(2015 - 2016)SENATE FINANCE 532
04/15/2016 08:00 AM Senate FINANCE
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CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 137(FIN) am "An Act raising certain fees related to sport fishing, hunting, and trapping; relating to the fish and game fund; providing for the repeal of the sport fishing surcharge and sport fishing facility revenue bonds; replacing the permanent sport fishing, hunting, or trapping identification card for certain residents with an identification card valid for three years; relating to hunting and fishing by proxy; relating to fish and game conservation decals; raising the age of eligibility for a sport fishing, hunting, or trapping license exemption for state residents; raising the age at which a state resident is required to obtain a license for sport fishing, hunting, or trapping; and providing for an effective date." 8:08:43 AM Vice-Chair Micciche MOVED to ADOPT the committee substitute for CSHB 137(FIN)am, Work Draft 29-LS0625\T (Bullard, 4/14/16). There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered. Co-Chair MacKinnon OBJECTED for DISCUSSION. 8:08:57 AM ERIN SHINE, STAFF, SENATOR ANNA MACKINNON, explained the changes made by the committee substitute. She noted the deletion in the title of sockeye stamp language, as well as the addition of language establishing certain special hunting and fishing licenses and permits for residents with developmental disabilities. 8:09:35 AM Co-Chair MacKinnon clarified that language referring to the sockeye salmon stamp had been removed throughout the bill. Ms. Shine replied in the affirmative. 8:09:43 AM Ms. Shine spoke to Page2, line 16, which reflected the change in the age limit from 65, to 60, for a permanent identification. 8:10:04 AM Co-Chair MacKinnon asked whether the change reflected current statute. Ms. Shine replied in the affirmative. 8:10:10 AM Ms. Shine stated that the resident hunting and trapping license on Page4, line 11, had been changed from $60 to $55. 8:10:28 AM Co-Chair MacKinnon interjected that the license was a dual one and the change was meant to provide an incentive for purchasing the licenses together. Ms. Shine agreed. 8:10:38 AM Ms. Shine addressed said that the next change could be found on Page 4, line 15; the resident hunting and sport fishing license had previously been $60, and was now $50. Additionally, line 17 reflected that the resident hunting, trapping, and sport fishing license was now $75, down from $80. She furthered that Section 9 had been deleted from the bill, which spoke to non-annual sport fishing licenses. She relayed that Page 5, line 14 had been changed to reflect that the tag must be affixed before leaving the kill site, rather than immediately upon capture. Line 28 of the same page reflected that the tag fee for a wolf had been raised from $30 to $60. She continued to Page 6, line 13, which reflected a conforming amendment, lowering the senior age from 65 to 60. 8:12:03 AM Ms. Shine pointed out to the committee Page 6, line 26, which reflected change that the tag must be affixed to the animal before leaving the kill site, rather than immediately upon capture. She continued to Page 7, line 12, which listed that the tag for a wolf was raised from $50 to $100 for non-residents. The same page, line 27, reflected that the resident king salmon tag had been lowered to the current statute level of $10. She turned to Page 8, line three, which reflected the lowering of the senior age to 60. The king salmon tag for non-residents had been reduced from $150 to $100, and was in current statute. Section 21 from the previous version, referring to the resident sockeye salmon tag, had been removed from the version. She continued to Page 9, section 22, and explained that a sentence which had read, "Those programs, and they include fish and wildlife viewing, fish and wildlife education, and programs relating to fish and wildlife diversity." had been deleted from the section. She noted the conforming amendment of on Page 10, line 4, which lowered the senior age to 60. She said that Section 25, on page 10, had been inserted and contained conforming language from a floor amendment in the other body that had been adopted for disabilities. She stated that Section 30 on page 12 also contained the conforming amendment to the floor amendment adopted by the house. She noted the next change on Page 13, line 24, where a repealer date of December 31, 2022 had been added. 8:14:54 AM Co-Chair MacKinnon WITHDREW the OBJECTION. There being NO OBJECTION, the proposed committee substitute was adopted. 8:15:16 AM Ms. Shine stated that there may be technical amendments in the future to ensure a clean bill. Co-Chair MacKinnon agreed. CSHB 137(FIN)am was HEARD and HELD in committee for further consideration.