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2013 House Bill 1071: Regarding state and private partnerships for managing salmon hatcheries
  1. Introduced by Rep. Brian Blake (Longview) (D) on January 15, 2013, removes from current law a requirement that the Department of Fish and Wildlife establish public-private partnership agreements to restore and operate salmon hatcheries already closed. This act also modifies business plan requirements to allow for the harvest of chum salmon in designated areas. (See also SB 5543).
    • Referred to the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee on January 15, 2013.
      • Substitute offered in the House on February 7, 2013, provides that partnership agreements are limited to hatcheries located within the Hood Canal basin. In addition, private sector hatchery partners operating chum salmon hatcheries may, under permit from the WDFW, harvest some of the hatchery fish for sale. Any sale proceeds must be reinvested into the hatchery. All hatchery partnerships going forward are given direction to prioritize the retention of classified employees and to operate consistently with federally recognized treaty rights.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 8, 2013.
  2. Passed 95 to 0 in the House on March 6, 2013, changes the hatcheries that can be managed under an agreement between the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and private sector partners to only those located in the Hood Canal basin. Allows private sector hatchery partners operating chum salmon hatcheries to harvest some of the hatchery fish for sale and use any sale proceeds for reinvestment into the hatchery. Provides direction to hatchery partners to prioritize the retention of classified employees.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 8, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Parks Committee on March 8, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 27, 2013.
  4. Passed 48 to 0 in the Senate on April 17, 2013, changes the hatcheries that can be managed under an agreement between the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and private sector partners to only those located in the Hood Canal basin. Allows private sector hatchery partners operating chum salmon hatcheries to harvest some of the hatchery fish for sale and use any sale proceeds for reinvestment into the hatchery. Provides direction to hatchery partners to prioritize the retention of classified employees.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 1, 2013.

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