February 16, 2011

Calls needed on Discover Pass bill to replace funding for Parks, Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife

Local 2964 member Jed Varney testifies for HB 1796 Tuesday while the bill's major opponent, former House Majority Leader Lyn Kessler, looks on. (Photo courtesy TVW)
Federation members Jed Varney (Statewide Fish Hatcheries Local 2964) and Brian Yearout (Statewide Parks Local 1466) testified Tuesday afternoon in favor of the House version of the Discover Pass to raise $71 million to replace funds the governor proposes cutting from Parks, Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife.
House Bill 1796 came before the House Ways and Means Committee. The Senate counterpart, SB 5622, is in the Senate Natural Resources and Marine Waters Committee.
Neither are slam dunks. So call 1-800-562-6000 and tell your legislators to support SB 5622 and SB 1796 to replace needed funds for state parks, fish and wildlife programs and natural resources programs with the Discover Pass user pass.

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