The dedicated regional fisheries enhancement group account is created in the custody of the state treasurer. Only the commission or the commission's designee may authorize expenditures from the account. The account is subject to allotment procedures under chapter 43.88
RCW, but no appropriation is required for expenditures.
A portion of each recreational fishing license fee shall be used as provided in RCW 77.32.440
. A surcharge of one hundred dollars shall be collected on each commercial salmon fishery license, each salmon delivery license, and each salmon charter license sold in the state. All receipts shall be placed in the regional fisheries enhancement group account and shall be used exclusively for regional fisheries enhancement group projects for the purposes of *RCW 77.95.110
. Except as provided in RCW 77.95.320
, funds from the regional fisheries enhancement group account shall not serve as replacement funding for department operated salmon projects that exist on January 1, 1991.
All revenue from the department's sale of salmon carcasses and eggs that return to group facilities shall be deposited in the regional fisheries enhancement group account for use by the regional fisheries enhancement group that produced the surplus. The commission shall adopt rules to implement this section pursuant to chapter 34.05
[2009 c 340 § 4; 2000 c 107 § 106. Prior: 1998 c 245 § 155; 1998 c 191 § 27; 1995 1st sp.s. c 2 § 39 (Referendum Bill No. 45, approved November 7, 1995); prior: 1993 sp.s. c 17 § 11; 1993 c 340 § 53; 1990 c 58 § 3. Formerly RCW 75.50.100
was repealed by 2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 81.
Findings—2009 c 340:
See note following RCW 77.95.320
Effective date—1998 c 191:
See note following RCW 77.32.400
Referral to electorate—1995 1st sp.s. c 2:
See note following RCW 77.04.013
Effective date—1995 1st sp.s. c 2:
See note following RCW 43.17.020
Finding—Contingent effective date—Severability—1993 sp.s. c 17:
See notes following RCW 77.32.520
Finding, intent—Captions not law—Effective date—Severability—1993 c 340:
See notes following RCW 77.65.010
Effective date—1990 c 58 § 3: "Section 3 of this act shall take effect January 1, 1991." [1990 c 58 § 6.]
Findings—1990 c 58:
See note following RCW 77.95.080