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WAC 352-32-251

Limited income senior citizen, disability, and disabled veteran passes.

(1)(a) Persons who are senior citizens, meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 79A.05.065, and have been residents of Washington state for at least the past three consecutive months will, upon application to the Washington state parks and recreation commission accompanied by either a copy of a federal income tax return filed for the previous calendar year, or a senior citizen property tax exemption pursuant to RCW 84.36.381, or Social Security Administration form SSA-1099, receive a five-year limited income senior citizen pass at no charge, which entitles the holder's camping party to free use of trailer dump stations, watercraft launch sites, day-use vehicle access to state parks and to a 50 percent reduction in the campsite fee, or moorage fee as published by state parks.
(b) Proof submitted to the commission for the return of a senior citizen pass surrendered upon request to a commission employee who has reason to believe the user does not meet the eligibility criteria will be the same as listed in subsections (1) and (5) of this section for original pass issuance.
(2) Persons who are:
(a) Permanently disabled, legally blind, or profoundly deaf, meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 79A.05.065, and have been residents of Washington state for at least the past three consecutive months will, upon application to the commission, receive a five-year disability pass at no charge;
(b) Temporarily disabled and who meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 79A.05.065 and have been residents of Washington state for at least the past three consecutive months will, upon application to the commission, receive a one-year disability pass at no charge; and
(c) Residents of Washington who have been issued a disabled parking ID card, or special license plate for a permanent disability under RCW 46.16.381 will be entitled, along with the members of their camping party to free use of trailer dump stations, watercraft launch sites, day-use vehicle access to parks and to a 50 percent reduction in the campsite fee, or moorage fee as published by state parks.
(3) Persons who are veterans, meet the eligibility requirements of RCW 79A.05.065, and have been residents of Washington state for at least the past three consecutive months will, upon application to the commission, receive a lifetime disabled veteran pass at no charge. Pass holders must provide proof of continued residency as determined by the state parks director or director's designee. The pass entitles the holder's camping party to free use of a state park campsite, day-use vehicle access to state parks, trailer dump station, watercraft launch site, moorage facility, and reservation service.
(4) Applications for limited income senior citizen, disability, and disabled veteran passes will be made on forms prescribed by the commission.
(5) Verification of age will be by original or copy of a birth certificate, notarized affidavit of age, witnessed statement of age, baptismal certificate, ID card, or driver license. Verification of residency shall be by original or copy of a Washington state driver license, voter registration card, or senior citizen property tax exemption, or other proof of continued residency as determined by the state parks director or director's designee.
(6) Pass holders must be present and show their valid pass and identification upon registration or when requested by any commission employee or representative.
(7) Pass holders that violate or abuse the privileges of their pass, as listed below, may be subject to suspension of their pass and assessed other fees.
(a) Duplicate or multiple reservations for the same night - Thirty-day suspension.
(b) Use of pass by unauthorized person - Sixty-day suspension and/or a fee equal to two times the campsite fee.
(c) Two or more no-shows (failure to use or cancel reservation) - Ninety-day suspension.
(d) Repeated park rule violations - Minimum ninety-day suspension.
The pass will be confiscated by the on-duty ranger or the on-duty ranger's designee and sent to the state parks headquarters office in Olympia. At the end of the suspension, the pass will be returned to the authorized pass holder at no cost.
(8) The commission may deny or revoke any Washington state parks pass issued under this section for cause as stated in RCW 79A.05.065.
(9) Pass holders may appeal a suspension or revocation of their pass by mailing a written statement of the basis for appeal to the state parks director within ten days of receipt of the notice of suspension or revocation. The appeal may be decided as a brief adjudicative appeal under RCW 34.05.482 through 34.05.494 and will be decided by the state parks director or director's designee. Unless the suspension period expires, the suspension will remain in effect during the pendency of appeal.
(10) Pass holder discounts shall apply only to those fees listed in subsections (1), (2), and (3) of this section. Pass holder discounts will not apply to all other fees as published by state parks, including but not limited to, extra vehicles, vacation housing, yurts, and cabins.
(11) If the conditions of a pass holder change or the pass holder changes residency to a place outside Washington state during the time period when a pass is valid such that a pass holder no longer meets the eligibility requirements of RCW 79A.05.065 and WAC 352-32-251, the pass becomes invalid, and the pass holder will return the pass to the commission or surrender the pass to a state parks representative.
(12) Any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 19-04-075, § 352-32-251, filed 2/1/19, effective 3/4/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030 and 79A.05.035. WSR 11-17-067, § 352-32-251, filed 8/16/11, effective 9/16/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.075, and 79A.05.065. WSR 08-24-006, § 352-32-251, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-32-251, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.070, 79A.05.165, 79A.05.605, and 79A.05.610. WSR 05-24-030, § 352-32-251, filed 11/30/05, effective 12/31/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 05-01-069, § 352-32-251, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070, and 79A.05.075. WSR 03-01-079, § 352-32-251, filed 12/13/02, effective 1/13/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, including RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.035, 79A.05.055, and 79A.05.070. WSR 00-13-070, § 352-32-251, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040. WSR 98-04-065, § 352-32-251, filed 2/2/98, effective 3/5/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050, 43.51.040 and 43.51.300. WSR 97-21-133, § 352-32-251, filed 10/21/97, effective 1/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.060, 43.51.055, 43.51.050 and 43.51.040. WSR 96-22-018, § 352-32-251, filed 10/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.060. WSR 90-04-024, § 352-32-251, filed 1/29/90, effective 3/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040, 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. WSR 88-19-087 (Order 106), § 352-32-251, filed 9/19/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.055 and 43.51.060. WSR 83-23-094 (Order 71), § 352-32-251, filed 11/22/83.]
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