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Author Topic: HB 1261 Would Increase Penalty for Failing to Report Harvest from $10 to $20  (Read 1678 times)

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Pretty simple bill. Title says it all. Fail to submit your harvest report and the administrative fine will be $20 instead of the current $10. Bill's sponsor is Brad Klippert (R.)

http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2021-22/Pdf/Bill%20Reports/House/1261%20HBA%20RDAN%2021.pdf?q=20210122124322

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So whats the percentage of hunters that do it now? Is there something driving this besides money

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Probably to eliminate non-reporting altogether. I've never paid a fine for that. I don't know anyone who has. :dunno:
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I don't understand why you just wouldn't report it. :dunno:  They use the info to set the # of tags available for certain units and could be beneficial to your unit to report.

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I don't understand why you just wouldn't report it. :dunno:  They use the info to set the # of tags available for certain units and could be beneficial to your unit to report.
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So whats the percentage of hunters that do it now? Is there something driving this besides money
The fiscal note for the bill is being drawn up now. Once it's published I will provide it. It will include how many people are currently being fined for not submitting.

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I'm actually behind this, surprised myself a bit.  IF it gives them better information, and IF that information goes to good use, then it has my support. 

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The information is only as honest as the people reporting it.    :dunno:  Probably a lot of info submitted that isn't entirely based on facts. 

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I believe the 10$ is added in with the next years license and tag purchases. By the time you buy for multiple animals in multiple ways, most people do not even notice.

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The information is only as honest as the people reporting it.    :dunno:  Probably a lot of info submitted that isn't entirely based on facts.
Yeah I know some guys who would almost always lie on those reports. Didn’t want more people coming to their units.
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I was incorrectly charged the $10 three separate times. I reported, on time, each and every time. Yet, the following year when I went to purchase my license I had an additional $10 added for failure to report. Pretty difficult to dispute at the time.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2021, 04:22:25 PM by full choke »

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FAKE NEWS!  These reports are not true information!!   
I kill elk and eat elk, when I'm not, I'm thinking about killing elk and eating elk.

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I don't lie on mine it seems your only hurting the hunting community

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I was fined a couple times when I did file my reports, on time. The second time I declined to buy licenses & never hunted big game in Washington again. It’s what finally made me have enough & start hunting other states.

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 :yeah: I've been fined twice when I have sent in reports. I will not send mine in this year due to not ever buying a license again.

 


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