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SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« on: January 14, 2022, 05:41:35 PM »
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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 05:47:22 PM »
Whatís the alternative funding choice?
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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 05:52:50 PM »
Whatís the alternative funding choice?

Income tax

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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2022, 05:57:51 PM »
What was funding before the pass? Or should we ask were the funding before the pass was reappointed to? I mean, there was funding before the pass? Things just donít pay for themselves? Where did it go? Pensions, employees benefits, more employees, salaries, social programs, cleaning up Seattle, etcÖ..why?

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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 07:00:12 PM »
Read the bill. Replacement money would come from the General Fund. I believe it was that way before.
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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2022, 07:13:20 PM »
Discover passes are no good for anything. I live by quite a few required areas. Gotta have one to get into access to launch your boat, then pay $12.00 to launch. Then another fee to camp if you decide to. Many of our boat launch areas close  after labor day.  The Riverside State park office is within 2 miles of 2 of these areas. The lazy State employees wont keep them open. Another area down the road 5 miles is the Painted Rocks hiking area. It's open but you need a pass PLUS $10.00 fee to park there. Totally ridicules ! 

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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2022, 07:22:40 PM »
The whole concept of the Discover Pass is outrageous and unconsitutional IMO.

Charging taxpaying citizens a fee to set foot on wide open PUBLIC publically owned land- what a brilliant idea to raise revenue.  How about a parking fee for parking in your own driveway? 

Repeal it, yes!

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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2022, 07:30:48 PM »
Hell yeah. I hope this link works.
https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill/5608

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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2022, 07:37:07 PM »
Read the bill. Replacement money would come from the General Fund. I believe it was that way before.

Exactly! The money was diverted to fund something else and another tax was created, the discover tax, oops I mean discover pass. Another pay more get less taxÖÖ.

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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2022, 07:59:39 PM »
Discover passes are rob peter to pay paul. That was the way they were designed. For a long time parks were funded by generalnfunds. They institueded a user/parking fee and parks use plummeted.  The DP was instituted  because they knew sportsmennwould pay and most parks users would not. Fishermen made out since DP substituted originally for launch fees.

Bottom line is the DP was a funding source for parks since day one. This state is based on a user payes system   and the legislature tried to shuffle this off to a different user group. The 8%8%  84% parks payment tells you everthing you need to know about this corrupt program.

If the state wants to support acess to public lands to the poor and those whom dont have acess otherwise then it needs to be general fund not coming from sportsmen. This is coming from some one whos direct family  utilied parks a lot because they were poor and wanted the kids to have outings and experience the greatness of washington.  The DP is an abomination and i have not purchased one out of principle...
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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2022, 09:12:28 AM »
Seems like each legislative session tries this lately and it goes nowhere.  No matter what, politicians hate to return money to the people.  Once a payment, no matter how dumb or counterproductive, is on the books, it stays there...and grows...

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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2022, 09:22:39 AM »
Hell yeah. I hope this link works.
https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill/5608

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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2022, 09:51:27 AM »
The state parks we camp at don't require a DP if you're paying for the camp site.  Are some not that way?
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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2022, 11:38:11 AM »
The whole concept of the Discover Pass is outrageous and unconsitutional IMO.

Charging taxpaying citizens a fee to set foot on wide open PUBLIC publically owned land- what a brilliant idea to raise revenue.  How about a parking fee for parking in your own driveway? 

Repeal it, yes!
You donít need a discover pass to walk in the park.
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Re: SB 5608 repealing the Discover Pass
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2022, 11:42:38 AM »
This discover pass was garbage from day one,everyone should get behind everyone paying for it not just the people that use the outdoors.For those that don't know,enrolled tribal do not need discover pass to use it.  :twocents:
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