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Discover Pass: Now Transferable

Posted by Jonathan Guzzo at Mar 30, 2012 04:05 PM |

Today, Governor Gregoire signed HB 2373, which makes the Discover Pass transferable between two vehicles. An emergency clause in the legislation makes it take effect immediately and makes it retroactive. It also creates a new $50 universally transferable pass.

Here's a quick note to put a bow on the package delivered by the legislature this month!

Today, Governor Gregoire signed HB 2373, which makes the Discover Pass transferable between two vehicles. WTA is pleased that Governor Gregoire signed this legislation, since it will better serve hikers and likely increase Discover Pass revenues this year. The pass has fallen short on revenue collections, and according to survey data collected by the State Parks and Recreation Commission, that's largely due to the fact that it wasn't transferable.

What's the best part of this legislation? It's retroactive and contains an emergency clause, meaning it takes effect immediately! So take your Discover Pass out of your glove box and write another license plate number in the same section where your current number is, assuming you have two vehicles.

The new law also creates a new $50 universally transferable pass and lets purchasers choose their own start date.

A great deal of work went into this legislation. WTA's been there from the very beginning. When the agencies came to us late last summer and asked what we wanted to see regarding the Discover Pass, we told them what you told us: transferability. They listened, and due to a lot of hard work - and your amazing contributions - the legislature did as well.

Thank you for helping us move this bill, and for all you do as WTA members, volunteers and advocates!

>> To learn about the Discover Pass and other recreation passes and permits, please visit our Recreation Pass Info page.

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