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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By tod701
Thumbs down WA NOVA fund abuse

Senate Bill SB5320 and House Bill HB1392 would change the Recreation and Conservation Office cut from grant funds such as the NOVA account for administrative purposes from up to three percent to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By tod701
SB5205 was passed by the Senate Natural Resources...

SB5205 was passed by the Senate Natural Resources Committee 7 to zip.

It now moves to the Senate Rules Committee.

Their email addresses are:

Brad.Owen@leg.wa.gov...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By tod701
Agreed and thanks.

Agreed and thanks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By tod701
Thumb HB1826 Multi-vehicle Discover Pass use

House Bill HB1826 (Creating flexibility in the state's recreational fee for access programs to better accommodate families that recreate with multiple vehicles).
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By tod701
That is the way I read these bills and the intent...

That is the way I read these bills and the intent as described to me.

Bikes filtering to the front at all stoplights is a huge part of this legislation.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By tod701
Since there seems to be no interest in this bill...

Since there seems to be no interest in this bill on this forum so far, I'd like to get a better understanding on things.

Do any of you buy Discover Passes primarily for uses other than access...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By tod701
And my personal big deal issue. SB5627 –...

And my personal big deal issue.

SB5627 – ORV Discover Pass exemption


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1039765 :deal
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By tod701
Senate Bill SB5623 was introduced today and is...

Senate Bill SB5623 was introduced today and is the companion bill to HB1515.

http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5623&year=2015

Sponsored by Senators Sheldon, Angel, Miloscia,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By tod701
SB5627 – ORV Discover Pass exemption

PLEASE SUPPORT SB5627
DISCOVER PASS REQUIREMENT LANGUAGE CLARIFIED

As many of you know, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources is misapplying the Discover Pass requirement as it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-25-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By tod701
This one? ...

This one?


http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1582&year=2015
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By tod701
Just one of the little things that get done when...

Just one of the little things that get done when a sport has people lobbying on their behalf.

I helped a little, but the bulk of the credit goes to Larry Walker :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By tod701
HB1582 – Increased traffic infraction fees (WA)

HB1582 increases the fees associated with traffic violations.
It would add $53 or more to every traffic infraction.
The minimum penalty for car pool lane or other preferential lane use violations...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,059
Posted By tod701
By chance, is your bike dual registered with an...

By chance, is your bike dual registered with an ORV permit?
Was it at a location where ORV use is legal?

If so, we need to talk.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By tod701
Thanks McD A consolidated post with links...

Thanks McD

A consolidated post with links should get a sticky and if you or someone else can help it stay up to date, it will be a very useful tool.

HB1160 deals with litterbugs

...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By tod701
HB1160 - Litter (WA)

House Bill HB1160 would increase the penalty for dumping up to one cubic foot of litter from $50 to $200.
The increase would go to fund State Parks.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By tod701
Wicked SB5228 - 75mph speed limit in WA

Senate Bill SB5228 would allow the State to raise the speed limit on parts of I-90 up to 75mph.

http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5228&year=2015

It has been assigned to the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By tod701
HB1515 should get assigned to the House...

HB1515 should get assigned to the House Transportation Committee later today.


Judy Clibborn is the committee chairman.

It will be up to her to determine if/when the bill will get a hearing.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By tod701
This bill will likely be assigned to the House...

This bill will likely be assigned to the House Transportation Committee.

When that happens or if it is assigned to another committee I will post the names and email addresses of the applicable...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By tod701
HB1515 Lane Splitting in WA

House Bill HB1515 was introduced today.

It would allow motorcycles to lane split and long as traffic is going no more than 35mph and the motorcycle does not go more than 10mph faster than the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-19-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,059
Posted By tod701
Agree.

Agree.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-18-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,059
Posted By tod701
Every land manager know that locked gates are the...

Every land manager know that locked gates are the cheapest way to managed public land.

Public land is always easier to manage without the public.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-18-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,059
Posted By tod701
True, but in the case of the DNR law enforcement...

True, but in the case of the DNR law enforcement comes from a different budget than those other things.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,059
Posted By tod701
I enjoy a night ride, especially in the summer. ...

I enjoy a night ride, especially in the summer.

The woods are different in the dark.

Night enduros at Walker used to be my favorite event of the year.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By tod701
I wonder if anyone in the media has asked WSP for...

I wonder if anyone in the media has asked WSP for comment?

Sharing it with your favorite member of the Legislature might be fun.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-15-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By tod701
Your tax dollars at work. :baldy

Your tax dollars at work. :baldy
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-15-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By tod701
SB5205 has been assigned to the Senate Natural...

SB5205 has been assigned to the Senate Natural Resources Committee.


If you support spouses being able to pool their volunteer hours for the purpose of earning a Discover Pass please encourage...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-14-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By tod701
Thumb While 2014 Senate Bill SB5097 died when the 2014...

While 2014 Senate Bill SB5097 died when the 2014 legislative session came to an end, 2015 Senate Bill SB5205 will be introduced tomorrow by Senator Randi Becker to do the same thing. :clap

More...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By tod701
Thumb Lift the cap on orv gas tax!

The Washington State Legislature is getting very serious about raising the gas tax. If that happens, it would be a good time to getting the ORV gas tax allocation problem fixed. Please let your State...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-12-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By tod701
Cool. Thanks for the replies. I am...

Cool.

Thanks for the replies.

I am leaning toward Screwy, just waiting for the spare visors to arrive before everything goes to the painter.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-10-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By tod701
Probably done for underhanded political reasons,...

Probably done for underhanded political reasons, but you don't need to be a lawyer to read/understand law.

The RCW and WAC are merely rulebooks and judges are the refs.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-10-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By tod701
Just a portion of the actual cost. Gas tax and...

Just a portion of the actual cost.
Gas tax and vehicle fees are a big part of the ferry budget.




They use to, but don't bet on that ever happening again.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-10-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By tod701
Try asking here: titles@dol.wa.gov If...

Try asking here:

titles@dol.wa.gov

If that does not work, ask your state legislators.
You can find them here:

http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

If you do that, please report back...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-08-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By tod701
If you don't like it, plan to participate in the...

If you don't like it, plan to participate in the upcoming Legislative session.

Nothing scary has been pre-filed yet, but undoubtedly there will be something worthy of concern.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,439
Posted By tod701
No argument for me on that. Unfortunately...

No argument for me on that.

Unfortunately no surprise either.
Government spending more than it brings in is something they will always do if allowed to do so. By their very nature, governments...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,439
Posted By tod701
Funding for operating, maintaining, preserving,...

Funding for operating, maintaining, preserving, and improving Washington’s highways and ferry system comes from motor vehicle fuel taxes, licenses, permits, and fees, tolling, ferry fares, federal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,439
Posted By tod701
In Washington State only about 14-16 percent of...

In Washington State only about 14-16 percent of the transportation budget comes from the feds. That appropriation is funded by the 18 cents per gallon federal gas tax and the creation of new federal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,439
Posted By tod701
The State of Washington has raised the gas tax by...

The State of Washington has raised the gas tax by 34 percent over the last nine years.



Stop spending gas tax for social engineering purposes.
Insist on demonstrated fiscal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-03-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,439
Posted By tod701
You chose where you buy your gas and which state...

You chose where you buy your gas and which state gets the resultant revenue.

With an odometer based tax there is no choice.

With a GPS based tax there is the inevitable misuse of the data...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-03-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,439
Posted By tod701
It's legal to do so, but very few people do. ...

It's legal to do so, but very few people do.

For most folks it is difficult to find the quality/octane level you want available from a non-tax vendor without going the race gas route and then the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-03-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By tod701
Question Helmet painter?

I am looking to hire someone good at painting helmets.

Simple task, but I want it done right.
Two new Arai helmets, each a different single color.
One bright pink and one bright orange.
They...
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