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Politics, Regs and More

A group dedicated to the discussion of politics, rules, regulations, pending legislation and more. If you don't like politics or sharing your opinion or aren't ready to back them up, this isn't the group for you. No holds barred. 

Members: 67
Latest Activity: Feb 21

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Update from Joel Nania

Joel has spearheaded the "Save Washington State Bass fishing" nonprofit.  Here's his latest post:Following is the update on our bill Senate Bill 6450 and House Bill 2666. Your support has been fantastic and we are going to push forward with this…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd Feb 21.

Thanks to all for your participation

Here's a followup:Hello to all and thank you for your support on getting a Warm Water Advisory Committee established here in Washington State. Here is the status of our bill SB 6450 and HB 2666. SB 6450 was unanimously approved by the Senate…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd Feb 7.

Here's a chance for redemption 2 Replies

This week we have had a positive response to our Bill in the Senate and hoping for the same in the House. This is a long process and we NEED everyone to go to the following links and click on the 'Support' button at each link. We only had 5 people…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd. Last reply by Dan Anderson Feb 4.

"Disappointed" (PC)

After looking back over such items as the two-stroke ban, AIS program, and now HB 1579, I guess the politically correct thing to say is I'm disappointed.We had seven people speak on behalf of the new warm water limits, one person literally drove…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd Jan 17.

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR Week 1

LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR Week 166th LegislatureJanuary 13 – 17, 2020January 14, 2020 12 Noon - Governor’s State of the State AddressListed below are the legislative committee activities individuals interested in Warm Water Fisheries should be following…Continue

Started by Dan Anderson Jan 14.

Update on County Council Mtg Jan 14th

My post disappeared, so I'll restate it.  The council public hearing scheduled for the 14th will deal with modifying the current ordinance to place wake boats at least 300 feet from the shore line on Lake Samish.  Currently, there is no…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd Jan 10.

Motorized boat ban on all Whatcom Co. Lakes

This started as a ban on wake boats, which have been eroding the shoreline when being driven too close to shore.  At the time, I didn't think much of it, actually thought it might be a good thing, considering how annoying they can be, but now the…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd Jan 5.

HB 1579

As warmwater anglers, we should be very concerned about this: a lobbying group convinced our lawmakers that the biggest threat to the orca population is bass, catfish, and walleye.  Their threat is greater than dams, pollution, climate change,…Continue

Started by Joe Boyd Dec 23, 2019.

Jay Inslee - President

Just reviewed three different articles, Jay Inslee has dropped from 1% to 0%. Now, make that idiot disappear for good. This state's been screwed enough.Continue

Started by Dana Steiner Jul 2, 2019.

HB 1579 and loss of our game fish

I don't know how many people are aware of the proposed bill named HB 1579.   Basically it will allow for deregulation of bass, walleye and catfish in the waters of Washington state.  Unless you really enjoy catching dink sized bass, I think there…Continue

Started by Steve Dorsey Feb 22, 2019.

 

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