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GOP senators propose free use of state parks

Discover Pass could be a thing of the past

Series: WNPA | Story 8

Last updated 1/16/2020 at 9:50am

Brian Soergel

Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island.

Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks.

Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) and Sen. Randi Becker (R-Eatonville) have co-sponsored SB 6174, which would no longer require park visitors to pay $10 for a one-time parking permit, or buy the $30 annual parking Discover Pass.

Schoesler said he is critical of the tax proposals voted in last year's legislative session. He said the results of the tax advisory votes on last November's ballot, as well as the car tab initiative approved by the stat...

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