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Discover Pass can now be used in two vehicles

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on March 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
March 30, 2012 2:46 pm

A single Discover Pass now can be used on either of two motor vehicles, after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation earlier today.

The change takes effect immediately. Holders of previously issued annual passes may enter a second vehicle license number on their existing pass.
Pass transfer between two vehicles also applies to vehicle access passes issued free with purchases of annual fishing and hunting licenses for access to state Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation lands and water- access sites.

The Discover Pass was created by the 2011 Legislature and took effect last July. The pass – required to park motor vehicles in state parks and other state recreation lands – was created to replace much of the state general fund support for state recreation lands.

The annual pass is sold for $30 and provides vehicle access to millions of acres of state recreation lands managed by the State Parks and Recreation Commission, state Department of Natural Resources and the fish and wildlife agency. One-day passes are available for $10 but are not transferable.

The Discover Pass is sold through state vehicle-licensing outlets, at state parks, at some retail businesses and through WDFW’s recreational licensing system. Some transaction fees might apply.

So far, revenue from Discover Pass sales has come in at less than half of original projections. Projected sales through the end of 2011 were $19.38 million, while actual revenue for the period was $8.2 million.

For more information, visit the Discover Pass website.

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