Legislation Would Make Discover Pass Transferable Between Vehicles
Little Greider Lake is accessed through DNR land, and a Discover Pass is required at the trailhead. Soon, we hope, Discover Passes will be transferable between two vehicles. Photo by "terpene."
Do you remember that survey we hosted recently that found 87% of you opposed the one-pass-per-vehicle structure of the Discover Pass?
Fortunately, the Washington state legislature was listening.
Senator Kevin Ranker, who was the prime sponsor of the bill that created the Discover Pass, has introduced SB 5977 in the current special legislative session. This legislation makes the single biggest change to the Discover Pass that we, and 87% of the people who took our Discover Pass survey, said they wanted. The bill would allow each purchaser of a Discover Pass to use it on two vehicles, effective immediately. The legislation applies to current pass holders as well as future ones.
WTA strongly supports SB 5977. The Discover Pass will be transferable between two vehicles and cost the same as it had previously. We expect the legislature to take this bill up and move it quickly. It is already scheduled for a committee hearing in Olympia on Dec. 14. We will be there, and invite you to come and voice your support for this legislation, too.
WTA has worked tirelessly with both elected officials and agency staff in the interim after enactment of the Discover Pass to address these ongoing concerns. We're happy to see they're being taken very seriously.