2005 Washington Revised Code RCW 79A.05.120: Cross-state trail — Transfer of lands in Milwaukee Road corridor. (Contingent expiration date.)

    (1) To facilitate completion of a cross-state trail under the management of the parks and recreation commission, management and control of lands known as the Milwaukee Road corridor shall be transferred between state agencies as follows on the date a franchise agreement is entered into for a rail line over portions of the Milwaukee Road corridor:

    (a) Portions owned by the state between Ellensburg and the Columbia river that are managed by the parks and recreation commission are transferred to the department of transportation;

    (b) Portions owned by the state between the west side of the Columbia river and Royal City Junction and between Warden and Lind that are managed by the department of natural resources are transferred to the department of transportation; and

    (c) Portions owned by the state between Lind and the Idaho border that are managed by the department of natural resources are transferred to the parks and recreation commission as of June 7, 2006.

    (2) The department of natural resources may, by mutual agreement with the parks and recreation commission, transfer management authority over portions of the Milwaukee Road corridor to the state parks and recreation commission, at any time prior to the department of transportation entering into a franchise agreement.

    (3) This section expires July 1, 2009, and no transfers shall occur if the department of transportation does not enter into a franchise agreement for a rail line over the portions of the Milwaukee Road corridor between Ellensburg and Lind by July 1, 2009.

    [2006 c 160 § 2; 1999 c 301 § 2; 1996 c 129 § 3. Formerly RCW 43.51.1121.]

Notes:
         Effective date -- 1999 c 301: See note following RCW 79A.05.115.

         Intent -- Effective date -- Severability -- 1996 c 129: See notes following RCW 79A.05.115.

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