WA House OKs 2 cars per Discover Pass



OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state House has passed a bill to allow two cars to share one Discover Pass, a $30, year-long parking pass for state parks.

Unlike a similar bill that recently passed the Senate unanimously, the House bill would add a $10 registration fee on all recreational vehicles until 2015 to go toward state parks.

Supporters said the bill would make it cheaper for families to visit state parks while replenishing park coffers.

Opponents said it would implement a tax on recreation vehicles in the guise of a fee.

The bill, HB 2373, would also allow families to buy a Discover Pass transferrable among any family vehicle for $50, and would exempt disabled veterans from having to buy the pass.

The measure goes next to the Senate.