Rep. Dye's aviation wildfire suppression bill House gets unanimous approval


March 23, 2023

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Rep. Mary Dye (R-9-Pomeroy)

OLYMPIA–The state House of Representatives voted Wednesday, 97-0, to approve legislation authored by Rep. Mary Dye that would allow local fire departments who use aviation suppression efforts on the initial attack of brush, timber, and grass fires to be reimbursed by the state for those expenses.

The so-called "Aviation Assurance Funding" measure, House Bill 1498, was one of the final bills to be...

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