HOUSE BILL 1489







                        52nd Legislature

                      1991 Regular Session



Passed by the House March 13, 1991

  Yeas 74   Nays 24




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate April 8, 1991

  Yeas 36   Nays 13




President of the Senate



Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.









Governor of the State of Washington



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1489 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                                      Chief Clerk











                        Secretary of State   

                       State of Washington  



                                  HOUSE BILL 1489



                     Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Representatives H. Myers, May, Grant, Miller, Ebersole, Ballard, Belcher, Casada, Leonard, Hine, Bray, Appelwick, Hochstatter, R. Meyers, Morris, Cooper, Rayburn, Schmidt, Broback, Neher, Wynne, Betrozoff and Winsley.


Read first time January 31, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Energy & Utilities.Adding limited new services to the current common carrier exceptions to the privacy act.

     AN ACT Relating to the right of privacy; and amending RCW 9.73.070.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 9.73.070 and 1967 ex.s. c 93 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

     (1) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any activity in connection with services provided by a common carrier pursuant to its tariffs on file with the Washington utilities and transportation commission or the Federal Communication Commission and any activity of any officer, agent or employee of a common carrier who performs any act otherwise prohibited by this law in the construction, maintenance, repair and operations of the common carrier's communications services, facilities, or equipment or incident to the use of such services, facilities or equipment.  Common carrier as used in this section means any person engaged as a common carrier or public service company for hire in intrastate, interstate or foreign communication by wire or radio or in intrastate, interstate or foreign radio transmission of energy.

     (2) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any common carrier automatic number, caller, or location identification service, including an enhanced 911 emergency service, that has been approved by the Washington utilities and transportation commission.