SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1702







                                52nd Legislature

                              1991 Regular Session



Passed by the House March 12, 1991

  Yeas 98   Nays 0




Speaker of the

    House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate March 29, 1991

  Yeas 44   Nays 0




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 SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1702 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                                       Chief Clerk











                        Secretary of State   

                       State of Washington  



                            SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1702



                     Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By House Committee on Agriculture & Rural Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Rasmussen, Prince, Jacobsen and Rayburn).


Read first time February 22, 1991.  Modifying provisions regarding composition of the beef commission.

     AN ACT Relating to the beef commission; and amending RCW 16.67.040, 16.67.050, 16.67.060, and 16.67.070.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 16.67.040 and 1969 c 133 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

     There is hereby created a Washington state beef commission to be thus known and designated.  The commission shall be composed of three beef producers, ((one)) two dairy (beef) producers, three feeders, one livestock salesyard operator, and one meat packer.  In addition there will be one ex officio member without the right to vote from the department of agriculture to be designated by the director thereof.

     A majority of voting members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business.

     All appointed members as stated in RCW 16.67.060 shall be citizens and residents of this state, over the age of twenty-five years, each of whom is and has been actually engaged in that phase of the cattle industry he represents for a period of five years, and has during that period derived a substantial portion of his income therefrom, or have a substantial investment in cattle as an owner, lessee, partner, or a stockholder owning at least ten percent of the voting stock in a corporation engaged in the production of cattle or dressed beef, or a manager or executive officer of such corporation.  Producer members of the commission shall not be directly engaged in the business of being a meat packer, or as a feeder, feeding cattle other than their own.  Said qualifications must continue throughout each member's term of office.


     Sec. 2.  RCW 16.67.050 and 1969 c 133 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

     The appointive positions on the commission shall be designated as follows:  The three beef producers shall be designated positions one, two and three; ((the)) one dairy (beef) producer shall be designated position four and one, position ten; the three feeders shall be designated positions five, six and seven; the livestock salesyard operator shall be designated position eight; the meat packer shall be designated position nine.

     The regular term of office shall be three years from the date of appointment and until their successors are appointed((:  PROVIDED, That)).  However, the first term of office for position ten shall terminate July 1, 1994, and the first terms of the members whose terms began on July 1, 1969 shall be as follows:  Positions one, four and seven shall terminate July 1, 1970; positions two, five and eight shall terminate July 1, 1971; positions three, six and nine shall terminate July 1, 1972.


     Sec. 3.  RCW 16.67.060 and 1969 c 133 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

     The ((governor)) director shall appoint the members of the commission.  In making such appointments, the ((governor)) director shall take into consideration recommendations made to him or her by organizations who represent or who are engaged in the same type of production or business as the person recommended for appointment as a member of the commission.

     ((The appointment shall be carried out immediately, subsequent to June 1, 1969 and members so appointed as set forth in this chapter shall serve for the periods set forth for the original members of the commission in RCW 16.67.050.))


     Sec. 4.  RCW 16.67.070 and 1984 c 287 s 19 are each amended to read as follows:

     In the event a position on the commission becomes vacant due to resignation, disqualification, death, or for any other reason, the unexpired term of such position shall be filled by the ((governor)) director forthwith.

     Each member of the commission shall be compensated in accordance with RCW 43.03.230 and shall be reimbursed for travel expenses in accordance with RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.