HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4633, by Representative Valle
WHEREAS, A great many young people in the West Seattle, Burien, and White Center area participated in the 1990-91 "There Ought to be a Law" program of hands-on democracy; and
WHEREAS, The students in Ed Billodue's class at West Seattle High School, Mike Haigh's class at Chief Sealth High School, Sandra LaLanne's class at Evergreen High School, and Gary Peterson's class at Highline High School invested significant time and thought in the program; and
WHEREAS, The students emphasized a keen interest in the democratic process and a sincere commitment to helping make their community a better place in which to live; and
WHEREAS, All of the classes involved in the program developed excellent legislation for possible consideration in the 52nd State Legislature; and
WHEREAS, Examples of the students' realistic and forthright legislative ideas included the following:
(1) Proposals for higher teacher salaries and lower automobile insurance rates for good young drivers, from the West Seattle students;
(2) College tuition assistance and lower automobile insurance rates for good young drivers, from the Chief Sealth students;
(3) College tuition assistance and tougher antismoking laws from the Evergreen students; and
(4) Lower automobile insurance rates for good young drivers from the Highline students; and
WHEREAS, The young people continue to follow the work of the 1991 Legislative Session with a renewed sense of the role each can play in the work of government;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the State of Washington honor the participating students and teachers at West Seattle High School, Chief Sealth High School, Evergreen High School, and Highline High School; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the classes involved in the 1990-91 "There Ought to be a Law" program.
I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of Resolution 4633 adopted by the House of Representatives March 1, 1991.
Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives