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House Chamber, Olympia, Monday, January 11, 1993
The House of Representatives of the 1993 Regular Session of the Fifty-Third Legislature was called to order at 12:00 Noon by the Chief Clerk of the Fifty-Third Legislature, Alan Thompson.
The Chief Clerk requested the Sergeant at Arms to escort the Members-elect to seats on the floor of the House, as selections by Quintessence were performed.
The flag was escorted to the rostrum by I Corps Command Color Guard of Fort Lewis.
Prayer was offered by Sister Joann Starr SNJM of Seattle.
Today you begin again in active session the work you have committed yourselves to do for the people of Washington. Many hearts are hopeful that what is needed to sustain life and promote human fullness will be the direction you set for yourself and the work you accomplish.
I would like to begin this prayer with a reading from Carter Heyward, from her book Our passion for Justice.
Your first reaction might be another reading on love. But I challenge you to listen closely to her words which can reinforce in you the commitment you begin again today for the people of our state.
"Love, like truth and beauty, is concrete. Love is not fundamentally a sweet feeling; not, at heart, a matter of sentiment, attachment, or being 'drawn toward'. Love is active, effective, a matter of making reciprocal and mutually beneficial relation with one's friends and enemies. Love creates righteousness, or justice, here on earth. To make love is to make justice. As advocates and activists for justice know, loving involves struggle, resistance, risk. People working today on behalf of women, blacks, lesbians and gay men, the aging, the poor in this country and elsewhere know that making justice is not a warm, fuzzy experience. I think also that sexual lovers and good friends know that the most compelling relationships demand hard work, patience and a willingness to endure tensions and anxiety in creating mutually empowering bonds.
For this reason loving involves commitment. We are not automatic lovers of self, others, world, or God. Love does not just happen. We are not love machines, puppets on the strings of a deity called "love: Love is a choice -- not simply, or necessarily, a rational choice, but rather a willingness to be present to others without pretense of guile. Love is a conversion to humanity -- a willingness to participate with others in the healing of a broken world and broken lives. Love is the choice to experience life as a member of the human family, a partner in the dance of life, rather than as an alien in the world or as a deity above the world, aloof and apart from human flesh."
Today we acknowledge that what you most sincerely must be about in this state is the love of our elders, our sisters and brothers, our children and grandchildren.
When we look around us or listen to the news we hear of the thousands of homeless in Washington; we hear about the multitudes of children who go hungry each day; we hear about those who do not have adequate healthcare and are without jobs or the opportunity for employment; we hear about the reality that almost 25% of our children never graduate from high school.
Yes, we have deep and serious problems in our state. But as Barbara Jordan said, it is the linkage of humanity which has to solve the problem. You have come together to link your individual talents and gifts to solve the problems of our people. It is by your love in its deepest and most profound meaning that you will serve our people and will deserve the honor bestowed on you by these same people.
I want to thank you for committing yourselves to the service of the people of our state.
In your dedication to this democracy we all find hope for the future.
In your commitment to honestly and justly meet the needs of our people we trust in a better world.
In your hard work and struggles with difficult decisions we find hope that our society with men and women, blacks, asians, hispanics, and whites can come to trust each other and work together for the benefit of all peoples.
May the God who sustains and nourishes all life comfort you in your struggles for justice, challenge you to always hold the common good in your heart and find you at the end of each day closer to that reality of love which Carter Heyward spoke of in her writings.
APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
The Chief Clerk appointed Representatives Appelwick, Dellwo, Foreman and Sheahan to escort Chief Justice James A. Anderson and acting Chief Justice Barbara Durham of the Supreme Court of the State of Washington from the State Reception Room to the Rostrum.
MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Speaker of the House of Representatives
The Legislature of the State of Washington
I, Ralph Munro, Secretary of State of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the following is a full, true, and correct list of persons elected to the office of State Representative at the State General Election held in the State of Washington on the third day of November, 1992, as shown by the official returns of said election now on file in the office of the Secretary of State:
REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED NOVEMBER 3, 1992
DIST. NAME COUNTIES REPRESENTED
NO. 1 Cothern (D) King (part), Snohomish (part)
Johnson, L. (D)
No. 2 Campbell (D) Pierce (part)
No. 3 Brown (D) Spokane (part)
No. 4 Orr (D) Spokane (part)
No. 5 Thomas (R) King (part)
No. 6 Silver (R) Spokane (part)
No. 7 Fuhrman (R) Ferry, Lincoln, Okanogan
Morton (R) (part), Pend Oreille,
Spokane (part), Stevens
No. 8 Bray (D) Benton (part)
No. 9 Sheahan (R) Adams, Asotin (part),
Schoesler (R) Spokane (part), Whitman
No. 10 Karahalios (D) Island, Skagit (part),
Sehlin (R) Snohomish (part)
No. 11 Leonard (D) King (part)
No. 12 Ballard (R) Chelan, Douglas, Grant
Foreman (R) (part), Okanogan (part)
No. 13 Chandler (R) Benton (part), Grant (part),
Hansen (D) Kittitas, Yakima (part)
No. 14 Edmondson (R) Yakima (part)
No. 15 Rayburn (D) Benton (part), Klickitat,
Lisk (R) Skamania (part), Yakima (part)
No. 16 Mastin (D) Asotin (part), Columbia,
Grant (D) Franklin, Garfield, Walla
No. 17 Peery (D) Clark (part), Skamania
Myers (D) (part)
No. 18 Morris (D) Clark (part), Cowlitz (part)
Springer (D) Lewis (part)
No. 19 Riley (D) Cowlitz (part), Grays Harbor
Basich (D) (part), Pacific, Wahkiakum
No. 20 Chappell (D) Lewis (part), Pierce (part)
Brumsickle (R) Thurston (part)
No. 21 Wood (R) Snohomish (part)
No. 22 Romero (D) Thurston (part)
No. 23 Zellinsky (D) Kitsap (part)
No. 24 Jones (D) Clallam, Grays Harbor (part),
Kessler (D) Jefferson
No. 25 Casada (R) King (part), Pierce (part)
No. 26 Meyers (D) Kitsap (part), Pierce (part)
No. 27 Fisher (D) Pierce (part)
No. 28 Talcott (R) Pierce (part)
No. 29 Franklin (D) Pierce (part)
No. 30 Eide (D) King (part), Pierce (part)
No. 31 Roland (D) King (part), Pierce (part)
No. 32 Rust (D) King (part)
No. 33 Hine (D) King (part)
No. 34 Heavey (D) King (part)
No. 35 Holm (D) Grays Harbor (part), Kitsap
Sheldon (D) (part), Mason, Thurston (part)
No. 36 Sommers (D) King (part)
No. 37 Wineberry (D) King (part)
No. 38 King (D) Snohomish (part)
No. 39 Stevens (R) King (part), Snohomish (part)
No. 40 Quall (D) San Juan, Skagit (part),
Johnson, R. (D) Whatcom (part)
No. 41 Horn (R) King (part)
No. 42 Linville (D) Whatcom (part)
No. 43 Anderson (D) King (part)
No. 44 Long (R) Snohomish (part)
No. 45 Finkbeiner (D) King (part)
No. 46 Appelwick (D) King (part)
No. 47 Cooke (R) King (part)
No. 48 Reams (R) King (part)
Van Luven (R)
No. 49 Carlson (R) Clark (part)
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the State of Washington at Olympia, this eleventh day of January, 1993.
Ralph Munro, Secretary of State.
The Clerk called the roll of the House.
OATH OF OFFICE
Acting Chief Justice Barbara Durham administered the oath of office to the Members-elect of the House of Representatives.
The Speaker introduced the musicians Dr. Gary Nyberg, Trombone; Deena Martinsen, French Horn; Bob Pollack, Baritone Horn; Danny Murphy, Trumpet; John Swecker, Trumpet.
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 93-4600, by Representatives Hine and Ballard
BE IT RESOLVED, That the House Rules Committee shall meet no later than Friday, January 22, 1993, the twelfth legislative day, to consider and make a recommendation on permanent rules for the House of Representatives; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That no later than Wednesday, January 27, 1993, the seventeenth legislative day, the House of Representatives shall meet to consider adoption of permanent rules for the Fifty-third Legislature; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That temporary House Rules for the Fifty-third Legislature be adopted as follows:
TEMPORARY RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE RULE NO.
Rule 1 Definitions
Rule 2 Chief Clerk to Call to Order
Rule 3 Election of Officers
Rule 4 Powers and Duties of the Speaker
Rule 5 Chief Clerk
Rule 6 Duties of Employees
Rule 7 Admittance to the Floor
Rule 8 Absentees and Courtesy
Rule 9 Bills, Memorials and Resolutions - Introductions
Rule 10 Amendatory Bills - Form
Rule 11 Reading of Bills
Rule 12 Amendments
Rule 13 Final Passage
Rule 14 Hour of Meeting, Roll Call and Quorum
Rule 15 Daily Calendar and Order of Business
Rule 16 Motions
Rule 17 Members Right to Debate
Rule 18 Rules of Debate
Rule 19 Ending of Debate - Previous Question
Rule 20 Voting
Rule 21 Reconsideration
Rule 22 Call of the House
Rule 23 Appeal from Decision of Chair
Rule 24 Standing Committees
Rule 25 Duties of Committees
Rule 26 Free Conference Committee Report
Rule 27 Vetoed Bills
Rule 28 Suspension of Compensation
Rule 29 Standing Rules Amendment
Rule 30 Smoking
Rule 31 Parliamentary Rules
Rule 32 Rules to Apply for Assembly
Rule 1. "Absent" means an unexcused failure to attend.
"Assembly" means the two-year term during which the members as a body may act.
"Session" means a constitutional gathering of the assembly in accordance with Article 2 § 12 of the state Constitution.
"Committee" means any standing or select committee of the house as so designated by rule or resolution.
"Bill" means bill, joint memorial, joint resolution, or concurrent resolution unless the context indicates otherwise.
Chief Clerk to Call to Order
Rule 2. It shall be the duty of the chief clerk of the previous assembly to call the assembly to order and to conduct the proceedings until a speaker is chosen.
Election of Officers
Rule 3. The house shall elect the following officers at the commencement of each assembly: Its presiding officer, who shall be styled speaker of the house; a speaker pro tempore, who shall serve in absence or in case of the inability of the speaker; and a chief clerk of the house. Such officers shall hold office during all sessions until the convening of the succeeding assembly: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That any of these offices may be declared vacant by the vote of a constitutional majority of the house, the members voting viva voce and their votes shall be entered on the journal. If any office is declared vacant, the house shall fill such vacant office as hereinafter provided. In all elections by the house a constitutional majority shall be required, the members shall vote viva voce and their votes shall be entered on the journal. (Art. II § 27)
Powers and Duties of the Speaker
Rule 4. The speaker shall have the following powers and duties:
(A) The speaker shall take the chair and call the house to order precisely at the hour appointed for meeting and if a quorum be present, shall cause the journal of the preceding day to be read and shall proceed with the order of business.
(B) The speaker shall preserve order and decorum, and in case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct within the chamber or legislative area, shall order the sergeant at arms to suppress the same and may order the sergeant at arms to remove any person creating any disturbance within the house chamber or legislative area.
(C) The speaker may speak to points of order in preference to other members, arising from the seat for that purpose, and shall decide all questions of order subject to an appeal to the house by any member, on which appeal no member shall speak more than once without leave of the house.
(D) The speaker shall sign all bills in open session. (Art. II § 32)
(E) The speaker shall sign all writs, warrants and subpoenas issued by order of the house, all of which shall be attested to by the chief clerk.
(F) The speaker shall have the right to name any member to perform the duties of the chair, but such substitution shall neither extend beyond adjournment nor authorize the representative so substituted to sign any documents requiring the signature of the speaker.
(G) In appointing the committee members to standing committees, the speaker shall name members in the same ratio as the membership of the respective parties in the house. Committee members shall be selected by each party's caucus. The majority party caucus shall select all committee chairs. Members of the rules committee will be selected in the same manner and same ratio as provided above, and the speaker shall serve as the chair of the rules committee. Other committee memberships shall be selected by the respective caucuses, unless otherwise provided by law, on a basis of statutory and geographical representation; otherwise, the same ratio between the parties will prevail in the selection of other committee members.
(H) The speaker shall have charge of and see that all officers, attaches and clerks perform their respective duties.
(I) The speaker pro tempore shall exercise the duties, powers and prerogatives of the speaker in the event of the speaker's death, illness, removal or inability to act until the speaker's successor shall be elected.
Rule 5. The chief clerk shall perform the usual duties pertaining to the office, and shall hold office until a successor has been elected.
The chief clerk shall employ, upon the recommendation of the employment committee and subject to the approval of the speaker, all other house employees; the hours of duty and assignments of all house employees shall be under the chief clerk's directions and instructions, and they may be dismissed by the chief clerk with the approval of the speaker. The speaker shall sign and the chief clerk shall countersign all payrolls and vouchers for all expenses of the house and appropriately transmit the same. In the event of the chief clerk's death, illness, removal or inability to act, the speaker may appoint an acting chief clerk who shall exercise the duties and powers of the chief clerk until the chief clerk's successor shall be elected.
Duties of Employees
Rule 6. Employees of the house shall perform such duties as are assigned to them by the chief clerk. Under no circumstances shall the compensation of any employee be increased for past services. No house employee shall seek to influence the passage or rejection of proposed legislation.
Admittance to the Floor
Rule 7. It shall be the general policy of the house to keep the chamber clear as follows:
(A) Except as provided otherwise in subsection (B) of this rule, the following persons shall be entitled to admittance to the third and fourth floor of the house chamber (excluding the galleries):
1. Senate officers and members of the senate.
2. Persons in the exercise of official duty directly
connected with the business of the house.
3. Reporters who have been designated by the speaker and who have received press cards of admittance, subject to revocation.
4. Former members of the legislature not advocating any pending or proposed legislation, upon presentation of cards of admittance issued by the speaker and subject to revocation.
5. The immediate family of members, upon presentation of cards of admittance issued by the speaker or speaker pro tempore and subject to revocation, may be admitted when the house is not in session.
6. Other persons, upon presentation of cards of admittance issued by the speaker and subject to revocation, may be admitted except for one-half hour prior to the convening of each day's session and for one-half hour immediately following adjournment each day the house is in session.
(B) No lobbyist, Washington state employee or public official shall be admitted to the house chamber either when the house is in session or one-half hour immediately prior to convening and one-half hour following the adjournment of its daily session, except with the consent of the speaker.
(C) Lobbying in the house chamber or in any committee room or lounge room is prohibited when the house or committee is in session unless expressly permitted by the house or committee. Anyone violating this rule will forfeit his or her right to be admitted to the house chamber or any of its committee rooms.
Absentees and Courtesy
Rule 8. No member shall be absent from the service of the house without leave from the speaker. When the house is in session, only the speaker shall recognize visitors and former members.
Bills, Memorials and Resolutions - Introductions
Rule 9. Any member desiring to introduce a bill shall file the same with the chief clerk. Bills filed by 10:00 a.m. shall be introduced on the next working day, in the order filed: PROVIDED, That if such introduction is within the last ten days of a regular session, it cannot be considered without a direct vote of two-thirds (2/3) of all the members elected to each house with such vote recorded and entered upon the journal. (Art. II § 36)
Any member or member-elect may prefile a bill with the chief clerk commencing thirty (30) days before any session. Prefiled bills shall be introduced on the first legislative day.
All bills shall be endorsed with a statement of the title and the name of the member or members introducing the same. The chief clerk shall attach to all bills a substantial cover bearing the title and sponsors and shall number each bill in the order filed. All bills shall be printed unless otherwise ordered by the house.
Any bill introduced at any session during the assembly shall be eligible for action at all subsequent sessions during the assembly.
Amendatory Bills - Form
Rule 10. Bills intended to amend existing statutes shall have the words underlined which are amendatory to such existing statutes. Any matter to be deleted from the existing statutes shall be indicated by lining out such matter with a broken line and enclosing the lined out material within double parentheses. No bill shall be printed or acted upon until the provisions of this rule have been complied with.
New sections need not be underlined but shall be designated "NEW SECTION.".
Reading of Bills
Rule 11. Every bill shall be read on three separate days: PROVIDED, That on and after the fifth day prior to the day of adjournment sine die of any session, as determined pursuant to Article II, Section 12 of the state Constitution, or concurrent resolution, or on and after the third day prior to the day a bill must be reported from the house as established by concurrent resolution this rule may be suspended by a majority vote.
(A) FIRST READING. The first reading of a bill shall be by title only, unless a majority of the members present demand a reading in full.
After the first reading the bill shall be referred to an appropriate committee or committees. Bills referred to more than one committee shall be considered consecutively by the committees in the order set forth in the referral motion.
Upon being reported out of committee, all bills shall be referred to the rules committee. However, bills referred to more than one committee, upon being reported out of committee, shall be transmitted to the next committee as set forth in the referral motion.
The rules committee may, by majority vote, refer any bill in its possession to a committee for further consideration. Such referral shall be reported to the house and entered in the journal under the fifth order of business.
(B) SECOND READING. Upon second reading, the bill number and short title and the last line of the bill shall be read unless a majority of the members present shall demand its reading in full. The bill shall be subject to amendment section by section. No bill shall be considered for second reading unless a calendar of bills for second reading and copies of any amendment made by a committee have been distributed to each member no later than 8:00 p.m. on the second day preceding such consideration unless otherwise directed by the rules committee. No amendment shall be considered by the house until it has been sent to the chief clerk's desk in writing, distributed to the desk of each member and read by the clerk. All amendments adopted during second reading shall be securely fastened to the original bill. All amendments rejected by the house shall be passed to the minute clerk, and the journal shall show the disposition of such amendments.
When no further amendments shall be offered, the speaker shall declare the bill has passed its second reading.
(C) SUBSTITUTE BILLS. When a committee reports a substitute for an original bill with the recommendation that the substitute bill do pass, it shall be in order to read the substitute the first time and have the same printed.
A motion for the substitution shall not be in order until the second reading of the original bill.
(D) THIRD READING. Only the last line of bills shall be read on third reading unless a majority of the members present demand a reading in full. No amendments to a bill shall be received on third reading but it may be referred or recommitted for the purpose of amendment.
(E) SUSPENSION CALENDAR. Bills may be placed on the second reading suspension calendar by the rules committee if at least two minority party members of the rules committee join in such motion. Bills on the second reading suspension calendar shall not be subject to amendment or substitution except as recommended in the committee report. When a bill is before the house on the suspension calendar, the question shall be to adopt the committee recommendations and advance the bill to third reading. If the question fails to receive a two-thirds vote of the members present, the bill shall be referred to the rules committee for second reading. If a bill on the suspension calendar has been reported by more than one committee, the question for consideration by the house shall be as directed by the rules committee.
(F) FLOOR RESOLUTIONS. Floor resolutions shall be filed with the chief clerk who shall transmit them to the rules committee. The rules committee may adopt floor resolutions by a sixty percent majority vote of its entire membership or may, by a majority vote of its members, place them on the motions calendar for consideration by the house.
(G) CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS. Reading of concurrent resolutions may be advanced by majority vote.
Rule 12. The right of any member to offer amendments to proposed legislation shall not be limited except as provided in Rule 11(E) and as follows:
(A) AMENDMENTS TO BE OFFERED IN PROPER FORM. The chief clerk shall establish the proper form for amendments and all amendments offered shall bear the name of the member who offers the same, as well as the number and section of the bill to be amended.
(B) COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS. When a bill is before the house on second reading, amendments adopted by committees and recommended to the house shall be acted upon by the house before any amendments that may be offered from the floor.
(C) SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILLS. A house bill, passed by the senate with amendment or amendments which shall change the scope and object of the bill, upon being received in the house, shall be referred to appropriate committee and shall take the same course as for original bills unless a motion to non-concur is adopted prior to the bill being referred to committee.
(D) AMENDMENTS TO BE GERMANE. No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment; and no bill or resolution shall at any time be amended by annexing thereto or incorporating therein any other bill or resolution pending before the house.
(E) SCOPE AND OBJECT NOT TO BE CHANGED. No amendment to any bill shall be allowed which shall change the scope and object of the bill. (Art. II § 38)
(F) NO AMENDMENT BY REFERENCE. No act shall ever be revised or amended without being set forth at full length. (Art. II § 37)
(G) TITLE AMENDMENTS. All amendments to the title of a bill, which do not amend the subject matter statement may be adopted by a single motion.
Rule 13. Rules relating to bills on final passage are as follows:
(A) RECOMMITMENT BEFORE FINAL PASSAGE. A bill may be recommitted at any time before its final passage.
(B) FINAL PASSAGE. No bill shall become a law unless on its final passage the vote be taken by yeas and nays, the names of the members voting for and against the same be entered on the journal of each house, and a majority of the members elected to each house be recorded thereon as voting in its favor. (Art. II § 22)
(C) BILLS PASSED - CERTIFICATION. When a bill passes, it shall be certified to by the chief clerk, said certification to show the date of its passage together with the vote thereon.
Hour of Meeting, Roll Call and Quorum
Rule 14. (A) HOUR OF MEETING. The speaker shall call the house to order each day of sitting at 11:00 A.M., unless the house shall have adjourned to some other hour.
(B) ROLL CALL AND QUORUM. Before proceeding with business, the roll of the members shall be called and the names of those absent or excused shall be entered on the journal. A majority of all the members elected must be present to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. In the absence of a quorum, seven members with the speaker, or eight members in the speaker's absence, having chosen a speaker pro tempore, shall be authorized to demand a call of the house and may compel the attendance of absent members in the manner provided in Rule 22(B). For the purpose of determining if a quorum be present, the speaker shall count all members present, whether voting or not. (Art. II § 8)
(C) The house shall adjourn not later than 10:00 P.M. of each working day. This rule may be suspended by a majority vote.
Daily Calendar and Order of Business
Rule 15. The rules relating to the daily calendar and order of business are as follows:
(A) DAILY CALENDAR. The rules committee shall have charge of the daily calendar of the house and shall direct the chief clerk of the order in which the business of the house shall be: PROVIDED, That:
(1) By motion under the eighth order of business, a bill in the rules committee may be placed on the calendar by the affirmative vote of a majority of all members of the house.
(2) Messages from the senate, governor or other state officials may be read at any time.
(B) ORDER OF BUSINESS. Business shall be disposed of in the following order:
First: Roll call, presentation of colors, prayer and approval of the journal of the preceding day.
Second: Introduction of visiting dignitaries.
Third: Messages from the senate, governor and other state officials.
Fourth: Introduction and first reading of bills, memorials, joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions.
Fifth: Committee reports.
Sixth: Second reading of bills.
Seventh: Third reading of bills.
Eighth: Floor resolutions and motions.
Ninth: Presentation of petitions, memorials and remonstrances addressed to the Legislature.
Tenth: Introduction of visitors and other business to be considered.
The order of business may be changed by a majority vote of those present.
(C) UNFINISHED BUSINESS. The unfinished business at which the house was engaged preceding adjournment shall not be taken up until reached in regular order, unless the previous question on such unfinished business has been ordered prior to said adjournment.
Rule 16. Rules relating to motions are as follows:
(A) MOTIONS TO BE ENTERTAINED OR DEBATED. No motion shall be entertained or debated until announced by the speaker and every motion shall be deemed to have been seconded. A motion shall be reduced to writing and read by the clerk, if desired by the speaker or any member, before it shall be debated and by the consent of the house may be withdrawn before amendment or action.
(B) MOTIONS IN ORDER DURING DEBATE. When a motion has been made and seconded and stated by the chair, the following motions are in order, in the rank named:
(1) Privileged motions:
Adjourn to a time certain
Recess to a time certain
Demand for division
Question of privilege
Orders of the day
(2) Subsidiary motions:
First rank: Question of consideration
Second rank: To lay on the table
Third rank: For the previous question
Fourth rank: To postpone to a day certain
To commit or recommit
To postpone indefinitely
Fifth rank: To amend
(3) Incidental motions:
Points of order and appeal
Method of consideration
Suspension of the rules
Withdraw a motion
Division of a question
(C) THE EFFECT OF POSTPONEMENT - MOTIONS TO POSTPONE OR COMMIT. No motion to postpone to a day certain, to commit, to postpone indefinitely being decided shall again be allowed on the same day and at the same stage of the proceedings. When a question has been postponed indefinitely, it shall not again be introduced during the session. The motion to postpone indefinitely may be made at any stage of the bill except when on first reading.
(D) MOTIONS DECIDED WITHOUT DEBATE. A motion to adjourn, to recess, to lay on the table and to call for the previous question shall be decided without debate.
All incidental motions shall be decided without debate, except that members may speak to points of order and appeal as provided in Rule 23.
A motion for suspension of the rules shall not be debatable except that the mover of the motion may briefly explain the purpose of the motion and one member may briefly state the opposition to the motion.
(E) MOTION TO ADJOURN. A motion to adjourn shall always be in order, except when the house is voting or is working under the call of the house; but this rule shall not authorize any member to move for adjournment when another member has the floor.
Members Right to Debate
Rule 17. The methods by which a member may exercise his or her right to debate are as follows:
(A) RECOGNITION OF MEMBER. When any member desires to speak in debate or deliver any matter to the house, the member shall rise and respectfully address the speaker and pause until recognized.
(B) ORDER OF SPEAKING. When two or more members arise at once, the speaker shall name the one who is to speak.
(C) LIMITATION OF DEBATE. No member shall speak longer than ten (10) minutes without consent of the house: PROVIDED, That on and after the fifth day prior to the day of adjournment sine die of any session, as determined pursuant to Article II, Section 12 of the state Constitution, or concurrent resolution, or on and after the third day prior to the day a bill must be reported from the house as established by concurrent resolution, no member shall speak more than three (3) minutes without the consent of the house. No member shall speak more than twice on the same question without leave of the house: PROVIDED, That the chair of the committee or the mover of the question may close debate if it is consistent with rule 19 (Previous Question).
Rules of Debate
Rule 18. The rules for debate in the house are as follows:
(A) QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE. Any member may rise to a question of privilege and explain a personal matter, by leave of the speaker, but the member shall not discuss any pending question in such explanations.
(B) WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION, BILL, ETC. After a motion is stated by the speaker or a bill, memorial, resolution, petition or remonstrance is read by the clerk, it shall be deemed to be in possession of the house, but may be withdrawn by consent of the house at any time before decision or amendment.
(C) READING OF A PAPER. When the reading of any paper is called for and is objected to by any member, it shall be determined by a vote of the house.
(D) DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS. Any materials of any nature distributed to the members' desks on the floor shall be subject to approval by the speaker and shall bear the name of at least one member granting permission for the distribution. This shall not apply to materials normally distributed by the chief clerk.
(E) ORDER OF QUESTIONS. All questions, whether in committee or in the house, shall be propounded in the order in which they are named except that in filling blanks, the largest sum and the longest time shall be put first.
(F) DIVISION OF POINTS OF DEBATE. Any member may call for a division of a question which shall be divided if it embraces subjects so distinct that one being taken away a substantive proposition shall remain for the decision of the house; but a motion to strike out and to insert shall not be divided. The rejection of a motion to strike out and to insert one proposition shall not prevent a motion to strike out and to insert a different proposition.
(G) DECORUM OF MEMBERS. While the speaker is putting the question, no member shall walk across or out of the house; nor when a member is speaking shall any member entertain private discourse or pass between the speaking member and the rostrum.
(H) REMARKS CONFINED. A member shall confine all remarks to the question under debate and avoid personalities. No member shall impugn the motive of any member's vote or argument.
(I) EXCEPTION TO WORDS SPOKEN IN DEBATE. If any member be called to order for words spoken in debate, the person calling the member to order shall repeat the words excepted to and they shall be taken down in writing at the clerk's table. No member shall be held in answer or be subject to the censure of the house for words spoken in debate if any other member has spoken before exception to them shall have been taken.
(J) TRANSGRESSION OF RULES - APPEAL. If any member, in speaking or otherwise, transgresses the rules of the house the speaker shall, or any member may, call the member to order, in which case the member so called to order shall immediately sit down unless permitted to explain; and the house shall, if appealed to, decide the case without debate; if there be no appeal, the decision of the chair shall be submitted to.
If the decision be in favor of the member called to order, the member shall be at liberty to proceed; if otherwise, and the case shall require it, the member shall be liable to the censure of the house.
Ending of Debate - Previous Question
Rule 19. The previous question may be ordered on all recognized motions or amendments which are debatable by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present.
The previous question is not debatable and cannot be amended.
The previous question shall be put in this form: "Representative __________ demands the previous question. As many as are in favor of ordering the previous question will say 'Aye'; as many as are opposed will say 'No'."
The results of the motion are as follows: If determined in the negative, the consideration goes on as if the motion had never been made; if decided in the affirmative it shall have the effect of cutting off all debate and bringing the house to a direct vote upon the motion or amendment on which it has been ordered: PROVIDED HOWEVER, That when a bill is on final passage or when the motion to postpone indefinitely is pending, one of the sponsors of the bill or the chair of the committee may have the privilege of closing debate after the previous question has been ordered.
If an adjournment is had after the previous question is ordered, the motion or proposition on which the previous question was ordered shall be put to the house immediately following the approval of the journal on the next working day, thus making the main question privileged over all other business, whether new or unfinished.
Rule 20. (A) PUTTING OF QUESTION. The speaker shall put the question in the following form: "The question before the house is (state the question). As many as are in favor say 'Aye'; and after the affirmative vote is expressed, "as many as are opposed say 'No'."
(B) ALL MEMBERS TO VOTE. Every member who was in the house when the question was put shall vote unless, for special reasons, excused by the house.
All motions to excuse a member shall be made before the house divides or before the call for yeas and nays is commenced; and any member requesting to be excused from voting may make a brief and verbal statement of the reasons for making such request, and the question shall then be taken without further debate.
Upon a division and count of the house on the question, only members at their desks within the bar of the house shall be counted.
(C) CHANGE OF VOTE. When the electric roll call machine is used, no member shall be allowed to vote or change a vote after the speaker has locked the roll call machine. When an oral roll call is taken, no member shall be allowed to vote or change a vote after the result has been announced.
(D) PRIVATE INTEREST. No member shall vote on any question in which that member is immediately or particularly interested*.
*"A member who has a private interest in any bill or measure proposed or pending before the legislature shall disclose the fact to the house of which he is a member, and shall not vote thereon." ( Art. II § 30)
(E) INTERRUPTION OF ROLL CALL. Once begun, the roll call may not be interrupted. No member or other person shall visit or remain at the clerk's desk while the yeas and nays are being called.
(F) YEAS AND NAYS - RECORDED VOTES. Upon the final passage of any bill, the vote shall be taken by yeas and nays and shall be recorded by the electric voting system: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That an oral roll call shall be ordered when demanded by one-sixth (1/6) of the members present. (Art. II § 21)
The speaker may vote last when the yeas and nays are called.
When the vote is by electric voting machine or by oral roll call on any question, it shall be entered upon the journal of the house. A recorded vote may be compelled by one-sixth (1/6) of the members present. A request for a recorded vote must be made before the vote is commenced.
(G) TIE VOTE, QUESTION LOSES. In case of an equal division, the question shall be lost.
(H) DIVISION. If the speaker is in doubt, or if division is
called for by any member, the house shall divide.
Rule 21. Notice of a motion for reconsideration on the final passage of bills shall be made on the day the vote to be reconsidered was taken and before the house has voted to transmit the bill to the senate.
Reconsideration of the votes on the final passage of bills must be taken on the next working day after such vote was taken: PROVIDED, That on and after the fifth day prior to the day of adjournment sine die of any session, as determined pursuant to Article II, Section 12 of the state Constitution, or concurrent resolution, or on and after the third day prior to the day a bill must be reported from the house as established by concurrent resolution, then reconsideration of votes on the final passage of bills must be taken on the same day as the original vote was taken. A motion to reconsider an amendment may be made at any time the bill remains on second reading.
Any member who voted on the prevailing side may move for reconsideration or give notice thereof.
A motion to reconsider can be decided only once when decided in the negative.
When a motion to reconsider has been carried, its effect shall be to place the original question before the house in the exact position it occupied before it was voted upon.
Call of the House
Rule 22. One-sixth (1/6) of the members present may demand a call of the house at any time before the house has divided or the voting has commenced by yeas and nays.
(A) DOORS TO BE CLOSED. When call of the house has been ordered, the sergeant at arms shall close and lock the doors, and no member shall be allowed to leave the chamber: PROVIDED, That the rules committee shall be allowed to meet, upon request of the speaker, while the house stands at ease: AND PROVIDED FURTHER, That the speaker may permit members to use such portions of the fourth floor as may be properly secured.
(B) SERGEANT AT ARMS TO BRING IN THE ABSENTEES. The clerk shall immediately call a roll of the members and note the absentees, whose names shall be read and entered upon the journal in such manner as to show who are excused and who are absent without leave.
The clerk shall furnish the sergeant at arms with a list of those who are absent without leave, and the sergeant at arms shall proceed to bring in such absentees; but arrests of members for absence shall not be made unless ordered by a majority of the members present.
(C) HOUSE UNDER CALL. While the house is under a call, no business shall be transacted except to receive and act on the report of the sergeant at arms; and no other motion shall be in order except a motion to proceed with business under the call of the house or a motion to excuse absentees. The motion to excuse absent members shall not be adopted unless a majority of the members elected vote in favor thereof.
(D) CALL OF HOUSE RAISED WHEN ABSENTEES RETURN. When the sergeant at arms shall make a report showing that all who were absent without leave are present, the call of the house may be dispensed with.
Appeal from Decision of Chair
Rule 23. The decision of the chair may be appealed from by any member, on which appeal no member shall speak more than once unless by leave of the house. In all cases of appeal, the question shall be: "Shall the decision of the chair stand as the judgment of the house?"
Rule 24. The standing committees of the house and the number of members that shall serve on each committee shall be as follows:
1. Agriculture & Rural Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2. Appropriations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
3. Capital Budget. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4. Commerce & Labor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
5. Corrections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
6. Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
7. Energy & Utilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 8. Environmental Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
9. Financial Institutions & Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
10. Fisheries & Wildlife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
11. Health Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
12. Higher Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
13. Human Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
14. Judiciary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
15. Local Government. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
16. Natural Resources & Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
17. Revenue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
18. Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
19. State Government. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
20. Trade, Economic Development & Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
21. Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Duties of Committees
Rule 25. House committees shall operate as follows:
(A) NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING. The chief clerk shall make public the time, place and subjects to be discussed at committee meetings. All public hearings held by committees shall be scheduled at least five (5) days in advance and shall be given adequate publicity: PROVIDED, That when less than eight (8) days remain for action on a bill, the Speaker may authorize a reduction of the five-day notice period when required by the circumstances, including but not limited to the time remaining for action on the bill, the nature of the subject, and the number of prior hearings on the subject.
(B) COMMITTEE QUORUM. A majority of any committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
(C) SESSION MEETINGS. No committee shall sit while the house is in session without special leave of the speaker.
(D) DUTIES OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
(1) Only such bills as are included on the written notice of a committee meeting may be considered at that meeting except upon the vote of a majority of the entire membership of the committee to consider another bill.
(2) A majority recommendation of a committee must be signed by a majority of the entire membership of the committee in a regularly called meeting before a bill, memorial or resolution may be reported out: PROVIDED, That by motion under the eighth order of business, a majority of the members elected to the house may relieve a committee of a bill and place it on the second reading calendar.
Majority recommendations of a committee can only be "do pass", "do pass as amended" or that "the substitute be substituted therefor and that the substitute bill do pass."
(3) Minority reports "do not pass" or "without recommendation" may be submitted with the majority report. Members of the committee not concurring in the majority report may prepare a written minority report containing a different recommendation, which shall be signed by those members of the committee subscribing thereto.
(4) All committee reports shall be spread upon the journal. The journal of the house shall contain an exact copy of all committee reports, together with the names of the members signing such reports.
(5) Every vote to report a bill out of committee shall be taken by the yeas and nays, and the names of the members voting for and against, as well as the names of members absent, shall be recorded on the committee report and spread upon the journal. Any member may call for a recorded vote, which shall include the names of absent members, on any substantive question before the committee. A copy of all recorded committee votes shall be kept by the chief clerk and shall be available for public inspection.
(6) All bills having a direct appropriation shall be referred to the appropriate fiscal committee before their final passage. For purposes of this subsection, "fiscal committee" means the appropriations, capital facilities and financing, revenue, and transportation committees.
(7) No standing committee shall vote by secret written ballot on any issue.
(8) During its consideration of or vote on any bill, resolution or memorial, the deliberations of any standing committee of the house of representatives shall be open to the public.
Free Conference Committee Report
Rule 26. No floor vote may be taken on any free conference report within twenty-four (24) hours of its placement on each member's desk, unless the free conference committee made no changes in the bill as it was last acted upon by the house.
Rule 27. Veto messages of the governor shall be read in the house and entered upon the journal. It shall then be in order to proceed to reconsider the bill, refer it, lay it on the table, or postpone its consideration to a day certain.
The merits of the bill may be debated before the vote is taken, but the vote on a vetoed bill cannot be reconsidered.
In case of a bill containing several sections or items, one or more of which has been objected to by the governor, each section or item so objected to shall be voted upon separately by the house. Action by the house upon all vetoed bills shall be endorsed upon the bill and certified by the speaker.
Vetoed bills originating in the house, which have not been passed notwithstanding the veto of the governor, shall remain in the custody of the officers of the house until the close of the assembly, after which they shall be filed with the secretary of state.
Suspension of Compensation
Rule 28. (1) Any member of the house of representatives convicted and sentenced for any felony punishable by death or by imprisonment in a Washington state penal institution shall, as of the time of sentencing, be denied the legislative salary for future service and be denied per diem, compensation for expenses, office space facilities and assistance. Any member convicted of a felony and sentenced therefor under any federal law or the law of any other state shall, as of the time of sentencing, be similarly denied such salary, per diem, expenses, facilities and assistance if either (a) such crime would also constitute a crime punishable under the laws of Washington by death or by imprisonment in a state penal institution, or (b) the conduct resulting in the conviction and sentencing would also constitute a crime punishable under the laws of Washington by death or by imprisonment in a state penal institution.
(2) At any time, the house may vote by a constitutional majority to restore the salary, per diem, expenses, facilities, and assistance denied a member under subsection (1). If the conviction of a member is reversed, then the salary, per diem, and expense amounts denied the member since his sentencing shall be forthwith paid to him, and the member shall thereafter have the rights and privileges of other members.
Standing Rules Amendment
Rule 29. Any standing rule or order of the house may be rescinded or changed by a majority vote of the members elected: PROVIDED, That the proposed change or changes be submitted at least one day in advance in writing to the members together with notice of the consideration thereof.
Any standing rule of order or business may be suspended temporarily by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present: PROVIDED, That on and after the fifth day prior to the day of adjournment sine die of any session, as determined pursuant to Article II, Section 12 of the state Constitution, or concurrent resolution, or on and after the third day prior to the day a bill must be reported from the house as established by concurrent resolution, bill reading may be advanced by majority vote. (Rule 11)
Rule 30. Smoking of cigarettes, pipes or cigars shall not be permitted at any public meeting of any committee of the House of Representatives or within the House Chamber.
"No smoking" signs shall be posted in all committee rooms of the House of Representatives.
Rule 31. The rules of parliamentary practice comprised in Reed's Parliamentary Rules shall govern all cases in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the house.
Rules to Apply for Assembly
Rule 32. The permanent house rules adopted at the beginning of the assembly are to govern all acts of the house during the course of the assembly unless amended or repealed.
Representative Hine moved adoption of House Resolution No. 93-4600. Representatives Hine and Ballard spoke in favor of the resolution.
House Resolution No. 93-4600 was adopted.
ELECTION OF SPEAKER
The Chief Clerk announced that nominations were in order for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Representative Franklin: Thank you Mr. Chief Clerk, I place the name of Representative Brian Ebersole as nominated. Brian Ebersole came to the Legislature with the class of '82. Over the years as my representative from the Twenty-Ninth Legislative District I was able to observe and monitor his abilities and behavior in the district setting. He was always well versed, sensitive to others, and able to articulate the issues for those he represented in a clear manner. He was always open and listened carefully to what was being said. His educational background is that which deals with children. He has worked in Tacoma Public Schools with troubled youths and dropouts. He developed a keen sensitivity to the needs of our common schools as well as higher education. Brian has never shown a fear of accepting responsibility and a need for a firm and a consistently sensitive approach to resolving conflicts. He is a good listener and a keen practitioner of consensus building. His calm approach at times may seem to be an error of aloofness; however, it is not, but rather someone who is digesting and dissecting and thinking about what can be done to correct the problem or resolve the issue at hand. He cares deeply about the people of his district and about the people of Washington State. Brian is a thinker, a consensus builder, and has a strong compassion for others. Brian has served as Chair of the House Education Committee, and the past five years, as Majority Leader. As we face the challenges of the future and the areas of health reform, education reform, the creation of jobs, the protection of our environment, meet the needs of our children, protect our communities, to name a few, I feel confident that with Representative Brian Ebersole at the helm and we as committed care-persons, this body will be in good hands.
Representative Wang: It is my privilege to rise to second the nomination of Representative Brian Ebersole as Speaker today. I've had the opportunity to know Brian for years starting with his role as counselor in the Tacoma Public Schools and you can see how he's developed that kind of soft spoken approach and made it work well over the years in working with people. Those kind of people skills. I also served with him on the Education Committee and after the first few years when he chaired the Education Committee and he's been Majority Leader since 1987 I believe. One of the things that is characteristic about Brian is his rapid rise through the process, education Chair in second term, Majority Leader after the term after that, and with his political skills people sometimes don't take notice and give recognition to the substitute issues and the way in which Representative Ebersole has been a leader on many important issues. When he first was elected, one of his first major bills was the Housing Finance Commission, the bill which was languishing for years where legislators were unable to pass it. Brian got it passed in his first term and ever since then it has done much to help people struggling to buy homes and to acquire housing throughout this state. He chaired the Education Committee. He worked in the whole area of kindergarten through twelfth grade education and was successful in many of the reforms and many efforts he put forth there. He was one of the first of leading pioneers in the application of the branch campuses consistently on a statewide basis for helping all parts of the state; and of course he worked on things like the drug bill dealing with the drug problems we've had; and last year an unsung kind of role working with the juvenile justice issue and spending a lot of time through the whole interim, attending meetings and working and developing that kind of substance issue. But, perhaps the best example is in vocational education. Vocational, meaning where Brian has been willing to take an area little recognized, where there's been relatively little glory and been willing to tackle a tough issue with entrenching interest, of tackling an issue which is important to our future and yet where there has been relatively little glory involved and a lot of controversy, and Brian has been successful in dealing with substance issues of that sort. It's significant that in one of the papers today Brian listed who his political hero would be, and he said "Al Gore Sr." the elder statesman, and I can see why. The former Senator Gore was a man of the people like Brian, who puts an uncommon degree of common sense, and yes, he was the type of person who could even get a C+ in bowling. He was the person, though, who had courage and who, as a matter of principle, would be willing to do what's right and stand up for what's right. It was the kind of thing, that kind of ability which made Al Gore Sr. a folk hero in Tennessee, where Brian is from. With his recent wife, Lillian, I hope that Brian has entered a new phase of life and will lead us well. I'm very proud and honored to second the nomination of Brian Ebersole for Speaker.
Representative Appelwick: Thank you Mr. Chief Clerk. I rise in great pride to offer a second for the nomination of Brian Ebersole. I've known Brian for ten years as freshman colleagues, as sometime roommates, as friends, I've served on the Education Committee when he chaired that committee and worked with him as Assistant Majority Leader so I've seen up close the roles he's played and how he's handled them. On the Education Committee he had a very charming manner and Representative Betrozoff isn't with us today to second my remarks, but I can assure you that his quick smile and openness were very disarming and he set an example of how to lead a bi-partisan committee rather than simply march a caucus across a political terrain. He has the tremendous sense of compassion and social justice and I don't think I've seen that any place better than the omnibus drug bill. You recall we went off with the gang of eight to decide how we were going to handle this very volatile topic and in that gang of eight which Brian was co-chairing he set the tenets that we would focus on prevention and intervention as well as punishment; that we would focus on education and treatment as well as incarceration. His tremendously broad point of view became critical to a national model in how to deal with the drug problem. It's that commitment to justice, that broadness in point of view that has served him so well. As Majority Leader no one can question the openness, the fairness, the candor, and the genuine compassion for other members of the human level of both sides of the isle in working with us. It's with great pride that I second the nomination of my friend, the gentleman from the 29th District, Brian Ebersole.
Representative Miller: Thank you Mr. Chief Clerk, I place the name of Clyde Ballard from the 12th District before you for Speaker of the House of Representatives. Thank you Mr. Chief Clerk and returning and new members of the House of Representatives. Now as you question the fact that I do not know how to count votes, I do know how to count votes and my members will tell you and I know I need to get just seventeen of you to go along with this proposal but I want to give you a reason why you should do it. First of all, this seems to be the year of change and certainly since 1982 we haven't seen such a large new numbers come, but Representative Ebersole, Representative Ballard and I were all members of that class of 1982, as was Representative Locke. Now I do remember that at one time we toyed with the idea, didn't follow it through, but we toyed with the idea of taking over; there we were forty-four of us out of ninety-eight. So I think that one of the things that we need in this year's change is experience, a steady hand at the helm, and one thing that the new members may not be aware of is that Representative Ballard is the only top leader in the Legislature who is a returning leader, somebody who has served in the capacity of top leader before. In the Senate on both the Republican and the Democrat side we have new people and it appears as if I can't convince those seventeen people we will have a brand new Speaker, not someone who's unfamiliar with leadership. Brian and I have worked together very closely over the last two years and I agree with you that he is an easy person to work with, and somebody that looks for a consensus. But I think we need an experienced hand at the helm and I think the members of my caucus will tell you that Clyde is a very steady, very ethical person with a long history of patience in working with all different kinds of people, somebody who has the energy - it takes lots of energy to do this job, long hours, much work throughout the whole year - he certainly has that, he certainly has the support of his members and I know the support of many people on the other side of the aisle. Clyde has been a very responsible leader in working as a leader of the loyal opposition, as I hope you will feel, we have all been members of the loyal opposition, and have worked together very well with the majority party, and we certainly intend to do that in the future. But I think that Clyde has special qualities that would be very helpful to the leadership of this body. We have a lot of tough problems to deal with, and we need somebody with the experience, with the integrity, and with a genuine love of people and the issues of our state to carry us forward into the next two years. Once again, I seek your support for Representative Clyde Ballard for Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Representative Tate: Yes, Mr. Chief Clerk, I second the nomination. Thank you Mr. Chief Clerk, ladies and gentlemen of the House, distinguished guests, Mom and Dad. I move to second the nomination of Clyde Ballard for Speaker of the House of Representatives here in the State of Washington. Now, we've heard a lot of talk about legislative skills, but I'd like to talk about Clyde Ballard as a person. Now, I've gotten to know Clyde Ballard over the last four years, and as you can see, it's like roosters right up there in the gallery, and they are a team, they're always working together. And he's a good family man, and he's got a model marriage that we should all follow. He's a good father; he's raised three successful sons. But he's also been a business man, and I don't know how many of you know what business Clyde was in, but he ran an ambulance service, and medical services. And in that line of work, he learned to have certain kinds of skills; how to be calm under pressure when shots are going on around your head, and to be the one that shows up on time, gets the job done, not looking for glory, but just doing the job. And that's the kind of person Clyde Ballard is. Now, we're going to need those kinds of skills in the next two years, we're going to have all kinds of issues. We're going to have to balance the budget. We're going to have to reform our health care system and make it more accessible and affordable, get folks off of welfare and help them be responsible and break that cycle of dependency. There are a lot of test issues facing us. Clyde Ballard has those kinds of skills: calm, showing up, getting the job done, not looking for glory and working with everyone to make sure it gets done. That's the kind of person we need as the Speaker of the House, and I would urge you to follow my lead. I know it's kind of a done deal - it says, 'Speaker of the House' on here already, it says, 'Brian Ebersole,' but I hope you'll follow my lead, and those seventeen folks will vote their conscience. Thank You.
On motion of Representative Hine, nominations for Speaker of the House were closed.
The Clerk called the roll and Representative Ebersole was elected Speaker of the House by the following vote: Mr. Ebersole, 65; Mr. Ballard, 33.
Those voting for Representative Ebersole: Representatives Anderson, Appelwick, Ballard, Basich, Bray, Brown, Campbell, Chappell, Cole, Cothern, Dellwo, Dorn, Dunshee, Eide, Finkbeiner, Fisher G, Fisher R., Flemming, Franklin, Grant, Hansen, Heavey, Hine, Holm, Jacobsen, Johanson, Johnson L., Johnson R., Jones, Karahalios, Kessler, King, Kohl, Kremen, Lemmon, Leonard, Linville, Locke, Ludwig, Mastin, Meyers R., Morris, Myers H., Odgen, Orr, Peery, Pruitt, Quall, Rayburn, Riley, Roland, Romero, Rust, Scott, Sheldon, Shin, Sommers, Springer, Thibaudeau, Valle, Veloria, Wang, Wineberry, Wolfe, Zellinsky.
Those voting for Representative Ballard: Representatives Ballasiotes, Brough, Brumsickle, Carlson, Casada, Chandler, Cooke, Dyer, Ebersole, Edmondson, Foreman, Forner, Fuhrman, Horn, Lisk, Long, Mielke, Miller, Morton, Padden, Reams, Schmidt, Schoesler, Sehlin, Sheahan, Silver, Stevens, Talcott, Tate, Thomas, Vance, Van Luven, Wood.
COMMITTEE OF HONOR
The Chief Clerk appointed Representatives Franklin, Wang, and Appelwick to escort Speaker Ebersole to the rostrum.
Chief Justice Anderson administered the oath of office to Speaker Ebersole.
The Chief Clerk presented the gavel to the Speaker.
SPEAKER'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
The Speaker: Thank you Rosa, and Arthur, and Marlin, for your generous remarks. This is a humbling day for me.
A wise man once said that "democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people." Let's all hope that is true of me.
I would like to acknowledge my wife Lillian, her sister Sonja Reid, and Paul Shelton, my friend from high school and college who has come from Tennessee to be here today. I would also like to thank all of you for the confidence in me expressed by your vote.
This is a day for new beginnings. For you thirty-seven new members, today marks the beginning of a new adventure. We welcome you. We welcome your fresh ideas, and we welcome your commitment to change and improvement in our state's public life. But I think everyone should understand that today is the opening of a new era for all of us--veterans and newcomers alike.
For every one of us, today marks a new beginning that was mandated by this state's voters last November. They want change. They don't want excuses, delays, or partisan posturing. They want solutions. They know we can't go spending one out of every seven dollars generated in this state on health care. They believe that it is not morally acceptable to continue to deny health care to thousands of working people, or to take money away from education in order to pay for health care inflation.
They know that our public schools have been surpassed by our international competitors, and that we have to move heaven and earth to make our schools better than they have ever been before. They understand that the seventy percent of our young people who don't go to college have to have better job training if they're going to make wages that can support a family. And they know that our budget crisis is not just a problem of government, but a problem of people--a problem whose solution will affect us all. The people of this state expect us to solve these problems--not just talk about them. And the people of this state want each one of us to work for the common good--not the special interests, and not our own political interests.
The citizens of Washington want us to think in new ways, to be open to new ideas, and to put practical solutions ahead of partisan ideology. To live up to their expectations, we will have to give up the ideological preconceptions that have become a substitute for clear thinking. It has always been easier to pick an ideology than to think. And the unfortunate truth is that our political life has, in the past, been dominated by labels more than by real intellectual labor. The labels "conservative" and "liberal" are like package deals that include automatic steering, power locks, and cruise control. It doesn't take skill or intelligence to drive that car; all you do is just push buttons. It even comes with pre-set controls that give you automatic positions on every issue. But that kind of mechanical ideological response to problems has polarized American politics in a way that is neither useful nor sustainable-- and in a way that is simply not reflective of the real concerns of most citizens. In fact, it has driven American democracy perilously close to the edge of a cliff. Our constituents know this, and they want us to turn off the cruise control, get out of the car, and walk a mile or two in their shoes. They base their political judgements less on ideology, and more on personal values. And as a result, they are way ahead of us on many issues. The vast majority of them are not interested in hearing us have endless debates about the death penalty. They want us to craft policies that effectively prevent and reduce crime. The vast majority of them are also not interested in polarized debates about whether people on welfare deserve more help or less help from government. Our citizens almost universally want to help families in need -- but they want us to invest their tax dollars in ways that help people become self-sufficient, not just spend on endless dependency.
The vast majority of our citizens are not interested in theories about whether we should have more government or less government-they just want better government. They want government to be accountable, compassionate, efficient, and future-oriented. They want to know that every tax dollar that comes out of their pockets is spent wisely and well. And they want us to make decisions based on people's needs, not party affiliation. That's why I want to begin this session by making two specific requests of every House member. First, I want original, independent, and creative thinking from each of you. We can't solve today's problems if we are confined by last year's programmed responses. We have no choice but to search for new ideas and ways of doing things so that we can make our government more entrepreneurial, more responsive, more accountable, and more driven by results instead of rules and regulations. Second, I want all of us to reject polarization and political labels. Finding the balance -- the way that bring people together, solves the problems, and focuses on the values we hold in common -- is the way forward. Finding balance requires not less political courage, but more political courage. It requires us to reject false either/or choices. It requires acknowledging that on many issues, conservatives and liberals each have a piece of the truth, and neither has the whole truth. It requires finding new ways of making the pieces fit together. Most important, it requires a new set of navigational tools. In this session -- and in this new political era -- we have to navigate not by old ideological guideposts, but by the fundamental values of American democracy. What our constituents value is hard work, decency, compassion, honesty, openness, and appreciation of differences. And what the people value most of all is our children, and our shared responsibility to leave them a healthy natural world, a healthy, well-educated society, and a healthy economy. How well we represent the people of this state will be measured by how well we embody those values in our relations with each other, and by how well we incorporate those values in our budget, and in our reforms of our health care and education systems. The people of this state -- and the budget crisis of this state -- have handed us enormous challenges. We have no time to waste, and no margin for error. That's why I am so delighted to see both the caliber and the diversity of the Members of this chamber. We have the largest proportion of women lawmakers of any state in this nation. We have our country's first Korean-American legislator, and our first Filipina-American legislator. We have breadth, and depth, and real representation of the people of our state. I know that you are a group of leaders who can be counted on to nourish and protect our democratic traditions, and I know that this group of human souls will struggle together to ensure that justice and opportunity belong to every citizen of our state. And I know that each of you has the intelligence, the knowledge, and the commitment to do this well. I am grateful for your willingness to serve, and I wish you all -- newcomers and veterans alike -- both success and satisfaction in the vital work we are about to begin. Thank you.
POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE
Mr. Ballard: Thank you Mr. Speaker. May I offer congratulations from myself and the House Republican Caucus on your election to Speaker of the House.
I must admit that your election to Speaker comes as somewhat of a shock to me because last August I called Jeanne Dixon personally and she predicted that she and I were both going to be elected to new offices in the 1992 elections. Maybe it was the wrong Jeanne Dixon!
As we begin the Fifty-Third Legislature of the State of Washington, I would like to reflect for a moment on the dramatic changes that have occurred in just the last two years.
Washington State has become a leader in this country in election of women to Congress, statewide elected offices, and legislative offices. A new Governor, Speaker of the House, Auditor, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Commissioner of Public Lands...and one of the largest freshmen classes in the history of the House of Representatives are taking office this week. And for the first time in half a century, the very distinguished John L. O'Brien did not answer the House roll call. This is an exciting time for all of us. But it is also a very challenging time for us.
Our state's economy is ailing, and there is no miracle cure. Unemployment rates continue to grow, as does the number of businesses filing for bankruptcy. Federal and state restrictions have unwittingly eliminated jobs in communities that are traditionally dependent on a single industry. Everything appears to be overcrowded: classrooms, colleges, prisons, highways, courts. Many senior citizens' benefits don't cover basic needs. Working citizens are expected to support more and more of the state's nonworking population.
I know that all of us, as we campaigned during the 1992 election cycle, heard the pleas of the citizens in our own districts. People want job opportunity. They want their children to receive quality education. They want their neighborhoods, their friends, their families, to be safe. They want their aging parents to be able to live with dignity and be assured quality of life.
They want to ensure that their children will inherit a world that is not drowning in unrealistic restrictions, that is not encumbered by debt that we have bequeathed to them. The people of this state listened to our election promises. They elected us because they believed that we were sincere in those promises.
As we move through the 105 days of this legislative session, I ask that all of us take time to step back from the rhetoric, step back from frantic rush to deadlines, step back from political one-up-man-ship, do a personal "reality check."
Ask yourself...'is this what I promised my constituents? Is this why I was really elected? Am I here to serve, or am I serving myself?' We hold the future in our hands, in our votes, in remembering, and fulfilling, our campaign promises.
I assure you, and the people of the State of Washington, that the House Republican Caucus members are here to work with you, to eliminate waste in government, to preserve and promote a healthy business climate, to honestly and judiciously evaluate our educational system, and to create a system that values the safety of law-abiding citizens over the comforts of criminals.
It will be no surprise that at times, we will not agree on solutions to particular problems. The House Republican Caucus will be presenting our positions. But, we will do so in a spirit of problem solving. We look forward to a challenging and rewarding session, and invite the House Democratic Caucus to work with us to accomplish mutual goals.
Congratulations once again to you, Mr. Speaker. Let's get to work.
ELECTION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
The Speaker announced that nominations were now in order for Speaker Pro Tempore.
Representative Dorn: Thank You, Mr. Speaker. It gives me great honor and pleasure to place in nomination the name of Ron Meyers for the position of Speaker Pro Tempore. Members of the House, honored guests, and for those unfortunate few in the rotunda, watching on the T.V. screen. Representative Meyers, as a colleague has been professional, in every means on the rostrum over the last two years. He was taught by a master, or should I say maybe the master of the rostrum in John O'Brien, who is not here with us today. His experience is exemplary. He's been fair in dealing with members on both sides of the aisle and on all issues. The one thing I like about Ron going to leadership is through his years in this House he's been willing to question leadership at times, and ask is that the true direction of all people in this House, and all people in the state of Washington? Also, at points, when there's stress on the floor, when we've needed a moment of humor, Ron has also been able to add the lightness of humor or a kind word when somebody has stepped to their microphone at the wrong time, and has been polite to those people also. Ron is a person who has been a close friend, who has been a decent human being, as when I've talked to him, he's been understanding when I've come to him with my point of view. Ron is not an easy-going person though, so to approach Ron in an aggressive manner, I would say to you approach Ron in a very casual manner, not an aggressive manner. That aggressive manner may be returned to you, in your face, as Ron would say. At this time, I would like all people to stand with me and support Ron as Speaker Pro Tempore.
Representative Ballard: Thank You, Mr. Speaker. I rise to second the nomination of Ron Meyers. Mr. Speaker, Honorable Justice, Ladies and Gentlemen of the House, and honored guests, it is my pleasure to second the nomination of Representative Ron Meyers for Speaker Pro Tempore. Representative Meyers has had considerable experience with the gavel during the past few sessions and I am pleased to say that his rulings are usually fair and impartial. Ron is a man of integrity, one who represents the Institution, and thus represents the rights of each and every member of the House to be heard. But he also recognizes the difference between debate and argument, and maintains control of the floor proceedings accordingly. His knowledge of parliamentary practice enables this body to perform its duties in a logical and expeditious fashion. Representative Meyers will serve admirably and fairly as Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.
On motion of Representative Hine, the nominations for Speaker Pro Tempore were closed.
On motion of Representative Hine, a unanimous ballot was cast for Representative R. Meyers as Speaker Pro Tempore of the House.
COMMITTEE OF HONOR
The Speaker appointed Representatives Dorn and Ballard to escort Speaker Pro Tempore R. Meyers to the rostrum.
Chief Justice Anderson administered the oath of office to Speaker Pro Tempore R. Meyers.
REMARKS BY SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE R. MEYERS
Representative R. Meyers: Mr. Speaker, Members of the House of Representatives, Acting Chief Justice, distinguished guests, family and friends. Thank you my friends for this honor. I will do my best. And thanks to my bride, Donna Lee, she truly believes that all things are possible.
Although our challenges are perhaps the greatest this state has faced since statehood - and although our many decisions on public policies - and allocation of scarce resources will be very difficult - I have no doubt that our efforts will make Washington State a better place for all who live here.
Our state has not seen a more capable, more energetic and more diversified group of legislators in its 104 years of statehood. That bodes well for Washington's future.
One person can make a difference. And many people working together can make a big difference.
I look forward to working together with you over the course of this Fifty-Third Legislative term. Thank you.
The Speaker instructed the committee of honor to escort Speaker Pro Tempore Meyers to his seat on the floor of the House.
ELECTION OF CHIEF CLERK
The Speaker announced that nominations were in order for Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Representative Morris: Thank you Mr. Speaker. It is a special treat for me today to place a nomination for the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, the man from my own 18th legislative district, Mr. Alan Thompson. Thank you again Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, and members of the gallery. It is time when we're awash with change, with new members, with new leadership, with a changed electorate, with new voters. It is good that we have some constancy and that is what we will find with Alan Thompson as our Chief Clerk. Alan has spent a number of years in the House and the Senate and six years as the Chief Clerk. He first came to Olympia from a small town in Washington, Castle Rock, in 1965. For those of you that are new and don't know the duties of the Chief Clerk, the Chief Clerk runs the mechanics of the place. If we didn't have the Chief Clerk we would find how ineffective we really are as a group. Mr. Thompson, who has performed this responsibility for the last six years with expediency and grace, is a man who is soft spoken, tough minded, even-handed and an able administrator, a man who generates respect from others and who himself has respect not only for the Legislature, but for the institution and the history of the Legislature. I urge your support for Alan Thompson.
Representative Padden: Thank you Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen, and those in the galleries. It does give me great deal of pride to second the nomination of an individual who is from Castle Rock, Washington. As we mentioned, he has a long history in this institution on this side of the rotunda and on the other side of the rotunda. Actually he's running for re-election and I don't know, but Mr. Clerk, does term limits apply to the Chief Clerk or not? I don't know that, but as long as he is re-elected by this body he can hold that position. He has represented both the 18th and 19th Districts in the Legislature and has been an individual that does have a memory about what goes on here in these halls and I was doing a little research going back to check out his legislative career and I ran across a resolution that he was a number two sponsor on, Resolution 82-137. It has something to do with the murals and if you would like to get a copy of it, I have one here, but I won't go into the whole resolution right now. Seriously, Alan has always had an open door policy and while we have not always agreed on everything, he was always willing to hear out every member and he is the Chief Clerk not just for one side of the aisle but for the entire 98 members of this body; and I think he's proven that he has the ability to work very well with people and there's been a lot of changes this institution has gone through in recent years, just as we know now we can't (not that I ever did), we can't smoke in this institution, so there's a lot of changes that have gone on. I think he has done an admirable job and I'm happy to second his nomination.
On motion of Representative Hine, the nominations for Chief Clerk be closed.
On motion of Representative Hine, a unanimous ballot was cast for Mr. Thompson as Chief Clerk of the House.
Chief Justice Anderson administered the oath of office to Chief Clerk Thompson.
REMARKS BY CHIEF CLERK THOMPSON
Mr. Thompson: Thank you, Justice Anderson. It might be known, but Justice Anderson once served here, but he was known as Jimmy in those days. Representative Morris and Padden, thank you very much for your nominating comments. You were unexpectedly kind. My thanks for the whole house for this opportunity and honor to continue to serve you. These acknowledgments must of course include some recognition of my wife, Barbara, for her approval of my continuing for yet another two years in this association and with your indulgence I would like to request that she and one of my four sons, Jim, rise and be recognized by the House. Other than this, I simply want you to know that I share in the wishes of our entire wonderful House staff in wishing you every success in dealing with the truly difficult matters that confront the Legislature and I share in their readiness to be tirelessly helpful to you. Thank you again.
APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
The Speaker appointed Representatives Appelwick and Foreman to escort Chief Justice James A. Anderson and acting Chief Justice Barbara Durham of the Supreme Court from the House Chamber.
On motion of Representative Hine, the house will advance to the eighth order of business.
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 93-4601, by Representatives Hine and Ballard
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Speaker appoint a committee of four members of the House to notify the Senate that the House of Representatives is now organized and ready to conduct business.
On motion of Representative Hine, House Resolution No. 93-4601 was adopted.
APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
The Speaker appointed Representatives H. Myers, Cole, Lisk, and Long to notify the Senate that the House was organized and ready to conduct business.
On motion of Representative Hine, the House reverted to the Fourth order of business.
INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING
HB 1000 by Representatives Thibaudeau, Dellwo, Dyer, Brown, G. Cole, Morris, Locke, Eide, Wood, Cothern, Sehlin, Mastin, Miller, Franklin, Chandler, Carlson, Vance, Peery, Veloria, Shin, J. Kohl, Pruitt, Grant, Anderson, Rust, Roland, Ballard, Appelwick, Flemming, Wang, Jones, Wolfe, Van Luven, Brough, Karahalios, Fuhrman, Zellinsky, Brumsickle, R. Johnson, Ludwig, Dorn, L. Johnson, R. Meyers, Long, Kremen, Tate, Mielke, Holm, Scott, Springer, Kessler, Basich, Dunshee, Sheldon, Wineberry, Ogden, Quall, Foreman, Schmidt, I. Ballasiotes, Forner, Cooke, Thomas, Schoesler, Morton, Stevens, Bray, Chappell, Leonard, Jacobsen, Rayburn, Horn, Silver, Hansen, H. Myers,
AN ACT Relating to repealing the sunset termination of the basic health plan; creating a new section; repealing RCW 43.131.355 and 43.131.356; and declaring an emergency.
Referred to Committee on Health Care.
HB 1001 by Representatives Thomas, Dorn, Brough, G. Fisher, Jacobsen, Wood, Franklin, Rust, Dyer, Dunshee, Shin, Foreman, Ballard, Cooke, Roland, Brumsickle, R. Johnson, Ogden, Miller, Reams, Forner, Carlson and J. Kohl
AN ACT Relating to education; adding a new section to chapter 84.52 RCW; and adding a new section to chapter 28A.500 RCW.
Referred to Committee on Education.
HB 1002 by Representatives Riley, Brough, R. Johnson, Kremen, Jones, Kessler, Basich, Mastin, Chappell, Edmondson, Flemming and Pruitt
AN ACT Relating to hunting and fishing licenses; and amending RCW 77.32.230 and 75.25.110.
Referred to Committee on Fisheries & Wildlife.
HB 1003 by Representatives Riley and Wineberry
AN ACT Relating to involuntary commitment or detention; and adding a new section to chapter 70.96A RCW.
Referred to Committee on Local Government.
HB 1004 by Representative Riley
AN ACT Relating to the economic development finance authority; amending RCW 42.17.2401; reenacting and amending RCW 42.17.310; and repealing RCW 43.163.005, 43.163.010, 43.163.020, 43.163.030, 43.163.040, 43.163.050, 43.163.060, 43.163.070, 43.163.080, 43.163.090, 43.163.100, 43.163.110, 43.163.120, 43.163.130, 43.163.140, 43.163.150, 43.163.160, 43.163.170, 43.163.180, 43.163.190, 43.163.200, 43.163.900, and 43.163.901.
Referred to Committee on Trade, Economic Development & Housing.
HB 1005 by Representatives Jacobsen, Wood, Ogden, Schmidt, Dellwo, Miller, Sheldon, Basich, Franklin, Mielke, Ludwig, Morris, J. Kohl, Wineberry, Anderson, Orr, Brumsickle, Kremen, H. Myers, Pruitt, Romero, Van Luven, Long, King, Springer, Dyer, Brown, Quall, Veloria, Chappell, Leonard, Edmondson, Sehlin, Rayburn, Flemming, Roland, Karahalios, Shin and Hansen
AN ACT Relating to the governing board of the state's higher education institutions; amending RCW 28B.20.100, 28B.30.100, and 28B.35.100; and providing an effective date.
Referred to Committee on Higher Education.
HB 1006 by Representatives R. Fisher, Zellinsky, Brumsickle, Dorn, R. Meyers, Miller, Scott, Sheldon, Wineberry, Ogden, Wood, Schmidt, I. Ballasiotes, Forner, Cooke, Talcott, Chandler, Leonard, Jacobsen, Eide, Horn and Pruitt
AN ACT Relating to public-private initiatives in transportation; adding a new chapter to Title 47 RCW; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
Referred to Committee on Transportation.
HB 1007 by Representatives R. Fisher, Zellinsky, Brumsickle, R. Meyers, Miller, G. Cole, Scott, Basich, Dunshee, Wood, Schmidt, Forner, Jacobsen, Franklin, Eide, Flemming, Horn and J. Kohl
AN ACT Relating to state transportation planning; amending RCW 47.05.030; adding a new chapter to Title 47 RCW; and creating a new section.
Referred to Committee on Transportation.
HB 1008 by Representatives Romero, H. Myers and Springer
AN ACT Relating to hiring procedures by cities and towns; and amending RCW 35.24.020, 35.27.070, 35.27.130, 41.08.040, and 41.12.040.
Referred to Committee on Local Government.
HB 1009 by Representatives Appelwick and Riley
AN ACT Relating to notices of lis pendens; and adding a new section to chapter 4.28 RCW.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
HB 1010 by Representative Appelwick
AN ACT Relating to the Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act; adding a new chapter to Title 24 RCW; and creating a new section.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
HB 1011 by Representatives Appelwick and Shin
AN ACT Relating to the uniform simultaneous death act; adding new sections to chapter 11.05 RCW; creating a new section; and repealing RCW 11.05.010, 11.05.020, 11.05.030, 11.05.040, 11.05.050, 11.05.900, and 11.05.910.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
HB 1012 by Representatives Appelwick, King and Jacobsen
AN ACT Relating to anatomical gifts; amending RCW 46.20.113, 68.50.106, and 68.50.500; adding new sections to chapter 68.50 RCW; repealing RCW 68.50.280, 68.50.340, 68.50.350, 68.50.360, 68.50.370, 68.50.380, 68.50.390, 68.50.400, 68.50.410, and 68.50.420; and prescribing penalties.
Referred to Committee on Health Care.
HB 1013 by Representatives Appelwick and Riley
AN ACT Relating to the Uniform Commercial Code--Bulk Sales; adding a new chapter to Title 62A RCW; and repealing RCW 62A.6-101, 62A.6-102, 62A.6-103, 62A.6-104, 62A.6-105, 62A.6-106, 62A.6-107, 62A.6-108, 62A.6-109, 62A.6-110, and 62A.6-111.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
HB 1014 by Representatives Appelwick and Riley
AN ACT Relating to the uniform commercial code; amending RCW 62A.1-201, 62A.1-207, 62A.3-101, 62A.3-102, 62A.3-103, 62A.3-104, 62A.3-105, 62A.3-106, 62A.3-107, 62A.3-108, 62A.3-109, 62A.3-110, 62A.3-111, 62A.3-112, 62A.3-113, 62A.3-114, 62A.3-115, 62A.3-116, 62A.3-117, 62A.3-118, 62A.3-119, 62A.3-201, 62A.3-202, 62A.3-203, 62A.3-204, 62A.3-205, 62A.3-206, 62A.3-207, 62A.3-301, 62A.3-302, 62A.3-303, 62A.3-304, 62A.3-305, 62A.3-306, 62A.3-307, 62A.3-401, 62A.3-402, 62A.3-403, 62A.3-404, 62A.3-405, 62A.3-406, 62A.3-407, 62A.3-408, 62A.3-409, 62A.3-410, 62A.3-411, 62A.3-412, 62A.3-413, 62A.3-414, 62A.3-415, 62A.3-416, 62A.3-417, 62A.3-418, 62A.3-419, 62A.3-501, 62A.3-502, 62A.3-503, 62A.3-504, 62A.3-505, 62A.3-601, 62A.3-602, 62A.3-603, 62A.3-604, 62A.3-605, 62A.4-101, 62A.4-102, 62A.4-103, 62A.4-104, 62A.4-105, 62A.4-106, 62A.4-107, 62A.4-108, 62A.4-201, 62A.4-202, 62A.4-203, 62A.4-204, 62A.4-205, 62A.4-206, 62A.4-207, 62A.4-208, 62A.4-209, 62A.4-210, 62A.4-211, 62A.4-212, 62A.4-213, 62A.4-214, 62A.4-301, 62A.4-302, 62A.4-303, 62A.4-401, 62A.4-402, 62A.4-403, 62A.4-405, 62A.4-406, 62A.4-407, 62A.4-501, 62A.4-502, 62A.4-503, and 62A.4-504; adding new sections to Title 62A RCW; creating a new section; and repealing RCW 62A.3-120, 62A.3-121, 62A.3-122, 62A.3-208, 62A.3-506, 62A.3-507, 62A.3-508, 62A.3-509, 62A.3-510, 62A.3-511, 62A.3-512, 62A.3-515, 62A.3-520, 62A.3-522, 62A.3-525, 62A.3-606, 62A.3-701, 62A.3-801, 62A.3-802, 62A.3-803, 62A.3-804, 62A.3-805, and 62A.4-109.
Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance.
HB 1015 by Representatives Appelwick and Riley
AN ACT Relating to the Uniform Commercial Code; amending RCW 62A.1-105, 62A.1-201, and 62A.9-113; adding a new Article to Title 62A RCW; and providing an effective date.
Referred to Committee on Judiciary.
HB 1016 by Representatives Edmondson, Rayburn, Chandler, Zellinsky, Mielke, Kremen, Lisk, Sheahan, Ludwig, Dyer, Brough, R. Meyers, Long, Basich, Sheldon, Grant, Mastin, Wood, Foreman, I. Ballasiotes, Thomas, Jacobsen, Flemming and Roland
AN ACT Relating to motor vehicles; amending RCW 46.16.040, 46.16.210, and 46.30.040; and prescribing penalties.
Referred to Committee on Transportation.
HB 1017 by Representatives Forner, Dorn, Brough, Chandler, Brumsickle, Vance, Cooke, Thomas, Long, Reams, Van Luven, Kremen, Tate, Mielke, Miller, Ballard, Basich, Dyer, Sheldon, Wood, Foreman, I. Ballasiotes, Schoesler, Morton, Stevens, Carlson, Edmondson, Sehlin, Rayburn and Horn
AN ACT Relating to public employment; and amending RCW 9.96A.020.
Referred to Committee on Education.
HB 1018 by Representatives Springer, Morris, Chappell, Dunshee, Finkbeiner, Riley, Brough, R. Johnson, Carlson, Edmondson, Flemming, Orr and Hansen
AN ACT Relating to nonpartisan sheriffs; amending RCW 29.18.010, 29.21.010, 29.21.015, and 29.21.070; and providing an effective date.
Referred to Committee on Local Government.
HB 1019 by Representatives Dunshee, H. Myers and Springer
AN ACT Relating to meetings by cities and towns; and amending RCW 35.24.180, 35.24.190, 35.27.270, 35.27.280, and 35A.39.010.
Referred to Committee on Local Government.
HB 1020 by Representatives Springer, H. Myers, Morris and Basich
AN ACT Relating to disposal of property by towns; and amending RCW 35.27.010.
Referred to Committee on Local Government.
HB 1021 by Representatives Springer, H. Myers and Morris
AN ACT Relating to ordinances of cities and towns; amending RCW 35.27.320; adding a new section to chapter 35.21 RCW; and prescribing penalties.
Referred to Committee on Local Government.
HB 1022 by Representatives Morris, Long, King and L. Johnson; by request of Sentencing Guidelines Commission
AN ACT Relating to sentencing guidelines commission membership; and amending RCW 9.94A.060.
Referred to Committee on Corrections.
HB 1023 by Representatives Valle and J. Kohl
AN ACT Relating to termination of employment; adding new sections to chapter 49.44 RCW; and creating a new section.
Referred to Committee on Commerce & Labor.
HB 1024 by Representatives Rayburn, Edmondson, Bray and Dunshee
AN ACT Relating to general obligation bonds issued by a fire protection district; and amending RCW 52.16.061.
Referred to Committee on Local Government.
HCR 4400 by Representatives Hine and Ballard
Notifying the governor that the legislature is prepared to conduct business.
HCR 4401 by Representatives Hine and Ballard
Resolving that the House and Senate meet in Joint Session to receive the State of the State message from Governor Gardner and for the inauguration of the Governor-elect.
On motion of Representative Hine, the bills and resolutions listed on today's introduction sheet under the fourth order of business were referred to the committees so designated.
On motion of Representative Hine, the rules were suspended and House Concurrent Resolution No. 4400 was advanced to second reading.
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4400, by Representatives Hine and Ballard
Notifying the governor that the legislature is prepared to conduct business.
On motion of Representative Hine, the rules were suspended, the second reading considered the third, and the resolution was placed on final passage.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4400 was adopted.
On motion of Representative Hine, House Concurrent Resolution No. 4400 was transmitted immediately to the Senate.
APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
Under the terms of House Concurrent Resolution No. 4400, the Speaker appointed Representatives J. Kohl and Horn to notify the Governor that the Legislature was organized and ready to conduct business.
The Speaker introduced the 1992-93 Lakefair Queen, Miss Jannette Wise, her parents, Jane and Bert Mckillip, Lakefair President Ron Walters and wife, Kay, Lakefair Royalty Chair Vicki Kammerer, Capitalarians Larry Kammerer and George Yantis. Jannette Wise briefly addressed the members of the House of Representatives.
On motion of Representative Hine, the rules were suspended and House Concurrent Resolution No. 4401 was advanced to second reading.
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4401, by Representatives Hine and Ballard
Resolving that the House and Senate meet in Joint Session to receive the State of the State message from Governor Gardner and for the inauguration of the Governor-elect.
On motion of Representative Hine, the rules were suspended, the second reading considered the third, and the resolution was placed on final passage.
House Concurrent Resolution No. 4401 was adopted.
With consent of the House, House Concurrent Resolution No. 4401 will be immediately transmitted to the Senate.
REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE FROM SENATE
The Sergeant at Arms announced the arrival of a special committee from the Senate and the Speaker instructed him to escort the committee to the bar of the House.
The committee, consisting of Senators Spanel, Winsley, Hargrove, and Prince advised the House that the Senate was organized and ready to conduct business.
The report was received and the special committee was escorted form the House Chamber.
The Speaker recognizes former Speaker of the House, Charlie Hodde.
On motion of Representative Hine, the remaining bills and resolutions listed on today's introduction sheet under the fourth order of business be considered first reading and passed to the committees so designated.
REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
The special committee appointed under the terms of House Resolution No. 93-4601 appeared at the bar of the House and reported that they had notified the Senate that the House was organized and ready to conduct business.
The report was received and the committee was discharged.
STANDING COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
The Speaker announced the following standing committee appointments.
Member Assignments to
House Standing Committees
Anderson, Cal -- State Government, Chair; Revenue; Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Appelwick, Marlin J. -- Judiciary, Chair; Appropriations; Health Care.
Ballard, Clyde -- Rules.
Ballasiotes, Ida -- Appropriations; *Health Care; *Judiciary.
Basich, Bob -- Appropriations; Fisheries & Wildlife; Higher Education; Rules.
Bray, Lane -- Local Government, Vice Chair; Environmental Affairs; Higher Education.
Brough, Jean Marie -- Transportation; *Education; Capital Budget.
Brown, Lisa J. -- Transportation, Vice Chair; Revenue; Human Services.
Brumsickle, Bill -- Transportation; Education; *Higher Education.
Campbell, Tom -- State Government; Health Care; Judiciary.
Carlson, Don -- *Appropriations; Education; Higher Education.
Casada, Sarah -- *Energy & Utilities; Higher Education; Trade, Economic Development & Housing.
Chandler, Gary -- *Agriculture & Rural Development; **Commerce & Labor; **Trade, Economic Development & Housing.
Chappell, David J. -- Agriculture & Rural Development; Fisheries & Wildlife; Judiciary.
Cole, Grace -- Commerce & Labor, Vice Chair; Education; Corrections; Rules.
Cooke, Suzette -- Appropriations; Health Care; *Human Services.
Cothern, Barbara S. -- Education, Vice Chair; Transportation; Revenue.
Dellwo, Dennis -- Health Care, Chair; Appropriations; Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Dorn, Randy -- Education, Chair; Appropriations; Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Dunshee, Hans -- State Government; Local Government; Natural Resources & Parks.
Dyer, Philip E. -- State Government; *Health Care; **Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Ebersole, Brian -- Rules.
Edmondson, Betty L. -- **Corrections; *Local Government; Environmental Affairs.
Eide, Tracey J. -- Transportation; Education; Capital Budget.
Finkbeiner, Bill -- Energy & Utilities, Vice Chair; Transportation; Higher Education.
Fisher, Greg -- Revenue, Chair; Appropriations; Education.
Fisher, Ruth -- Transportation, Chair; Local Government; Capital Budget.
Flemming, Stan -- Health Care; Higher Education; Human Services.
Foreman, Dale -- Agriculture & Rural Development; *Revenue; Fisheries & Wildlife.
Forner, Elmira -- Transportation; Judiciary; *Trade, Economic Development & Housing.
Franklin, Rosa -- Health Care, Vice Chair; Commerce & Labor; Trade, Economic Development & Housing.
Fuhrman, Steve -- *Fisheries & Wildlife; **Revenue; Rules.
Grant, William A. -- Energy & Utilities, Chair; Agriculture & Rural Development; Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Hansen, Mick -- Transportation; Education; Environmental Affairs.
Heavey, Michael -- Commerce & Labor, Chair; Transportation; Capital Budget.
Hine, Lorraine -- Appropriations; Rules.
Holm, Barbara J. -- Revenue, Vice Chair; Education; Environmental Affairs.
Horn, Jim -- Transportation; Local Government; Commerce & Labor; *Environmental Affairs.
Jacobsen, Ken -- Higher Education, Chair; Appropriations; Capital Budget.
Johanson, Jim -- Transportation; Energy & Utilities; Judiciary.
Johnson, Linda -- Corrections, Vice Chair; Health Care; Environmental Affairs.
Johnson, Rob -- Natural Resources & Parks, Vice Chair; Health Care; Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Jones, Evan -- Transportation, Vice Chair; Education; Capital Budget; Rules.
Karahalios, Sue -- Agriculture & Rural Development; Education; Human Services.
Kessler, Lynn -- Energy & Utilities; Higher Education; Financial Institutions & Insurance.
King, Richard A. -- Fisheries & Wildlife, Chair; Commerce & Labor; State Government.
Kohl, Jeanne -- Environmental Affairs, Vice Chair; Transportation; Higher Education.
Kremen, Pete -- Agriculture & Rural Development, Vice Chair; Energy & Utilities; Financial Institutions & Insurance; Rules.
Lemmon, Dave -- Appropriations; Fisheries & Wildlife; Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Leonard, June -- Human Services, Chair; Appropriations; Revenue.
Linville, Kelli -- Appropriations; Natural Resources & Parks; Environmental Affairs.
Lisk, Barbara -- Agriculture & Rural Development; Health Care; *Commerce & Labor; Human Services.
Locke, Gary F. -- Appropriations, Chair; Judiciary.
Long, Jeanine H. -- *Corrections; Energy & Utilities; Judiciary.
Ludwig, Curtis -- Judiciary, Vice Chair; Energy & Utilities; Capital Budget; Rules.
Mastin, Dave -- Corrections; Health Care; Judiciary.
Meyers, Ron -- Rules, Vice Chair; Transportation; Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Mielke, Todd -- **Transportation; Health Care; Higher Education; *Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Miller, Louise -- Transportation; **Energy & Utilities; Rules.
Morris, Betty Sue -- Corrections, Chair; Health Care; Revenue Trade, Economic Development & Housing.
Morton, Bob -- Appropriations; *Natural Resources & Parks; **Capital Budget.
Myers, Holly -- Local Government, Chair; Transportation; Judiciary.
Ogden, Val -- Capital Budget, Vice Chair; Corrections; Higher Education.
Orr, George -- Fisheries & Wildlife, Vice Chair; Transportation; Higher Education.
Padden, Mike -- Corrections; *Judiciary; Human Services.
Peery, W. Kim -- Appropriations; Rules.
Pruitt, Wes -- Natural Resources & Parks, Chair; State Government; Education.
Quall, Dave -- Higher Education, Vice Chair; Transportation; Trade, Economic Development & Housing.
Rayburn, Margaret S. -- Agriculture & Rural Development, Chair; Local Government; Higher Education.
Reams, Bill H. -- *State Government; **Local Government; Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Riley, Mike -- Human Services, Vice Chair; Corrections; Judiciary; Rules.
Roland, Judi -- Agriculture & Rural Development; Education; Environmental Affairs; Rules.
Romero, Sandra Singery -- Local Government; Revenue; Capital Budget.
Rust, Nancy S. -- Environmental Affairs, Chair; Appropriations; Revenue.
Schmidt, Karen -- *Transportation; Judiciary; Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Schoesler, Mark G. -- **Agriculture & Rural Development; Natural Resources & Parks; Trade, Economic Development & Housing.
Scott, Pat -- Financial Institutions & Insurance, Vice Chair; Fisheries & Wildlife; Judiciary; Rules.
Sehlin, Barry -- Appropriations; **Fisheries & Wildlife; *Capital Budget.
Sheahan, Larry -- Appropriations; **Higher Education; Environmental Affairs.
Sheldon, Timothy -- Transportation; Natural Resources & Parks; Trade, Economic Development & Housing.
Shin, Paull H. -- Trade, Economic Development & Housing , Vice Chair; Transportation; Higher Education.
Silver, Jean -- *Appropriations; Revenue; Capital Budget.
Sommers, Helen -- Capital Budget, Chair; Appropriations; Education.
Springer, Jim -- Local Government; Commerce & Labor; Trade, Economic Development & Housing.
Stevens, Val -- Appropriations; Education; **Natural Resources & Parks.
Talcott, Gigi -- Appropriations; Revenue; **Human Services.
Tate, Randy -- Judiciary; Financial Institutions & Insurance; Rules.
Thibaudeau, Pat -- Health Care; Revenue; Human Services.
Thomas, Brian C. -- **Education; Natural Resources & Parks; Capital Budget.
Valle, Georgette -- Appropriations, Vice Chair; Natural Resources & Parks; Trade, Economic Development & Housing.
Van Luven, Steve -- Local Government; Revenue; **Environmental Affairs.
Vance, Christopher -- **State Government; Education; Rules.
Veloria, Velma R. -- State Government, Vice Chair; Health Care; Commerce & Labor.
Wang, Art -- Appropriations; Revenue; Capital Budget; Rules.
Wineberry, Jesse -- Trade, Economic Development & Housing, Chair; Appropriations; Judiciary.
Wolfe, Cathy -- Appropriations; Natural Resources & Parks; Human Services.
Wood, Jeannette -- Transportation; Higher Education; Rules.
Zellinsky, Sr., Paul -- Financial Institutions & Insurance, Chair; Transportation; Local Government.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR
January 11, 1993
To the Honorable, the Senate
and House of Representatives
of the State of Washington
Ladies and Gentlemen:
In compliance with the provision of Section 11 of Article III of the Constitution of the State of Washington, the Governor hereby submits his report of each case of reprieve, commutation, or pardon that he has granted since the adjournment of the 1992 Regular Session of the Fifty-Second Legislature, copies of which are attached.
Legal Counsel to the Governor
There being no objection, the House advanced to the eleventh order of business.
On motion of Representative Hine, the House adjourned until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 1993.
BRIAN EBERSOLE, Speaker
ALAN THOMPSON, Chief Clerk