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House Chamber, Olympia, Thursday, February 17, 1994
The House was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by the Speaker (Representative J. Kohl presiding). The Clerk called the roll and a quorum was present.
The flag was escorted to the rostrum by a Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, Pages Sarah Stone and Gulliver Sherrill. Prayer was offered by Representative Tate.
Reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.
There being no objection, the House advanced to the eighth order of business.
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 94-4698, by Representatives Valle, Forner, Eide, Sehlin, G. Cole, Edmondson, Schoesler, Carlson, Shin, Lemmon, Scott, J. Kohl, Heavey, Quall, Cooke, Backlund, Hansen, R. Johnson, Schmidt, Sommers, Ballasiotes, Ogden, Wolfe, Silver, Wineberry, Wood, Conway, Reams, Jacobsen, L. Thomas, McMorris, G. Fisher, Ebersole, Dorn, Brumsickle, Veloria, Roland, Sheldon, Grant, Dunshee, L. Johnson, King, Holm, Pruitt, Jones, Fuhrman, Horn, Chandler, Padden, Tate, Ballard, Mielke, Van Luven, Long, Brough, Johanson, Finkbeiner, Bray, Thibaudeau, Patterson, Rust, Linville, Romero, Mastin, Orr, Karahalios, Chappell, Stevens, Morris, Appelwick, Cothern, B. Thomas, Peery, Rayburn, Lisk, Caver, R. Meyers, Dellwo, Wang, Leonard, Casada, Foreman, Kremen and Anderson
WHEREAS, February 27, 1994, is the closing day of the XVII Winter Olympiad in the 167-year-old town of Lillehammer, Norway; and
WHEREAS, We, the members of the House of Representatives, are honored to pay tribute to the people of Norway for generously sharing the beauty of Norway and her people with the citizens of Washington State, U.S.A.; and
WHEREAS, Norway's proud heritage and respect for the environment have been clearly demonstrated by its preparation; and
WHEREAS, We applaud more than five years of planning, promoting, and spending over $1.5 billion; and
WHEREAS, Norway's Olympic planning sought to avoid adversely affecting the environment through establishing rigid construction standards, environmentally friendly engineering and materials, and by recycling nearly 70 percent of waste from food services; and
WHEREAS, A richness of modern technology provided a careful balance of an ancient Norwegian culture and the prospect of an advanced and bright future; and
WHEREAS, Lillehammer, Norway will forever represent the best of the old and the new; and
WHEREAS, The XVII Winter Olympiad was commenced in the time-honored tradition of the Olympic philosophy; and
WHEREAS, The Olympic philosophy is one of culture and education and its objectives are far-reaching; and
WHEREAS, The Olympic philosophy is common and accessible to all individuals, from any nation or race, under any system of government; and
WHEREAS, We recognize the 67 countries represented in Lillehammer; and
WHEREAS, We also acknowledge Norway's unwavering commitment to preserving the environment; and
WHEREAS, The Washington State Legislature has seen fit to thank Norway for providing the world with 16 days of entertainment and competition in the spirit that only an Olympiad could offer; and
WHEREAS, We resolve to take Norway's example of respecting the environment and apply it to future considerations in Washington State's endeavors;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That on this day, we, the members of the House of Representatives, recognize and praise Norway for the success of the XVII Winter Olympic Games.
Representative Valle moved adoption of the resolution. Representatives Valle, Forner, Eide and J. Kohl spoke in favor of the resolution.
House Resolution No. 4698 was adopted.
POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE
Representative McMorris: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. February 15th was Susan B. Anthony Day, the anniversary of her birth, and I would like to make some remarks in favor of that, honoring that. Susan B. Anthony, born in 1820, was one of the greatest names and guiding forces in the story of women's efforts to gain the right to vote. Her first campaign to win women the right to vote was a petition to the New Yorks Legislature in 1854. In ten weeks with 50 volunteers, one from each of New York's counties, they had collected 6,000 signatures. It was the first of nearly 500 separate campaigns to get state legislatures to submit suffrage amendments. Perhaps the most colorful display of her remarkable courage occurred in 1872 when she decided she was going to vote and no one was going to stand in her way. On November 5 at 7:00 a.m. she appeared at the polling place and demanded a ballot; in a note that day to a confidant she wrote, "Well, I've gone and done it, positively voted the Republican ticket, straight, this morning at 7:00 a.m.." Susan B. Anthony never lived to see her dream fulfilled, she died in 1906. Four years later, the State of Washington ended a fourteen year deadlock and carried the suffrage amendment. I'm proud to say that Washington was among the first six states in the nation to do so. Susan B. Anthony was a woman of considerable vision, integrity, courage and commitment. It is with sincere pleasure that I join in honoring her today. Thank you.
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Representative Brough: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We all honor Susan B. Anthony on the 15th of February only we were somewhat involved on that day, if you will recall. The story I like most about her is when they hauled her off to jail, having cast her ballot in 1872. She made the police officer pay her streetcar fare, because she said "by jove, if you're taking me off to jail, it's your responsibility to pay the fare on the streetcar." This woman was a magnificent woman of courage, of intellect and of vision and it's always a pleasure for me in the middle of February to ask that we honor our sweethearts, the day after that, to honor a leader in the suffragist movement. Her motto and on the masthead of her newspaper, "Failure is impossible" this is the motto that she lived her life by and one that I think we can all adhere to. Thank you very much.
The Speaker declared the House to be at ease.
The Speaker (Representative King presiding) called the House to order.
There being no objection, the House advanced to the eleventh order of business.
On motion of Representative Peery, the House adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 18, 1994.
BRIAN EBERSOLE, Speaker
MARILYN SHOWALTER, Chief Clerk