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House Chamber, Olympia, Tuesday, April 25, 1995

             The House was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by the Speaker (Representative Horn 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 Melissa Hays and Molly Moore. Prayer was offered by Representative D. Schmidt.

             Reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.

             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) declared the House to be at ease.

             The Speaker called the House to order.


April 24, 1995

Mr. Speaker:

             The President has signed:



and the same are herewith transmitted.

Marty Brown, Secretary

April 25, 1995

Mr. Speaker:

             The Senate has passed:


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Brad Hendrickson, Deputy Secretary


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 95-4671, by Representatives Conway, D. Schmidt, Benton, Brown, Jacobsen, Hatfield, Romero, Chappell, Kremen, Dickerson, Grant, Quall, Morris, Radcliff, Delvin, Poulsen, Wolfe, Chopp, Ogden, Valle, Sommers, Patterson, Appelwick, Costa, Basich, Clements, Cairnes, Scott, Cole, G. Fisher, Reams, Ebersole, Cody, Mason, Thibaudeau, Veloria, Regala, R. Fisher, Kessler, Honeyford, Huff, Brumsickle, Robertson, Sheldon and Carrell

             WHEREAS, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the thirty-second President of the United States of America, hailed as the greatest president of the Twentieth Century, died on this day fifty years ago; and

             WHEREAS, As president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt led this nation out of the Great Depression, exhorting Americans that "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror, which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance"; and

             WHEREAS, Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised and delivered a "New Deal," providing family-wage jobs to working-class Americans, Social Security to older Americans, and an end to soup kitchens, disillusionment, and lost dreams; and

             WHEREAS, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as Commander-in-Chief, rallied this nation and the world through four years of the Second World War, working relentlessly, at the expense of his health, toward an Allied victory he would never see; and

             WHEREAS, Franklin Delano Roosevelt overcame the challenge of physical disability to lead his nation and the world through the worst crises in modern history;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives honor and commemorate the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a great American, and president, whose achievements and sacrifice left this nation and this world a better place for all.

             Representative Conway moved adoption of the resolution.

             Representatives Conway, Campbell, Basich, Ebersole, Pennington, Valle, Sherstad, Smith, Thibaudeau, Pelesky, Quall and Stevens spoke in favor of adoption of the resolution.

             House Resolution No. 4671 was adopted.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 95-4685, by Representatives Smith, McMahan, Lambert, Hymes, Clements, Cairnes, Thompson, Schoesler, Hankins, Honeyford, D. Schmidt, Casada, Pelesky, Fuhrman, Radcliff, Sherstad, Delvin, Koster, Van Luven, Buck, Blanton, Reams, Carrell, Mulliken, Horn, Campbell, Robertson, Sehlin, Sheahan, Chandler, Lisk, L. Thomas, K. Schmidt, Talcott, Beeksma, Skinner, Mitchell, Ballasiotes, Huff, Goldsmith, Hickel, Johnson, Hargrove, Carlson, Pennington, McMorris, Sterk, Boldt, Silver and Elliot

             WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington State Legislature to recognize excellence in all fields of endeavor; and

             WHEREAS, Ronald Wilson Reagan, our fortieth President of these United States, has demonstrated the very highest excellence in selfless services to the citizens of the great state of Washington and these United States; and

             WHEREAS, Former President Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, to John and Nellie Reagan; and

             WHEREAS, Former President Reagan received degrees in Economics and Sociology from Eureka College in 1932 and later moved to California where he pursued a career in motion pictures; and

             WHEREAS, Former President Reagan valiantly and proudly served his country in the Armed Forces of the United States, to wit., having served during World War II in the Army Air Corp; and

             WHEREAS, Former President Reagan and Nancy Davis were married in 1952 and raised their two children, Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott, in addition to Michael, who has a well-received radio program, and Maureen, who has successfully served as Cochair of the Republican National Committee; and

             WHEREAS, Former President Reagan began his distinguished and selfless public service in 1966 wherein he served as Governor of the state of California, being elected by nearly a million vote margin, and wherein the citizens of the state of California overwhelmingly again elected him to a second term in 1970; and

             WHEREAS, Former President Reagan was first elected to the Presidency of the United States in 1980, and again in 1984, during which time he demonstrated, unfaltering, visionary, and courageous leadership of this nation and the free world; and

             WHEREAS, Former President Reagan's accomplishments as President of these United States, which overcame untold domestic and international challenges, were manifestly historical for which the nation and the world not only benefit today but will endure for future generations; and

             WHEREAS, It is with deep regret that Former President Reagan recently advised the nation and the world that he was diagnosed with the debilitating Alzheimer's disease, for which currently there is no known cure; and

             WHEREAS, Ronald Wilson Reagan unabashedly and boldly confronts this personal challenge with the same trust in God and selfless service for others that exemplify his public service;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the state of Washington honor the excellence in service to the citizens of the great state of Washington and these United States as living inspiration to all those in the world who seek freedom as their way of life; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Former President Reagan, his wife Nancy, and the Presidential Library in California.

             Representative Smith moved adoption of the resolution.

             Representatives Smith, Ebersole, Beeksma, Ogden, Reams, Hatfield, Campbell, Kessler, Conway, Carrell, Thibaudeau, and Elliot spoke in favor of adoption of the resolution.

             House Resolution No. 4685 was adopted.


             The Speaker announced he was signing:



             There being no objection, the House advanced to the eleventh order of business.


             There being no objection, the House adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, 1995.