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FIFTY SEVENTH DAY




MORNING SESSION




House Chamber, Olympia, Monday, March 9, 1998


             The House was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by the Speaker. 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 James Bula and Jacqueline Hom. Prayer was offered by Pastor Sandra Sparks, Zion Congregational United Church of Church, Ritzville.


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


MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

March 6, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed:

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1992,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2300,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2394,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2461,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2568,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2826,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2905,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2917,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2936,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2969,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2977,

HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 4039,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


March 7, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has concurred in the House amendment(s) and has passed the following bills as amended by the House:

SENATE BILL NO. 5164,

SENATE BILL NO. 5217,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5527,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5760,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5769,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6114,

SENATE BILL NO. 6122,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6130,

ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6139,

ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6142,

SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6156,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6166,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6175,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6182,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6191,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6203,

SENATE BILL NO. 6219,

ENGROSSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6235,

ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6257,

SENATE BILL NO. 6278,

SENATE BILL NO. 6301,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6302,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6306,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6341,

SENATE BILL NO. 6355,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6358,

SENATE BILL NO. 6380,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Mike O'Connell, Secretary


March 7, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The President has signed:

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1211,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1248,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1250,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1253,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1971,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2309,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2429,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2436,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2452,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2465,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2537,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2598,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2634,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2680,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2692,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2732,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2784,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2790,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2822,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2837,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2900,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2901,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2990,

HOUSE BILL NO. 3053,

HOUSE BILL NO. 3103,

HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 4030,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


RESOLUTIONS


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 98-4708, by Representatives K. Schmidt, Dyer, Fisher, Robertson, Morris, Skinner, Radcliff, D. Schmidt, McDonald, Thompson, Sehlin, Cody, Wood, Wensman, Sterk, Mielke, Kastama, Kessler, Grant, Honeyford, Parlette, Regala, Talcott, Doumit, B. Thomas, Sheahan, Lambert, Cole, Crouse, Clements, D. Sommers, Constantine, Mulliken, Tokuda, Kenney, Costa, McCune, Zellinsky, L. Thomas, Conway, Van Luven, Hankins, Lisk, Mitchell, Schoesler, Ogden, Ballasiotes, Romero, Veloria, Lantz, Delvin, Keiser, Reams, Gombosky, Carlson, Huff, Scott, Appelwick, Cairnes, Linville, Eickmeyer, Hickel, Quall, Alexander, H. Sommers, Poulsen, Backlund, McMorris, Benson, Bush, Dunn, Chopp, Cooper, Mason and Cooke


             WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington State Legislature to recognize and honor those individuals that have made significant contributions to the well-being of the citizens of the State of Washington; and

             WHEREAS, The esteemed Mr. Luis Fernando Esteban has distinguished himself in his service to the State of Washington as the Honorary Vice- Consul of Spain; and

             WHEREAS, Mr. Esteban's work to develop, fund, and implement over eighty significant bilateral educational, cultural, historical, and commercial projects has been of enormous and long-lasting benefit to the citizens of the State of Washington; and

             WHEREAS, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Spain, became the first member of a royal family to visit our State capitol as a result of the tireless personal efforts of Mr. Esteban; and

             WHEREAS, The paintings and sculptures of such famous Spanish artists as Picasso, Miro, Artigas, and Dali were viewed by a record breaking sixty-eight thousand people in ten weeks at the Tacoma Art Museum, many of whom were school children, as a direct result of the intervention and coordination by Mr. Esteban and Ms. Maria Isabel Esteban; and

             WHEREAS, His many contributions as a volunteer to improve Washington's transportation industry has brought a new horizon and hope for high speed rail and light rail for intercity transportation; and

             WHEREAS, Mr. Esteban has worked with leaders in private businesses and government officials in both countries to introduce Spanish language, culture, heritage, and history programs into our public school curriculum; and

             WHEREAS, The historical and cultural roots of Washington State are deeply rooted in Spain, which highlights the importance of a Spanish Consul presence here in our State; and

             WHEREAS, Mr. Esteban continues to volunteer his valuable time to further the cause of positive international relations between Spain and the United States;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives urges all citizens to formally recognize Mr. Luis Fernando Esteban and duly honor his most distinguished dedication to sharing the very best of the Hispanic heritage; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to His Royal Highness King Juan Carlos of Spain and the President of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar.


             Representative K. Schmidt moved adoption of the resolution.


             Representatives K. Schmidt, Dyer, Kenney, Fisher, Van Luven and Veloria spoke in favor of the adoption of the resolution.


             The Speaker introduced Mr. George Russell, Jr., Chairman, Frank Russell Company, Mr. Steve Alimens, The Boeing Company, and Julio Iglecias, Entertainer (via a tape recording) to the House. Each addressed the body as a tribute to Mr. Luis Fernando Esteban.


             House Resolution No. 4708 was adopted.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 98-4714, by Representatives Wolfe, DeBolt, Gardner, Romero, Alexander, Benson, Crouse, McMorris, O'Brien, Mulliken, Parlette, Keiser, Hickel, Constantine, Ogden, Skinner, Grant, Chopp, Appelwick, Thompson, Wood, Gombosky, Eickmeyer, Costa, Carlson, Quall, Wensman, Murray, Cody, Sehlin, Delvin, L. Thomas, Koster, D. Sommers, B. Thomas, Sterk, D. Schmidt, Dunn, Hankins, Morris, Zellinsky, Kastama, Backlund, McCune, H. Sommers, Poulsen, Bush, Tokuda, Doumit, Regala, Butler, Veloria, Fisher, Cole, Scott, Hatfield, Robertson, Conway, Cooper, McDonald, Johnson, Mason and Cooke


             WHEREAS, The Washington State Legislature recognizes excellence, achievement, and value in all fields of endeavor; and

             WHEREAS, The vision of the Special Olympics is to help bring all persons with developmental disabilities into the larger society, under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected, and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens; and

             WHEREAS, Through year-round sports training and athletic competition, in a variety of Olympic-type sports, more than six thousand athletes state-wide, both children and adults, with developmental disabilities, regardless of ability level, may participate in the programs and sports offered by Special Olympics Washington, through a year-round (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) program; and

             WHEREAS, The Special Olympics is successful due to the support of the public, relying as it does on donations from organizations, businesses and individuals; and

             WHEREAS, Through the continuing support and dedicated contributions of law enforcement officers, the Special Olympics has continued to prosper and grow; and

             WHEREAS, By special contributions through law enforcement officers from local, state and federal agencies, the Special Olympics has grown into a strong, excellent endeavor of successful, inspiring individuals; and

             WHEREAS, All law enforcement agencies in the state of Washington are represented, including city and county police officers, sheriffs and deputies, military police, the Secret Service, the United States Border Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Washington State Patrol, the Gambling Commission, and the Department of Corrections; and

             WHEREAS, Representatives of these agencies make up the Torch Run Council, which supports the annual campaign; and

             WHEREAS, Over twenty thousand city, county, tribal, state, and federal law enforcement officers throughout Washington organize Torch Run activities in their communities; and

             WHEREAS, Torch Run activities in Washington have raised more than seven hundred thousand dollars to benefit Special Olympics athletes; and

             WHEREAS, In honoring every individual and law enforcement officer who supports the Special Olympics, the torch will be lit on the steps of the Washington State Capitol and will be carried along Martin Way, to Interstate 5, to the opening ceremonies of Special Olympics Summer Games at McChord Air Force Base;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington recognize and honor the Special Olympics Summer Games and all Law Enforcement Officers for their hard work, involvement, and dedication; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Law Enforcement Torch Run Council, the individuals involved in the Special Olympic Summer Games and the staff of Special Olympics Washington.


             Representative Wolfe moved adoption of the resolution.


             Representatives Wolfe, Mitchell, DeBolt and Eickmeyer spoke in favor of the adoption of the resolution.


             House Resolution No. 4714 was adopted.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 98-4709, by Representatives Johnson, Veloria, Quall, Lambert, H. Sommers, Sehlin, Talcott, Keiser, Cole, Carlson, Costa, Linville, Parlette, Alexander, Grant, Chopp, Robertson, Conway, Zellinsky, Cooper, D. Sommers, Backlund, D. Schmidt, McDonald, Ogden, Lantz, L. Thomas, Mulliken, Cooke, Eickmeyer and Mason


             WHEREAS, There are nearly fifty thousand classified school employees serving the needs of the school children of this state; and

             WHEREAS, Classified school employees are instrumental in fulfilling this state's paramount responsibility to educate children; and

             WHEREAS, Classified school employees are involved in maintaining school buildings and grounds, providing secretarial and clerical assistance, preparing and serving meals, providing safe transportation, keeping school facilities clean and orderly, providing more individualized attention to students in the classroom, ensuring students have a safe environment in which to learn, and providing numerous other essential services; and

             WHEREAS, These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for the outstanding work they are doing for this state, for their communities, and for the children enrolled in Washington's schools;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives hereby honor classified school employees and recognize March 9-13, 1998, as Classified School Employee Week in the State of Washington. We urge all citizens to join in honoring and recognizing the dedication and hard work of all classified school employees.


             Representative Johnson moved adoption of the resolution.


             Representatives Johnson, Cole, Mulliken, Quall, Conway, Cooper, Honeyford, Veloria, Eickmeyer and Bush spoke in favor of the adoption of the resolution.


             House Resolution No. 4709 was adopted.


             The Speaker called upon Representative Pennington to preside.


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


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 1043 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The legislature finds that the important goal of maximizing local control of public policy issues sometimes needs to be balanced with the also important goal of providing predictability and consistency in laws likely to be encountered by citizens as they move or engage in business across the state.

             (2) In order to provide a substantial measure of uniformity in the application of state landlord-tenant law while recognizing the importance of the process that has already led some local jurisdictions to adopt local laws, it is the intent of the legislature that:

             (a) Local jurisdictions that have not adopted ordinances regulating residential landlord-tenant relationships before January 1, 1999, not adopt ordinances inconsistent with chapter 59.18 RCW, the state residential landlord-tenant act; and

             (b) Local laws in existence as of January 1, 1999, not be amended in a manner inconsistent with section 2 of this act.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 59.18 RCW to read as follows:

             Except as provided in section 3 of this act, the state of Washington hereby fully occupies and preempts the field of landlord-tenant regulation within the boundaries of the state. Local laws not in existence as of January 1, 1999, that are inconsistent with, more or less restrictive than, or exceed or fall below the requirements of state law shall not be enacted regardless of the nature of the code, charter, or home rule status of the city, town, county, or other municipality. Local laws in existence as of January 1, 1999, shall not be amended to create inconsistencies with this section.

             Except as provided in section 3 of this act, affirmative defenses to an unlawful detainer action that change the duties of a landlord or tenant that are inconsistent with, more or less restrictive than, or exceed or fall below the requirements of state law shall not be enacted regardless of the nature of the code, charter, or home rule status of the city, town, county, or other municipality.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 59.18 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) Section 2 of this act does not apply to local laws that are intended to affect directly the physical safety of a residential tenant. For purposes of this section "physical safety" means the physical health or security of a tenant.

             (2) In any proceeding to determine whether a local law directly affects physical safety, a court shall not restrict its consideration to a statement of local legislative intent or finding and shall consider whether voiding a local law as inconsistent with this chapter will result in a direct and significant increase in the risk to the physical safety of residential tenants.

             (3) Section 2 of this act does not apply to local laws that are intended to protect tenants from discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, gender, national origin, marital status, creed, color, age, parental status, participation in a program under section eight of the United States Housing Act (42 USC 1437 (f)) as now or hereafter amended, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service dog by a disabled person.

             (4) Section 2 of this act does not apply to local ordinances dealing with landlord-tenant relations for houseboats, floating homes, or floating home docks."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "duties;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding new sections to chapter 59.18 RCW; and creating a new section."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 1043 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1043 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Sheahan and Schoesler spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


             Representatives Constantine and Chopp spoke against the final passage of the bill.


MOTION


             On motion of Representative Talcott, Representatives Bush and Carrell were excused.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1043 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 59, Nays - 37, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Clements, Cooke, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dunn, Dyer, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Koster, Lambert, Lisk, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Reams, Robertson, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Skinner, Smith, Sommers, D., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Van Luven, Wensman, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 59.

             Voting nay: Representatives Appelwick, Ballasiotes, Butler, Chopp, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooper, Costa, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Lantz, Linville, Mason, Murray, O'Brien, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Regala, Romero, Scott, Sommers, H., Tokuda, Veloria, Wolfe and Wood - 37.

             Excused: Representatives Bush and Carrell - 2.


             Substitute House Bill No. 1043, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 1072 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 9.73 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) As used in this section:

             (a) "Wire communication" means any aural transfer made in whole or in part through the use of facilities for the transmission of communications by the aid of wire, cable, or other like connection between the point of origin and the point of reception, including the use of such connection in a switching station, furnished or operated by any person engaged in providing or operating such facilities for the transmission of intrastate, interstate, or foreign communications, and such term includes any electronic storage of such communication.

             (b) "Electronic communication" means any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photoelectronic, or photo-optical system, but does not include:

             (i) Any wire or oral communication;

             (ii) Any communication made through a tone-only paging device; or

             (iii) Any communication from a tracking device.

             (c) "Electronic communication service" means any service that provides to users thereof the ability to send or receive wire or electronic communications.

             (d) "Pen register" means a device that records or decodes electronic or other impulses that identify the numbers dialed or otherwise transmitted on the telephone line to which such device is attached, but such term does not include any device used by a provider or customer of a wire or electronic communication service for billing, or recording as an incident to billing, for communications services provided by such provider or any device used by a provider or customer of a wire communication service for cost accounting or other like purposes in the ordinary course of its business.

             (e) "Trap and trace device" means a device that captures the incoming electronic or other impulses that identify the originating number of an instrument or device from which a wire or electronic communication was transmitted.

             (2) No person may install or use a pen register or trap and trace device without a prior court order issued under this section except as provided under subsection (6) of this section or RCW 9.73.070.

             (3) A law enforcement officer may apply for and the superior court may issue orders and extensions of orders authorizing the installation and use of pen registers and trap and trace devices as provided in this section. The application shall be under oath and shall include the identity of the officer making the application and the identity of the law enforcement agency conducting the investigation. The applicant must certify that the information likely to be obtained is relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by that agency.

             (4) If the court finds that the information likely to be obtained by such installation and use is relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation and finds that there is probable cause to believe that the pen register or trap and trace device will lead to obtaining evidence of a crime, contraband, fruits of crime, things criminally possessed, weapons, or other things by means of which a crime has been committed or reasonably appears about to be committed, or will lead to learning the location of a person who is unlawfully restrained or reasonably believed to be a witness in a criminal investigation or for whose arrest there is probable cause, the court shall enter an ex parte order authorizing the installation and use of a pen register or a trap and trace device. The order shall specify:

             (a) The identity, if known, of the person to whom is leased or in whose name is listed the telephone line to which the pen register or trap and trace device is to be attached;

             (b) The identity, if known, of the person who is the subject of the criminal investigation;

             (c) The number and, if known, physical location of the telephone line to which the pen register or trap and trace device is to be attached and, in the case of a trap and trace device, the geographic limits of the trap and trace order; and

             (d) A statement of the offense to which the information likely to be obtained by the pen register or trap and trace device relates.

             The order shall direct, if the applicant has requested, the furnishing of information, facilities, and technical assistance necessary to accomplish the installation of the pen register or trap and trace device. An order issued under this section shall authorize the installation and use of a pen register or a trap and trace device for a period not to exceed sixty days. An extension of the original order may only be granted upon: A new application for an order under subsection (3) of this section; and a showing that there is a probability that the information or items sought under this subsection are more likely to be obtained under the extension than under the original order. No extension beyond the first extension shall be granted unless: There is a showing that there is a high probability that the information or items sought under this subsection are much more likely to be obtained under the second or subsequent extension than under the original order; and there are extraordinary circumstances such as a direct and immediate danger of death or serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. The period of extension shall be for a period not to exceed sixty days.

             An order authorizing or approving the installation and use of a pen register or a trap and trace device shall direct that the order be sealed until otherwise ordered by the court and that the person owning or leasing the line to which the pen register or trap and trace device is attached, or who has been ordered by the court to provide assistance to the applicant, not disclose the existence of the pen register or trap and trace device or the existence of the investigation to the listed subscriber or to any other person, unless or until otherwise ordered by the court.

             (5) Upon the presentation of an order, entered under subsection (4) of this section, by an officer of a law enforcement agency authorized to install and use a pen register under this chapter, a provider of wire or electronic communication service, landlord, custodian, or other person shall furnish such law enforcement officer forthwith all information, facilities, and technical assistance necessary to accomplish the installation of the pen register unobtrusively and with a minimum of interference with the services that the person so ordered by the court accords the party with respect to whom the installation and use is to take place, if such assistance is directed by a court order as provided in subsection (4) of this section.

             Upon the request of an officer of a law enforcement agency authorized to receive the results of a trap and trace device under this chapter, a provider of a wire or electronic communication service, landlord, custodian, or other person shall install such device forthwith on the appropriate line and shall furnish such law enforcement officer all additional information, facilities, and technical assistance including installation and operation of the device unobtrusively and with a minimum of interference with the services that the person so ordered by the court accords the party with respect to whom the installation and use is to take place, if such installation and assistance is directed by a court order as provided in subsection (4) of this section. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, the results of the trap and trace device shall be furnished to the officer of a law enforcement agency, designated in the court order, at reasonable intervals during regular business hours for the duration of the order.

             A provider of a wire or electronic communication service, landlord, custodian, or other person who furnishes facilities or technical assistance pursuant to this subsection shall be reasonably compensated by the law enforcement agency that requests the facilities or assistance for such reasonable expenses incurred in providing such facilities and assistance.

             No cause of action shall lie in any court against any provider of a wire or electronic communication service, its officers, employees, agents, or other specified persons for providing information, facilities, or assistance in accordance with the terms of a court order under this section. A good faith reliance on a court order under this section, a request pursuant to this section, a legislative authorization, or a statutory authorization is a complete defense against any civil or criminal action brought under this chapter or any other law.

             (6)(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a law enforcement officer and a prosecuting attorney or deputy prosecuting attorney who jointly and reasonably determine that there is probable cause to believe that an emergency situation exists that involves immediate danger of death or serious bodily injury to any person that requires the installation and use of a pen register or a trap and trace device before an order authorizing such installation and use can, with due diligence, be obtained, and there are grounds upon which an order could be entered under this chapter to authorize such installation and use, may have installed and use a pen register or trap and trace device if, within forty-eight hours after the installation has occurred, or begins to occur, an order approving the installation or use is issued in accordance with subsection (4) of this section. In the absence of an authorizing order, such use shall immediately terminate when the information sought is obtained, when the application for the order is denied or when forty-eight hours have lapsed since the installation of the pen register or trap and trace device, whichever is earlier. If an order approving the installation or use is not obtained within forty-eight hours, any information obtained is not admissible as evidence in any legal proceeding. The knowing installation or use by any law enforcement officer of a pen register or trap and trace device pursuant to this subsection without application for the authorizing order within forty-eight hours of the installation shall constitute a violation of this chapter and be punishable as a gross misdemeanor. A provider of a wire or electronic service, landlord, custodian, or other person who furnished facilities or technical assistance pursuant to this subsection shall be reasonably compensated by the law enforcement agency that requests the facilities or assistance for such reasonable expenses incurred in providing such facilities and assistance.

             (b) A law enforcement agency that authorizes the installation of a pen register or trap and trace device under this subsection (6) shall file a monthly report with the administrator for the courts. The report shall indicate the number of authorizations made, the date and time of each authorization, whether a court authorization was sought within forty-eight hours, and whether a subsequent court authorization was granted.


             Sec. 2. RCW 9.73.095 and 1996 c 197 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) RCW 9.73.030 through 9.73.080 and section 1 of this act shall not apply to employees of the department of corrections in the following instances: Intercepting, recording, or divulging any telephone calls from an inmate or resident of a state correctional facility; or intercepting, recording, or divulging any monitored nontelephonic conversations in inmate living units, cells, rooms, dormitories, and common spaces where inmates may be present. For the purposes of this section, "state correctional facility" means a facility that is under the control and authority of the department of corrections, and used for the incarceration, treatment, or rehabilitation of convicted felons.

             (2) All personal calls made by inmates shall be collect calls only. The calls will be "operator announcement" type calls. The operator shall notify the receiver of the call that the call is coming from a prison inmate, and that it will be recorded and may be monitored.

             (3) The department of corrections shall adhere to the following procedures and restrictions when intercepting, recording, or divulging any telephone calls from an inmate or resident of a state correctional facility as provided for by this section. The department shall also adhere to the following procedures and restrictions when intercepting, recording, or divulging any monitored nontelephonic conversations in inmate living units, cells, rooms, dormitories, and common spaces where inmates may be present:

             (a) Unless otherwise provided for in this section, after intercepting or recording any conversation, only the superintendent and his or her designee shall have access to that recording.

             (b) The contents of any intercepted and recorded conversation shall be divulged only as is necessary to safeguard the orderly operation of the correctional facility, in response to a court order, or in the prosecution or investigation of any crime.

             (c) All conversations that are recorded under this section, unless being used in the ongoing investigation or prosecution of a crime, or as is necessary to assure the orderly operation of the correctional facility, shall be destroyed one year after the intercepting and recording.

             (4) So as to safeguard the sanctity of the attorney-client privilege, the department of corrections shall not intercept, record, or divulge any conversation between an inmate or resident and an attorney. The department shall develop policies and procedures to implement this section. The department's policies and procedures implemented under this section shall also recognize the privileged nature of confessions made by an offender to a member of the clergy or a priest in his or her professional character, in the course of discipline enjoined by the church to which he or she belongs as provided in RCW 5.60.060(3).

             (5) The department shall notify in writing all inmates, residents, and personnel of state correctional facilities that their nontelephonic conversations may be intercepted, recorded, or divulged in accordance with the provisions of this section.

             (6) The department shall notify all visitors to state correctional facilities who may enter inmate living units, cells, rooms, dormitories, or common spaces where inmates may be present, that their conversations may intercepted, recorded, or divulged in accordance with the provisions of this section. The notice required under this subsection shall be accomplished through a means no less conspicuous than a general posting in a location likely to be seen by visitors entering the facility.


             Sec. 3. RCW 9.73.120 and 1989 c 271 s 207 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Within thirty days after the expiration of an authorization or an extension or renewal thereof issued pursuant to RCW 9.73.090(2) as now or hereafter amended, the issuing or denying judge shall make a report to the administrator for the courts stating that:

             (a) An authorization, extension or renewal was applied for;

             (b) The kind of authorization applied for;

             (c) The authorization was granted as applied for, was modified, or was denied;

             (d) The period of recording authorized by the authorization and the number and duration of any extensions or renewals of the authorization;

             (e) The offense specified in the authorization or extension or renewal of authorization;

             (f) The identity of the person authorizing the application and of the investigative or law enforcement officer and agency for whom it was made;

             (g) Whether an arrest resulted from the communication which was the subject of the authorization; and

             (h) The character of the facilities from which or the place where the communications were to be recorded.

             (2) In addition to reports required to be made by applicants pursuant to federal law, all judges of the superior court authorized to issue authority pursuant to this chapter shall make annual reports on the operation of this chapter to the administrator for the courts. The reports made under this subsection must include information on authorizations for the installation and use of pen registers and trap and trace devices under section 1 of this act. The reports by the judges shall contain (a) the number of applications made; (b) the number of authorizations issued; (c) the respective periods of such authorizations; (d) the number and duration of any renewals thereof; (e) the crimes in connection with which the communications or conversations were sought; (f) the names of the applicants; and (g) such other and further particulars as the administrator for the courts may require, except that the administrator for the courts shall not require the reporting of information that might lead to the disclosure of the identity of a confidential informant.

             The chief justice of the supreme court shall annually report to the governor and the legislature on such aspects of the operation of this chapter as ((he deems)) appropriate including any recommendations ((he may care to make)) as to legislative changes or improvements to effectuate the purposes of this chapter and to assure and protect individual rights.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. If this act mandates an increased level of service by local governments, the local government may, under RCW 43.135.060 and chapter 4.92 RCW, submit claims for reimbursement by the legislature. The claims shall be subject to verification by the office of financial management."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "communications;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 9.73.095 and 9.73.120; adding a new section to chapter 9.73 RCW; creating a new section; and prescribing penalties."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 1072 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1072 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Sterk and Costa spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


MOTION


             On motion by Representative Robertson, Representative Skinner was excused.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1072 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Substitute House Bill No. 1072, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 1083 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 46.52.120 and 1993 c 501 s 12 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The director shall keep a case record on every motor vehicle driver licensed under the laws of this state, together with information on each driver, showing all the convictions and findings of traffic infractions certified by the courts, together with an index cross-reference record of each accident reported relating to such individual with a brief statement of the cause of the accident. The chief of the Washington state patrol shall furnish the index cross-reference record to the director, with reference to each driver involved in the reported accidents.

             (2) The records shall be for the confidential use of the director, the chief of the Washington state patrol, the director of the Washington traffic safety commission, and for such police officers or other cognizant public officials as may be designated by law. Such case records shall not be ((offered as)) admitted into evidence in any court, except where relevant to the prosecution or defense of a criminal charge, or in case appeal is taken from the order of the director, suspending, revoking, canceling, or refusing a vehicle driver's license.

             (3) The director shall tabulate and analyze vehicle driver's case records and suspend, revoke, cancel, or refuse a vehicle driver's license to a person when it is deemed from facts contained in the case record of such person that it is for the best interest of public safety that such person be denied the privilege of operating a motor vehicle. Whenever the director orders the vehicle driver's license of any such person suspended, revoked, or canceled, or refuses the issuance of a vehicle driver's license, such suspension, revocation, cancellation, or refusal is final and effective unless appeal from the decision of the director is taken as provided by law."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "prosecutions;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 46.52.120."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 1083 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1083 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives McDonald and Costa spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1083 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 1, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Voting nay: Representative Appelwick - 1.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Substitute House Bill No. 1083, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


RECONSIDERATION


             There being no objection, the rules were suspended, and the House immediately reconsider the vote on Substitute House Bill No. 1043.


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1043, as amended by the Senate on reconsideration.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1043 as amended by the Senate on reconsideration, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 59, Nays - 37, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Clements, Cooke, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dunn, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Grant, Hankins, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Koster, Lambert, Lisk, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Parlette, Pennington, Quall, Reams, Robertson, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Van Luven, Wensman, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 59.

             Voting nay: Representatives Appelwick, Ballasiotes, Butler, Chopp, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooper, Costa, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunshee, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Hatfield, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Lantz, Linville, Mason, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Poulsen, Radcliff, Regala, Romero, Scott, Sommers, H., Tokuda, Veloria, Wolfe and Wood - 37.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Substitute House Bill No. 1043, as amended by the Senate on reconsideration, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 1126 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that:

             (1) The state enhanced 911 excise tax imposed at the current rate of twenty cents per switched access line per month generates adequate tax revenues to enhance the 911 telephone system for switched access lines state-wide by December 31, 1998, as mandated in RCW 38.52.510;

             (2) The tax revenues generated from the state enhanced 911 excise tax when the tax rate decreases to a maximum of ten cents per switched access line on January 1, 1999, will not be adequate to fund the long-term operation and equipment replacement costs for the enhanced 911 telephone systems in the counties or multicounty regions that receive financial assistance from the state enhanced 911 office;

             (3) Some counties or multicounty regions will need financial assistance from the state enhanced 911 office to implement and maintain enhanced 911 because the tax revenue generated from the county enhanced 911 excise tax is not adequate;

             (4) Counties with populations of less than seventy-five thousand will need salary assistance to create multicounty regions and counties with populations of seventy-five thousand or more, if requested by smaller counties, will need technical assistance and incentives to provide multicounty services; and

             (5) Counties should not request state financial assistance for implementation and maintenance of enhanced 911 for switched access lines unless the county has imposed the maximum enhanced 911 tax authorized in RCW 82.14B.030.


             Sec. 2. RCW 82.14B.030 and 1994 c 96 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The legislative authority of a county may impose a county enhanced 911 excise tax on the use of switched access lines in an amount not exceeding fifty cents per month for each switched access line. The amount of tax shall be uniform for each switched access line. Each county shall provide notice of such tax to all local exchange companies serving in the county at least sixty days in advance of the date on which the first payment is due.

             (2) The legislative authority of a county may also impose a county 911 excise tax on the use of radio access lines located within the county in an amount not exceeding twenty-five cents per month for each radio access line. The amount of tax shall be uniform for each radio access line. The county shall provide notice of such tax to all radio communications service companies serving in the county at least sixty days in advance of the date on which the first payment is due. Any county imposing this tax shall include in its ordinance a refund mechanism whereby the amount of any tax ordered to be refunded by the judgment of a court of record, or as a result of the resolution of any appeal therefrom, shall be refunded to the radio communications service company or local exchange company that collected the tax, and those companies shall reimburse the users who paid the tax. The ordinance shall further provide that to the extent the users who paid the tax cannot be identified or located, the tax paid by those users shall be returned to the county.

             (3) ((Beginning January 1, 1992,)) A state enhanced 911 excise tax is imposed on all switched access lines in the state. ((For 1992, the tax shall be set at a rate of twenty cents per month for each switched access line. Until December 31, 1998,)) The amount of tax shall not exceed twenty cents per month for each switched access line ((and thereafter shall not exceed ten cents per month for each switched access line)). The tax shall be uniform for each switched access line. The tax imposed under this subsection shall be remitted to the state treasurer by local exchange companies on a tax return provided by the department within thirty days after the end of the month in which the tax was collected. A local exchange company that serves less than two percent of the access lines in the state of Washington may remit the tax to the state treasurer thirty days after the last day of the calendar quarter in which the tax was due to the local exchange company. Tax proceeds shall be deposited by the treasurer in the enhanced 911 account created in RCW 38.52.540.

             (4) By August 31st of each year the state enhanced 911 coordinator shall recommend the level for the next year of the state enhanced 911 excise tax, based on a systematic cost and revenue analysis, to the utilities and transportation commission. The commission shall by the following October 31st determine the level of the state enhanced 911 excise tax for the following year.


             Sec. 3. RCW 38.52.540 and 1994 c 96 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

             The enhanced 911 account is created in the state treasury. All receipts from the state enhanced 911 excise tax imposed by RCW 82.14B.030 shall be deposited into the account. Moneys in the account shall be used only to help implement and operate enhanced 911 state-wide((, and to conduct a study of the tax base and rate for the 911 excise tax)). Moneys in the account may be used to provide salary assistance on a temporary basis not to exceed three years to counties with a population of less than seventy-five thousand that need additional resources to cover unfunded costs that can be shown to result from handling 911 calls. Moneys in the account may be used to assist multicounty regions, including ongoing salary assistance for multicounty regions consisting of counties with populations of less than seventy-five thousand. However, funds shall not be distributed to any county that has not imposed the maximum county enhanced 911 taxes allowed under RCW 82.14B.030 (1) and (2). The state enhanced 911 coordinator, with the advice and assistance of the enhanced 911 advisory committee, shall specify by rule the purposes for which moneys may be expended from this account.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. This act takes effect July 1, 1998."


             On page 1, line 3 of the title, after "funding;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 82.14B.030 and 38.52.540; creating a new section; and providing an effective date."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


MOTION


             Representative Thompson moved the House NOT CONCUR in the Senate Amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 1126 and ask the Senate for a conference thereon. Representative Dunshee concurred with the motion. The motion was adopted.


APPOINTMENT OF CONFEREES


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) appointed Representatives Mastin, D. Schmidt and Dunshee as conferees on Substitute House Bill No. 1126.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

February 27, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed House Bill No. 1165 with the following amendment(s):


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 88.12 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) When the death of any person ensues within three years as a proximate result of injury proximately caused by the operating of any vessel by any person, the operator is guilty of homicide by watercraft if he or she was operating the vessel:

             (a) While under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, as defined by RCW 88.12.025;

             (b) In a reckless manner; or

             (c) With disregard for the safety of others.

             (2) When the death is caused by a skier towed by a vessel, the operator of the vessel is not guilty of homicide by watercraft.

             (3) A violation of this section is punishable as a class A felony according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 88.12 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) "Serious bodily injury" means bodily injury which involves a substantial risk of death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any part or organ of the body.

             (2) A person is guilty of assault by watercraft if he or she operates any vessel:

             (a) In a reckless manner, and this conduct is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to another; or

             (b) While under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, as defined by RCW 88.12.025, and this conduct is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to another.

             (3) When the injury is caused by a skier towed by a vessel, the operator of the vessel is not guilty of assault by watercraft.

             (4) A violation of this section is punishable as a class B felony according to chapter 9A.20 RCW.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 88.12 RCW to read as follows:

             A person convicted under section 1 or 2 of this act shall, as a condition of community supervision imposed under RCW 9.94A.383 or community placement imposed under RCW 9.94A.120(9), complete a diagnostic evaluation by an alcohol or drug dependency agency approved by the department of social and health services or a qualified probation department, defined under RCW 46.61.516, that has been approved by the department of social and health services. If the person is found to have an alcohol or drug problem that requires treatment, the person shall complete treatment in a program approved by the department of social and health services under chapter 70.96A RCW. If the person is found not to have an alcohol or drug problem that requires treatment, he or she shall complete a course in an information school approved by the department of social and health services under chapter 70.96A RCW. The convicted person shall pay all costs for any evaluation, education, or treatment required by this section, unless the person is eligible for an existing program offered or approved by the department of social and health services. Nothing in chapter ..., Laws of 1998 (this act) requires the addition of new treatment or assessment facilities nor affects the department of social and health services use of existing programs and facilities authorized by law.


             Sec. 4. RCW 9.94A.320 and 1997 c 365 s 4, 1997 c 346 s 3, 1997 c 340 s 1, 1997 c 338 s 51, 1997 c 266 s 15, and 1997 c 120 s 5 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

                                                                                   TABLE 2

CRIMES INCLUDED WITHIN EACH SERIOUSNESS LEVEL

       XV             Aggravated Murder 1 (RCW 10.95.020)

      XIV            Murder 1 (RCW 9A.32.030)

                          Homicide by abuse (RCW 9A.32.055)

                          Malicious explosion 1 (RCW 70.74.280(1))

      XIII            Murder 2 (RCW 9A.32.050)

                          Malicious explosion 2 (RCW 70.74.280(2))

                          Malicious placement of an explosive 1 (RCW 70.74.270(1))

       XII             Assault 1 (RCW 9A.36.011)

                          Assault of a Child 1 (RCW 9A.36.120)

                          Rape 1 (RCW 9A.44.040)

                          Rape of a Child 1 (RCW 9A.44.073)

                          Malicious placement of an imitation device 1 (RCW 70.74.272(1)(a))

        XI             Rape 2 (RCW 9A.44.050)

                          Rape of a Child 2 (RCW 9A.44.076)

                          Manslaughter 1 (RCW 9A.32.060)

          X             Kidnapping 1 (RCW 9A.40.020)

                          Child Molestation 1 (RCW 9A.44.083)

                          Malicious explosion 3 (RCW 70.74.280(3))

                          Over 18 and deliver heroin or narcotic from Schedule I or II to someone under 18 (RCW 69.50.406)

                          Leading Organized Crime (RCW 9A.82.060(1)(a))

                          Indecent Liberties (with forcible compulsion) (RCW 9A.44.100(1)(a))

        IX             Assault of a Child 2 (RCW 9A.36.130)

                          Robbery 1 (RCW 9A.56.200)

                          Explosive devices prohibited (RCW 70.74.180)

                          Malicious placement of an explosive 2 (RCW 70.74.270(2))

                          Over 18 and deliver narcotic from Schedule III, IV, or V or a nonnarcotic from Schedule I-V to someone under 18 and 3 years junior (RCW 69.50.406)

                          Controlled Substance Homicide (RCW 69.50.415)

                          Sexual Exploitation (RCW 9.68A.040)

                          Inciting Criminal Profiteering (RCW 9A.82.060(1)(b))

                          Vehicular Homicide, by being under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug (RCW 46.61.520)

                          Homicide by Watercraft, by being under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug (section 1 of this act)

      VIII            Arson 1 (RCW 9A.48.020)

                          Promoting Prostitution 1 (RCW 9A.88.070)

                          Selling for profit (controlled or counterfeit) any controlled substance (RCW 69.50.410)

                          Manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver heroin or cocaine (RCW 69.50.401(a)(1)(i))

                          Manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver methamphetamine (RCW 69.50.401(a)(1)(ii))

                          Possession of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine (RCW 69.50.440)

                          Vehicular Homicide, by the operation of any vehicle in a reckless manner (RCW 46.61.520)

                          Homicide by Watercraft, by the operation of any vessel in a reckless manner (section 1 of this act)

                          Manslaughter 2 (RCW 9A.32.070)

       VII             Burglary 1 (RCW 9A.52.020)

                          Vehicular Homicide, by disregard for the safety of others (RCW 46.61.520)

                          Homicide by Watercraft, by disregard for the safety of others (section 1 of this act)

                          Introducing Contraband 1 (RCW 9A.76.140)

                          Indecent Liberties (without forcible compulsion) (RCW 9A.44.100(1) (b) and (c))

                          Child Molestation 2 (RCW 9A.44.086)

                          Dealing in depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct (RCW 9.68A.050)

                          Sending, bringing into state depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct (RCW 9.68A.060)

                          Involving a minor in drug dealing (RCW 69.50.401(f))

                          Drive-by Shooting (RCW 9A.36.045)

                          Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the first degree (RCW 9.41.040(1)(a))

                          Malicious placement of an explosive 3 (RCW 70.74.270(3))

        VI             Bribery (RCW 9A.68.010)

                          Rape of a Child 3 (RCW 9A.44.079)

                          Intimidating a Juror/Witness (RCW 9A.72.110, 9A.72.130)

                          Malicious placement of an imitation device 2 (RCW 70.74.272(1)(b))

                          Incest 1 (RCW 9A.64.020(1))

                          Manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver narcotics from Schedule I or II (except heroin or cocaine) (RCW 69.50.401(a)(1)(i))

                          Intimidating a Judge (RCW 9A.72.160)

                          Bail Jumping with Murder 1 (RCW 9A.76.170(2)(a))

                          Theft of a Firearm (RCW 9A.56.300)

          V             Persistent prison misbehavior (RCW 9.94.070)

                          Criminal Mistreatment 1 (RCW 9A.42.020)

                          Abandonment of dependent person 1 (RCW 9A.42.060)

                          Rape 3 (RCW 9A.44.060)

                          Sexual Misconduct with a Minor 1 (RCW 9A.44.093)

                          Child Molestation 3 (RCW 9A.44.089)

                          Kidnapping 2 (RCW 9A.40.030)

                          Extortion 1 (RCW 9A.56.120)

                          Incest 2 (RCW 9A.64.020(2))

                          Perjury 1 (RCW 9A.72.020)

                          Extortionate Extension of Credit (RCW 9A.82.020)

                          Advancing money or property for extortionate extension of credit (RCW 9A.82.030)

                          Extortionate Means to Collect Extensions of Credit (RCW 9A.82.040)

                          Rendering Criminal Assistance 1 (RCW 9A.76.070)

                          Bail Jumping with class A Felony (RCW 9A.76.170(2)(b))

                          Sexually Violating Human Remains (RCW 9A.44.105)

                          Delivery of imitation controlled substance by person eighteen or over to person under eighteen (RCW 69.52.030(2))

                          Possession of a Stolen Firearm (RCW 9A.56.310)

        IV             Residential Burglary (RCW 9A.52.025)

                          Theft of Livestock 1 (RCW 9A.56.080)

                          Robbery 2 (RCW 9A.56.210)

                          Assault 2 (RCW 9A.36.021)

                          Escape 1 (RCW 9A.76.110)

                          Arson 2 (RCW 9A.48.030)

                          Commercial Bribery (RCW 9A.68.060)

                          Bribing a Witness/Bribe Received by Witness (RCW 9A.72.090, 9A.72.100)

                          Malicious Harassment (RCW 9A.36.080)

                          Threats to Bomb (RCW 9.61.160)

                          Willful Failure to Return from Furlough (RCW 72.66.060)

                          Hit and Run--Injury Accident (RCW 46.52.020(4))

                          Hit and Run with Vessel--Injury Accident (RCW 88.12.155(3))

                          Vehicular Assault (RCW 46.61.522)

                          Assault by Watercraft (section 2 of this act)

                          Manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver narcotics from Schedule III, IV, or V or nonnarcotics from Schedule I-V (except marijuana or methamphetamines) (RCW 69.50.401 (a)(1) (iii) through (v))

                          Influencing Outcome of Sporting Event (RCW 9A.82.070)

                          Use of Proceeds of Criminal Profiteering (RCW 9A.82.080 (1) and (2))

                          Knowingly Trafficking in Stolen Property (RCW 9A.82.050(2))

         III             Criminal Gang Intimidation (RCW 9A.46.120)

                          Criminal Mistreatment 2 (RCW 9A.42.030)

                          Abandonment of dependent person 2 (RCW 9A.42.070)

                          Extortion 2 (RCW 9A.56.130)

                          Unlawful Imprisonment (RCW 9A.40.040)

                          Assault 3 (RCW 9A.36.031)

                          Assault of a Child 3 (RCW 9A.36.140)

                          Custodial Assault (RCW 9A.36.100)

                          Unlawful possession of firearm in the second degree (RCW 9.41.040(1)(b))

                          Harassment (RCW 9A.46.020)

                          Promoting Prostitution 2 (RCW 9A.88.080)

                          Willful Failure to Return from Work Release (RCW 72.65.070)

                          Burglary 2 (RCW 9A.52.030)

                          Introducing Contraband 2 (RCW 9A.76.150)

                          Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes (RCW 9.68A.090)

                          Patronizing a Juvenile Prostitute (RCW 9.68A.100)

                          Escape 2 (RCW 9A.76.120)

                          Perjury 2 (RCW 9A.72.030)

                          Bail Jumping with class B or C Felony (RCW 9A.76.170(2)(c))

                          Intimidating a Public Servant (RCW 9A.76.180)

                          Tampering with a Witness (RCW 9A.72.120)

                          Manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver marijuana (RCW 69.50.401(a)(1)(iii))

                          Delivery of a material in lieu of a controlled substance (RCW 69.50.401(c))

                          Manufacture, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute an imitation controlled substance (RCW 69.52.030(1))

                          Recklessly Trafficking in Stolen Property (RCW 9A.82.050(1))

                          Theft of livestock 2 (RCW 9A.56.080)

                          Securities Act violation (RCW 21.20.400)

          II             Unlawful Practice of Law (RCW 2.48.180)

                          Malicious Mischief 1 (RCW 9A.48.070)

                          Possession of Stolen Property 1 (RCW 9A.56.150)

                          Theft 1 (RCW 9A.56.030)

                          Class B Felony Theft of Rental, Leased, or Lease-purchased Property (RCW 9A.56.096(4))

                          Trafficking in Insurance Claims (RCW 48.30A.015)

                          Unlicensed Practice of a Profession or Business (RCW 18.130.190(7))

                          Health Care False Claims (RCW 48.80.030)

                          Possession of controlled substance that is either heroin or narcotics from Schedule I or II (RCW 69.50.401(d))

                          Possession of phencyclidine (PCP) (RCW 69.50.401(d))

                          Create, deliver, or possess a counterfeit controlled substance (RCW 69.50.401(b))

                          Computer Trespass 1 (RCW 9A.52.110)

                          Escape from Community Custody (RCW 72.09.310)

           I             Theft 2 (RCW 9A.56.040)

                          Class C Felony Theft of Rental, Leased, or Lease-purchased Property (RCW 9A.56.096(4))

                          Possession of Stolen Property 2 (RCW 9A.56.160)

                          Forgery (RCW 9A.60.020)

                          Taking Motor Vehicle Without Permission (RCW 9A.56.070)

                          Vehicle Prowl 1 (RCW 9A.52.095)

                          Attempting to Elude a Pursuing Police Vehicle (RCW 46.61.024)

                          Malicious Mischief 2 (RCW 9A.48.080)

                          Reckless Burning 1 (RCW 9A.48.040)

                          Unlawful Issuance of Checks or Drafts (RCW 9A.56.060)

                          Unlawful Use of Food Stamps (RCW 9.91.140 (2) and (3))

                          False Verification for Welfare (RCW 74.08.055)

                          Forged Prescription (RCW 69.41.020)

                          Forged Prescription for a Controlled Substance (RCW 69.50.403)

                          Possess Controlled Substance that is a Narcotic from Schedule III, IV, or V or Non-narcotic from Schedule I-V (except phencyclidine) (RCW 69.50.401(d))


             Sec. 1. RCW 88.12.010 and 1997 c 391 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.

             (1) "Boat wastes" includes, but is not limited to, sewage, garbage, marine debris, plastics, contaminated bilge water, cleaning solvents, paint scrapings, or discarded petroleum products associated with the use of vessels.

             (2) "Boater" means any person on a vessel on waters of the state of Washington.

             (3) "Carrying passengers for hire" means carrying passengers in a vessel on waters of the state for valuable consideration, whether given directly or indirectly or received by the owner, agent, operator, or other person having an interest in the vessel. This shall not include trips where expenses for food, transportation, or incidentals are shared by participants on an even basis. Anyone receiving compensation for skills or money for amortization of equipment and carrying passengers shall be considered to be carrying passengers for hire on waters of the state.

             (4) "Commission" means the state parks and recreation commission.

             (5) "Darkness" means that period between sunset and sunrise.

             (6) "Environmentally sensitive area" means a restricted body of water where discharge of untreated sewage from boats is especially detrimental because of limited flushing, shallow water, commercial or recreational shellfish, swimming areas, diversity of species, the absence of other pollution sources, or other characteristics.

             (7) "Guide" means any individual, including but not limited to subcontractors and independent contractors, engaged for compensation or other consideration by a whitewater river outfitter for the purpose of operating vessels. A person licensed under RCW 77.32.211 or 75.28.780 and acting as a fishing guide is not considered a guide for the purposes of this chapter.

             (8) "Marina" means a facility providing boat moorage space, fuel, or commercial services. Commercial services include but are not limited to overnight or live-aboard boating accommodations.

             (9) "Motor driven boats and vessels" means all boats and vessels which are self propelled.

             (10) "Muffler" or "muffler system" means a sound suppression device or system, including an underwater exhaust system, designed and installed to abate the sound of exhaust gases emitted from an internal combustion engine and that prevents excessive or unusual noise.

             (11) "Operate" means to steer, direct, or otherwise have physical control of a vessel that is underway.

             (12) "Operator" means an individual who steers, directs, or otherwise has physical control of a vessel that is underway or exercises actual authority to control the person at the helm.

             (13) "Observer" means the individual riding in a vessel who is responsible for observing a water skier at all times.

             (14) "Owner" means a person who has a lawful right to possession of a vessel by purchase, exchange, gift, lease, inheritance, or legal action whether or not the vessel is subject to a security interest.

             (15) "Person" means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, nonprofit corporation or organization, limited liability company, firm, association, or other legal entity located within or outside this state.

             (16) "Personal flotation device" means a buoyancy device, life preserver, buoyant vest, ring buoy, or buoy cushion that is designed to float a person in the water and that is approved by the commission.

             (17) "Personal watercraft" means a vessel of less than sixteen feet that uses a motor powering a water jet pump, as its primary source of motive power and that is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing, or kneeling on, or being towed behind the vessel, rather than in the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside the vessel.

             (18) "Polluted area" means a body of water used by boaters that is contaminated by boat wastes at unacceptable levels, based on applicable water quality and shellfish standards.

             (19) "Public entities" means all elected or appointed bodies, including tribal governments, responsible for collecting and spending public funds.

             (20) "Reckless" or "recklessly" means acting carelessly and heedlessly in a willful and wanton disregard of the rights, safety, or property of another.

             (21) "Sewage pumpout or dump unit" means:

             (a) A receiving chamber or tank designed to receive vessel sewage from a "porta-potty" or a portable container; and

             (b) A stationary or portable mechanical device on land, a dock, pier, float, barge, vessel, or other location convenient to boaters, designed to remove sewage waste from holding tanks on vessels.

             (22) "Underway" means that a vessel is not at anchor, or made fast to the shore, or aground.

             (23) "Vessel" includes every description of watercraft on the water, other than a seaplane, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water. However, it does not include inner tubes, air mattresses, sailboards, and small rafts or flotation devices or toys customarily used by swimmers.

             (24) "Water skiing" means the physical act of being towed behind a vessel on, but not limited to, any skis, aquaplane, kneeboard, tube, or any other similar device.

             (25) "Waters of the state" means any waters within the territorial limits of Washington state.

             (26) "Whitewater river outfitter" means any person who is advertising to carry or carries passengers for hire on any whitewater river of the state, but does not include any person whose only service on a given trip is providing instruction in canoeing or kayaking skills.

             (27) "Whitewater rivers of the state" means those rivers and streams, or parts thereof, within the boundaries of the state as listed in RCW 88.12.265 or as designated by the commission under RCW 88.12.279."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "watercraft;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 88.12.010; reenacting and amending RCW 9.94A.320; adding new sections to chapter 88.12 RCW; and prescribing penalties."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to House Bill No. 1165 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1165 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Backlund and Constantine spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1165 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             House Bill No. 1165, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1221 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that the license to drive a motor vehicle on the public highways is suspended or revoked in order to protect public safety following a driver's failure to comply with the laws of this state. Over six hundred persons are killed in traffic accidents in Washington annually, and more than eighty-four thousand persons are injured. It is estimated that of the three million four hundred thousand drivers' licenses issued to citizens of Washington, more than two hundred sixty thousand are suspended or revoked at any given time. Suspended drivers are more likely to be involved in causing traffic accidents, including fatal accidents, than properly licensed drivers, and pose a serious threat to the lives and property of Washington residents. Statistics show that suspended drivers are three times more likely to kill or seriously injure others in the commission of traffic felony offenses than are validly licensed drivers. In addition to not having a driver's license, most such drivers also lack required liability insurance, increasing the financial burden upon other citizens through uninsured losses and higher insurance costs for validly licensed drivers. Because of the threat posed by suspended drivers, all registered owners of motor vehicles in Washington have a duty to not allow their vehicles to be driven by a suspended driver.

             Despite the existence of criminal penalties for driving with a suspended or revoked license, an estimated seventy-five percent of these drivers continue to drive anyway. Existing sanctions are not sufficient to deter or prevent persons with a suspended or revoked license from driving. It is common for suspended drivers to resume driving immediately after being stopped, cited, and released by a police officer and to continue to drive while a criminal prosecution for suspended driving is pending. More than half of all suspended drivers charged with the crime of driving while suspended or revoked fail to appear for court hearings. Vehicle impoundment will provide an immediate consequence which will increase deterrence and reduce unlawful driving by preventing a suspended driver access to that vehicle. Vehicle impoundment will also provide an appropriate measure of accountability for registered owners who permit suspended drivers to drive their vehicles. Impoundment of vehicles driven by suspended drivers has been shown to reduce future driving while suspended or revoked offenses for up to two years afterwards, and the recidivism rate for drivers whose cars were not impounded was one hundred percent higher than for drivers whose cars were impounded. In order to adequately protect public safety and to enforce the state's driver licensing laws, it is necessary to authorize the impoundment of any vehicle when it is found to be operated by a driver with a suspended or revoked license in violation of RCW 46.20.342 and 46.20.420. The impoundment of a vehicle operated in violation of RCW 46.20.342 or 46.20.420 is intended to be a civil in rem action against the vehicle in order to remove it from the public highways and reduce the risk posed to traffic safety by a vehicle accessible to a driver who is reasonably believed to have violated these laws.


             Sec. 2. RCW 46.55.105 and 1995 c 219 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The abandonment of any vehicle creates a prima facie presumption that the last registered owner of record is responsible for the abandonment and is liable for costs incurred in removing, storing, and disposing of the abandoned vehicle, less amounts realized at auction.

             (2) If an unauthorized vehicle is found abandoned under subsection (1) of this section and removed at the direction of law enforcement, the last registered owner of record is guilty of a traffic infraction, unless the vehicle is redeemed as provided in RCW 46.55.120. In addition to any other monetary penalty payable under chapter 46.63 RCW, the court shall not consider all monetary penalties as having been paid until the court is satisfied that the person found to have committed the infraction has made restitution in the amount of the deficiency remaining after disposal of the vehicle under RCW 46.55.140.

             (3) A vehicle theft report filed with a law enforcement agency relieves the last registered owner of liability under subsection (2) of this section for failure to redeem the vehicle. However, the last registered owner remains liable for the costs incurred in removing, storing, and disposing of the abandoned vehicle under subsection (1) of this section. Nothing in this section limits in any way the registered owner's rights in a civil action or as restitution in a criminal action against a person responsible for the theft of the vehicle.

             (4) Properly filing a report of sale or transfer regarding the vehicle involved in accordance with RCW 46.12.101(1) ((or a vehicle theft report filed with a law enforcement agency)) relieves the last registered owner of liability under subsections (1) and (2) of this section. If the date of sale as indicated on the report of sale is on or before the date of impoundment, the buyer identified on the latest properly filed report of sale with the department is assumed liable for the costs incurred in removing, storing, and disposing of the abandoned vehicle, less amounts realized at auction. If the date of sale is after the date of impoundment, the previous registered owner is assumed to be liable for such costs. A licensed vehicle dealer is not liable under subsections (1) and (2) of this section if the dealer, as transferee or assignee of the last registered owner of the vehicle involved, has complied with the requirements of RCW 46.70.122 upon selling or otherwise disposing of the vehicle, or if the dealer has timely filed a transitional ownership record or report of sale under section 12 of this act. In that case the person to whom the licensed vehicle dealer has sold or transferred the vehicle is assumed liable for the costs incurred in removing, storing, and disposing of the abandoned vehicle, less amounts realized at auction.

             (((4))) (5) For the purposes of reporting notices of traffic infraction to the department under RCW 46.20.270 and 46.52.100, and for purposes of reporting notices of failure to appear, respond, or comply regarding a notice of traffic infraction to the department under RCW 46.63.070(5), a traffic infraction under subsection (2) of this section is not considered to be a standing, stopping, or parking violation.

             (((5))) (6) A notice of infraction for a violation of this section may be filed with a court of limited jurisdiction organized under Title 3, 35, or 35A RCW, or with a violations bureau subject to the court's jurisdiction.


             Sec. 3. RCW 46.55.110 and 1995 c 360 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) When an unauthorized vehicle is impounded, the impounding towing operator shall notify the legal and registered owners of the impoundment of the unauthorized vehicle and the owners of any other items of personal property registered or titled with the department. The notification shall be sent by first-class mail within twenty-four hours after the impoundment to the last known registered and legal owners of the vehicle, and the owners of any other items of personal property registered or titled with the department, as provided by the law enforcement agency, and shall inform the owners of the identity of the person or agency authorizing the impound. The notification shall include the name of the impounding tow firm, its address, and telephone number. The notice shall also include the location, time of the impound, and by whose authority the vehicle was impounded. The notice shall also include the written notice of the right of redemption and opportunity for a hearing to contest the validity of the impoundment pursuant to RCW 46.55.120.

             (2) In the case of an abandoned vehicle, or other item of personal property registered or titled with the department, within twenty-four hours after receiving information on the owners from the department through the abandoned vehicle report, the tow truck operator shall send by certified mail, with return receipt requested, a notice of custody and sale to the legal and registered owners.

             (3) If the date on which a notice required by subsection (2) of this section is to be mailed falls upon a Saturday, Sunday, or a postal holiday, the notice may be mailed on the next day that is neither a Saturday, Sunday, nor a postal holiday.

             (4) No notices need be sent to the legal or registered owners of an impounded vehicle or other item of personal property registered or titled with the department, if the vehicle or personal property has been redeemed.


             Sec. 4. RCW 46.55.113 and 1997 c 66 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

             Whenever the driver of a vehicle is arrested for a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504 or of RCW 46.20.342 or 46.20.420, the ((arresting officer may take custody of the vehicle and provide for its prompt removal to a place of safety)) vehicle is subject to impoundment, pursuant to applicable local ordinance or state agency rule at the direction of a law enforcement officer. In addition, a police officer may take custody of a vehicle and provide for its prompt removal to a place of safety under any of the following circumstances:

             (1) Whenever a police officer finds a vehicle standing upon the roadway in violation of any of the provisions of RCW 46.61.560, the officer may provide for the removal of the vehicle or require the driver or other person in charge of the vehicle to move the vehicle to a position off the roadway;

             (2) Whenever a police officer finds a vehicle unattended upon a highway where the vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic or jeopardizes public safety;

             (3) Whenever a police officer finds an unattended vehicle at the scene of an accident or when the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident is physically or mentally incapable of deciding upon steps to be taken to protect his or her property;

             (4) Whenever the driver of a vehicle is arrested and taken into custody by a police officer;

             (5) Whenever a police officer discovers a vehicle that the officer determines to be a stolen vehicle;

             (6) Whenever a vehicle without a special license plate, card, or decal indicating that the vehicle is being used to transport a disabled person under RCW 46.16.381 is parked in a stall or space clearly and conspicuously marked under RCW 46.61.581 which space is provided on private property without charge or on public property;

             (7) Upon determining that a person is operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license in violation of RCW 46.20.005 or with a license that has been expired for ninety days or more((, or with a suspended or revoked license in violation of RCW 46.20.342 or 46.20.420)).

             Nothing in this section may derogate from the powers of police officers under the common law. For the purposes of this section, a place of safety may include the business location of a registered tow truck operator.


             Sec. 5. RCW 46.55.120 and 1996 c 89 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Vehicles or other items of personal property registered or titled with the department that are impounded by registered tow truck operators pursuant to RCW 46.55.080, 46.55.085, or 46.55.113 may be redeemed only under the following circumstances:

             (a) Only the legal owner, the registered owner, a person authorized in writing by the registered owner or the vehicle's insurer, a person who is determined and verified by the operator to have the permission of the registered owner of the vehicle or other item of personal property registered or titled with the department, or one who has purchased a vehicle or item of personal property registered or titled with the department from the registered owner who produces proof of ownership or written authorization and signs a receipt therefor, may redeem an impounded vehicle or items of personal property registered or titled with the department. In addition, a vehicle impounded because the operator is in violation of RCW 46.20.342(1)(c) shall not be released until a person eligible to redeem it under this subsection (1)(a) satisfies the requirements of (b) of this subsection, including paying all towing, removal, and storage fees, notwithstanding the fact that the hold was ordered by a government agency. If the department's records show that the operator has been convicted of a violation of RCW 46.20.342 or a similar local ordinance within the past five years, the vehicle may be held for up to thirty days at the written direction of the agency ordering the vehicle impounded. A vehicle impounded because the operator is arrested for a violation of RCW 46.20.342 may be released only pursuant to a written order from the agency that ordered the vehicle impounded. An agency may issue a written order to release pursuant to a provision of an applicable state agency rule or local ordinance authorizing release on the basis of economic or personal hardship to the spouse of the operator, taking into consideration public safety factors, including the operator's criminal history and driving record.

             If a vehicle is impounded because the operator is in violation of RCW 46.20.342(1) (a) or (b), the vehicle may be held for up to thirty days at the written direction of the agency ordering the vehicle impounded. However, if the department's records show that the operator has been convicted of a violation of RCW 46.20.342(1) (a) or (b) or a similar local ordinance within the past five years, the vehicle may be held at the written direction of the agency ordering the vehicle impounded for up to sixty days, and for up to ninety days if the operator has two or more such prior offenses. If a vehicle is impounded because the operator is arrested for a violation of RCW 46.20.342, the vehicle may not be released until a person eligible to redeem it under this subsection (1)(a) satisfies the requirements of (b) of this subsection, including paying all towing, removal, and storage fees, notwithstanding the fact that the hold was ordered by a government agency.

             (b) The vehicle or other item of personal property registered or titled with the department shall be released upon the presentation to any person having custody of the vehicle of commercially reasonable tender sufficient to cover the costs of towing, storage, or other services rendered during the course of towing, removing, impounding, or storing any such vehicle. In addition, if a vehicle is impounded because the operator was arrested for a violation of RCW 46.20.342 or 46.20.420 and was being operated by the registered owner when it was impounded, it must not be released to any person until the registered owner establishes with the agency that ordered the vehicle impounded that any penalties, fines, or forfeitures owed by him or her have been satisfied. Commercially reasonable tender shall include, without limitation, cash, major bank credit cards, or personal checks drawn on in-state banks if accompanied by two pieces of valid identification, one of which may be required by the operator to have a photograph. If the towing firm can determine through the customer's bank or a check verification service that the presented check would not be paid by the bank or guaranteed by the service, the towing firm may refuse to accept the check. Any person who stops payment on a personal check or credit card, or does not make restitution within ten days from the date a check becomes insufficient due to lack of funds, to a towing firm that has provided a service pursuant to this section or in any other manner defrauds the towing firm in connection with services rendered pursuant to this section shall be liable for damages in the amount of twice the towing and storage fees, plus costs and reasonable attorney's fees.

             (2)(a) The registered tow truck operator shall give to each person who seeks to redeem an impounded vehicle, or item of personal property registered or titled with the department, written notice of the right of redemption and opportunity for a hearing, which notice shall be accompanied by a form to be used for requesting a hearing, the name of the person or agency authorizing the impound, and a copy of the towing and storage invoice. The registered tow truck operator shall maintain a record evidenced by the redeeming person's signature that such notification was provided.

             (b) Any person seeking to redeem an impounded vehicle under this section has a right to a hearing in the district or municipal court for the jurisdiction in which the vehicle was impounded to contest the validity of the impoundment or the amount of towing and storage charges. The district court has jurisdiction to determine the issues involving all impoundments including those authorized by the state or its agents. The municipal court has jurisdiction to determine the issues involving impoundments authorized by agents of the municipality. Any request for a hearing shall be made in writing on the form provided for that purpose and must be received by the ((district)) appropriate court within ten days of the date the opportunity was provided for in subsection (2)(a) of this section. At the time of the filing of the hearing request, the petitioner shall pay to the court clerk a filing fee in the same amount required for the filing of a suit in district court. If the hearing request is not received by the ((district)) court within the ten-day period, the right to a hearing is waived and the registered owner is liable for any towing, storage, or other impoundment charges permitted under this chapter. Upon receipt of a timely hearing request, the ((district)) court shall proceed to hear and determine the validity of the impoundment.

             (3)(a) The ((district)) court, within five days after the request for a hearing, shall notify the registered tow truck operator, the person requesting the hearing if not the owner, the registered and legal owners of the vehicle or other item of personal property registered or titled with the department, and the person or agency authorizing the impound in writing of the hearing date and time.

             (b) At the hearing, the person or persons requesting the hearing may produce any relevant evidence to show that the impoundment, towing, or storage fees charged were not proper. The court may consider a written report made under oath by the officer who authorized the impoundment in lieu of the officer's personal appearance at the hearing.

             (c) At the conclusion of the hearing, the ((district)) court shall determine whether the impoundment was proper, whether the towing or storage fees charged were in compliance with the posted rates, and who is responsible for payment of the fees. The court may not adjust fees or charges that are in compliance with the posted or contracted rates.

             (d) If the impoundment is found proper, the impoundment, towing, and storage fees as permitted under this chapter together with court costs shall be assessed against the person or persons requesting the hearing, unless the operator did not have a signed and valid impoundment authorization from a private property owner or an authorized agent.

             (e) If the impoundment is determined to be in violation of this chapter, then the registered and legal owners of the vehicle or other item of personal property registered or titled with the department shall bear no impoundment, towing, or storage fees, and any security shall be returned or discharged as appropriate, and the person or agency who authorized the impoundment shall be liable for any towing, storage, or other impoundment fees permitted under this chapter. The court shall enter judgment in favor of the registered tow truck operator against the person or agency authorizing the impound for the impoundment, towing, and storage fees paid. In addition, the court shall enter judgment in favor of the registered and legal owners of the vehicle, or other item of personal property registered or titled with the department, for the amount of the filing fee required by law for the impound hearing petition as well as reasonable damages for loss of the use of the vehicle during the time the same was impounded, for not less than fifty dollars per day, against the person or agency authorizing the impound. However, if an impoundment arising from an alleged violation of RCW 46.20.342 or 46.20.420 is determined to be in violation of this chapter, then the law enforcement officer directing the impoundment and the government employing the officer are not liable for damages if the officer relied in good faith and without gross negligence on the records of the department in ascertaining that the operator of the vehicle had a suspended or revoked driver's license. If any judgment entered is not paid within fifteen days of notice in writing of its entry, the court shall award reasonable attorneys' fees and costs against the defendant in any action to enforce the judgment. Notice of entry of judgment may be made by registered or certified mail, and proof of mailing may be made by affidavit of the party mailing the notice. Notice of the entry of the judgment shall read essentially as follows:

TO: . . . . . .

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED JUDGMENT was entered against you in the . . . . . . Court located at . . . . . . in the sum of $. . . . . ., in an action entitled . . . . . ., Case No. . . . . YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that attorneys fees and costs will be awarded against you under RCW . . . if the judgment is not paid within 15 days of the date of this notice.

DATED this . . . . day of . . . . . ., ((19)) (year) . . .

                                                    Signature . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .

                                                                              Typed name and address

                                                                              of party mailing notice

             (4) Any impounded abandoned vehicle or item of personal property registered or titled with the department that is not redeemed within fifteen days of mailing of the notice of custody and sale as required by RCW 46.55.110(2) shall be sold at public auction in accordance with all the provisions and subject to all the conditions of RCW 46.55.130. A vehicle or item of personal property registered or titled with the department may be redeemed at any time before the start of the auction upon payment of the applicable towing and storage fees.


             Sec. 6. RCW 46.55.130 and 1989 c 111 s 12 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) If, after the expiration of fifteen days from the date of mailing of notice of custody and sale required in RCW 46.55.110(2) to the registered and legal owners, the vehicle remains unclaimed and has not been listed as a stolen vehicle, then the registered tow truck operator having custody of the vehicle shall conduct a sale of the vehicle at public auction after having first published a notice of the date, place, and time of the auction in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the vehicle is located not less than three days and no more than ten days before the date of the auction. The notice shall contain a description of the vehicle including the make, model, year, and license number and a notification that a three-hour public viewing period will be available before the auction. The auction shall be held during daylight hours of a normal business day.

             (2) The following procedures are required in any public auction of such abandoned vehicles:

             (a) The auction shall be held in such a manner that all persons present are given an equal time and opportunity to bid;

             (b) All bidders must be present at the time of auction unless they have submitted to the registered tow truck operator, who may or may not choose to use the preauction bid method, a written bid on a specific vehicle. Written bids may be submitted up to five days before the auction and shall clearly state which vehicle is being bid upon, the amount of the bid, and who is submitting the bid;

             (c) The open bid process, including all written bids, shall be used so that everyone knows the dollar value that must be exceeded;

             (d) The highest two bids received shall be recorded in written form and shall include the name, address, and telephone number of each such bidder;

             (e) In case the high bidder defaults, the next bidder has the right to purchase the vehicle for the amount of his or her bid;

             (f) The successful bidder shall apply for title within fifteen days;

             (g) The registered tow truck operator shall post a copy of the auction procedure at the bidding site. If the bidding site is different from the licensed office location, the operator shall post a clearly visible sign at the office location that describes in detail where the auction will be held. At the bidding site a copy of the newspaper advertisement that lists the vehicles for sale shall be posted;

             (h) All surplus moneys derived from the auction after satisfaction of the registered tow truck operator's lien shall be remitted within thirty days to the department for deposit in the state motor vehicle fund. A report identifying the vehicles resulting in any surplus shall accompany the remitted funds. If the director subsequently receives a valid claim from the registered vehicle owner of record as determined by the department within one year from the date of the auction, the surplus moneys shall be remitted to such owner;

             (i) If an operator receives no bid, or if the operator is the successful bidder at auction, the operator shall, within ((thirty)) forty-five days sell the vehicle to a licensed vehicle wrecker, hulk hauler, or scrap processor by use of the abandoned vehicle report-affidavit of sale, or the operator shall apply for title to the vehicle.

             (3) In no case may an operator hold a vehicle for longer than ninety days without holding an auction on the vehicle, except for vehicles that are under a police or judicial hold.

             (4)(a) In no case may the accumulation of storage charges exceed fifteen days from the date of receipt of the information by the operator from the department as provided by RCW 46.55.110(2).

             (b) The failure of the registered tow truck operator to comply with the time limits provided in this chapter limits the accumulation of storage charges to five days except where delay is unavoidable. Providing incorrect or incomplete identifying information to the department in the abandoned vehicle report shall be considered a failure to comply with these time limits if correct information is available.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 46.55 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) This section applies to any impoundment of a vehicle when a driver is arrested for a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504, or of RCW 46.61.520 or 46.61.522 if committed while under the influence, as provided for in RCW 46.55.113 and 46.55.120.

             (2) Any local government ordinance or state agency rule that provides for impoundment and redemption of vehicles may allow for alternative home impoundment of vehicles for all or part of the impoundment periods authorized in RCW 46.55.120. Home impoundment is an alternative to impoundment by a registered tow truck operator. Home impoundment consists of removing a vehicle to the registered owner's residence or other property, or to another place authorized by the ordinance or rule, and placing a boot or other device on the vehicle to render it immobile. The jurisdiction authorizing home impoundment may charge a reasonable rental fee for the use of the boot or other device during the period of home impoundment. The local government ordinance or state agency rule may provide that the owner or driver of the vehicle may elect whether to be subject to impoundment under RCW 46.55.120 or home impoundment under this section.

             (3) Before any home impoundment is begun, the vehicle must be redeemed as provided for in RCW 46.55.120 if any impoundment has occurred under that section, and any towing fee incurred in getting the vehicle to the place of home impoundment must be paid.

             (4) At the end of the period of home impoundment, the vehicle may be released only after all rental fees have been paid and only to a person who would qualify to redeem an impounded vehicle under RCW 46.55.120.

             (5) A local ordinance or state agency rule may provide for impoundment by a registered tow truck operator if at the end of the period of home impoundment there is no qualified person to whom the vehicle may be released.

             (6) A local ordinance or state agency rule may provide that if the boot or other device on a vehicle in home impoundment is tampered with, damaged, removed, or rendered inoperative, the vehicle may be released only upon payment of all applicable rental fees plus payment of a fee equal to the impoundment costs that would have been incurred had the vehicle been impounded under RCW 46.55.120 during the period of home impoundment.


             Sec. 8. RCW 46.55.010 and 1994 c 176 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             The definitions set forth in this section apply throughout this chapter:

             (1) "Abandoned vehicle" means a vehicle that a registered tow truck operator has impounded and held in the operator's possession for ((ninety-six)) one hundred twenty consecutive hours.

             (2) "Abandoned vehicle report" means the document prescribed by the state that the towing operator forwards to the department after a vehicle has become abandoned.

             (3) "Impound" means to take and hold a vehicle in legal custody. There are two types of impounds—public and private.

             (a) "Public impound" means that the vehicle has been impounded at the direction of a law enforcement officer or by a public official having jurisdiction over the public property upon which the vehicle was located.

             (b) "Private impound" means that the vehicle has been impounded at the direction of a person having control or possession of the private property upon which the vehicle was located.

             (4) "Junk vehicle" means a vehicle certified under RCW 46.55.230 as meeting at least three of the following requirements:

             (a) Is three years old or older;

             (b) Is extensively damaged, such damage including but not limited to any of the following: A broken window or windshield, or missing wheels, tires, motor, or transmission;

             (c) Is apparently inoperable;

             (d) Has an approximate fair market value equal only to the approximate value of the scrap in it.

             (5) "Master log" means the document or an electronic facsimile prescribed by the department and the Washington state patrol in which an operator records transactions involving impounded vehicles.

             (6) "Registered tow truck operator" or "operator" means any person who engages in the impounding, transporting, or storage of unauthorized vehicles or the disposal of abandoned vehicles.

             (7) "Residential property" means property that has no more than four living units located on it.

             (8) "Tow truck" means a motor vehicle that is equipped for and used in the business of towing vehicles with equipment as approved by the state patrol.

             (9) "Tow truck number" means the number issued by the department to tow trucks used by a registered tow truck operator in the state of Washington.

             (10) "Tow truck permit" means the permit issued annually by the department that has the classification of service the tow truck may provide stamped upon it.

             (11) "Tow truck service" means the transporting upon the public streets and highways of this state of vehicles, together with personal effects and cargo, by a tow truck of a registered operator.

             (12) "Unauthorized vehicle" means a vehicle that is subject to impoundment after being left unattended in one of the following public or private locations for the indicated period of time:


Subject to removal after:

             (a)        Public locations:

             (i)         Constituting an accident or a traffic hazard as defined in RCW 46.55.113. . . . . . . . . . . Immediately

             (ii)        On a highway and tagged as described in RCW 46.55.085. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 hours

             (iii)       In a publicly owned or controlled parking facility, properly posted under RCW 46.55.070. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Immediately

             (b)        Private locations:

             (i)         On residential property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Immediately

             (ii)        On private, nonresidential property, properly posted under RCW 46.55.070. . . . . . . . . .Immediately

             (iii)       On private, nonresidential property, not posted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 hours


             Sec. 9. RCW 46.55.100 and 1995 c 360 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) At the time of impoundment the registered tow truck operator providing the towing service shall give immediate notification, by telephone or radio, to a law enforcement agency having jurisdiction who shall maintain a log of such reports. A law enforcement agency, or a private communication center acting on behalf of a law enforcement agency, shall within six to twelve hours of the impoundment, provide to a requesting operator the name and address of the legal and registered owners of the vehicle, and the registered owner of any personal property registered or titled with the department that is attached to or contained in or on the impounded vehicle, the vehicle identification number, and any other necessary, pertinent information. The initial notice of impoundment shall be followed by a written or electronic facsimile notice within twenty-four hours. In the case of a vehicle from another state, time requirements of this subsection do not apply until the requesting law enforcement agency in this state receives the information.

             (2) The operator shall immediately send an abandoned vehicle report to the department for any vehicle, and for any items of personal property registered or titled with the department, that are in the operator's possession after the ((ninety-six)) one hundred twenty hour abandonment period. Such report need not be sent when the impoundment is pursuant to a writ, court order, or police hold. The owner notification and abandonment process shall be initiated by the registered tow truck operator immediately following notification by a court or law enforcement officer that the writ, court order, or police hold is no longer in effect.

             (3) Following the submittal of an abandoned vehicle report, the department shall provide the registered tow truck operator with owner information within seventy-two hours.

             (4) Within ((fifteen)) fourteen days of the sale of an abandoned vehicle at public auction, the towing operator shall send a copy of the abandoned vehicle report showing the disposition of the abandoned vehicle and any other items of personal property registered or titled with the department to the crime information center of the Washington state patrol.

             (5) If the operator sends an abandoned vehicle report to the department and the department finds no owner information, an operator may proceed with an inspection of the vehicle and any other items of personal property registered or titled with the department to determine whether owner identification is within the vehicle.

             (6) If the operator finds no owner identification, the operator shall immediately notify the appropriate law enforcement agency, which shall search the vehicle and any other items of personal property registered or titled with the department for the vehicle identification number or other appropriate identification numbers and check the necessary records to determine the vehicle's or other property's owners.


             Sec. 10. RCW 46.12.095 and 1969 ex.s. c 170 s 16 are each amended to read as follows:

             A security interest in a vehicle other than one held as inventory by a manufacturer or a dealer and for which a certificate of ownership is required is perfected only by compliance with the requirements of section 12 of this act under the circumstances provided for therein or by compliance with the requirements of this section:

             (1) A security interest is perfected ((only)) by the department's receipt of: (a) The existing certificate, if any, and (b) an application for a certificate of ownership containing the name and address of the secured party, and (c) tender of the required fee.

             (2) It is perfected as of the time of its creation: (a) If the papers and fee referred to in ((the preceding)) subsection (1) of this section are received by this department within ((eight department business)) twenty calendar days ((exclusive)) of the day on which the security agreement was created; or (b) if the secured party's name and address appear on the outstanding certificate of ownership; otherwise, as of the date on which the department has received the papers and fee required in subsection (1) of this section.

             (3) If a vehicle is subject to a security interest when brought into this state, perfection of the security interest is determined by the law of the jurisdiction where the vehicle was when the security interest was attached, subject to the following:

             (a) If the security interest was perfected under the law of the jurisdiction where the vehicle was when the security interest was attached, the following rules apply:

             (b) If the name of the secured party is shown on the existing certificate of ownership issued by that jurisdiction, the security interest continues perfected in this state. The name of the secured party shall be shown on the certificate of ownership issued for the vehicle by this state. The security interest continues perfected in this state upon the issuance of such ownership certificate.

             (c) If the security interest was not perfected under the law of the jurisdiction where the vehicle was when the security interest was attached, it may be perfected in this state; in that case, perfection dates from the time of perfection in this state.


             Sec. 11. RCW 46.12.101 and 1991 c 339 s 19 are each amended to read as follows:

             A transfer of ownership in a motor vehicle is perfected by compliance with the requirements of this section.

             (1) If an owner transfers his or her interest in a vehicle, other than by the creation, deletion, or change of a security interest, the owner shall, at the time of the delivery of the vehicle, execute an assignment to the transferee and provide an odometer disclosure statement under RCW 46.12.124 on the certificate of ownership or as the department otherwise prescribes, and cause the certificate and assignment to be transmitted to the transferee. ((Within five days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and state and federal holidays,)) The owner shall notify the department or its agents or subagents, in writing, on the appropriate form, of the date of the sale or transfer, the name and address of the owner and of the transferee, the transferee's driver's license number if available, and such description of the vehicle, including the vehicle identification number, the license plate number, or both, as may be required in the appropriate form provided or approved for that purpose by the department. The report of sale will be deemed properly filed if all information required in this section is provided on the form and includes a department-authorized notation that the document was received by the department, its agents, or subagents on or before the fifth day after the sale of the vehicle, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and state and federal holidays. Agents and subagents shall immediately electronically transmit the seller's report of sale to the department. Reports of sale processed and recorded by the department's agents or subagents may be subject to fees as specified in RCW 46.01.140 (4)(a) or (5)(b).

             (2) The requirements of subsection (1) of this section to provide an odometer disclosure statement apply to the transfer of vehicles held for lease when transferred to a lessee and then to the lessor at the end of the leasehold and to vehicles held in a fleet when transferred to a purchaser.

             (3) Except as provided in RCW ((46.12.120)) 46.70.122 the transferee shall within fifteen days after delivery to the transferee of the vehicle, execute the application for a new certificate of ownership in the same space provided therefor on the certificate or as the department prescribes, and cause the certificates and application to be transmitted to the department.

             (4) Upon request of the owner or transferee, a secured party in possession of the certificate of ownership shall, unless the transfer was a breach of its security agreement, either deliver the certificate to the transferee for transmission to the department or, when the secured party receives the owner's assignment from the transferee, it shall transmit the transferee's application for a new certificate, the existing certificate, and the required fee to the department. Compliance with this section does not affect the rights of the secured party.

             (5) If a security interest is reserved or created at the time of the transfer, the certificate of ownership shall be retained by or delivered to the person who becomes the secured party, and the parties shall comply with the provisions of RCW 46.12.170.

             (6) If the purchaser or transferee fails or neglects to make application to transfer the certificate of ownership and license registration within fifteen days after the date of delivery of the vehicle, he or she shall on making application for transfer be assessed a twenty-five dollar penalty on the sixteenth day and two dollars additional for each day thereafter, but not to exceed one hundred dollars. The director may by rule establish conditions under which the penalty will not be assessed when an application for transfer is delayed for reasons beyond the control of the purchaser. Conditions for not assessing the penalty may be established for but not limited to delays caused by:

             (a) The department requesting additional supporting documents;

             (b) Extended hospitalization or illness of the purchaser;

             (c) Failure of a legal owner to release his or her interest;

             (d) Failure, negligence, or nonperformance of the department, auditor, or subagent.

             Failure or neglect to make application to transfer the certificate of ownership and license registration within forty-five days after the date of delivery of the vehicle is a misdemeanor.

             (7) Upon receipt of an application for reissue or replacement of a certificate of ownership and transfer of license registration, accompanied by the endorsed certificate of ownership or other documentary evidence as is deemed necessary, the department shall, if the application is in order and if all provisions relating to the certificate of ownership and license registration have been complied with, issue new certificates of title and license registration as in the case of an original issue and shall transmit the fees together with an itemized detailed report to the state treasurer, to be deposited in the motor vehicle fund.

             (8) Once each quarter the department shall report to the department of revenue a list of those vehicles for which a seller's report has been received but no transfer of title has taken place.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. A new section is added to chapter 46.12 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) The purpose of a transitional ownership record is to enable a security interest in a motor vehicle to be perfected in a timely manner when the certificate of ownership is not available at the time the security interest is created, and to provide for timely notification to security interest holders under chapter 46.55 RCW.

             (2) A transitional ownership record is only acceptable as an ownership record for vehicles currently stored on the department's computer system and if the certificate of ownership or other authorized proof of ownership for the motor vehicle:

             (a) Is not in the possession of the selling vehicle dealer or new security interest holder at the time the transitional ownership record is submitted to the department; and

             (b) To the best of the knowledge of the selling dealer or new security interest holder, the certificate of ownership will not be received for submission to the department within twenty calendar days of the date of sale of the vehicle, or if no sale is involved, within twenty calendar days of the date the security agreement or contract is executed.

             (3) A person shall submit the transitional ownership record to the department or to any of its agents or subagents. Agents and subagents shall immediately electronically transmit the transitional ownership records to the department. A transitional ownership document processed and recorded by an agent or subagent may be subject to fees as specified in RCW 46.01.140(4)(a) or (5)(b).

             (4) "Transitional ownership record" means a record containing all of the following information:

             (a) The date of sale;

             (b) The name and address of each owner of the vehicle;

             (c) The name and address of each security interest holder;

             (d) If there are multiple security interest holders, the priorities of interest if the security interest holders do not jointly hold a single security interest;

             (e) The vehicle identification number, the license plate number, if any, the year, make, and model of the vehicle;

             (f) The name of the selling dealer or security interest holder who is submitting the transitional ownership record; and

             (g) The transferee's driver's license number, if available.

             (5) The report of sale form prescribed or approved by the department under RCW 46.12.101 may be used by a vehicle dealer as the transitional ownership record.

             (6) Notwithstanding RCW 46.12.095 (1) and (2), compliance with the requirements of this section shall result in perfection of a security interest in the vehicle as of the time the security interest was created. Upon receipt of the certificate of ownership for the vehicle, or upon receipt of written confirmation that only an electronic record of ownership exists or that the certificate of ownership has been lost or destroyed, the selling dealer or new security interest holder shall promptly submit the same to the department together with an application for a new certificate of ownership containing the name and address of the secured party and tender the required fee as provided in RCW 46.12.095(1).


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 13. If this act mandates an increased level of service by local governments, the local government may, under RCW 43.135.060 and chapter 4.92 RCW, submit claims for reimbursement by the legislature. The claims shall be subject to verification by the office of financial management.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 14. RCW 46.20.344 and 1965 ex.s. c 121 s 45 are each repealed."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "license;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 46.55.105, 46.55.110, 46.55.113, 46.55.120, 46.55.130, 46.55.010, 46.55.100, 46.12.095, and 46.12.101; adding a new section to chapter 46.55 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 46.12 RCW; creating new sections; and repealing RCW 46.20.344."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1221 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1221 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Ballasiotes and Costa spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1221 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1221, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Engrossed House Bill No. 1252 with the following amendment(s)


             On page 1, line 13, strike "1997" and insert "1998".


             On page 2, line 13, strike "1998" and insert "1999".


             On page 4, line 25, strike "2005" and insert "2006".


             Renumber the sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Engrossed House Bill No. 1252 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1252 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Wensman and Constantine spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1252 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Engrossed House Bill No. 1252, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

February 27, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Engrossed House Bill No. 1254 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 46.52.100 and 1995 c 219 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             Every district court, municipal court, and clerk of superior court shall keep or cause to be kept a record of every traffic complaint, traffic citation, notice of infraction, or other legal form of traffic charge deposited with or presented to the court or a traffic violations bureau, and shall keep a record of every official action by the court or its traffic violations bureau in reference thereto, including but not limited to a record of every conviction, forfeiture of bail, judgment of acquittal, finding that a traffic infraction has been committed, dismissal of a notice of infraction, and the amount of fine, forfeiture, or penalty resulting from every traffic complaint, citation, or notice of infraction deposited with or presented to the district court, municipal court, superior court, or traffic violations bureau. In the case of a record of a conviction for a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, the record shall be maintained by the court permanently.

             The Monday following the conviction, forfeiture of bail, or finding that a traffic infraction was committed for violation of any provisions of this chapter or other law regulating the operating of vehicles on highways, every magistrate of the court or clerk of the court of record in which such conviction was had, bail was forfeited, or the finding made shall prepare and immediately forward to the director of licensing at Olympia an abstract of the record of the court covering the case, which abstract must be certified by the person so required to prepare the same to be true and correct. Report need not be made of any finding involving the illegal parking or standing of a vehicle.

             The abstract must be made upon a form or forms furnished by the director and shall include the name and address of the party charged, the number, if any, of the party's driver's or chauffeur's license, the registration number of the vehicle involved if required by the director, the nature of the offense, the date of hearing, the plea, the judgment, whether the offense was an alcohol-related offense as defined in RCW 46.01.260(2), whether bail forfeited, whether the determination that a traffic infraction was committed was contested, and the amount of the fine, forfeiture, or penalty as the case may be.

             Every court of record shall also forward a like report to the director upon the conviction of any person of a felony in the commission of which a vehicle was used.

             The failure of any such judicial officer to comply with any of the requirements of this section shall constitute misconduct in office and shall be grounds for removal therefrom.

             The director shall keep all abstracts received hereunder at the director's office in Olympia and the same shall be open to public inspection during reasonable business hours.

             Venue in all district courts shall be before one of the two nearest district judges in incorporated cities and towns nearest to the point the violation allegedly occurred: PROVIDED, That in counties with populations of one hundred twenty-five thousand or more such cases may be tried in the county seat at the request of the defendant.

             It shall be the duty of the officer, prosecuting attorney, or city attorney signing the charge or information in any case involving a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug immediately to make request to the director for an abstract of convictions and forfeitures which the director shall furnish."


             In line 1 of the title, after "records;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 46.52.100."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Engrossed House Bill No. 1254 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1254 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Sterk and Costa spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1254 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Engrossed House Bill No. 1254, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed House Bill No. 1297 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 10.95.020 and 1995 c 129 s 17 and 1994 c 121 s 3 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

             A person is guilty of aggravated first degree murder if he or she commits first degree murder as defined by RCW 9A.32.030(1)(a), as now or hereafter amended, and one or more of the following aggravating circumstances exist:

             (1) The victim was a law enforcement officer, corrections officer, or fire fighter who was performing his or her official duties at the time of the act resulting in death and the victim was known or reasonably should have been known by the person to be such at the time of the killing;

             (2) At the time of the act resulting in the death, the person was serving a term of imprisonment, had escaped, or was on authorized or unauthorized leave in or from a state facility or program for the incarceration or treatment of persons adjudicated guilty of crimes;

             (3) At the time of the act resulting in death, the person was in custody in a county or county-city jail as a consequence of having been adjudicated guilty of a felony;

             (4) The person committed the murder pursuant to an agreement that he or she would receive money or any other thing of value for committing the murder;

             (5) The person solicited another person to commit the murder and had paid or had agreed to pay money or any other thing of value for committing the murder;

             (6) The person committed the murder to obtain or maintain his or her membership or to advance his or her position in the hierarchy of an organization, association, or identifiable group;

             (7) The murder was committed during the course of or as a result of a shooting where the discharge of the firearm, as defined in RCW 9.41.010, is either from a motor vehicle or from the immediate area of a motor vehicle that was used to transport the shooter or the firearm, or both, to the scene of the discharge;

             (8) The victim was:

             (a) A judge; juror or former juror; prospective, current, or former witness in an adjudicative proceeding; prosecuting attorney; deputy prosecuting attorney; defense attorney; a member of the indeterminate sentence review board; or a probation or parole officer; and

             (b) The murder was related to the exercise of official duties performed or to be performed by the victim;

             (9) The person committed the murder to conceal the commission of a crime or to protect or conceal the identity of any person committing a crime, including, but specifically not limited to, any attempt to avoid prosecution as a persistent offender as defined in RCW 9.94A.030;

             (10) There was more than one victim and the murders were part of a common scheme or plan or the result of a single act of the person;

             (11) The murder was committed in the course of, in furtherance of, or in immediate flight from one of the following crimes:

             (a) Robbery in the first or second degree;

             (b) Rape in the first or second degree;

             (c) Burglary in the first or second degree or residential burglary;

             (d) Kidnapping in the first degree; or

             (e) Arson in the first degree;

             (12) The victim was regularly employed or self-employed as a newsreporter and the murder was committed to obstruct or hinder the investigative, research, or reporting activities of the victim;

             (13) At the time the person committed the murder, there existed a court order, issued in this or any other state, which prohibited the person from either contacting the victim, molesting the victim, or disturbing the peace of the victim, and the person had knowledge of the existence of that order;

             (14) At the time the person committed the murder, the person and the victim were "family or household members" as that term is defined in RCW 10.99.020(1), and the person had previously engaged in a pattern or practice of three or more of the following crimes committed upon the victim within a five-year period, regardless of whether a conviction resulted:

             (a) Harassment as defined in RCW 9A.46.020; or

             (b) Any criminal assault."


             On page 1, line 2 of this title, after "murder;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "reenacting and amending RCW 10.95.020; and prescribing penalties."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to House Bill No. 1297 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1297 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative DeBolt and Costa spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1297 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 83, Nays - 13, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Clements, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Van Luven, Wensman, Wolfe, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 83.

             Voting nay: Representatives Chopp, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Dickerson, Fisher, Gardner, Mason, Murray, Regala, Tokuda, Veloria and Wood - 13.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             House Bill No. 1297, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed House Bill No. 1309 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) A person is guilty of disarming a law enforcement officer if with intent to interfere with the performance of the officer's duties the person knowingly removes a firearm or weapon from the person of a law enforcement officer or corrections officer or deprives a law enforcement officer or corrections officer of the use of a firearm or weapon, when the officer is acting within the scope of the officer's duties, does not consent to the removal, and the person has reasonable cause to know or knows that the individual is a law enforcement or corrections officer.

             (2) Disarming a law enforcement or corrections officer is a class C felony unless the firearm involved is discharged when the person removes the firearm, in which case the offense is a class B felony.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A person who commits another crime during the commission of the crime of disarming a law enforcement or corrections officer may be punished for the other crime as well as for disarming a law enforcement officer and may be prosecuted separately for each crime.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. Sections 1 and 2 of this act do not apply when the law enforcement officer or corrections officer is engaged in criminal conduct.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. Sections 1 through 3 of this act are added to chapter 9A.76 RCW."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "officer;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding new sections to chapter 9A.76 RCW; and prescribing penalties."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to House Bill No. 1309 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1309 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Mielke and Constantine spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1309 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             House Bill No. 1309, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Engrossed House Bill No. 1408 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 9.41.050 and 1997 c 200 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1)(a) Except in the person's place of abode or fixed place of business, a person shall not carry a pistol concealed on his or her person without a license to carry a concealed pistol issued under RCW 9.41.070, unless the person holds a valid permit or license issued by a state or local agency in another state authorizing the person to carry a concealed firearm.

             (b) Every licensee shall have his or her concealed pistol license in his or her immediate possession at all times that he or she is required by this section to have a concealed pistol license and shall display the same upon demand to any police officer or to any other person when and if required by law to do so. Any violation of this subsection (1)(b) shall be a class 1 civil infraction under chapter 7.80 RCW and shall be punished accordingly pursuant to chapter 7.80 RCW and the infraction rules for courts of limited jurisdiction. This subsection applies also to a concealed pistol license issued in another state.

             (2) A person shall not carry or place a loaded pistol in any vehicle unless the person has a license to carry a concealed pistol and: (a) The pistol is on the licensee's person, (b) the licensee is within the vehicle at all times that the pistol is there, or (c) the licensee is away from the vehicle and the pistol is locked within the vehicle and concealed from view from outside the vehicle.

             (3) A person at least eighteen years of age who is in possession of an unloaded pistol shall not leave the unloaded pistol in a vehicle unless the unloaded pistol is locked within the vehicle and concealed from view from outside the vehicle.

             (4) Violation of any of the prohibitions of subsections (2) and (3) of this section is a misdemeanor.

             (5) Nothing in this section permits the possession of firearms illegal to possess under state or federal law.


             Sec. 2. RCW 9.41.060 and 1996 c 295 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

             The provisions of RCW 9.41.050 shall not apply to:

             (1) Marshals, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens or their deputies, or other law enforcement officers of this state or another state;

             (2) Members of the armed forces of the United States or of the national guard or organized reserves, when on duty;

             (3) Officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed pistol;

             (4) Any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in firearms, or the agent or representative of the person, if possessing, using, or carrying a pistol in the usual or ordinary course of the business;

             (5) Regularly enrolled members of any organization duly authorized to purchase or receive pistols from the United States or from this state;

             (6) Regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for the purpose of target shooting, when those members are at or are going to or from their places of target practice;

             (7) Regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for the purpose of modern and antique firearm collecting, when those members are at or are going to or from their collector's gun shows and exhibits;

             (8) Any person engaging in a lawful outdoor recreational activity such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, or horseback riding, only if, considering all of the attendant circumstances, including but not limited to whether the person has a valid hunting or fishing license, it is reasonable to conclude that the person is participating in lawful outdoor activities or is traveling to or from a legitimate outdoor recreation area;

             (9) Any person while carrying a pistol unloaded and in a closed opaque case or secure wrapper; or

             (10) Law enforcement officers retired for service or physical disabilities, except for those law enforcement officers retired because of mental or stress-related disabilities. This subsection applies only to a retired officer who has: (a) Obtained documentation from a law enforcement agency within Washington state from which he or she retired that is signed by the agency's chief law enforcement officer and that states that the retired officer was retired for service or physical disability; and (b) not been convicted of a crime making him or her ineligible for a concealed pistol license."


             In line 2 of the title, after "state;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 9.41.050 and 9.41.060."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Engrossed House Bill No. 1408 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1408 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Mielke spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


             Representative Constantine spoke against the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1408 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 73, Nays - 23, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Clements, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Linville, Lisk, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, O'Brien, Parlette, Pennington, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Van Luven, Wensman, Wolfe, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 73.

             Voting nay: Representatives Anderson, Appelwick, Butler, Chopp, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Costa, Dickerson, Fisher, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Lantz, Mason, Murray, Ogden, Poulsen, Regala, Sommers, H., Tokuda, Veloria and Wood - 23.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Engrossed House Bill No. 1408, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 1441 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 9A.44 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) As used in this section:

             (a) "Photographs" or "films" means the making of a photograph, motion picture film, videotape, or any other recording or transmission of the image of a person;

             (b) "Place where he or she would have a reasonable expectation of privacy" means:

             (i) A place where a reasonable person would believe that he or she could disrobe in privacy, without being concerned that his or her undressing was being photographed or filmed by another; or

             (ii) A place where one may reasonably expect to be safe from casual or hostile intrusion or surveillance;

             (c) "Surveillance" means secret observation of the activities of another person for the purpose of spying upon and invading the privacy of the person;

             (d) "Trespass" means to intentionally enter upon and remain unlawfully in and upon the property of another when not then licensed, invited, or otherwise permitted to so enter or remain;

             (e) "Views" means the intentional looking upon of another person for more than a brief period of time, in other than a casual or cursory manner, with the unaided eye or with a device designed or intended to improve visual acuity.

             (2) A person commits the crime of voyeurism if:

             (a) For the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of any person, he or she knowingly views, photographs, or films another person, without that person's knowledge and consent, while the person being viewed, photographed, or filmed is in a place where he or she would have a reasonable expectation of privacy; or

             (b) While trespassing upon the property of another, the person knowingly views, photographs, or films another person, without that person's knowledge and consent while the person being viewed, photographed, or filmed is inside his or her private residence.

             (3) Voyeurism is a class C felony.

             (4) This section does not apply to:

             Viewing, photographing, or filming by personnel of the department of corrections or of a local jail or correctional facility for security purposes or during investigation of alleged misconduct by a person in the custody of the department of corrections or the local jail or correctional facility.


             Sec. 2. RCW 9A.04.080 and 1997 c 174 s 1 and 1997 c 97 s 1 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

             (1) Prosecutions for criminal offenses shall not be commenced after the periods prescribed in this section.

             (a) The following offenses may be prosecuted at any time after their commission:

             (i) Murder;

             (ii) Homicide by abuse;

             (iii) Arson if a death results;

             (iv) Vehicular homicide;

             (v) Vehicular assault if a death results;

             (vi) Hit-and-run injury-accident if a death results (RCW 46.52.020(4)).

             (b) The following offenses shall not be prosecuted more than ten years after their commission:

             (i) Any felony committed by a public officer if the commission is in connection with the duties of his or her office or constitutes a breach of his or her public duty or a violation of the oath of office;

             (ii) Arson if no death results; or

             (iii) Violations of RCW 9A.44.040 or 9A.44.050 if the rape is reported to a law enforcement agency within one year of its commission; except that if the victim is under fourteen years of age when the rape is committed and the rape is reported to a law enforcement agency within one year of its commission, the violation may be prosecuted up to three years after the victim's eighteenth birthday or up to ten years after the rape's commission, whichever is later. If a violation of RCW 9A.44.040 or 9A.44.050 is not reported within one year, the rape may not be prosecuted: (A) More than three years after its commission if the violation was committed against a victim fourteen years of age or older; or (B) more than three years after the victim's eighteenth birthday or more than seven years after the rape's commission, whichever is later, if the violation was committed against a victim under fourteen years of age.

             (c) Violations of the following statutes shall not be prosecuted more than three years after the victim's eighteenth birthday or more than seven years after their commission, whichever is later: RCW 9A.44.073, 9A.44.076, 9A.44.083, 9A.44.086, 9A.44.070, 9A.44.080, 9A.44.100(1)(b), or 9A.64.020.

             (d) The following offenses shall not be prosecuted more than six years after their commission: Violations of RCW 9A.82.060 or 9A.82.080.

             (e) The following offenses shall not be prosecuted more than five years after their commission: Any class C felony under chapter 74.09, 82.36, or 82.38 RCW.

             (f) Bigamy shall not be prosecuted more than three years after the time specified in RCW 9A.64.010.

             (g) A violation of RCW 9A.56.030 must not be prosecuted more than three years after the discovery of the offense when the victim is a tax exempt corporation under 26 U.S.C. Sec. 501(c)(3).

             (h) No other felony may be prosecuted more than three years after its commission; except that in a prosecution under section 1 of this act, if the person who was viewed, photographed, or filmed did not realize at the time that he or she was being viewed, photographed, or filmed, the prosecution must be commenced within two years of the time the person who was viewed or in the photograph or film first learns that he or she was viewed, photographed, or filmed.

             (i) No gross misdemeanor may be prosecuted more than two years after its commission.

             (j) No misdemeanor may be prosecuted more than one year after its commission.

             (2) The periods of limitation prescribed in subsection (1) of this section do not run during any time when the person charged is not usually and publicly resident within this state.

             (3) If, before the end of a period of limitation prescribed in subsection (1) of this section, an indictment has been found or a complaint or an information has been filed, and the indictment, complaint, or information is set aside, then the period of limitation is extended by a period equal to the length of time from the finding or filing to the setting aside."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "voyeurism;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "reenacting and amending RCW 9A.04.080; adding a new section to chapter 9A.44 RCW; and prescribing penalties."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


MOTION


             Representative McDonald moved the House not concur in the Senate Amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 1441 and ask the Senate to recede therefrom.


             Representatives Costa and McDonald spoke in favor of the motion. The motion was adopted.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1746 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that the protection of adolescents' health requires a strong set of comprehensive health and law enforcement interventions. We know that youth are deterred from using alcohol in public because of existing laws making possession illegal. However, while the purchase of tobacco by youth is clearly prohibited, the possession of tobacco is not. It is the legislature's intent that youth hear consistent messages from public entities, including law enforcement, about public opposition to their illegal use of tobacco products.


             Sec. 2. RCW 70.155.080 and 1993 c 507 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) A person under the age of eighteen who purchases or attempts to purchase, possesses, or obtains or attempts to obtain cigarettes or tobacco products commits a class 3 civil infraction under chapter 7.80 RCW and is subject to a fine as set out in chapter 7.80 RCW or participation in up to four hours of community service, or both. The court may also require participation in a smoking cessation program((, or both)). This provision does not apply if a person under the age of eighteen, with parental authorization, is participating in a controlled purchase as part of a liquor control board, law enforcement, or local health department activity.

             (2) Municipal and district courts within the state have jurisdiction for enforcement of this section.


             Sec. 3. RCW 70.155.100 and 1993 c 507 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The liquor control board may suspend or revoke a retailer's license held by a business at any location, or may impose a monetary penalty as set forth in subsection (2) of this section, if the liquor control board finds that the licensee has violated RCW 26.28.080(((4))), ((or)) 70.155.020, 70.155.030, 70.155.040, 70.155.050, 70.155.060, 70.155.070, or 70.155.090.

             (2) The sanctions that the liquor control board may impose against a person licensed under RCW 82.24.530 and 70.155.050 and 70.155.060 based upon one or more findings under subsection (1) of this section may not exceed the following:

             (a) For violation of RCW 26.28.080(((4))) or 70.155.020:

             (i) A monetary penalty of one hundred dollars for the first violation within any two-year period;

             (ii) A monetary penalty of three hundred dollars for the second violation within any two-year period;

             (iii) A monetary penalty of one thousand dollars and suspension of the license for a period of six months for the third violation within any two-year period;

             (iv) A monetary penalty of one thousand five hundred dollars and suspension of the license for a period of twelve months for the fourth violation within any two-year period;

             (v) Revocation of the license with no possibility of reinstatement for a period of five years for the fifth or more violation within any two-year period;

             (b) For violations of RCW 70.155.030, a monetary penalty in the amount of one hundred dollars for each day upon which such violation occurred;

             (c) For violations of RCW 70.155.040 occurring on the licensed premises:

             (i) A monetary penalty of one hundred dollars for the first violation within any two-year period;

             (ii) A monetary penalty of three hundred dollars for the second violation within any two-year period;

             (iii) A monetary penalty of one thousand dollars and suspension of the license for a period of six months for the third violation within any two-year period;

             (iv) A monetary penalty of one thousand five hundred dollars and suspension of the license for a period of twelve months for the fourth violation within any two-year period;

             (v) Revocation of the license with no possibility of reinstatement for a period of five years for the fifth or more violation within any two-year period;

             (d) For violations of RCW 70.155.050 and 70.155.060, a monetary penalty in the amount of three hundred dollars for each violation;

             (e) For violations of RCW 70.155.070, a monetary penalty in the amount of one thousand dollars for each violation.

             (3) The liquor control board may impose a monetary penalty upon any person other than a licensed cigarette retailer or licensed sampler if the liquor control board finds that the person has violated RCW 26.28.080(((4))), ((or)) 70.155.020, 70.155.030, 70.155.040, 70.155.050, 70.155.060, 70.155.070, or 70.155.090.

             (4) The monetary penalty that the liquor control board may impose based upon one or more findings under subsection (3) of this section may not exceed the following:

             (a) For violation of RCW 26.28.080(((4))) or 70.155.020, fifty dollars for the first violation and one hundred dollars for each subsequent violation;

             (b) For violations of RCW 70.155.030, one hundred dollars for each day upon which such violation occurred;

             (c) For violations of RCW 70.155.040, one hundred dollars for each violation;

             (d) For violations of RCW 70.155.050 and 70.155.060, three hundred dollars for each violation;

             (e) For violations of RCW 70.155.070, one thousand dollars for each violation.

             (5) The liquor control board may develop and offer a class for retail clerks and use this class in lieu of a monetary penalty for the clerk's first violation.

             (6) The liquor control board may issue a cease and desist order to any person who is found by the liquor control board to have violated or intending to violate the provisions of this chapter, RCW 26.28.080(((4))) or 82.24.500, requiring such person to cease specified conduct that is in violation. The issuance of a cease and desist order shall not preclude the imposition of other sanctions authorized by this statute or any other provision of law.

             (7) The liquor control board may seek injunctive relief to enforce the provisions of RCW 26.28.080(((4))) or 82.24.500 or this chapter. The liquor control board may initiate legal action to collect civil penalties imposed under this chapter if the same have not been paid within thirty days after imposition of such penalties. In any action filed by the liquor control board under this chapter, the court may, in addition to any other relief, award the liquor control board reasonable attorneys' fees and costs.

             (8) All proceedings under subsections (1) through (6) of this section shall be conducted in accordance with chapter 34.05 RCW.

             (9) The liquor control board may reduce or waive either the penalties or the suspension or revocation of a license, or both, as set forth in this chapter where the elements of proof are inadequate or where there are mitigating circumstances. Mitigating circumstances may include, but are not limited to, an exercise of due diligence by a retailer. Further, the board may exceed penalties set forth in this chapter based on aggravating circumstances."


             On page 1, line 3 of the title, after "tobacco;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 70.155.080 and 70.155.100; creating a new section; and prescribing penalties."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1746 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1746 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Sherstad, Cody and Cole spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1746 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 93, Nays - 3, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 93.

             Voting nay: Representatives Murray, Quall and Veloria - 3.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1746, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 1786 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 47.26 RCW to read as follows:

             Beginning February 1, 2000, and annually thereafter, the transportation improvement board shall submit to the transportation committees of the senate and the house of representatives, proposed lists of projects for which funds are being requested for appropriation from the following accounts: Transportation improvement account, urban arterial trust account, central Puget Sound public transportation account, public transportation systems account, small city account, and city hardship assistance account. The lists shall include, but not be limited to, lead agency, name of project, a brief description of the project, estimated expenditures by phase and biennium including prior biennium expenditures, funding requirements of other organizations, priority rating, anticipated start date by phase, applicable state route or road name, other impacted agencies, and legislative district. Recognizing there may be projects of an emergent nature outside of the normal funding cycle and the need to coordinate project funding with federal program cycles, the board has the authority to provide funding for such projects and upon approval shall notify the legislative transportation committee."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "requirements;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and adding a new section to chapter 47.26 RCW."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 1786 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1786 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Mitchell and Fisher spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1786 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Substitute House Bill No. 1786, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 2, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 1867 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 69.06.010 and 1987 c 223 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

             It shall be unlawful for any person to be employed in the handling of unwrapped or unpackaged food unless he or she shall furnish and place on file with the person in charge of such establishment, a food and beverage service worker's permit, as prescribed by the state board of health. Such permit shall be kept on file by the employer or kept by the employee on his or her person and open for inspection at all reasonable hours by authorized public health officials. Such permit shall be returned to the employee upon termination of employment. Initial permits, including limited duty permits, shall be valid for two years from the date of issuance. Subsequent renewal permits shall be valid for ((five)) three years from the date of issuance, except an employee may be granted a renewal permit that is valid for five years from the date of issuance if the employee demonstrates that he or she has obtained additional food safety training prior to renewal of the permit. Rules establishing minimum training requirements must be adopted by the state board of health and developed by the department of health in conjunction with local health jurisdictions and representatives of the food service industry.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 69.06 RCW to read as follows:

             The local health officer may issue a limited duty permit when necessary to reasonably accommodate a person with a disability. The limited duty permit must specify the activities that the permit holder may perform, and must include only activities having low public health risk.


             Sec. 3. RCW 69.06.020 and 1987 c 223 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

             The permit provided in RCW 69.06.010 or section 2 of this act shall be valid in every city, town and county in the state, for the period for which it is issued, and no other health certificate shall be required of such employees by any municipal corporation or political subdivision of the state. The cost of the permit shall be uniform throughout the state and shall be in that amount set by the state board of health. The cost of the permit shall reflect actual costs of food worker training and education, administration of the program, and testing of applicants. The state board of health shall periodically review the costs associated with the permit program and adjust the fee accordingly. The board shall also ensure that the fee is not set at an amount that would prohibit low-income persons from obtaining permits.


             Sec. 4. RCW 69.06.030 and 1957 c 197 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             It shall be unlawful for any person afflicted with any contagious or infectious disease that may be transmitted by food or beverage to work in or about any place where unwrapped or unpackaged food and/or beverage products are prepared or sold, or offered for sale for human consumption and it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to employ a person so afflicted. Nothing in this section eliminates any authority or requirement to control or suppress communicable diseases pursuant to chapter 70.05 RCW and RCW 43.20.050(2)(e).


             Sec. 5. RCW 69.06.050 and 1957 c 197 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

             Individuals under this chapter ((shall have thirty days from commencement of employment to secure health permits)) must obtain a food and beverage service workers' permit within fourteen days from commencement of employment. Individuals under this chapter may work for up to fourteen calendar days without a food and beverage service workers' permit, provided that they receive information or training regarding safe food handling practices from the employer prior to commencement of employment. Documentation that the information or training has been provided to the individual must be kept on file by the employer.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. Section 1 of this act takes effect July 1, 1999."


             On page 1, beginning on line 1 of the title, after "permits;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 69.06.010, 69.06.020, 69.06.030, and 69.06.050; adding a new section to chapter 69.06 RCW; and providing an effective date."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 1867 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1867 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Backlund, Cody and Conway spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1867 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Substitute House Bill No. 1867, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 2166 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that transportation systems for persons with special needs are not operated as efficiently as possible. Lack of coordination produces irrational situations, such as several different vehicles arriving simultaneously at the same location to pick up several different persons with special needs. When separate vehicles arrive within minutes of each other to transport individuals with special needs to similar destinations, resources are wasted and fewer people are being served. In some cases, programs established by the legislature to assist persons with special needs can not be accessed due to these inefficiencies.

             It is the intent of the legislature that public transportation agencies, private nonprofit transportation providers, and other public agencies sponsoring programs that require transportation services coordinate those transportation services. Through coordination of transportation services, programs will achieve increased efficiencies and will expand services to a greater number of persons with special needs.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. (1) The agency council on coordinated transportation is created. The council is composed of nine voting members and eight nonvoting, legislative members.

             (2) The nine voting members are the superintendent of public instruction or a designee, the secretary of transportation or a designee, the secretary of the department of social and health services or a designee, and six members appointed by the governor as follows:

             (a) One representative from the office of the governor;

             (b) Two persons who are consumers of special needs transportation services;

             (c) One representative from the Washington association of pupil transportation;

             (d) One representative from the Washington state transit association; and

             (e) One of the following:

             (i) A representative from the community transportation association of the Northwest; or

             (ii) A representative from the community action council association.

             (3) The eight nonvoting members are legislators as follows:

             (a) Four members from the house of representatives, two from each of the two largest caucuses, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, two who are members of the house transportation policy and budget committee and two who are members of the house appropriations committee; and

             (b) Four members from the senate, two from each of the two largest caucuses, appointed by the president of the senate, two members of the transportation committee and two members of the ways and means committee.

             (4) Gubernatorial appointees of the council will serve two-year terms. Members may not receive compensation for their service on the council, but will be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties as members as set forth in RCW 43.03.220.

             (5) The secretary of transportation or a designee shall serve as the chair.

             (6) The department of transportation shall provide necessary staff support for the council.

             (7) The council may receive gifts, grants, or endowments from public or private sources that are made from time to time, in trust or otherwise, for the use and benefit of the purposes of the council and spend gifts, grants, or endowments or income from the public or private sources according to their terms, unless the receipt of the gifts, grants, or endowments violates RCW 42.17.710.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. The council shall:

             (1) Develop standards and strategies for coordinating special needs transportation;

             (2) Identify and develop, fund as resources are made available, and monitor coordinated transportation pilot projects;

             (3) Disseminate and encourage the widespread implementation of successful demonstration projects;

             (4) Identify and address barriers to transportation coordination;

             (5) Recommend to the legislature changes in law to assist coordination of transportation services;

             (6) Act as an information clearinghouse and advocate for coordinated transportation;

             (7) Petition the office of financial management to make whatever changes are deemed necessary to identify transportation costs in all executive agency budgets;

             (8) Report to the legislature by December 1, 1998, on council activities including, but not limited to, what demonstration projects have been undertaken, how coordination affected service levels, and whether these efforts produced savings that allowed expansion of services. Reports must be made once every two years thereafter, and other times as the council deems necessary.


             Sec. 4. RCW 81.66.030 and 1979 c 111 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

             The commission shall regulate every private, nonprofit transportation provider in this state but has authority only as follows: To issue certificates to such providers; to set forth insurance requirements; to adopt reasonable rules to insure that any vehicles used by such providers will be adequate for the proposed service; and to inspect the vehicles and otherwise regulate the safety of operations of each provider((; and to regulate in accordance with the procedures set forth in chapter 81.04 RCW any rates, fares, or charges proposed by such providers)). The commission may charge fees to private, nonprofit transportation providers, which shall be approximately the same as the reasonable cost of regulating such providers.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. Sections 1 through 3, 6, and 7 of this act constitute a new chapter in Title 47 RCW.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. The agency council on coordinated transportation is terminated on June 30, 2003, as provided in section 7 of this act.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. The following acts or parts of acts, as now existing or hereafter amended, are each repealed, effective June 30, 2004:

                                       (1)        RCW 47.--.--- and 1998 c . . . s 1 (section 1 of this act);

                                       (2)        RCW 47.--.--- and 1998 c . . . s 2 (section 2 of this act); and

                                       (3)        RCW 47.--.--- and 1998 c . . . s 3 (section 3 of this act)."


             In line 1 of the title, after "services;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 81.66.030; and adding a new chapter to Title 47 RCW."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 2166 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2166 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Mitchell and Fisher spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2166 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Substitute House Bill No. 2166, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2313 with the following amendment(s)


             On page 7, beginning on line 30, strike all material through "approval." on page 7, line 33.


             On page 1, on line 3 of the title, after "120;" delete all material through "RCW;"


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


MOTION


             Representative McMorris moved the House not concur in the Senate Amendment(s) to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2313 and ask the Senate to recede therefrom.


             Representative Wood moved the House concur in the Senate Amendment(s) to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2313 and advance the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


             Representative Wood spoke in favor of the motion.


             Representative Schoesler spoke against the motion.


             The motion was not adopted.


             The House adopted the motion not to concur in the Senate Amendments to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2313 and ask the Senate to recede therefrom.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed House Bill No. 2463 with the following amendment(s)


             On page 6, beginning on line 14, strike all of section 5


             On page 1, line 3 of the title, after "6.27.110" strike "; and declaring an emergency" 


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to House Bill No. 2463 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 2463 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Sheahan spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 2463 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             House Bill No. 2463, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed House Bill No. 2500 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 10.89.010 and 1943 c 261 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             Any member of a duly organized state, county or municipal peace unit of another state of the United States who enters this state in fresh pursuit, and continues within this state in such fresh pursuit, of a person in order to arrest ((him)) the person on the ground that he or she is believed to have committed a felony in such other state((,)) or a violation of the laws of such other state relating to driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while impaired, or reckless driving shall have the same authority to arrest and hold such person in custody as has any member of any duly organized state, county or municipal peace unit of this state, to arrest and hold in custody a person on the ground that he or she is believed to have committed a felony or a violation of the laws of such other state relating to driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while impaired, or reckless driving in this state.


             Sec. 2. RCW 10.89.050 and 1943 c 261 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

             The term "fresh pursuit" as used in this chapter, shall include fresh pursuit as defined by the common law, and also the pursuit of a person who has committed a felony or who reasonably is suspected of having committed a felony or a violation of such other state relating to driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while impaired, or reckless driving. It shall also include the pursuit of a person suspected of having committed a supposed felony, or a supposed violation of the laws relating to driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while impaired, or reckless driving, though no felony or violation of the laws relating to driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while impaired, or reckless driving actually has been committed, if there is reasonable ground for believing that a felony or a violation of the laws relating to driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while impaired, or reckless driving has been committed. Fresh pursuit as used herein shall not necessarily imply instant pursuit, but pursuit without unreasonable delay."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "pursuit;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 10.89.010 and 10.89.050."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to House Bill No. 2500 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 2500 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Sheahan and Costa spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 2500 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             House Bill No. 2500, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

February 23, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed House Bill No. 2558 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 13.34.090 and 1990 c 246 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Any party has a right to be represented by an attorney in all proceedings under this chapter, to introduce evidence, to be heard in his or her own behalf, to examine witnesses, to receive a decision based solely on the evidence adduced at the hearing, and to an unbiased fact-finder.

             (2) At all stages of a proceeding in which a child is alleged to be dependent ((pursuant to)) as defined in RCW 13.34.030(((2))) (4), the child's parent, guardian, or legal custodian has the right to be represented by counsel, and if indigent, to have counsel appointed for him or her by the court. Unless waived in court, counsel shall be provided to the child's parent, guardian, or legal custodian, if such person (a) has appeared in the proceeding or requested the court to appoint counsel and (b) is financially unable to obtain counsel because of indigency as defined in chapter 10.101 RCW.

             (3) If a party to an action under this chapter is represented by counsel, no order shall be provided to that party for his or her signature without prior notice and provision of the order to counsel.

             (4) Copies of department of social and health services or supervising agency records to which parents have legal access pursuant to chapter 13.50 RCW shall be given to the child's parent, guardian, legal custodian, or his or her legal counsel, within twenty days after the department or supervising agency receives a written request for such records from the parent, guardian, legal custodian, or his or her legal counsel. These records shall be provided to the child's parents, guardian, legal custodian, or legal counsel prior to the shelter care hearing in order to allow an opportunity to review the records prior to the hearing. These records shall be legible and shall be provided at no expense to the parents, guardian, legal custodian, or his or her counsel.


             Sec. 2. RCW 43.43.700 and 1989 c 334 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

             There is hereby established within the Washington state patrol a section on identification, child abuse, vulnerable adult abuse, and criminal history hereafter referred to as the section.

             In order to aid the administration of justice the section shall install systems for the identification of individuals, including the fingerprint system and such other systems as the chief deems necessary. The section shall keep a complete record and index of all information received in convenient form for consultation and comparison.

             The section shall obtain from whatever source available and file for record the fingerprints, palmprints, photographs, or such other identification data as it deems necessary, of persons who have been or shall hereafter be lawfully arrested and charged with, or convicted of any criminal offense. The section may obtain like information concerning persons arrested for or convicted of crimes under the laws of another state or government.

             The section shall also contain like information concerning persons, over the age of eighteen years, who have been found((, pursuant to a dependency proceeding under RCW 13.34.030(2)(b) to have physically abused or sexually abused or exploited a child or, pursuant to a protection proceeding under chapter 74.34 RCW, to have abused or financially exploited a vulnerable adult)) to have physically abused or sexually abused or exploited a child pursuant to a dependency proceeding under chapter 13.34 RCW, or to have abused or financially exploited a vulnerable adult pursuant to a protection proceeding under chapter 74.34 RCW."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "references;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 13.34.090 and 43.43.700."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to House Bill No. 2558 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 2558 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Tokuda and Cooke spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 2558 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             House Bill No. 2558, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2596 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The primary intent of this act is to give effect to recommendations by the 1994 department of community, trade, and economic development's master planned resort task force by clarifying that master planned resorts may make use of capital facilities, utilities, and services provided by outside service providers, and may enter into agreements for shared facilities with such providers, when all costs directly attributable to the resort, including capacity increases, are fully borne by the resort.


             Sec. 2. RCW 36.70A.360 and 1991 sp.s. c 32 s 17 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Counties that are required or choose to plan under RCW 36.70A.040 may permit master planned resorts which may constitute urban growth outside of urban growth areas as limited by this section. A master planned resort means a self-contained and fully integrated planned unit development, in a setting of significant natural amenities, with primary focus on destination resort facilities consisting of short-term visitor accommodations associated with a range of developed on-site indoor or outdoor recreational facilities.

             (2) Capital facilities, utilities, and services, including those related to sewer, water, storm water, security, fire suppression, and emergency medical, provided on-site shall be limited to meeting the needs of the master planned resort. Such facilities, utilities, and services may be provided to a master planned resort by outside service providers, including municipalities and special purpose districts, provided that all costs associated with service extensions and capacity increases directly attributable to the master planned resort are fully borne by the resort. A master planned resort and service providers may enter into agreements for shared capital facilities and utilities, provided that such facilities and utilities serve only the master planned resort or urban growth areas.

             Nothing in this subsection may be construed as: Establishing an order of priority for processing applications for water right permits, for granting such permits, or for issuing certificates of water right; altering or authorizing in any manner the alteration of the place of use for a water right; or affecting or impairing in any manner whatsoever an existing water right.

             All waters or the use of waters shall be regulated and controlled as provided in chapters 90.03 and 90.44 RCW and not otherwise.

             (3) A master planned resort may include other residential uses within its boundaries, but only if the residential uses are integrated into and support the on-site recreational nature of the resort.

             (4) A master planned resort may be authorized by a county only if:

             (((1))) (a) The comprehensive plan specifically identifies policies to guide the development of master planned resorts;

             (((2))) (b) The comprehensive plan and development regulations include restrictions that preclude new urban or suburban land uses in the vicinity of the master planned resort, except in areas otherwise designated for urban growth under RCW 36.70A.110;

             (((3))) (c) The county includes a finding as a part of the approval process that the land is better suited, and has more long-term importance, for the master planned resort than for the commercial harvesting of timber or agricultural production, if located on land that otherwise would be designated as forest land or agricultural land under RCW 36.70A.170;

             (((4))) (d) The county ensures that the resort plan is consistent with the development regulations established for critical areas; and

             (((5))) (e) On-site and off-site infrastructure and service impacts are fully considered and mitigated."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "resorts;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 36.70A.360; and creating a new section."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2596 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2596 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Chandler and Romero spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2596 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 74, Nays - 22, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Clements, Cooke, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Doumit, Dunn, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, O'Brien, Parlette, Pennington, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Robertson, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 74.

             Voting nay: Representatives Anderson, Butler, Chopp, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooper, Costa, Dickerson, Dunshee, Fisher, Kenney, Mason, Murray, Ogden, Poulsen, Regala, Romero, Scott, Tokuda and Wolfe - 22.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2596, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 2611 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. As used in this chapter:

             (1) "Institutional third party" means the federal national mortgage association, the federal home loan mortgage corporation, the government national mortgage association, and other substantially similar institutions, whether public or private, provided the institutions establish and adhere to rules applicable to the right of cancellation of mortgage insurance, which are the same or substantially the same as those utilized by the institutions named in this subsection.

             (2) "Mortgage insurance" means insurance, including mortgage guarantee insurance, against financial loss by reason of nonpayment of principal, interest, and other sums agreed to be paid in a residential mortgage transaction.

             (3) "Residential mortgage transaction" means entering into a loan for personal, family, household, or purchase money purposes that is secured by a deed of trust or mortgage on owner-occupied, one-to-four unit, residential real property located in the state of Washington.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. (1) If a borrower is required to obtain and maintain mortgage insurance as a condition of entering into a residential mortgage transaction, the lender shall disclose to the borrower whether and under what conditions the borrower has the right to cancel the mortgage insurance in the future. This disclosure shall include:

             (a) Any identifying loan or insurance information, or other information, necessary to permit the borrower to communicate with the servicer or lender concerning the private mortgage insurance;

             (b) The conditions that are required to be satisfied before the mortgage insurance may be canceled; and

             (c) The procedures required to be followed by the borrower to cancel the mortgage insurance.

             The disclosure required in this subsection shall be made in writing at the time the transaction is entered into.

             (2) For residential mortgage transactions with mortgage insurance, the lender, or the person servicing the residential mortgage transaction if it is not the lender, annually shall provide the borrower with:

             (a) A notice containing the same information as required to be disclosed under subsection (1) of this section; or

             (b) A statement indicating that the borrower may be able to cancel the mortgage insurance and that the borrower may contact the lender or loan servicer at a designated address and phone number to find out whether the insurance can be canceled and the conditions and procedures to effect cancellation.

             The notice or statement required by this subsection shall be provided in writing in a clear and conspicuous manner in or with each annual statement of account.

             (3) The notices and statements required in this section shall be provided without cost to the borrower.

             (4) Any borrower in a residential mortgage transaction who is harmed by a violation of this section may obtain injunctive relief, may recover from the party who caused such harm by failure to comply with this section up to three times the amount of mortgage insurance premiums wrongly collected, and may recover reasonable attorneys' fees and costs of such action.

             (5) This section does not apply to any mortgage funded with bond proceeds issued under an indenture requiring mortgage insurance for the life of the loan or to loans insured by the federal housing administration or the veterans administration.

             (6) Subsection (1) of this section applies to residential mortgage transactions entered into on or after July 1, 1998. Subsection (2) of this section applies to any residential mortgage transaction existing on the effective date of this section or entered into on or after the effective date of this section.

             (7) A lender or person servicing a residential mortgage transaction who complies with federal requirements, as now or hereafter enacted, prescribing mortgage insurance disclosures and notifications shall be deemed in compliance with this section.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. (1) Except when a statute, regulation, rule, or written guideline promulgated by an institutional third party applicable to a residential mortgage transaction purchased in whole or in part by an institutional third party specifically prohibits cancellation during the term of indebtedness, the lender or servicer of a residential mortgage transaction may not charge or collect future payments from a borrower for mortgage insurance, and the borrower is not obligated to make such payments, if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

             (a) The borrower makes a written request to terminate the obligation to make future payments for mortgage insurance;

             (b) The residential mortgage transaction is at least two years old;

             (c) The outstanding principal balance of the residential loan is not greater than eighty percent of the current fair market value of the property and is:

             (i) For loans made for the purchase of the property, less than eighty percent of the lesser of the sales price or the appraised value at the time the transaction is entered into; or

             (ii) For all other residential mortgage transactions, less than eighty percent of the appraised value at the time the residential loan transaction was entered into.

             The lender or servicer may request that a current appraisal be done to verify the outstanding principal balance is less than eighty percent of the current fair market value of the property; unless otherwise agreed to in writing, the lender or servicer selects the appraiser and splits the cost with the borrower;

             (d) The borrower's scheduled payment of monthly installments or principal, interest, and any escrow obligations is current at the time the borrower requests termination of his or her obligation to continue to pay for mortgage insurance, those installments have not been more than thirty days late in the last twelve months, and the borrower has not been assessed more than one late penalty over the past twelve months;

             (e) A notice of default has not been recorded against the property as the result of a nonmonetary default in the previous twelve months.

             (2) This section applies to residential mortgage transactions entered into on or after July 1, 1998.

             (3) This section does not apply to:

             (a) Any residential mortgage transaction that is funded in whole or in part pursuant to authority granted by statute, regulation, or rule that, as a condition of that funding, prohibits or limits termination of payments for mortgage insurance during the term of the indebtedness; or

             (b) Any mortgage funded with bond proceeds issued under an indenture requiring mortgage insurance for the life of the loan.

             (4) If the residential mortgage transaction will be or has been sold in whole or in part to an institutional third party, adherence to the institutional third party's standards for termination of future payments for mortgage insurance shall be deemed in compliance with this section.

             (5) A lender or person servicing a residential mortgage transaction who complies with federal requirements, as now or hereafter enacted, governing the cancellation of mortgage insurance shall be deemed in compliance with this section.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. On or after July 1, 1998, no borrower entering into a residential mortgage transaction in which the principal amount of the loan is less than eighty percent of the fair market value of the property shall be required to obtain mortgage insurance. Fair market value for a purchase money loan is the lesser of the sales price or the appraised value. This section shall not apply to residential mortgage transactions in an amount in excess of the maximum limits established by institutional third parties where the borrower and the lender have agreed in writing to mortgage insurance.

             A lender or person servicing a residential mortgage transaction who complies with federal requirements, as now or hereafter enacted, governing the requirement of obtaining mortgage insurance shall be deemed in compliance with this section.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. This act takes effect July 1, 1998.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. Sections 1 through 6 of this act constitute a new chapter in Title 61 RCW."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "insurance;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new chapter to Title 61 RCW; and providing an effective date."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 2611 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2611 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative L. Thomas and Wolfe spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2611 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Substitute House Bill No. 2611, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION


             Representative Veloria, having voted on the prevailing side, moved that the rules be suspended, and that the House immediately reconsider the vote on Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2596. The motion was carried.


RECONSIDERATION


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2596, as amended by the Senate on reconsideration.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2596 as amended by the Senate on reconsideration and the bill passed the House by the following vote:Yeas - 76, Nays - 20, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Clements, Cooke, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Doumit, Dunn, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Robertson, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Van Luven, Wensman, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 76.

             Voting nay: Representatives Chopp, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooper, Costa, Dickerson, Dunshee, Fisher, Mason, Murray, Poulsen, Regala, Romero, Scott, Sommers, H., Tokuda, Veloria and Wolfe - 20.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2596, as amended by the Senate on reconsideration, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


RECONSIDERATION


             There being no objection, the rules were suspended and the House immediately reconsidered the vote by which Substitute House Bill No. 1043 as amended by the Senate passed the House.


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1043 as amendment by the Senate on reconsideration.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1043, as amended by the Senate on reconsideration and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 58, Nays - 38, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Clements, Cooke, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dunn, Dyer, Grant, Hankins, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Koster, Lambert, Lisk, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Quall, Reams, Robertson, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Van Luven, Wensman, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 58.

             Voting nay: Representatives Anderson, Appelwick, Ballasiotes, Butler, Chopp, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooper, Costa, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Hatfield, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Lantz, Linville, Mason, Murray, O'Brien, Poulsen, Radcliff, Regala, Romero, Scott, Sommers, H., Tokuda, Veloria, Wolfe and Wood - 38.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Substitute House Bill No. 1043, as amended by the Senate on reconsideration, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 2710 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 87.03.845 and 1993 c 235 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             This section and RCW 87.03.847 through 87.03.855 provide the procedures by which a minor irrigation district may be merged into a major irrigation district as authorized by RCW 87.03.530(2).

             To institute proceedings for such a merger, the board of directors of the minor district shall adopt a resolution requesting the board of directors of the major district to consider the merger, or proceedings for such a merger may be instituted by a petition requesting the board of directors of the major district to consider the merger, signed by ten owners of land within the minor district or five percent of the total number of landowners within the minor district, whichever is greater. However, if there are fewer than twenty owners of land within the minor irrigation district, the petition shall be signed by a majority of the landowners and filed with the board of directors of the major irrigation district.

             The board of directors of the major irrigation district shall consider the request at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the board of directors of the major district following its receipt of the minor district's request or at a special meeting called for the purpose of considering the request. If the board of the major district denies the request of the minor district, no further action on the request shall be taken.

             If the board of the major district does not deny the request, it shall conduct a public hearing on the request and shall give notice regarding the hearing. The notice shall describe the proposed merger and shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks preceding the date of the hearing and the last publication shall be not more than seven days before the date of the hearing. The notice shall contain a statement that unless the holders of title or evidence of title to at least twenty percent of the assessed lands within the major district file a protest opposing the merger with the board of the major district at or before the hearing, the board is free to approve the request for the merger without an election being conducted in the major district on the request. If the board of the major district is considering requests from more than one minor district, the hearing shall be conducted on all such requests.


             Sec. 2. RCW 87.80.130 and 1996 c 320 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) A board of joint control created under the provisions of this chapter shall have full authority within its area of jurisdiction to enter into and perform any and all necessary contracts; to accept grants and loans, including, but not limited to, those provided under chapters 43.83B and 43.99E RCW, to appoint and employ and discharge the necessary officers, agents, and employees; to sue and be sued as a board but without personal liability of the members thereof in any and all matters in which all the irrigation entities represented on the board as a whole have a common interest without making the irrigation entities parties to the suit; to represent the entities in all matters of common interest as a whole within the scope of this chapter; and to do any and all lawful acts required and expedient to carry out the purposes of this chapter. A board of joint control may, subject to the same limitations as an irrigation district operating under chapter 87.03 RCW, acquire any property or property rights for use within the board's area of jurisdiction by power of eminent domain; acquire, purchase, or lease in its own name all necessary real or personal property or property rights; and sell, lease, or exchange any surplus real or personal property or property rights. Any transfers of water, however, are limited to transfers authorized under subsection (2) of this section.

             (2) A board of joint control is authorized and encouraged to pursue conservation and system efficiency improvements to optimize the use of appropriated waters and to either redistribute the saved water within its area of jurisdiction, or, transfer the water to others, or both. A redistribution of saved water as an operational practice internal to the board of joint control's area of jurisdiction, may be authorized if it can be made without detriment or injury to rights existing outside of the board of control's area of jurisdiction, including instream flow water rights established under state or federal law. Prior to undertaking a water conservation or system efficiency improvement project which will result in a redistribution of saved water, the board of joint control must consult with the department of ecology and if the board's jurisdiction is within a United States reclamation project the board must obtain the approval of the bureau of reclamation. The purpose of such consultation is to assure that the proposal will not impair the rights of other water holders or bureau of reclamation contract water users. A board of control does not have the power to authorize a change of any water right that would change the point or points of diversion, purpose of use, or place of use outside the board's area of jurisdiction, without the approval of the department of ecology pursuant to RCW 90.03.380 and if the board's jurisdiction is within a United States reclamation project, the approval of the bureau of reclamation.

             (3) A board of joint control is authorized to design, construct, and operate either drainage projects, or water quality enhancement projects, or both.

             (4) Where the board of joint control area of jurisdiction is totally within a federal reclamation project, the board is authorized to accept operational responsibility for federal reserved works.

             (5) Nothing contained in this chapter gives a board of joint control the authority to abridge the existing rights, responsibilities, and authorities of an individual irrigation entity or others within the area of jurisdiction; nor in a case where the board of joint control consists of representatives of two or more divisions of a federal reclamation project shall the board of joint control abridge any powers of an existing board of control created through federal contract; nor shall a board of joint control have any authority to abridge or modify a water right benefiting lands within its area of jurisdiction without consent of the party holding the ownership interest in the water right.

             (6) A board of joint control created under this chapter may not use any authority granted to it by this chapter or by RCW 90.03.380 to authorize a transfer of or change in a water right or to authorize a redistribution of saved water before July 1, 1997."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "districts;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 87.03.845 and 87.80.130."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 2710 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2710 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Chandler and Linville spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2710 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Substitute House Bill No. 2710, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


             There being no objection, the House deferred consideration of House Bill No. 2772 and the bill held its place on third reading.


MOTION


             On motion by Representative Talcott, Representative Ballasiotes was excused.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2819 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 77.32.380 and 1993 sp.s. c 2 s 77 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Persons ((sixteen years of age or older)) who enter upon or use clearly identified department ((lands and)) improved access facilities ((are)) with a motor vehicle may be required to ((possess a conservation license or a hunting, fishing, trapping, or free license on their person while using the facilities)) display a current annual fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit on the motor vehicle while within or while using an improved access facility. An "improved access facility" is a clearly identified area specifically created for motor vehicle parking, and includes any boat launch or boat ramp associated with the parking area, but does not include the department parking facilities at the Gorge Concert Center near George, Washington. The vehicle use permit is issued in the form of a decal. One decal shall be issued at no charge with each annual saltwater, freshwater, combination, small game hunting, big game hunting, and trapping license issued by the department. The annual fee for ((this license)) a fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit, if purchased separately, is ten dollars ((annually)). A person to whom the department has issued a decal or who has purchased a vehicle use permit separately may purchase a decal from the department for each additional vehicle owned by the person at a cost of five dollars per decal upon a showing of proof to the department that the person owns the additional vehicle or vehicles. Revenue derived from the sale of fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permits shall be used solely for the stewardship and maintenance of department improved access facilities. Revenue derived from the sale of fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permits shall be used solely for the stewardship and maintenance of department improved access facilities.

             ((The spouse, all children under eighteen years of age, and guests under eighteen years of age of the holder of a valid conservation license may use department lands and access facilities when accompanied by the license holder.))

             Youth groups may use department ((lands and game)) improved access facilities without possessing a ((conservation license)) vehicle use permit when accompanied by a ((license)) vehicle use permit holder.

             The department may accept contributions into the state wildlife fund for the sound stewardship of fish and wildlife. Contributors shall be known as "conservation patrons" and, for contributions of twenty dollars or more, shall receive a fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit free of charge.

             ((The conservation license is nontransferable and must be validated by the signature of the holder. Upon request of a wildlife agent or ex officio wildlife agent a person using clearly identified department lands shall exhibit the required license.))

             (2) The decal must be affixed in a permanent manner to the motor vehicle before entering upon or using the motor vehicle on a department improved access facility, and must be displayed on the rear window of the motor vehicle, or, if the motor vehicle does not have a rear window, on the rear of the motor vehicle.

             (3) Failure to display the fish and wildlife lands vehicle use permit if required by this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW, and department employees are authorized to issue a notice of infraction to the registered owner of any motor vehicle entering upon or using a department improved access facility without such a decal. The penalty for failure to display or improper display of the decal is sixty-six dollars.


             Sec. 2. RCW 77.12.170 and 1996 c 101 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) There is established in the state treasury the state wildlife fund which consists of moneys received from:

             (a) Rentals or concessions of the department;

             (b) The sale of real or personal property held for department purposes;

             (c) The sale of licenses, permits, tags, stamps, and punchcards required by this title;

             (d) Fees for informational materials published by the department;

             (e) Fees for personalized vehicle license plates as provided in chapter 46.16 RCW;

             (f) Articles or wildlife sold by the director under this title;

             (g) Compensation for wildlife losses or contributions, gifts, or grants received under RCW 77.12.320 or 77.32.380;

             (h) Excise tax on anadromous game fish collected under chapter 82.27 RCW;

             (i) The sale of personal property seized by the department for wildlife violations; and

             (j) The department's share of revenues from auctions and raffles authorized by the commission.

             (2) State and county officers receiving any moneys listed in subsection (1) of this section shall deposit them in the state treasury to be credited to the state wildlife fund.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. This act takes effect January 1, 1999."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "lands;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 77.32.380 and 77.12.170; prescribing penalties; and providing an effective date."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2819 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2819 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Buck and Regala spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2819 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Ballasiotes, Carrell and Skinner - 3.


             Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2819, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2836 with the following amendment(s)

             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature recognizes the need to address listings that are made under the federal endangered species act (16 U.S.C. Sec. 1531 et seq.) in a way that will make the most efficient use of existing efforts. The legislature finds that the principle of adaptive management requires that different models should be tried so that the lessons learned from these models can be put to use throughout the state. It is the intent of the legislature to create a pilot program for southwestern Washington to address the recent steelhead listings and which takes full advantage of all state and local efforts at habitat restoration in that area to date.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. (1) A pilot program for steelhead recovery is established in Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties within the habitat area classified as evolutionarily significant unit 4 by the federal national marine fisheries service. The management board created under subsection (2) of this section is responsible for implementing the habitat portion of the approved steelhead recovery initiative and is empowered to receive and disburse funds for the approved steelhead recovery initiative. The management board created pursuant to this section shall constitute the regional council for this area responsible for fulfilling the requirements and exercising the powers of a regional council under chapter . . ., Laws of 1998 (Substitute House Bill No. 2496).

             (2) A management board consisting of fifteen voting members is created within evolutionarily significant unit 4. The members shall consist of one county commissioner or designee from each of the five participating counties selected by each county legislative authority; one member representing the cities contained within evolutionarily significant unit 4 as a voting member selected by the cities in evolutionarily significant unit 4; a representative of the Cowlitz Tribe appointed by the tribe; one state legislator elected from one of the legislative districts contained within evolutionarily significant unit 4 selected by that group of state legislators representing the area; five representatives to include at least one member who represents private property interests appointed by the five county commissioners or designees; one hydro utility representative nominated by hydro utilities and appointed by the five county commissioners or designees; and one representative nominated from the environmental community who resides in evolutionarily significant unit 4 appointed by the five county commissioners or designees. The board shall appoint and consult a technical advisory committee, which shall include four representatives of state agencies one each appointed by the directors of the departments of ecology, fish and wildlife, and transportation, and the commissioner of public lands. The board may also appoint additional persons to the technical advisory committee as needed. The chair of the board shall be selected from among the five county commissioners or designees and the legislator on the board. In making appointments under this subsection, the county commissioners shall consider recommendations of interested parties. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments were selected. No action may be brought or maintained against any management board member, the management board, or any of its agents, officers, or employees for any noncontractual acts or omissions in carrying out the purposes of this section.

             (3)(a) The management board shall participate in the development of a recovery plan to implement its responsibilities under (b) of this subsection. The management board shall consider local watershed efforts and activities as well as habitat conservation plans in the implementation of the recovery plan. Any of the participating counties may continue its own efforts for restoring steelhead habitat. Nothing in this section limits the authority of units of local government to enter into interlocal agreements under chapter 39.34 RCW or any other provision of law.

             (b) The management board is responsible for implementing the habitat portions of the local government responsibilities of the lower Columbia steelhead conservation initiative approved by the state and the national marine fisheries service. The management board may work in cooperation with the state and the national marine fisheries service to modify the initiative, or to address habitat for other aquatic species that may be subsequently listed under the federal endangered species act. The management board may not exercise authority over land or water within the individual counties or otherwise preempt the authority of any units of local government.

             (c) The management board shall prioritize as appropriate and approve projects and programs related to the recovery of lower Columbia river steelhead runs, including the funding of those projects and programs, and coordinate local government efforts as prescribed in the recovery plan. The management board shall establish criteria for funding projects and programs based upon their likely value in steelhead recovery. The management board may consider local economic impact among the criteria, but jurisdictional boundaries and factors related to jurisdictional population may not be considered as part of the criteria.

             (d) The management board shall assess the factors for decline along each prioritized stream as listed in the lower Columbia steelhead conservation initiative. The management board is encouraged to take a stream-by-stream approach in conducting the assessment which utilizes state and local expertise, including volunteer groups, interest groups, and affected units of local government.

             (4) The management board has the authority to hire and fire staff, including an executive director, enter into contracts, accept grants and other moneys, disburse funds, make recommendations to cities and counties about potential code changes and the development of programs and incentives upon request, pay all necessary expenses, and may choose a fiduciary agent. The management board shall report on its progress on a quarterly basis to the legislative bodies of the five participating counties and the state natural resource-related agencies.

             (5) The pilot program terminates on July 1, 2002.

             (6) For purposes of this section, "evolutionarily significant unit" means the habitat area identified for an evolutionarily significant unit of an aquatic species listed or proposed for listing as a threatened or endangered species under the federal endangered species act (16 U.S.C. Sec. 1531 et seq.).


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "act;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "creating new sections; and declaring an emergency."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2836 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2836 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Buck and Regala spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2836 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Ballasiotes, Carrell and Skinner - 3.


             Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2836, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 2885 with the following amendment(s)


             On page 7, beginning on line 31, strike all of sections 2 and 3.


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "amending" strike all material through "680;" and on line 2, after "5055;" strike "creating a new section;"


             On page 9, after line 2, insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. If this act mandates an increased level of service by local governments, the local government may, under RCW 43.135.060 and chapter 4.92 RCW, submit claims for reimbursement by the legislature. The claims shall be subject to verification by the office of financial management."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "creating" strike a new section" and insert "new sections" 


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 2885 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2885 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Mulliken and Costa spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2885 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Ballasiotes, Carrell and Skinner - 3.


             Substitute House Bill No. 2885, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

March 9, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The President has signed:

HOUSE BILL NO. 2141,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2302,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2315,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2386,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2387,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2431,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2491,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2499,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2544,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2553,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2560,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2779,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2922,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 3057,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


March 9, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The President has signed:

SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1501,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2355,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2628,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2663,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2707,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2973,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


March 9, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The President has signed:

SECOND ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5185,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5355,

ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5695,

SENATE BILL NO. 6220,

SENATE BILL NO. 6228,

SENATE BILL NO. 6311,

ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6325,

SENATE BILL NO. 6400,

SENATE BILL NO. 6536,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6574,

SENATE BILL NO. 6728,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6731,

SENATE BILL NO. 6758,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


March 9, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The President has signed:

SENATE BILL NO. 6149,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6153,

SENATE BILL NO. 6155,

SENATE BILL NO. 6172,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6174,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6229,

SENATE BILL NO. 6329,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6396,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6425,

SENATE BILL NO. 6429,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6545,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6648,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6669,

SENATE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 8019,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


March 9, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The President has signed:

ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5499,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5532,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6150,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6346,

SENATE BILL NO. 6352,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6492,

SENATE BILL NO. 6581,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6605,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 2941 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The legislature finds:

             (a) Utilities that provide service for the public necessity and convenience, particularly electric, water, and sewer utilities, maintain facilities in rights of way and where easements, both acquired and implied, exist;

             (b) Vegetation growth on state lands and private properties adjacent to utility facilities can cause damage to utility facilities and pose public safety concerns where such vegetation grows or falls into these facilities; and

             (c) When vegetation from adjacent land or property causes damage to utility facilities, utility service to customers might be disrupted, collateral damage might occur to other properties, and the general public might be placed in imminent danger.

             (2) The legislature declares:

             (a) Utilities have a dual interest in protecting their facilities from potential damages caused by vegetation on adjacent lands or properties and preserving service continuity and reliability for the customer;

             (b) The cutting or removal of trees, timber, and shrubs by a utility from adjacent lands or properties is often done to protect the utility's facilities, to maintain service continuity and reliability, and to protect the general public, not for commercial or profit-motivated purposes; and

             (c) Utilities should be immune from liability, including special damages for emotional distress, when a utility cuts or removes from adjacent lands or properties vegetation that has damaged, poses an imminent threat to, or encroached upon utility facilities and the utility has given appropriate notice and opportunity to the land or property owner or resident.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 64.12 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) A utility is immune from liability under RCW 64.12.030 and 64.12.040, when it cuts or removes any trees, timber, or shrubs that:

             (a) Have damaged utility facilities or pose a hazard to the general public health, safety, or welfare and the utility makes a reasonable effort as soon as practical to notify and secure agreement from an adjacent land or property owner of record, or the resident of the property, regarding the disposal of any trees, timber, or shrubs that have been cut or removed by the utility;

             (b) Pose an imminent threat to damage utility facilities and the utility makes a reasonable effort to notify and secure agreement from an adjacent land or property owner of record, or the resident of the property, regarding the cutting or removal and disposal of any trees, timber, or shrubs located on land or property adjacent to utility facilities; or

             (c) Encroached upon utility facilities and the utility secures an agreement from an adjacent land or property owner of record, or the resident of the property, regarding the cutting or removal and disposal of any trees, timber, or shrubs located on land or property adjacent to utility facilities.

             (2) Damages under RCW 64.12.030 or 64.12.040 for cutting or removal of natural vegetation by a utility shall be limited to stumpage value.

             (3) In no event shall a utility be liable for damages for emotional distress for cutting or removing any trees, timber, or shrubs located on land or property adjacent to utility facilities.

             (4) For the purposes of this section:

             (a) "Utility facility" means lines, conduits, ducts, poles, wires, pipes, conductors, cables, cross-arms, receivers, transmitters, transformers, instruments, machines, appliances, instrumentalities, and all devices, real estate, easements, apparatus, property, and routes used, operated, owned, or controlled by an electric, water, or sewer utility, natural gas, or telecommunications company, for the purposes of manufacturing, transmitting, distributing, selling, or furnishing electricity, water, sewer, natural gas, or telecommunications services; and

             (b) "Natural vegetation" means a tree indigenous to the area in which it has grown and is of such age and condition that it can be reasonably determined to have grown naturally in its present location and it was not planted for the purposes of residential aesthetics, or commercial, production, or retail sale."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "vegetation;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 64.12 RCW; and creating a new section."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 2941 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2941 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Sheahan and Constantine spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2941 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Ballasiotes, Carrell and Skinner - 3.


             Substitute House Bill No. 2941, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 2960 with the following amendment(s)


             On page 3, line 18, after "poses" strike "an imminent" and insert "a very probable"


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 2960 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2960 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Chandler and Anderson spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2960 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Ballasiotes, Carrell and Skinner - 3.


             Substitute House Bill No. 2960, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 3096 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 48.14.0201 and 1997 c 154 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) As used in this section, "taxpayer" means a health maintenance organization, as defined in RCW 48.46.020, or a health care service contractor, as defined in RCW 48.44.010.

             (2) Each taxpayer shall pay a tax on or before the first day of March of each year to the state treasurer through the insurance commissioner's office. The tax shall be equal to the total amount of all premiums and prepayments for health care services received by the taxpayer during the preceding calendar year multiplied by the rate of two percent.

             (3) Taxpayers shall prepay their tax obligations under this section. The minimum amount of the prepayments shall be percentages of the taxpayer's tax obligation for the preceding calendar year recomputed using the rate in effect for the current year. For the prepayment of taxes due during the first calendar year, the minimum amount of the prepayments shall be percentages of the taxpayer's tax obligation that would have been due had the tax been in effect during the previous calendar year. The tax prepayments shall be paid to the state treasurer through the commissioner's office by the due dates and in the following amounts:

             (a) On or before June 15, forty-five percent;

             (b) On or before September 15, twenty-five percent;

             (c) On or before December 15, twenty-five percent.

             (4) For good cause demonstrated in writing, the commissioner may approve an amount smaller than the preceding calendar year's tax obligation as recomputed for calculating the health maintenance organization's, health care service contractor's, or certified health plan's prepayment obligations for the current tax year.

             (5) Moneys collected under this section shall be deposited in the general fund through March 31, 1996, and in the health services account under RCW 43.72.900 after March 31, 1996.

             (6) The taxes imposed in this section do not apply to:

             (a) Amounts received by any taxpayer from the United States or any instrumentality thereof as prepayments for health care services provided under Title XVIII (medicare) of the federal social security act.

             (b) Amounts received by any health care service contractor, as defined in RCW 48.44.010, as prepayments for health care services included within the definition of practice of dentistry under RCW 18.32.020.

             (7) Beginning January 1, 2000, the state does hereby preempt the field of imposing excise or privilege taxes upon taxpayers and no county, city, town, or other municipal subdivision shall have the right to impose any such taxes upon such taxpayers. This subsection shall be limited to premiums and payments for health benefit plans offered by health care service contractors under chapter 48.44 RCW and health maintenance organizations under chapter 48.46 RCW. The preemption authorized by this subsection shall not impair the ability of a county, city, town, or other municipal subdivision to impose excise or privilege taxes upon the health care services directly delivered by the employees of a health maintenance organization under chapter 48.46 RCW."


             On page 1, line 3 of the title, after "contractors;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 48.14.0201."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 3096 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 3096 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Zellinsky and Wolfe spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 3096 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 83, Nays - 12, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Clements, Cody, Constantine, Cooke, Cooper, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 83.

             Voting nay: Representatives Butler, Chopp, Cole, Conway, Costa, Dickerson, Fisher, Gardner, Mason, Murray, Regala, Sommers and H. - 12.

             Excused: Representatives Ballasiotes, Carrell and Skinner - 3.


             Substitute House Bill No. 3096, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 2, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1769 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 69.41.010 and 1996 c 178 s 16 are each amended to read as follows:

             As used in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

             (1) "Administer" means the direct application of a legend drug whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, to the body of a patient or research subject by:

             (a) A practitioner; or

             (b) The patient or research subject at the direction of the practitioner.

             (2) "Deliver" or "delivery" means the actual, constructive, or attempted transfer from one person to another of a legend drug, whether or not there is an agency relationship.

             (3) "Department" means the department of health.

             (4) "Dispense" means the interpretation of a prescription or order for a legend drug and, pursuant to that prescription or order, the proper selection, measuring, compounding, labeling, or packaging necessary to prepare that prescription or order for delivery.

             (5) "Dispenser" means a practitioner who dispenses.

             (6) "Distribute" means to deliver other than by administering or dispensing a legend drug.

             (7) "Distributor" means a person who distributes.

             (8) "Drug" means:

             (a) Substances recognized as drugs in the official United States pharmacopoeia, official homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official national formulary, or any supplement to any of them;

             (b) Substances intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or animals;

             (c) Substances (other than food, minerals or vitamins) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or animals; and

             (d) Substances intended for use as a component of any article specified in clause (a), (b), or (c) of this subsection. It does not include devices or their components, parts, or accessories.

             (9) "Electronic communication of prescription information" means the communication of prescription information by computer, or the transmission of an exact visual image of a prescription by facsimile, or other electronic means for original prescription information or prescription refill information for a legend drug between an authorized practitioner and a pharmacy or the transfer of prescription information for a legend drug from one pharmacy to another pharmacy.

             (10) "Legend drugs" means any drugs which are required by state law or regulation of the state board of pharmacy to be dispensed on prescription only or are restricted to use by practitioners only.

             (((10))) (11) "Person" means individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity.

             (((11))) (12) "Practitioner" means:

             (a) A physician under chapter 18.71 RCW, an osteopathic physician or an osteopathic physician and surgeon under chapter 18.57 RCW, a dentist under chapter 18.32 RCW, a podiatric physician and surgeon under chapter 18.22 RCW, a veterinarian under chapter 18.92 RCW, a registered nurse, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or licensed practical nurse under chapter 18.79 RCW, an optometrist under chapter 18.53 RCW who is certified by the optometry board under RCW 18.53.010, an osteopathic physician assistant under chapter 18.57A RCW, a physician assistant under chapter 18.71A RCW, a naturopath licensed under chapter 18.36A RCW, or a pharmacist under chapter 18.64 RCW;

             (b) A pharmacy, hospital, or other institution licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or to administer a legend drug in the course of professional practice or research in this state; and

             (c) A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery or a physician licensed to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in any state, or province of Canada, which shares a common border with the state of Washington.

             (((12))) (13) "Secretary" means the secretary of health or the secretary's designee.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 69.41 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) Information concerning an original prescription or information concerning a prescription refill for a legend drug may be electronically communicated between an authorized practitioner and a pharmacy of the patient's choice with no intervening person having access to the prescription drug order pursuant to the provisions of this chapter if the electronically communicated prescription information complies with the following:

             (a) Electronically communicated prescription information must comply with all applicable statutes and rules regarding the form, content, recordkeeping, and processing of a prescription for a legend drug;

             (b) The system used for transmitting electronically communicated prescription information and the system used for receiving electronically communicated prescription information must be approved by the board. This subsection does not apply to currently used facsimile equipment transmitting an exact visual image of the prescription. The board shall maintain and provide, upon request, a list of systems used for electronically communicating prescription information currently approved by the board;

             (c) An explicit opportunity for practitioners must be made to indicate their preference on whether a therapeutically equivalent generic drug may be substituted;

             (d) Prescription drug orders are confidential health information, and may be released only to the patient or the patient's authorized representative, the prescriber or other authorized practitioner then caring for the patient, or other persons specifically authorized by law to receive such information;

             (e) To maintain confidentiality of prescription records, the electronic system shall have adequate security and systems safeguards designed to prevent and detect unauthorized access, modification, or manipulation of these records. The pharmacist in charge shall establish or verify the existence of policies and procedures which ensure the integrity and confidentiality of prescription information transmitted to the pharmacy by electronic means. All managers, employees, and agents of the pharmacy are required to read, sign, and comply with the established policies and procedures; and

             (f) The pharmacist shall exercise professional judgment regarding the accuracy, validity, and authenticity of the prescription drug order received by way of electronic transmission, consistent with federal and state laws and rules and guidelines of the board.

             (2) The board may adopt rules implementing this section.


             Sec. 3. RCW 69.50.101 and 1996 c 178 s 18 are each amended to read as follows:

             Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, definitions of terms shall be as indicated where used in this chapter:

             (a) "Administer" means to apply a controlled substance, whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, directly to the body of a patient or research subject by:

             (1) a practitioner authorized to prescribe (or, by the practitioner's authorized agent); or

             (2) the patient or research subject at the direction and in the presence of the practitioner.

             (b) "Agent" means an authorized person who acts on behalf of or at the direction of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser. It does not include a common or contract carrier, public warehouseperson, or employee of the carrier or warehouseperson.

             (c) "Board" means the state board of pharmacy.

             (d) "Controlled substance" means a drug, substance, or immediate precursor included in Schedules I through V as set forth in federal or state laws, or federal or board rules.

             (e)(1) "Controlled substance analog" means a substance the chemical structure of which is substantially similar to the chemical structure of a controlled substance in Schedule I or II and:

             (i) that has a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system substantially similar to the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system of a controlled substance included in Schedule I or II; or

             (ii) with respect to a particular individual, that the individual represents or intends to have a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system substantially similar to the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system of a controlled substance included in Schedule I or II.

             (2) The term does not include:

             (i) a controlled substance;

             (ii) a substance for which there is an approved new drug application;

             (iii) a substance with respect to which an exemption is in effect for investigational use by a particular person under Section 505 of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. Sec. 355, to the extent conduct with respect to the substance is pursuant to the exemption; or

             (iv) any substance to the extent not intended for human consumption before an exemption takes effect with respect to the substance.

             (f) "Deliver" or "delivery," means the actual or constructive transfer from one person to another of a substance, whether or not there is an agency relationship.

             (g) "Department" means the department of health.

             (h) "Dispense" means the interpretation of a prescription or order for a controlled substance and, pursuant to that prescription or order, the proper selection, measuring, compounding, labeling, or packaging necessary to prepare that prescription or order for delivery.

             (i) "Dispenser" means a practitioner who dispenses.

             (j) "Distribute" means to deliver other than by administering or dispensing a controlled substance.

             (k) "Distributor" means a person who distributes.

             (l) "Drug" means (1) a controlled substance recognized as a drug in the official United States pharmacopoeia/national formulary or the official homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the United States, or any supplement to them; (2) controlled substances intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in individuals or animals; (3) controlled substances (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of individuals or animals; and (4) controlled substances intended for use as a component of any article specified in (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection. The term does not include devices or their components, parts, or accessories.

             (m) "Drug enforcement administration" means the drug enforcement administration in the United States Department of Justice, or its successor agency.

             (n) "Immediate precursor" means a substance:

             (1) that the state board of pharmacy has found to be and by rule designates as being the principal compound commonly used, or produced primarily for use, in the manufacture of a controlled substance;

             (2) that is an immediate chemical intermediary used or likely to be used in the manufacture of a controlled substance; and

             (3) the control of which is necessary to prevent, curtail, or limit the manufacture of the controlled substance.

             (o) "Isomer" means an optical isomer, but in RCW 69.50.101(r)(5), 69.50.204(a) (12) and (34), and 69.50.206(a)(4), the term includes any geometrical isomer; in RCW 69.50.204(a) (8) and (42), and 69.50.210(c) the term includes any positional isomer; and in RCW 69.50.204(a)(35), 69.50.204(c), and 69.50.208(a) the term includes any positional or geometric isomer.

             (p) "Manufacture" means the production, preparation, propagation, compounding, conversion, or processing of a controlled substance, either directly or indirectly or by extraction from substances of natural origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis, and includes any packaging or repackaging of the substance or labeling or relabeling of its container. The term does not include the preparation, compounding, packaging, repackaging, labeling, or relabeling of a controlled substance:

             (1) by a practitioner as an incident to the practitioner's administering or dispensing of a controlled substance in the course of the practitioner's professional practice; or

             (2) by a practitioner, or by the practitioner's authorized agent under the practitioner's supervision, for the purpose of, or as an incident to, research, teaching, or chemical analysis and not for sale.

             (q) "Marijuana" or "marihuana" means all parts of the plant Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin. The term does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination.

             (r) "Narcotic drug" means any of the following, whether produced directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of vegetable origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis:

             (1) Opium, opium derivative, and any derivative of opium or opium derivative, including their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, whenever the existence of the salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation. The term does not include the isoquinoline alkaloids of opium.

             (2) Synthetic opiate and any derivative of synthetic opiate, including their isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers, whenever the existence of the isomers, esters, ethers, and salts is possible within the specific chemical designation.

             (3) Poppy straw and concentrate of poppy straw.

             (4) Coca leaves, except coca leaves and extracts of coca leaves from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives or ecgonine or their salts have been removed.

             (5) Cocaine, or any salt, isomer, or salt of isomer thereof.

             (6) Cocaine base.

             (7) Ecgonine, or any derivative, salt, isomer, or salt of isomer thereof.

             (8) Any compound, mixture, or preparation containing any quantity of any substance referred to in subparagraphs (1) through (7).

             (s) "Opiate" means any substance having an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine or being capable of conversion into a drug having addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability. The term includes opium, substances derived from opium (opium derivatives), and synthetic opiates. The term does not include, unless specifically designated as controlled under RCW 69.50.201, the dextrorotatory isomer of 3-methoxy-n-methylmorphinan and its salts (dextromethorphan). The term includes the racemic and levorotatory forms of dextromethorphan.

             (t) "Opium poppy" means the plant of the species Papaver somniferum L., except its seeds.

             (u) "Person" means individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or any other legal or commercial entity.

             (v) "Poppy straw" means all parts, except the seeds, of the opium poppy, after mowing.

             (w) "Practitioner" means:

             (1) A physician under chapter 18.71 RCW, a physician assistant under chapter 18.71A RCW, an osteopathic physician and surgeon under chapter 18.57 RCW, a dentist under chapter 18.32 RCW, a podiatric physician and surgeon under chapter 18.22 RCW, a veterinarian under chapter 18.92 RCW, a registered nurse, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or licensed practical nurse under chapter 18.79 RCW, a pharmacist under chapter 18.64 RCW or a scientific investigator under this chapter, licensed, registered or otherwise permitted insofar as is consistent with those licensing laws to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or administer a controlled substance in the course of their professional practice or research in this state.

             (2) A pharmacy, hospital or other institution licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or to administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in this state.

             (3) A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery, a physician licensed to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery, a dentist licensed to practice dentistry, a podiatric physician and surgeon licensed to practice podiatric medicine and surgery, or a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in any state of the United States.

             (x) "Prescription" means an order for controlled substances issued by a practitioner duly authorized by law or rule in the state of Washington to prescribe controlled substances within the scope of his or her professional practice for a legitimate medical purpose.

             (y) "Production" includes the manufacturing, planting, cultivating, growing, or harvesting of a controlled substance.

             (z) "Secretary" means the secretary of health or the secretary's designee.

             (aa) "State," unless the context otherwise requires, means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

             (bb) "Ultimate user" means an individual who lawfully possesses a controlled substance for the individual's own use or for the use of a member of the individual's household or for administering to an animal owned by the individual or by a member of the individual's household.

             (cc) "Electronic communication of prescription information" means the communication of prescription information by computer, or the transmission of an exact visual image of a prescription by facsimile, or other electronic means for original prescription information or prescription refill information for a Schedule III-V controlled substance between an authorized practitioner and a pharmacy or the transfer of prescription information for a controlled substance from one pharmacy to another pharmacy.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 69.50 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) Information concerning an original prescription or information concerning a prescription refill for a controlled substance may be electronically communicated to a pharmacy of the patient's choice pursuant to the provisions of this chapter if the electronically communicated prescription information complies with the following:

             (a) Electronically communicated prescription information must comply with all applicable statutes and rules regarding the form, content, recordkeeping, and processing of a prescription for a legend drug;

             (b) The system used for transmitting electronically communicated prescription information and the system used for receiving electronically communicated prescription information must be approved by the board. This subsection does not apply to currently used facsimile equipment transmitting an exact visual image of the prescription. The board shall maintain and provide, upon request, a list of systems used for electronically communicating prescription information currently approved by the board;

             (c) An explicit opportunity for practitioners must be made to indicate their preference on whether a therapeutically equivalent generic drug may be substituted;

             (d) Prescription drug orders are confidential health information, and may be released only to the patient or the patient's authorized representative, the prescriber or other authorized practitioner then caring for the patient, or other persons specifically authorized by law to receive such information;

             (e) To maintain confidentiality of prescription records, the electronic system shall have adequate security and systems safeguards designed to prevent and detect unauthorized access, modification, or manipulation of these records. The pharmacist in charge shall establish or verify the existence of policies and procedures which ensure the integrity and confidentiality of prescription information transmitted to the pharmacy by electronic means. All managers, employees, and agents of the pharmacy are required to read, sign, and comply with the established policies and procedures; and

             (f) The pharmacist shall exercise professional judgment regarding the accuracy, validity, and authenticity of the prescription drug order received by way of electronic transmission, consistent with federal and state laws and rules and guidelines of the board.

             (2) The board may adopt rules implementing this section."


             On page 1, beginning on line 1 of the title, after "information;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 69.41.010 and 69.50.101; adding a new section to chapter 69.41 RCW; and adding a new section to chapter 69.50 RCW."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1769 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1769 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Zellinsky and Cody spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1769 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Ballasiotes, Carrell and Skinner - 3.


             Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1769, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 1781 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that increased communications between local law enforcement officers and the state department of corrections' community corrections officers improves public safety through shared monitoring and supervision of offenders living in the community under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections.

             Participating local law enforcement agencies and the local offices of the department of corrections have implemented the supervision management and recidivist tracking program, whereby each entity provides mutual assistance in supervising offenders living within the boundaries of local law enforcement agencies. The supervision management and recidivist tracking program has helped local law enforcement solve crimes faster or prevented future criminal activity by reporting offender's sentence violations in a more timely manner to community corrections officers by rapid and comprehensive electronic sharing of information regarding supervised offenders. The expansion of the supervision management and recidivist tracking program will improve public safety throughout the state.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 43.10 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) There is created, as a component of the homicide investigative tracking system, a supervision management and recidivist tracking system called the SMART system. The office of the attorney general may contract with any state, local, or private agency necessary for implementation of and training for supervision management and recidivist tracking program partnerships for development and operation of a state-wide computer linkage between the attorney general's homicide investigative tracking system, local police departments, and the state department of corrections. Dormant information in the supervision management and recidivist tracking system shall be automatically archived after seven years. The department of corrections shall notify the attorney general when each person is no longer under its supervision.

             (2) As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise:

             (a) "Dormant" means there have been no inquiries by the department of corrections or law enforcement with regard to an active supervision case or an active criminal investigation in the past seven years.

             (b) "Archived" means information which is not in the active data base and can only be retrieved for use in an active criminal investigation.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. The homicide investigative tracking system and the supervision management and recidivist tracking system are tools for the administration of criminal justice and these systems may not be used for any other purpose."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "corrections;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 43.10 RCW; and creating new sections."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 1781 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1781 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Lambert and Quall spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1781 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Ballasiotes, Carrell and Skinner - 3.


             Substitute House Bill No. 1781, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 2688 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 18.35.010 and 1996 c 200 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

             (1) "Assistive listening device or system" means an amplification system that is specifically designed to improve the signal to noise ratio for the listener, reduce interference from noise in the background, and enhance hearing levels at a distance by picking up sound from as close to source as possible and sending it directly to the ear of the listener, excluding hearing instruments as defined in this chapter.

             (2) "Certified audiologist" means a person who is certified by the department to engage in the practice of audiology and meets the qualifications in this chapter.

             (3) "Audiology" means the application of principles, methods, and procedures related to hearing and the disorders of hearing and to related language and speech disorders, whether of organic or nonorganic origin, peripheral or central, that impede the normal process of human communication including, but not limited to, disorders of auditory sensitivity, acuity, function, processing, or vestibular function, the application of aural habilitation, rehabilitation, and appropriate devices including fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments, and cerumen management to treat such disorders.

             (4) "Board" means the board of hearing and speech.

             (5) "Department" means the department of health.

             (6) "Direct supervision" means that the supervisor is physically present and in the same room with the ((hearing instrument fitter/dispenser)) interim permit holder, observing the nondiagnostic testing, fitting, and dispensing activities ((of the hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder)) at all times.

             (7) "Establishment" means any permanent site housing a person engaging in the practice of fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments by a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser or audiologist; where the client can have personal contact and counsel during the firm's business hours; where business is conducted; and the address of which is given to the state for the purpose of bonding.

             (8) "Facility" means any permanent site housing a person engaging in the practice of speech-language pathology and/or audiology, excluding the sale, lease, or rental of hearing instruments.

             (9) "Fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments" means the sale, lease, or rental or attempted sale, lease, or rental of hearing instruments together with the selection and modification of hearing instruments and the administration of nondiagnostic tests as specified by RCW 18.35.110 and the use of procedures essential to the performance of these functions; and includes recommending specific hearing instrument systems, specific hearing instruments, or specific hearing instrument characteristics, the taking of impressions for ear molds for these purposes, the use of nondiagnostic procedures and equipment to verify the appropriateness of the hearing instrument fitting, and hearing instrument orientation. The fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments as defined by this chapter may be equally provided by a licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser or certified audiologist.

             (10) "Good standing" means a licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser or certified audiologist or speech-language pathologist whose license or certificate has not been subject to sanctions pursuant to chapter 18.130 RCW or sanctions by other states, territories, or the District of Columbia in the last two years.

             (11) "Hearing instrument" means any wearable prosthetic instrument or device designed for or represented as aiding, improving, compensating for, or correcting defective human hearing and any parts, attachments, or accessories of such an instrument or device, excluding batteries and cords, ear molds, and assistive listening devices.

             (12) "Hearing instrument fitter/dispenser" means a person who is licensed to engage in the practice of fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments and meets the qualifications of this chapter.

             (13) (("Hearing instrument fitter/dispenser)) "Interim permit holder" means a person who holds the permit created under RCW 18.35.060 and who practices under the direct supervision of a licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser or certified speech-language pathologist or certified audiologist.

             (14) "Secretary" means the secretary of health.

             (15) "Certified speech-language pathologist" means a person who is certified by the department to engage in the practice of speech-language pathology and meets the qualifications of this chapter.

             (16) "Speech-language pathology" means the application of principles, methods, and procedures related to the development and disorders, whether of organic or nonorganic origin, that impede oral, pharyngeal, or laryngeal sensorimotor competencies and the normal process of human communication including, but not limited to, disorders and related disorders of speech, articulation, fluency, voice, verbal and written language, auditory comprehension, cognition/communication, and the application of augmentative communication treatment and devices for treatment of such disorders.


             Sec. 2. RCW 18.35.020 and 1996 c 200 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             No person shall engage in the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments or imply or represent that he or she is engaged in the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments unless he or she is a licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser or a certified audiologist or holds ((a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit or audiology)) an interim permit issued by the department as provided in this chapter and is an owner or employee of an establishment that is bonded as provided by RCW 18.35.240. The owner or manager of an establishment that dispenses hearing instruments is responsible under this chapter for all transactions made in the establishment name or conducted on its premises by agents or persons employed by the establishment engaged in fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments. Every establishment that fits and dispenses shall have in its employ at least one licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser or certified audiologist at all times, and shall annually submit proof that all testing equipment at that establishment that is required by the board to be calibrated has been properly calibrated.


             Sec. 3. RCW 18.35.040 and 1996 c 200 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) An applicant for licensure as a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser must have the following minimum qualifications and shall pay a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250. An applicant shall be issued a license under the provisions of this chapter if the applicant:

             (a)(i) Satisfactorily completes the hearing instrument fitter/dispenser examination required by this chapter; or

             (ii) Holds a current, unsuspended, unrevoked license from another jurisdiction if the standards for licensing in such other jurisdiction are substantially equivalent to those prevailing in this state;

             (b) ((After December 31, 1996, has at least six months of apprenticeship training that meets requirements established by the board. The board may waive part or all of the apprenticeship training in recognition of formal education in fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments or in recognition of previous licensure in Washington or in another state, territory, or the District of Columbia;

             (c) Is at least twenty-one years of age)) Satisfactorily completes a minimum of a two-year degree program in hearing instrument fitter/dispenser instruction. The program must be approved by the board; and

             (((d))) (c) Has not committed unprofessional conduct as specified by the uniform disciplinary act.

             The applicant must present proof of qualifications to the board in the manner and on forms prescribed by the secretary and proof of completion of a minimum of four clock hours of AIDS education and training pursuant to rules adopted by the board.

             (2) An applicant for certification as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist must have the following minimum qualifications:

             (a) Has not committed unprofessional conduct as specified by the uniform disciplinary act;

             (b) Has a master's degree or the equivalent, or a doctorate degree or the equivalent, from a program at a board-approved institution of higher learning, which includes completion of a supervised clinical practicum experience as defined by rules adopted by the board; and

             (c) Has completed postgraduate professional work experience approved by the board.

             All qualified applicants must satisfactorily complete the speech-language pathology or audiology examinations required by this chapter.

             The applicant must present proof of qualifications to the board in the manner and on forms prescribed by the secretary and proof of completion of a minimum of four clock hours of AIDS education and training pursuant to rules adopted by the board.


             Sec. 4. RCW 18.35.060 and 1997 c 275 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             (((1) The department shall issue a hearing instrument fitting/dispensing permit to any applicant who has shown to the satisfaction of the department that the applicant:

             (a) Is at least twenty-one years of age;

             (b) If issued a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit, would be employed and directly supervised in the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments by a person licensed or certified in good standing as a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser or audiologist for at least two years unless otherwise approved by the board;

             (c) Has complied with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280;

             (d) Has not committed unprofessional conduct as specified by the uniform disciplinary act; and

             (e) Is a high school graduate or the equivalent.

             The provisions of RCW 18.35.030, 18.35.110, and 18.35.120 shall apply to any person issued a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit. Pursuant to the provisions of this section, a person issued a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit may engage in the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments without having first passed the hearing instrument fitter/dispenser examination provided under this chapter.

             (2) The hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit shall contain the names of the employer and the licensed or certified supervisor under this chapter who are employing and supervising the hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder and those persons shall execute an acknowledgment of responsibility for all acts of the hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder in connection with the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments.

             (3) A hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder may fit and dispense hearing instruments, but only if the hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder is under the direct supervision of a licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser or certified audiologist under this chapter in a capacity other than as a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder. Direct supervision by a licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser or certified audiologist shall be required whenever the hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder is engaged in the fitting or dispensing of hearing instruments during the hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder's employment. The board shall develop and adopt guidelines on any additional supervision or training it deems necessary.

             (4) The hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit expires one year from the date of its issuance except that on recommendation of the board the permit may be reissued for one additional year only.

             (5) No certified audiologist or licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser under this chapter may assume the responsibility for more than one hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder at any one time.

             (6))) The department, upon approval by the board, shall issue an interim permit authorizing an applicant for speech-language pathologist certification or audiologist certification who, except for the postgraduate professional experience and the examination requirements, meets the academic and practicum requirements of RCW 18.35.040(2) to practice under ((interim permit)) direct supervision ((by a certified speech-language pathologist or certified audiologist)). The interim permit is valid for a period of one year from date of issuance. The board shall determine conditions for the interim permit.


             Sec. 5. RCW 18.35.090 and 1997 c 275 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

             Each person who engages in practice under this chapter shall comply with administrative procedures and administrative requirements established under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280 and shall keep the license, certificate, or interim permit conspicuously posted in the place of business at all times. The secretary may establish mandatory continuing education requirements and/or continued competency standards to be met by licensees or certificate or interim permit holders as a condition for license, certificate, or interim permit renewal.


             Sec. 6. RCW 18.35.100 and 1996 c 200 s 13 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Every hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, audiologist, speech-language pathologist, ((hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder,)) or interim permit holder, who is regulated under this chapter, shall notify the department in writing of the regular address of the place or places in the state of Washington where the person practices or intends to practice more than twenty consecutive business days and of any change thereof within ten days of such change. Failure to notify the department in writing shall be grounds for suspension or revocation of the license, certificate, or interim permit.

             (2) The department shall keep a record of the places of business of persons who hold licenses, certificates, or interim permits.

             (3) Any notice required to be given by the department to a person who holds a license, certificate, or interim permit may be given by mailing it to the address of the last establishment or facility of which the person has notified the department, except that notice to a licensee or certificate or interim permit holder of proceedings to deny, suspend, or revoke the license, certificate, or interim permit shall be by certified or registered mail or by means authorized for service of process.


             Sec. 7. RCW 18.35.105 and 1996 c 200 s 14 are each amended to read as follows:

             Each licensee and certificate and interim permit holder under this chapter shall keep records of all services rendered for a minimum of three years. These records shall contain the names and addresses of all persons to whom services were provided. Hearing instrument fitter/dispensers, audiologists, and interim permit holders shall also record the date the hearing instrument warranty expires, a description of the services and the dates the services were provided, and copies of any contracts and receipts. All records, as required pursuant to this chapter or by rule, shall be owned by the establishment or facility and shall remain with the establishment or facility in the event the licensee or certificate holder changes employment. If a contract between the establishment or facility and the licensee or certificate holder provides that the records are to remain with the licensee or certificate holder, copies of such records shall be provided to the establishment or facility.


             Sec. 8. RCW 18.35.110 and 1996 c 200 s 15 and 1996 c 178 s 1 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

             In addition to causes specified under RCW 18.130.170 and 18.130.180, any person licensed or holding ((a)) an interim permit or certificate under this chapter may be subject to disciplinary action by the board for any of the following causes:

             (1) For unethical conduct in dispensing hearing instruments. Unethical conduct shall include, but not be limited to:

             (a) Using or causing or promoting the use of, in any advertising matter, promotional literature, testimonial, guarantee, warranty, label, brand, insignia, or any other representation, however disseminated or published, which is false, misleading or deceptive;

             (b) Failing or refusing to honor or to perform as represented any representation, promise, agreement, or warranty in connection with the promotion, sale, dispensing, or fitting of the hearing instrument;

             (c) Advertising a particular model, type, or kind of hearing instrument for sale which purchasers or prospective purchasers responding to the advertisement cannot purchase or are dissuaded from purchasing and where it is established that the purpose of the advertisement is to obtain prospects for the sale of a different model, type, or kind than that advertised;

             (d) Falsifying hearing test or evaluation results;

             (e)(i) Whenever any of the following conditions are found or should have been found to exist either from observations by the licensee or certificate or interim permit holder or on the basis of information furnished by the prospective hearing instrument user prior to fitting and dispensing a hearing instrument to any such prospective hearing instrument user, failing to advise that prospective hearing instrument user in writing that the user should first consult a licensed physician specializing in diseases of the ear or if no such licensed physician is available in the community then to any duly licensed physician:

             (A) Visible congenital or traumatic deformity of the ear, including perforation of the eardrum;

             (B) History of, or active drainage from the ear within the previous ninety days;

             (C) History of sudden or rapidly progressive hearing loss within the previous ninety days;

             (D) Acute or chronic dizziness;

             (E) Any unilateral hearing loss;

             (F) Significant air-bone gap when generally acceptable standards have been established as defined by the food and drug administration;

             (G) Visible evidence of significant cerumen accumulation or a foreign body in the ear canal;

             (H) Pain or discomfort in the ear; or

             (I) Any other conditions that the board may by rule establish. It is a violation of this subsection for any licensee or certificate holder or that licensee's or certificate holder's employees and putative agents upon making such required referral for medical opinion to in any manner whatsoever disparage or discourage a prospective hearing instrument user from seeking such medical opinion prior to the fitting and dispensing of a hearing instrument. No such referral for medical opinion need be made by any licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder in the instance of replacement only of a hearing instrument which has been lost or damaged beyond repair within twelve months of the date of purchase. The licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder or their employees or putative agents shall obtain a signed statement from the hearing instrument user documenting the waiver of medical clearance and the waiver shall inform the prospective user that signing the waiver is not in the user's best health interest: PROVIDED, That the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder shall maintain a copy of either the physician's statement showing that the prospective hearing instrument user has had a medical evaluation within the previous six months or the statement waiving medical evaluation, for a period of three years after the purchaser's receipt of a hearing instrument. Nothing in this section required to be performed by a licensee or certificate or interim permit holder shall mean that the licensee or certificate or interim permit holder is engaged in the diagnosis of illness or the practice of medicine or any other activity prohibited under the laws of this state;

             (ii) Fitting and dispensing a hearing instrument to any person under eighteen years of age who has not been examined and cleared for hearing instrument use within the previous six months by a physician specializing in otolaryngology except in the case of replacement instruments or except in the case of the parents or guardian of such person refusing, for good cause, to seek medical opinion: PROVIDED, That should the parents or guardian of such person refuse, for good cause, to seek medical opinion, the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser or certified audiologist shall obtain from such parents or guardian a certificate to that effect in a form as prescribed by the department;

             (iii) Fitting and dispensing a hearing instrument to any person under eighteen years of age who has not been examined by an audiologist who holds at least a master's degree in audiology for recommendations during the previous six months, without first advising such person or his or her parents or guardian in writing that he or she should first consult an audiologist who holds at least a master's degree in audiology, except in cases of hearing instruments replaced within twelve months of their purchase;

             (f) Representing that the services or advice of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery under chapter 18.71 RCW or osteopathic medicine and surgery under chapter 18.57 RCW or of a clinical audiologist will be used or made available in the selection, fitting, adjustment, maintenance, or repair of hearing instruments when that is not true, or using the word "doctor," "clinic," or other like words, abbreviations, or symbols which tend to connote a medical or osteopathic medicine and surgery profession when such use is not accurate;

             (g) Permitting another to use his or her license, certificate, or interim permit;

             (h) Stating or implying that the use of any hearing instrument will restore normal hearing, preserve hearing, prevent or retard progression of a hearing impairment, or any other false, misleading, or medically or audiologically unsupportable claim regarding the efficiency of a hearing instrument;

             (i) Representing or implying that a hearing instrument is or will be "custom-made," "made to order," "prescription made," or in any other sense specially fabricated for an individual when that is not the case; or

             (j) Directly or indirectly offering, giving, permitting, or causing to be given, money or anything of value to any person who advised another in a professional capacity as an inducement to influence that person, or to have that person influence others to purchase or contract to purchase any product sold or offered for sale by the hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, audiologist, or interim permit holder, or to influence any person to refrain from dealing in the products of competitors.

             (2) Engaging in any unfair or deceptive practice or unfair method of competition in trade within the meaning of RCW 19.86.020.

             (3) Aiding or abetting any violation of the rebating laws as stated in chapter 19.68 RCW.


             Sec. 9. RCW 18.35.120 and 1996 c 200 s 17 are each amended to read as follows:

             A licensee or certificate or interim permit holder under this chapter may also be subject to disciplinary action if the licensee or certificate or interim permit holder:

             (1) Is found guilty in any court of any crime involving forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, larceny, extortion, or conspiracy to defraud and ten years have not elapsed since the date of the conviction; or

             (2) Has a judgment entered against him or her in any civil action involving forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, larceny, extortion, or conspiracy to defraud and five years have not elapsed since the date of the entry of the final judgment in the action, but a license or certificate shall not be issued unless the judgment debt has been discharged; or

             (3) Has a judgment entered against him or her under chapter 19.86 RCW and two years have not elapsed since the entry of the final judgment; but a license or certificate shall not be issued unless there has been full compliance with the terms of such judgment, if any. The judgment shall not be grounds for denial, suspension, nonrenewal, or revocation of a license or certificate unless the judgment arises out of and is based on acts of the applicant, licensee, certificate holder, or employee of the licensee or certificate holder; or

             (4) Commits unprofessional conduct as defined in RCW 18.130.180 of the uniform disciplinary act.


             Sec. 10. RCW 18.35.140 and 1996 c 200 s 18 are each amended to read as follows:

             The powers and duties of the department, in addition to the powers and duties provided under other sections of this chapter, are as follows:

             (1) To provide space necessary to carry out the examination set forth in RCW 18.35.070 of applicants for hearing instrument fitter/dispenser licenses or audiology certification.

             (2) To authorize all disbursements necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

             (3) To require the periodic examination of testing equipment, as defined by the board, and to carry out the periodic inspection of facilities or establishments of persons who are licensed or certified under this chapter, as reasonably required within the discretion of the department.

             (4) To appoint advisory committees as necessary.

             (5) To keep a record of proceedings under this chapter and a register of all persons licensed, certified, or holding interim permits under this chapter. The register shall show the name of every living licensee or interim permit holder for hearing instrument fitting/dispensing, every living certificate or interim permit holder for speech-language pathology, every living certificate or interim permit holder for audiology, with his or her last known place of residence and the date and number of his or her license, interim permit, or certificate.


             Sec. 11. RCW 18.35.161 and 1996 c 200 s 20 are each amended to read as follows:

             The board shall have the following powers and duties:

             (1) To establish by rule such minimum standards and procedures in the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments as deemed appropriate and in the public interest;

             (2) ((To develop guidelines on the training and supervision of hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holders and to establish requirements regarding the extent of apprenticeship training and certification to the department;

             (3))) To adopt any other rules necessary to implement this chapter and which are not inconsistent with it;

             (((4))) (3) To develop, approve, and administer or supervise the administration of examinations to applicants for licensure and certification under this chapter;

             (((5))) (4) To require a licensee or certificate or interim permit holder to make restitution to any individual injured by a violation of this chapter or chapter 18.130 RCW, the uniform disciplinary act. The authority to require restitution does not limit the board's authority to take other action deemed appropriate and provided for in this chapter or chapter 18.130 RCW;

             (((6))) (5) To pass upon the qualifications of applicants for licensure, certification, or interim permits and to certify to the secretary;

             (((7))) (6) To recommend requirements for continuing education and continuing competency requirements as a prerequisite to renewing a license or certificate under this chapter;

             (((8))) (7) To keep an official record of all its proceedings. The record is evidence of all proceedings of the board that are set forth in this record;

             (((9))) (8) To adopt rules, if the board finds it appropriate, in response to questions put to it by professional health associations, hearing instrument fitter/dispensers or audiologists, speech-language pathologists, interim permit holders, and consumers in this state; and

             (((10))) (9) To adopt rules relating to standards of care relating to hearing instrument fitter/dispensers or audiologists, including the dispensing of hearing instruments, and relating to speech-language pathologists, including dispensing of communication devices.


             Sec. 12. RCW 18.35.172 and 1996 c 200 s 22 are each amended to read as follows:

             The uniform disciplinary act, chapter 18.130 RCW, governs unlicensed practice, the issuance and denial of licenses, certificates, and interim permits, and the discipline of licensees and certificate and permit holders under this chapter.


             Sec. 13. RCW 18.35.185 and 1996 c 200 s 25 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) In addition to any other rights and remedies a purchaser may have, the purchaser of a hearing instrument shall have the right to rescind the transaction for other than the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder's breach if:

             (a) The purchaser, for reasonable cause, returns the hearing instrument or holds it at the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder's disposal, if the hearing instrument is in its original condition less normal wear and tear. "Reasonable cause" shall be defined by the board but shall not include a mere change of mind on the part of the purchaser or a change of mind related to cosmetic concerns of the purchaser about wearing a hearing instrument; and

             (b) The purchaser sends notice of the cancellation by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the establishment employing the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder at the time the hearing instrument was originally purchased, and the notice is posted not later than thirty days following the date of delivery, but the purchaser and the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder may extend the deadline for posting of the notice of rescission by mutual, written agreement. In the event the hearing instrument develops a problem which qualifies as a reasonable cause for recision or which prevents the purchaser from evaluating the hearing instrument, and the purchaser notifies the establishment employing the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder of the problem during the thirty days following the date of delivery and documents such notification, the deadline for posting the notice of rescission shall be extended by an equal number of days as those between the date of the notification of the problem to the date of notification of availability for redeliveries. Where the hearing instrument is returned to the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder for any inspection for modification or repair, and the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder has notified the purchaser that the hearing instrument is available for redelivery, and where the purchaser has not responded by either taking possession of the hearing instrument or instructing the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder to forward it to the purchaser, then the deadline for giving notice of the recision shall extend no more than seven working days after this notice of availability.

             (2) If the transaction is rescinded under this section or as otherwise provided by law and the hearing instrument is returned to the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder, the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder shall refund to the purchaser any payments or deposits for that hearing instrument. However, the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder may retain, for each hearing instrument, fifteen percent of the total purchase price or one hundred twenty-five dollars, whichever is less. After December 31, 1996, the recision amount shall be determined by the board. The licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder shall also return any goods traded in contemplation of the sale, less any costs incurred by the licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, certified audiologist, or interim permit holder in making those goods ready for resale. The refund shall be made within ten business days after the rescission. The buyer shall incur no additional liability for such rescission.

             (3) For the purposes of this section, the purchaser shall have recourse against the bond held by the establishment entering into a purchase agreement with the buyer, as provided by RCW 18.35.240.


             Sec. 14. RCW 18.35.190 and 1996 c 200 s 26 are each amended to read as follows:

             In addition to remedies otherwise provided by law, in any action brought by or on behalf of a person required to be licensed or certified or to hold ((a)) an interim permit ((hereunder)) under this chapter, or by any assignee or transferee, it shall be necessary to allege and prove that the licensee or certificate or interim permit holder at the time of the transaction held a valid license, certificate, or interim permit as required by this chapter, and that such license, certificate, or interim permit has not been suspended or revoked pursuant to RCW 18.35.110, 18.35.120, or 18.130.160.


             Sec. 15. RCW 18.35.195 and 1996 c 200 s 27 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) This chapter shall not apply to military or federal government employees.

             (2) This chapter does not prohibit or regulate:

             (a) Fitting or dispensing by students enrolled in a board-approved program who are directly supervised by a licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser ((or)), a certified audiologist under the provisions of this chapter, or an instructor at a two-year hearing instrument fitter/dispenser degree program that is approved by the board; and

             (b) Hearing instrument fitter/dispensers, speech-language pathologists, or audiologists of other states, territories, or countries, or the District of Columbia while appearing as clinicians of bona fide educational seminars sponsored by speech-language pathology, audiology, hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, medical, or other healing art professional associations so long as such activities do not go beyond the scope of practice defined by this chapter.


             Sec. 16. RCW 18.35.205 and 1996 c 200 s 28 are each amended to read as follows:

             The legislature finds that the public health, safety, and welfare would best be protected by uniform regulation of hearing instrument fitter/dispensers, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and interim permit holders throughout the state. Therefore, the provisions of this chapter relating to the licensing or certification of hearing instrument fitter/dispensers, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists and regulation of interim permit holders and their respective establishments or facilities is exclusive. No political subdivision of the state of Washington within whose jurisdiction a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, audiologist, or speech-language pathologist establishment or facility is located may require any registrations, bonds, licenses, certificates, or interim permits of the establishment or facility or its employees or charge any fee for the same or similar purposes: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That nothing herein shall limit or abridge the authority of any political subdivision to levy and collect a general and nondiscriminatory license fee levied on all businesses, or to levy a tax based upon the gross business conducted by any firm within the political subdivision.


             Sec. 17. RCW 18.35.230 and 1996 c 200 s 29 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Each licensee or certificate or interim permit holder shall name a registered agent to accept service of process for any violation of this chapter or rule adopted under this chapter.

             (2) The registered agent may be released at the expiration of one year after the license, certificate, or interim permit issued under this chapter has expired or been revoked.

             (3) Failure to name a registered agent for service of process for violations of this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter may be grounds for disciplinary action.


             Sec. 18. RCW 18.35.240 and 1996 c 200 s 30 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Every establishment engaged in the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments shall file with the department a surety bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars, running to the state of Washington, for the benefit of any person injured or damaged as a result of any violation by the establishment's employees or agents of any of the provisions of this chapter or rules adopted by the secretary.

             (2) In lieu of the surety bond required by this section, the establishment may file with the department a cash deposit or other negotiable security acceptable to the department. All obligations and remedies relating to surety bonds shall apply to deposits and security filed in lieu of surety bonds.

             (3) If a cash deposit is filed, the department shall deposit the funds. The cash or other negotiable security deposited with the department shall be returned to the depositor one year after the establishment has discontinued the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments if no legal action has been instituted against the establishment, its agents or employees, or the cash deposit or other security. The establishment owners shall notify the department if the establishment is sold, changes names, or has discontinued the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments in order that the cash deposit or other security may be released at the end of one year from that date.

             (4) A surety may file with the department notice of withdrawal of the bond of the establishment. Upon filing a new bond, or upon the expiration of sixty days after the filing of notice of withdrawal by the surety, the liability of the former surety for all future acts of the establishment terminates.

             (5) Upon the filing with the department notice by a surety of withdrawal of the surety on the bond of an establishment or upon the cancellation by the department of the bond of a surety under this section, the department shall immediately give notice to the establishment by certified or registered mail with return receipt requested addressed to the establishment's last place of business as filed with the department.

             (6) The department shall immediately cancel the bond given by a surety company upon being advised that the surety company's license to transact business in this state has been revoked.

             (7) Each invoice for the purchase of a hearing instrument provided to a customer must clearly display on the first page the bond number of the establishment or the licensee or certificate or interim permit holder fitting/dispensing the hearing instrument.


             Sec. 19. RCW 18.35.250 and 1996 c 200 s 31 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) In addition to any other legal remedies, an action may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction upon the bond, cash deposit, or security in lieu of a surety bond required by this chapter, by any person having a claim against a licensee or certificate or interim permit holder, agent, or establishment for any violation of this chapter or any rule adopted under this chapter. The aggregate liability of the surety to all claimants shall in no event exceed the sum of the bond. Claims shall be satisfied in the order of judgment rendered.

             (2) An action upon the bond shall be commenced by serving and filing the complaint within one year from the date of the cancellation of the bond. An action upon a cash deposit or other security shall be commenced by serving and filing the complaint within one year from the date of notification to the department of the change in ownership of the establishment or the discontinuation of the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments by that establishment. Two copies of the complaint shall be served by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, upon the department at the time the suit is started. The service constitutes service on the surety. The secretary shall transmit one copy of the complaint to the surety within five business days after the copy has been received.

             (3) The secretary shall maintain a record, available for public inspection, of all suits commenced under this chapter under surety bonds, or the cash or other security deposited in lieu of the surety bond. In the event that any final judgment impairs the liability of the surety upon a bond so furnished or the amount of the deposit so that there is not in effect a bond undertaking or deposit in the full amount prescribed in this section, the department shall suspend the license or certificate until the bond undertaking or deposit in the required amount, unimpaired by unsatisfied judgment claims, has been furnished.

             (4) If a judgment is entered against the deposit or security required under this chapter, the department shall, upon receipt of a certified copy of a final judgment, pay the judgment from the amount of the deposit or security.


             Sec. 20. RCW 18.35.260 and 1996 c 200 s 16 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) A person who is not licensed with the secretary as a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser under the requirements of this chapter may not represent himself or herself as being so licensed and may not use in connection with his or her name the words "licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser," "hearing instrument specialist," or "hearing aid fitter/dispenser," or a variation, synonym, word, sign, number, insignia, coinage, or whatever expresses, employs, or implies these terms, names, or functions of a licensed hearing instrument fitter/dispenser.

             (2) A person who is not certified with the secretary as a speech-language pathologist under the requirements of this chapter may not represent himself or herself as being so certified and may not use in connection with his or her name the words including "certified speech-language pathologist" or a variation, synonym, word, sign, number, insignia, coinage, or whatever expresses, employs, or implies these terms, names, or functions as a certified speech-language pathologist.

             (3) A person who is not certified with the secretary as an audiologist under the requirements of this chapter may not represent himself or herself as being so certified and may not use in connection with his or her name the words "certified audiologist" or a variation, synonym, letter, word, sign, number, insignia, coinage, or whatever expresses, employs, or implies these terms, names, or functions of a certified audiologist.

             (4) ((A person who does not hold a permit issued by the secretary as a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permittee under the requirements of this chapter may not represent himself or herself as being so permitted and may not use in connection with his or her name the words "hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder" or a variation, synonym, word, sign, number, insignia, coinage, or whatever expresses, employs, or implies these terms, names, or functions of a hearing instrument fitter/dispenser permit holder.

             (5))) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a person credentialed in this state under another act from engaging in the practice for which he or she is credentialed.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 21. Sections 1 through 14 and 16 through 20 of this act take effect January 1, 2003."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "dispensers;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 18.35.010, 18.35.020, 18.35.040, 18.35.060, 18.35.090, 18.35.100, 18.35.105, 18.35.120, 18.35.140, 18.35.161, 18.35.172, 18.35.185, 18.35.190, 18.35.195, 18.35.205, 18.35.230, 18.35.240, 18.35.250, and 18.35.260; reenacting and amending RCW 18.35.110; and providing an effective date."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 2688 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2688 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Backlund and Murray spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2688 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Ballasiotes, Carrell and Skinner - 3.


             Substitute House Bill No. 2688, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Second Substitute House Bill No. 3070 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 46.61.5055 and 1997 c 229 s 11 and 1997 c 66 s 14 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

             (1) A person who is convicted of a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504 and who has no prior offense within ((five)) seven years shall be punished as follows:

             (a) In the case of a person whose alcohol concentration was less than 0.15, or for whom for reasons other than the person's refusal to take a test offered pursuant to RCW 46.20.308 there is no test result indicating the person's alcohol concentration:

             (i) By imprisonment for not less than one day nor more than one year. Twenty-four consecutive hours of the imprisonment may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds that the imposition of this mandatory minimum sentence would impose a substantial risk to the offender's physical or mental well-being. Whenever the mandatory minimum sentence is suspended or deferred, the court shall state in writing the reason for granting the suspension or deferral and the facts upon which the suspension or deferral is based; and

             (ii) By a fine of not less than three hundred fifty dollars nor more than five thousand dollars. Three hundred fifty dollars of the fine may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds the offender to be indigent; and

             (iii) By suspension of the offender's license or permit to drive, or suspension of any nonresident privilege to drive, for a period of ninety days. The period of license, permit, or privilege suspension may not be suspended. The court shall notify the department of licensing of the conviction, and upon receiving notification of the conviction the department shall suspend the offender's license, permit, or privilege; or

             (b) In the case of a person whose alcohol concentration was at least 0.15, or for whom by reason of the person's refusal to take a test offered pursuant to RCW 46.20.308 there is no test result indicating the person's alcohol concentration:

             (i) By imprisonment for not less than two days nor more than one year. Two consecutive days of the imprisonment may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds that the imposition of this mandatory minimum sentence would impose a substantial risk to the offender's physical or mental well-being. Whenever the mandatory minimum sentence is suspended or deferred, the court shall state in writing the reason for granting the suspension or deferral and the facts upon which the suspension or deferral is based; and

             (ii) By a fine of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars. Five hundred dollars of the fine may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds the offender to be indigent; and

             (iii) By revocation of the offender's license or permit to drive, or suspension of any nonresident privilege to drive, for a period of one year. The period of license, permit, or privilege suspension may not be suspended. The court shall notify the department of licensing of the conviction, and upon receiving notification of the conviction the department shall suspend the offender's license, permit, or privilege.

             (2) A person who is convicted of a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504 and who has one prior offense within ((five)) seven years shall be punished as follows:

             (a) In the case of a person whose alcohol concentration was less than 0.15, or for whom for reasons other than the person's refusal to take a test offered pursuant to RCW 46.20.308 there is no test result indicating the person's alcohol concentration:

             (i) By imprisonment for not less than thirty days nor more than one year. Thirty days of the imprisonment may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds that the imposition of this mandatory minimum sentence would impose a substantial risk to the offender's physical or mental well-being. Whenever the mandatory minimum sentence is suspended or deferred, the court shall state in writing the reason for granting the suspension or deferral and the facts upon which the suspension or deferral is based; and

             (ii) By a fine of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars. Five hundred dollars of the fine may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds the offender to be indigent; and

             (iii) By revocation of the offender's license or permit to drive, or suspension of any nonresident privilege to drive, for a period of two years. The period of license, permit, or privilege revocation may not be suspended. The court shall notify the department of licensing of the conviction, and upon receiving notification of the conviction the department shall revoke the offender's license, permit, or privilege; or

             (b) In the case of a person whose alcohol concentration was at least 0.15, or for whom by reason of the person's refusal to take a test offered pursuant to RCW 46.20.308 there is no test result indicating the person's alcohol concentration:

             (i) By imprisonment for not less than forty-five days nor more than one year. Forty-five days of the imprisonment may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds that the imposition of this mandatory minimum sentence would impose a substantial risk to the offender's physical or mental well-being. Whenever the mandatory minimum sentence is suspended or deferred, the court shall state in writing the reason for granting the suspension or deferral and the facts upon which the suspension or deferral is based; and

             (ii) By a fine of not less than seven hundred fifty dollars nor more than five thousand dollars. Seven hundred fifty dollars of the fine may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds the offender to be indigent; and

             (iii) By revocation of the offender's license or permit to drive, or suspension of any nonresident privilege to drive, for a period of nine hundred days. The period of license, permit, or privilege revocation may not be suspended. The court shall notify the department of licensing of the conviction, and upon receiving notification of the conviction the department shall revoke the offender's license, permit, or privilege.

             (3) A person who is convicted of a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504 and who has two or more prior offenses within ((five)) seven years shall be punished as follows:

             (a) In the case of a person whose alcohol concentration was less than 0.15, or for whom for reasons other than the person's refusal to take a test offered pursuant to RCW 46.20.308 there is no test result indicating the person's alcohol concentration:

             (i) By imprisonment for not less than ninety days nor more than one year. Ninety days of the imprisonment may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds that the imposition of this mandatory minimum sentence would impose a substantial risk to the offender's physical or mental well-being. Whenever the mandatory minimum sentence is suspended or deferred, the court shall state in writing the reason for granting the suspension or deferral and the facts upon which the suspension or deferral is based; and

             (ii) By a fine of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars. One thousand dollars of the fine may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds the offender to be indigent; and

             (iii) By revocation of the offender's license or permit to drive, or suspension of any nonresident privilege to drive, for a period of three years. The period of license, permit, or privilege revocation may not be suspended. The court shall notify the department of licensing of the conviction, and upon receiving notification of the conviction the department shall revoke the offender's license, permit, or privilege; or

             (b) In the case of a person whose alcohol concentration was at least 0.15, or for whom by reason of the person's refusal to take a test offered pursuant to RCW 46.20.308 there is no test result indicating the person's alcohol concentration:

             (i) By imprisonment for not less than one hundred twenty days nor more than one year. One hundred twenty days of the imprisonment may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds that the imposition of this mandatory minimum sentence would impose a substantial risk to the offender's physical or mental well-being. Whenever the mandatory minimum sentence is suspended or deferred, the court shall state in writing the reason for granting the suspension or deferral and the facts upon which the suspension or deferral is based; and

             (ii) By a fine of not less than one thousand five hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars. One thousand five hundred dollars of the fine may not be suspended or deferred unless the court finds the offender to be indigent; and

             (iii) By revocation of the offender's license or permit to drive, or suspension of any nonresident privilege to drive, for a period of four years. The period of license, permit, or privilege revocation may not be suspended. The court shall notify the department of licensing of the conviction, and upon receiving notification of the conviction the department shall revoke the offender's license, permit, or privilege.

             (4) In exercising its discretion in setting penalties within the limits allowed by this section, the court shall particularly consider whether the person's driving at the time of the offense was responsible for injury or damage to another or another's property.

             (5) An offender punishable under this section is subject to the alcohol assessment and treatment provisions of RCW 46.61.5056.

             (6) After expiration of any period of suspension or revocation of the offender's license, permit, or privilege to drive required by this section, the department shall place the offender's driving privilege in probationary status pursuant to RCW 46.20.355.

             (7)(a) In addition to any nonsuspendable and nondeferrable jail sentence required by this section, whenever the court imposes less than one year in jail, the court shall also suspend but shall not defer a period of confinement for a period not exceeding two years. The court shall impose conditions of probation that include: (i) Not driving a motor vehicle within this state without a valid license to drive and proof of financial responsibility for the future; (ii) not driving a motor vehicle within this state while having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more within two hours after driving; and (iii) not refusing to submit to a test of his or her breath or blood to determine alcohol concentration upon request of a law enforcement officer who has reasonable grounds to believe the person was driving or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within this state while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. The court may impose conditions of probation that include nonrepetition, installation of an ignition interlock or other biological or technical device on the probationer's motor vehicle, alcohol or drug treatment, supervised probation, or other conditions that may be appropriate. The sentence may be imposed in whole or in part upon violation of a condition of probation during the suspension period.

             (b) For each violation of mandatory conditions of probation under (a)(i) and (ii) or (a)(i) and (iii) of this subsection, the court shall order the convicted person to be confined for thirty days, which shall not be suspended or deferred.

             (c) For each incident involving a violation of a mandatory condition of probation imposed under this subsection, the license, permit, or privilege to drive of the person shall be suspended by the court for thirty days or, if such license, permit, or privilege to drive already is suspended, revoked, or denied at the time the finding of probation violation is made, the suspension, revocation, or denial then in effect shall be extended by thirty days. The court shall notify the department of any suspension, revocation, or denial or any extension of a suspension, revocation, or denial imposed under this subsection.

             (8)(a) A "prior offense" means any of the following:

             (i) A conviction for a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or an equivalent local ordinance;

             (ii) A conviction for a violation of RCW 46.61.504 or an equivalent local ordinance;

             (iii) A conviction for a violation of RCW 46.61.520 committed while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug;

             (iv) A conviction for a violation of RCW 46.61.522 committed while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug;

             (v) A conviction for a violation of RCW 46.61.5249 or an equivalent local ordinance, if the conviction is the result of a charge that was originally filed as a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504, or an equivalent local ordinance, or of RCW 46.61.520 or 46.61.522;

             (vi) An out-of-state conviction for a violation that would have been a violation of (a)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) of this subsection if committed in this state;

             (vii) A deferred prosecution under chapter 10.05 RCW granted in a prosecution for a violation of RCW 46.61.502, 46.61.504, or an equivalent local ordinance; or

             (viii) A deferred prosecution under chapter 10.05 RCW granted in a prosecution for a violation of RCW 46.61.5249, or an equivalent local ordinance, if the charge under which the deferred prosecution was granted was originally filed as a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504, or an equivalent local ordinance, or of RCW 46.61.520 or 46.61.522.

             (b) "Within ((five)) seven years" means that the arrest for a prior offense occurred within ((five)) seven years of the arrest for the current offense.


             Sec. 2. RCW 46.61.5058 and 1995 c 332 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Upon the arrest of a person or upon the filing of a complaint, citation, or information in a court of competent jurisdiction, based upon probable cause to believe that a person has violated RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504 or any similar municipal ordinance, if such person has a prior offense within ((five)) seven years as defined in RCW 46.61.5055, and where the person has been provided written notice that any transfer, sale, or encumbrance of such person's interest in the vehicle over which that person was actually driving or had physical control when the violation occurred, is unlawful pending either acquittal, dismissal, sixty days after conviction, or other termination of the charge, such person shall be prohibited from encumbering, selling, or transferring his or her interest in such vehicle, except as otherwise provided in (a), (b), and (c) of this subsection, until either acquittal, dismissal, sixty days after conviction, or other termination of the charge. The prohibition against transfer of title shall not be stayed pending the determination of an appeal from the conviction.

             (a) A vehicle encumbered by a bona fide security interest may be transferred to the secured party or to a person designated by the secured party;

             (b) A leased or rented vehicle may be transferred to the lessor, rental agency, or to a person designated by the lessor or rental agency; and

             (c) A vehicle may be transferred to a third party or a vehicle dealer who is a bona fide purchaser or may be subject to a bona fide security interest in the vehicle unless it is established that (i) in the case of a purchase by a third party or vehicle dealer, such party or dealer had actual notice that the vehicle was subject to the prohibition prior to the purchase, or (ii) in the case of a security interest, the holder of the security interest had actual notice that the vehicle was subject to the prohibition prior to the encumbrance of title.

             (2) On conviction for a violation of either RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504 or any similar municipal ordinance where the person convicted has a prior offense within ((five)) seven years as defined in RCW 46.61.5055, the motor vehicle the person was driving or over which the person had actual physical control at the time of the offense, if the person has a financial interest in the vehicle, is subject to seizure and forfeiture pursuant to this section.

             (3) A vehicle subject to forfeiture under this chapter may be seized by a law enforcement officer of this state upon process issued by a court of competent jurisdiction. Seizure of a vehicle may be made without process if the vehicle subject to seizure has been the subject of a prior judgment in favor of the state in a forfeiture proceeding based upon this section.

             (4) Seizure under subsection (3) of this section automatically commences proceedings for forfeiture. The law enforcement agency under whose authority the seizure was made shall cause notice of the seizure and intended forfeiture of the seized vehicle to be served within fifteen days after the seizure on the owner of the vehicle seized, on the person in charge of the vehicle, and on any person having a known right or interest in the vehicle, including a community property interest. The notice of seizure may be served by any method authorized by law or court rule, including but not limited to service by certified mail with return receipt requested. Service by mail is complete upon mailing within the fifteen-day period after the seizure. Notice of seizure in the case of property subject to a security interest that has been perfected on a certificate of title shall be made by service upon the secured party or the secured party's assignee at the address shown on the financing statement or the certificate of title.

             (5) If no person notifies the seizing law enforcement agency in writing of the person's claim of ownership or right to possession of the seized vehicle within forty-five days of the seizure, the vehicle is deemed forfeited.

             (6) If a person notifies the seizing law enforcement agency in writing of the person's claim of ownership or right to possession of the seized vehicle within forty-five days of the seizure, the law enforcement agency shall give the person or persons a reasonable opportunity to be heard as to the claim or right. The hearing shall be before the chief law enforcement officer of the seizing agency or the chief law enforcement officer's designee, except where the seizing agency is a state agency as defined in RCW 34.12.020, the hearing shall be before the chief law enforcement officer of the seizing agency or an administrative law judge appointed under chapter 34.12 RCW, except that any person asserting a claim or right may remove the matter to a court of competent jurisdiction. Removal may only be accomplished according to the rules of civil procedure. The person seeking removal of the matter must serve process against the state, county, political subdivision, or municipality that operates the seizing agency, and any other party of interest, in accordance with RCW 4.28.080 or 4.92.020, within forty-five days after the person seeking removal has notified the seizing law enforcement agency of the person's claim of ownership or right to possession. The court to which the matter is to be removed shall be the district court when the aggregate value of the vehicle is within the jurisdictional limit set forth in RCW 3.66.020. A hearing before the seizing agency and any appeal therefrom shall be under Title 34 RCW. In a court hearing between two or more claimants to the vehicle involved, the prevailing party shall be entitled to a judgment for costs and reasonable attorneys' fees. The burden of producing evidence shall be upon the person claiming to be the legal owner or the person claiming to have the lawful right to possession of the vehicle. The seizing law enforcement agency shall promptly return the vehicle to the claimant upon a determination by the administrative law judge or court that the claimant is the present legal owner under Title 46 RCW or is lawfully entitled to possession of the vehicle.

             (7) When a vehicle is forfeited under this chapter the seizing law enforcement agency may sell the vehicle, retain it for official use, or upon application by a law enforcement agency of this state release the vehicle to that agency for the exclusive use of enforcing this title; provided, however, that the agency shall first satisfy any bona fide security interest to which the vehicle is subject under subsection (1) (a) or (c) of this section.

             (8) When a vehicle is forfeited, the seizing agency shall keep a record indicating the identity of the prior owner, if known, a description of the vehicle, the disposition of the vehicle, the value of the vehicle at the time of seizure, and the amount of proceeds realized from disposition of the vehicle.

             (9) Each seizing agency shall retain records of forfeited vehicles for at least seven years.

             (10) Each seizing agency shall file a report including a copy of the records of forfeited vehicles with the state treasurer each calendar quarter.

             (11) The quarterly report need not include a record of a forfeited vehicle that is still being held for use as evidence during the investigation or prosecution of a case or during the appeal from a conviction.

             (12) By January 31st of each year, each seizing agency shall remit to the state treasurer an amount equal to ten percent of the net proceeds of vehicles forfeited during the preceding calendar year. Money remitted shall be deposited in the public safety and education account.

             (13) The net proceeds of a forfeited vehicle is the value of the forfeitable interest in the vehicle after deducting the cost of satisfying a bona fide security interest to which the vehicle is subject at the time of seizure; and in the case of a sold vehicle, after deducting the cost of sale, including reasonable fees or commissions paid to independent selling agents.

             (14) The value of a sold forfeited vehicle is the sale price. The value of a retained forfeited vehicle is the fair market value of the vehicle at the time of seizure, determined when possible by reference to an applicable commonly used index, such as the index used by the department of licensing. A seizing agency may, but need not, use an independent qualified appraiser to determine the value of retained vehicles. If an appraiser is used, the value of the vehicle appraised is net of the cost of the appraisal.


             Sec. 3. RCW 46.01.260 and 1997 c 66 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the director, in his or her discretion, may destroy applications for vehicle licenses, copies of vehicle licenses issued, applications for drivers' licenses, copies of issued drivers' licenses, certificates of title and registration or other documents, records or supporting papers on file in his or her office which have been microfilmed or photographed or are more than five years old. If the applications for vehicle licenses are renewal applications, the director may destroy such applications when the computer record thereof has been updated.

             (2)(a) The director shall not destroy records of convictions or adjudications of RCW 46.61.520 and 46.61.522 or records of deferred prosecutions granted under RCW 10.05.120 and shall maintain such records permanently on file.

             (b) The director shall not, within ((ten)) fifteen years from the date of conviction((,)) or adjudication((, or entry of deferred prosecution)), destroy records of the following:

             (i) Convictions or adjudications of the following offenses: RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504; or

             (ii) If the offense was originally charged as one of the offenses designated in (a) or (b)(i) of this subsection, convictions or adjudications of the following offenses: RCW 46.61.500 or 46.61.5249 or any other violation that was originally charged as one of the offenses designated in (a) or (b)(i) of this subsection((; or

             (iii) Deferred prosecutions granted under RCW 10.05.120)).

             (c) For purposes of RCW 46.52.100 and 46.52.130, offenses subject to this subsection shall be considered "alcohol-related" offenses.


             Sec. 4. RCW 46.20.285 and 1996 c 199 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

             The department shall forthwith revoke the license of any driver for the period of one calendar year unless otherwise provided in this section, upon receiving a record of the driver's conviction of any of the following offenses, when the conviction has become final:

             (1) For vehicular homicide the period of revocation shall be two years. The revocation period shall be tolled during any period of total confinement for the offense;

             (2) Vehicular assault. The revocation period shall be tolled during any period of total confinement for the offense;

             (3) Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a narcotic drug, or under the influence of any other drug to a degree which renders the driver incapable of safely driving a motor vehicle, ((upon a showing by the department's records that the conviction is the second such conviction for the driver within a period of five years. Upon a showing that the conviction is the third such conviction for the driver within a period of five years, the period of revocation shall be two years)) for the period prescribed in RCW 46.61.5055;

             (4) Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used;

             (5) Failure to stop and give information or render aid as required under the laws of this state in the event of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death or personal injury of another or resulting in damage to a vehicle that is driven or attended by another;

             (6) Perjury or the making of a false affidavit or statement under oath to the department under Title 46 RCW or under any other law relating to the ownership or operation of motor vehicles;

             (7) Reckless driving upon a showing by the department's records that the conviction is the third such conviction for the driver within a period of two years.


             Sec. 5. RCW 46.61.503 and 1995 c 332 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, a person is guilty of driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol if the person operates a motor vehicle within this state and the person:

             (a) Is under the age of twenty-one;

             (b) Has, within two hours after operating the motor vehicle, an alcohol concentration of ((0.02 or more)) at least 0.02 but less than the concentration specified in RCW 46.61.502, as shown by analysis of the person's breath or blood made under RCW 46.61.506.

             (2) It is an affirmative defense to a violation of subsection (1) of this section which the defendant must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant consumed a sufficient quantity of alcohol after the time of driving and before the administration of an analysis of the person's breath or blood to cause the defendant's alcohol concentration to be ((0.02 or more)) in violation of subsection (1) of this section within two hours after driving. The court shall not admit evidence of this defense unless the defendant notifies the prosecution prior to the earlier of: (a) Seven days prior to trial; or (b) the omnibus or pretrial hearing in the case of the defendant's intent to assert the affirmative defense.

             (3) Analyses of blood or breath samples obtained more than two hours after the alleged driving may be used as evidence that within two hours of the alleged driving, a person had an alcohol concentration ((of 0.02 or more)) in violation of subsection (1) of this section.

             (4) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 46.61 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) A defendant who is arrested for an offense involving driving while under the influence as defined in RCW 46.61.502, driving under age twenty-one after consuming alcohol as defined in RCW 46.61.503, or being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence as defined in RCW 46.61.504, shall be required to appear in person before a magistrate within one judicial day after the arrest.

             (2) A defendant who is charged by citation, complaint, or information with an offense involving driving while under the influence as defined in RCW 46.61.502, driving under age twenty-one after consuming alcohol as defined in RCW 46.61.503, or being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence as defined in RCW 46.61.504, and who is not arrested, shall appear in court for arraignment in person as soon as practicable, but in no event later than fourteen days after the next day on which court is in session following the issuance of the citation or the filing of the complaint or information.

             (3) At the time of an appearance required by this section, the court shall determine the necessity of imposing conditions of pretrial release according to the procedures established by court rule for a preliminary appearance or an arraignment.

             (4) Appearances required by this section are mandatory and may not be waived.


             Sec. 7. RCW 46.20.308 and 1995 c 332 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Any person who operates a motor vehicle within this state is deemed to have given consent, subject to the provisions of RCW 46.61.506, to a test or tests of his or her breath or blood for the purpose of determining the alcohol concentration or presence of any drug in his or her breath or blood if arrested for any offense where, at the time of the arrest, the arresting officer has reasonable grounds to believe the person had been driving or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or was in violation of RCW 46.61.503.

             (2) The test or tests of breath shall be administered at the direction of a law enforcement officer having reasonable grounds to believe the person to have been driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within this state while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or the person to have been driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while having alcohol in a concentration ((of 0.02 or more)) in violation of RCW 46.61.503 in his or her system and being under the age of twenty-one. However, in those instances where the person is incapable due to physical injury, physical incapacity, or other physical limitation, of providing a breath sample or where the person is being treated in a hospital, clinic, doctor's office, emergency medical vehicle, ambulance, or other similar facility in which a breath testing instrument is not present or where the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the person is under the influence of a drug, a blood test shall be administered by a qualified person as provided in RCW 46.61.506(4). The officer shall inform the person of his or her right to refuse the breath or blood test, and of his or her right to have additional tests administered by any qualified person of his or her choosing as provided in RCW 46.61.506. The officer shall warn the driver that:

             (a) His or her license, permit, or privilege to drive will be revoked or denied if he or she refuses to submit to the test;

             (b) His or her license, permit, or privilege to drive will be suspended, revoked, denied, or placed in probationary status if the test is administered and the test indicates the alcohol concentration of the person's breath or blood is 0.10 or more, in the case of a person age twenty-one or over, or ((0.02 or more)) in violation of RCW 46.61.502, 46.61.503, or 46.61.504 in the case of a person under age twenty-one; and

             (c) His or her refusal to take the test may be used in a criminal trial.

             (3) Except as provided in this section, the test administered shall be of the breath only. If an individual is unconscious or is under arrest for the crime of vehicular homicide as provided in RCW 46.61.520 or vehicular assault as provided in RCW 46.61.522, or if an individual is under arrest for the crime of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs as provided in RCW 46.61.502, which arrest results from an accident in which there has been serious bodily injury to another person, a breath or blood test may be administered without the consent of the individual so arrested.

             (4) Any person who is dead, unconscious, or who is otherwise in a condition rendering him or her incapable of refusal, shall be deemed not to have withdrawn the consent provided by subsection (1) of this section and the test or tests may be administered, subject to the provisions of RCW 46.61.506, and the person shall be deemed to have received the warnings required under subsection (2) of this section.

             (5) If, following his or her arrest and receipt of warnings under subsection (2) of this section, the person arrested refuses upon the request of a law enforcement officer to submit to a test or tests of his or her breath or blood, no test shall be given except as authorized under subsection (3) or (4) of this section.

             (6) If, after arrest and after the other applicable conditions and requirements of this section have been satisfied, a test or tests of the person's blood or breath is administered and the test results indicate that the alcohol concentration of the person's breath or blood is 0.10 or more if the person is age twenty-one or over, or is ((0.02 or more)) in violation of RCW 46.61.502, 46.61.503, or 46.61.504 if the person is under the age of twenty-one, or the person refuses to submit to a test, the arresting officer or other law enforcement officer at whose direction any test has been given, or the department, where applicable, if the arrest results in a test of the person's blood, shall:

             (a) Serve notice in writing on the person on behalf of the department of its intention to suspend, revoke, deny, or place in probationary status the person's license, permit, or privilege to drive as required by subsection (7) of this section;

             (b) Serve notice in writing on the person on behalf of the department of his or her right to a hearing, specifying the steps he or she must take to obtain a hearing as provided by subsection (8) of this section;

             (c) Mark the person's Washington state driver's license or permit to drive, if any, in a manner authorized by the department;

             (d) Serve notice in writing that the marked license or permit, if any, is a temporary license that is valid for sixty days from the date of arrest or from the date notice has been given in the event notice is given by the department following a blood test, or until the suspension, revocation, or denial of the person's license, permit, or privilege to drive is sustained at a hearing pursuant to subsection (8) of this section, whichever occurs first. No temporary license is valid to any greater degree than the license or permit that it replaces; and

             (e) Immediately notify the department of the arrest and transmit to the department within seventy-two hours, except as delayed as the result of a blood test, a sworn report or report under a declaration authorized by RCW 9A.72.085 that states:

             (i) That the officer had reasonable grounds to believe the arrested person had been driving or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within this state while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, or both, or was under the age of twenty-one years and had been driving or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while having an alcohol concentration ((of 0.02 or more)) in violation of RCW 46.61.503;

             (ii) That after receipt of the warnings required by subsection (2) of this section the person refused to submit to a test of his or her blood or breath, or a test was administered and the results indicated that the alcohol concentration of the person's breath or blood was 0.10 or more if the person is age twenty-one or over, or was ((0.02 or more)) in violation of RCW 46.61.502, 46.61.503, or 46.61.504 if the person is under the age of twenty-one; and

             (iii) Any other information that the director may require by rule.

             (7) The department of licensing, upon the receipt of a sworn report or report under a declaration authorized by RCW 9A.72.085 under subsection (6)(e) of this section, shall suspend, revoke, deny, or place in probationary status the person's license, permit, or privilege to drive or any nonresident operating privilege, as provided in RCW 46.20.3101, such suspension, revocation, denial, or placement in probationary status to be effective beginning sixty days from the date of arrest or from the date notice has been given in the event notice is given by the department following a blood test, or when sustained at a hearing pursuant to subsection (8) of this section, whichever occurs first.

             (8) A person receiving notification under subsection (6)(b) of this section may, within thirty days after the notice has been given, request in writing a formal hearing before the department. The person shall pay a fee of one hundred dollars as part of the request. If the request is mailed, it must be postmarked within thirty days after receipt of the notification. Upon timely receipt of such a request for a formal hearing, including receipt of the required one hundred dollar fee, the department shall afford the person an opportunity for a hearing. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the hearing is subject to and shall be scheduled and conducted in accordance with RCW 46.20.329 and 46.20.332. The hearing shall be conducted in the county of the arrest, except that all or part of the hearing may, at the discretion of the department, be conducted by telephone or other electronic means. The hearing shall be held within sixty days following the arrest or following the date notice has been given in the event notice is given by the department following a blood test, unless otherwise agreed to by the department and the person, in which case the action by the department shall be stayed, and any valid temporary license marked under subsection (6)(c) of this section extended, if the person is otherwise eligible for licensing. For the purposes of this section, the scope of the hearing shall cover the issues of whether a law enforcement officer had reasonable grounds to believe the person had been driving or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within this state while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or had been driving or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within this state while having alcohol in his or her system in a concentration ((of 0.02 or more)) in violation of RCW 46.61.503 and was under the age of twenty-one, whether the person was placed under arrest, and (a) whether the person refused to submit to the test or tests upon request of the officer after having been informed that such refusal would result in the revocation of the person's license, permit, or privilege to drive, or (b) if a test or tests were administered, whether the applicable requirements of this section were satisfied before the administration of the test or tests, whether the person submitted to the test or tests, or whether a test was administered without express consent as permitted under this section, and whether the test or tests indicated that the alcohol concentration of the person's breath or blood was 0.10 or more if the person was age twenty-one or over at the time of the arrest, or was ((0.02 or more)) in violation of RCW 46.61.502, 46.61.503, or 46.61.504 if the person was under the age of twenty-one at the time of the arrest. The sworn report or report under a declaration authorized by RCW 9A.72.085 submitted by a law enforcement officer is prima facie evidence that the officer had reasonable grounds to believe the person had been driving or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within this state while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, or both, or the person had been driving or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle within this state while having alcohol in his or her system in a concentration ((of 0.02 or more)) in violation of RCW 46.61.503 and was under the age of twenty-one and that the officer complied with the requirements of this section.

             A hearing officer shall conduct the hearing, may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents, and shall administer oaths to witnesses. The hearing officer shall not issue a subpoena for the attendance of a witness at the request of the person unless the request is accompanied by the fee required by RCW 5.56.010 for a witness in district court. The sworn report or report under a declaration authorized by RCW 9A.72.085 of the law enforcement officer and any other evidence accompanying the report shall be admissible without further evidentiary foundation and the certifications authorized by the criminal rules for courts of limited jurisdiction shall be admissible without further evidentiary foundation. The person may be represented by counsel, may question witnesses, may present evidence, and may testify. The department shall order that the suspension, revocation, denial, or placement in probationary status either be rescinded or sustained.

             (9) If the suspension, revocation, denial, or placement in probationary status is sustained after such a hearing, the person whose license, privilege, or permit is suspended, revoked, denied, or placed in probationary status has the right to file a petition in the superior court of the county of arrest to review the final order of revocation by the department in the same manner as an appeal from a decision of a court of limited jurisdiction. The appellant must pay the costs associated with obtaining the record of the hearing before the hearing officer. The filing of the appeal does not stay the effective date of the suspension, revocation, denial, or placement in probationary status. A petition filed under this subsection must include the petitioner's grounds for requesting review. Upon granting petitioner's request for review, the court shall review the department's final order of suspension, revocation, denial, or placement in probationary status as expeditiously as possible. If judicial relief is sought for a stay or other temporary remedy from the department's action, the court shall not grant such relief unless the court finds that the appellant is likely to prevail in the appeal and that without a stay the appellant will suffer irreparable injury. If the court stays the suspension, revocation, denial, or placement in probationary status it may impose conditions on such stay.

             (10) If a person whose driver's license, permit, or privilege to drive has been or will be suspended, revoked, denied, or placed in probationary status under subsection (7) of this section, other than as a result of a breath test refusal, and who has not committed an offense within the last five years for which he or she was granted a deferred prosecution under chapter 10.05 RCW, petitions a court for a deferred prosecution on criminal charges arising out of the arrest for which action has been or will be taken under subsection (7) of this section, the court may direct the department to stay any actual or proposed suspension, revocation, denial, or placement in probationary status for at least forty-five days but not more than ninety days. If the court stays the suspension, revocation, denial, or placement in probationary status, it may impose conditions on such stay. If the person is otherwise eligible for licensing, the department shall issue a temporary license, or extend any valid temporary license marked under subsection (6) of this section, for the period of the stay. If a deferred prosecution treatment plan is not recommended in the report made under RCW 10.05.050, or if treatment is rejected by the court, or if the person declines to accept an offered treatment plan, or if the person violates any condition imposed by the court, then the court shall immediately direct the department to cancel the stay and any temporary marked license or extension of a temporary license issued under this subsection.

             A suspension, revocation, or denial imposed under this section, other than as a result of a breath test refusal, shall be stayed if the person is accepted for deferred prosecution as provided in chapter 10.05 RCW for the incident upon which the suspension, revocation, or denial is based. If the deferred prosecution is terminated, the stay shall be lifted and the suspension, revocation, or denial reinstated. If the deferred prosecution is completed, the stay shall be lifted and the suspension, revocation, or denial canceled.

             (11) When it has been finally determined under the procedures of this section that a nonresident's privilege to operate a motor vehicle in this state has been suspended, revoked, or denied, the department shall give information in writing of the action taken to the motor vehicle administrator of the state of the person's residence and of any state in which he or she has a license.


             Sec. 8. RCW 46.20.3101 and 1995 c 332 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             Pursuant to RCW 46.20.308, the department shall suspend, revoke, or deny the arrested person's license, permit, or privilege to drive as follows:

             (1) In the case of a person who has refused a test or tests:

             (a) For a first refusal within ((five)) seven years, where there has not been a previous incident within ((five)) seven years that resulted in administrative action under this section, revocation or denial for one year;

             (b) For a second or subsequent refusal within ((five)) seven years, or for a first refusal where there has been one or more previous incidents within ((five)) seven years that have resulted in administrative action under this section, revocation or denial for two years or until the person reaches age twenty-one, whichever is longer. A revocation imposed under this subsection (1)(b) shall run consecutively to the period of any suspension, revocation, or denial imposed pursuant to a criminal conviction arising out of the same incident.

             (2) In the case of an incident where a person has submitted to or been administered a test or tests indicating that the alcohol concentration of the person's breath or blood was 0.10 or more:

             (a) For a first incident within ((five)) seven years, where there has not been a previous incident within ((five)) seven years that resulted in administrative action under this section, placement in probationary status as provided in RCW 46.20.355;

             (b) For a second or subsequent incident within ((five)) seven years, revocation or denial for two years.

             (3) In the case of an incident where a person under age twenty-one has submitted to or been administered a test or tests indicating that the alcohol concentration of the person's breath or blood was ((0.02 or more)) in violation of RCW 46.61.503:

             (a) For a first incident within ((five)) seven years, suspension or denial for ninety days;

             (b) For a second or subsequent incident within ((five)) seven years, revocation or denial for one year or until the person reaches age twenty-one, whichever is longer.


             Sec. 9. RCW 46.20.391 and 1995 c 332 s 12 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Any person licensed under this chapter who is convicted of an offense relating to motor vehicles for which suspension or revocation of the driver's license is mandatory, other than vehicular homicide or vehicular assault, may submit to the department an application for an occupational driver's license. The department, upon receipt of the prescribed fee and upon determining that the petitioner is engaged in an occupation or trade that makes it essential that the petitioner operate a motor vehicle, may issue an occupational driver's license and may set definite restrictions as provided in RCW 46.20.394. No person may petition for, and the department shall not issue, an occupational driver's license that is effective during the first thirty days of any suspension or revocation imposed for a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504. A person aggrieved by the decision of the department on the application for an occupational driver's license may request a hearing as provided by rule of the department.

             (2) An applicant for an occupational driver's license is eligible to receive such license only if:

             (a) Within one year immediately preceding the date of the offense that gave rise to the present conviction, the applicant has not committed any offense relating to motor vehicles for which suspension or revocation of a driver's license is mandatory; and

             (b) Within ((five)) seven years immediately preceding the date of the offense that gave rise to the present conviction, the applicant has not committed any of the following offenses: (i) Driving or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor; (ii) vehicular homicide under RCW 46.61.520; or (iii) vehicular assault under RCW 46.61.522; and

             (c) The applicant is engaged in an occupation or trade that makes it essential that he or she operate a motor vehicle; and

             (d) The applicant files satisfactory proof of financial responsibility pursuant to chapter 46.29 RCW.

             (3) The director shall cancel an occupational driver's license upon receipt of notice that the holder thereof has been convicted of operating a motor vehicle in violation of its restrictions, or of an offense that pursuant to chapter 46.20 RCW would warrant suspension or revocation of a regular driver's license. The cancellation is effective as of the date of the conviction, and continues with the same force and effect as any suspension or revocation under this title.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 10. If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill or chapter number, is not provided by June 30, 1998, in the omnibus appropriations act, this act is null and void.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. If this act mandates an increased level of service by local governments, the local government may, under RCW 43.135.060 and chapter 4.92 RCW, submit claims for reimbursement by the legislature. The claims shall be subject to verification by the office of financial management.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. This act takes effect January 1, 1999."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "influence;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 46.61.5058, 46.01.260, 46.20.285, 46.61.503, 46.20.308, 46.20.3101, and 46.20.391; reenacting and amending RCW 46.61.5055; adding a new section to chapter 46.61 RCW; creating new sections; prescribing penalties; and providing an effective date."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Second Substitute House Bill No. 3070 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 3070 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives McCune and Costa spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 3070 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Ballasiotes, Carrell and Skinner - 3.


             Second Substitute House Bill No. 3070, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Engrossed House Bill No. 2772 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 26.28 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) Every person who sells or gives, or permits to be sold or given to any person under the age of eighteen years any drug paraphernalia in any form commits a class I civil infraction under chapter 7.80 RCW. For purposes of this subsection, "drug paraphernalia" means all equipment, products, and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance. Drug paraphernalia includes, but is not limited to objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing marihuana, cocaine, hashish, or hashish oil into the human body, such as:

             (a) Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic pipes with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads, or punctured metal bowls;

             (b) Water pipes;

             (c) Carburetion tubes and devices;

             (d) Smoking and carburetion masks;

             (e) Roach clips: Meaning objects used to hold burning material, such as a marihuana cigarette, that has become too small or too short to be held in the hand;

             (f) Miniature cocaine spoons and cocaine vials;

             (g) Chamber pipes;

             (h) Carburetor pipes;

             (i) Electric pipes;

             (j) Air-driven pipes;

             (k) Chillums;

             (l) Bongs; and

             (m) Ice pipes or chillers.

             (2) It shall be no defense to a prosecution for a violation of this section that the person acted, or was believed by the defendant to act, as agent or representative of another.

             (3) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section prohibits legal distribution of injection syringe equipment through public health and community based HIV prevention programs."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "paraphernalia;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 26.28 RCW; and prescribing penalties."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


MOTION


             Representative McDonald moved the House not concur in the Senate amendment(s) to Engrossed House Bill No. 2772 and ask the Senate to recede therefrom.


             Representative Constantine moved the House do concur in the Senate amendment(s) to Engrossed House Bill No. 2772 and pass the bill as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Constantine and Kastama spoke in favor of the motion to concur.


             Representative McDonald spoke against the motion to concur. The motion to concur failed.


             The House did not concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Engrossed House Bill No. 2772, and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.


             The Speaker assumed the chair.


SIGNED BY THE SPEAKER


             The Speaker announced he was signing:


HOUSE BILL NO. 1172,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1193,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1230,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1487,

SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1618,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1750,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1835,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1992,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2300,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2351,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2368,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2411,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2414,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2461,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2477,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2503,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2529,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2568,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2704,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2752,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2773,

SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2782,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2791,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2858,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2894,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2917,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2969,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2977,

SECOND ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5185,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5355,

ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5499,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5532,

ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5695,

SENATE BILL NO. 6149,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6150,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6153,

SENATE BILL NO. 6155,

SENATE BILL NO. 6172,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6174,

SENATE BILL NO. 6220,

SENATE BILL NO. 6228,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6229,

SENATE BILL NO. 6311,

ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6325,

SENATE BILL NO. 6329,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6346,

SENATE BILL NO. 6352,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6396,

SENATE BILL NO. 6400,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6425,

SENATE BILL NO. 6429,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6492,

SENATE BILL NO. 6536,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6545,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6574,

SENATE BILL NO. 6581,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6605,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6648,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6669,

SENATE BILL NO. 6728,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6731,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6737,

SENATE BILL NO. 6758,

SENATE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 8019,


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Second Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1354 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 70.94.130 and 1991 c 199 s 705 are each amended to read as follows:

             The board shall exercise all powers of the authority except as otherwise provided. The board shall conduct its first meeting within thirty days after all of its members have been appointed or designated as provided in RCW 70.94.100. The board shall meet at least ten times per year. All meetings shall be publicly announced prior to their occurrence. All meetings shall be open to the public. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and shall be necessary for any action taken by the board. The board shall elect from its members a chair and such other officers as may be necessary. Any member of the board may designate a regular alternate to serve on the board in his or her place with the same authority as the member when he or she is unable to attend. In no event may a regular alternate serve as the permanent chair. Each member of the board, or his or her representative, shall receive from the authority compensation consistent with such authority's rates (but not to exceed one thousand dollars per year) for time spent in the performance of duties under this chapter, plus the actual and necessary expenses incurred by the member in such performance. The board may appoint a control officer, and any other personnel, and shall determine their salaries, and pay same, together with any other proper indebtedness, from authority funds.


             Sec. 2. RCW 70.94.100 and 1991 c 199 s 704 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The governing body of each authority shall be known as the board of directors.

             (2) In the case of an authority comprised of one county the board shall be comprised of ((two appointees)) one appointee of the city selection committee, ((at least)) one ((of whom)) appointee who shall be appointed by the legislative authority of and represent the city having the most population in the county, and two representatives to be designated by the ((board of)) county ((commissioners)) legislative authority. In the case of an authority comprised of two, three, four, or five counties, the board shall be comprised of one appointee from each county, who shall represent the city having the most population in such county, to be designated by the mayor and ((city council)) legislative authority of such city, and one representative from each county to be designated by the ((board of)) county ((commissioners)) legislative authority of each county making up the authority. In the case of an authority comprised of six or more counties, the board shall be comprised of one representative from each county to be designated by the ((board of)) county ((commissioners)) legislative authority of each county making up the authority, and three appointees, one each from the three largest cities within the local authority's jurisdiction to be appointed by the mayor and ((city council)) legislative authority of such city.

             (3) If the board of an authority otherwise would consist of an even number, the members selected as above provided shall agree upon and elect an additional member who shall be either a member of the ((governing body)) legislative authority of one of the towns, cities, or counties comprising the authority, or a private citizen residing in the authority.

             (4) The terms of office of board members shall be four years.

             (5) Wherever a member of a board has a potential conflict of interest in an action before the board, the member shall declare to the board the nature of the potential conflict prior to participating in the action review. The board shall, if the potential conflict of interest, in the judgment of a majority of the board, may prevent the member from a fair and objective review of the case, remove the member from participation in the action.


             Sec. 3. RCW 70.120.070 and 1991 c 199 s 203 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Any person:

             (a) Whose motor vehicle is tested pursuant to this chapter and fails to comply with the emission standards established for the vehicle; and

             (b) Who, following such a test, expends more than one hundred dollars on a 1980 or earlier model year motor vehicle or expends more than one hundred fifty dollars on a 1981 or later model year motor vehicle for repairs solely devoted to meeting the emission standards and that are performed by a certified emission specialist authorized by RCW 70.120.020(2)(a); and

             (c) Whose vehicle fails a retest, may be issued a certificate of acceptance if (i) the vehicle has been in use for more than five years or fifty thousand miles, and (ii) any component of the vehicle installed by the manufacturer for the purpose of reducing emissions, or its appropriate replacement, is installed and operative.

             To receive the certificate, the person must document compliance with (b) and (c) of this subsection to the satisfaction of the department.

             Should any provision of (b) of this subsection be disapproved by the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency, all vehicles shall be required to expend at least four hundred fifty dollars to qualify for a certificate of acceptance.

             (2) Persons who fail the initial tests shall be provided with:

             (a) Information regarding the availability of federal warranties and certified emission specialists;

             (b) Information on the availability and procedure for acquiring license trip-permits;

             (c) Information on the availability and procedure for receiving a certificate of acceptance; and

             (d) The local phone number of the department's local vehicle specialist.


             Sec. 4. RCW 70.120.100 and 1979 ex.s. c 163 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:

             The department shall investigate complaints received regarding the operation of emission testing stations and shall require corrections or modifications in those operations when deemed necessary.

             The department shall also review complaints received regarding the maintenance or repairs secured by owners of motor vehicles for the purpose of complying with the requirements of this chapter. When possible, the department shall assist such owners in determining the merits of the complaints.

             The department shall keep a copy of all complaints received, and on request, make copies available to the public. This is not intended to require disclosure of any information that is exempt from public disclosure under chapter 42.17 RCW.


             Sec. 5. RCW 70.120.170 and 1991 c 199 s 208 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The department shall administer a system for emission inspections of all motor vehicles, except those described in RCW 46.16.015(2), that are registered within the boundaries of each emission contributing area. Under such system a motor vehicle shall be inspected biennially except where an annual program would be required to meet federal law and prevent federal sanctions. In addition, motor vehicles shall be inspected at each change of registered owner of a licensed vehicle as provided under RCW 46.16.015.

             (2) The director shall:

             (a) Adopt procedures for conducting emission inspections of motor vehicles. The inspections may include idle and high revolution per minute emission tests. The emission test for diesel vehicles shall consist solely of a smoke opacity test.

             (b) Adopt criteria for calibrating emission testing equipment. Electronic equipment used to test for emissions standards provided for in this chapter shall be properly calibrated. The department shall examine frequently the calibration of the emission testing equipment used at the stations.

             (c) Authorize, through contracts, the establishment and operation of inspection stations for conducting vehicle emission inspections authorized in this chapter. No person contracted to inspect motor vehicles may perform for compensation repairs on any vehicles. No public body may establish or operate contracted inspection stations. Any contracts must be let in accordance with the procedures established for competitive bids in chapter 43.19 RCW.

             (3) Subsection (2)(c) of this section does not apply to volunteer motor vehicle inspections under RCW 70.120.020(1) if the inspections are conducted for the following purposes:

             (a) Auditing;

             (b) Contractor evaluation;

             (c) Collection of data for establishing calibration and performance standards; or

             (d) Public information and education.

             (4)(a) The director shall establish by rule the fee to be charged for emission inspections. The inspection fee shall be a standard fee applicable state-wide or throughout an emission contributing area and shall be no greater than ((eighteen)) fifteen dollars. Surplus moneys collected from fees over the amount due the contractor shall be paid to the state and deposited in the general fund. Fees shall be set at the minimum whole dollar amount required to (i) compensate the contractor or inspection facility owner, and (ii) offset the general fund appropriation to the department to cover the administrative costs of the motor vehicle emission inspection program.

             (b) Before each inspection, a person whose motor vehicle is to be inspected shall pay to the inspection station the fee established under this section. The person whose motor vehicle is inspected shall receive the results of the inspection. If the inspected vehicle complies with the standards established by the director, the person shall receive a dated certificate of compliance. If the inspected vehicle does not comply with those standards, one reinspection of the vehicle shall be afforded without charge.

             (5) All units of local government and agencies of the state with motor vehicles garaged or regularly operated in an emissions contributing area shall test the emissions of those vehicles annually to ensure that the vehicle's emissions comply with the emission standards established by the director. All state agencies outside of emission contributing areas with more than twenty motor vehicles housed at a single facility or contiguous facilities shall test the emissions of those vehicles annually to ensure that the vehicles' emissions comply with standards established by the director. A report of the results of the tests shall be submitted to the department.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 70.120 RCW to read as follows:

             The department shall establish a scientific advisory board to review plans to expand the geographic area where an inspection and maintenance system for motor vehicle emissions is required. The board shall consist of three to five members. All members shall have at least a master's degree in physics, chemistry, or engineering, or a closely related field. No member may be a current employee of a local air pollution control authority, the department, the United States environmental protection agency, or a company that may benefit from a review by the board.

             The board shall review an inspection and maintenance plan at the request of a local air pollution control authority, the department, or by a petition of at least fifty people living within the proposed boundaries of a vehicle emission inspection and maintenance system. The entity or entities requesting a scientific review may include specific issues for the board to consider in its review. The board shall limit its review to matters of science and shall not provide advice on penalties or issues that are strictly legal in nature.

             The board shall provide a complete written review to the department. If the board members are not in agreement as to the scientific merit of any issue under review, the board may include a dissenting opinion in its report to the department. The department shall immediately make copies available to the local air pollution control authority and to the public.

             The department shall conduct a public hearing, within the area affected by the proposed rule, if any significant aspect of the rule is in conflict with a majority opinion of the board. The department shall include in its responsiveness summary the rationale for including a rule that is not consistent with the review of the board, including a response to the issues raised at the public hearing.

              Members shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.


             Sec. 7. RCW 46.16.015 and 1991 c 199 s 209 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Neither the department of licensing nor its agents may issue or renew a motor vehicle license for any vehicle or change the registered owner of a licensed vehicle, for any vehicle that is required to be inspected under chapter 70.120 RCW, unless the application for issuance or renewal is: (a) Accompanied by a valid certificate of compliance or a valid certificate of acceptance issued pursuant to chapter 70.120 RCW; or (b) exempted from this requirement pursuant to subsection (2) of this section. The certificates must have a date of validation which is within six months of the date of application for the vehicle license or license renewal. Certificates for fleet or owner tested diesel vehicles may have a date of validation which is within twelve months of the assigned license renewal date.

             (2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to the following vehicles:

             (a) New motor vehicles whose equitable or legal title has never been transferred to a person who in good faith purchases the vehicle for purposes other than resale;

             (b) Motor vehicles with a model year of 1967 or earlier;

             (c) Motor vehicles that use propulsion units powered exclusively by electricity;

             (d) Motor vehicles fueled by propane, compressed natural gas, or liquid petroleum gas, unless it is determined that federal sanctions will be imposed as a result of this exemption;

             (e) Motorcycles as defined in RCW 46.04.330 and motor-driven cycles as defined in RCW 46.04.332;

             (f) Farm vehicles as defined in RCW 46.04.181;

             (g) Used vehicles which are offered for sale by a motor vehicle dealer licensed under chapter 46.70 RCW; ((or))

             (h) Classes of motor vehicles exempted by the director of the department of ecology;

             (i) Collector cars as identified by the department of licensing under RCW 46.16.305(1); or

             (j) Beginning January 1, 2000, vehicles that are less than five years old or more than twenty-five years old.

             The provisions of ((subparagraph)) (a) of this subsection may not be construed as exempting from the provisions of subsection (1) of this section applications for the renewal of licenses for motor vehicles that are or have been leased.

             (3) The department of ecology shall provide information to motor vehicle owners regarding the boundaries of emission contributing areas and restrictions established under this section that apply to vehicles registered in such areas. In addition the department of ecology shall provide information to motor vehicle owners on the relationship between motor vehicles and air pollution and steps motor vehicle owners should take to reduce motor vehicle related air pollution. The department of licensing shall send to all registered motor vehicle owners affected by the emission testing program notice that they must have an emission test to renew their registration.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. (1) The department of ecology shall evaluate changes to the motor vehicle emission inspection program made in RCW 46.16.015(2)(j) and other options that meet air quality objectives and lessen the effect of the program on the motorist. The department shall consider air quality, program costs, and motorist convenience in its evaluation and make recommendations for changes to the program to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature by January 1, 1999.

             (2) This section expires June 30, 1999.


             Sec. 9. RCW 70.94.473 and 1995 c 205 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Any person in a residence or commercial establishment which has an adequate source of heat without burning wood shall:

             (a) Not burn wood in any solid fuel burning device whenever the department has determined under RCW 70.94.715 that any air pollution episode exists in that area;

             (b) Not burn wood in any solid fuel burning device except those which are either Oregon department of environmental quality phase II or United States environmental protection agency certified or certified by the department under RCW 70.94.457(1) or a pellet stove either certified or issued an exemption by the United States environmental protection agency in accordance with Title 40, Part 60 of the code of federal regulations, in the geographical area and for the period of time that a first stage of impaired air quality has been determined, by the department or any authority, for that area. A first stage of impaired air quality is reached when particulates ten microns and smaller in diameter are at an ambient level of ((seventy-five)) sixty micrograms per cubic meter measured on a twenty-four hour average or when carbon monoxide is at an ambient level of eight parts of contaminant per million parts of air by volume measured on an eight-hour average; and

             (c) Not burn wood in any solid fuel burning device in a geographical area and for the period of time that a second stage of impaired air quality has been determined by the department or any authority, for that area. A second stage of impaired air quality is reached when particulates ten microns and smaller in diameter are at an ambient level of one hundred five micrograms per cubic meter measured on a twenty-four hour average.

             (2) Actions of the department and local air pollution control authorities under this section shall preempt actions of other state agencies and local governments for the purposes of controlling air pollution from solid fuel burning devices, except where authorized by chapter 199, Laws of 1991."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "control;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 70.94.130, 70.94.100, 70.120.070, 70.120.100, 70.120.170, 46.16.015, and 70.94.473; adding a new section to chapter 70.120 RCW; creating a new section; and providing an expiration date."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


MOTION


             Representative Pennington moved the House not concur in the Senate Amendment(s) to Second Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1354 and ask the Senate to recede therefrom.


             Representative Linville moved the House do concur in the Senate Amendment(s) to Second Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1354 and pass the bill as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Linville spoke in favor of the motion.


             Representative Pennington spoke against the motion. The motion to concur in the Senate Amendment(s) was not adopted.


             The House did not concur in the Senate Amendment(s) to Second Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1354 and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.


             The Speaker called upon Representative Pennington to preside.


             There being no objection, the House deferred consideration of Substitute House Bill No. 1504 and the bill held its place on third reading.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 1541 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that sport shooting ranges in this state offer valuable hunter and firearm safety training, legitimate and important forms of recreation to the general public, and provide the opportunity for many law enforcement agencies to maintain necessary firearms skills efficiently and at little or no cost. The continued existence and viability of sport shooting ranges is impacted by burdensome retroactive regulation and lawsuits, thereby potentially threatening the availability of low-cost firearms training to some local law enforcement agencies, as well as hunter and firearms safety training and recreation to the general public.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 9.41 RCW to read as follows:

             (1)(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who operates or uses a sport shooting range in this state is not subject to civil liability or criminal prosecution in a matter relating to noise or noise pollution resulting from the operation or use of the range if the range is in compliance with any noise control laws or ordinances that applied to the range and its operation at the time of construction or initial operation of the range.

             (b) A person who operates or uses a sport shooting range is not subject to an action for nuisance, and a court of the state shall not enjoin the use or operation of a range on the basis of noise or noise pollution, if the range is in compliance with any noise control laws or ordinances that applied to the range and its operation at the time of construction or initial operation of the range.

             (c) Rules adopted by any state department or agency for limiting levels of noise in terms of decibel level that may occur in the outdoor atmosphere do not apply to a sport shooting range exempted from liability under this section.

             (2) A person who acquires title to or who owns real property adversely affected by the use of property with a permanently located and improved sport shooting range shall not maintain a nuisance action against the person who owns the range to restrain, enjoin, or impede the use of the range where there has not been a substantial change in the nature of the use of the range. This subsection does not prohibit actions for negligence or recklessness in the operation of the range or by a person using the range.

             (3) A sport shooting range that is operated and is not in violation of existing law at the time of the enactment of an ordinance must be permitted to continue in operation even if the operation of the sport shooting range at a later date does not conform to the new ordinance or an amendment to an existing ordinance.

             (4) A person who participates in sport shooting at a sport shooting range accepts the risks associated with the sport to the extent the risks are obvious and inherent. Those risks include, but are not limited to, injuries that may result from noise, discharge of a projectile or shot, malfunction of sport shooting equipment not owned by the shooting range, natural variations in terrain, surface or subsurface snow or ice conditions, bare spots, rocks, trees, and other forms of natural growth or debris.

             (5) The owner or operator of any sport shooting range shall have in place an insurance policy providing insurance for personal and property damage which occurs as a result of acts at the range, with liability limits of at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars per occurrence. This subsection shall become effective January 1, 1999.

             (6) Except as otherwise provided in this section, this section does not prohibit a local government from regulating the location and construction of a sport shooting range after the effective date of this act.

             (7) As used in this section:

             (a) "Local government" means a county, city, or town.

             (b) "Person" means an individual, proprietorship, partnership, corporation, club, or other legal entity.

             (c) "Sport shooting range" or "range" means an area designed and operated for the use of rifles, shotguns, pistols, silhouettes, skeet, trap, black powder, or any other similar sport shooting."


             In line 1 of the title, after "ranges;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 9.41 RCW; creating a new section; and providing an effective date."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House did not concur in the Senate Amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 1541 and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed House Bill No. 2550 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 48.38.010 and 1979 c 130 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

             The commissioner may grant a certificate of exemption to any insurer or educational, religious, charitable, or scientific institution conducting a charitable gift annuity business:

             (1) Which is organized and operated exclusively as, or for the purpose of aiding, an educational, religious, charitable, or scientific institution which is organized as a nonprofit organization without profit to any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, or other entity;

             (2) Which possesses a current tax exempt status under the laws of the United States;

             (3) Which serves such purpose by issuing charitable gift annuity contracts only for the benefit of such educational, religious, charitable, or scientific institution;

             (4) Which appoints the insurance commissioner as its true and lawful attorney upon whom may be served lawful process in any action, suit, or proceeding in any court, which appointment shall be irrevocable, shall bind the insurer or institution or any successor in interest, shall remain in effect as long as there is in force in this state any contract made or issued by the insurer or institution, or any obligation arising therefrom, and shall be processed in accordance with RCW 48.05.210;

             (5) Which is fully and legally organized and qualified to do business and has been actively doing business under the laws of the state of its domicile for a period of at least three years prior to its application for a certificate of exemption;

             (6) Which has and maintains minimum unrestricted net assets of five hundred thousand dollars. "Unrestricted net assets" means the excess of total assets over total liabilities that are neither permanently restricted nor temporarily restricted by donor-imposed stipulations;

             (7) Which files with the insurance commissioner its application for a certificate of exemption showing:

             (a) Its name, location, and organization date;

             (b) The kinds of charitable annuities it proposes to offer;

             (c) A statement of the financial condition, management, and affairs of the organization and any affiliate thereof, as that term is defined in RCW ((48.31A.010)) 48.31B.005, on a form satisfactory to, or furnished by the insurance commissioner;

             (d) Such other documents, stipulations, or information as the insurance commissioner may reasonably require to evidence compliance with the provisions of this chapter;

             (((7))) (8) Which subjects itself and any affiliate thereof, as that term is defined in RCW ((48.31A.010)) 48.31B.005, to periodic examinations conducted under chapter 48.03 RCW as may be deemed necessary by the insurance commissioner;

             (((8))) (9) Which files with the insurance commissioner for the commissioner's advance approval a copy of any policy or contract form to be offered or issued to residents of this state. The grounds for disapproval of the policy or contract form shall be those set forth in RCW 48.18.110; and

             (((9))) (10) Which:

             (a) Files with the insurance commissioner on or before March 1 of each year a copy of its annual statement prepared pursuant to the laws of its state of domicile, as well as such other financial material as may be requested, including the annual statement or other such financial materials as may be requested relating to any affiliate, as that term is defined in RCW ((48.31A.010)) 48.31B.005; and

             (b) Coincident with the filing of its annual statement, pays an annual filing fee of twenty-five dollars plus five dollars for each charitable gift annuity contract written for residents of this state during the previous calendar year; and

             (c) Which includes on or attaches to the first page of the annual statement the statement of a qualified actuary setting forth the actuary's opinion relating to annuity reserves and other actuarial items. "Qualified actuary" as used in this subsection means a member in good standing of the American academy of actuaries or a person who has otherwise demonstrated actuarial competence to the satisfaction of the insurance regulatory official of the domiciliary state.


             Sec. 2. RCW 48.38.020 and 1979 c 130 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Upon granting to such insurer or institution under RCW 48.38.010 a certificate of exemption to conduct a charitable gift annuity business, the insurance commissioner shall require it to establish and maintain a ((reserve)) separate reserve fund adequate to meet the future payments under its charitable gift annuity contracts ((and, in any event, the reserve fund shall)).

             (2) The assets of the separate reserve fund:

             (a) Shall be held legally and physically segregated from the other assets of the certificate of exemption holder;

             (b) Shall be invested in the same manner that persons of reasonable prudence, discretion, and intelligence exercise in the management of a like enterprise, not in regard to speculating but in regard to the permanent disposition of their funds, considering the probable income as well as the probable safety of their capital. Investments shall be of sufficient value, liquidity, and diversity to assure the insurer or institution's ability to meet its outstanding obligations; and

             (c) Shall not be liable for any debts of the insurer or institution holding a certificate of exemption under this chapter, other than those incurred pursuant to the issuance of charitable gift annuities.

             (3) The amount of the separate reserve fund shall be:

             (a) For contracts issued prior to July 1, 1998, not ((be)) less than an amount computed in accordance with the standard of valuation based on the 1971 individual annuity mortality table((, or any modification of this table approved by the insurance commissioner,)) with six percent interest for single premium immediate annuity contracts and four percent interest for all other individual annuity contracts;

             (b) For contracts issued on or after July 1, 1998, in an amount not less than the aggregate reserves calculated according to the standards set forth in RCW 48.74.030 for other annuities with no cash settlement options;

             (c) Plus a surplus of ten percent of the combined amounts under (a) and (b) of this subsection.

             (4) The general assets of the insurer or institution holding a certificate of exemption under this chapter shall be liable for the payment of annuities to the extent that the separate reserve fund is inadequate.

             (((2))) (5) For any failure on its part to establish and maintain the ((reserve)) separate reserve fund, the insurance commissioner shall revoke its certificate of exemption.


             Sec. 3. RCW 48.38.040 and 1979 c 130 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) An insurer or institution holding a certificate of exemption under this chapter shall be exempt from all other provisions of this title except as specifically enumerated in this chapter by reference.

             (2) An insurer or institution holding a certificate of exemption under this chapter is subject to chapter 48.31 RCW.


             Sec. 4. RCW 48.38.050 and 1979 c 130 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The insurance commissioner may refuse to grant, or may revoke or suspend, a certificate of exemption if the insurance commissioner finds that the insurer or institution does not meet the requirements of this chapter or if the insurance commissioner finds that the insurer or institution has violated RCW 48.01.030 or any provisions of chapter 48.30 RCW or is found by the insurance commissioner to be in such condition that its further issuance of charitable gift annuities would be hazardous to annuity contract holders and the people of this state.

             (2) After hearing or with the consent of the insurer or institution and in addition to or in lieu of the suspension, revocation, or refusal to renew any certificate of exemption, the commissioner may levy a fine upon the insurer or institution in an amount not more than ten thousand dollars. The order levying such a fine shall specify the period within which the fine shall be fully paid and which period shall not be less than fifteen nor more than thirty days from the date of the order. Upon failure to pay such a fine when due the commissioner shall revoke the certificate of exemption of the insurer or institution if not already revoked, and the fine shall be recovered in a civil action brought in behalf of the commissioner by the attorney general. Any fine so collected shall be paid by the commissioner to the state treasurer for the account of the general fund.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. A new section is added to chapter 48.38 RCW to read as follows:

             An insurer or institution holding a certificate of exemption to issue charitable gift annuities under this chapter shall not transact or be authorized to transact a variable annuity business as described in chapter 48.18A RCW.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 48.38 RCW to read as follows:

             The commissioner may adopt rules to implement and administer this chapter.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 48.38 RCW to read as follows:

             After June 30, 1998, an insurer or institution which does not have the minimum unrestricted net assets required by RCW 48.38.010(6) may not issue any new charitable gift annuities until the insurer or institution has and maintains the minimum unrestricted net assets required by RCW 48.38.010(6).


             Sec. 8. RCW 48.31.020 and 1989 c 151 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             For the purposes of this chapter, other than as to RCW 48.31.010, and in addition to persons included under RCW ((48.31.110)) 48.99.010, the term "insurer" shall be deemed to include an insurer authorized under chapter 48.05 RCW, an insurer or institution holding a certificate of exemption under RCW 48.38.010, a health care service contractor registered under chapter 48.44 RCW, and a health maintenance organization registered under chapter 48.46 RCW, as well as all persons engaged as, or purporting to be engaged as insurers, institutions issuing charitable gift annuities, health care service contractors, or health maintenance organizations in this state, and to persons in process of organization to become insurers, institutions issuing charitable gift annuities, health care service contractors, or health maintenance organizations."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to House Bill No. 2550 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 2550 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives L. Thomas and Wolfe spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 2550 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             House Bill No. 2550, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

February 23, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed House Bill No. 2557 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 74.13.350 and 1997 c 386 s 16 are each amended to read as follows:

             It is the intent of the legislature that parents are responsible for the care and support of children with developmental disabilities. The legislature recognizes that, because of the intense support required to care for a child with developmental disabilities, the help of an out-of-home placement may be needed. It is the intent of the legislature that, when the sole reason for the out-of-home placement is the child's developmental disability, such services be offered by the department to these children and their families through a voluntary placement agreement. In these cases, the parents shall retain legal custody of the child.

             As used in this section, "voluntary placement agreement" means a written agreement between the department and a child's parent or legal guardian authorizing the department to place the child in a licensed facility. Under the terms of this agreement, the parent or legal guardian shall retain legal custody and the department shall be responsible for the child's placement and care. The agreement shall at a minimum specify the legal status of the child and the rights and obligations of the parent or legal guardian, the child, and the department while the child is in placement. The agreement must be signed by the child's parent or legal guardian and the department to be in effect, except that an agreement regarding an Indian child shall not be valid unless executed in writing before the court and filed with the court as provided in RCW 13.34.245. Any party to a voluntary placement agreement may terminate the agreement at any time. Upon termination of the agreement, the child shall be returned to the care of the child's parent or legal guardian unless the child has been taken into custody pursuant to RCW 13.34.050 or 26.44.050, placed in shelter care pursuant to RCW 13.34.060, or placed in foster care pursuant to RCW 13.34.130.

             As used in this section, "out-of-home placement" and "out-of-home care" mean the placement of a child in a foster family home or group care facility licensed under chapter 74.15 RCW.

             Whenever the department places a child in out-of-home care under a voluntary placement pursuant to this section, the department shall have the responsibility for the child's placement and care. The department shall develop a permanency plan of care for the child no later than sixty days from the date that the department assumes responsibility for the child's placement and care. Within the first one hundred eighty days of the placement, the department shall obtain a judicial determination pursuant to RCW 13.04.030(1)(j) and 13.34.270 that the placement is in the best interests of the child. If the child's out-of-home placement ends before one hundred eighty days have elapsed, no judicial determination under RCW 13.04.030(1)(b) is required. The permanency planning hearings shall review whether the child's best interests are served by continued out-of-home placement and determine the future legal status of the child.

             The department shall provide for periodic administrative reviews as required by federal law. A review may be called at any time by either the department, the parent, or the legal guardian.

             Nothing in this section shall prevent the department from filing a dependency petition if there is reason to believe that the child is a dependent child as defined in RCW 13.34.030.

             The department shall adopt rules providing for the implementation of chapter 386, Laws of 1997 and the transfer of responsibility for out-of-home placements from the dependency process under chapter 13.34 RCW to the process under this chapter.

             It is the intent of the legislature that the department undertake voluntary out-of-home placement in cases where the child's developmental disability is such that the parent, guardian, or legal custodian is unable to provide the necessary care for the child, and the parent, guardian, or legal custodian has determined that the child would benefit from placement outside of the home. If the department does not accept a voluntary placement agreement signed by the parent, a petition may be filed and an action pursued under chapter 13.34 RCW. The department shall inform the parent, guardian, or legal custodian in writing of their right to civil action under chapter 13.34 RCW.


             Sec. 2. RCW 13.34.270 and 1997 c 386 s 19 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Whenever the department of social and health services places a developmentally disabled child in out-of-home care pursuant to RCW 74.13.350, the department shall obtain a judicial determination within one hundred eighty days of the placement that continued placement is in the best interests of the child. If the child's out-of-home placement ends before one hundred eighty days have elapsed, no judicial determination is required.

             (2) To obtain the judicial determination, the department shall file a petition alleging that there is located or residing within the county a child who has a developmental disability, as defined in RCW 71A.10.020, and that the child has been placed in out-of-home care pursuant to RCW 74.13.350. The petition shall request that the court review the child's placement, make a determination that continued placement is in the best interests of the child, and take other necessary action as provided in this section. The petition shall contain the name, date of birth, and residence of the child and the names and residences of the child's parent or legal guardian who has agreed to the child's placement in out-of-home care. Reasonable attempts shall be made by the department to ascertain and set forth in the petition the identity, location, and custodial status of any parent who is not a party to the placement agreement and why that parent cannot assume custody of the child.

             (3) Upon filing of the petition, the clerk of the court shall schedule the petition for a hearing to be held no later than fourteen calendar days after the petition has been filed. The department shall provide notification of the time, date, and purpose of the hearing to the parent or legal guardian who has agreed to the child's placement in out-of-home care. The department shall also make reasonable attempts to notify any parent who is not a party to the placement agreement, if the parent's identity and location is known. Notification under this section may be given by the most expedient means, including but not limited to, mail, personal service, telephone, and telegraph.

             (4) The court shall appoint a guardian ad litem for the child as provided in RCW 13.34.100, unless the court for good cause finds the appointment unnecessary.

             (5) Permanency planning hearings shall be held as provided in this subsection. At the hearing, the court shall review whether the child's best interests are served by continued out-of-home placement and determine the future legal status of the child.

             (a) For children age ten and under, a permanency planning hearing shall be held in all cases where the child has remained in out-of-home care for at least nine months and an adoption decree or guardianship order has not previously been entered. The hearing shall take place no later than twelve months following commencement of the child's current placement episode.

             (b) For children over age ten, a permanency planning hearing shall be held in all cases where the child has remained in out-of-home care for at least fifteen months and an adoption decree or guardianship order has not previously been entered. The hearing shall take place no later than eighteen months following commencement of the current placement episode.

             (c) No later than ten working days before the permanency planning hearing, the department shall submit a written permanency plan to the court and shall mail a copy of the plan to all parties. The plan shall be directed toward securing a safe, stable, and permanent home for the child as soon as possible. The plan shall identify one of the following outcomes as the primary goal and may also identify additional outcomes as alternative goals: Return of the child to the home of the child's parent or legal guardian; adoption; guardianship; or long-term out-of-home care, until the child is age eighteen, with a written agreement between the parties and the child's care provider.

             (d) If a goal of long-term out-of-home care has been achieved before the permanency planning hearing, the court shall review the child's status to determine whether the placement and the plan for the child's care remains appropriate. In cases where the primary permanency planning goal has not ((be [been])) been achieved, the court shall inquire regarding the reasons why the primary goal has not been achieved and determine what needs to be done to make it possible to achieve the primary goal.

             (e) Following the first permanency planning hearing, the court shall hold a further permanency planning hearing in accordance with this section at least once every twelve months until a permanency planning goal is achieved or the voluntary placement agreement is terminated.

             (6) Any party to the voluntary placement agreement may terminate the agreement at any time. Upon termination of the agreement, the child shall be returned to the care of the child's parent or legal guardian, unless the child has been taken into custody pursuant to RCW 13.34.050 or 26.44.050, placed in shelter care pursuant to RCW 13.34.060, or placed in foster care pursuant to RCW 13.34.130. The department shall notify the court upon termination of the voluntary placement agreement and return of the child to the care of the child's parent or legal guardian. Whenever a voluntary placement agreement is terminated, an action under this section shall be dismissed.

             (7) This section does not prevent the department from filing a dependency petition if there is reason to believe that the child is a dependent child as defined in RCW 13.34.030. An action filed under this section shall be dismissed upon the filing of a dependency petition regarding a child who is the subject of the action under this section.


             Sec. 3. RCW 74.13.021 and 1997 c 386 s 15 are each amended to read as follows:

             As used in this chapter, "developmentally disabled ((dependent)) child" is a child who has a developmental disability as defined in RCW 71A.10.020 and whose parent, guardian, or legal custodian and with the department mutually agree that services appropriate to the child's needs can not be provided in the home."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "placement;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 74.13.350, 13.34.270, and 74.13.021."


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to House Bill No. 2557 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 2557 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Tokuda and Cooke spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 2557 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             House Bill No. 2557, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


             There being no objection, the House deferred consideration of Substitute House Bill No. 3001 and the bill held its place on third reading.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Second Substitute House Bill No. 3089 with the following amendment(s)


             On page 3, after line 2, insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. If this act mandates an increased level of service by local governments, the local government may, under RCW 43.135.060 and chapter 4.92 RCW, submit claims for reimbursement by the legislature. The claims shall be subject to verification by the office of financial management."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "160;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and creating new sections."


             On page 3, after line 2, insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. This act takes effect January 1, 1999."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "10.05.160;" strike "and" and after "section" insert "; and providing an effective date"


and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to Second Substitute House Bill No. 3089 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS AMENDED BY SENATE


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 3089 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives McDonald and Constantine spoke in favor of final passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 3089 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooke, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Dyer, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McCune, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sherstad, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Carrell and Skinner - 2.


             Second Substitute House Bill No. 3089, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 5, 1998

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed Substitute House Bill No. 2556 with the following amendment(s)


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 13.34.020 and 1990 c 284 s 31 are each amended to read as follows:

             The legislature declares that the family unit is a fundamental resource of American life which should be nurtured. Toward the continuance of this principle, the legislature declares that the family unit should remain intact unless a child's right to conditions of basic nurture, health, or safety is jeopardized. When the rights of basic nurture, physical and mental health, and safety of the child and the legal rights of the parents are in conflict, the rights and safety of the child should prevail. In making reasonable efforts under this chapter, the child's health and safety shall be the paramount concern. The right of a child to basic nurturing includes the right to a safe, stable, and permanent home and a speedy resolution of any proceeding under this chapter.


             Sec. 2. RCW 13.34.130 and 1997 c 280 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             If, after a fact-finding hearing pursuant to RCW 13.34.110, it has been proven by a preponderance of the evidence that the child is dependent within the meaning of RCW 13.34.030; after consideration of the predisposition report prepared pursuant to RCW 13.34.110 and after a disposition hearing has been held pursuant to RCW 13.34.110, the court shall enter an order of disposition pursuant to this section.

             (1) The court shall order one of the following dispositions of the case:

             (a) Order a disposition other than removal of the child from his or her home, which shall provide a program designed to alleviate the immediate danger to the child, to mitigate or cure any damage the child has already suffered, and to aid the parents so that the child will not be endangered in the future. In selecting a program, the court should choose those services that least interfere with family autonomy, provided that the services are adequate to protect the child.

             (b) Order that the child be removed from his or her home and ordered into the custody, control, and care of a relative or the department of social and health services or a licensed child placing agency for placement in a foster family home or group care facility licensed pursuant to chapter 74.15 RCW or in a home not required to be licensed pursuant to chapter 74.15 RCW. Unless there is reasonable cause to believe that the safety or welfare of the child would be jeopardized or that efforts to reunite the parent and child will be hindered, such child shall be placed with a person who is related to the child as defined in RCW 74.15.020(4)(a) and with whom the child has a relationship and is comfortable, and who is willing and available to care for the child. Placement of the child with a relative under this subsection shall be given preference by the court. An order for out-of-home placement may be made only if the court finds that reasonable efforts have been made to prevent or eliminate the need for removal of the child from the child's home and to make it possible for the child to return home, specifying the services that have been provided to the child and the child's parent, guardian, or legal custodian, and that preventive services have been offered or provided and have failed to prevent the need for out-of-home placement, unless the health, safety, and welfare of the child cannot be protected adequately in the home, and that:

             (i) There is no parent or guardian available to care for such child;

             (ii) The parent, guardian, or legal custodian is not willing to take custody of the child;

             (iii) The court finds, by clear, cogent, and convincing evidence, a manifest danger exists that the child will suffer serious abuse or neglect if the child is not removed from the home and an order under RCW 26.44.063 would not protect the child from danger; or

             (iv) The extent of the child's disability is such that the parent, guardian, or legal custodian is unable to provide the necessary care for the child and the parent, guardian, or legal custodian has determined that the child would benefit from placement outside of the home.

             (2) If the court has ordered a child removed from his or her home pursuant to subsection (1)(b) of this section, the court may order that a petition seeking termination of the parent and child relationship be filed if the court finds ((it)): (a) Termination is recommended by the supervising agency((, that it)); (b) termination is in the best interests of the child; and (c) that ((it is not reasonable to provide further services to reunify the family)) because of the existence of aggravated circumstances ((make it unlikely that services will effectuate the return of the child to the child's parents in the near future)), reasonable efforts to unify the family are not required. Notwithstanding the existence of aggravated circumstances, reasonable efforts may be required if the court or department determines it is in the best interest of the child. In determining whether aggravated circumstances exist, the court shall consider one or more of the following:

             (((a))) (i) Conviction of the parent of rape of the child in the first, second, or third degree as defined in RCW 9A.44.073, 9A.44.076, and 9A.44.079;

             (((b))) (ii) Conviction of the parent of criminal mistreatment of the child in the first or second degree as defined in RCW 9A.42.020 and 9A.42.030;

             (((c))) (iii) Conviction of the parent of one of the following assault crimes, when the child is the victim: Assault in the first or second degree as defined in RCW 9A.36.011 and 9A.36.021 or assault of a child in the first or second degree as defined in RCW 9A.36.120 or 9A.36.130;

             (((d))) (iv) Conviction of the parent of murder, manslaughter, or homicide by abuse of the child's other parent, sibling, or another child;

             (((e))) (v) Conviction of the parent of attempting, soliciting, or conspiracy to commit a crime listed in (c)(i), (ii), (iii), or (iv) of this subsection;

             (vi) A finding by a court that a parent is a sexually violent predator as defined in RCW 71.09.020;

             (((f))) (vii) Failure of the parent to complete available treatment ordered under this chapter or the equivalent laws of another state, where such failure has resulted in a prior termination of parental rights to another child and the parent has failed to effect significant change in the interim.

             (3) If reasonable efforts are not ordered under this subsection (3) a permanency plan hearing shall be held within thirty days. Reasonable efforts shall be made to place the child in a timely manner in accordance with the permanency plan, and to complete whatever steps are necessary to finalize the permanent placement of the child;

             (4) Whenever a child is ordered removed from the child's home, the agency charged with his or her care shall provide the court with:

             (a) A permanency plan of care that shall identify one of the following outcomes as a primary goal and may identify additional outcomes as alternative goals: Return of the child to the home of the child's parent, guardian, or legal custodian; adoption; guardianship; or long-term relative or foster care, until the child is age eighteen, with a written agreement between the parties and the care provider; and independent living, if appropriate and if the child is age sixteen or older. Whenever a permanency plan identifies independent living as a goal, the plan shall also specifically identify the services that will be provided to assist the child to make a successful transition from foster care to independent living. Before the court approves independent living as a permanency plan of care, the court shall make a finding that the provision of services to assist the child in making a transition from foster care to independent living will allow the child to manage his or her financial affairs and to manage his or her personal, social, educational, and nonfinancial affairs. The department shall not discharge a child to an independent living situation before the child is eighteen years of age unless the child becomes emancipated pursuant to chapter 13.64 RCW.

             (b) Unless the court has ordered, pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, that a termination petition be filed, a specific plan as to where the child will be placed, what steps will be taken to return the child home, and what actions the agency will take to maintain parent-child ties. All aspects of the plan shall include the goal of achieving permanence for the child.

             (i) The agency plan shall specify what services the parents will be offered in order to enable them to resume custody, what requirements the parents must meet in order to resume custody, and a time limit for each service plan and parental requirement.

             (ii) The agency shall be required to encourage the maximum parent-child contact possible, including regular visitation and participation by the parents in the care of the child while the child is in placement. Visitation may be limited or denied only if the court determines that such limitation or denial is necessary to protect the child's health, safety, or welfare.

             (iii) A child shall be placed as close to the child's home as possible, preferably in the child's own neighborhood, unless the court finds that placement at a greater distance is necessary to promote the child's or parents' well-being.

             (iv) The agency charged with supervising a child in placement shall provide all reasonable services that are available within the agency, or within the community, or those services which the department of social and health services has existing contracts to purchase. It shall report to the court if it is unable to provide such services.

             (c) If the court has ordered, pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, that a termination petition be filed, a specific plan as to where the child will be placed, what steps will be taken to achieve permanency for the child, services to be offered or provided to the child, and, if visitation would be in the best interests of the child, a recommendation to the court regarding visitation between parent and child pending a fact-finding hearing on the termination petition. The agency shall not be required to develop a plan of services for the parents or provide services to the parents.

             (((4))) (5) If the court determines that the continuation of reasonable efforts to prevent or eliminate the need to remove the child from his or her home or to safely return the child home is inconsistent with the permanency plan of care for the child, reasonable efforts shall be made to place the child in a timely manner in accordance with the permanency plan of care and to complete whatever steps are necessary to finalize the permanent placement of the child.

             (6) If there is insufficient information at the time of the disposition hearing upon which to base a determination regarding the suitability of a proposed placement with a relative, the child shall remain in foster care and the court shall direct the supervising agency to conduct necessary background investigations as provided in chapter 74.15 RCW and report the results of such investigation to the court within thirty days. However, if such relative appears otherwise suitable and competent to provide care and treatment, the criminal history background check need not be completed before placement, but as soon as possible after placement. Any placements with relatives, pursuant to this section, shall be contingent upon cooperation by the relative with the agency case plan and compliance with court orders related to the care and supervision of the child including, but not limited to, court orders regarding parent-child contacts and any other conditions imposed by the court. Noncompliance with the case plan or court order shall be grounds for removal of the child from the relative's home, subject to review by the court.

             (((5))) (7) Except for children whose cases are reviewed by a citizen review board under chapter 13.70 RCW, the status of all children found to be dependent shall be reviewed by the court at least every six months from the beginning date of the placement episode or the date dependency is established, whichever is first, at a hearing in which it shall be determined whether court supervision should continue. The review shall include findings regarding the agency and parental completion of disposition plan requirements, and if necessary, revised permanency time limits. The supervising agency shall provide a foster parent, preadoptive parent, or relative with notice of, and their right to an opportunity to be heard in, a review hearing pertaining to the child, but only if that person is currently providing care to that child at the time of the hearing. This section shall not be construed to grant party status to any person who has been provided an opportunity to be heard.

             (a) A child shall not be returned home at the review hearing unless the court finds that a reason for removal as set forth in this section no longer exists. The parents, guardian, or legal custodian shall report to the court the efforts they have made to correct the conditions which led to removal. If a child is returned, casework supervision shall continue for a period of six months, at which time there shall be a hearing on the need for continued intervention.

             (b) If the child is not returned home, the court shall establish in writing:

             (i) Whether reasonable services have been provided to or offered to the parties to facilitate reunion, specifying the services provided or offered;

             (ii) Whether the child has been placed in the least-restrictive setting appropriate to the child's needs, including whether consideration and preference has been given to placement with the child's relatives;

             (iii) Whether there is a continuing need for placement and whether the placement is appropriate;

             (iv) Whether there has been compliance with the case plan by the child, the child's parents, and the agency supervising the placement;

             (v) Whether progress has been made toward correcting the problems that necessitated the child's placement in out-of-home care;

             (vi) Whether the parents have visited the child and any reasons why visitation has not occurred or has been infrequent;

             (vii) Whether additional services are needed to facilitate the return of the child to the child's parents; if so, the court shall order that reasonable services be offered specifying such services; and

             (viii) The projected date by which the child will be returned home or other permanent plan of care will be implemented.

             (c) The court at the review hearing may order that a petition seeking termination of the parent and child relationship be filed.


             Sec. 3. RCW 13.34.145 and 1995 c 311 s 20 and 1995 c 53 s 2 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

             (1) A permanency plan shall be developed no later than sixty days from the time the supervising agency assumes responsibility for providing services, including placing the child, or at the time of a hearing under RCW 13.34.130, whichever occurs first. The permanency planning process continues until a permanency planning goal is achieved or dependency is dismissed. The planning process shall include reasonable efforts to return the child to the parent's home.

             (a) Whenever a child is placed in out-of-home care pursuant to RCW 13.34.130, the agency that has custody of the child shall provide the court with a written permanency plan of care directed towards securing a safe, stable, and permanent home for the child as soon as possible. The plan shall identify one of the following outcomes as the primary goal and may also identify additional outcomes as alternative goals: Return of the child to the home of the child's parent, guardian, or legal custodian; adoption; guardianship; or long-term relative or foster care, until the child is age eighteen, with a written agreement between the parties and the care provider; and independent living, if appropriate and if the child is age sixteen or older and the provisions of subsection (2) of this section are met.

             (b) The identified outcomes and goals of the permanency plan may change over time based upon the circumstances of the particular case.

             (c) Permanency planning goals should be achieved at the earliest possible date, preferably before the child has been in out-of-home care for fifteen months. In cases where parental rights have been terminated, the child is legally free for adoption, and adoption has been identified as the primary permanency planning goal, it shall be a goal to complete the adoption within six months following entry of the termination order.

             (2) Whenever a permanency plan identifies independent living as a goal, the plan shall also specifically identify the services that will be provided to assist the child to make a successful transition from foster care to independent living. Before the court approves independent living as a permanency plan of care, the court shall make a finding that the provision of services to assist the child in making a transition from foster care to independent living will allow the child to manage his or her financial affairs and to manage his or her personal, social, educational, and nonfinancial affairs. The department shall not discharge a child to an independent living situation before the child is eighteen years of age unless the child becomes emancipated pursuant to chapter 13.64 RCW.

             (3)(((a) For children ten and under,)) A permanency planning hearing shall be held in all cases where the child has remained in out-of-home care for at least nine months and an adoption decree or guardianship order has not previously been entered. The hearing shall take place no later than twelve months following commencement of the current placement episode.

             (((b) For children over ten, a permanency planning hearing shall be held in all cases where the child has remained in out-of-home care for at least fifteen months and an adoption decree or guardianship order has not previously been entered. The hearing shall take place no later than eighteen months following commencement of the current placement episode.))

             (4) Whenever a child is removed from the home of a dependency guardian or long-term relative or foster care provider, and the child is not returned to the home of the parent, guardian, or legal custodian but is placed in out-of-home care, a permanency planning hearing shall take place no later than twelve ((or eighteen)) months, as provided in subsection (3) of this section, following the date of removal unless, prior to the hearing, the child returns to the home of the dependency guardian or long-term care provider, the child is placed in the home of the parent, guardian, or legal custodian, an adoption decree or guardianship order is entered, or the dependency is dismissed.

             (5) No later than ten working days prior to the permanency planning hearing, the agency having custody of the child shall submit a written permanency plan to the court and shall mail a copy of the plan to all parties and their legal counsel, if any.

             (6) At the permanency planning hearing, the court shall enter findings as required by RCW 13.34.130(((5))) (7) and shall review the permanency plan prepared by the agency. If the child has resided in the home of a foster parent or relative for more than six months prior to the permanency planning hearing, the court shall also enter a finding regarding whether the foster parent or relative was informed of the hearing as required in RCW 74.13.280 and 13.34.130(7). If a goal of long-term foster or relative care has been achieved prior to the permanency planning hearing, the court shall review the child's status to determine whether the placement and the plan for the child's care remain appropriate. In cases where the primary permanency planning goal has not yet been achieved, the court shall inquire regarding the reasons why the primary goal has not been achieved and determine what needs to be done to make it possible to achieve the primary goal. In all cases, the court shall:

             (a)(i) Order the permanency plan prepared by the agency to be implemented; or

             (ii) Modify the permanency plan, and order implementation of the modified plan; and

             (b)(i) Order the child returned home only if the court finds that a reason for removal as set forth in RCW 13.34.130 no longer exists; or

             (ii) Order the child to remain in out-of-home care for a limited specified time period while efforts are made to implement the permanency plan.

             (7) If the court orders the child returned home, casework supervision shall continue for at least six months, at which time a review hearing shall be held pursuant to RCW 13.34.130(((5))) (7), and the court shall determine the need for continued intervention.

             (8) Following the first permanency planning hearing, the court shall hold a further permanency planning hearing in accordance with this section at least once every twelve months until a permanency planning goal is achieved or the dependency is dismissed, whichever occurs first.

             (9) Except as otherwise provided in RCW 13.34.235, the status of all dependent children shall continue to be reviewed by the court at least once every six months, in accordance with RCW 13.34.130(((5))) (7), until the dependency is dismissed. Prior to the second permanency planning hearing, the agency that has custody of the child shall consider whether to file a petition for termination of parental rights.

             (10) Nothing in this chapter may be construed to limit the ability of the agency that has custody of the child to file a petition for termination of parental rights or a guardianship petition at any time following the establishment of dependency. Upon the filing of such a petition, a fact-finding hearing shall be scheduled and held in accordance with this chapter unless the agency requests dismissal of the petition prior to the hearing or unless the parties enter an agreed order terminating parental rights, establishing guardianship, or otherwise resolving the matter.

             (11) The approval of a permanency plan that does not contemplate return of the child to the parent does not relieve the supervising agency of its obligation to provide reasonable services, under this chapter, intended to effectuate the return of the child to the parent, including but not limited to, visitation rights.

             (12) Nothing in this chapter may be construed to limit the procedural due process rights of any party in a termination or guardianship proceeding filed under this chapter.


             Sec. 4. RCW 13.34.180 and 1997 c 280 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             A petition seeking termination of a parent and child relationship may be filed in juvenile court by any party to the dependency proceedings concerning that child. Such petition shall conform to the requirements of RCW 13.34.040, shall be served upon the parties as provided in RCW 13.34.070(8), and shall allege:

             (1) That the child has been found to be a dependent child under RCW 13.34.030(4); and

             (2) That the court has entered a dispositional order pursuant to RCW 13.34.130; and

             (3) That the child has been removed or will, at the time of the hearing, have been removed from the custody of the parent for a period of at least six months pursuant to a finding of dependency under RCW 13.34.030(4); and

             (4) That the services ordered under RCW 13.34.130 have been clearly offered or provided and all necessary services, reasonably available, capable of correcting the parental deficiencies within the foreseeable future have been clearly offered or provided; and

             (5) That there is little likelihood that conditions will be remedied so that the child can be returned to the parent in the near future. A parent's failure to substantially improve parental deficiencies within twelve months following entry of the dispositional order shall give rise to a rebuttable presumption that there is little likelihood that conditions will be remedied so that the child can be returned to the parent in the near future. The presumption shall not arise unless the petitioner makes a showing that all necessary services reasonably capable of correcting the parental deficiencies within the foreseeable future have been clearly offered or provided. In determining whether the conditions will be remedied the court may consider, but is not limited to, the following factors:

             (a) Use of intoxicating or controlled substances so as to render the parent incapable of providing proper care for the child for extended periods of time and documented unwillingness of the parent to receive and complete treatment or documented multiple failed treatment attempts; or

             (b) Psychological incapacity or mental deficiency of the parent that is so severe and chronic as to render the parent incapable of providing proper care for the child for extended periods of time, and documented unwillingness of the parent to receive and complete treatment or documentation that there is no treatment that can render the parent capable of providing proper care for the child in the near future; and

             (6) That continuation of the parent and child relationship clearly diminishes the child's prospects for early integration into a stable and permanent home; or

             (7) In lieu of the allegations in subsections (1) through (6) of this section, the petition may allege that the child was found under such circumstances that the whereabouts of the child's parent are unknown and no person has acknowledged paternity or maternity and requested custody of the child within two months after the child was found; or

             (8) In lieu of the allegations in subsections (2) through (6) of this section, the petition may allege that the parent has been found by a court of competent jurisdiction:

             (a) To have committed, against another child of such parent, murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, or homicide by abuse as defined in chapter 9A.32 RCW;

             (b) To have committed, against another child of such parent, manslaughter in the first degree or manslaughter in the second degree, as defined in chapter 9A.32 RCW;

             (c) To have attempted, conspired, or solicited to commit one or more of the crimes listed in (a) or (b) of this subsection; or

             (d) To have committed assault in the first or second degree, as defined in chapter 9A.36 RCW, against the surviving child or another child of the parent.

             ((A parent's failure to substantially improve parental deficiencies within twelve months following entry of the dispositional order shall give rise to a rebuttable presumption that there is little likelihood that conditions will be remedied so that the child can be returned to the parent in the near future. The presumption shall not arise unless the petitioner makes a showing that all necessary services reasonably capable of correcting the parental deficiencies within the foreseeable future have been offered or provided.))

             Notice of rights shall be served upon the parent, guardian, or legal custodian with the petition and shall be in substantially the following form:

"NOTICE

A petition for termination of parental rights has been filed against you. You have important legal rights and you must take steps to protect your interests. This petition could result in permanent loss of your parental rights.

1. You have the right to a fact-finding hearing before a judge.

2. You have the right to have a lawyer represent you at the hearing. A lawyer can look at the files in your case, talk to the department of social and health services and other agencies, tell you about the law, help you understand your rights, and help you at hearings. If you cannot afford a lawyer, the court will appoint one to represent you. To get a court-appointed lawyer you must contact:    (explain local procedure)   .

3. At the hearing, you have the right to speak on your own behalf, to introduce evidence, to examine witnesses, and to receive a decision based solely on the evidence presented to the judge.

You should be present at this hearing.

You may call    (insert agency)    for more information about your child. The agency's name and telephone number are    (insert name and telephone number)   ."


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. A new section is added to chapter 13.34 RCW to read as follows:

             The department shall file a petition for the expedited termination of a parent and child relationship when the court determines that an infant, under three years of age, has been abandoned as defined in RCW 13.34.030(4)(a). The department shall, concurrently with proceeding with the petition, identify, recruit, process, and approve a qualified family for an adoption unless: (1) At the option of the department, the infant is being cared for by a relative; (2) the department has documented in the case plan a compelling reason for determining that the filing of such petition would not be in the best interest of the infant; or (3) the department has not provided the family such services as the department deems necessary for the safe return of the infant to the infant's home, if reasonable efforts are required to be made.

             For the purposes of this section "expedited" refers to the filing of a petition for the termination of a parent and child relationship five months after an infant has been determined to be abandoned.


             Sec. 6. RCW 13.34.190 and 1993 c 412 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             After hearings pursuant to RCW 13.34.110, the court may enter an order terminating all parental rights to a child if the court finds that:

             (1)(a) The allegations contained in the petition as provided in RCW 13.34.180 (1) through (6) are established by clear, cogent, and convincing evidence; or

             (((2))) (b) RCW 13.34.180 (3) and (4) may be waived because the allegations under RCW 13.34.180 (1), (2), (5), and (6) are established beyond a reasonable doubt; or

             (((3))) (c) The allegation under RCW 13.34.180(7) is established beyond a reasonable doubt. In determining whether RCW 13.34.180 (5) and (6) are established beyond a reasonable doubt, the court shall consider whether one or more of the aggravated circumstances listed in RCW 13.34.130(2) exist; or

             (d) The allegation under RCW 13.34.180(8) is established beyond a reasonable doubt; and

             (((4))) (2) Such an order is in the best interests of the child.


             Sec. 7. RCW 74.15.130 and 1995 c 302 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) An agency may be denied a license, or any license issued pursuant to chapter 74.15 RCW and RCW 74.13.031 may be suspended, revoked, modified, or not renewed by the secretary upon proof (a) that the agency has failed or refused to comply with the provisions of chapter 74.15 RCW and RCW 74.13.031 or the requirements promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter 74.15 RCW and RCW 74.13.031; or (b) that the conditions required for the issuance of a license under chapter 74.15 RCW and RCW 74.13.031 have ceased to exist with respect to such licenses. RCW 43.20A.205 governs notice of a license denial, revocation, suspension, or modification and provides the right to an adjudicative proceeding.

             (2) In any adjudicative proceeding regarding the denial, modification, suspension, or revocation of a foster family home license, the department's decision shall be upheld if there is reasonable cause to believe that:

             (a) The applicant or licensee lacks the character, suitability, or competence to care for children placed in out-of-home care, however, no unfounded report of child abuse or neglect may be used to deny employment or a license;

             (b) The applicant or licensee has failed or refused to comply with any provision of chapter 74.15 RCW, RCW 74.13.031, or the requirements adopted pursuant to such provisions; or

             (c) The conditions required for issuance of a license under chapter 74.15 RCW and RCW 74.13.031 have ceased to exist with respect to such licenses.

             (3) In any adjudicative proceeding regarding the denial, modification, suspension, or revocation of any license under this chapter, other than a foster family home license, the department's decision shall be upheld if it is supported by a preponderance of the evidence.

             (4) The department may assess civil monetary penalties upon proof that an agency has failed or refused to comply with the rules adopted under the provisions of this chapter and RCW 74.13.031 or that an agency subject to licensing under this chapter and RCW 74.13.031 is operating without a license except that civil monetary penalties shall not be levied against a licensed foster home. Monetary penalties levied against unlicensed agencies that submit an application for licensure within thirty days of notification and subsequently become licensed will be forgiven. These penalties may be assessed in addition to or in lieu of other disciplinary actions. Civil monetary penalties, if imposed, may be assessed and collected, with interest, for each day an agency is or was out of compliance. Civil monetary penalties shall not exceed seventy-five dollars per violation for a family day-care home and two hundred fifty dollars per violation for group homes, child day-care centers, and child-placing agencies. Each day upon which the same or substantially similar action occurs is a separate violation subject to the assessment of a separate penalty. The department shall provide a notification period before a monetary penalty is effective and may forgive the penalty levied if the agency comes into compliance during this period. The department may suspend, revoke, or not renew a license for failure to pay a civil monetary penalty it has assessed pursuant to this chapter within ten days after such assessment becomes final. Chapter 43.20A RCW governs notice of a civil monetary penalty and provides the right of an adjudicative proceeding. The preponderance of evidence standard shall apply in adjudicative proceedings related to assessment of civil monetary penalties.


             Sec. 8. RCW 26.44.020 and 1997 c 386 s 45, 1997 c 386 s 24, 1997 c 282 s 4, and 1997 c 132 s 2 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

             For the purpose of and as used in this chapter:

             (1) "Court" means the superior court of the state of Washington, juvenile department.

             (2) "Law enforcement agency" means the police department, the prosecuting attorney, the state patrol, the director of public safety, or the office of the sheriff.

             (3) "Practitioner of the healing arts" or "practitioner" means a person licensed by this state to practice podiatric medicine and surgery, optometry, chiropractic, nursing, dentistry, osteopathic medicine and surgery, or medicine and surgery or to provide other health services. The term "practitioner" shall include a duly accredited Christian Science practitioner: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That a person who is being furnished Christian Science treatment by a duly accredited Christian Science practitioner shall not be considered, for that reason alone, a neglected person for the purposes of this chapter.

             (4) "Institution" means a private or public hospital or any other facility providing medical diagnosis, treatment or care.

             (5) "Department" means the state department of social and health services.

             (6) "Child" or "children" means any person under the age of eighteen years of age.

             (7) "Professional school personnel" shall include, but not be limited to, teachers, counselors, administrators, child care facility personnel, and school nurses.

             (8) "Social service counselor" shall mean anyone engaged in a professional capacity during the regular course of employment in encouraging or promoting the health, welfare, support or education of children, or providing social services to adults or families, including mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, and domestic violence programs, whether in an individual capacity, or as an employee or agent of any public or private organization or institution.

             (9) "Psychologist" shall mean any person licensed to practice psychology under chapter 18.83 RCW, whether acting in an individual capacity or as an employee or agent of any public or private organization or institution.

             (10) "Pharmacist" shall mean any registered pharmacist under the provisions of chapter 18.64 RCW, whether acting in an individual capacity or as an employee or agent of any public or private organization or institution.

             (11) "Clergy" shall mean any regularly licensed or ordained minister, priest or rabbi of any church or religious denomination, whether acting in an individual capacity or as an employee or agent of any public or private organization or institution.

             (12) "Abuse or neglect" shall mean the injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, negligent treatment, or maltreatment of a child, adult dependent, or developmentally disabled person by any person under circumstances which indicate that the child's or adult's health, welfare, and safety is harmed, excluding conduct permitted under RCW 9A.16.100. An abused child is a child who has been subjected to child abuse or neglect as defined herein.

             (13) "Child protective services section" shall mean the child protective services section of the department.

             (14) "Adult dependent persons" shall be defined as those persons over the age of eighteen years who have been found to be legally incompetent or disabled pursuant to chapter 11.88 RCW.

             (15) "Sexual exploitation" includes: (a) Allowing, permitting, or encouraging a child to engage in prostitution by any person; or (b) allowing, permitting, encouraging, or engaging in the obscene or pornographic photographing, filming, or depicting of a child by any person.

             (16) "Negligent treatment or maltreatment" means an act or omission which evidences a serious disregard of consequences of such magnitude as to constitute a clear and present danger to the child's health, welfare, and safety. The fact that siblings share a bedroom is not, in and of itself, "negligent treatment or maltreatment."

             (17) "Developmentally disabled person" means a person who has a disability defined in RCW 71A.10.020.

             (18) "Child protective services" means those services provided by the department designed to protect children from child abuse and neglect and safeguard such children from future abuse and neglect, and conduct investigations of child abuse and neglect reports. Investigations may be conducted regardless of the location of the alleged abuse or neglect. Child protective services includes referral to services to ameliorate conditions which endanger the welfare of children, the coordination of necessary programs and services relevant to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and services to children to ensure that each child has a permanent home. In determining whether protective services should be provided, the department shall not decline to provide such services solely because of the child's unwillingness or developmental inability to describe the nature and severity of the abuse or neglect.

             (19) "Malice" or "maliciously" means an evil intent, wish, or design to vex, annoy, or injure another person. Such malice may be inferred from an act done in wilful disregard of the rights of another, or an act wrongfully done without just cause or excuse, or an act or omission of duty betraying a wilful disregard of social duty.

             (20) "Sexually aggressive youth" means a child who is defined in RCW 74.13.075(1)(b) as being a "sexually aggressive youth."

             (21) "Unfounded" means available ((evidence)) information indicates that, more likely than not, child abuse or neglect did not occur.


             Sec. 9. RCW 26.44.100 and 1997 c 282 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The legislature finds parents and children often are not aware of their due process rights when agencies are investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect. The legislature reaffirms that all citizens, including parents, shall be afforded due process, that protection of children remains the priority of the legislature, and that this protection includes protecting the family unit from unnecessary disruption. To facilitate this goal, the legislature wishes to ensure that parents and children be advised in writing and orally, if feasible, of their basic rights and other specific information as set forth in this chapter, provided that nothing contained in this chapter shall cause any delay in protective custody action.

             (2) The department shall notify the alleged perpetrator of the allegations of child abuse and neglect at the earliest possible point in the investigation that will not jeopardize the safety and protection of the child or the investigation process.

             Whenever the department completes an investigation of a child abuse or neglect report under chapter 26.44 RCW, the department shall notify the alleged perpetrator of the report and the department's investigative findings. The notice shall also advise the alleged perpetrator that:

             (a) A written response to the report may be provided to the department and that such response will be filed in the record following receipt by the department;

             (b) Information in the department's record may be considered in subsequent investigations or proceedings related to child protection or child custody;

             (c) ((There is currently information in the department's record that may)) Founded reports of child abuse and neglect may be considered in determining ((that)) whether the person is di