FIRST DAY

 

NOON SESSION

Senate Chamber, Olympia, Monday, January 8, 2007

 

      At 12:00 noon, pursuant to law, the Senate of the 2007 Regular Session of the Sixtieth Legislature of the state of Washington assembled in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol. Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen, President of the Senate, called the Senate to order.

      The Washington State Patrol Honor Guard, consisting of Detective Sergeant John Paul Sager, Sergeant Zachary Elmore, Retired Trooper Craig Anders, Retired Trooper Jimmy Foster, Trooper Peter A. Cozzitorto, Trooper Peter Ducre, Trooper Jon Ladines, Trooper Petersen T. Stock, Trooper Erik T. Wickman and Trooper Christian D. Wilson presented the Colors.

      The President led the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

      Sister Mary Pat Murphy of Tacoma of the Dominican Center offered the prayer.

 

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

 

President Owen: “The President would like to welcome everybody here again for this session and wish you all the best of luck and good work. Every year we are privileged to have the Lake Fair Queen welcome us on the opening day of the Legislative Session and I’m pleased to ask Madison Shelton, this years Lake Fair Queen to say a few words. She is accompanied by her mother, Loni Shelton and her father James Smith. Other family members, who are seated in the visitors gallery, and she’s also accompanied by Terry Schamalski, the 2007 Capital Lake Fair President and Jan Myers the Lake Royalty Chair. If you would please come forward and make your presentation. Welcome to the Senate.”

 

INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL GUESTS

The President welcomed and introduced Lakefair Queen, Madison Shelton who was seated at the rostrum.

With permission of the Senate, business was suspended to allow Miss Madison Shelton to address the Senate and welcome the Senators to Olympia.

 

REMARKS BY MISS MADISON SHELTON

 

      Queen Madison Shelton: “Hello, and welcome to the lovely city of Olympia Washington. I am pleased to be here today to ring in the 2007 Legislative Session and I would like to take this opportunity to discuss an issue that is very dear to my heart. I feel that education needs to be made a major priority in our state. As a student I have both benefitted from the current education system and seen its short comings. I have learned a great deal from my talented teachers and coaches but I have also seen the difficulty that arises when they try to do more for the students but are limited by national standards, WASL requirements and lack of funding. However, the short comings from the school system can’t all be blamed on these three things. Time Magazine recently published an article titled “How to bring our schools out of the 20th Century.” What it talked about was not smaller class sizes; more teachers; and more funding but, rather, what our children need to be taught in order to function in the global economy. They suggested that our students need to learn more about other countries; learn more foreign languages; be able to solve abstract problems; workin teams; and be able to distinguish good information from bad. The article also stated that our schools focus too much on the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic and they're ignoring all the other very important aspects of a global education like, science, technology, emotional intelligence and speaking ability. None of this ever-important growth, however, can take place without the proper funding. Schools can not be expected to go beyond the basics if they don’t have what they need to function, never-the-less thrive. I know that the high expectations of Time Magazine can be accomplished with proper help. The Lincoln School here in Olympia has an optional program for children to learn emotional intelligence. The school can’t afford to make the program available to all students, though they would like to. This program could and should be implemented in all schools but they need the funding for it. My cousin in Woodinville attends a bilingual school where half of the class is made up of native English speakers and the other half is made up of native Spanish speakers. The students work together to teach each other the different foreign languages. Teaching them how to work in groups as well as very important foreign language, but unfortunately examples like these schools are few and far between. Programs of this ingenuity and importance could be a part of main stream public schools if only we could afford them and be able to take the focus off tradition and onto the future. You are here today to make momentous decisions for our state and its people about many issues, including education. I wish you the best of luck in your negotiations and discussions and hope that you’ll be able to work together to do what is best for our state and it’s beautiful people. Thank you.”

 

LETTER OF RESIGNATION

 

WASHINGTON STATE SENATE

Senator Mark L. Doumit

19th Legislative District

 

October 17, 2006

 

The Honorable Christine Gregoire

Office of the Governor

P. O. Box 40002

Olympia, WA 98504

 

Dear Governor Gregoire:

 

      It is with mixed feelings that I am announcing my resignation from the Washington State Senate to take the position of Executive Director of the Washington Forest Protection Association. My decade serving in the Legislature has been a wonderful experience, and in particular, it has been especially enjoyable and memorable working with you.

 

      Therefore, I hereby tender my notice of resignation, effective November 1, 2006, as set forth in RCW 42.12.020.

 

Respectfully,

MARK L. DOUMIT, 19th Legislative District

 

November 17, 2006

 

The Honorable Christine Gregoire

Governor of the State of Washington

Legislative Building

Olympia, WA 98504

 

Dear Governor Gregoire:

 

      The Boards of County Commissioners of Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties did meet jointly at 11:30 a.m., November 17, 2006, at the Cowlitz County Administration Building, Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, Washington, to select a successor for the Senate seat vacated by the resignation of Mark Doumit (D), in the 19th Legislative District.

      Pursuant to Article II, Section 15 of the Washington State Constitution as amended by Amendment 52, the Boards of Commissioners of Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Pacific and Wahkiakum Counties appointed Brian Hatfield to fill the 19th Legislative District Senate vacancy created by the resignation of Mark Doumit. Enclosed is the resolution of appointment.

 

By Direction,

Board of County Commissioners

of Cowlitz County, Washington

Tiffany Ostreim, Clerk of the Board

 

ATTEST:

TIFFANY OSTREIM, Acting Clerk of the Board

 

COWLITZ COUNTY COUNCIL, SIGNATURE REPORT

COWLITZ COUNTY, WASHINGTON

 

Joint Resolution No. 06-001

 

 

      WHEREAS, Senator Mark Doumit has submitted his resignation for his position as senator for the 19th Legislative District and that position is now vacant; and

      WHEREAS, the State Democratic Central Committee has submitted a list of three names for consideration by the Joint Boards of Commissioners for Cowlitz County, Wahkiakum County, Pacific County, and Grays Harbor County; and

      WHEREAS, the Joint Boards of County Commissioners for Cowlitz County, Wahkiakum County, Pacific County, and Grays Harbor County have convened in joint session and duly considered the three names submitted by the State Democratic Central Committee, now, therefore;

      IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by Joint Boards of County Commissioners for the counties of the 19th Legislative District meeting in special session, that Brian Hatfield be and is hereby appointed to fill the vacant position of Senator for the 19th Legislative District.

      IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the clerk of the joint board forward this resolution to the Governor and the Secretary of State.

 

      Approved this 17th day of November, 2006.

 

COWLITZ COUNTY COUNCIL

COWLITZ COUNTY, Washington

JEFF RASMUSSEN, Chairman

KATHLEEN A. JOHNSON, Commissioner

 

GRAYS HARBOR COUNCIL

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Washington

BOB BEERBOWER, Chairman

MIKE WILSON, Commissioner

ALBERT A. CARTER, Commissioner

 

PACIFIC COUNTY COUNCIL

PACIFIC COUNTY, Washington

JON C. KAINO, Chairman

PAT HAMILTON, Commissioner

NORMAN B. CUFFEL, Commissioner

 

WAHKIAKUM COUNTY COUNCIL

WAHKIAKUM COUNTY, Washington

DANIEL L. COTHREN, Chairman

GEORGE A. TROTT, Commissioner

MARK E. LINQUIST, Commissioner

 

ATTEST:

 

TIFFANY OSTREIM, Acting Clerk of the Board

 

LETTER OF RESIGNATION

 


WASHINGTON STATE SENATE

Senator Alex Deccio

14th Legislative District

 

November 7, 2007

 

To the Honorable:

Brad Owen, Lieutenant Governor

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

220 Legislative Building

 

Mike Hewitt

Senate Republican Minority Leader

314 Legislative Building

 

John Tierney, Chair

Yakima County Republican Central Committee

 

Yakima County Commissioners: Mike Leita; Ron Gamache; Jesse Palacios

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

      Please accept this letter as official notice that I am retiring as a member of the Washington State Senate effective January 1, 2007.

      I will be officially resigning my senate office on that date.

 

With kind regards,

ALEX DECCIO, 14th Legislative District

 

YAKIMA COUNTY COUNCIL

YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

 

Resolution No. 3-2007

 

      In the matter of appointing a Senator for retiring State Senator Alex Deccio of the 14th legislative District.

 

      WHEREAS, Alex Deccio, the duly elected State Senator of the 14th Legislative District, resigned from the office effective January 1, 2007; and

      WHEREAS, Article 2, Section 15 of the Washington State Constitution requires that a vacancy in any partisan state office shall be filled by appointment by the Board of County Commissioners of a person from the same political party as the elective officer whose office has been vacated and who shall be one of three persons who shall be nominated by the county central committee of that party; and,

      WHEREAS, the Republican Central Committee has advanced three names for nomination to the position of State Senator for the 14th District; and

      WHEREAS, the Board of Yakima County Commissioners met publicly with the three nominated candidates on December 5th and,

      WHEREAS, the Board of Yakima County Commissioners finds that Jim Clements would be the most qualified of the three candidates to be appointed to the vacant State Senate seat for the 14th Legislative District; now, therefore,

      BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Yakima County Commissioners that Jim Clements is hereby appointed to the position of State Senator of the 14th Legislative District effective immediately upon adoption of this resolution to hold such office until he or his successor is elected at the next general election.

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution will be forwarded to Brad Owens, Lieutenant Governor of Washington State.

 

      Done this 5th day of January 2007.

 

MICHAEL D. LEITA, Chairman

RONALD F. GAMACHE, Commissioner

RAND ELLIOT, Commissioner

 

ATTEST:

CHRISTINA S. STEINER, Deputy Clerk of the Board

 

YAKIMA COUNTY COUNCIL

 

January 5, 2007

 

Brad Owens

Lieutenant Governor

State Legislative Building

P. O. Box 40400

Olympia, WA 98504

 

Dear Honorable Lt. Governor Brad Owens,

 

      The Board of Yakima County Commissioners, as per Article 2, Section 15 of the Washington State Constitution has met publicly with the three nominated candidates on January 5, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Special Agenda.

      Please accept our appointment of Jim Clements to the vacant State Senate seat for the 14th Legislative District. Mr. Clements was duly sworn into office by Judge Hutton this 5th day of January 2007.

 

Sincerely,

CHRISTINA S. STEINER, Deputy Clerk of the Board of Yakima county Commissioners

 

LETTER OF RESIGNATION

 

WASHINGTON STATE SENATE

Senator Joyce Mulliken

13th Legislative District

 

Dear Governor Gregoire,

 

      Please let this serve as my notice of resignation from the Washington State Senate, effective yesterday November 14, 2006 as per my conversation with Marty Brown this morning. I understand my appointment to the Eastern WA Growth Management Hearings Board (EWGMHB) begins today, November 15, and a sitting state legislator cannot assume this position until the resignation is effective.

      I have been working with Senate Accounting and Office of Financial Management (OFM) to provide for a seamless transition, and there will be no overlapping of salary or benefits according to them.

      I’m looking forward to continuing my service to the people in the state of Washington as a member of the EWGMHB, and have been orienting myself by participating in meetings and teleconference calls with other GMHB members.

      I appreciate your confidence in me and appreciate the opportunity.

 

Sincerely,

JOYCE MULLIKEN, 13th Legislative District

 

INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL GUESTS

 

      The President welcomed and introduced the Honorable Chanho Kwon, Consul General of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea who was seated in the gallery.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the Senate advanced to the third order of business.

 


MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

The Honorable President of the Senate

The Legislature of the State of Washington

Olympia, Washington

 

MR. PRESIDENT:

      I, Sam Reed, Secretary of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the following is a full, true, and correct list of persons elected to the office of State Senator at the State General Election held in the State of Washington on the seventh day of November, 2006, as shown by the official returns of said election now on file in the office of the Secretary of State, together with a list of “holdover” Senators:

 

SENATORS ELECTED NOVEMBER 7, 2006

 

DISTRICT         COUNTIES REPRESENTED    NAME

 

No. 06                Spokane*                                     Marr (D)

No. 07Ferry, Lincoln,

                           Okanagan*, Pend Oreille,            Morton (R)

                           Spokane*, Stevens

No. 08                Benton*                                       Delvin (R)

No. 13                Benton*, Grant*                          Holmquist(R)

                           Kittitas, Yakima* 

No. 15                Benton*, Klickitat,                      Honeyford (R)

                           Skamania*, Yakima* 

No. 21                Snohomish*                                 Shin (D)

No. 26                Kitsap*, Pierce*                          Kilmer (D)

No. 29                Pierce*                                        Franklin (D)

No. 30                King*                                          Eide (D)

No. 31                King*, Pierce*                             Roach (R)

No. 32                King*, Snohomish*                     Fairley (D)

No. 33                King*                                          Keiser (D)

No. 34                King*                                          Poulsen (D)

No. 35                Grays Harbor*,                            Sheldon (D)

                           Kitsap*, Mason, Thurston* 

No. 36                King*                                          Kohl-Welles (D)

No. 37                King*                                          Kline (D)

No. 38                Snohomish*                                 Berkey (D)

No. 42                Whatcom*                                   Brandland (R)

No. 43                King*                                          Murray (D)

No. 44                Snohomish*                                 Hobbs (D)

No. 45                King*                                          Oemig (D)

No. 46                King*                                          Jacobsen (D)

No. 47                King*                                          Kauffman (D)

No. 48                King*                                          Tom (D)

 

HOLDOVERS

 

DISTRICTS       COUNTIES REPRESENTED    NAME

 

No. 01                King*, Snohomish*                     McAuliffe (D)

No. 02                Pierce*, Thurston*                      Rasmussen (D)

No. 03                Spokane*                                     Brown (D)

No. 04                Spokane*                                     McCaslin (R)

No. 05                King*                                          Pflug (R)

No. 09                Adams, Asotin,                            Schoesler (R)

                           Franklin, Garfield, Spokane 

                           Whitman

No. 10                Island, Skagit*, Snohomish*       Haugen (D)

No. 11                King*                                          Prentice (D)

No. 12                Chelan, Douglas, Grant*,            Parlette (R)

                           Okanogan*

No. 14                Yakima*                                      Deccio (R)

No. 16                Benton*, Columbia,                    Hewitt (R)

                           Franklin*, Walla Walla* 

No. 17                Clark*                                          Benton (R)

No. 18                Clark*, Cowlitz*                         Zarelli (R)

No. 19                Cowlitz*, Grays Harbor*,           Hatfield (D)

                           Pacific, Wahkiakum

No. 20                Lewis*, Thurston*                      Swecker (R)

No. 22                Thurston*                                    Fraser (D)

No. 23                Kitsap*                                        Rockefeller (D)

No. 24                Clallam, Grays Harbor*,             Hargrove (D)

                           Jefferson 

No. 25                Pierce*                                        Kastama (D)

No. 27                Pierce*                                        Regala (D)

No. 28                Pierce*                                        Carrell (R)

No. 39                King*, Skagit*, Snohomish*       Stevens (R)

                           Whatcom* 

No. 40                San Juan, Skagit*, Whatcom*     Spanel (D)

No. 41                King*                                          Weinstein (D)

No. 49                Clark*                                          Pridemore (D)

 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the seal of the State of Washington at Olympia this eighth day of January, 2007.

 

SAM REED, Secretary of State

(Seal)

 

      The Secretary called the roll of the following holdover members of the Senate and all were present with the exception of Senators Benton, Stevens and Zarelli: Senators Brown, Carrell, Fraser, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Kastama, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Parlette, Pflug, Prentice, Pridemore, Rasmussen, Regala, Rockefeller, Schoesler, Spanel, Swecker and Weinstein.

 

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

 

      The President of the Senate appointed a committee of honor consisting of Senators Rockefeller and Honeyford to escort Chief Justice Gerry Alexander to the rostrum.

      The President welcomed and introduced the Honorable Gerry Alexander, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the state of Washington, who was present to administer the oaths of office to the newly re-elected Senators and newly elected Senators.

 

      The Secretary called the roll of the following newly re-elected members of the Senate and all were present with the exception of Senators Deccio and Morton: Senators Berkey, Brandland, Delvin, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Honeyford, Jacobsen, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Poulsen, Roach, Sheldon and Shin.

 

      The acting Sergeant at Arms escorted each of the newly re-elected members of the Senate to the rostrum of the Senate to receive the oath of office.

      Chief Justice Gerry Alexander thereupon administered the oath of office to each of the newly re-elected members.

 

      The President presented each of the newly re-elected Senators a certificate of election.

      The acting Sergeant at Arms escorted each of the newly re-elected members to their seats in the senate chamber.

 


      The Secretary called the roll of the following newly elected members of the Senate and all were present: Senators Hobbs, Holmquist, Kauffman, Kilmer, Marr, Murray, Oemig and Tom.

 

      The acting Sergeant at Arms escorted each of the newly elected members of the Senate to the bar of the Senate to receive the oath of office.

      Chief Justice Gerry Alexander thereupon administered the oath of office to each of the newly elected members.

      The President presented each of the newly elected Senators a certificate of election.

      The acting Sergeant at Arms escorted each of the newly elected members to their seats in the senate chamber.

 

      The President recognized Secretary of State Sam Reed who was present at the rostrum.

 

      The Secretary called the roll of the following newly appointed members of the Senate and all were present: Senators Clements and Hatfield.

 

      The acting Sergeant at Arms escorted each of the newly appointed members of the Senate to the bar of the Senate to receive the oath of office.

      Chief Justice Gerry Alexander thereupon administered the oath of office to each of the newly appointed members.

      The President presented each of the newly appointed Senators a certificate of election.

      The acting Sergeant at Arms escorted each of the newly appointed members to their seats in the senate chamber.

 

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

 

President Owen: “The President would like to congratulate all the Senators, the newly re-elected and newly elected and appointed ones to the Senate and wish you the best. Congratulations to all of you.”

 

ELECTION OF PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

 

      The President declared nominations to be open for office of President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

 

REMARKS BY SENATOR HARGROVE

 

      Senator Hargrove: “Thank you Mr. President. I would like to nominate the fair lady from the Twenty-Ninth District, Senator Rosa Hargrove. Well, first of all I’d like to say that Senator Franklin is the complete opposite of me, in many ways that are obvious, some that aren’t so obvious. She represents an urban district, I represent a rural district. She’s very graceful, she’s very wise, she’s very smart, she’s much better looking than I am. She’s very hard working and very competent. Also something that’s really important when serving as President Pro Tempore is she has an incredible amount of stamina. In fact, I think she can stand at the rostrum longer than you Mr. President without having to excuse herself, for whatever. And, in fact just like the President, she makes us all look good. The current President of the Senate, Lt. Governor Brad Owen, makes us look very good when we’re on TVW and when Senator Franklin get’s up there she carries on that tradition. We look very good here in the Senate with her presiding over the Senate. She has one of the fastest gavels, so for all you newcomers if you want a division on an amendment you better be yelling it while the gavel is still in the air. She is such a sweet lady that you always know that she’s fair and that she’s going to preside over this body with great fairness and justice. So, its with great pleasure and honor that I nominate Senator Rosa Franklin to be our President Pro Tempore.”

 

REMARKS BY SENATOR RASMUSSEN

 

Senator Rasmussen: “Thank you Mr. President. Well, I would like to second the nomination, sweet, wonderful Senator Franklin as our President Pro Tempore. I’ve known Rosa for well over twenty years and I’ve always been amazed at her wisdom, kindness, gentleness, sweetness. She’s a wonderful, wonderful person but you put a gavel in her hand and she all of a sudden brings all that sweetness and kindness but she puts it in fast, accurate, deliberate motion and she does make us all look good. I am very, very proud and honored to have her as a colleague to put her name forth as President Pro Tempore. She’s a wonderful person, has done a great job and we would just love to have another two years. Thank you.”

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the nominations for office of President Pro Tempore were closed.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll and Rosa Franklin was elected President Pro Tempore: Yeas, 44; Nays, 0; Absent, 5; Excused, 0.

      Voting yea: Senators Berkey, Brandland, Brown, Carrell, Clements, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Hatfield, Haugen, Hewitt, Hobbs, Holmquist, Honeyford, Jacobsen, Kastama, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Marr, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Murray, Oemig, Parlette, Pflug, Poulsen, Prentice, Pridemore, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Rockefeller, Schoesler, Sheldon, Shin, Spanel, Swecker, Tom and Weinstein - 44.

      Absent: Senators Benton, Delvin, Morton, Stevens and Zarelli - 5.

 

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

 

      The President of the Senate appointed a committee of honor consisting of Senators Hatfield and Parlette to escort Senator Rosa Franklin to the rostrum.

      Chief Justice Gerry Alexander thereupon administered the oath of office to Senator Franklin.

      The President introduced the President Pro Tempore of the Washington State Senate, Senator Rosa Franklin.

 

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE FRANKLIN

 

Senator Franklin: “Thank you Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen. It is indeed, when I view this chambers and everyone here, it is indeed an honor to serve. This moment it’s always a historical moment. I promise as always to serve with dignity, to respect my colleagues and to respect and carry out the rules of the Senate. To respect this awesome, awesome institution. It sends shivers over my body when I view these chambers and we sit here and also to view each one and to say that our Senate is truly a diverse body. It represents the state of Washington. I thank you for electing me once again and giving me the honor to serve with this wonderful President that we have.”

 

ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

 

      The President declared nominations to be open for office of Vice President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

 

REMARKS BY SENATOR FRANKLIN


 

Senator Franklin: “Thank you Mr. President. I place the name of Senator Paull Shin for Vice President Pro Tempore of the Senate. Senator Paull Shin has been a wonderful partner in performing the duties of Vice President Pro Tempore. When the President of the Senate is away he’s dependable and understands that it really is a team effort between the Vice President Pro Tempore and the President Pro Tempore. He is respectful of the institution. He’s respectful of each one of our colleagues. It gives me an honor and pleasure once again to nominate, place his name in nomination, of Vice President Pro Tempore of the Senate.”

 

REMARKS BY SENATOR JACOBSEN

 

Senator Jacobsen: “Thank you Mr. President. I’d like to second the nomination of Paull Shin. Paull is really a very impressive individual. He started life as an uneducated kid wandering the streets Seoul during the Korean War. Now, coming to the United States and being elected as State Senator in Olympia, Washington is a story of a dream that can only come true in America. Paull signifies everything everybody dreams about America. The other thing, when the Korean’s celebrated one-hundred years of Korean immigration to the United States, 1905-2005 they picked their ten most outstanding immigrants and Paull was one of those ten. He’s a very exceptional person; well known in our country; well known over seas; well known in Washington D. C., personal friend of the new Secretary General of the United Nations. We’re fortunate to have Paull in our body. I urge everybody to support the nomination of Paull Shin.”

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the nominations for office of Vice President Pro Tempore were closed.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll and Paull Shin was elected Vice President Pro Tempore: Yeas, 46; Nays, 0; Absent, 3; Excused, 0.

      Voting yea: Senators Berkey, Brandland, Brown, Carrell, Clements, Delvin, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Hatfield, Haugen, Hewitt, Hobbs, Holmquist, Honeyford, Jacobsen, Kastama, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Marr, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Murray, Oemig, Parlette, Pflug, Poulsen, Prentice, Pridemore, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Rockefeller, Schoesler, Sheldon, Shin, Spanel, Swecker, Tom, Weinstein and Zarelli - 46.

      Absent: Senators Benton, Morton and Stevens - 3.

 

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

 

      The President of the Senate appointed a committee of honor consisting of Senators Berkey and Roach to escort Senator Paull Shin to the rostrum.

      Chief Justice Gerry Alexander thereupon administered the oath of office to Senator Shin.

      The President introduced the Vice President Pro Tempore of the Washington State Senate, Senator Paull Shin.

 

REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE SHIN

 

Senator Shin: “My dear colleagues in the Senate, and my family, wife and grandchildren, my friends in the Asian community, Korean community over there, Consul General: It is an honor to be called upon such a respectable position, an awesome position, to fulfill the duties of the Senate in Washington State. As Senator Jacobsen says, it’s hard to imagine a boy without a home coming to this country. Rising to not only to the professor in a University serving as state senator and serving in an awesome compacity. If this is not a blessing, I don’t know what it is and I thank you for making this opportunity possible for me and I promise I’ll do my utmost to serve this state of Washington and this position called to serve. Again, thank you very much.”

 

ELECTION OF SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

 

      The President declared nominations to be open for office of Secretary of the Senate.

 

REMARKS BY SENATOR SPANEL

 

Senator Spanel: “Thank you Mr. President. I nominate Tom Hoemann for position of Secretary of the Senate. Tom Hoemann has, for over twenty years, been of service to the people of the state of Washington and in the State Senate. For the past few two years he has performed the job of Secretary of Senate for us and done a very good job. I know that he will continue to perform this job in the professional way that he has in the past and continue to make our work here proceed as smoothly as possible. I ask for your support of this nomination. Thank you.”

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the nominations for office of Secretary of Senate were closed.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll and Tom Hoemann was elected Secretary of the Senate: Yeas, 45; Nays, 0; Absent, 4; Excused, 0.

      Voting yea: Senators Berkey, Brandland, Brown, Carrell, Clements, Delvin, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Hatfield, Haugen, Hewitt, Hobbs, Holmquist, Honeyford, Jacobsen, Kastama, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Marr, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Murray, Oemig, Parlette, Pflug, Poulsen, Prentice, Pridemore, Rasmussen, Regala, Rockefeller, Schoesler, Sheldon, Shin, Spanel, Swecker, Tom, Weinstein and Zarelli - 45.

      Absent: Senators Benton, Morton, Roach and Stevens - 4.

 

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

 

      The President of the Senate appointed a committee of honor consisting of Senators Spanel and Carrell to escort Tom Hoemann to the rostrum.

      Chief Justice Gerry Alexander thereupon administered the oath of office to Tom Hoemann.

      The President introduced the Secretary of the Senate, Tom Hoemann.

 

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

 

President Owen: “Senator Shin, when he was making his remarks reminded the President that many members have family and friends here today when he acknowledged his wife Donna and his daughter and grandchildren here. The President would like to welcome all of those friends and family and unfortunately can’t introduce them all but thank you all for being here. It compliments the process very much by having you with us today. Thank you for your attendance and the ceremonies.”

 

ELECTION OF SERGEANT AT ARMS


 

      The President declared nominations to be open for office of Sergeant at Arms.

 

REMARKS BY SENATOR KASTAMA

 

Senator Kastama: “Thank you Mr. President. I would like to nominate Jim Ruble for Sergeant at Arms. Jim Ruble has served with dignity as a Sergeant at Arms starting last year. He’s known to us as a person of course whose very knowledgeable, someone who is polite or as a member told me ‘very kindly’. He’s gracious and of course he’s the one with the red cape, who come to help us at times in an emergency. There’s more to Jim than just that. He’s been distinguished career at education, teaching the youth of Washington's state civics. In fact, much of my information on government comes from him as he was my teacher in junior high for civics. He was also my football coach which probably has something to do with the alignment of my nose. His lovely wife, Barbara, is an artist and a former music teacher and we are fortunate to have his service and I ask for his vote. Thank you.”

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the nominations for office of Sergeant at Arms were closed.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll and Jim Ruble was elected Sergeant at Arms: Yeas, 45; Nays, 0; Absent, 4; Excused, 0.

      Voting yea: Senators Berkey, Brandland, Brown, Carrell, Clements, Delvin, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Hatfield, Haugen, Hewitt, Hobbs, Holmquist, Honeyford, Jacobsen, Kastama, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Marr, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Murray, Oemig, Parlette, Pflug, Poulsen, Prentice, Pridemore, Rasmussen, Regala, Rockefeller, Schoesler, Sheldon, Shin, Spanel, Swecker, Tom, Weinstein and Zarelli - 45.

      Absent: Senators Benton, Morton, Roach and Stevens - 4.

 

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

 

      The President of the Senate appointed a committee of honor consisting of Senators Brown and McCaslin to escort Jim Ruble to the rostrum.

      Chief Justice Gerry Alexander thereupon administered the oath of office to Jim Ruble.

      The President introduced the Sergeant at Arms, Jim Ruble.

 

REMARKS BY JIM RUBLE

 

      Jim Ruble: “Thank you Mr. President and members of the Senate. It is indeed a privilege to serve as the Senate Sergeant at Arms. I will strive to carry out the duties of the office and to meet the needs of the Senate. I am sincerely grateful for this honor. Thank you.”

 

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

 

President Owen: “Well, Chief Justice Alexander, I believe that your duties are completed. You have great stamina and we appreciate you coming in once again doing a great job for us that you have. "

 

APPOINT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

 

      The President of the Senate appointed a committee of honor consisting of Senators Rockefeller and Honeyford to escort Chief Justice Alexander from the senate chamber.

 

PERSONAL PRIVILEGE

 

Senator Brown: “Thank you Mr. President. I just wanted to welcome everyone to our new session-all of the senators on the floor here today as well as the staff who do so much for us during the session and all the family members. I wanted to take just a moment Mr. President, as you did just a moment earlier, to remind us that we take our oath as individuals but we serve here as members of families and communities. As we well know during this one-hundred and five days that requires certain personal sacrifices on behalf of our families. So, let’s just take a moment to recognize and think of them in sickness and in health and we have members here with challenges in their families right now, health challenges of parents, of children, of spouses and let’s just take a moment to remember that when we are here as individuals and in the heat of debate, we are also here as members of families and as members of communities from around the state of Washington. In that spirit I’d like to close with a quote. We all know that this is a session where everyone here cares passionately about our children, our future. We’ll be working hard on education and so I will close with a quote that my son sent me in an email this morning. ‘Don’t gain the world, but loose your soul, wisdom is better than silver and gold,’ that’s from Bob Marley. Thank you Mr. President.”

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the Senate advanced to the eighth order of business.

 

MOTION

 

      Senator Eide moved adoption of the following resolution:

 

SENATE RESOLUTION

8600

 

By Senators Brown and Hewitt

 

      BE IT RESOLVED, That a committee of eight be appointed to notify the House of Representatives that the Senate is now organized and ready to transact business.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of Senate Resolution No. 8600.

      The motion by Senator Eide carried and the resolution was adopted by voice vote.

 

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

 

      In accordance with Senate Resolution No. 8600, the President appointed Senators Hatfield, Kilmer, Holmquist and Clements to notify the House of Representatives that the Senate is organized and ready to transact business.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the appointments were confirmed.

 

      The Sergeant at Arms announced the arrival of the delegation from the House of Representatives and escorted the delegation to the bar of the Senate.

 

COMMITTEE FROM THE HOUSE

 

      A Committee from the House of Representatives consisting of Representatives Barlow, Hailey, McDonald and Pedersen appeared before the bar of the Senate and notified the Senate that the House is organized and ready to conduct business.

      The President received the report of the committee and the committee returned to the House of Representatives.

 

MOTION

 

      Senator Eide moved adoption of the following resolution:

SENATE RESOLUTION

8601

 

By Senators Brown and Hewitt

 

      BE IT RESOLVED, That the Rules of the Senate for the 2005 Regular Session of the 59th Legislature, as amended in the 2006 Regular Session, be adopted as amended as the Rules for the 2007 Regular Session of the 60th Legislature, to read as follows:

 

 

PERMANENT RULES

OF THE

SENATE

SIXTIETH LEGISLATURE

2007

 

SECTION I - OFFICERS-MEMBERS-EMPLOYEES

        Rule 1     Duties of the President

        Rule 2     President Pro Tempore

        Rule 3     Secretary of the Senate

        Rule 4     Sergeant at Arms

        Rule 5     Subordinate Officers

        Rule 6     Employees

        Rule 7     Conduct of Members and Officers

 

SECTION II - OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT

        Rule 8     Payment of Expenses- Facilities and Operations

        Rule 9     Use of Senate Chambers

        Rule 10   Admission to the Senate

        Rule 11   ENGROSSED Printing of Bills

        Rule 12   Furnishing Full File of Bills

        Rule 13   Regulation of Lobbyists

        Rule 14   Security Management

 

SECTION III - RULES AND ORDER

        Rule 15   Time of Convening

        Rule 16   Quorum

        Rule 17   Order of Business

        Rule 18   Special Order

        Rule 19   Unfinished Business

        Rule 20   Motions and Senate Floor Resolutions (How Presented)

        Rule21    Precedence of Motions

        Rule 22   Voting

        Rule 23   Announcement of Vote

        Rule 24   Call of the Senate

        Rule 25   One Subject in a Bill

        Rule 26   No Amendment by Mere Reference to Title of Act

        Rule 27   Reading of Papers

        Rule 28   Comparing Enrolled and Engrossed Bills

 

SECTION IV - PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

        Rule 29   Rules of Debate

        Rule 30   Recognition by the President

        Rule 31   Call for Division of a Question

        Rule 32   Point of Order- Decision Appealable

        Rule 33   Question of Privilege

        Rule 34   Protests

        Rule 35   Suspension of Rules

        Rule 36   Previous Question

        Rule 37   Reconsideration

        Rule 38   Motion to adjourn

        Rule 39   Yeas and Nays- When Must be Taken

        Rule 40   Reed's Parliamentary Rules

 

SECTION V - COMMITTEES

        Rule 41   Committees- Appointment and Confirmation

        Rule 42   Subcommittees

        Rule 43   Subpoena Power

        Rule 44   Duties of Committees

        Rule 45   Committee Rules

        Rule 46   Committee Meetings During Sessions

        Rule 47   Reading of Reports

        Rule 48   Recalling Bills from Committees

        Rule 49   Bills Referred to Rules Committee

        Rule 50   Rules Committee

        Rule 51   Employment Committee

        Rule 52   Committee of the Whole

        Rule 53   Appropriation Budget Bills

 

SECTION VI - BILLS, RESOLUTIONS, MEMORIALS AND GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS

        Rule 54   Definitions

        Rule 55   Prefiling

        Rule 56   Introduction of Bills

        Rule 57   Amendatory Bills

        Rule 58   Joint Resolutions and Memorials

        Rule 59   Senate Concurrent Resolutions

        Rule 60   Committee Bills

        Rule 61   Committee Reference

        Rule 62   Reading of Bills

        Rule 63   First Reading

        Rule 64   Second Reading/Amendments

        Rule 65   Third Reading

        Rule 66   Scope and Object of Bill Not to be Changed

        Rule 67   Matter Related to Disagreement Between the Senate and House

        Rule 68   Bills Committed for Special Amendment

        Rule 69   Confirmation of Gubernatorial Appointees

 

SECTION I

OFFICERS-MEMBERS-EMPLOYEES

Duties of the President

 

        Rule 1. 1. The president shall take the chair and call the senate to order precisely at the hour appointed for meeting, and, if a quorum be present, shall cause the journal of the preceding day to be read. (See also Art. 3, Sec. 16, State Constitution.)

        2. The president shall preserve order and decorum, and in case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct within the chamber, legislative area, legislative offices or buildings, and legislative hearing and meeting rooms, shall order the sergeant at arms to suppress the same, and may order the arrest of any person creating any disturbance within the senate chamber. The use of cellular or digital telephones is prohibited within the senate chamber during floor session and within a hearing room during a committee hearing, and this prohibition shall be enforced in the same manner as any other breach of order and decorum.

        3. The president shall have charge of and see that all officers and employees perform their respective duties, and shall have general control of the senate chamber and wings. (See also Art. 2, Sec. 10, State Constitution.)

        4. The president may speak to points of order in preference to members, arising from the president's seat for that purpose, and shall decide all questions of order subject to an appeal to the senate by any member, on which appeal no member shall speak more than once without leave of the senate.

        5. The president shall, in open session, sign all acts, addresses and joint resolutions. The president shall sign all writs, warrants and subpoenas issued by order of the senate, all of which shall be attested by the secretary. (See also Art. 2, Sec. 32, State Constitution.)


        6. The president shall appoint all conference, special, joint and hereinafter named standing committees on the part of the senate. The appointment of the conference, special, joint and standing committees shall be confirmed by the senate. In the event the senate refuses to confirm any conference, special, joint or standing committee or committees, such committee or committees shall be elected by the senate.

        7. The president shall, on each day, announce to the senate the business in order, and no business shall be taken up or considered until the order to which it belongs shall be declared.

        8. The president shall decide and announce the result of any vote taken.

        9. When a vote of the senate is equally divided, the lieutenant governor, when presiding, shall have the deciding vote on questions other than the final passage of a bill. (See also Art. 2, Sec. 10 and 22, State Constitution.)

 

President Pro Tempore

 

        Rule 2. 1. Upon the organization of the senate the members shall elect one of their number as president pro tempore who shall have all the powers and authority and who shall discharge all the duties of lieutenant governor acting as president during the lieutenant governor's absence. The senate shall also elect a vice-president pro tempore who will serve in the absence of the lieutenant governor and the president pro tempore. (See Art. 2, Sec. 10, State Constitution.)

        2. In the absence of the president pro tempore, and vice president pro tempore, or with their consent, the president shall have the right to name any senator to perform the duties of the chair, but such substitution shall not extend beyond an adjournment, nor authorize the senator so substituted to sign any documents requiring the signature of the president.

 

Secretary of the Senate

 

        Rule 3. 1. The senate shall elect a secretary, who shall appoint a deputy secretary, both of whom shall be officers of the senate and shall perform the usual duties pertaining to their offices, and they shall hold office until their successors have been elected or appointed.

        2. The secretary is the Personnel Officer of the senate and shall appoint, subject to the approval of the senate, all other senate employees and the hours of duty and assignments of all senate employees shall be under the secretary's directions and instructions and they may be dismissed at the secretary's discretion.

        3. The secretary of the senate, prior to the convening of the next regular session, shall prepare his office to receive bills which the holdover members and members-elect may desire to prefile commencing with the first Monday in December preceding any regular session or twenty days prior to any special session of the legislature.

 

Sergeant at Arms

 

        Rule 4. 1. The senate shall elect a sergeant at arms who shall perform the usual duties pertaining to that office, and shall hold office until a successor has been elected.

        2. The sergeant at arms shall not admit to the floor of the senate during the time the senate is not convened any person other than specifically requested by a senator, the president, or the secretary of the senate, in writing or when personally accompanied by a senator.

 

Subordinate Officers

 

        Rule 5. The subordinate officers of the senate shall perform such duties as usually pertain to their respective positions in legislative bodies under the direction of the president, and such other duties as the senate may impose upon them. Under no circumstances shall the compensation of any employee be increased for past services. (See also Art. 2, Sec. 25, State Constitution.)

 

Employees

 

        Rule 6. 1. No senate employee shall lobby in favor of or against any matter under consideration.

        2. Senate employees are governed by joint rules and chapters 42.17 (the Public Disclosure Act) and 42.52 RCW (the Ethics in Public Service Act).

 

Conduct of Members and Officers

 

        Rule 7. 1. Indecorous conduct, boisterous or unbecoming language will not be permitted in the senate at any time. The use of cellular or digital telephones is prohibited within the senate chamber during floor session and within a hearing room during a committee hearing.

        2. In cases of breach of decorum or propriety, any senator, officer or other person shall be liable to such censure or punishment as the senate may deem proper, and if any senator be called to order for offensive or indecorous language or conduct, the person calling the senator to order shall report the language excepted to which shall be taken down or noted at the secretary's desk. No member shall be held to answer for any language used upon the floor of the senate if business has intervened before exception to the language was thus taken and noted.

        3. If any senator in speaking, or otherwise, transgresses the rules of the senate, the president shall, or any senator may, call that senator to order, and a senator so called to order shall resume the senator's seat and not proceed without leave of the senate, which leave, if granted, shall be upon motion "that the senator be allowed to proceed in order," when, if carried, the senator shall speak to the question under consideration.

        4. No senator shall be absent from the senate without leave, except in case of accident or sickness, and if any senator or officer shall be absent the senator's per diem shall not be allowed or paid, and no senator or officer shall obtain leave of absence or be excused from attendance without the consent of a majority of the members present.

        5. In the event of a motion or resolution to censure or punish, or any procedural motion thereto involving a senator, that senator shall not vote thereon. The senator shall be allowed to answer to such motion or resolution. An election or vote by the senate on a motion to censure or punish a senator shall require the vote of a majority of all senators elected or appointed to the senate. A vote to expel a member shall require a two-thirds concurrence of all members elected or appointed to the senate. All votes shall be taken by yeas and nays and the votes shall be entered upon the journal. (See also Art. 2, Sec. 9, State Constitution.)

 

SECTION II

OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT

 

Payment of Expenses - Facilities and Operations

 

        Rule 8. 1. After the reorganization caucuses of the Senate, the majority caucus shall designate four members and the minority caucus shall designate three members to serve on the Facilities and Operations Committee. The chair of the majority caucus shall be the chair of the Facilities and Operations Committee. The operation of the Senate shall transfer to the newly designated members after the reorganization caucuses of the Senate.

        2. All necessary expenses of the senate incurred during the session shall be signed for by the secretary and approved by a majority of the committee on facilities and operations. The committee on facilities and operations shall carefully consider all items of expenditure ordered or contracted on the part of the senate, and report upon the same prior to the voucher being signed by the secretary of the senate authorizing the payment thereof. The committee on facilities and operations shall issue postage only as follows:

        (a) To elected or appointed members of the senate in an amount sufficient to allow performance of their legislative duties.

        (b) To the secretary of the senate in an amount sufficient to carry out the business of the senate.

 

Use of Senate Chambers

 

        Rule 9. The senate chamber and its facilities shall not be used for any but legislative business, except by permission of the senate while in session, or by the facilities and operations committee when not in session.

 

Admission to the Senate

 

        Rule 10. The sergeant at arms shall admit only the following individuals to the floor and adjacent areas of the senate for the period of time beginning one-half hour before convening and ending when the senate has adjourned or recessed for an hour or more:

 

        The governor and/or designees,

        Members of the house of representatives,

        State elected officials,

        Officers and authorized employees of the legislature,

        Honored guests being presented to the senate,

        Former members of the senate who are not registered lobbyists pursuant to chapter 42.17 RCW,

        Representatives of the press,

        Persons specifically requested by a senator to the president in writing or only as long as accompanied by a senator.

 

Printing of Bills

 

        Rule 11. The number of bills printed and reprinted shall be at the discretion of the secretary of the senate, with the approval of the facilities and operations committee.

 

Furnishing Full File of Bills

 

        Rule 12. Persons, firms, corporations and organizations within the state, desirous of receiving copies of all printed senate bills, shall make application therefor to the secretary of the senate. The bill clerk shall send copies of all printed senate bills to such persons, firms, corporations and organizations as may be ordered by the secretary of the senate. The secretary of the senate is authorized to recoup costs.

 

Regulation of Lobbyists

 

        Rule 13. All persons who engage in lobbying of any kind as defined in chapter 42.17 RCW shall be subject to the rules of the senate and legislature when lobbying before the senate. Any person who fails to conform to the senate or joint rules may have their privilege to lobby and all other privileges revoked upon a majority vote of the committee on rules for such time as is deemed appropriate by the committee.

        Any person registered as a lobbyist pursuant to chapter 42.17 RCW who intervenes in or attempts to influence any personnel decision of the senate regarding any employee may suffer an immediate revocation of all privileges before the senate or such other privileges and for such time as may be deemed appropriate by the senate committee on rules. This restriction shall not prohibit a registered lobbyist from making written recommendations for staff positions.

 

Security Management

 

        Rule 14. The sergeant at arms may develop methods to protect the Senate, including its members, staff, and the visiting public, by establishing procedures to curtail the use or possession of any weapon in a manner that is prohibited by law or by the rules of the Department of General Administration.

 

SECTION III

RULES AND ORDER

 

Time of Convening

 

        Rule 15. The senate shall convene at 10:00 a.m. each working day, unless adjourned to a different hour. The senate shall adjourn not later than 10:00 p.m. of each working day. The senate shall recess ninety minutes for lunch each working day. When reconvening on the same day the senate shall recess ninety minutes for dinner each working evening. This rule may be suspended by a majority.

 

Quorum

 

        Rule 16. A majority of all members elected or appointed to the senate shall be necessary to constitute a quorum to do business. Less than a quorum may adjourn from day to day until a quorum can be had. (See Art. 2, Sec. 8, State Constitution.)

 

Order of Business

 

        Rule 17. After the roll is called and journal read and approved, business shall be disposed of in the following order:

 

 

FIRST.

Reports of standing committees.

 

 

SECOND.

Reports of select committees.

 

 

THIRD.

Messages from the governor and other state officers.

 

 

FOURTH.

Messages from the house of representatives.

 

 

FIFTH.

Introduction, first reading and reference of bills, joint memorials, joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions.

 

 

SIXTH.

Second reading of bills.

 

 

SEVENTH.

Third reading of bills.

 

 

EIGHTH.

Presentation of petitions, memorials and floor resolutions.

 

 

NINTH.

Presentation of motions.

 

                                                                                                                                The order of business established by this rule may be changed and any order of business already dealt with may be reverted or advanced to by a majority vote of those present.

                                                                                                                                All questions relating to the priority of business shall be decided without debate.

                                                                                                                                Messages from the governor, other state officers, and from the house of representatives may be considered at any time with the consent of the senate.

 

Special Order

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 18. The president shall call the senate to order at the hour fixed for the consideration of a special order, and announce that the special order is before the senate, which shall then be considered unless it is postponed by a majority vote of the members present, and any business before the senate at the time of the announcement of the special order shall take its regular position in the order of business, except that if a cutoff established by concurrent resolution occurs during the special order, the senate may complete the measure that was before the senate when consideration of the special order was commenced.

 

Unfinished Business

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 19. The unfinished business at the preceding adjournment shall have preference over all other matters, excepting special orders, and no motion or any other business shall be received without special leave of the senate until the former is disposed of.

 

Motions and Senate Floor Resolutions

(How Presented)

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 20. 1. No motion shall be entertained or debated until announced by the president and every motion shall be deemed to have been seconded. It shall be reduced to writing and read by the secretary, if desired by the president or any senator, before it shall be debated, and by the consent of the senate may be withdrawn before amendment or action.

                                                                                                                                2. The Senate shall consider no more than one floor resolution per day in session: Provided, That this rule shall not apply to floor resolutions essential to the operation of the Senate; and further Provided, That there shall be no limit on the number of floor resolutions considered on Senate pro forma session days. Senate floor resolutions shall be acted upon in the same manner as motions. All senate floor resolutions shall be on the secretary's desk at least twenty-four hours prior to consideration. Members' names shall only be added to the resolution if the member signs the resolution. Members shall have until thirty minutes after the senate is convened the following day the senate is in a regular or pro forma session to add their names to the floor resolution. A motion may be made to close the period for signatures at an earlier time.

 

Precedence of Motions

 

Rule 21. When a motion has been made and stated by the chair the following motions are in order, in the rank named:

 

PRIVILEGED MOTIONS

 

Adjourn, recess, or go at ease

Reconsider

Demand for call of the senate

Demand for roll call

Demand for division

Question of privilege

Orders of the day

 

INCIDENTAL MOTIONS

 

Points of order and appeal

Method of consideration

Suspend the rules

Reading papers

Withdraw a motion

Division of a question

 

SUBSIDIARY MOTIONS

 

 

1st Rank:To lay on the table

 

2nd Rank:For the previous question

 

3rd Rank:

To postpone to a day certain

 

 

 

To commit or recommit

 

 

 

To postpone indefinitely

 

 

4th Rank:

To amend

 

No motion to postpone to a day certain, to commit, or to postpone indefinitely, being decided, shall again be allowed on the same day and at the same stage of the proceedings, and when a question has been postponed indefinitely it shall not again be introduced during the session.

A motion to lay an amendment on the table shall not carry the main question with it unless so specified in the motion to table.

At no time shall the senate entertain a Question of Consideration.

 

Voting

 

Rule 22. 1. In all cases of election by the senate, the votes shall be taken by yeas and nays, and no senator or other person shall remain by the secretary's desk while the roll is being called or the votes are being counted. No senator shall be allowed to vote except when within the bar of the senate, or upon any question upon which he or she is in any way personally or directly interested, nor be allowed to explain a vote or discuss the question while the yeas and nays are being called, nor change a vote after the result has been announced. (See also Art. 2, Secs. 27 and 30, State Constitution.)

2. A member not voting by reason of personal or direct interest, or by reason of an excused absence, may explain the reason for not voting by a brief statement not to exceed fifty words in the journal.

                                                                                                                                3. The yeas and nays shall be taken when called for by one-sixth of all the senators present, and every senator within the bar of the senate shall vote unless excused by the unanimous vote of the members present, and the votes shall be entered upon the journal. (See also Art. 2, Sec. 21, State Constitution.)

                                                                                                                                When once begun the roll call may not be interrupted for any purpose other than to move a call of the senate. (See also Rule 24.)

                                                                                                                                4. A senator having been absent during roll call may ask to have his or her name called. Such a request must be made before the result of the roll call has been announced by the president.

                                                                                                                                5. The passage of a bill or action on a question is lost by a tie vote, but when a vote of the senate is equally divided, the lieutenant governor, when presiding, shall have the deciding vote on questions other than the final passage of a bill. (See also Art. 2, Secs. 10 and 22, State Constitution.)

                                                                                                                                6. The order of the names on the roll call shall be alphabetical by last name.

                                                                                                                                7. All votes in a committee shall be recorded, and the record shall be preserved as prescribed by the secretary of the senate. One-sixth of the committee may demand an oral roll call.

                                                                                                                                8. If a member of the majority is going to be absent due to a health matter or other emergency, then a member of the minority may publicly announce on the floor of the senate that he or she will cast votes as he or she believes the absent member would have voted in order to avoid results that would only occur because of the unanticipated absence.

 

Announcement of Vote

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 23. The announcement of all votes shall be made by the president.

 

Call of the Senate

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 24. Although a roll call is in progress, a call of the senate may be moved by three senators, and if carried by a majority of all present the secretary shall call the roll, after which the names of the absentees shall again be called. The doors shall then be locked and the sergeant at arms directed to take into custody all who may be absent without leave, and all the senators so taken into custody shall be presented at the bar of the senate for such action as the senate may deem proper.

 

One Subject in a Bill

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 25. No bill shall embrace more than one subject and that shall be expressed in the title. (See also Art. 2, Sec. 19, State Constitution.)

 

No Amendment by Mere Reference to Title of Act

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 26. No act shall ever be revised or amended by mere reference to its title, but the act revised or the section amended shall be set forth at full length. (See also Art. 2, Sec. 37, State Constitution.)

 

Reading of Papers

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 27. When the reading of any paper is called for, and is objected to by any senator, it shall be determined by a vote of the senate, without debate.

                                                                                                                                Any and all copies of reproductions of newspaper or magazine editorials, articles or cartoons or publications or material of any nature distributed to senators' desks must bear the name of at least one senator granting permission for the distribution. This shall not apply to materials normally distributed by the secretary of the senate or the majority or minority caucuses.

 

Comparing Enrolled and Engrossed Bills

 

Rule 28. Any senator shall have the right to compare an enrolled bill with the engrossed bill and may note any objections in the Journal.

 

SECTION IV

PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

 

Rules of Debate

 

Rule 29. When any senator is about to speak in debate, or submit any matter to the senate, the senator shall rise, and standing in place, respectfully address the President, and when recognized shall, in a courteous manner, speak to the question under debate, avoiding personalities; provided that a senator may refer to another member using the title "Senator" and the surname of the other member. No senator shall impeach the motives of any other member or speak more than twice (except for explanation) during the consideration of any one question, on the same day or a second time without leave, when others who have not spoken desire the floor, but incidental and subsidiary questions arising during the debate shall not be considered the same question. A majority of the members present may further limit the number of times a member may speak on any question and may limit the length of time a member may speak but, unless a demand for the previous question has been sustained, a member shall not be denied the right to speak at least once on each question, nor shall a member be limited to less than three minutes on each question. In any event, the senator who presents the motion may open and close debate on the question.

 

Recognition by the President

 

Rule 30. When two or more senators rise at the same time to address the chair, the president shall name the one who shall speak first, giving preference, when practicable, to the mover or introducer of the subject under consideration.

 

Call for Division of a Question

 

Rule 31. Any senator may call for a division of a question, which shall be divided if it embraces subjects so distinct that one being taken away a substantive proposition shall remain for the decision of the senate; but a motion to strike out and insert shall not be divided.

 

Point of Order - Decision Appealable

 

Rule 32. Every decision of points of order by the president shall be subject to appeal by any senator, and discussion of a question of order shall be allowed. In all cases of appeal the question shall be: "Shall the decision of the president stand as the judgment of the senate?"

 

Question of Privilege

 

Rule 33. Any senator may rise to a question of privilege and explain a personal matter by leave of the president, but shall not discuss any pending question in such explanations, nor shall any question of personal privilege permit any senator to introduce any person or persons in the galleries. The president upon notice received may acknowledge the presence of any distinguished person or persons.

A question of privilege shall involve only subject matter which affects the particular senator personally and in a manner unique and peculiar to that senator.

 

Protests

 

Rule 34. Any senator or senators may protest against the action of the senate upon any question. Such protest may be entered upon the journal if it does not exceed 200 words. The senator protesting shall file the protest with the secretary of the senate within 48 hours following the action protested.

 

Adoption and Suspension of Rules

 

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 35. 1. The permanent senate rules adopted at the first regular session during a legislative biennium shall govern any session subsequently convened during the same legislative biennium. Adoption of permanent rules may be by majority of the senate without notice and a majority of the senate may change a permanent rule without notice at the beginning of any session, as determined pursuant to Article 2, Section 12 of the State Constitution. No permanent rule or order of the senate shall be rescinded or changed without a majority vote of the members, and one day's notice of the motion.

                                                                                                                                2. A permanent rule or order may be temporarily suspended for a special purpose by a vote of two-thirds of the members present unless otherwise specified herein. When the suspension of a rule is called, and after due notice from the president no objection is offered, the president may announce the rule suspended, and the senate may proceed accordingly. Motion for suspension of the rules shall not be debatable, except, the mover of the motion may briefly explain the purpose of the motion and at the discretion of the president a rebuttal may be allowed.

 

Previous Question

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 36. The previous question shall not be put unless demanded by three senators, and it shall then be in this form: "Shall the main question be now put?" When sustained by a majority of senators present it shall preclude all debate, except the senator who presents the motion may open and close debate on the question and the vote shall be immediately taken on the question or questions pending before the senate, and all incidental question or questions of order arising after the motion is made shall be decided whether on appeal or otherwise without debate.

 

Reconsideration

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 37. 1. After the final vote on any measure, before the adjournment of that day's session, any member who voted with the prevailing side may give notice of reconsideration unless a motion to immediately transmit the measure to the house has been decided in the affirmative. Such motion to reconsider shall be in order only under the order of motions of the day immediately following the day upon which such notice of reconsideration is given, and may be made by any member who voted with the prevailing side.

                                                                                                                                2. A motion to reconsider shall have precedence over every other motion, except a motion to adjourn; and when the senate adjourns while a motion to reconsider is pending or before passing the order of motions, the right to move a reconsideration shall continue to the next day of sitting. On and after the tenth day prior to adjournment sine die of any session, as determined pursuant to Article 2, Section 12, or concurrent resolution, or in the event that the measure is subject to a senate rule or resolution or a joint rule or concurrent resolution, which would preclude consideration on the next day of sitting a motion to reconsider shall only be in order on the same day upon which notice of reconsideration is given and may be made at any time that day. Motions to reconsider a vote upon amendments to any pending question may be made and decided at once.

 

Motion to Adjourn

 

                                                                                                                                Rule 38. Except when under call of the senate, a motion to adjourn shall always be in order. The name of the senator moving to adjourn and the time when the motion was made shall be entered upon the journal.

 

Yeas and Nays - When Must be Taken

 

Rule 39. The yeas and nays shall be taken when called for by one-sixth of all the senators present, and every senator within the bar of the senate shall vote unless excused by the unanimous vote of the members present, and the votes shall be entered upon the journal. (See also Art. 2, Sec. 21, State Constitution.)

 

When once begun the roll call may not be interrupted for any purpose other than to move a call of the senate. (See also Senate Rules 22 and 24.)

 

Reed's Parliamentary Rules

 

Rule 40. The rules of parliamentary practice as contained in Reed's Parliamentary Rules shall govern the senate in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the rules and orders of this senate and the joint rules of this senate and the house of representatives.

 

SECTION V

COMMITTEES

 

Committees - Appointment and Confirmation

 

Rule 41. The president shall appoint all conference, special, joint and standing committees on the part of the senate. The appointment of the conference, special, joint and standing committees shall be confirmed by the senate.

In the event the senate shall refuse to confirm any conference, special, joint or standing committee or committees, such committee or committees shall be elected by the senate.

The following standing committees shall constitute the standing committees of the senate:


 


((1. Agricultural and Rural Economic Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

2. Early Learning, K-12 and Higher Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

 

3. Financial Institutions, Housing and Consumer Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

 

4. Government Operations and Elections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

 

5. Health and Long-Term Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

 

6. Human Services and Corrections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

 

7. International Trade and Economic Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

 

8. Judiciary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

 

9. Labor, Commerce, Research and Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

 

10. Natural Resources, Ocean and Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

 

11. Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

 

12. Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

 

13. Water, Energy and Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

 

14. Ways and Means. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17))

Standing CommitteeTotal Membership

1. Agriculture and Rural Economic Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

 

2. Consumer Protection and Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

 

3. Early Learning and K-12 Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

 

4. Economic Development, Trade and Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

 

5. Financial Institutions and Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

 

6. Government Operations and Elections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

 

7. Health and Long-Term Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

 

8. Higher Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

 

9. Human Services and Corrections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

 

10. Judiciary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

 

11. Labor, Commerce, Research and Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

 

12. Natural Resources, Ocean and Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

 

13. Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 (plus the Lieutenant Governor)

 

14. Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

 

15. Water, Energy and Telecommunications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

 

16. Ways and Means. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

 

Subcommittees

 

        Rule 42. Committee chairs may create subcommittees of the standing committee and designate subcommittee chairs thereof to study subjects within the jurisdiction of the standing committee. The committee chair shall approve the use of committee staff and equipment assigned to the subcommittee. Subcommittee activities shall further be subject to facilities and operations committee approval to the same extent as are the actions of the standing committee from which they derive their authority.

 

Subpoena Power

 

        Rule 43. Any of the above referenced committees, including subcommittees thereof, or any special committees created by the senate, may have the powers of subpoena, the power to administer oaths, and the power to issue commissions for the examination of witnesses in accordance with the provisions of chapter 44.16 RCW. The committee chair shall file with the committee on rules, prior to issuance of any process, a statement of purpose setting forth the name or names of those subject to process. The rules committee shall consider every proposed issuance of process at a meeting of the rules committee immediately following the filing of the statement with the committee. The process shall not be issued prior to consideration by the rules committee. The process shall be limited to the named individuals and the committee on rules may overrule the service on an individual so named.

 

Duties of Committees

 

        Rule 44. The several committees shall fully consider measures referred to them.

        The committees shall acquaint themselves with the interest of the state specially represented by the committee, and from time to time present such bills and reports as in their judgment will advance the interests and promote the welfare of the people of the state: PROVIDED, That no executive action on bills may be taken during an interim.

 

Committee Rules

 

        Rule 45. 1. At least five days notice shall be given of all public hearings held by any committee other than the rules committee. Such notice shall contain the date, time and place of such hearing together with the title and number of each bill, or identification of the subject matter, to be considered at such hearing. By a majority vote of the committee members present at any committee meeting such notice may be dispensed with. The reason for such action shall be set forth in a written statement preserved in the records of the meeting.

        2. No committee may hold a public hearing during a regular or extraordinary session on a proposal identified as a draft unless the draft has been made available to the public at least twenty-four hours prior to the hearing. This rule does not apply during the five days prior to any cutoff established by concurrent resolution nor does it apply to any measure exempted from the resolution.


        3. During its consideration of or vote on any bill, resolution or memorial, the deliberations of any committee or subcommittee of the senate shall be open to the public. In case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct at any such deliberations, the chair shall order the sergeant at arms to suppress the same and may order the meeting closed to any person or persons creating such disturbance.

        4. No committee shall amend a measure, adopt a substitute bill, or vote upon any measure or appointment absent a quorum. A committee may conduct a hearing absent a quorum. A majority of any committee shall constitute a quorum((.)) and committees shall be considered to have a quorum present unless the question is raised. ((No committee shall transact official business absent a quorum except to conduct a hearing.)) Any question as to quorum not raised at the time of the committee action is deemed waived.

        5. Bills reported to the senate from a standing committee must have a majority report, which shall be prepared upon a printed standing committee report form; ((shall carry one, or more as appropriate, of the following recommendations,)) shall be adopted at a regularly or specially called meeting during a legislative session and shall be signed by a majority of the committee; and shall carry only one of the following recommendations:

        a. Do pass((.));

        b. Do pass as amended((.));

        c. That a substitute bill be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass((.

        d. That the bill be referred to another committee.)); or

        ((e.)) d. Without recommendation.

        In addition to one of the above-listed recommendations, a report may also recommend that a bill be referred to another committee.

        6. A majority report of a committee must carry the signatures of a majority of the members of the committee. In the event a committee has a quorum pursuant to subsection ((3)) 4 of this rule, a majority of the members present may act on a measure, subject to obtaining the signatures of a majority of the members of the committee on the majority report.

        7. Any measure, appointment, substitute bill, or amendment still within a committee's possession before it has been reported out to the full senate may be reconsidered to correct an error, change language, or otherwise accurately reflect the will of the committee in its majority and minority reports to the full senate. Any such reconsideration may be made at any time, by any member of the committee, provided that the committee has not yet reported the measure, appointment, substitute bill, or amendment out to the full senate. Any such reconsideration made after a vote has been taken or signatures obtained will require a new vote and signature sheet. Any measure which does not receive a majority vote of the members present may be reconsidered at that meeting and may again be considered upon motion of any committee member if one day's notice of said motion is provided to all committee members. For purposes of this rule, a committee is deemed to have reported a measure, appointment, substitute bill, or amendment out when it has delivered its majority and minority reports to the senate workroom. After such delivery, the committee no longer has possession of the measure, appointment, substitute bill, or amendment and no further committee action, including reconsideration, may be taken.

        8. Any member of the committee not concurring in the majority report may sign a minority report containing a recommendation of "do not pass" or "without recommendation," which shall be signed by those members of the committee subscribing thereto, and submitted with the majority report. In every case where a majority report form is circulated for signature, a minority report form shall also be circulated.

        9. When a committee reports a substitute for an original bill with the recommendation that the substitute bill do pass, it shall be in order to read the substitute bill the first time and have the same ordered printed.

        A motion for the substitution of the substitute bill for the original bill shall not be in order until the committee on rules places the original bill on the second reading calendar.

        10. No vote in any committee shall be taken by secret ballot nor shall any committee have a policy of secrecy as to any vote on action taken in such committee.

        11. All reports of standing committees must be on the secretary's desk one hour prior to convening of the session in order to be read at said session.

 

Committee Meetings During Sessions

 

        Rule 46. No committee shall sit during the daily session of the senate unless by special leave.

        No committee shall sit during any scheduled caucus.

 

Reading of Reports

 

        Rule 47. The majority report, and minority report, if there be one, together with the names of the signers thereof, shall be read by the secretary, unless the reading be dispensed with by the senate, and all committee reports shall be spread upon the journal.

 

Recalling Bills from Committees

 

        Rule 48. Any standing committee of the senate may be relieved of further consideration of any bill, regardless of prior action of the committee, by a majority vote of the senators elected or appointed. The senate may then make such orderly disposition of the bill as they may direct by a majority vote of the members of the senate.

 

Bills Referred to Rules Committee

 

        Rule 49. All bills reported by a committee to the senate shall then be referred to the committee on rules for second reading without action on the report unless otherwise ordered by the senate. (See also Rules 63 and 64.)

 

Rules Committee

 

        Rule 50. The lieutenant governor shall be a voting member and the chair of the committee on rules. The committee on rules shall have charge of the daily second and third reading calendar of the senate and shall direct the secretary of the senate the order in which the bills shall be considered by the senate and the committee on rules shall have the authority to directly refer any bill before them to any other standing committee. Such referral shall be reported out to the senate on the next day's business.

        The senate may change the order of consideration of bills on the second or third reading calendar.

        The calendar, except in emergent situations, as determined by the committee on rules, shall be on the desks and in the offices of the senators each day and shall cover the bills for consideration on the next following day.

 

Employment Committee

 

        Rule 51. The employment committee for committee staff shall consist of five members, three from the majority party and two from the minority party. The chair shall be appointed by the majority leader. The committee shall, in addition to its other duties, appoint a staff director for committee services with the concurrence of four of its members. All other decisions shall be determined by majority vote. The committee shall operate within staffing, budget levels and guidelines as authorized and adopted by the facilities and operations committee.

 

Committee of the Whole

 

        Rule 52. At no time shall the senate sit as a committee of the whole.

        The senate may at any time, by the vote of the majority of the members present, sit as a body for the purpose of taking testimony on any measure before the senate.

 

Appropriation Budget Bills

 

        Rule 53. No amendment to the budget, capital budget or supplemental budget, not incorporated in the bill as reported by the ways and means committee, shall be adopted except by the affirmative vote of sixty percent of the senators elected or appointed.

 

SECTION VI

 

BILLS, RESOLUTIONS, MEMORIALS AND GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS

 

Definitions

 

        Rule 54. "Measure" means a bill, joint memorial, joint resolution, or concurrent resolution.

        "Bill" when used alone means bill, joint memorial, joint resolution, or concurrent resolution.

        "Majority" shall mean a majority of those members present unless otherwise stated.

 

Prefiling

 

        Rule 55. Holdover members and members-elect to the senate may prefile bills with the secretary of the senate on any day commencing with the first Monday in December preceding any session year; or twenty days prior to any special session of the legislature. Such bills will be printed, distributed and prepared for introduction on the first legislative day. No bill, joint memorial or joint resolution shall be prefiled by title and/or preamble only. (See also Rule 3, Sub. 3.)

 

Introduction of Bills

 

        Rule 56. All bills, joint resolutions and joint memorials introduced shall be endorsed with a statement of the title and the name of the member introducing the same. Any member desiring to introduce a bill, joint resolution or joint memorial shall file the same with the secretary of the senate by noon of the day before the convening of the session at which said bill, joint resolution or joint memorial is to be introduced.

        After the expiration of deadlines for bill introductions provided for by resolution, no bill shall be introduced, except as the legislature shall direct by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, said vote to be taken by yeas and nays and entered upon the journal, or unless the same be at a special session. The time limitation for introduction of bills shall not apply to substitute bills reported by standing committees for bills pending before such committees and general appropriation and revenue bills. (See also Art. 2, Sec. 36, State Constitution.)

 

Amendatory Bills

 

        Rule 57. Bills introduced in the senate intended to amend existing statutes shall have the words which are amendatory to such existing statutes underlined. Any matter to be deleted from the existing statutes shall be indicated by setting such matter forth in full, enclosed by double parentheses, and such deleted matter shall be lined out with hyphens. No bill shall be printed or acted upon until the provisions of this rule shall have been complied with.

        Sections added by amendatory bill to an existing act, or chapter of the official code, need not be underlined but shall be designated "NEW SECTION" in upper case type and such designation shall be underlined. New enactments need not be underlined.

        When statutes are being repealed, the Revised Code of Washington section number to be repealed, the section caption and the session law history, from the most current to the original, shall be cited.

 

Joint Resolutions and Memorials

 

        Rule 58. Joint resolutions and joint memorials, up to the signing thereof by the president of the senate, shall be subject to the rules governing the course of bills.

 

Senate Concurrent Resolutions

 

        Rule 59. Concurrent resolutions shall be subject to the rules governing the course of bills and may be adopted without a roll call. Concurrent resolutions authorizing investigations and authorizing the expenditure or allocation of any money must be adopted by roll call and the yeas and nays recorded in the journal. Concurrent resolutions are subject to final passage on the day of the first reading without regard to Senate Rules 62, 63, and 64.

 

Committee Bills

 

        Rule 60. Committee bills introduced by a standing committee during a legislative session may be filed with the secretary of the senate and introduced, and the signature of each member of the committee shall be endorsed upon the cover of the original bill.

        Committee bills shall be read the first time by title, ordered printed, and referred to the committee on rules for second reading.

 

Committee Reference

 

        Rule 61. When a motion is made to refer a subject, and different committees are proposed, the question shall be taken in the following order:

 

 

FIRST:A standing committee.

 

SECOND:A select committee.

 

 

Reading of Bills

 

        Rule 62. Every bill shall be read on three separate days unless the senate deems it expedient to suspend this rule. On and after the tenth day preceding adjournment sine die of any session, or three days prior to any cut-off date for consideration of bills, as determined pursuant to Article 2, Section 12 of the Constitution or concurrent resolution, this rule may be suspended by a majority vote. (See also Rule 59).

 

First Reading

 

        Rule 63. The first reading of a bill shall be by title only, unless a majority of the members present demand a reading in full.

        After the first reading, bills shall be referred to an appropriate committee pursuant to Rule 61.


        Upon being reported back by committee, all bills shall be referred to the committee on rules for second reading, unless otherwise ordered by the senate. (See Rule 49.)

        A bill shall be reported back by the committee chair upon written petition therefor signed by a majority of its members. The petition shall designate the recommendation as provided in Rule 45, Sub. 5.

        No committee chair shall exercise a pocket veto of any bill.

        Should there be a two-thirds majority report of the committee membership against the bill, a vote shall be immediately ordered for the indefinite postponement of the bill.

 

Second Reading/Amendments

 

        Rule 64. Upon second reading, the bill shall be read section by section, in full, and be subject to amendment.

        Any member may, if sustained by three members, remove a bill from the consent calendar as constituted by the committee on rules. A bill removed from the consent calendar shall take its place as the last bill in the order of consideration of bills on the second reading calendar.

        No amendment shall be considered by the senate until it shall have been sent to the secretary's desk in writing and read by the secretary.

        All amendments adopted on the second reading shall then be securely fastened to the original bill.

        All amendments rejected by the senate shall be spread upon the journal, and the journal shall show the disposition of all amendments.

        When no further amendments shall be offered, the president shall declare the bill has passed its second reading, and shall be referred to the committee on rules for third reading.

 

Third Reading

 

        Rule 65. Bills on third reading shall be read in full by sections, and no amendment shall be entertained.

        When a bill shall pass, it shall be certified to by the secretary, together with the vote upon final passage, noting the day of its passage thereon.

        The vote must be taken by yeas and nays, the names of the senators voting for and against the same to be entered upon the journal and the majority of the members elected to the senate must be recorded thereon as voting in its favor to secure its passage by the senate.

 

Scope and Object of Bill Not to be Changed

 

        Rule 66. No amendment to any bill shall be allowed which shall change the scope and object of the bill. (See also Art. 2, Sec. 38, State Constitution.) Substitute bills shall be considered amendments for the purposes of this rule. A point of order raising the question of scope and object may be raised at any time during consideration of an amendment prior to voting on the amendment.

 

Matters Related to Disagreement Between the Senate and House

 

        Rule 67. When there is a disagreement between the senate and house on a measure before the senate, the senate may act upon the measure with the following motions which have priority in the following order:

        To concur

        To non-concur

        To recede

        To insist

        To adhere

        These motions are in order as to any single amendment or to a series of amendments. (See Reed's Rules 247 through 254.)

        A senate bill, passed by the house with amendment or amendments which shall change the scope and object of the bill, upon being received in the senate, shall be referred to an appropriate committee and shall take the same course as for original bills, unless a motion to ask the house to recede, to insist or to adhere is made prior to the measure being referred to committee.

 

Bills Committed for Special Amendment

 

        Rule 68. A bill may be committed with or without special instructions to amend at any time before taking the final vote.

 

Confirmation of Gubernatorial Appointees

 

        Rule 69. When the names of appointees to state offices are transmitted to the Secretary of the Senate for senate confirmation, the communication from the governor shall be recorded and referred to the appropriate standing committee.

        The standing committee, or subcommittee, pursuant to rule 42, shall require each appointee referred to the committee for consideration to complete the standard questionnaire to be used to ascertain the appointee's general background and qualifications. The committee may also require the appointee to complete a supplemental questionnaire related specifically to the qualifications for the position to which he has been appointed.

        Any hearing on a gubernatorial appointment, held by the standing committee, or subcommittees, pursuant to rule 42, shall be a public hearing. The appointee may be required to appear before the committee on request. When appearing, the appointee shall be required to testify under oath or affirmation. The chair of the committee or the presiding member shall administer the oath or affirmation in accordance with RCW 44.16. (See also Article 2, Sec. 6 of the State Constitution.)

        Nothing in this rule shall be construed to prevent a standing committee, or subcommittee, pursuant to rule 42, upon a two-thirds vote of its members, from holding executive sessions when considering an appointment.

        When the committee on rules presents the report of the standing committee before the senate, the question shall be the confirmation of the name proposed, and the roll shall then be called and the yeas and nays entered upon the journal. In the event a message is received from the governor requesting return of an appointment or appointments to the office of the governor prior to confirmation, the senate shall vote upon the governor's request and the appointment or appointments shall be returned to the governor if the request is approved by a majority of the members elected or appointed. (Article 13 of the State Constitution.)

        The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of Senate Resolution No. 8601.

        The motion by Senator Eide carried and the resolution was adopted by voice vote.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the Senate reverted to the fourth order of business.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

 

January 8, 2007

 

MR. PRESIDENT:

The House has adopted:

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4400,

and the same is herewith transmitted.

 

RICHARD NAFZIGER, Chief Clerk

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

 

January 8, 2007

 

MR. PRESIDENT:


The House has adopted:

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4401,

and the same is herewith transmitted.

 

RICHARD NAFZIGER, Chief Clerk

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

 

January 8, 2007

 

MR. PRESIDENT:

The House has adopted:

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4402,

and the same is herewith transmitted.

 

RICHARD NAFZIGER, Chief Clerk

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

 

January 8, 2007

 

MR. PRESIDENT:

The House has adopted:

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4403,

and the same is herewith transmitted.

 

RICHARD NAFZIGER, Chief Clerk

 

PERSONAL PRIVILEGE

 

Senator Delvin: “Before coming over-indeed its good to be back-before coming over, I retired from the Richland Police Department after almost twenty-eight years. I just wanted you to know I will no longer be armed on the floor and that’s why, since, I’ve moved down here for better protection.”

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the Senate advanced to the fifth order of business.

 

INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING

 

SB 5000             by Senators Zarelli, Benton, Parlette, Holmquist, Stevens, Swecker, Pflug, Delvin, McCaslin, Brandland, Schoesler, Honeyford, Hewitt, Roach and Sheldon

 

AN ACT Relating to a rainy day reserve fund; reenacting and amending RCW 43.84.092 and 43.135.045; adding a new section to chapter 43.79 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 82.33 RCW; creating a new section; repealing RCW 43.33A.220 and 43.135.051; and providing a contingent effective date.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5001             by Senators Benton, Pflug, Carrell, Schoesler, Morton, Stevens, Delvin, McCaslin, Holmquist, Zarelli, Roach, Hewitt, Honeyford and Sheldon

 

AN ACT Relating to reenacting and reaffirming the one hundred one percent levy limit; reenacting RCW 84.55.005 and 84.55.0101; creating a new section; and declaring an emergency.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations & Elections.

 

SB 5002             by Senators Hewitt, Pflug, Honeyford, Swecker, Morton, Stevens, Parlette, Delvin, McCaslin, Schoesler and Sheldon

 

AN ACT Relating to tuition waivers for veterans' families; and amending RCW 28B.15.621, 28B.15.910, and 28B.15.385.

 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education.

 

SB 5003             by Senator Pflug

 

AN ACT Relating to the state parks and recreation commission centennial 2013 account; reenacting and amending RCW 43.79A.040; adding new sections to chapter 79A.75 RCW; creating a new section; making an appropriation; and providing an expiration date.

 

Referred to Committee on Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation.

 

SB 5004             by Senators Carrell, Kilmer and Schoesler

 

AN ACT Relating to reducing the reporting requirements and business and occupation tax on small business; amending RCW 82.32.030, 82.32.045, and 82.04.4451; and creating a new section.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5005             by Senators Brandland and Fraser

 

AN ACT Relating to increasing the nonconstruction loan limit for projects using financing through the public works board; amending RCW 43.155.050; reenacting and amending RCW 43.155.050; creating a new section; providing an effective date; and providing an expiration date.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5006             by Senators Fraser, Brandland, Sheldon and Kilmer

 

AN ACT Relating to authorization for projects recommended by the public works board; creating a new section; and declaring an emergency.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5007             by Senators Jacobsen and McCaslin

 

AN ACT Relating to the sales and use taxation of vessels; amending RCW 88.02.030; adding a new section to chapter 82.08 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 82.12 RCW; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5008             by Senators Weinstein, Tom, Murray, Kohl-Welles, Kline, Jacobsen and Poulsen

 

AN ACT Relating to increasing school district levy and equalization rates; amending RCW 84.52.0531, 84.52.0531, 84.52.053, 28A.500.020, and 28A.500.020; reenacting and amending RCW 28A.500.030; providing effective dates; and providing an expiration date.


 

Referred to Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education.

 

SB 5009             by Senators Haugen, Hatfield, Poulsen, Sheldon, Holmquist, Rasmussen, Schoesler, Kline and Shin

 

AN ACT Relating to exempting biodiesel fuel used for farm use from sales and use taxation; amending RCW 82.08.865 and 82.12.865; and providing an effective date.

 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Rural Economic Development.

 

SB 5010             by Senators Honeyford and Hewitt

 

AN ACT Relating to creating a state park foster home pass; and amending RCW 79A.05.065.

 

Referred to Committee on Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation.

 

SB 5011             by Senators Kohl-Welles, Parlette, Keiser and Rasmussen

 

AN ACT Relating to removing the expiration date on chapter 302, Laws of 2006; and amending 2006 c 302 s 14 (uncodified).

 

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research & Development.

 

SB 5012             by Senator Pflug

 

AN ACT Relating to distributions to the education legacy trust account; amending RCW 82.24.026, 28A.505.220, and 84.52.068; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.

 

Referred to Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education.

 

SB 5013             by Senators Schoesler, Sheldon and Holmquist

 

AN ACT Relating to tuition setting authority; amending RCW 28B.15.067; and creating a new section.

 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education.

 

SB 5014             by Senator Pridemore

 

AN ACT Relating to the process for adopting contribution rates for the actuarial funding of the state retirement systems; amending RCW 41.45.030, 41.45.060, 41.45.0604, 41.45.061, 41.45.0631, and 41.45.110; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5015             by Senators Jacobsen, Poulsen and Shin

 

AN ACT Relating to designating the state ornithologist; adding a new section to chapter 77.12 RCW; and creating a new section.

 

Referred to Committee on Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation.

 

SB 5016             by Senator Jacobsen

 

AN ACT Relating to petitions for guardianship; and amending RCW 11.88.030.

 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

 

SB 5017             by Senators Jacobsen and Shin

 

AN ACT Relating to guardianship fees and costs; and amending RCW 11.88.090 and 11.92.180.

 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

 

SB 5018             by Senators Jacobsen, Kline and Roach

 

AN ACT Relating to guardianship roles; and amending RCW 11.88.010 and 11.88.090.

 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

 

SB 5019             by Senators Jacobsen, McCaslin, Poulsen, Delvin, Kline, Rockefeller and Murray

 

AN ACT Relating to higher education; amending RCW 28B.50.873; adding new sections to chapter 28B.50 RCW; and creating a new section.

 

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research & Development.

 

SB 5020             by Senators Jacobsen, McCaslin, Poulsen, Delvin, Kilmer, Kline, Franklin, Murray and Kohl-Welles

 

AN ACT Relating to higher education; adding new sections to chapter 28B.50 RCW; creating new sections; and declaring an emergency.

 

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research & Development.

 

SB 5021             by Senators Jacobsen, McCaslin, Poulsen, Delvin, Franklin, Rockefeller and Murray

 

AN ACT Relating to faculty salary increments for community and technical colleges; adding new sections to chapter 28B.50 RCW; and creating a new section.

 

Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research & Development.

 

SB 5022             by Senators Jacobsen, Kline and Kohl-Welles

 

AN ACT Relating to authorizing county taxes for the construction, design, repair, or improvement of viaducts and bridges; amending RCW 36.100.040, 36.38.010, and 36.38.040; adding new sections to chapter 82.14 RCW; and providing contingent expiration dates.

 

Referred to Committee on Transportation.

 

SB 5023             by Senators Jacobsen and Shin

 

AN ACT Relating to the fuel tax rate used to determine fuel tax distributions to fund nonhighway expenditures; and amending RCW 46.10.170.


 

Referred to Committee on Transportation.

 

SB 5024             by Senators Jacobsen and Kline

 

AN ACT Relating to increasing fees to fund community traumatic brain injury services; amending RCW 46.20.311 and 46.68.041; reenacting and amending RCW 43.84.092; adding a new section to chapter 46.20 RCW; and creating a new section.

 

Referred to Committee on Health & Long-Term Care.

 

SB 5025             by Senators Jacobsen and Kline

 

AN ACT Relating to administration of American Indian scholarship funds; and amending RCW 28B.108.020 and 28B.108.060.

 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education.

 

SB 5026             by Senators Murray and Sheldon

 

AN ACT Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for recovered wood waste boiler equipment used in steam production; adding a new section to chapter 82.08 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 82.12 RCW; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5027             by Senators Kohl-Welles, Murray, Jacobsen and Kline

 

AN ACT Relating to the excise taxation of zoos; adding a new section to chapter 82.04 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 82.08 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 82.12 RCW; and creating a new section.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5028             by Senators Eide, McAuliffe, Weinstein, Jacobsen, Shin, Kohl-Welles, Pridemore, Kastama, Spanel, Rockefeller, Fairley, Tom, Poulsen, Hatfield, Prentice, Kline, Haugen, Regala, Keiser, Kilmer, Murray, Fraser, Marr, Rasmussen, Franklin and Kauffman

 

AN ACT Relating to school district elections; amending RCW 28A.535.020, 28A.535.050, 84.52.056, 39.36.020, and 28A.530.020; and providing a contingent effective date.

 

Referred to Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education.

 

SB 5029             by Senators Hobbs, Fairley, Roach, Kastama, Swecker, Pridemore, Keiser, Rasmussen and Shin

 

AN ACT Relating to veterans' scoring criteria in examinations; and amending RCW 41.04.010.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations & Elections.

 

SB 5030             by Senators Hobbs, Fairley, Roach, Kastama, Swecker, Pridemore, Sheldon, Keiser, Kilmer, Rasmussen, Shin and Franklin

 

AN ACT Relating to veterans' benefits; amending RCW 41.04.007; and repealing RCW 73.08.060.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations & Elections.

 

SB 5031             by Senators Jacobsen, Murray and Kline

 

AN ACT Relating to the protection of tenants of conversion condominiums; and amending RCW 64.34.440.

 

Referred to Committee on Consumer Protection & Housing.

 

SB 5032             by Senators Pridemore and Zarelli

 

AN ACT Relating to the Vancouver national historic reserve; adding new sections to chapter 27.34 RCW; and creating a new section.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations & Elections.

 

SB 5033             by Senators Prentice, Parlette, Kohl-Welles, Rasmussen, Regala, Fairley, Rockefeller, Kline, Haugen, Weinstein, McAuliffe, Spanel, Kastama, Franklin, Keiser, Shin, Hatfield, Pridemore, Hargrove, Jacobsen, Berkey, Poulsen, Kilmer, Murray, Fraser, Marr, Kauffman and Roach

 

AN ACT Relating to women's suffrage day; amending RCW 1.16.050; and creating a new section.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations & Elections.

 

SB 5034             by Senators Regala, Eide, Swecker, Weinstein, Franklin, Rasmussen, Brandland, Spanel, Jacobsen, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Keiser, Shin, Pridemore, Fraser, Fairley, Rockefeller, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Tom, Murray and Oemig

 

AN ACT Relating to phasing out the use of polybrominated diphenyl ethers; adding a new chapter to Title 70 RCW; and prescribing penalties.

 

Referred to Committee on Water, Energy & Telecommunications.

 

SB 5035             by Senators Hatfield, Schoesler and Rasmussen

 

AN ACT Relating to extending the expiration date for reporting requirements on timber purchases; amending RCW 84.33.088; providing an effective date; providing an expiration date; and declaring an emergency.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5036             by Senators Eide, Weinstein, Brown, Rockefeller, Regala, Fraser, Murray, Berkey, Kauffman, Jacobsen, Keiser, Haugen, Rasmussen, Shin, Tom and Kohl-Welles

 

AN ACT Relating to repealing the application of the sunset act to the intermediate driver's license program; and repealing RCW 43.131.397 and 43.131.398.

 

Referred to Committee on Transportation.

 


SB 5037             by Senators Eide, Weinstein, Murray, Berkey, Regala, Rockefeller, Kauffman, Keiser, Spanel, Jacobsen and Kohl-Welles

 

AN ACT Relating to the use of a wireless communications device while operating a moving motor vehicle; adding a new section to chapter 46.61 RCW; creating a new section; prescribing penalties; and providing an effective date.

 

Referred to Committee on Transportation.

 

SB 5038             by Senators Eide, Shin, Weinstein, Hobbs, Oemig, Marr, Murray, Regala, Rockefeller, Rasmussen, Hatfield, Kilmer, Keiser, Jacobsen, Poulsen, Haugen, McAuliffe and Kohl-Welles

 

AN ACT Relating to auto theft; amending RCW 9A.56.030, 9A.56.040, 9A.56.150, 9A.56.160, 9.94A.734, 13.40.0357, 13.40.038, 13.40.210, and 9A.56.096; reenacting and amending RCW 9.94A.525; adding a new section to chapter 13.40 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 9.94A RCW; adding a new section to chapter 48.22 RCW; adding a new chapter to Title 46 RCW; creating new sections; and prescribing penalties.

 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

 

SB 5039             by Senators Eide, Murray, Marr, Shin, Rockefeller, Weinstein, Rasmussen, Kauffman, Keiser, Jacobsen, Haugen and Kohl-Welles

 

AN ACT Relating to the investment of scholarship endowment funds; amending RCW 28B.108.060 and 28B.116.060; and adding a new section to chapter 28B.76 RCW.

 

Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance.

 

SB 5040             by Senators Eide, Franklin, Fairley, Shin, Rockefeller, Weinstein, Marr, Oemig, Hobbs, Haugen, Kilmer, Murray, Keiser, Rasmussen, Jacobsen, Kauffman and Kohl-Welles

 

AN ACT Relating to the creation of a survivors' endowed scholarship program; amending RCW 28B.76.540; and adding a new chapter to Title 28B RCW.

 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education.

 

SB 5041             by Senator Prentice

 

AN ACT Relating to insurance commissioner regulatory assessment fees; and amending RCW 48.02.190 and 48.46.120.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SB 5042             by Senators Berkey and Shin

 

AN ACT Relating to insurance; amending RCW 48.111.020, 48.12.010, 48.21.200, 48.36A.260, 48.13.120, 48.13.265, 48.13.275, 48.24.070, 48.31.045, 48.31.131, 48.31.155, and 48.43.018; reenacting and amending RCW 48.22.030; adding a new section to chapter 48.11 RCW; repealing RCW 48.12.120, 48.12.130, and 48.14.050; and prescribing penalties.

 

Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance.

 

SB 5043             by Senators Haugen, Jacobsen, Fairley, Keiser, Regala, Hatfield, Berkey, Fraser, Sheldon, Poulsen, Rasmussen and Kohl-Welles

 

AN ACT Relating to dedicating a portion of the state property tax levy to state parks; amending RCW 84.52.043, 84.52.065, and 79A.05.215; and creating a new section.

 

Referred to Committee on Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation.

 

SJR 8200           by Senators Zarelli, Benton, Parlette, Holmquist, Stevens, Swecker, Pflug, Delvin, McCaslin, Brandland, Schoesler, Roach, Hewitt, Honeyford and Carrell

 

Creating a rainy day reserve fund.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SJR 8201           by Senator Franklin

 

Amending the state Constitution to provide for a revenue stabilization fund.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

 

SJR 8202           by Senators Eide, McAuliffe, Weinstein, Jacobsen, Shin, Kohl-Welles, Pridemore, Fairley, Spanel, Rockefeller, Berkey, Rasmussen, Kastama, Keiser, Poulsen, Hatfield, Tom, Prentice, Haugen, Regala, Franklin, Brown, Kilmer, Murray, Fraser, Marr, Kline and Kauffman

 

Amending the Constitution to provide for a simple majority of voters voting to authorize a school levy.

 

Referred to Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education.

 

SJR 8203           by Senators Eide, McAuliffe, Weinstein, Jacobsen, Shin, Kohl-Welles, Pridemore, Kastama, Spanel, Rockefeller, Fairley, Tom, Poulsen, Hatfield, Prentice, Haugen, Regala, Brown, Kilmer, Murray, Fraser, Marr, Rasmussen, Kline, Franklin and Kauffman

 

Amending the Constitution to provide for a simple majority of voters voting to authorize a school district bond measure.

 

Referred to Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education.

 

SJR 8204           by Senators Haugen, Jacobsen, Fairley, Keiser, Regala, Hatfield, Berkey, Fraser, Sheldon, Poulsen, Murray, Rasmussen, Shin and Kohl-Welles

 

Dedicating a portion of the state property tax levy to state parks.

 

Referred to Committee on Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation.

 

SCR 8400          by Senators Brown and Hewitt

 

Adopting joint rules.


 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, all measures listed on the Introduction and First Reading report were referred to the committees as designated with the exception of Senate Bill No. 5007 and Senate Bill No. 5027 which were referred to the Committee on Ways & Means and Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8400 under suspension of the rules was placed on the second reading calendar.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING

 

HCR 4400          by Representatives Kessler, Ericksen, Haler and Wallace

 

Notifying the Governor that the Legislature is organized.

 

HCR 4401          by Representatives Kessler, Ericksen and Wallace

 

Establishing cutoff dates for the 2007 regular session.

 

HCR 4402          by Representatives Kessler, Ericksen, Haler and Wallace

 

Calling joint sessions for various purposes.

 

HCR 4403          by Representatives Kessler, Ericksen, Haler and Wallace

 

Calling a joint session to honor deceased former members.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the rules were suspended and the measures listed on the Supplemental Introduction and First Reading report, were placed on the second reading calendar.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the Senate advanced to the sixth order of business.

 

SECOND READING

 

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4400, by Representatives Kessler, Ericksen, Haler and Wallace

 

      Notifying the Governor that the Legislature is organized.

 

      The measure was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the rules were suspended, House Concurrent Resolution No. 4400 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the final passage of House Concurrent Resolution No. 4400.

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4400 was adopted by voice vote.

 

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

 

      In accordance with House Concurrent Resolution No. 4400 the President appointed Senators Marr and Brandland to join a like committee from the House of Representatives to notify the Governor that the Legislature is ready to transact business.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the appointments were confirmed.

 

SECOND READING

 

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4401, by Representatives Kessler, Ericksen and Wallace

 

      Establishing cutoff dates for the 2007 regular session.

 

      The measure was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the rules were suspended, House Concurrent Resolution No. 4401 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the final passage of House Concurrent Resolution No. 4401.

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4401, was adopted by voice vote.

 

SECOND READING

 

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4402, by Representatives Kessler, Ericksen, Haler and Wallace

 

      Calling joint sessions for various purposes.

 

      The measure was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the rules were suspended, House Concurrent Resolution No. 4402 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the final passage of House Concurrent Resolution No. 4402.

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4402, was adopted by voice vote.

 

SECOND READING

 

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4403, by Representatives Kessler, Ericksen, Haler and Wallace

 

      Calling a joint session to honor deceased former members.

 

      The measure was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the rules were suspended, House Concurrent Resolution No. 4403 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the final passage of House Concurrent Resolution No. 4403.

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4403, was adopted by voice vote.

 

SECOND READING

 


      SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8400, by Senators Brown and Hewitt

 

      Adopting joint rules.

 

      The measure was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the rules were suspended, Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8400 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the final passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8400.

      SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8400, was adopted by voice vote.

 

MOTION

 

On motion of Senator Eide, Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 8400 was immediately transmitted to the House of Representatives.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

 

      The President announced the following 2007 Standing Committee assignments.

 

2007 PROPOSED SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

 

      Agriculture & Rural Economic Development – Senators Rasmussen, Hatfield, Jacobsen, Shin, Morton and Schoesler

 

      Consumer Protection & Housing – Senators Weinstein, Kauffman, Haugen, Jacobsen, Kilmer, Tom Delvin, Honeyford and McCaslin

 

      Early Learning & K-12 Education – Senators McAuliffe, Tom , Eide, Hobbs, Kauffman, Oemig, Rasmussen, Weinstein, Brandland, Clements, Hewitt, Holmquiest and Zarelli

 

      Economic Development, Trade & Management – Senators Kastama, Kilmer, Kauffman, Shin, Clements and Zarelli

 

      Financial Institutions & Insurance – Senators Berkey, Hobbs, Franklin, Prentice, Hatfield, Benton, Parlette and Schoesler

 

      Government Operations & Elections – Senators Fairley, Oemig, Kline, Pridemore, Benton, Roach and Swecker

 

      Health & Long-Term Care – Senators Keiser, Franklin, Fairley, Kastama, Kohl-Welles, Marr, Carrell, Parlette and Pflug

 

      Higher Education – Senators Shin, Kilmer, Berkey, Sheldon, Delvin and Schoesler

 

      Human Services & Corrections – Senators Hargrove, Regala, Marr, McAuliffe, Brandland, Carrell and Stevens

 

      Judiciary – Senators Kline, Tom, Hargrove, Murray, Weinstein, Carrell, McCaslin and Roach

 

      Labor, Commerce, Research & Development – Senators Kohl-Welles, Keiser, Franklin, Murray, Prentice, Clements and Holmquist

 

      Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation – Senators Jacobsen, Rockefeller, Fraser, Hargrove, Poulsen, Spanel, Morton, Stevens and Swecker

 

      Rules – Senators Franklin, Brown, Eide, Fraser, Haugen Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Murray, Poulsen, Regala, Spanel, Hewitt, Parlette, Pflug, Schoesler, Stevens and Zarelli

 

      Transportation – Senators Haugen, Marr, Murray, Berkey, Eide, Jacobsen, Kastama, Kauffman, Kilmer, Sheldon, Spanel, Benton, Clements, Delvin, Holmquist, Pflug and Swecker

 

      Water, Energy & Telecommunications – Senators Poulsen, Rockefeller, Fraser, Marr, Oemig, Pridemore, Regala, Delvin, Holmquist, Honeyford and Morton

 

      Ways & Means – Senators Prentice, Fraser, Pridemore, Fairley, Hatfield, Hobbs, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, Oemig, Rasmussen, Regala, Rockefeller, Tom, Brandland, Carrell, Hewitt, Honeyford, Parlette, Roach, Schoesler, and Zarelli

 

MOTION

 

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the appointments were confirmed.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the Senate reverted to the third order of business.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

 

The Honorable Brad Owen

President of the Senate

Legislature of the State of Washington

Olympia, Washington 98504

 

MR. PRESIDENT OWEN:

We respectfully transmit for your consideration the following bills which were partially vetoed by the Governor, together with the official veto message setting forth her objections to the sections or items of the bills, as required by Article III, section 12, of the Washington State Constitution:

 

                    Substitute Senate Bill No. 6234

                    Substitute Senate Bill No. 6241

                    Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6384

                    Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6386

                    Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6428

                    Substitute Senate Bill No. 6555

 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the state of Washington, this 8th day of March, 2006.

SAM REED, Secretary of State

(Seal)

 

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNORMESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR

 

March 29, 2006

 

To the Honorable President and Members,

The Senate of the State of Washington

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

      I am returning, without my approval, Senate Bill No. 6411 entitled:

 

“AN ACT Relating to collective bargaining agreements.”

 

      This bill allows bargaining a contract of up to six years for public employees who are covered by the Public Employees’ Collective Bargaining Act (PECBA). The intent of the legislation is to provide stability and lower costs for smaller local governmental entities. However, current law restricts contracts under PECBA to a three-year duration.

      PECBA covers mainly city, county and local government employees. It also includes several state employee groups, including state troopers, the University of Washington Print Shop, and several other higher education classified units. At least one of the state employee groups covered by the PECBA has binding interest arbitration-state troopers. In addition, home health care workers, and family childcare providers, who are also covered by PECBA, have binding interest arbitration. This dispute resolution mechanism could lead to settlements that violate the principle that the state cannot obligate future legislatures beyond the current biennium.

      If an imposed settlement violated this principle, court challenges could ensue. While I understand that current law allows for contracts to exceed the two-year budget cycle, this was not an issue of concern for the state until last year when changes in the state troopers’ bargaining law allowed for bargaining over wages and benefits. In the last several years, the addition of collective bargaining rights for home care workers and family child care workers also increases the likelihood of legal challenges over contract duration.

      If legislation were introduced in the next session with provisions to address the above concerns regarding state employee groups, I would certainly look much more favorably on the bill.

      For these reasons, I have vetoed Senate Bill No. 6411 in its entirety.

 

Respectfully submitted,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

 

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNORMESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR

 

March 29, 2006

 

To the Honorable President and Members,

The Senate of the State of Washington

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

      I am returning, without my approval, Substitute Senate Bill No. 6781 entitled:

 

“AN ACT Relating to environmental remediation.”

 

      This bill would provide sales and business tax incentives for environmental remediation actions.

      Cleaning up historic contamination is usually a key step in the redevelopment of our urban lands. However, past tax incentives for environmental remediation did not measurably increase the number of cleanup actions. And for cleanup actions conducted by state agencies and local governments, this bill would inappropriately shift the cost burden from the dedicated toxics cleanup accounts to the state general fund.

      For these reasons, I have vetoed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6781 in its entirety.

 

Respectfully submitted,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

 

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNORMESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR

 

March 29, 2006

 

To the Honorable President and Members,

The Senate of the State of Washington

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

      I am returning, without my approval, Substitute Senate Bill No. 6369 entitled:

 

“AN ACT Relating to excise tax exemptions for water services provided by small water systems.”

 

      This Substitute Senate Bill No. 6369 exempts water-sewer, irrigation, and public utility districts that provide water services to small customer bases from the public utility tax and business and occupation tax as long as at least 90 percent of the value of the tax exemptions would be used to repair, equip, upgrade, or maintain the system.

      This bill provides inadequate accountability to the state’s taxpayers. The tax exemptions are not limited by sunsets. Only one study of the effectiveness of the tax exemptions, due in 2010, will be made. After that, the tax exemptions will continue on in perpetuity without scrutiny.

      In addition, the legislation’s self-stated goal, of providing assistance to small public water systems that are in most need, would be more efficiently met through a grant program. Through a grant program, pressing needs can be met first and all needs can actually be assessed. A grant program could also help those small water systems that are already exempt from the state’s business and occupation tax and public utility tax as well. As Governor, I think part of my duty is to meet the needs in the most efficient way possible.

      For these reasons, I have vetoed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6369 in its entirety.

 

Respectfully submitted,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

 

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNORMESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR

 

March 29, 2006

 

To the Honorable President and Members,

The Senate of the State of Washington

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

      I am returning, without my approval, Senate Bill No. 6412 entitled:

 

“AN ACT Relating to superior court judges.”

 

      The substance of this bill was already accomplished through House Bill No. 2344, which I signed into law on March 9, 2006. Therefore, I am vetoing Senate Bill No. 6412 in its entirety.

 

Respectfully submitted,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

 

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNORMESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR

 

March 31, 2006

 

To the Honorable President and Members,

The Senate of the State of Washington

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

      I am returning herewith, without my approval, Substitute Senate Bill No. 6330 entitled:

 

“AN ACT Relating to the establishment of the Washington trade corps fellowship program.”


 

      This bill is being vetoed for two reasons. First, given the limited resources and high demands of our international trade office, this program would not be a priority. I commend the Legislature for adding resources to trade and to trade offices. However, the specific purpose proposed in this bill is not the most effective approach. Second, the budget for this project is exceptionally large given the task that is proposed. These are funds that simply should not be allocated for studying funding opportunities.

      For these reasons, I have vetoed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6330 in its entirety.

 

Respectfully submitted,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, the partial vetoes and vetoes were held at the desk.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE

 

To the Honorable

President of the Senate

The Legislature of the State of Washington

Olympia, Washington

 

      I, Sam Reed, Secretary of State of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that according to the provisions of RCW 29A.60.260, I have canvassed the returns of the 2,107,370 votes cast by the 3,264,511 registered voters of the state for and against the initiatives and resolution which were submitted to the vote of the people at the state general election held on the 7th day of November, 2006, as received from the County Auditors.

 

INITIATIVE MEASURE NO. 920

 

      “Initiative Measure No. 920 concerns estate tax. This measure would repeal Washington’s state laws imposing tax, currently dedicated for the education legacy trust fund, on transfers of estates of persons dying on or after the effective date of this measure.”

 

                           Yes                                                    778,047

                           No                                                      1,258,110

 

INITIATIVE MEASURE NO. 933

 

      “Iniative Measure No. 933 concerns government regulation of private property. This measure would require compensation when government regulation damages the use of value of private property, would forbid regulations that prohibit existing legal uses of private property, and would provide exceptions or payments.”

 

                           Yes                                                    839,992

                           No                                                      1,199,679

 

INITIATIVE MEASURE NO. 937

 

      “Initiative Measure No. 937 concerns energy resource use by certain electric utilities. This measure would require certain electric utilities with 25,000 or more customers to meet certain targets for energy conservation and use of renewable energy resources, as defined, including energy credits, or pay penalties.”

 

                           Yes                                                    1,042,679

                           No                                                      972,747

 

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 4223

 

      “The Legislature has proposed a constitutional amendment on increasing an exemption from the personal property tax. This amendment would authorize the Legislature to increase the personal property tax exemption for taxable personal property owned by each “head of a family” from three thousand ($3,000) to fifteen thousand ($15,000) dollars.”

 

                           Approved                                           1,581,373

                           Rejected                                             399,684

 

      I further certify that, according to the provisions of RCW 42.07.030, I have canvassed the returns of the votes cast at the state general election held on the 7th day of November, 2006, for all federal, legislative and joint judicial offices, and that the votes cast for candidates for these offices are as follows:

 

U. S. SENATOR

 

      Maria Cantwell                       Democrat                1,184,659

      Mike McGavick                     Republican             832,106

      Bruce Guthrie                         Libertarian              29,331

      Robin Adair                            Independent            16,384

      Aaron Dixon                           Green                      21,254

 

U. S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #1

 

      Jay Inslee                                Democrat                163,832

      Larry W. Ishmael                   Republican             78,105

 

U. S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #2

 

      Rick Larsen                            Democrat                157,064

      Doug Roulstone                      Republican             87,730

 

U. S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #3

 

      Brian Baird                             Democrat                147,065

      Michael Messmore                 Republican             85,915

 

U. S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #4

 

      Richard Wright                       Democrat                77,054

      Doc Hastings                          Republican             115,246

 

U. S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #5

 

      Peter J Goldmark                    Democrat                104,357

      Cathy McMorris                     Republican             134,967

 

U. S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #6

 

      Norm Dicks                            Democrat                158,202

      Doug Cloud                            Republican             65,883

 

U. S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #7

 

      Jim McDermott                      Democrat                195,462

      Steve Beren                            Republican             38,715

      Linnea S. Noreen                    Independent            11,956

 

U. S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #8

 

      Darcy Burner                          Democrat                122,021

      Dave Reichert                         Republican             129,362

 

U. S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT # 9

 

      Adam Smith                           Democrat                119,038

      Steven C. Cofchin                  Republican             62,082

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #1 POSITION #1


 

      Al O’Brien                             Democrat                32,274

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #1 POSITION #2

 

      Mark Ericks                            Democrat                25,739

      Mark Davies                           Republican             15,843

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #2 POSITION #1

 

      Jean Marie Christenson          Democrat                16,997

      Jim McCune                           Republican             22,107

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #2 POSITION #2

 

      Jeff Stephan                            Democrat                15,734

      Tom Campbell                        Republican             23,221

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #3 POSITION #1

 

      Alex Wood                             Democrat                19,801

      Laura D. Carder                      Republican             9,618

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #3 POSITION #2

 

      Timm Ormsby                        Democrat                23,682

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #4 POSITION #1

 

      Larry Crouse                           Republican             36,391

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #4 POSITION #2

 

      Ed Foote                                 Democrat                15,940

      Lynn Schindler                       Republican             29,661,

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #5 POSITION #1

 

Jay Rodne                               Republican             33,732

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #5 POSITION #2

 

      Glenn Anderson                     Republican             32,998

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #6

 

      Chris Marr                              Democrat                29,794

      Brad Benson                           Republican             24,852

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #6 POSITION #1

 

      Don A. Barlow                       Democrat                26,228

      John W. Serben                      Republican             25,968

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #6 POSITION #2

 

      Barbara Lampert                     Democrat                20,504

      John E. Ahern                         Republican             31,405

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #7

 

      Chris Zaferes                          Democrat                14,439

      Bob Morton                            Republican             31,243

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #7 POSITION #1

 

      Jack Miller                              Democrat                16,762

      Bob Sump                               Republican             28,702

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #7 POSITION #2

 

      Joel Kretz                               Republican             34,543

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #8

 

      Jerome Delvin                        Republican             32,963

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #8 POSITION #1

 

      Shirley Hankins                      Republican             32,475

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #8 POSITION #2

 

      Larry Haler                             Republican             32,303

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #9 POSITION #1

 

      Caitlin Ross                            Democrat                14,736

      Steve Hailey                           Republican             23,485

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #9 POSITION #2

 

      David W. Buri                        Republican             29,239

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #10 POSITION #1

 

      Chris Strow                            Republican             33,971

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #10 POSITION #2

 

      Tim Knue                               Democrat                23,982

      Barbara Bailey                        Republican             25,479

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #11 POSITION #1

 

      Zach Hudgins                         Democrat                19,409

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #11 POSITION #2

 

      Bob Hasegawa                        Democrat                18,589

      John Potter                              Republican             7,123

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #12 POSITION #1

 

      Cary Condotta                        Republican             29,456

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #12 POSITION #2

 

      Mike Armstrong                     Republican             30,082

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #13

 

      Lisa Bowen                            Democrat                11,911

      Janea Holmquist                     Republican             24,391

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #13 POSITION #1

 

      Judith Warnick                       Republican             27,731

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #13 POSITION #2

 

      Bill Hinkle                              Republican             27,490

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #14 POSITION #1

 

      Don Hinman                           Democrat                11,082

      Mary Skinner                          Republican             21,771

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #14 POSITION #2

 

      Ron Bonlender                       Democrat                13,052

      Earl Johnson                           Republican             17,940

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #15

 

      Tomas A. Villanueva              Democrat                10,782


      Jim Honeyford                        Republican             17,944

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #15 POSITION #1

 

      Glen Howard Pinkham           Democrat                10,781

      Bruce Chandler                       Republican             17,517

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #15 POSITION #2

 

      William J. Yallup                   Democrat                10,226

      Dan Newhouse                       Republican             18,197

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #16 POSITION #1

 

      George Fearing                       Democrat                12,445

      Maureen Walsh                      Republican             23,958

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #16 POSITION #2

 

      Bill Grant                                Democrat                22,192

      Kevin Young                          Republican             14,682

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #17 POSITION #1

 

      Pat Campbell                          Democrat                18,173

      Jim Dunn                                Republican             18,503

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #17 POSITION #2

 

      Deb Wallace                           Democrat                21,361

      Paul Harris                              Republican             15,674

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #18 POSITION #1

 

      Johnathan Fant                       Democrat                19,632

      Richard Curtis                        Republican             28,398

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #18 POSITION #2

 

      Julie McCord                          Democrat                20,799

      Ed Orcutt                                Republican             27,851

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #19 POSITION #1

 

      Dean A. Takko                       Democrat                25,197

      Tim Sutinen                            Republican             14,086

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #19 POSITION #2

 

      Brian E. Blake                        Democrat                26,503

      Keath Huff                              Republican             12,387

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #20 POSITION #1

 

      Mike Rechner                         Democrat                19,098

      Richard DeBolt                       Republican             26,508

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #20 POSITION #2

 

      Gary C. Alexander                 Republican             34,409

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #21

 

      Paull H. Shin                          Democrat                30,132

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #21 POSITION #1

 

      Mary Helen Roberts               Democrat                28,635

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #21 POSITION #2

 

      Brian Sullivan                         Democrat                28,947

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #22 POSITION #1

 

      Brendan W. Williams             Democrat                34,907

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #22 POSITION #2

 

      Sam Hunt                                Democrat                34,103

      Kevin Bonagofski                   Republican             12,351

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #23 POSITION #1

 

      Sherry Appleton                     Democrat                31,561

      Charles R. Ross                      Republican             19,791

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #23 POSITION #2

 

      Christine Rolfes                      Democrat                26,980

      Beverly Woods                       Republican             22,597

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #24 POSITION #1

 

      Kevin Van De Wege              Democrat                29,853

      Jim Buck                                Republican             26,766

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #24 POSITION #2

 

      Lynn Kessler                          Democrat                42,752

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #25 POSITION #1

 

      Jonathan E. Bristol                 Democrat                15,879

      Joyce McDonald                     Republican             22,923

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #25 POSITION #2

 

      Dawn Morrell                         Democrat                23,223

      Wally Nash                             Republican             15,552

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #26

 

      Derek Kilmer                          Democrat                28,341

      Jim Hines                                Republican             18,924

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #26 POSITION #1

 

      Patricia Lantz                         Democrat                26,617

      Beckie Krantz                         Republican             20,330

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #26 POSITION #2

 

      Larry Seaquist                        Democrat                25,542

      Ron Boehme                           Republican             20,920

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #27 POSITION #1

 

      Dennis Flannigan                   Democrat                23,447

      Stan Barker                             Republican             9,470

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #27 POSITION #2

 

      Jeannie Darneille                    Democrat                23,124

      Bret Edensword                      Republican             9,583

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #28 POSITION #1

 

      Troy Kelley                            Democrat                17,752

      Don Anderson                        Republican             16,613

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #28 POSITION #2

 

      Tami Green                            Democrat                19,096

      Bob Lawrence                        Republican             15,459

 


STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #29

 

      Rosa Franklin                         Democrat                17,496

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #29 POSITION #1

 

      Steve Conway                        Democrat                17,192

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #29 POSITION #2

 

      Steve Kirby                            Democrat                17,096

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #30

 

      Tracey J. Eide                         Democrat                18,366

      Renee Maher                          Republican             12,499

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #30 POSITION #1

 

      Mark Miloscia                        Democrat                20,080

      Anthony Kalchik                    Republican             10,358

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #30 POSITION #2

 

      Helen Stanwell                       Democrat                12,646

      Skip Priest                              Republican             17,808

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #31

 

      Yvonne Ward                         Democrat                18,771

      Pam Roach                             Republican             21,315

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #31 POSITION #1

 

      Karen Willard                         Democrat                18,261

      Dan Roach                              Republican             21,465

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #31 POSITION #2

 

      Christopher Hurst                   Democrat                20,867

      Jan Shabro                              Republican             18,671

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #32

 

      Darlene Fairley                       Democrat                31,850

      David Baker                           Republican             15,320

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #32 POSITION #1

 

      Maralyn Chase                       Democrat                33,087

      Norine Federow                      Republican             12,669

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #32 POSITION #2

 

      Ruth Kagi                               Democrat                32,281

      Steve Gibbs                            Republican             14,418

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #33

 

      Karen Keiser                          Democrat                18,083

      Karen Steele                           Republican             10,898

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #33 POSITION #1

 

      Shay Schual-Berke                 Democrat                19,212

      Mike Cook                              Republican             9,507

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #33 POSITION #2

 

      Dave Upthegrove                   Democrat                21,005

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #34

 

      Erik Poulsen                           Democrat                35,713

      Paul Byrne                              Republican             9,026

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #34 POSITION #1

 

      Eileen L. Cody                       Democrat                34,078

      James K. Nickerson                Republican             9,667

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #34 POSITION #2

 

      Joe McDermott                       Democrat                35,476

      Savun Neang                          Republican             8,710

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #35

 

      Tim Sheldon                           Democrat                32,963

      Mark E. Shattuck                    Republican             12,622

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #35 POSITION #1

 

      Kathy Haigh                           Democrat                28,724

      Marco Brown                         Republican             18,022

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #35 POSITION #2

 

      William ‘IKE’ Eickmeyer     Democrat                28,301

      Randy Neatherlin                   Republican             18,663

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #36

 

      Jeanne Kohl-Welles                Democrat                41,792

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #36 POSITION #1

 

      Helen Sommers                      Democrat                41,311

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #36 POSITION #2

 

      Mary Lou Dickerson              Democrat                41,212

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #37

 

      Adam Kline                            Democrat                28,417

      Brian Thomas                         Republican             4,433

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #37 POSITION #1

 

      Sharon Tomiko Santos           Democrat                27,541

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #37 POSITION #2

 

      Eric Pettigrew                         Democrat                28,847

      Kwame Wyking Garrett         Republican             3,333

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #38

 

      Jean Berkey                            Democrat                23,648

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #38 POSITION #1

 

      John McCoy                           Democrat                16,963

      Kim Halvorson                       Republican             13,858

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #38 POSITION #2

 

      Mike Sells                              Democrat                23,425

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #39 POSITION #1

 

      Scott Olson                             Democrat                19,036

      Dan Kristiansen                      Republican             22,444

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #39 POSITION #2


 

      Kirk Pearson                           Republican             30,912

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #40 POSITION #1

 

      Dave Quall                             Democrat                36,953

      Yoshe Revelle                        Republican             11,272

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #40 POSITION #2

 

      Jeff Morris                              Democrat                37,962

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #41 POSITION #1

 

      Dale Murphy                          Democrat                23,323

      Fred Jarrett                             Republican             26,600

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #41 POSITION #2

 

      Judy Clibborn                         Democrat                32,250

      Erik Fretheim                         Republican             17,573

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #42

 

      Jesse Salomon                        Democrat                22,684

      Dale E. Brandland                  Republican             25,836

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #42 POSITION #1

 

      Jasper MacSlarrow                 Democrat                21,798

      Doug Ericksen                        Republican             26,676

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #42 POSITION #2

 

      Kelli Linville                          Democrat                31,583

      Craig Mayberry                      Republican             15,282

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #43

 

      Ed Murray                              Democrat                42,296

      Loren Nelson                          Republican             4,876

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #43 POSITION #1

 

      Jamie Pedersen                       Democrat                37,747

      Hugh Foskett                          Republican             6,104

      Linde Knighton                      Progressive             2,081

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #43 POSITION #2

 

      Frank Chopp                           Democrat                41,700

      Will “Chopper” Sohn             Republican             4,260

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #44

 

      Steve Hobbs                           Democrat                23,582

      Dave Schmidt                         Republican             21,518

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #44 POSITION #1

 

      Hans Dunshee                        Democrat                25,380

      Mike Hope                              Republican             20,262

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #44 POSITION #2

 

      John Lovick                            Democrat                26,703

      Robert Legg                            Republican             18,549

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #45

 

      Eric Oemig                             Democrat                25,027

      Toby Nixon                            Republican             22,247

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #45 POSITION #1

 

      Roger E. Goodman                 Democrat                24,742

      Jeffrey Possinger                    Republican             21,316

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #45 POSITION #2

 

      Larry Springer                        Democrat                27,596

      Tim Lee                                  Republican             19,173

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #46

 

      Ken G. Jacobsen                     Democrat                41,948

      Brian Tavis                             Republican             7,839

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #46 POSITION #1

 

      Jim McIntire                           Democrat                41,042

      September S. Secrist              Republican             8,003

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #46 POSITION #2

 

      Phyllis G. Kenney                  Democrat                40,344

      Keith Nils Ljunghammar        Republican             8,179

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #47

 

      Claudia Kauffman                  Democrat                19,501

      Mike Riley                              Republican             17,868

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #47 POSITION #1

 

      Geoff Simpson                       Democrat                22,210

      Donna Watts                           Republican             15,016

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #47 POSITION #2

 

      Pat Sullivan                            Democrat                21,846

      Andrew Franz                         Republican             15,193

 

STATE SENATOR DISTRICT #48

 

      Rodney Tom                           Democrat                21,868

      Luke Esser                              Republican             19,112

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #48 POSITION #1

 

      Ross Hunter                            Democrat                26,877

      Nancy Potts                            Republican             13,039

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #48 POSITION #2

 

      Deborah H. Eddy                    Democrat                23,015

      Bret Olson                              Republican             16,913

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #49 POSITION #1

 

      Bill Fromhold                         Democrat                21,735

      Nancy De Leo                        Republican             11,867

 

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT #49 POSITION #2

 

      Jim Moeller                            Democrat                20,630

      Sharon Long                           Republican             12,989

 

STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE POSITION #2

 

      Susan Owens                          Nonpartisan            1,058,020

      Stephen Johnson                     Nonpartisan            710,144

 

STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE POSITION #8

 

      Gerry L. Alexander                Nonpartisan            1,356,969


 

STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE POSITION #9

 

      Tom Chambers                       Nonpartisan            1,351,858

 

COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION I DISTRICT #1 POSITION #4

 

      Ronald E. Cox                        Nonpartisan            355,355

 

COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION I DISTRICT #1 POSITION #7

 

      Marlin J Applewick                Nonpartisan            351,438

 

COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION I DISTRICT #3 POSITION #1

 

      Mary Kay Becker                   Nonpartisan            97,658

 

COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION II DISTRICT #1 POSITION #3

 

      Christine Quinn-Brintnall       Nonpartisan            149,408

 

COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION II DISTRICT #2 POSITION #2

 

      David H. Armstrong               Nonpartisan            169,450

 

COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION II DISTRICT #3 POSITION #1

 

      Joel Penoyar                           Nonpartisan            124,643

 

COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION III DISTRICT #1 POSITION #1

 

      John A. Schultheis                  Nonpartisan            133,702

 

COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION III DISTRICT #3 POSITION #2

 

      Teresa C. Kulik                      Nonpartisan            74,468

 

SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE POSITION #8

 

      Anne Hirsch                           Nonpartisan            43,539

      Jim Powers                             Nonpartisan            29,308

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and affixed the official seal of the state of Washington, this 6th day of December, 2006.

 

SAM REED, Secretary of State

Seal

 

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR

GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

LAURA ANDERSON, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending January 4, 2011, as Member of the Personnel Resources Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

SONIA AREVALO-HAYES, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2008, as Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham).

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

September 30, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

TONI M. ASPIN, appointed October 1, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2010, as Member, Board of Trustees, Peninsula Community College District No. 1.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

January 31, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

BERNAL BACA, appointed January 30, 2006, for the term ending January 30, 2009, as Member of the State Board of Education.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

January 27, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

YVONNE BIANCHI, appointed October 1, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2010, as Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #25 (Bellingham).

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

September 30, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

PEGGY BIERBAUM, reappointed August 25, 2005, for the term ending June 30, 2011, as Member of the Gambling Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

REBECCA BOWERS, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending May 31, 2008, as Member of the Professional Educator Standards Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

January 31, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

AMY BRAGDON, appointed January 30, 2006, for the term ending January 30, 2009, as Member of the State Board of Education.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

March 29, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

BILL BRUMSICKLE, appointed March 30, 2005, for the term ending December 31, 2008, as Member of the Public Disclosure Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

September 17, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

ETHELAD BURKE, appointed August 3, 2005, for the term ending June 30, 2008, as Member of the Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

March 14, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

REUVEN CARLYLE, appointed April 5, 2005, for the term ending April 3, 2009, as Member of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

August 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

GARY COHN, appointed July 25, 2005, for the term ending June 30, 2009, as Member of the Professional Educator Standards Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

DENISE COLLEY, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending July 1, 2009, as Member, Board of Trustees, State School for the Blind.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

March 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

RITA CREIGHTON, appointed March 10, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2008, as Member, Board of Trustees, Highline Community College District No. 9.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

June 3, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

JAMES CUNNINGHAM, appointed May 26, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2007, as Member, Board of Trustees, Bellingham Technical College District No. 25.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

March 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

EDWARD DELMORE, reappointed March 10, 2005, for the term ending August 2, 2007, as Member of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

June 22, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.


CALHOUN DICKINSON, reappointed June 6, 2005, for the term ending June 17, 2011, as Member of the Industrial Insurance Appeals Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

ROGER ERSKINE, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending May 31, 2008, as Member of the Professional Educator Standards Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

January 1, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

SHEILA L. FOX, appointed January 30, 2006, for the term ending January 30, 2010, as Member of the State Board of Education.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

January 10, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

PAUL P. GEORGE, appointed January 9, 2006, for the term ending January 17, 2007, as Member of the Horse Racing Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 20, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

BILL GRINSTEIN, reappointed July 1, 2005, for the term ending June 30, 2009, as Member of the Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

November 14, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

JUDY GUENTHER, reappointed October 1, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2010, as Member, Board of Trustees, Centralia Community College District No. 12.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

ALFRED HALLOWELL, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending January 17, 2011, as Member of the Horse Racing Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

July 21, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

WILLIAM HANSON, appointed June 6, 2005, for the term ending August 2, 2010, as Member of the Lottery Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

October 24, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

RUSSELL D. HAUGE, reappointed October 24, 2005, for the term ending August 2, 2008, as Member of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

March 16, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

CHRIS HEDRICK, appointed March 16, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2007, as Member, Board of Trustees, The Evergreen State College.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

ARLISTA D. HOLMAN, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2009, as Member, Board of Trustees, Green River Community College District No. 10.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 


November 8, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

RONALD KESSLER, appointed October 24, 2005, for the term ending August 2, 2008, as Member of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

November 8, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

KRISTINE A. KLAVEANO, appointed October 1, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2010, as Member, Board of Trustees, Walla Walla Community College District No. 20.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

July 1, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

DENNIS KLOIDA, reappointed July 1, 2005, for the term ending June 30, 2009, as Member of the Housing Finance Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

November 30, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

ROBERT LENIGAN, appointed October 20, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2010, as Member, Board of Trustees, Clover Park Technical College District No. 29.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

January 1, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

ERIC LIU, appointed January 20, 2006, for the term ending January 30, 2007, as Member of the State Board of Education.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

ASBURY LOCKETT, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending June 30, 2007, as Member of the Work Force Training and Education Coordinating Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

March 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

DEAN S. LUM, reappointed March 10, 2005, for the term ending August 2, 2007, as Member of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

MIKE D. MARAVE, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending October 1, 2008, as Member of the Small Business Export Finance Assistance Center Board of Directors.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

January 31, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

KRISTINA MAYER, appointed January 30, 2006, for the term ending January 30, 2007, as Member of the State Board of Education.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 6, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

WILLIAM J. MCDOWELL, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2008, as Member, Board of Trustees, Wenatchee Valley Community College District No. 15.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 8, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.


KAREN MILLER, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending at the governor’s pleasure, as a Chair of the Housing Finance Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

October 13, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

STEVE S. MILLER, appointed October 1, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2010, as Member, Board of Trustees, Bellevue Community College District No. 8.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

November 7, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

GEORGE MOHORIC, reappointed October 1, 2003, for the term ending September 30, 2008, as Member, Board of Trustees, Centralia Community College District No. 12.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

DOUGLAS MOONEY, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending September 8, 2009, as Member of the Public Employment Relations Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

GERALD L. MORGEN, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending July 26, 2007, as Member of the Personnel Appeals Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

January 25, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

CAROL MOSER, appointed January 9, 2006, for the term ending June 30, 2011, as Member of the Transportation Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

January 5, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

DON MUKAI, appointed October 7, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2010, as Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #26 (Lake Washington).

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

March 0, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

JAMES L. NAGLE, reappointed March 10, 2005, for the term ending August 2, 2007, as Member of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

JANE NISHITA, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending April 3, 2007, as Member of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

DORA NOBLE, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending May 31, 2008, as Member of the Professional Educator Standards Board.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

November 29, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

JANE NOLAND, appointed December 31, 2005, for the term ending December 31, 2010, as Member of the Public Disclosure Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.


 

January 6, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

LENELL NUSSBAUM, reappointed October 24, 2005, for the term ending August 2, 2008, as Member of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

June 22, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

TIM OTANI, reappointed July 1, 2005, for the term ending June 30, 2009, as Member of the Housing Finance Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

November 14, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

TERESA PAN, reappointed October 1, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2010, as Member, Board of Trustees, Bates Technical College District No. 28.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

SHERRY PERRY, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending July 1, 2008, as Member, Board of Trustees, State School for the Blind.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

ROBERT C. PETERSEN, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending December 31, 2008, as Member of the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

September 21, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

KRIS POMIANEK, reappointed October 1, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2010, as Member, Board of Trustees, Wenatchee Valley Community College District No. 15.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

DOLORITA REANDEAU, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending July 1, 2009, as Member, Board of Trustees, State School for the Deaf.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

January 24, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

BRUCE REID, appointed January 25, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2008, as Member, Board of Trustees, Technical College District #26 (Lake Washington).

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

BARBARA ROFKAR, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending September 30, 2007, as Member, Board of Trustees, Community College District No. 21 (Whatcom Community College).

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

PAUL ROLLINS, JR., reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending October 1, 2008, as Member of the Small Business Export Finance Assistance Center Board of Directors.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

January 31, 2006

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:


I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

MARY JEAN RYAN, appointed January 30, 2006, for the term ending January 30, 2010, as Member of the State Board of Education.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

October 24, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

MARILYN SAYAN, reappointed September 14, 2005, for the term ending September 8, 2011, as a Chair of the Public Employment Relations Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

August 15, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

ROBERT SCARBROUGH, reappointed August 3, 2005, for the term ending August 2, 2011, as Member of the Lottery Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

March 29, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

KENNETH SCHELLBERG, appointed March 30, 2005, for the term ending December 31, 2009, as Member of the Public Disclosure Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

February 10, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

ELIOT SCULL, reappointed February 10, 2005, for the term ending December 31, 2010, as Member of the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Sincerely,

CHRISTINE O. GREGOIRE, Governor

Referred to the Committee on Rules.

 

March 31, 2005

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.