By Senators Rinehart, Gaspard, Bauer, Williams, Owen, Snyder, Skratek, Pelz, Murray, McMullen, Talmadge, Conner, Rasmussen, L. Kreidler, Stratton, Vognild, Moore and von Reichbauer


     WHEREAS, Consumer education is essential to the healthy functioning of a free-market economy and to the development of safe and reliable products and services; and

     WHEREAS, Herb Weisbaum has dedicated ten years of service to generating wide public awareness of consumer issues in Washington State through his thorough research and his great wit and humor; and

     WHEREAS, This journalist's investigative reports have resulted in three major consumer laws being enacted by the Washington State Legislature, namely the Auto Equity Brokers Law, the Gasoline Quality Law, and the strongest Lemon Law for new car buyers in the nation; and

     WHEREAS, Mr. Weisbaum's "Firebusters" news series has become the largest fire education program in Washington State, with more than 500,000 children participating; and

     WHEREAS, This reporter's "Toy Test" series, frequently broadcast on CBS This Morning, has protected thousands of children from unsafe or faulty toys; and

     WHEREAS, Herb Weisbaum has been honored with numerous awards including four regional Emmys, two UPI Northwest Regional Awards, and two silver medallions from the International Film and TV Festival of New York; and

     WHEREAS, Mr. Weisbaum's dedication to his community is further demonstrated by his service to the Humane Society, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Variety Club;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognizes and commends the contributions of Mr. Herb Weisbaum to protecting and enhancing the rights of all consumers in the State of Washington, and joins in wishing him continued success in bringing important consumer issues to the attention of

legislators and citizens throughout the state; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Mr. Herb Weisbaum.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8624,

adopted by the Senate March 6, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate