SENATE BILL 6116
State of Washington 55th Legislature 1998 Regular Session
By Senators Fairley, Fraser and Spanel
Read first time 01/12/98. Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Environment.
AN ACT Relating to the Puget Sound council; and amending RCW 90.71.030.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 90.71.030 and 1996 c 138 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:
There is established the Puget Sound council composed of ((
members. Seven members shall be appointed by the governor. In making these
appointments, the governor shall include representation from business, the
environmental community, agriculture, the shellfish industry, counties, cities,
and the tribes. (( One)) Two members shall be (( a))
members of the senate, one from each of the two largest caucuses,
selected by the president of the senate and (( one)) two members
shall be (( a)) members of the house of representatives, one
from each of the two largest caucuses, selected by the speaker of the house
of representatives. The legislative members shall be nonvoting members of the
council. Appointments to the council shall reflect geographical balance and
the diversity of population within the Puget Sound basin. Members shall serve
four-year terms. Of the initial members appointed to the council, two shall
serve for two years, two shall serve for three years, and two shall serve for
four years. Thereafter members shall be appointed to four-year terms.
Vacancies shall be filled by appointment in the same manner as the original
appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term of the position being
vacated. Nonlegislative members shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as
provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060. Legislative members shall be
reimbursed as provided in RCW 44.04.120.
(2) The council shall:
(a) Recommend to the action team projects and activities for inclusion in the biennial work plan;
(b) Recommend to the action team coordination of work plan activities with other relevant activities, including but not limited to, agencies' activities other than those funded through the plan, local plan initiatives, and governmental and nongovernmental watershed restoration and protection activities; and
(c) Recommend to the action team proposed amendments to the Puget Sound management plan.
(3) The chair of the action team shall convene the council at least four times per year and shall jointly convene the council and the action team at least two times per year.
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