SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 8420
State of Washington 55th Legislature 1997 1st Special Session
By Senators McDonald, Snyder, Sellar and Loveland
Read first time 9/17/97.
WHEREAS, It is of paramount importance to the citizens of the State of Washington that the legislature deal with the issue of the authority of police officers to conduct criminal background checks in certain situations; and
WHEREAS, It is important that the legislature conduct the business of the 1997 First Special Session in an orderly and expeditious manner;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Senate of the State of Washington, the House of Representatives concurring, That the subject matter to be considered during this 1997 First Special Session of the Fifty-Fifth Legislature be limited to legislation to address the recent Washington State Supreme Court opinion in State v. Rife relative to the authority of police officers to conduct criminal background checks; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, By the Senate, the House concurring, That during the 1997 First Special Session a bill which addresses the authority of police officers to conduct criminal background checks may be jointly sponsored by a member or members of the House of Representatives and a member or members of the Senate and that the course of Senate Bills and House Bills that are jointly sponsored is governed by the Permanent Rules of the Senate or the House of Representatives, as the case may be, and any concurrent resolution adopting procedures for the course of bills; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That before a jointly sponsored bill may be dropped into the hopper during this 1997 First Special Session, it must be available to the Secretary of the Senate, in the case of a House bill, and the Chief Clerk, in the case of a Senate bill, for members to sign as cosponsors, and before producing a jointly sponsored bill the Office of the Code Reviser must have received a written request signed by either the Secretary of Senate or the Chief Clerk of the House, and the leader of the caucus whose member is the first sponsor of the bill; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the legislature shall adjourn Sine Die September 17, 1997.
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