SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1325





                        57th Legislature

                2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House April 21, 2001

  Yeas 88   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 20, 2001

  Yeas 44   Nays 0



We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1325  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk




                          Chief Clerk

President of the Senate




Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.              




Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                    SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1325



                     AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By House Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Representatives D. Schmidt, Conway, Haigh, Bush, Talcott, Romero, Mielke, Anderson, Rockefeller, Campbell and Wood; by request of Joint Select Committee on Veterans' and Military Affairs)


Read first time 02/26/2001.  Referred to Committee on .

Creating a joint committee on veterans' and military affairs. 

    AN ACT Relating to the joint committee on veterans' and military affairs; adding a new section to chapter 73.04 RCW; creating a new section; and providing an expiration date.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 73.04 RCW to read as follows:

    (1) There is hereby created a joint committee on veterans' and military affairs.  The committee shall consist of:  (a) Eight members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate, four of whom shall be members of the majority party and four of whom shall be members of the minority party; and (b) eight members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker, four of whom shall be members of the majority party and four of whom shall be members of the minority party.  Members of the committee shall be appointed before the close of the 2001 legislative session, and before the close of each regular session during an odd-numbered year thereafter.

    (2) Each member's term of office shall run from the close of the session in which he or she was appointed until the close of the next regular session held in an odd-numbered year.  If a successor is not appointed during a session, the member's term shall continue until the member is reappointed or a successor is appointed.  The term of office for a committee member who does not continue as a member of the senate or house of representatives shall cease upon the convening of the next session of the legislature during an odd-numbered year after the member's appointment, or upon the member's resignation, whichever is earlier.  Vacancies on the committee shall be filled by appointment in the same manner as described in subsection (1) of this section.  All such vacancies shall be filled from the same political party and from the same house as the member whose seat was vacated.

    (3) The committee shall establish an executive committee of four members representing the majority and minority caucuses of each house.  The executive committee is responsible for performing all general administrative and personnel duties assigned to it in the rules and procedures adopted by the joint committee, as well as other duties delegated to it by the joint committee.

    (4) The joint committee on veterans' and military affairs has the following powers and duties:

    (a) To study veterans' issues, active military forces issues, and national guard and reserve component issues, and make recommendations to the legislature; and

    (b) To study structure and administration of the department of veterans affairs and the military department, and make recommendations to the legislature.

    (5) The joint committee shall adopt rules and procedures for its orderly operation.  The joint committee may create subcommittees to perform duties under this section.

    (6) This section expires December 31, 2005.


    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  The joint committee on veterans' and military affairs shall study recommending legislation for the upcoming legislative session that requires the display of the national league of families' POW/MIA flag along with the flag of the United States and the flag of the state upon or near the principal building of the public entity on various holidays.


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