HOUSE BILL 2318





                        57th Legislature

                      2002 Regular Session


Passed by the House February 12, 2002

  Yeas 97   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives







Passed by the Senate March 5, 2002

  Yeas 48   Nays 0



I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 2318  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk






President of the Senate




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Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                          HOUSE BILL 2318



             Passed Legislature - 2002 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2002 Regular Session


By Representatives Cody, Campbell, Kenney and Edwards; by request of Insurance Commissioner


Read first time 01/14/2002.  Referred to Committee on Health Care.

Allowing a designee to represent the insurance commissioner on the health care facilities authority.

    AN ACT Relating to the insurance commissioner's participation on the Washington health care facilities authority; and amending RCW 70.37.030.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 70.37.030 and 1989 1st ex.s. c 9 s 261 are each amended to read as follows:

    There is hereby established a public body corporate and politic, with perpetual corporate succession, to be known as the Washington health care facilities authority.  The authority shall constitute a political subdivision of the state established as an instrumentality exercising essential governmental functions.  The authority is a "public body" within the meaning of RCW 39.53.010((, as now or hereafter amended)).  The authority shall consist of the governor who shall serve as chairman, the lieutenant governor, the insurance commissioner, the secretary of health, and one member of the public who shall be appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the senate, on the basis of the member's interest or expertise in health care delivery, for a term expiring on the fourth anniversary of the date of appointment.  In the event that any of the offices referred to shall be abolished the resulting vacancy on the authority shall be filled by the officer who shall succeed substantially to the powers and duties thereof.  The members of the authority shall be compensated in accordance with RCW 43.03.240 and shall be entitled to reimbursement, solely from the funds of the authority, for travel expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties under this chapter, subject to the provisions of RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.  A majority shall constitute a quorum.

    The governor and the insurance commissioner each may designate an employee of ((the governor's)) his or her office to act on his or her behalf ((of the governor)) during the absence of the governor or the insurance commissioner at one or more of the meetings of the authority.  The vote of the designee shall have the same effect as if cast by the governor or the insurance commissioner if the designation is in writing and is presented to the person presiding at the meetings included within the designation.

    The governor may designate a member to preside during the governor's absence.


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