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                                          SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2337



                                                                            C 098 L 90



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By House Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Representatives Cole, Walker, Vekich, Prentice, Ferguson, P. King, Rector and Winsley)



Read first time 1/24/90.



AN ACT Relating to privacy of collective bargaining sessions; and amending RCW 42.30.140.




        Sec. 1.  Section 14, chapter 250, Laws of 1971 ex. sess. as last amended by section 94, chapter 175, Laws of 1989 and RCW 42.30.140 are each amended to read as follows:

          If any provision of this chapter conflicts with the provisions of any other statute, the provisions of this chapter shall control:  PROVIDED, That this chapter shall not apply to:

          (1) The proceedings concerned with the formal issuance of an order granting, suspending, revoking, or denying any license, permit, or certificate to engage in any business, occupation, or profession or to any disciplinary proceedings involving a member of such business, occupation, or profession, or to receive a license for a sports activity or to operate any mechanical device or motor vehicle where a license or registration is necessary; or

          (2) That portion of a meeting of a quasi-judicial body which relates to a quasi-judicial matter between named parties as distinguished from a matter having general effect on the public or on a class or group; or

          (3) Matters governed by chapter 34.05 RCW, the Administrative Procedure Act; or

          (4)(a) Collective bargaining sessions with employee organizations, including contract negotiations, grievance meetings, and discussions relating to the interpretation or application of a labor agreement; or (b) that portion of a meeting during which the governing body is planning or adopting the strategy or position to be taken by ((such)) the governing body during the course of any collective bargaining, professional negotiations, or grievance or mediation proceedings, or reviewing the proposals made in ((such)) the negotiations or proceedings while in progress.

                                                                                                                        Passed the House February 6, 1990.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                      Passed the Senate February 26, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.