ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2413


                                         AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE


                                                                            C 286 L 90



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Representatives Wood, Rector, Locke, Prince, Ebersole, Dellwo, Miller, Anderson, Jacobsen, Peery, Wineberry, Day, Winsley, Brumsickle, Wolfe, P. King, Wang, Forner, Horn, Youngsman, May, Kremen and Ferguson



Read first time 1/12/90 and referred to Committees on Higher Education/Appropriations.



AN ACT Relating to educational opportunities; amending RCW 28A.03.432; and creating a new section.




        Sec. 1.  Section 2, chapter 265, Laws of 1984 as amended by section 2, chapter 66, Laws of 1989 and RCW 28A.03.432 are each amended to read as follows:

          A program to increase the number of people from groups underrepresented in the fields of mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences in this state shall be established by the University of Washington.  The program shall be administered through the University of Washington and designed to:

          (1) Encourage students in the targeted groups in the common schools, with a particular emphasis on those students in middle and junior high schools and the ((ninth)) sixth through twelfth grades, to acquire the academic skills needed to study mathematics, engineering, or related sciences at an institution of higher education;

          (2) Promote the awareness of career opportunities including the career opportunities of teaching in the fields of science and mathematics and the skills necessary to achieve those opportunities among students sufficiently early in their educational careers to permit and encourage the students to acquire the skills;

          (3) Promote cooperation among institutions of higher education, the superintendent of public instruction and local school districts in working towards the goals of the program; and

          (4) Solicit contributions of time and resources from public and private institutions of higher education, high schools, middle and junior high schools, and private business and industry.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.     If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill number, is not provided by June 30, 1990, in the omnibus appropriations act, this act shall be null and void.

                                                                                                                           Passed the House March 8, 1990.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate March 7, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.