ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2694



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State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Representatives Cole, Holland, Leonard, Jacobsen and Betrozoff



Read first time 1/19/90 and referred to Committee on Education.



AN ACT Relating to the interim task force on student transportation safety; amending section 1, chapter 330, Laws of 1989 (uncodified); and declaring an emergency.




        Sec. 1.  Section 1, chapter 330, Laws of 1989 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

          (1) An interim task force is created on the safety of students traveling to and from school, whether by walking, riding school buses, or using other transportation.

          (2) The task force shall study:

          (a) Student pedestrian safety while traveling to and from school, including pedestrian needs, hazardous walking conditions, school crossing guards, and other related issues;

          (b) The need for edge striping and curbing for roadways and identify sources of funding such projects; and

          (c) The need for school districts, counties, cities, and the state to set standards for infrastructure improvements in conjunction with housing development.

          (3) Staffing for the task force shall be provided by the traffic safety commission and the office of the superintendent of public instruction.  The governor and the legislature may provide additional staff and facilities as may be reasonably required to assist the task force in carrying out its duties and responsibilities.

          (4) The task force on transportation safety shall consist of:

          (a) Two members of the house of representatives, one from each caucus, to be selected by the speaker;

          (b) Two members of the senate, one from each caucus, to be selected by the president of the senate;

          (c) The superintendent of public instruction or a designee;

          (d) The secretary of transportation or a designee;

          (e) The director of the traffic safety commission or a designee;

          (f) A representative of the housing development industry;

          (g) A county traffic safety engineer;

          (h) A school board member;

          (i) Two elected officials from local government;

          (j) A bus driver's supervisor from a school district;

          (k) A bus driver from a school district;

          (l) A local law enforcement representative; and

          (((k))) (m) A member of the Washington state parent/teachers association.

          (5) The chair shall be one of the legislative members to be chosen by vote of the designated legislative members.  The chair shall select the members of the task force who are not selected by another person or organization.

          (6) The task force shall submit a final report to the legislature by ((March)) October 31, 1990.

          (7) This section expires ((March)) October 31, 1990.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.     This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately.

                                                                                                                           Passed the House March 9, 1990.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate March 9, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.