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                                                   SENATE BILL NO. 5935



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senators Williams, Cantu, Niemi and Lee



Read first time 2/16/89 and referred to Committee on  Governmental Operations.



AN ACT Relating to the capitol campus; and adding a new section to chapter 43.34 RCW.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 43.34 RCW to read as follows:

          (1) The capitol campus design advisory committee is established as an expert advisory group to the capitol committee and the director of general administration, to review plans of design and landscaping of state capitol facilities and grounds, and to make recommendations and decisions that will contribute to the attainment of architectural, aesthetic, functional, and environmental excellence in the design and maintenance of the state capitol campus and neighboring communities.

          (2) The advisory committee shall consist of the following persons who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor:

          (a) Two architects;

          (b) A landscape architect; and

          (c) An urban planner.

          The governor shall appoint the chair and vice-chair and shall instruct the director of general administration to provide the staff and resources necessary for implementing this section.  The advisory committee shall meet at least once every ninety days and at the call of the chair.

          The members of the committee shall be reimbursed as provided in RCW 43.03.220 and 44.04.120.

          (3) The advisory committee shall also consist of two members of the house of representatives, one from each caucus, who shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and two members of the senate, one from each caucus, who shall be appointed by the president of the senate.

          (4) The advisory committee shall review plans affecting the state capitol campus as they are developed by or for the capitol committee.  The advisory committee's review shall include:

          (a) The design, siting, and grouping of state facilities on the capitol campus relative to the service needs of state government and the impact upon the local community's economy, environment, traffic patterns, and other factors;

          (b) The relationship of the overall state capitol plan to the respective comprehensive plans for long-range urban development the cities of Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater, and Thurston county; and

          (c) The overall landscaping plans, including planting proposals, placement of outdoor sculpture, and access to the capitol campus and buildings.

          (5) The advisory committee shall participate in the solicitation of designers and design proposals for on-campus projects.  In addition, the capitol committee may direct the advisory committee to participate in the final selection process for design-build proposals.