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                                   SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8411



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senators Amondson, Owen, Anderson, Conner, Metcalf, Sutherland, Saling, Patterson, and Benitz



Read first time 3/29/89.  Under suspension of the rules, advanced to second reading and placed on the calendar.



WHEREAS, The state of Washington is known throughout the nation and around the world for its abundance of bountiful forest lands rich in timber and other natural resources; and

          WHEREAS, Over the past century the Evergreen State forests have been tamed by loggers and mill workers, have provided thousands of timber-related jobs, and have contributed to the economic well-being of the state as a whole, generating revenue to help educate our children and provide care for the less fortunate; and

          WHEREAS, Loggers and mill workers and their families have established a unique and hardworking ethic and through great sacrifice, even at the peril of their very lives, have built a heritage of hope and pride during the past one hundred years; and

          WHEREAS, The Washington state legislature, during the year 1989 and as part of the state's Centennial Celebration, desires to recognize and honor the work of the people in Washington's forest communities;

          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Senate of the state of Washington, the House of Representatives concurring, That assistance and support of existing staff be extended to the Washington State Centennial Logging Show which is to be fully funded by private sources and held on May 20, 1989; and

          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a Joint Select Steering Committee be established for the Washington State Centennial Logging Show.  The committee shall be comprised of two members from each caucus in each house of the legislature appointed by the respective caucus leaders, for the purpose of oversight and coordination of the events of May 20, 1989.