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House Chamber, Olympia, Thursday, February 18, 1998

             The House was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by the Speaker.

             Reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.


February 17, 1998

Mr. Speaker:

             The Senate has passed:








and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary


February 17, 1998

Mr. Speaker:

             The Senate has passed:



































and the same are herewith transmitted.

Susan Carlson, Deputy Secretary

             The Sergeant-at-Arms announced the Senate requested to be admitted to the chamber for joint session. The Speaker requested the Senate leadership be escorted to the Rostrum and that the members be admitted to the floor.


             Mr. Speaker: It is our privilege to again host the Medal of Merit Award Ceremony. We welcome President Owen, our colleagues from the Senate, and all guests who are with us today. It is a pleasure for me to give you, President Owen, the gavel to preside over this joint session.



             The roll of the House and Senate was called and a quorum was present.


             The President appointed a special committee to escort the Statewide Elected Officials and Supreme Court Justices from the State Reception Room to the House Chamber: Representatives Romero, O'Brien, Alexander and Dunn, and Senators Patterson, Haugen, Horn and Oke. The President introduced Secretary of State Ralph Munro, State Treasurer Mike Murphy, State Attorney General Christine O. Gregiore and Commissioner of Public Lands Jennifer Belcher, and Justice Charles Z. Smith, Justice Charles W. Johnson, Justice Gerry L. Alexander and Justice Richard B. Sanders.

             The President appointed a special committee to escort Governor Locke from his chambers to the House Chamber: Representatives Conway and D. Schmidt, and Senators Loveland and Deccio. The President introduced Governor Locke.

             The President appointed a special committee to escort United States Senator Slade Gorton to the Rostrum: Representative Boldt and Senator Snyder. The President introduced U.S. Senator Gorton.

             The President appointed special committee to escort the Medal of Merit Honorees from the State Reception Room to the Rostrum: Representatives Dickerson, Veloria, Parlette and Huff, and Senators Kohl, Kline, Sellar and McDonald.

             The President recognize former Governor Al Rosellini in the gallery.

             The President requested the Sergeant-at-Arms escort the 1998 Medal of Merit awardees to the Rostrum: Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, Mr. Jacob Lawrence, Mr. Grady Auvil and Mrs. Clare McNaughton and Mr. Stan W. McNaughton.

             The flags were escorted to the Rostrum by the Washington State Patrol Honor Guard and the National Anthem was performed by Rogers High School Concert Choir, Puyallup.

             The prayer was offered by Dr. Kathleen Ross, President, Heritage College, 1995 Medal of Merit recipient.

             The President stated the purpose of the Joint Session was to present Medal of Merit awards for the sixth time, honoring four deserving Washington State citizens. The President presented Governor Gary Locke and the Governor addressed the chamber.

             The President introduced Secretary of State Ralph Munro who listed past recipients of the Medal of Merit.


             Mr. President: "The purpose of today's joint session is to present the Medal of Merit awards for the sixth time, honoring four deserving Washington state citizens. It is now my pleasure to present His Excellency, Governor Gary Locke."

             Mr. Governor: "Thank you. It is indeed an honored occasion that we gather here today. I am very proud and honored to be governor of the State of Washington. There are times such as this when it is an especially humbling experience. For today we bestow the State's highest honor on four individuals who by anyone's standard have truly excelled. It is especially humbling to be in their presence to hear their individual stories. They have not only had successful careers but they have selflessly given of themselves to improve the lives of others. They have made a positive difference in the lives of the people in the State of Washington, all across America and all across the world.

             Dr. Donnell Thomas helped develop the life-saving bone marrow transplant technique, and for that he won the Nobel Prize in 1990.

             Grady Auvil is an orchardist who is a key leader and visionary in developing our State's renowned apple industry. He helped establish a research program focusing on alternatives to the use of pesticides, and long before it was fashionable, he shared his company's profits with his employees.

             Jacob Lawrence, University of Washington professor emeritus, uses his artistic gift to communicate to the world about American culture and history and particularly the experiences of the African American people. His paintings are hanging in major museums like the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. His art has inspired us to reflect on everyday and personal struggles that make us stronger as a people.

             And the late Stanley O. McNaughton, CEO of PEMCO, was a pillar of the Seattle community with his civic contributions and his decision that PEMCO donate 5% of its profits to charitable causes. This includes 1000 scholarships for students pursuing a career in education. He passed away just four days after he was selected to receive the Medal of Merit.

             Donnell Thomas, Jacob Lawrence, Grady Auvil and Stan McNaughton are the types of Washingtonians that the forty-ninth legislature had in mind in 1986 when it created the Medal of Merit. And since then Medals of Merit have been bestowed upon only fourteen individuals, the last time in 1995.

             Typically, a legislative session focuses on fixing what's wrong -- imposing tougher sentences on criminals, curbing pollution of the environment or reducing poverty and child abuse. But our quality of life equally depends on celebrating what's right or making examples of the most generous, the wisest, the most insightful and the kindest among us all. When we draw special attention to the people who embody these virtues, we encourage people from every walk of life, in every part of our State to emulate them.

             So it is truly an honor to be here to be part of this momentous occasion as we celebrate four Washingtonians who are making the State of Washington, America and the world a better place to live, work and raise a family.

             Thank you."

             The President introduced Secretary of State Ralph Munro.

             Mr. Munro: Our award winners today will join only a dozen plus two other Washingtonians who have received this high honor. They include:


The late Warren G. Magnuson, a member of this body, who was elected to the United States House of Representatives and member of the Senate of the United States.


Dorothy Bullit, a pioneer in the new communications medium of television, is a long time Washington philanthropist.


Orval Vogel, Washington State University, a cougar through and true, the man who fed the world with the famous Vogel super wheat.


Dr. Lester Sauvage, world-renowned heart surgeon and scientist who now leads the Hope Heart Clinic in Seattle.


Edward Carlson, who went from bellhop at the Olympic Hotel in Seattle to become the president of Western Hotels, United Airlines and the Seattle World Fair.


Dr. William Hutchinson, who in his Brother Fred’s name, became a world leader in medical research.


Senator Henry M. Jackson, known to all of us as ‘Scoop’, was elected to the United States Senate in 1952.


Senator Julia Butler Hansen was the fiery filibuster from Kathlament and the first woman to chair the House Appropriations Committee and member of the Interior Committee.


Dr. Beldine Skribbner was a physician and inventor who researched and developed kidney dialysis equipment.


Dr. Charles O’dgard was the longest serving president at the University of Washington.


James Reed Ellis, a Seattle advocate and attorney, founder of Metro, cleaned up western Washington waters and was the forward thinker of "forward thrust".


Francis Penrose Owen, a civil leader, a business executive, the organizer of numerous charitable activities was a long time regent at Washington State University.


Dr. Kathleen Ross is the founder of Heritage College and a respected educator.


Dr. Michael Copass, was the former director of the Harborview Emergency Center and medical director of the King County Medic One Program.

             So there is no doubt today, that our recipients stand in fine company and we are fortunate to know them.


             Secretary of State Ralph Munro introduced and honored Jacob Lawrence.

             "On the rarest of occasions, someone comes into our mist who inspires us, who challenges us, who warns us of struggles past and who demands that we think of the future. Such of a man is Jacob Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence’s career as a painter and educator has spanned the greater part of this century. In his six major historical series (Toussaint L’Ouverture, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Migration, John Brown and Struggle), as well as individual works focusing on scenes of community life, Mr. Lawrence acts a chronicler of both the American and the African-American scene, rendering the situation in human rather than heroic terms. His work has been the subject of three major retrospectives since 1960 and has been collected in many major museums and corporations throughout the world.

             Mr. Lawrence began teaching in the late 1940s at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. He worked at the Pratt Institute in New York during the 50’s and 60’s. He was appointed full professor at the University of Washington in 1971 and continued to teach there until 1983. At the University, Jacob Lawrence was known for his ability to offer critiques of work that were both to the point and respectful of students’ or colleagues’ feelings. He painted in his studio in the art building, sharing his works in progress with students and providing an example of how a professional artists goes about his or her job. Mr. Lawrence continues to meet with students both at local events and in his travels. Jacob Lawrence is a man with a strong sense of community and a modest sense of self, and these beliefs have shaped the content of his work and tenor of his teaching style.

             Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present painter Jacob Lawrence."

             The Governor presented the Medal of Merit and certificate to Mr. Lawrence.


             "This is great occasion for me. To realize your struggles, how you have struggle that you continue to go through to make a better life for all of us. The reason I mention struggle is because of a theme I have been involved in throughout my career. I think struggle is a very beautiful thing to go through. As I sat here looking at your faces and I read about you and what your accomplishments and what you are striving to accomplish, I have a great deal of appreciation for this struggle. I continue to try to fully portray in my work. This is a great country and I think of people like Washington, Fredrick Douglas, Lincoln, John Brown and people who have contributed so much to our growth and to our development. A few years ago we had a great controversy in regards to art for the Capitol. I think out of this came a great deal of appreciation of we the artists try to do in our works. Many of you supported us in this. It was a few years prior to that time I served on the Washington State Arts Commission, and I know what the Commission had to do to prompt and to achieve something of value to the community. I want to thank you for this award. It is an honor I shall always appreciate and value throughout my life.

             Thank you very much."


             Justice Gerry Alexander introduced and honored Dr. E. Donnell Thomas.

             "In the course of my public and private life, I have introduced many individuals that many events but I must say that in all that time, I have never been so in awe of a person I was about to introduce as I am today. Neither have I ever felt more honored than I do now in being permitted the privilege to introduce such a distinguished recipient of the Washington State Medal of Merit as Dr. E. Donnell Thomas.

             Dr. Thomas’ curriculum vita listed so many achievements, awards and honors that one hardly knows where to being the introduction. I am tempted as a loyal alumnus of the University of Washington to tell you first that Dr. Thomas is a professor emeritus at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Or perhaps I could begin by telling you he was elected to the Washington Statehood Centennial Hall of Honor. Or that he had been presented with the nation’s highest scientific honor, the National Medal of Science at ceremonies at the White House.

              But all of those great honors pale in comparison to one he received in 1990 in Stockholm Sweden, directly from the hand of the King of Sweden. It was of course the Nobel Prize for Medicine. This award was given to Dr. Thomas in recognition of his pioneering work in the use of bone marrow transplantation to treat certain cancers and other blood related and genetic diseases. Appropriately, his Nobel Prize is inscribed with these words: ‘For paving the way for transplantation in men.’ Incidentally, Governor, this morning Dr. Thomas told me that when one receives the Nobel Prize from the King of Sweden they are expected to bow. I told him that was not required here. However, in the event that he should do that, he told me that the King also in that very democratic nation bows back to the recipient.

             Like many of our state citizens, Dr. Thomas is not a native Washingtonian. Our honoree hails from the State of Texas where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Texas. It was also there that he met his future wife, Dorothy. She is here today with their son, Jeffrey Thomas, who is involved in the real estate in Seattle. The Thomas’ son Jeffrey, and his wife Debbie and son Alex are here with them. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas also have two other children, both of whom are physicians. One is in private practice of medicine in the State of Montana and the other, a daughter is a professor of medicine at the University of New Mexico and is doing AIDS research at that institution. Dr. Thomas received his medical degree from Harvard University in 1946. After completing his internship and residency in Boston, he stayed in that city to do post-doctoral work at MIT. It was at MIT that he began to investigate marrow transplantation. In 1956 while serving as physician and chief at a hospital in Cooperstown, New York, he began the first person to demonstrate that marrow could be safely infused into a human patient. It was at that hospital that he and his team first treated patients that were effected with acute leukemia or aplasti enema with marrow transplants.

             Good fortune smiled on the State of Washington in 1963 when Dr. Thomas moved to Seattle to become the first head of the division of Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. It was there that he created the original Seattle Marrow Transplant team that continued to refine the transplantation procedure he had early developed in the State of New York. When the University’s program moved to the world-famous Fred Hutchinson Center in 1974, Dr. Thomas became the director of the Center’s division of clinical research, a position he maintained until he stepped down from the administrative post in 1989 to become director emeritus of that division. To this day he continues to pursue his research at the Hutchinson Center and indeed he is writing a book on marrow transplantation.

             The Washington State Medal of Merit is awarded to a person who has been distinguished by exceptionally meritorious conduct in performing outstanding services to the people and the state of Washington. Dr. Thomas fills that bill perfectly. For fifteen years, Dr. Thomas headed the largest marrow transplant center in the world at the Hutchinson Center. The clinical team he assembled resolved many of the problems surrounding the complex transplantation procedure and because of his work, and that of his colleagues, tens of thousands of transplants are performed world-wide each year. At the Hutchinson Center, over seven thousand have been performed. He told me that for some diseases the transplant success rate exceeds eighty percent and is approaching ninety percent. This is just the beginning of this work.

             Governor Locke, it is my great privilege to present to you and to all of those assembled here today Dr. E. Donnell Thomas, a citizen of our state who in a brilliant career has harnessed science to better the lot of the citizens of this state, our nation and indeed the whole world."

             The Governor presented the Medal of Merit and Certificate to Dr. Thomas.


             "Thank you very much for this honor. I thank Governor Locke, Secretary of State Munro, Judge Alexander, and all the members of the House and Senate for honoring me and my colleagues from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Center opened twenty-two years ago and largely through the efforts of Senator Warren G. Magnuson and Dr. Bill Hutchinson. I am really pleased to follow them in receiving this honor from the State of Washington.

             This is an exciting time in medical research. It has been an exciting time over the last twenty two years that has seen the Hutchinson Center become one of the leading cancer research centers in the world under the leadership of Dr. Robert Day who I think is here this morning. But the progress we have seen in the last twenty years is nothing like what we will see in the next twenty years. We are now understanding so much about cell behavior and cell operations at the molecular level that we must continue this work.

             As you may know, we compete nationally for much of our funding from the Federal Government. I would like to thank Senator Gorton for his efforts on our behalf. At the same time, we have had support of the people from the State of Washington, beginning in a small way and increasing steadily. On behalf of all the faculty and workers at the Hutchinson Center, I would like to thank the people of Washington for their support of the Cancer Center in the past twenty years and their growing support in the next twenty years.

             Thank you very much."


             Speaker of the House Clyde Ballard introduced and honored Mr. Grady Auvil.

             "We have spent many hours here in the last few days and at times we did not all agree. What a wonderful privilege it is today to be able to take part in something that quite frankly is overwhelming to me. We are blessed with these individuals in the State of Washington and the incredible impact they have had, not only on our lives but upon the lives of everyone in the United States and throughout the world. This is a great honor.

             Grady Auvil is known throughout North Central Washington and all of Washington as a leader in fruit production. At age ninety-two, he and his wife Lillian still spend time in the orchard working and caring for the fruit and their employees He is truly a pillar in the fruit industry. I was given a little history on Grady this morning. I was not aware that in 1923, George Munro, the father of our current Secretary of State, Ralph Munro, and Grady Auvil were roommates at Washington State University.

             Grady started farming in 1928. His first major success was in 1940 with the introduction of Red Haven peaches. He then followed with Red Gold Nectarines in the 1960’s, Rainier Cherries in the 1970’s and has led the way in the apple industry with production of Granny Smiths, Washington’s third leading apple. Although, they too will soon be replaced by another Auvil innovation, the Fuji.

             Grady is known for his success in agriculture but his expertise is not limited to just apples. As a founding member of the Washington State Tree Fruit Research Commission, Grady has invented and introduced new approaches and ideas involving grafting, irrigation, variety and harvest. His profit sharing plans for his employees have not only enhanced his success they have created a solid working relationship with the most important people in his business – his employees. It cannot be stated clearly enough that Washington State would not be the World leader in apple production today without Grady Auvil. His foresight, his knowledge and his dedication have enabled Washington fruit to compete on a global market and our State’s economy has felt his impact.

             Throughout his years of success, Grady has remained humble, dedicated and caring. In fact, when I called Grady to invite him here to this ceremony today, he asked me in the typical ‘Grady’ fashion, "Is it okay if I bring Lillian?"

             Named Grower of the Year in 1954, 1981 and 1990, it is my pleasure to introduce one of Washington State’s 1998 Medal of Merit recipients, Grady Auvil."


             Mr. Auvil: "I am very honored to receive this medal and will always appreciate it. I’m not a good speaker, I’m not sure I can read. Since I’ve grown fruit all my life I would like to talk a little about farmers.

             When man was plowing with horses, less than a hundred years ago, everyone was an organic farmer as there where no farm chemicals at that time. The problem was it took half the citizens to grow enough food for themselves and the other half. Some increase in production was realized and machinery began to replace horses. Real production increase came with chemical use. The main use of chemicals began after World War II and was prevalent in the 1950’s and 60’s. Probably the greatest food researcher in the world is Bruce Aimes, the food expert at UCLA. He found progenisin to be a cause of cancer and originally it was found in farm chemicals. With further exploration, he found that over 98 percent of carcinogenic material consumed by people are found in the fruits and vegetables themselves. Plants had developed toxic materials over thousands of years to protect themselves from insects. Now why would people who eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables less apt to have cancer? The next discovery was that fruits and vegetables also contain antioxidants and flavonoids, which circulate through the bloodstream and tend to knockout cancer as it begins. There is no question that those of us who eat more fruits and vegetables have less cancer and are healthier.

             Farmers deserve a word in their favor. There are now less than one percent of our citizens producing over 90 percent of our fruit while constantly being deprived of chemicals. Farmers are also being buried in rules and regulations of how they should be conducting their farming. A recent cancer research project gave apples a boost. This project tested on nine thousands citizens over twenty five years showed that those eating the most apples have less than half as much lung cancer as those eating the fewest apples.

             I thank you for giving me a few minutes of your time and would remind you that behind every good man is a better woman. I wish to introduce my wife Lillian."


             The President of the Senate, Brad Owen introduced Mrs. Clare McNaughton and Stan W. McNaughton, and honored Stanley O. McNaughton.

             Mr. President: "Our next presentation of the Medal of Merit is exceptional because it is the first time that the award will be presented posthumously. We did not have the opportunity to tell Stanley O. McNaughton that he was among the recipients. His untimely death came just four days after the award committee had officially approved his nomination. We are honored to have twenty-four members of Stanley O. McNaughton’s immediate family with us today.

             Chief among the family is Stanley’s gracious wife Clare. It has been Clare’s choice through fifty-five years of marriage to make her first commitment to home and family including three sons, three daughters and eleven grandchildren. Throughout she supported Stanley O.’s dedication to community, to business and to charitable endeavors.

             Before I introduce Stanley W. McNaughton, who with his mother will accept the Medal of Merit for his father, I would like to say a few words about my personal debt to Stanley O. He was a chief supporter of my efforts to stamp out the tragedy of drug abuse in Washington State. Stanley O. was also an enthusiastic partner with Norm Maleng and myself in opposing Initiative 685, the proposal that would effectively legalize drugs in our State. His support against such efforts was indicative of his abhorrence of drugs and anything that threatened the safety and the welfare of our children. I cannot thank him enough for his leadership in supporting his community, education and safety of our children.

             It is now my great pleasure to tell you about Stan W. McNaughton who recently became President and Chief Operating Officer of PEMCO Insurance Companies. As a young businessman, he served six years as a CPA with Price Waterhouse. For the next seven years, he distinguishes himself in the world of newspapers as corporate treasurer for the Everett Herald, a subsidiary of the Washington Post. Then in 1986, he joined PEMCO Financial Services as Executive Assistant to the President and later became Executive Vice President.

             As I had the pleasure of visiting PEMCO I was totally impressed with the very position which permeated throughout and each and every employee. This was truly representative of Stanley O.’s corporate philosophy and is carried on by my good friend Stanley W. In addition to PEMCO, Stanley W. is a devoted family man. He too is deeply involved in education and other children issues. His wife Cathy and his two children are here today.

             It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Mrs. Clare McNaughton and Stanley W. McNaughton to accept the award posthumously for the great Stanley O. McNaughton."

             Mr. McNaughton: "Thank you, Brad. I thank the members of the award committee and the Legislative body. The timing was not ideal but something positive came of it. We found out about this award several days after Dad’s passing and we had gone through that lowest point. Finding out about this and the number of others things said about our father has allowed us to replace a lot of that loss with pride. This was very well received. Thank you.

             It is appropriate that I am up here speaking on behalf of my mother because she delegated to him for about fifty-five years. Dad was a complex individual. He was really bigger than life. A lot of people said he was "Stanley O." He was Stan. I think those who knew him knew what that were about. He had four families: he had his immediate family, my brothers and sisters and my mother, six kids plus Mom. He had his immediate family – eleven brothers and sisters and his mother who are almost ninety-eight, still alive. He had his PEMCO family with over one thousand individuals, most of whom he knew by first name, he knew something about their histories and he would always stop and take time to talk with them. And then he had his community family and that’s what I think is represented here today.

             He believed in free enterprise. There was no doubt he was a professor of it, he consistently professed it but he didn’t necessarily defend every institution it spawned. He also had a simple business philosophy, and you stand back and watch what it is about. It is somewhat unique but it does seem to make sense. Your customer is first. And to take care of that customer you take care of your employee. And then you reinvest in your community because that is where your customers and employees live. And if you do that, then the owners are rewarded with more than money. That was Dad’s business philosophy. He followed that throughout his life.

             I worked with him for eleven years. It didn’t take long to recognize that he too had a struggle, a theme as Jacob mentioned for quest. His quest was to consistently help take care of people who were disadvantaged for no fault of their own. And that theme consistently prevailed everywhere we went. He also believed that corporations should raise the quality of life in the communities they served. Dad and I went to a lot of conferences together. We traveled around the country and even if he was a speaker or at the end of the session when there was a chance to speak off the floor, he always raised that issue. I would just wait for him to raise it. He would raise his hand and say he wanted to raise one more item today. He would leave those closing thoughts with those people.

             PEMCO has giving since the sixties, five percent of its pre-tax profits back to the community and I assure you it will continue that legacy.

             Many wonderful commits have been said about Dad and I am going to share a couple with you. One friend said, "He was not one of a million. He was one of a kind." Another said, "He treated everyone with dignity. He listened." A close family friend gave me this advice after Dad’s passing, "Those who live by principles and who have courage, have critics. Those who compromise, don’t. Your dad had many critics. Occasionally you should look over your shoulder and decide if your critics are the ones you are proud of. Your father was proud of his."

             On behalf of my father and my family, thank you."

             Mr. President: "It is obvious that the State of Washington is truly blessed by its people and exceptionally so by the ones we have an opportunity to recognize here today. We truly appreciate what you have done for the State of Washington and our whole country. You are very much appreciated."

             The President asked the special committees to come forward and escort the medal of merit recipients, Senator Gorton, Governor Locke, the State Elected Officials and the Supreme Court Justices to the State Reception Room.


             On motion of Representative Lisk, the Joint Session was dissolved.

             The President returned the gavel to the Speaker of the House. The Speaker requested the Sergeant-at-Arms to escort the President of the Senate and members of the Senate from the House Chamber.

             There being no objection, the House reverted to the fourth order of business.



SSB 5277          by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Winsley, Fraser, Prince, Long, Franklin, Loveland, Oke, Roach, Hochstatter, Swecker, Bauer and Patterson; by request of Joint Committee on Pension Policy)


Separating from public employees retirement system plan I.


Referred to Committee on Appropriations.


ESSB 5769       by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Johnson and Goings)


Concerning the theft of beverage crates and merchandise pallets.


Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections.


ESSB 6117       by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Morton, Snyder, Swecker, Stevens, Rossi and Oke)


Creating a salmon license buyback program.


Referred to Committee on Natural Resources.


SSB 6119          by Senate Committee on Government Operations (originally sponsored by Senators Schow, Haugen, Patterson, McCaslin and Roach)


Concerning the assumption of a water-sewer district by a municipality.


Referred to Committee on Government Administration.


ESB 6139         by Senators Oke, Swecker, T. Sheldon, Goings, Rasmussen and Benton


Increasing penalties for manufacture and delivery of amphetamine.


Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections.


2SSB 6156        by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Swecker, Fraser and Spanel; by request of Department of Natural Resources)


Studying methods for calculating water-dependent lease rates on state-owned aquatic lands.


Referred to Committee on Natural Resources.


ESSB 6174       by Senate Committee on Government Operations (originally sponsored by Senator McCaslin)


Changing compensation for special district commissioners.


Referred to Committee on Government Administration.


SB 6188            by Senators Oke, Benton, Strannigan, Bauer and Winsley


Increasing penalties for failing to register as a sex offender or moving without notifying the county sheriff.


Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections.


2SSB 6190        by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Oke, Goings, Bauer, Haugen, Wood and Fraser)


Strengthening laws on disabled persons' parking permits.


Referred to Committee on Transportation Policy & Budget.


SSB 6201          by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Long, Hargrove and Winsley; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)


Making changes concerning the federal child abuse prevention and treatment act.


Referred to Committee on Children & Family Services.


SSB 6208          by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Hargrove, Long, Franklin, Winsley and Oke)


Revising procedures for at-risk youth.


Referred to Committee on Children & Family Services.


SSB 6240          by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senator Stevens)


Allowing a superior court judge to appoint a stenographer reporter.


Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.


SSB 6242          by Senate Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Senators Wood, West, Bauer, Winsley, Kohl, Prince, Hale, Haugen, B. Sheldon, Patterson, Goings, Wojahn, Anderson, McAuliffe and Schow)


Creating the Washington state endowment for higher education.


Referred to Committee on Higher Education.


SSB 6243          by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Hale, Loveland, Roach, T. Sheldon, B. Sheldon, Stevens, West, McCaslin, Prentice, Goings, Oke, Schow, Swecker and Kohl)


Repealing the sales tax on residential laundry facilities.


Referred to Committee on Finance.


SSB 6253          by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Schow, Horn, Swecker, Rasmussen, Goings and T. Sheldon)


Reimbursing state liquor stores and agency liquor vendors for costs of credit and debit sales of liquor.


Referred to Committee on Commerce & Labor.


ESSB 6290       by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Benton, Zarelli, Stevens, McDonald, Oke, Schow and Roach)


Providing for parental notification for abortions.


Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.


SSB 6306          by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Long, Winsley, Rossi, Bauer, Roach and Anderson; by request of Joint Committee on Pension Policy)


Creating the school employees' retirement system.


Referred to Committee on Appropriations.


SB 6392            by Senators Strannigan, Long, West and Oke


Providing financial support to licensed overnight youth shelters.


Referred to Committee on Children & Family Services.


SSB 6396          by Senate Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Senators Wood, Kohl, Winsley, Haugen, Prince, Bauer and West)


Creating the Washington center for real estate research.


Referred to Committee on Higher Education.


SB 6406            by Senators Anderson, Brown, Long, Franklin, Strannigan, Winsley and Oke


Exempting income from the adoption support program from gross family income calculations for the basic health plan.


Referred to Committee on Health Care.


ESSB 6408       by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators McCaslin, Kline, Long, Fairley, Stevens, Hargrove, Zarelli, Johnson, Thibaudeau, Haugen, Schow, Roach and Oke)


Increasing penalties for alcohol violators who commit the offense with a person under the age of ten in the motor vehicle.


Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.


ESSB 6431       by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Roach, Goings, Rasmussen, T. Sheldon, Rossi, Stevens, Long, Hochstatter, Oke, Swecker, McCaslin, Morton, Johnson, Deccio, Sellar and Haugen)


Providing for impoundment and forfeiture of vehicles operated by persons driving a vehicle or in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor.


Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.


SB 6464            by Senators Goings, Winsley, Roach, Anderson, Patterson, Fairley, Franklin, McAuliffe, Jacobsen, Horn, Haugen, Schow, Rasmussen and Oke; by request of Governor Locke


Increasing the penalty for manufacture of methamphetamine.


Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections.


2SSB 6544        by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Deccio, Franklin, Wood, Wojahn and Winsley)


Providing for adult family home and boarding home training.


Referred to Committee on Health Care.


SSB 6549          by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators West, Hale, Anderson, Loveland, Swecker, Rossi and Deccio)


Exempting coin-operated services of car washes from sales and use tax.


Referred to Committee on Finance.


SSB 6558          by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Zarelli, Hargrove, Long, Stevens, Roach and Oke)


Creating citizen review panels to review child abuse and neglect cases.


Referred to Committee on Children & Family Services.


ESSB 6560       by Senate Committee on Energy & Utilities (originally sponsored by Senators Brown, Jacobsen, T. Sheldon, Kohl, Hargrove, Fairley, B. Sheldon, Prentice, Wojahn, Loveland, Thibaudeau, McAuliffe, Heavey, Spanel, Snyder, Rasmussen, Haugen, Patterson and Franklin)


Protecting the rights of consumers of electric power.


Referred to Committee on Energy & Utilities.


SSB 6590          by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Horn, Haugen and Wood; by request of Department of Licensing)


Revising provision for driver's license examinations.


Referred to Committee on Transportation Policy & Budget.


SB 6591            by Senators Horn, Haugen and Wood; by request of Department of Licensing


Providing for waiver of administrative alcohol or drug-related hearing fees due to indigency.


Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.


SB 6608            by Senators Heavey, Schow and Jacobsen


Providing for election of councilmembers by districts in first class cities with populations of over four hundred thousand.


Referred to Committee on Government Administration.


SB 6634            by Senators Horn, Haugen, Wood and Oke; by request of Department of Licensing


Allowing extension of a driver's license expiring while out of state.


Referred to Committee on Transportation Policy & Budget.


SB 6645            by Senators Johnson, Haugen and McCaslin


Eliminating the requirement that the director of public defense have experience representing persons accused of crime.


Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.


SB 6662            by Senators Strannigan, T. Sheldon and Schow


Eliminating the business and occupation tax on property managers' compensation.


Referred to Committee on Finance.


SB 6668            by Senators Heavey, Schow, Anderson, West, T. Sheldon, Rasmussen, Strannigan and Johnson


Extending tax deferrals for new thoroughbred race tracks.


Referred to Committee on Finance.


SB 6699            by Senators Schow, Anderson, Newhouse, Zarelli, Horn, Winsley, Stevens, Benton, Rossi, Long, Sellar and Oke


Limiting the liability of a current or former employer who provides information about a current or former employee's work record to a prospective employer.


Referred to Committee on Law & Justice.


SSB 6727          by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators West, Wood, Hale, Kohl, Winsley, Prince, B. Sheldon, McDonald, Brown, Bauer, Rasmussen and Oke)


Modifying the savings incentive and education savings accounts.


Referred to Committee on Appropriations.


SB 6728            by Senators Newhouse, Loveland, Morton, Rasmussen, Deccio and Schow


Providing tax exemptions for activities conducted for hop commodity commissions or boards.


Referred to Committee on Agriculture & Ecology.


SSB 6731          by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Newhouse and Deccio)


Removing a property tax exemption for larger airports belonging to out-of-state municipal corporations.


Referred to Committee on Finance.


SSB 6737          by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Deccio, Wojahn, Wood, Patterson, West, Fraser, Thibaudeau, Morton, Schow, Winsley, Oke, Prentice, B. Sheldon and Rasmussen)


Regulating property taxation of residential housing occupied by low-income developmentally disabled persons.


Referred to Committee on Finance.


SSB 6746          by Senate Committee on Financial Institutions, Insurance & Housing (originally sponsored by Senator Winsley)

                          Regulating purchasing of insurance services.


Referred to Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance.

             There being no objection, the bills listed on the day's introduction sheet under the fourth order of business were referred to the committees so designated.

             There being no objection, the House advanced to the eleventh order of business.


             On motion of Representative Lisk, the House adjourned until 1:30 p.m., Friday, February 20, 1998.

TIMOTHY A. MARTIN, Chief Clerk                                                                           CLYDE BALLARD, Speaker