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Senate Chamber, Olympia, Wednesday, March 22, 2000

      The Senate was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by President Pro Tempore Wojahn. The Secretary called the roll and announced to the President Pro Tempore that all Senators were present except Senators Hargrove, Oke, Sellar, Shin and Zarelli.

      The Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, consisting of Pages Amy Derby and Mariela Barriga, presented the Colors. Senator Harold Hochstatter offered the prayer.


      On motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was approved.


March 21, 2000

SB 6088             Prime Sponsor, Senator Loveland: Relating to fiscal matters. Reported by Committee on Ways and Means

      MAJORITY Recommendation: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 6088 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass. Signed by Senators Loveland, Chair; Bauer, Vice Chair; Brown, Vice Chair; Fairley, Fraser, Kohl-Welles, Rasmussen, B. Sheldon, Snyder, Spanel, Thibaudeau and Wojahn.


MINORITY Recommendation: Do not pass. Signed by Senators Rossi, West and Zarelli.


      On motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, Senate Bill No. 6088 was held at the desk.



SB 6868             by Senators T. Sheldon, McCaslin and Hochstatter


AN ACT Relating to property taxes; adding new sections to chapter 84.36 RCW; and creating new sections.

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.


SJR 8219           by Senators T. Sheldon, McCaslin and Hochstatter


Amending the Constitution to allow property tax relief.


Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.


      On motion of Senator Tim Sheldon, the following resolution was adopted:


By Senators Sheldon, T. and Kohl-Welles

      WHEREAS, Athletics is one of the most effective ways for young women to develop leadership skills, self-discipline, initiative, and confidence, and

      WHEREAS, For the 1999-2000 season, the Shelton High School Girls’ Basketball Team consisting of Willow Shanahan, Brooke Jackson, Liz deWaalMalefyt, Rebecca Speigle, Stephanie Davis, Anke Kretschmar, Erika Espino, Ingrid Rains, Elena Smith, Jaclyn Muns, Kaytie Maestas, Whitney Graham, Brooke Sande, Melissa Scovill and Manager Courtney Weedon, was honored for winning the WIAA State Academic Championship for 4A girls’ basketball teams in the state of Washington; and

      WHEREAS, These Shelton Highclimbers have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.76 amidst the demands of school and athletics, and have exemplified student sports with skill, teamwork and good sportsmanship; and

      WHEREAS, These athletes have had an outstanding basketball season, with a record of eighteen wins and seven losses, and have participated in the WIAA State 4A Girls’ Basketball Championship Tournament for the first time in the history of Shelton High School; and

      WHEREAS, Under the leadership of first year Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Brian Faire, and Assistant Coaches John Wallwork, Kara Klosterman, and Alaura Keith, who stressed the importance of a strong work ethic and perseverance, the team has excelled both academically and athletically; and

      WHEREAS, These students have been supported by their parents, families, coaches, school administrators, teachers and friends in achieving their goals;

      NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor and congratulate the 1999-2000 Shelton High School Highclimber Girls’ Basketball Team and their coaches for the team’s outstanding academic and athletic achievements; and

      BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, That the Secretary of Senate hereby immediately transmit a copy of this resolution to Shelton High School and each member of the Highclimbers Girls’ Basketball Team.

      Senators Tim Sheldon and Kohl-Welles spoke to Senate Resolution 2000-8782.


      The President welcomed and introduced the members of the Shelton Highclimbers Girls' Basketball Team, who were seated in the gallery.


      Senator Swecker: “A point of personal privilege, Madam President. Some of you may remember, a few years ago, we sent out a Christmas card with my family holding a bunch of puppies. I just wanted everybody to know that we are having puppies at my house again today. So far, we have two chocolate females and two blacks. There are more on the way, so I will keep you updated.”


      On motion of Senator Thibaudeau, the following resolution was adopted:


By Senators Thibaudeau, Heavey and Kohl-Welles

      WHEREAS, It is important to honor the inspiring dedication, teamwork, and triumphs of our state’s students; and

      WHEREAS, The Seattle Prep Panthers Basketball Team won the 2000 3A State Boys’ Basketball Championship bringing pride and admiration to the Jesuit school on Capitol Hill; and

      WHEREAS, The Seattle Prep Basketball team, through determination and perseverence, was able to attain a 26-5 winning record for the 2000 season; and

      WHEREAS, The Seattle Prep Coaches clearly demonstrated their own competitive ability and leadership by guiding their players towards their school’s first state basketball title; and

      WHEREAS, The Panther seniors have given their guidance, talent, and loyalty to the Seattle Prep Basketball program throughout the season; and

      WHEREAS, All who helped advance the Panther’s victorious season ought to be recognized for their worthy contributions; and

      WHEREAS, Seattle Prep's Eric Bond was selected as the 2000 3A State Tournament Most Valuable Player and Eric Bond and Jeffrey Day were selected as members of the All Tournament Team; and

      WHEREAS, The Seattle Prep Panther’s win undoubtedly helped raise scholarship money to increase educational access to Seattle Prep;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize and honor the coaches, players, parents and supporters of the Seattle Prep Panthers Boys’ Basketball Team for their historic season; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Coach Chris Miller, the members of the Seattle Prep Panthers Basketball Team, and the principal of Seattle Preparatory School.

      Senators Thibaudeau and Kohl-Welles spoke to Senate Resolution 2000-8783.


      At 10:19 a.m., on motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the Senate was declared to be at ease.

      The Senate was called to order at 11:22 a.m. by President Pro Tempore Wojahn.


      At 11:22 a.m., on motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 23, 2000.

BRAD OWEN, President of the Senate

TONY M. COOK, Secretary of the Senate