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EIGHTEENTH DAY, FIRST SPECIAL SESSION
Senate Chamber, Olympia, Monday, March 27, 2000
The Senate was called to order at 10:30 a.m. by President Owen. The Secretary called the roll and announced to the President that all Senators were present except Senators Benton, Brown, Finkbeiner, Hargrove, Kline, McDonald, Oke, Patterson, Roach and Sellar.
The Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, consisting of staff members Bonnie Henderson and Elwanda Bryant, presented the Colors. Senator Margarita Prentice 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.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR
March 24, 2000
TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I have the honor to advise you that on March 24, 2000, Governor Locke approved the following Senate Bills entitled:
Substitute Senate Bill No. 5330
Relating to resident tuition for active duty military personnel.
Second Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5610
Relating to civil penalties levied by the department of licensing for unlawful sale of used motor vehicles by unlicensed parties.
Senate Bill No. 5739
Relating to certificates of death or fetal death.
Senate Bill No. 6139
Relating to estate tax apportionment.
Senate Bill No. 6140
Relating to references in instruments to section 2033A of the internal revenue code.
Senate Bill No. 6172
Relating to bone marrow donation.
Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6217
Relating to technical and clarifying amendments to the dependency and termination of parental rights statutes.
Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6218
Relating to technical and clarifying amendments to the family reconciliation act.
Substitute Senate Bill No. 6233
Relating to the developmental disabilities endowment trust fund.
Engrossed Senate Bill No. 6236
Relating to the transfer of data for operational, evaluation, and research purposes.
Substitute Senate Bill No. 6260
Relating to manufacture of a controlled substance with children present.
Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6264
Relating to intermediate drivers' licenses.
Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6305
Relating to guardians ad litem.
Substitute Senate Bill No. 6361
Relating to child abuse and neglect reporting, investigation, and training procedures and the administration of the Washington state schools for the blind and for the deaf.
Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6389
Relating to court jurisdiction over permanency planning matters in dependency proceedings.
Substitute Senate Bill No. 6502
Relating to long-term care training.
Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6559
Relating to notification of the availability of programs leading to college credit.
Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6676
Relating to the use of city or town rights of way by telecommunications and cable television providers.
Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6683
Relating to reporting information on routine traffic enforcement.
Senate Bill No. 6770
Relating to the exceptional faculty awards program.
Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6811
Relating to sick leave and leave sharing for part-time academic employees of community and technical colleges.
EVERETT H. BILLINGSLEA, General Counsel
MESSAGE FROM STATE OFFICE
STATE OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
March 23, 2000
Secretary of the Senate
Post Office Box 40482
Olympia, Washington 98504-0482
SUBJECT: Permanent Partial Disability Closures of Self-Insured Claims
Report to the Legislature
Dear Mr. Cook:
In 1997, Substitute House Bill No. 1607 amended RCW 51.32.055 and granted self-insured employers the authority to close permanent partial disability (PPD) claims. It also required the Department of Labor and Industries to conduct a review of PPD claim closure activity by both self-insured employers and the self-insurance section of the department. The review was to include closure activity through at least June 30, 1999.
The enclosed report identifies the number and types of claims closed, protested and reconsidered, appealed, and the results of such activities. It also includes the results of an injured worker satisfaction survey conducted by the department.
If you have any questions regarding the content of this report, please contact me at (360) 902-4203.
GARY MOORE, Director
The Department of Labor and Industries Report on the Permanent Partial Disability Closures of Self-Insured Claims is on file in the Office of the Secretary of the Senate.
INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING
SB 6869 by Senator Roach
AN ACT Relating to special county elections; and amending RCW 29.13.010.
Referred to Committee on State and Local Government.
At 10:38 a.m., on motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2000.
BRAD OWEN, President of the Senate
TONY M. COOK, Secretary of the Senate