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Senate Chamber, Olympia, Tuesday, April 25, 2000

      The Senate was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Senator Franklin. The Secretary called the roll and announced to Senator Franklin that all Senators were present except Senators Bauer, Brown, Costa, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Fraser, Gardner, Goings, Hargrove, Haugen, Heavey, Hochstatter, Honeyford, Jacobsen, Kline, Long, Loveland, McAuliffe, McDonald, Morton, Oke, Roach, Rossi, Sellar, Stevens, Swecker and Wojahn. On motion of Senator West, Senator Sellar was excused.

      On motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, and pursuant to Rule 46, the Committee on Environmental Quality and Water Resources was granted

permission to meet during session. Senators Fraser, Jacobsen, McAuliffe, Honeyford, Morton and Swecker were excused to attend the committee meeting.

      The Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, consisting of the Sergeants at Arms Gene Gotovac and Denny Lewis, presented the Colors. Senator Pat Hale 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.


      At 10:05 a.m., on motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the Senate was declared to be at ease.

      The Senate was called to order at 2:04 p.m. by Senator Rasmussen


      At 2:04 p.m., on motion of Senator Eide, the Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2000.

BRAD OWEN, President of the Senate

TONY M. COOK, Secretary of the Senate