House Chamber, Olympia, Friday, March 23, 2001


             The House was called to order at 9:55 a.m. by the Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding).


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



March 22, 2001

Mr. Speakers:


             The President has signed:


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Tony M. Cook, Secretary




ESSB 5378       by Senate Committee on Natural Resources, Parks & Shorelines; by request of Governor Locke


              AN ACT Relating to amendments to shoreline master programs and critical areas; amending RCW 90.58.080 and 36.70A.130; and creating a new section.


ESB 5882         by Senators T. Sheldon, Hale, Hewitt, Hargrove, Rasmussen, Honeyford, Carlson, Haugen, Shin, Hochstatter, Horn, Stevens, Zarelli, Oke, Deccio, McCaslin, West, Long, Swecker, Sheahan, McDonald, Johnson, Rossi, Morton and Parlette


              AN ACT Relating to occupational safety and health; adding new sections to chapter 49.17 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 44.28 RCW; creating a new section; providing expiration dates; and declaring an emergency.


             There being no objection, the bills listed on the day's introduction sheet under the fourth order of business were held on First Reading.




             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4633 by Representatives Doumit, Hatfield, Ogden, Grant, McMorris, B. Chandler, Pflug, Pennington, Boldt, Cox, Fromhold, Keiser, Jackley, Mielke, Delvin, Lisk, Marine, Kessler, Schoesler, Buck, Anderson, Berkey and Esser


             WHEREAS, The history of the Lewis and Clark expedition is an important part of the early history of the United States and an essential part of Washington State's early past; and

             WHEREAS, The Lewis and Clark party arrived at the mouth of the Columbia River in November of 1805 and remained at Station Camp for ten days along its northern shore; and

             WHEREAS, It is at this campsite that Captain William Clark wrote in his journal the following words, "...This I could plainly see would be the extent of our journey by full view of the ocian...from Point Adams to Cape Disappointment." ; and

             WHEREAS, At this same camp Sergeant Patrick Gass wrote in his journal, "We are now at the end of our voyage which has been completely accomplished according to the intention of the expedition..."; and

             WHEREAS, Also at this campsite, Private Joseph Whitehouse wrote in his journal, "We are now in plain view of the Pacific Ocean...& think that we are at an end of our Voyage..."; and

             WHEREAS, After the party had returned to St. Louis, Captain Lewis wrote to President Thomas Jefferson describing their successful arrival at the ocean, "Sir, It is with pleasure that announce to you the safe arrival of myself and party at 12 Oclk, today at this place with our papers and baggage. In obedience to your orders we have penitrated the Continent of North America to the Pacific Ocean..."; and

             WHEREAS, The historic date that Lewis and Clark considered as marking the entire Corps of Discovery's arrival at the Pacific Ocean in 1805 can be found in their words: "On the 17th of November we reached the Ocian.";

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the State of Washington recognize that all these journals and letters prove that the one and only historically accurate western end of the Lewis and Clark expedition is located in Pacific County, Washington; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the State of Washington recognize the significance of Lewis and Clark to the early history of this State; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this uniquely historic site, the most important historic site in the western United States, be adequately commemorated so as to guarantee its preservation, interpretation, and access by all people.


             House Resolution No. 4633 was adopted.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4634 by Representatives Hatfield, Doumit and Berkey


             WHEREAS, It is the tradition of the Washington State House of Representatives to recognize courage and heroic acts of bravery by outstanding Washington residents; and

             WHEREAS, Fifteen-year-old Bill Keeler of Lebam saved the life of 61-year-old Fred Huber of Frances on June 5, 2000; and

             WHEREAS, Huber was attacked by a bull while trying to get his cows out of the road and back into the field early in the morning; and

             WHEREAS, Keeler was on a school bus when he saw the bull knock down Huber, then throw Huber six feet into the air; and

             WHEREAS, Disregarding the risk to his own safety, Keeler got off the bus, grabbed a garden hose, and started swinging it and yelling at the bull; and

             WHEREAS, After hitting the bull on the back and the face with the hose, Keeler stepped between Huber and the bull and continued to shout until the bull retreated to the field; and

             WHEREAS, The bus driver radioed for help, and Keeler waited with Huber until the ambulance arrived; and

             WHEREAS, Keeler showed quick thinking, courage, and immense bravery by running to Huber's aid; and

             WHEREAS, Though Huber suffered five broken ribs, a punctured right lung, and a broken collar bone, he recovered and survived because of Keeler's intervention;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington House of Representatives hereby recognize Bill Keeler's act of heroism; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to Bill Keeler.


             House Resolution No. 4634 was adopted.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4635, by Representatives Campbell, Darneille, Pflug, Armstrong, Skinner, Conway, Veloria, McDermott, Mulliken, Morell, Talcott, Esser and Anderson


             WHEREAS, April 6th has a special significance for all Americans, and especially those Americans of Scottish descent, because the Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish Declaration of Independence, was signed on April 6, 1320, and the American Declaration of Independence was modeled after that inspirational document; and

             WHEREAS, Scottish-Americans played a major role in the founding of this Nation, including the fact that almost half of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were of Scottish descent, the Governors in 9 of the original 13 States were of Scottish ancestry, and Scottish-Americans successfully helped shape this country in its formative years and guide this Nation through its most troubled times; and

             WHEREAS, Monumental achievements and invaluable contributions made by Scottish-Americans have led to America's preeminence in the fields of science, technology, medicine, government, politics, economics, architecture, literature, media, and visual and performing arts; and

             WHEREAS, Famous Scottish-Americans include such luminaries as Neil Armstrong, Alexander Graham Bell, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Alva Edison, William Faulkner, Malcolm Forbes, Billy Graham, Alexander Hamilton, Washington Irving, John Paul Jones, John Marshall, Andrew Mellon, Samuel F.B. Morse, James Naismith, Edgar Allen Poe, Gilbert Stuart, Elizabeth Taylor, General Douglas MacArthur, and Arnold Palmer, to name just a few; and

             WHEREAS, The United States Senate has officially recognized April 6th as national Tartan Day; and”

             WHEREAS, More than two hundred thousand organizations throughout the United States that honor Scottish heritage, tradition, and culture and that represent the hundreds of thousands of Americans of Scottish descent, residing in every state, including Washington, have made the observance of Tartan Day on April 6th a success; and

             WHEREAS, These numerous individuals, clans, societies, clubs, and fraternal organizations do not let the great contributions of the Scottish people go unnoticed;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of Washington State recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States of America and April 6th as "National Tartan Day."


             House Resolution No. 4635 was adopted.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4636 by Representatives Hunt, Rockefeller, Santos, Tokuda, Kenney, Jackley, Kagi, McDermott, Romero, Berkey, Linville, Schual-Berke, Lovick, Miloscia, O'Brien, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Edmonds, Cody, Ruderman, Edwards, Simpson, Ogden, Quall, Darneille, Conway, Esser, Chopp, Murray, Kessler, McIntire, Morris, Reardon, Dickerson, Veloria, Fromhold, Kirby, Keiser, Hatfield, Wood, Haigh, Lantz, Fisher, Grant, Gombosky, Marine, Talcott and Skinner


             WHEREAS, Walter C. "Walt" Woodward and his wife Mildred "Millie" Woodward lived on Bainbridge Island from 1940 until their recent passing; and

             WHEREAS, Walt Woodward was a leading citizen, courageous newspaper editor, and community voice for many years; and

             WHEREAS, Walt Woodward was an outspoken critic of the internment of the island's 240 Japanese American citizens during World War II, writing, "These Japanese haven't bombed anybody .... In the past they have given every indication of loyalty to this nation"; and

             WHEREAS, Under Walt Woodward's leadership, the Bainbridge Review was the only newspaper on the West Coast to repeatedly remind its readers that the Bill of Rights had been violated for some of the readers' neighbors; and

             WHEREAS, Walt and Millie Woodward arranged for camp residents from the island to become correspondents for the Review and in that way stay in touch with community members; and

             WHEREAS, Walt and Millie Woodward's contributions were the topic of the PBS-TV video "Visible Target," and Mr. Woodward was one of only 100 citizens inducted into Washington State's "Centennial Hall of Honor" for humanitarian and civil libertarian contributions to the state's quality of life; and

             WHEREAS, Walt Woodward was a recipient of the National Japanese American Citizen League's Edison Uno Civil Rights "Dove of Peace Award," and was the inspiration for the newspaper-editor character in David Guterson's award-winning novel, Snow Falling on Cedars; and

             WHEREAS, Walt Woodward led campaigns for a "living memorial fund" to build new schools, libraries, and the Agate Pass Bridge; and

             WHEREAS, Walt Woodward campaigned for Governor Dan Evans, was a candidate for Congress, served as chair of the state Pollution Control Hearings Board, and was the first hearing examiner for the state Shorelines Hearing Board; and

             WHEREAS, Mr. Woodward was active in Kiwanis, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Poulsbo Yacht Club, and once served as president of the Washington Newspaper Publishers' Association; and

             WHEREAS, Walt and Millie's many contributions to the community prompted the Bainbridge Island School District to name its newest school Woodward Middle School; and

             WHEREAS, Walt Woodward died on March 13, 2001, and Millie preceded him in death in 1989;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives honor the remarkable life and contributions of Walt Woodward to human rights and public service on Bainbridge Island and in the state of Washington; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to Walt and Millie Woodward's daughters, Mary, Mildred, and Carolyn, to the Bainbridge Island School Board, and to the Bainbridge Review.


             House Resolution No. 4636 was adopted.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4637 by Representatives Schoesler, Fromhold, Berkey and Esser


             WHEREAS, The State Land Grant Universities Cooperative Extension System was established by Congress and the Department of Agriculture in 1914; and

             WHEREAS, 4-H is an organization dedicated to developing all youth to reach their fullest potential that grew with the support of the System; and

             WHEREAS, The four H's represent Head, Heart, Hands, and Health: "Head" a commitment to clearer thinking, "Heart" to greater loyalty, "Hands" to larger service, and "Health" for better living - all for our club, the community, the country, and the world; and

             WHEREAS, The 4-H motto is "to make the best better"; and

             WHEREAS, 4-H teaches youth through parents, volunteers, and

community leaders, and offers them strong, positive leadership examples to follow and learn from; and

             WHEREAS, 4-H enables youth to have fun, meet new people, learn new life skills, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, and set and achieve goals; and

             WHEREAS, Continuing to build on its origins, 4-H continues to be the largest informal education program for boys and girls with over 6.6 million youth, ages five to twenty-one, from all states around the world who participate each year and develop knowledge and skills needed to become competent, caring, productive, and contributing citizens of the world; and

             WHEREAS, Diversity in project areas and educational programs and activities offers a wide range of growth opportunities, helping youth to learn they have options in life, and giving them the skills to try different things before making life decisions; and

             WHEREAS, Project choices include social sciences, arts, animal science, family living, environmental stewardship, mechanical sciences, natural resource study, and science and technology; and

             WHEREAS, 4-H Youth Development encourages young people to become involved in their communities, including county fairs, and to contribute in a variety of ways; and

             WHEREAS, This greatly expanded and enhanced education of our young people in Washington is due to the hard work and dedication of Cooperative Extension Services agents and program assistants from Washington State University, in concert with over eleven thousand adult community volunteers; and

             WHEREAS, We are honored that 4-H Youth Development members from all corners of the state are currently visiting the state capitol as part of an education program called "Know Your Government";

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives welcome the 4-H Youth Development Program delegates to the state capitol; and recognize the value of the "Know Your Government" program, as well as all of the education programs sponsored over the years by Washington State University's 4-H Youth Development Program.


             House Resolution No. 4637 was adopted.




March 21, 2001

E2SSB 5593     Prime Sponsor, Senate Committee on Ways & Means: Changing the public accountancy act. Reported by Committee on Commerce & Labor


             MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.


             On page 9, line 26, after "firms," insert "practice privileges under RCW 18.04.350,"


             Signed by Representatives Clements, Republican Co-Chair; Conway, Democratic Co-Chair; B. Chandler, Republican Vice Chair; Wood, Democratic Vice Chair; Hunt; Kenney; Lisk and McMorris.


             Voting yea: Representatives Clements, Conway, B. Chandler, Wood, Hunt, Kenney, Lisk, and McMorris.


             Referred to Committee on Appropriations.


March 21, 2001

SSB 5702          Prime Sponsor, Senate Committee on Ways & Means: Changing taxation of forest lands. Reported by Committee on Natural Resources


             MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives Doumit, Democratic Co-Chair; Sump, Republican Co-Chair; Pearson, Republican Vice Chair; Rockefeller, Democratic Vice Chair; Buck; G. Chandler; Edwards; Eickmeyer; Ericksen; Jackley; Murray and Pennington.


             Voting yea: Representatives Doumit, Sump, Pearson, Rockefeller, Buck, G. Chandler, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Jackley, Murray, and Pennington.


             Passed to Committee on Rules for second reading.


             There being no objection, the bills listed on the day's committee reports under the fifth order of business were referred to the committees so designated.


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


             There being no objection, the House adjourned until 9:55 a.m., March 26, 2001, the 78th Legislative Day.


CLYDE BALLARD, Speaker                                                                                   FRANK CHOPP, Speaker

TIMOTHY A. MARTIN, Chief Clerk                                                         CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk