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TWENTY-THIRD DAY, FIRST SPECIAL SESSION
Senate Chamber, Olympia, Thursday, May 17, 2001
The Senate was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Vice President Pro Tempore Shin. The Secretary called the roll and announced to the Vice President Pro Tempore that all Senators were present except Senators Benton, Finkbeiner, Haugen, Horn, Johnson, McAuliffe, McDonald, Oke, Roach and Zarelli On motion of Senator Eide, Senators McAuliffe and Haugen were excused. On motion of Senator Honeyford, Senators Benton, Finkbeiner, Horn, Johnson, McDonald, Oke, Roach and Zarelli were excused.
The Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, consisting of staff members Kim Cusick and Michael McCliment, presented the Colors. David Buri, Legislative Assistant to Senator Larry Sheahan, 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
May 1, 2001
TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.
Jaime Rossman, to be appointed June 1, 2001, for a term ending May 21, 2002, as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Evergreen State College.
GARY LOCKE, Governor
Referred to the Committee on Higher Education.
INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING
SB 6187 by Senators T. Sheldon, Honeyford, Hargrove and Rasmussen
AN ACT Relating to public facilities in rural counties; and amending RCW 82.14.370.
Referred to Committee on Economic Development and Telecommunications.
On motion of Senator Stevens, the following resolution was adopted:
SENATE RESOLUTION 2001-8685
By Senators Stevens and Long
WHEREAS, it is a tradition of the Washington State Senate to recognize individuals whose achievements reflect positive and inspiring characteristics; and
WHEREAS, these valued characteristics are most often displayed by those willing to engage in community service, charity, and civic activities; and
WHEREAS, Shannon Hulbert, a seventeen-year old junior at Lake Stevens High School possessing such characteristics, was crowned the 2001 Washington State Miss Teen USA on November 25, 2000; and
WHEREAS, Miss Hulbert is actively involved in promoting non-violence in schools through her work as a motivational speaker with Dream On Foundation; and
WHEREAS, Miss Hulbert and the foundation have teamed up with renowned motivational speaker Anthony Robbins to promote school safety with videos featuring pop music stars N'Sync and the BackStreet Boys; and
WHEREAS, Miss Hulbert has appeared in internationally published magazines, has modeled in Paris, London and the United States, and is an award winning track athlete, inspiring cheer leader, and dedicated student; and
WHEREAS, Shannon Hulbert, representing Washington, will compete for the title of Miss Teen USA this summer; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Senate recognize and honor Shannon Hulbert for her outstanding accomplishments and demonstrated commitment to school safety; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Shannon Hulbert, the Lake Stevens School District, Lake Stevens High School, and the Miss Teen USA headquarters.
Senators Stevens and Long spoke to Senate Resolution 2001-8685.
INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL GUESTS
The Vice President Pro Tempore welcomed and introduced the 2001 Washington State Miss Teen USA, Shannon Hulbert, and her father, Snohomish County Superior Court Judge David Hulbert, who were seated on the rostrum.
With permission of the Senate, business was suspended to permit Miss Teen Shannon to address the Senate.
On motion of Senator Franklin, the following resolution was adopted:
SENATE RESOLUTION 2001-8697
By Senators Franklin, Hewitt, Honeyford, Hale, Spanel, Regala, Sheldon, B., Rasmussen, Eide, Snyder, Winsley, Fraser and Sheahan
WHEREAS, Asian-Pacific Islanders have played a rich role in the history and cultural development of Washington for more than one-hundred and fifty years; and
WHEREAS, about 416,000 of the residents of Washington – representing eleven Asian and seven Pacific Island nations – are of Asian-Pacific Islander descent; and
WHEREAS, Asian-Pacific Islanders have contributed significantly to the development of the arts, sciences, government, military, commerce and education of Washington; and
WHEREAS, after passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, employers looked to Japan to fill the growing need for workers; and
WHEREAS, Hawaiians were the first Asian-Pacific Islanders to work in the Northwest and were well known for their seamanship; and
WHEREAS, Asian-Pacific Islanders have made personal sacrifices that have advanced the cause of civil rights and equal opportunity for all residents of Washington;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate ask all Washington residents to join us in observing Asian- Pacific American Heritage Month; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the residents of Washington celebrate throughout the month of May the contributions of Asian-
Pacific Americans to the history and culture of our state; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted to the Washington State Commission on Asian-
Pacific American Affairs.
Senators Franklin, Rasmussen, Swecker, Betti Sheldon and Morton spoke to Senate Resolution 2001-8697.
Senator Kohl-Welles: “I rise for a point of personal privilege, Mr. President. I had meant to offer a resolution today. As I did not believe I would make it to the festivities, I have not done so. Today is Sytennde og Mai, the seventeenth of May, which is the Norwegian Independence Day. The community of Ballard in my district in Seattle has the largest celebration of this independence day anywhere in the world, outside of Norway. There is a luncheon, today, which I hope to attend, and there is a parade which happens every seventeenth of May in Ballard. If anyone wants to attend, it is at six o’clock tonight. Again it is the largest festivity, outside of the country of Norway, in the entire world. Although I did not have a resolution, I know that many individuals here are of Norwegian ancestry, as I am. I know Senator Winsley is and Senator Eide and several others. So, I would like to give this tribute to Norway and also to the many Norwegian/Americans residing in the Pacific Northwest and the United States. Thank you.”
At 10:30 a.m., on motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2001.
BRAD OWEN, President of the Senate
TONY M. COOK, Secretary of the Senate