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FIFTY EIGHTH LEGISLATURE - REGULAR SESSION

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NINETY NINTH DAY

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House Chamber, Olympia, Monday, April 21, 2003


             The House was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by the Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding). The Clerk called the roll and a quorum was present.


             The flags were escorted to the rostrum by a Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, Pages Ryan Benton and Felica Salcedo. The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) led the Chamber in the Pledge of Allegiance. Prayer was offered by Pastor Rex Niblack, Rainier Chapel, Rainier.


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


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

April 21, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The President has signed SENATE BILL NO. 5512, and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 14, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1028, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The joint legislative audit and review committee shall:

              (1) Review and analyze research, including research conducted by the Washington state institute for public policy, to identify programs that have been proven effective at (a) preserving families and (b) reducing crime committed by youth who are eleven to eighteen years of age;

              (2) Report on the research findings about costs, benefits, and outcomes of the programs identified in subsection (1) of this section that (a) have been successfully implemented by local jurisdictions in Washington state; (b) have resulted in documented and measurable positive outcomes related to family preservation and juvenile crime reduction in Washington state; and (c) have resulted in cost savings, or were cost neutral, to the state budget;

              (3) Report on the research findings about the role that financial and other incentives have played in stimulating local government investment in the programs identified in subsection (1) of this section; and

              (4) Evaluate, recommend, and report where appropriate, options for financial and other incentives designed to encourage local government investment in the programs identified in subsection (1) of this section. Among the incentives that may be considered are those that reimburse local jurisdictions for a portion of the savings that accrue to the state as the result of local government investment in such programs.

              In carrying out this review, the joint legislative audit and review committee may consider using a sample of local communities and local governments, but should be attentive to regional differences within the state.

              The committee shall submit an interim report to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature by September 1, 2004, and a final report to the same committees by September 1, 2005.

              This section expires December 31, 2005."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "Relating to" strike the remainder of the title and insert "a study of proven intervention and prevention programs for at-risk youth; creating a new section; and providing an expiration date."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1028 and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 11, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1057, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1)(a) The legislature finds that existing law as it relates to the suspension of commercial fishing licenses does not take into account the real-life circumstances faced by the state's commercial fishing fleets. The nature of the commercial fishing industry, together with the complexity of fisheries regulations, is such that honest mistakes can be made by well-meaning and otherwise law-abiding fishers. Commercial fishing violations that occur within an acceptable margin of error should not result in the suspension of fishing privileges. Likewise, fishers facing the possibility of license suspension or revocation deserve the opportunity to explain any extenuating circumstances prior to having his or her professional privileges suspended.

              (b) The legislature intends, by creating the license suspension review committee, to provide a fisher with the opportunity to explain any extenuating circumstances that led to a commercial fishing violation. The legislature intends for the license suspension review committee to give serious considerations to the case-specific facts and scenarios leading up to a violation, and for license suspensions to issue only when the facts indicate a willful act that undermines the conservation of fish stocks. Frivolous violations should not result in the suspension of privileges, and should be punished only by the criminal sanctions attached to the underlying crime.

              (2)(a) The legislature further finds that gross abuses of fish stocks should not be tolerated. Individuals convicted of even one violation that is egregious in nature, causing serious detriment to a fishery or the competitive disposition of other fishers, should have his or her license suspended and revoked.

              (b) The legislature intends for the license suspension review committee to take egregious fisheries' violations seriously. When dealing with individuals convicted of only one violation, the license suspension review committee should only consider suspension for individuals that are convicted of violations that are of a severe magnitude and show a wanton disregard for the public's resource.


              Sec. 2. RCW 77.15.700 and 2001 c 253 s 46 are each amended to read as follows:

              The department shall impose revocation and suspension of privileges upon conviction in the following circumstances:

              (1) If directed by statute for an offense;

              (2) If the department finds that actions of the defendant demonstrated a willful or wanton disregard for conservation of fish or wildlife. Such suspension of privileges may be permanent. This subsection (2) does not apply to violations involving commercial fishing;

              (3) If a person is convicted twice within ten years for a violation involving unlawful hunting, killing, or possessing big game, the department shall order revocation and suspension of all hunting privileges for two years. RCW 77.12.722 or 77.16.050 as it existed before June 11, 1998, may comprise one of the convictions constituting the basis for revocation and suspension under this subsection;

              (4) If a person is convicted three times in ten years of any violation of recreational hunting or fishing laws or rules, the department shall order a revocation and suspension of all recreational hunting and fishing privileges for two years((;

              (5) If a person is convicted twice within five years of a gross misdemeanor or felony involving unlawful commercial fish or shellfish harvesting, buying, or selling, the department shall impose a revocation and suspension of the person's commercial fishing privileges for one year. A commercial fishery license revoked under this subsection may not be used by an alternate operator or transferred during the period of suspension)).


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 77.15 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) If a person is convicted of two or more qualifying commercial fishing violations within a three-year period, the person's privileges to participate in the commercial fishery to which the violations applied may be suspended by the director for up to one year. A commercial fishery license that is suspended under this section may not be transferred after the director issues a notice of suspension, or used by an alternative operator or transferred during the period of suspension, if the person who is the subject of the suspension notice is the person who owns the commercial fishery license.

              (2) For the purposes of this section only, "qualifying commercial fishing violation" means either:

              (a) A conviction under RCW 77.15.500, 77.15.510, 77.15.520, 77.15.530, 77.15.550(1)(a), 77.15.570, 77.15.580, or 77.15.590;

              (b) A gross misdemeanor or felony involving commercial fish harvesting, buying, or selling that is unlawful under the terms of the license, this title, or the rules issued pursuant to this title, if the quantity of unlawfully harvested, possessed, bought, or sold fish, other than shellfish, groundfish, or coastal pelagic species of baitfish totals greater than six percent, by weight, of the harvest available for inspection at the time of citation and the cumulative value of the unlawfully harvested fish is more than two hundred fifty dollars at the time of citation;

              (c) A gross misdemeanor or felony involving commercial groundfish or coastal pelagic baitfish harvest, buying, or selling that is unlawful under the terms of the license, this title, or the rules issued under this title, if: (i) The quantity of unlawfully harvested, possessed, bought, or sold groundfish or coastal pelagic baitfish totals greater than ten percent, by weight, of the harvest available for inspection at the time of citation and has a cumulative value greater than five hundred dollars; or (ii) the quantity, by weight, of the unlawfully commercially harvested groundfish or coastal pelagic baitfish is ten percent greater than the landing allowances provided under rules adopted by the department for species categorized as over- fished by the national marine fisheries service; or

              (d) A gross misdemeanor or felony involving commercial shellfish harvesting, buying, or selling that is unlawful under the terms of the license, this title, or the rules issued pursuant to this title, if the quantity of unlawfully harvested, possessed, bought, or sold shellfish: (i) Totals greater than six percent of the harvest available for inspection at the time of citation; and (ii) totals fifty or more individual shellfish.

              (3)(a) The director may refer a person convicted of one qualifying commercial fishing violation to the license suspension review committee if the director feels that the qualifying commercial fishing violation was of a severe enough magnitude to justify suspension of the individual's license renewal privileges.

              (b) The director may refer any person convicted of one egregious shellfish violation to the license suspension review committee.

              (c) For the purposes of this section only, "egregious shellfish violation" means a gross misdemeanor or felony involving commercial shellfish harvesting, buying, or selling that is unlawful under the terms of the license, this title, or the rules issued pursuant to this title, if the quantity of unlawfully harvested, possessed, bought, or sold shellfish: (i) Totals more than twenty percent of the harvest available for inspection at the time of citation; (ii) totals five hundred or more individual shellfish; and (iii) is valued at two thousand five hundred dollars or more.

              (4) A person who has a commercial fishing license suspended or revoked under this section may file an appeal with the license suspension review committee pursuant to section 4 of this act. An appeal must be filed within thirty-one days of notice of license suspension or revocation. If an appeal is filed, the suspension or revocation issued by the department does not take effect until after the license suspension review committee has delivered an opinion. If no appeal is filed within thirty-one days of notice of license suspension or revocation, the right to an appeal is considered waived. All suspensions ordered under this section take effect either thirty- one days following the conviction for the second qualifying commercial fishing violation, or upon a decision pursuant to section 4 of this act, whichever is later.

              (5) A fishing privilege suspended under this section is in addition to the statutory penalties assigned to the underlying crime.

              (6) For the purposes of this section only, the burden is on the state to show the dollar amount or the percent of a harvest that is comprised of unlawfully harvested, bought, or sold individual fish or shellfish.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 77.15 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The license suspension review committee is created. The license suspension review committee may only hear appeals from commercial fishers who have had a license revoked or suspended pursuant to section 3 of this act.

              (2)(a) The license suspension review committee is composed of five voting members and up to four alternates.

              (b) Two of the members must be appointed by the director and may be department employees.

              (c) Three members, and up to four alternates, must be peer-group members, who are individuals owning a commercial fishing license issued by the department. If a peer-group member appears before the license suspension review committee because of a qualifying commercial fishing violation, the member must recuse himself or herself from the proceedings relating to that violation. No two voting peer-group members may reside in the same county. All peer-group members must be appointed by the commission, who may accept recommendations from professional organizations that represent commercial fishing interests or from the legislative authority of any Washington county.

              (d) All license suspension review committee members serve a two- year renewable term.

              (e) The commission may develop minimum member standards for service on the license suspension review committee, and standards for terminating a member before the expiration of his or her term.

              (3) The license suspension review committee must convene and deliver an opinion on a license renewal suspension within three months of appeal or of referral from the department. The director shall consider the committee's opinion and make a decision and may issue, not issue, or modify the license suspension.

              (4) The license suspension review committee shall collect the information and hear the testimony that it feels necessary to deliver an opinion on the proper length, if any, of a suspension of a commercial license. The opinion may be based on extenuating circumstances presented by the individual convicted of the qualifying commercial fishing violation or considerations of the type and magnitude of violations that have been committed by the individual. The maximum length of any suspension may not exceed one year.

              (5) All opinions of the license suspension review committee must be by a majority vote of all voting members. Alternate committee members may only vote when one of the voting members is unavailable, has been recused, or has decided not to vote on the case before the committee. Nonvoting alternates may be present and may participate at all license suspension review committee meetings.

              (6) Members of the license suspension review committee serve as volunteers, and are not eligible for compensation other than travel expenses pursuant to RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.

              (7) Staff of the license suspension review committee must be provided by the department."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "violations;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 77.15.700; adding new sections to chapter 77.15 RCW; and creating a new section."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1057 and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 11, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1571, with the following amendment


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that there is an urgent need for vigorous enforcement of child support obligations. The legislature further finds that the duty of child support to provide for the needs of dependent children, including their necessary food, clothing, shelter, education, and health care, should not be avoided because of where an obligor resides. A person owing a duty of child support who chooses to engage in behaviors that result in the person becoming incarcerated should not be able to avoid child support obligations.

              The legislature also finds the current system of child support collections due from persons confined in state correctional facilities does not facilitate family preservation nor does it promote the best interests of children. The legislature intends that, particularly in instances of very low payment levels, child support deductions go directly to the person or persons in whose custody the child is and who is responsible for the daily support of the child. The legislature does not intend the child support system to be a mechanism for the support of government, but rather to directly assist children in need of support.


              Sec. 2. RCW 72.09.111 and 2002 c 126 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The secretary shall deduct from the gross wages or gratuities of each inmate working in correctional industries work programs, taxes and legal financial obligations. The secretary shall also deduct child support payments from the gratuities of each inmate working in class II through class IV correctional industries work programs. The secretary shall develop a formula for the distribution of offender wages and gratuities.

              (a) The formula shall include the following minimum deductions from class I gross wages and from all others earning at least minimum wage:

              (i) Five percent to the public safety and education account for the purpose of crime victims' compensation;

              (ii) Ten percent to a department personal inmate savings account;

              (iii) Twenty percent to the department to contribute to the cost of incarceration; and

              (iv) Twenty percent for payment of legal financial obligations for all inmates who have legal financial obligations owing in any Washington state superior court.

              (b) The formula shall include the following minimum deductions from class II gross gratuities:

              (i) Five percent to the public safety and education account for the purpose of crime victims' compensation;

              (ii) Ten percent to a department personal inmate savings account;

              (iii) Fifteen percent to the department to contribute to the cost of incarceration; ((and))

              (iv) Twenty percent for payment of legal financial obligations for all inmates who have legal financial obligations owing in any Washington state superior court; and

              (v) Fifteen percent for any child support owed under a support order.

              (c) ((The formula shall include the following minimum deduction from class IV gross gratuities: Five percent to the department to contribute to the cost of incarceration.

              (d))) The formula shall include the following minimum deductions from class III gratuities:

              (i) Five percent for the purpose of crime victims' compensation; and

              (ii) Fifteen percent for any child support owed under a support order.

              (d) The formula shall include the following minimum deduction from class IV gross gratuities:

              (i) Five percent to the department to contribute to the cost of incarceration; and

              (ii) Fifteen percent for any child support owed under a support order.

              Any person sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of release or parole under chapter 10.95 RCW or sentenced to death shall be exempt from the requirement under (a)(ii) or (b)(ii) of this subsection.

              The department personal inmate savings account, together with any accrued interest, shall only be available to an inmate at the time of his or her release from confinement, unless the secretary determines that an emergency exists for the inmate, at which time the funds can be made available to the inmate in an amount determined by the secretary. The management of classes I, II, and IV correctional industries may establish an incentive payment for offender workers based on productivity criteria. This incentive shall be paid separately from the hourly wage/gratuity rate and shall not be subject to the specified deduction for cost of incarceration.

              In the event that the offender worker's wages or gratuity is subject to garnishment for support enforcement, the crime victims' compensation, savings, and cost of incarceration deductions shall be calculated on the net wages after taxes, legal financial obligations, and garnishment.

              (2) The department shall explore other methods of recovering a portion of the cost of the inmate's incarceration and for encouraging participation in work programs, including development of incentive programs that offer inmates benefits and amenities paid for only from wages earned while working in a correctional industries work program.

              (3) The department shall develop the necessary administrative structure to recover inmates' wages and keep records of the amount inmates pay for the costs of incarceration and amenities. All funds deducted from inmate wages under subsection (1) of this section for the purpose of contributions to the cost of incarceration shall be deposited in a dedicated fund with the department and shall be used only for the purpose of enhancing and maintaining correctional industries work programs.

              (4) The expansion of inmate employment in class I and class II correctional industries shall be implemented according to the following schedule:

              (a) Not later than June 30, 1995, the secretary shall achieve a net increase of at least two hundred in the number of inmates employed in class I or class II correctional industries work programs above the number so employed on June 30, 1994;

              (b) Not later than June 30, 1996, the secretary shall achieve a net increase of at least four hundred in the number of inmates employed in class I or class II correctional industries work programs above the number so employed on June 30, 1994;

              (c) Not later than June 30, 1997, the secretary shall achieve a net increase of at least six hundred in the number of inmates employed in class I or class II correctional industries work programs above the number so employed on June 30, 1994;

              (d) Not later than June 30, 1998, the secretary shall achieve a net increase of at least nine hundred in the number of inmates employed in class I or class II correctional industries work programs above the number so employed on June 30, 1994;

              (e) Not later than June 30, 1999, the secretary shall achieve a net increase of at least one thousand two hundred in the number of inmates employed in class I or class II correctional industries work programs above the number so employed on June 30, 1994;

              (f) Not later than June 30, 2000, the secretary shall achieve a net increase of at least one thousand five hundred in the number of inmates employed in class I or class II correctional industries work programs above the number so employed on June 30, 1994.

              (5) It shall be in the discretion of the secretary to apportion the inmates between class I and class II depending on available contracts and resources.

              (6) Nothing in this section shall limit the authority of the department of social and health services division of child support from taking collection action against an inmate's moneys, assets, or property pursuant to chapter 26.23, 74.20, or 74.20A RCW.


              Sec. 3. RCW 72.09.480 and 1999 c 325 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply to this section.

              (a) "Cost of incarceration" means the cost of providing an inmate with shelter, food, clothing, transportation, supervision, and other services and supplies as may be necessary for the maintenance and support of the inmate while in the custody of the department, based on the average per inmate costs established by the department and the office of financial management.

              (b) "Minimum term of confinement" means the minimum amount of time an inmate will be confined in the custody of the department, considering the sentence imposed and adjusted for the total potential earned early release time available to the inmate.

              (c) "Program" means any series of courses or classes necessary to achieve a proficiency standard, certificate, or postsecondary degree.

              (2) When an inmate, except as provided in subsection (((6))) (7) of this section, receives any funds in addition to his or her wages or gratuities, except settlements or awards resulting from legal action, the additional funds shall be subject to the following deductions ((in RCW 72.09.111(1)(a))) and the priorities established in chapter 72.11 RCW:

              (a) Five percent to the public safety and education account for the purpose of crime victims' compensation;

              (b) Ten percent to a department personal inmate savings account;

              (c) Twenty percent to the department to contribute to the cost of incarceration;

              (d) Twenty percent for payment of legal financial obligations for all inmates who have legal financial obligations owing in any Washington state superior court; and

              (e) Fifteen percent for any child support owed under a support order.

              (3) When an inmate, except as provided in subsection (7) of this section, receives any funds from a settlement or award resulting from a legal action, the additional funds shall be subject to the deductions in RCW 72.09.111(1)(a) and the priorities established in chapter 72.11 RCW.

              (((3))) (4) The amount deducted from an inmate's funds under subsection (2) of this section shall not exceed the department's total cost of incarceration for the inmate incurred during the inmate's minimum or actual term of confinement, whichever is longer.

              (((4))) (5) The deductions required under subsection (2) of this section shall not apply to funds received by the department on behalf of an offender for payment of one fee-based education or vocational program that is associated with an inmate's work program or a placement decision made by the department under RCW 72.09.460 to prepare an inmate for work upon release.

              An inmate may, prior to the completion of the fee-based education or vocational program authorized under this subsection, apply to a person designated by the secretary for permission to make a change in his or her program. The secretary, or his or her designee, may approve the application based solely on the following criteria: (a) The inmate has been transferred to another institution by the department for reasons unrelated to education or a change to a higher security classification and the offender's current program is unavailable in the offender's new placement; (b) the inmate entered an academic program as an undeclared major and wishes to declare a major. No inmate may apply for more than one change to his or her major and receive the exemption from deductions specified in this subsection; (c) the educational or vocational institution is terminating the inmate's current program; or (d) the offender's training or education has demonstrated that the current program is not the appropriate program to assist the offender to achieve a placement decision made by the department under RCW 72.09.460 to prepare the inmate for work upon release.

              (((5))) (6) The deductions required under subsection (2) of this section shall not apply to any money received by the department, on behalf of an inmate, from family or other outside sources for the payment of postage expenses. Money received under this subsection may only be used for the payment of postage expenses and may not be transferred to any other account or purpose. Money that remains unused in the inmate's postage fund at the time of release shall be subject to the deductions outlined in subsection (2) of this section.

              (((6))) (7) When an inmate sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of release or parole, or to death under chapter 10.95 RCW, receives any funds in addition to his or her gratuities, except settlements or awards resulting from legal action, the additional funds shall be subject to: Deductions of five percent to the public safety and education account for the purpose of crime victims' compensation ((and)), twenty percent to the department to contribute to the cost of incarceration, and fifteen percent to child support payments.

              (((7))) (8) When an inmate sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of release or parole, or to death under chapter 10.95 RCW, receives any funds from a settlement or award resulting from a legal action in addition to his or her gratuities, the additional funds shall be subject to: Deductions of five percent to the public safety and education account for the purpose of crime victims' compensation and twenty percent to the department to contribute to the cost of incarceration.

              (9) The interest earned on an inmate savings account created as a result of the plan in section 4, chapter 325, Laws of 1999 shall be exempt from the mandatory deductions under this section and RCW 72.09.111.

              (10) Nothing in this section shall limit the authority of the department of social and health services division of child support from taking collection action against an inmate's moneys, assets, or property pursuant to chapter 26.23, 74.20, or 74.20A RCW including, but not limited to, the collection of moneys received by the inmate from settlements or awards resulting from legal action."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "payments;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 72.09.111 and 72.09.480; and creating a new section."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1571 and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 10, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1841, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 70.190 RCW to read as follows:

              The legislature finds that investment in effective prevention and early intervention services: (1) Produces immediate and long-term improvements for children and families; and (2) avoids future public costs in education, child welfare, substance abuse, health, and mental health treatment, law enforcement, the courts, and juvenile and adult corrections. The legislature further finds that state agencies receiving funds for prevention and early intervention services should contract for or operate services that have a strong likelihood of achieving expected outcomes.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 70.190 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The family policy council shall, by June 30, 2004, identify and recommend criteria for funding prevention and early intervention services and programs in the department of social and health services, children's administration that are either state-operated or contracted. The criteria must require that funded programs, at a minimum: (a) Define clear, measurable outcomes; (b) identify research that may be applicable; (c) identify anticipated cost benefits; (d) describe broad community involvement, support, and partnerships; and (e) provide data related to program outcomes and cost benefits.

              (2) The family policy council shall begin collecting and analyzing the program outcome and cost benefit data July 1, 2005.

              (3) For the purposes of this section, "prevention and early intervention services and programs" may include, but not be limited to, the following state-operated or contracted programs or their successors:

              (a) Alternate response system;

              (b) Family reconciliation services;

              (c) Family preservation services;

              (d) Intensive family preservation services;

              (e) Continuum of care;

              (f) Parent trust programs;

              (g) Public health nurse early intervention program; or

              (h) Other prevention and early intervention services and programs.

              (4) The department of social and health services, children's administration shall incorporate the recommended funding criteria into contracts and operating procedures beginning January 1, 2005, within existing resources.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 70.190 RCW to read as follows:

              Nothing in this act creates:

              (1) An entitlement to services;

              (2) Judicial authority to order the provision of services to any person or family if the services are unavailable or unsuitable, or the child or family is not eligible for such services; or

              (3) A private right of action or claim on the part of any individual, entity, or agency against the family policy council, any state agency, or contractor.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 70.190 RCW to read as follows:

              The family policy council shall itself or by contract identify and recommend the criteria described in section 2 of this act.

              The family policy council shall: Beginning with its 2005 annual report and each subsequent report, list the prevention and early intervention services to which the funding criteria established in section 2(1) of this act are applied; and beginning with its 2006 annual report and in each subsequent annual report, include the outcome and cost benefit data collected under section 2(2) of this act and provide an analysis of the success and cost benefit program outcomes."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "services;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and adding new sections to chapter 70.190 RCW."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate Amendment to SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1841 and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 11, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2056, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 39.04 RCW to read as follows:

              When a municipality receives a written protest from a bidder for a public works project which is the subject of competitive bids, the municipality shall not execute a contract for the project with anyone other than the protesting bidder without first providing at least two full business days' written notice of the municipality's intent to execute a contract for the project; provided that the protesting bidder submits notice in writing of its protest no later than two full business days following bid opening. Intermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays are not counted in determining the minimum two-day notice period.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 39.04 RCW to read as follows:

              A low bidder on a public works project who claims error and fails to enter into a contract is prohibited from bidding on the same project if a second or subsequent call for bids is made for the project.


              Sec. 3. RCW 39.10.061 and 2002 c 46 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and after complying with RCW 39.10.030, a public body may utilize the general contractor/construction manager procedure of public works contracting for public works projects authorized under subsection (2) of this section. For the purposes of this section, "general contractor/construction manager" means a firm with which a public body has selected and negotiated a maximum allowable construction cost to be guaranteed by the firm, after competitive selection through formal advertisement and competitive bids, to provide services during the design phase that may include life-cycle cost design considerations, value engineering, scheduling, cost estimating, constructability, alternative construction options for cost savings, and sequencing of work, and to act as the construction manager and general contractor during the construction phase.

              (2) Except those school districts proposing projects that are considered and approved by the school district project review board, public bodies authorized under this section may utilize the general contractor/construction manager procedure for public works projects valued over ten million dollars where:

              (a) Implementation of the project involves complex scheduling requirements; or

              (b) The project involves construction at an existing facility which must continue to operate during construction; or

              (c) The involvement of the general contractor/construction manager during the design stage is critical to the success of the project.

              (3) Public bodies should select general contractor/construction managers early in the life of public works projects, and in most situations no later than the completion of schematic design.

              (4) Contracts for the services of a general contractor/construction manager under this section shall be awarded through a competitive process requiring the public solicitation of proposals for general contractor/construction manager services. The public solicitation of proposals shall include: A description of the project, including programmatic, performance, and technical requirements and specifications when available; the reasons for using the general contractor/construction manager procedure; a description of the qualifications to be required of the proposer, including submission of the proposer's accident prevention program; a description of the process the public body will use to evaluate qualifications and proposals, including evaluation factors and the relative weight of factors; the form of the contract to be awarded; the estimated maximum allowable construction cost; and the bid instructions to be used by the general contractor/construction manager finalists. Evaluation factors shall include, but not be limited to: Ability of professional personnel, past performance in negotiated and complex projects, and ability to meet time and budget requirements; the scope of work the general contractor/construction manager proposes to self-perform and its ability to perform it; location; recent, current, and projected work loads of the firm; and the concept of their proposal. A public body shall establish a committee to evaluate the proposals. After the committee has selected the most qualified finalists, these finalists shall submit final proposals, including sealed bids for the percent fee, which is the percentage amount to be earned by the general contractor/construction manager as overhead and profit, on the estimated maximum allowable construction cost and the fixed amount for the detailed specified general conditions work. The public body shall select the firm submitting the highest scored final proposal using the evaluation factors and the relative weight of factors published in the public solicitation of proposals.

              (5) The maximum allowable construction cost may be negotiated between the public body and the selected firm after the scope of the project is adequately determined to establish a guaranteed contract cost for which the general contractor/construction manager will provide a performance and payment bond. The guaranteed contract cost includes the fixed amount for the detailed specified general conditions work, the negotiated maximum allowable construction cost, the percent fee on the negotiated maximum allowable construction cost, and sales tax. If the public body is unable to negotiate a satisfactory maximum allowable construction cost with the firm selected that the public body determines to be fair, reasonable, and within the available funds, negotiations with that firm shall be formally terminated and the public body shall negotiate with the next highest scored firm and continue until an agreement is reached or the process is terminated. If the maximum allowable construction cost varies more than fifteen percent from the bid estimated maximum allowable construction cost due to requested and approved changes in the scope by the public body, the percent fee shall be renegotiated.

              (6) All subcontract work shall be competitively bid with public bid openings. When critical to the successful completion of a subcontractor bid package and after publication of notice of intent to determine bidder eligibility in a legal newspaper of general circulation published in or as near as possible to that part of the county in which the public work will be done at least twenty days before requesting qualifications from interested subcontract bidders, the owner and general contractor/construction manager may determine subcontractor bidding eligibility using the following evaluation criteria:

              (a) Adequate financial resources or the ability to secure such resources;

              (b) History of successful completion of a contract of similar type and scope;

              (c) Project management and project supervision personnel with experience on similar projects and the availability of such personnel for the project;

              (d) Current and projected workload and the impact the project will have on the subcontractor's current and projected workload;

              (e) Ability to accurately estimate the subcontract bid package scope of work;

              (f) Ability to meet subcontract bid package shop drawing and other coordination procedures;

              (g) Eligibility to receive an award under applicable laws and regulations; and

              (h) Ability to meet subcontract bid package scheduling requirements.

              The owner and general contractor/construction manager shall weigh the evaluation criteria and determine a minimum acceptable score to be considered an eligible subcontract bidder.

              After publication of notice of intent to determine bidder eligibility, subcontractors requesting eligibility shall be provided the evaluation criteria and weighting to be used by the owner and general contractor/construction manager to determine eligible subcontract bidders. After the owner and general contractor/construction manager determine eligible subcontract bidders, subcontractors requesting eligibility shall be provided the results and scoring of the subcontract bidder eligibility determination.

              Subcontract bid packages shall be awarded to the responsible bidder submitting the low responsive bid. The requirements of RCW 39.30.060 apply to each subcontract bid package. All subcontractors who bid work over three hundred thousand dollars shall post a bid bond and all subcontractors who are awarded a contract over three hundred thousand dollars shall provide a performance and payment bond for their contract amount. All other subcontractors shall provide a performance and payment bond if required by the general contractor/construction manager. If a general contractor/construction manager receives a written protest from a subcontractor bidder, the general contractor/construction manager shall not execute a contract for the subcontract bid package with anyone other than the protesting bidder without first providing at least two full business days' written notice of the general contractor/construction manager's intent to execute a contract for the subcontract bid package. Intermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays are not counted in determining the minimum two-day notice period. A low bidder who claims error and fails to enter into a contract is prohibited from bidding on the same project if a second or subsequent call for bids is made for the project. Except as provided for under subsection (7) of this section, bidding on subcontract work by the general contractor/construction manager or its subsidiaries is prohibited. The general contractor/construction manager may negotiate with the low-responsive bidder in accordance with RCW 39.10.080 or, if unsuccessful in such negotiations, rebid.

              (7) The general contractor/construction manager, or its subsidiaries, may bid on subcontract work if:

              (a) The work within the subcontract bid package is customarily performed by the general contractor/construction manager;

              (b) The bid opening is managed by the public body; and

              (c) Notification of the general contractor/construction manager's intention to bid is included in the public solicitation of bids for the bid package.

              In no event may the value of subcontract work performed by the general contractor/construction manager exceed thirty percent of the negotiated maximum allowable construction cost.

              (8) A public body may include an incentive clause in any contract awarded under this section for savings of either time or cost or both from that originally negotiated. No incentives granted may exceed five percent of the maximum allowable construction cost. If the project is completed for less than the agreed upon maximum allowable construction cost, any savings not otherwise negotiated as part of an incentive clause shall accrue to the public body. If the project is completed for more than the agreed upon maximum allowable construction cost, excepting increases due to any contract change orders approved by the public body, the additional cost shall be the responsibility of the general contractor/construction manager."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "bidding;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 39.10.061; and adding new sections to chapter 39.04 RCW."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate Amendment to ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2056 and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 15, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1036, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 46.01.230 and 1994 c 262 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The department of licensing is authorized to accept checks and money orders for payment of drivers' licenses, certificates of ownership and registration, motor vehicle excise taxes, gross weight fees, and other fees and taxes collected by the department, in accordance with regulations adopted by the director. The director's regulations shall duly provide for the public's convenience consistent with sound business practice and shall encourage the annual renewal of vehicle registrations by mail to the department, authorizing checks and money orders for payment. Such regulations shall contain provisions for cancellation of any registrations, licenses, or permits paid for by checks or money orders which are not duly paid and for the necessary accounting procedures in such cases: PROVIDED, That any bona fide purchaser for value of a vehicle shall not be liable or responsible for any prior uncollected taxes and fees paid, pursuant to this section, by a check which has subsequently been dishonored: AND PROVIDED FURTHER, That no transfer of ownership of a vehicle may be denied to a bona fide purchaser for value of a vehicle if there are outstanding uncollected fees or taxes for which a predecessor paid, pursuant to this section, by check which has subsequently been dishonored nor shall the new owner be required to pay any fee for replacement vehicle license number plates that may be required pursuant to RCW 46.16.270 as now or hereafter amended.

              (2) It is a traffic infraction to fail to surrender within ten days to the department or any authorized agent of the department any certificate, license, or permit after being notified that such certificate, license, or permit has been canceled pursuant to this section. Notice of cancellation may be accomplished by sending a notice by first class mail using the last known address in department records for the holder of the certificate, license, or permit, and recording the transmittal on an affidavit of first class mail.

              (3) Whenever registrations, licenses, or permits have been paid for by checks that have been dishonored by nonacceptance or nonpayment, a reasonable handling fee may be assessed for each such instrument. Notwithstanding provisions of any other laws, county auditors, agents, and subagents, appointed or approved by the director pursuant to RCW 46.01.140, may collect restitution, and where they have collected restitution may retain the reasonable handling fee. The amount of the reasonable handling fee may be set by rule by the director.

              (4) In those counties where the county auditor has been appointed an agent of the director under RCW 46.01.140, the auditor shall continue to process mail-in registration renewals until directed otherwise by legislative authority. Subagents appointed by the director under RCW 46.01.140 have the same authority to mail out registrations and replacement plates to Internet payment option customers as the agents until directed otherwise by legislative authority. The department shall provide separate statements giving notice to Internet payment option customers that: (a) A subagent service fee, as provided in RCW 46.01.140(5)(b), will be collected by a subagent office for providing mail and pick-up services; and (b) a filing fee will be collected on all transactions listed under RCW 46.01.140(4)(a). The statement must include the amount of the fee and be published on the department's Internet web site on the page that lists each department, county auditor, and subagent office, eligible to provide mail or pick-up services for registration renewals and replacement plates. The statements must be published below each office listed.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. This act takes effect October 1, 2003.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill or chapter number, is not provided by June 30, 2003, in the omnibus transportation appropriations act, this act is null and void."


              In line 2 of the title, after "provisions;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 46.01.230; providing contingent effect; and providing an effective date."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1036 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1036 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Murray spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1036 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1036 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 9, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1058, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that the educational attainment of children in foster care is significantly lower than that of children not in foster care. The legislature finds that many factors influence educational outcomes for children in foster care, including the disruption of the educational process because of repeatedly changing schools.

              The legislature recognizes the importance of educational stability for foster children, and encourages the ongoing efforts of the department of social and health services and the office of the superintendent of public instruction to improve educational attainment of children in foster care. It is the intent of the legislature that efforts continue such as the recruitment of foster homes in school districts with high rates of foster care placements, the development and dissemination of informational materials regarding the challenges faced by children in foster care, and the expansion to other school districts of best practices identified in pilot projects.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 74.13 RCW to read as follows:

              It is the policy of the state of Washington that, whenever practical and in the best interest of the child, children placed into foster care shall remain enrolled in the schools they were attending at the time they entered foster care.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 74.13 RCW to read as follows:

              The administrative regions of the department shall develop protocols with the respective school districts in their regions specifying specific strategies for communication, coordination, and collaboration regarding the status and progress of foster children placed in the region, in order to maximize the educational continuity and achievement for foster children. The protocols shall include methods to assure effective sharing of information consistent with RCW 28A.225.330.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 74.13 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The department shall establish an oversight committee composed of staff from the children's administration of the department, the office of the superintendent of public instruction, and advocacy agencies to develop strategies for maintaining foster children in the schools they were attending at the time they entered foster care.

              (2) The duties of the oversight committee shall include, but are not limited to:

              (a) Developing strategies for school-based recruitment of foster homes;

              (b) Monitoring the progress of current pilot projects that assist foster children to continue attending the schools they were attending at the time they entered foster care;

              (c) Overseeing the expansion of the number of pilot projects;

              (d) Promoting the use of best practices, throughout the state, demonstrated by the pilot projects and other programs relating to maintaining foster children in the schools they were attending at the time they entered foster care; and

              (e) Informing the legislature of the status of efforts to maintain foster children in the schools they were attending at the time they entered foster care.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. A new section is added to chapter 74.13 RCW to read as follows:

              The department shall work with the administrative office of the courts to develop protocols to ensure that educational stability is addressed during the shelter care hearing.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 74.13 RCW to read as follows:

              The department shall perform the tasks provided in sections 2 through 5 of this act based on available resources."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "care;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding new sections to chapter 74.13 RCW; and creating a new section."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1058 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1058 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Kagi spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1058 as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1058 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 17, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1061, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that:

              (1) Apprenticeships are very rigorous and highly structured programs with specific academic and work training requirements;

              (2) There is a misperception that apprenticeships are only for noncollege bound students; and

              (3) The state should expand opportunities for individuals to progress from an apprenticeship to college by creating pathways that build on the apprenticeship experience and permit apprentices to earn an associate degree.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 49.04 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) An apprenticeship committee may recommend to its community or technical college partner or partners that an associate degree pathway be developed for the committee's program.

              (2) In consultation with the state board for community and technical colleges, the apprenticeship committee and the college or colleges involved with the program shall consider the extent apprentices in the program are likely to pursue an associate degree and the extent a pathway could reduce redundancy of course requirements between the apprenticeship and a degree.

              (3) If the apprenticeship committee and the college or colleges involved with the program determine that a pathway would be beneficial for apprentices and assist them in obtaining an associate degree, the apprenticeship committee may request that a pathway be established as provided in section 3 of this act.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 28B.50 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) At the request of an apprenticeship committee pursuant to section 2 of this act, the community or technical college or colleges providing apprentice-related and supplemental instruction for an apprenticeship program shall develop an associate degree pathway for the apprentices in that program, if the necessary resources are available.

              (2) In developing a degree program, the community or technical college or colleges shall ensure, to the extent possible, that related and supplemental instruction is credited toward the associate degree and that related and supplemental instruction and other degree requirements are not redundant.

              (3) If multiple community or technical colleges provide related and supplemental instruction for a single apprenticeship committee, the colleges shall work together to the maximum extent possible to create consistent requirements for the pathway.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. (1) The state board for community and technical colleges shall convene a work group to examine current laws, administrative rules, and practices regarding related and supplemental instruction for apprentices that is provided by community and technical colleges.

              (2) The objectives of the work group shall be to improve coordination of related and supplemental instruction by apprenticeship committees and community and technical colleges and remove or reduce barriers for apprentices to earn associate degrees. The work group shall develop common standards for when it is appropriate to make related and supplemental instruction courses graded rather than ungraded courses and clarify the standards for tuition waivers for related and supplemental instruction courses.

              (3) The work group shall include, but not be limited to, representatives from the state board for community and technical colleges, the higher education coordinating board, the state apprenticeship council, the department of labor and industries, local apprenticeship committees, and community and technical colleges.

              (4) The work group shall report its findings and recommendations to the legislature, including recommendations for legislative action if necessary, by December 15, 2003."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "apprentices;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 49.04 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 28B.50 RCW; and creating new sections."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1061 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1061 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Veloria spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1061 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1061 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 8, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1079, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 28B.15.012 and 2002 c 186 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              Whenever used in chapter 28B.15 RCW:

              (1) The term "institution" shall mean a public university, college, or community college within the state of Washington.

              (2) The term "resident student" shall mean:

              (a) A financially independent student who has had a domicile in the state of Washington for the period of one year immediately prior to the time of commencement of the first day of the semester or quarter for which the student has registered at any institution and has in fact established a bona fide domicile in this state primarily for purposes other than educational;

              (b) A dependent student, if one or both of the student's parents or legal guardians have maintained a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington for at least one year immediately prior to commencement of the semester or quarter for which the student has registered at any institution;

              (c) A student classified as a resident based upon domicile by an institution on or before May 31, 1982, who was enrolled at a state institution during any term of the 1982-1983 academic year, so long as such student's enrollment (excepting summer sessions) at an institution in this state is continuous;

              (d) Any student who has spent at least seventy-five percent of both his or her junior and senior years in high schools in this state, whose parents or legal guardians have been domiciled in the state for a period of at least one year within the five-year period before the student graduates from high school, and who enrolls in a public institution of higher education within six months of leaving high school, for as long as the student remains continuously enrolled for three quarters or two semesters in any calendar year;

              (e) Any person who has completed the full senior year of high school and obtained a high school diploma, both at a Washington public high school or private high school approved under chapter 28A.195 RCW, or a person who has received the equivalent of a diploma; who has lived in Washington for at least three years immediately prior to receiving the diploma or its equivalent; who has continuously lived in the state of Washington after receiving the diploma or its equivalent and until such time as the individual is admitted to an institution of higher education under subsection (1) of this section; and who provides to the institution an affidavit indicating that the individual will file an application to become a permanent resident at the earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so and a willingness to engage in any other activities necessary to acquire citizenship, including but not limited to citizenship or civics review courses;

              (f) A student who is on active military duty stationed in the state or who is a member of the Washington national guard;

              (((f))) (g) A student who is the spouse or a dependent of a person who is on active military duty stationed in the state;

              (((g))) (h) A student who resides in the state of Washington and is the spouse or a dependent of a person who is a member of the Washington national guard;

              (((h))) (i) A student of an out-of-state institution of higher education who is attending a Washington state institution of higher education pursuant to a home tuition agreement as described in RCW 28B.15.725; or

              (((i))) (j) A student who meets the requirements of RCW 28B.15.0131: PROVIDED, That a nonresident student enrolled for more than six hours per semester or quarter shall be considered as attending for primarily educational purposes, and for tuition and fee paying purposes only such period of enrollment shall not be counted toward the establishment of a bona fide domicile of one year in this state unless such student proves that the student has in fact established a bona fide domicile in this state primarily for purposes other than educational.

              (3) The term "nonresident student" shall mean any student who does not qualify as a "resident student" under the provisions of RCW 28B.15.012 and 28B.15.013. Except for students qualifying under subsection (2)(((h))) (e) or (i) of this section, a nonresident student shall include:

              (a) A student attending an institution with the aid of financial assistance provided by another state or governmental unit or agency thereof, such nonresidency continuing for one year after the completion of such semester or quarter.

              (b) A person who is not a citizen of the United States of America who does not have permanent or temporary resident status or does not hold "Refugee-Parolee" or "Conditional Entrant" status with the United States immigration and naturalization service or is not otherwise permanently residing in the United States under color of law and who does not also meet and comply with all the applicable requirements in RCW 28B.15.012 and 28B.15.013.

              (4) The term "domicile" shall denote a person's true, fixed and permanent home and place of habitation. It is the place where the student intends to remain, and to which the student expects to return when the student leaves without intending to establish a new domicile elsewhere. The burden of proof that a student, parent or guardian has established a domicile in the state of Washington primarily for purposes other than educational lies with the student.

              (5) The term "dependent" shall mean a person who is not financially independent. Factors to be considered in determining whether a person is financially independent shall be set forth in rules and regulations adopted by the higher education coordinating board and shall include, but not be limited to, the state and federal income tax returns of the person and/or the student's parents or legal guardian filed for the calendar year prior to the year in which application is made and such other evidence as the board may require.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. It is the intent of the legislature to ensure that students who receive a diploma from a Washington state high school or receive the equivalent of a diploma in Washington state and who have lived in Washington for at least three years prior to receiving their diploma or its equivalent are eligible for in-state tuition rates when they enroll in a public institution of higher education in Washington state.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 28B.15 RCW to read as follows:

              The provisions of RCW 28B.15.012(2)(e) apply only to families of those who hold or entered the United States with work visas, temporary protected status visas, or green cards, or who have received amnesty from the federal government.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect July 1, 2003."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "education;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 28B.15.012; adding a new section to chapter 28B.15 RCW; creating a new section; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1079 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1079 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Kenney spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1079 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 82, Nays - 15, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Bailey, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, McCoy, McDermott, McIntire, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 82.

             Voting nay: Representatives Anderson, Armstrong, Benson, Bush, Condotta, Crouse, Hinkle, Kristiansen, Mastin, McDonald, McMahan, Pearson, Pflug, Roach and Schindler - 15.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1079 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


STATEMENT FOR THE JOURNAL


             I intended to vote NAY on ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1079.

ED ORCUTT, 18th District


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 15, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1088, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 46.55.113 and 1998 c 203 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              Whenever the driver of a vehicle is arrested for a violation of RCW 46.61.502 ((or)), 46.61.504 ((or of RCW)), 46.20.342, or ((46.20.420)) 46.20.345, the vehicle is subject to impoundment, pursuant to applicable local ordinance or state agency rule at the direction of a law enforcement officer. In addition, a police officer may take custody of a vehicle and provide for its prompt removal to a place of safety under any of the following circumstances:

              (1) Whenever a police officer finds a vehicle standing upon the roadway in violation of any of the provisions of RCW 46.61.560, the officer may provide for the removal of the vehicle or require the driver or other person in charge of the vehicle to move the vehicle to a position off the roadway;

              (2) Whenever a police officer finds a vehicle unattended upon a highway where the vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic or jeopardizes public safety;

              (3) Whenever a police officer finds an unattended vehicle at the scene of an accident or when the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident is physically or mentally incapable of deciding upon steps to be taken to protect his or her property;

              (4) Whenever the driver of a vehicle is arrested and taken into custody by a police officer;

              (5) Whenever a police officer discovers a vehicle that the officer determines to be a stolen vehicle;

              (6) Whenever a vehicle without a special license plate, card, or decal indicating that the vehicle is being used to transport a disabled person under RCW 46.16.381 is parked in a stall or space clearly and conspicuously marked under RCW 46.61.581 which space is provided on private property without charge or on public property;

              (7) Upon determining that a person is operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license in violation of RCW 46.20.005 or with a license that has been expired for ninety days or more;

              (8) When a vehicle is illegally occupying a truck, commercial loading zone, restricted parking zone, bus, loading, hooded-meter, taxi, street construction or maintenance, or other similar zone where, by order of the director of transportation or chiefs of police or fire or their designees, parking is limited to designated classes of vehicles or is prohibited during certain hours, on designated days or at all times, if the zone has been established with signage for at least twenty-four hours and where the vehicle is interfering with the proper and intended use of the zone. Signage must give notice to the public that a vehicle will be removed if illegally parked in the zone.

              Nothing in this section may derogate from the powers of police officers under the common law. For the purposes of this section, a place of safety may include the business location of a registered tow truck operator."


              In line 1 of the title, after "vehicles;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 46.55.113."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 1088 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1088 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Murray spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1088 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 1, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Voting nay: Representative Dickerson - 1.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1088 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 17, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1090, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. 2002 c 10 s 2 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

              (1) There is created the Washington state task force against the trafficking of persons.

              (2) The task force shall consist of the following members:

              (a) The director of the office of community development, or the director's designee;

              (b) The secretary of the department of health, or the secretary's designee;

              (c) The secretary of the department of social and health services, or the secretary's designee;

              (d) The director of the department of labor and industries, or the director's designee;

              (e) The commissioner of the employment security department, or the commissioner's designee;

              (f) Nine members, selected by the director of the office of community development, that represent public and private sector organizations that provide assistance to persons who are victims of trafficking.

              (3) The task force shall be chaired by the director of the office of community development, or the director's designee.

              (4) The task force shall carry out the following activities:

              (a) Measure and evaluate the progress of the state in trafficking prevention activities;

              (b) Identify available federal, state, and local programs that provide services to victims of trafficking that include, but are not limited to health care, human services, housing, education, legal assistance, job training or preparation, interpreting services, English as a second language classes, and victim's compensation; and

              (c) Make recommendations on methods to provide a coordinated system of support and assistance to persons who are victims of trafficking.

              (5) The task force shall report its supplemental findings and recommendations to the governor and legislature by ((November 30, 2002)) June 30, 2004.

              (6) The office of community development shall provide necessary administrative and clerical support to the task force, within available resources.

              (7) The members of the task force shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060, within available resources.

              (8) The task force expires ((March 1, 2003)) June 30, 2004.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. Section 1 of this act is added to chapter 7.68 RCW.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "persons;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending 2002 c 10 s 2 (uncodified); adding a new section to chapter 7.68 RCW; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1090 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1090 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Veloria spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1090 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1090 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 9, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1095, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The legislature finds that chapter 4, Laws of 1999 sp. sess. strongly encouraged the forest practices board to adopt administrative rules that were substantially similar to the recommendations presented to the legislature in the form of the forests and fish report. The rules adopted pursuant to the 1999 legislation require all forest landowners to complete a road maintenance and abandonment plan, and those rules cannot be changed by the forest practices board without either a final order from a court, direct instructions from the legislature, or a recommendation from the adaptive management process. In the time since the enactment of chapter 4, Laws of 1999 sp. sess., it has become clear that both the planning aspect and the implementation aspect of the road maintenance and abandonment plan requirement may cause an unforeseen and unintended disproportionate financial hardship on small forest landowners.

              (2) The legislature further finds that the commissioner of public lands and the governor have explored solutions that minimize the hardship caused to small forest landowners by the forest road maintenance and abandonment requirements of the forests and fish law, while maintaining protection for public resources. This act represents recommendations stemming from that process.

              (3) The legislature further finds that it is in the state's interest to help small forest landowners comply with the requirements of the forest practices rules in a way that does not require the landowner to spend unreasonably high and unpredictable amounts of money to complete road maintenance and abandonment plan preparation and implementation. Small forest landowners provide significant wildlife habitat and serve as important buffers between urban development and Washington's public forest land holdings.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 76.09 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The state may not require a small forest landowner to invest in upgrades, replacements, or other engineering of a forest road, and any fish passage barriers that are a part of the road, that do not threaten public resources or create a barrier to the passage of fish.

              (2) Participation in the forests and fish agreement provides a benefit to both the landowner in terms of federal assurances, and the public in terms of aquatic habitat preservation and water quality enhancement; therefore, if conditions do threaten public resources or create a fish passage barrier, the road maintenance and abandonment planning process may not require a small forest landowner to take a positive action that will result in high cost without a significant portion of that cost being shared by the public.

              (3) Some fish passage barriers are more of a threat to public resources than others; therefore, no small forest landowner should be required to repair a fish passage barrier until higher priority fish passage barriers on other lands in the watershed have been repaired.

              (4) If an existing fish passage barrier on land owned by a small forest landowner was installed under an approved forest practices application or notification, and hydraulics approval, and that fish passage barrier becomes a high priority for fish passage based on the watershed ranking in section 7 of this act, one hundred percent public funding shall be provided.

              (5) The preparation of a road maintenance and abandonment plan can require technical expertise that may require large expenditures before the time that the landowner plans to conduct any revenue-generating operations on his or her land; therefore, small forest landowners should be allowed to complete a simplified road maintenance and abandonment plan checklist, that does not require professional engineering or forestry expertise to complete, and that does not need to be submitted until the time that the landowner submits a forest practices application or notification for final or intermediate harvesting, or for salvage of trees. This act is intended to provide an alternate way for small forest landowners to comply with the road maintenance and abandonment plan goals identified in the forest practices rules.


              Sec. 3. RCW 76.09.020 and 2002 c 17 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              ((For purposes of this chapter:)) The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

              (1) "Adaptive management" means reliance on scientific methods to test the results of actions taken so that the management and related policy can be changed promptly and appropriately.

              (2) "Appeals board" means the forest practices appeals board created by RCW 76.09.210.

              (3) "Aquatic resources" includes water quality, salmon, other species of the vertebrate classes Cephalaspidomorphi and Osteichthyes identified in the forests and fish report, the Columbia torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton kezeri), the Cascade torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton cascadae), the Olympic torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton olympian), the Dunn's salamander (Plethodon dunni), the Van Dyke's salamander (Plethodon vandyke), the tailed frog (Ascaphus truei), and their respective habitats.

              (4) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public lands.

              (5) "Contiguous" means land adjoining or touching by common corner or otherwise. Land having common ownership divided by a road or other right of way shall be considered contiguous.

              (6) "Conversion to a use other than commercial timber operation" means a bona fide conversion to an active use which is incompatible with timber growing and as may be defined by forest practices rules.

              (7) "Department" means the department of natural resources.

              (8) "Fish passage barrier" means any artificial instream structure that impedes the free passage of fish.

              (9) "Forest land" means all land which is capable of supporting a merchantable stand of timber and is not being actively used for a use which is incompatible with timber growing. Forest land does not include agricultural land that is or was enrolled in the conservation reserve enhancement program by contract if such agricultural land was historically used for agricultural purposes and the landowner intends to continue to use the land for agricultural purposes in the future. As it applies to the operation of the road maintenance and abandonment plan element of the forest practices rules on small forest landowners, the term "forest land" excludes:

              (a) Residential home sites, which may include up to five acres; and

              (b) Cropfields, orchards, vineyards, pastures, feedlots, fish pens, and the land on which appurtenances necessary to the production, preparation, or sale of crops, fruit, dairy products, fish, and livestock exist.

              (((9))) (10) "Forest landowner" means any person in actual control of forest land, whether such control is based either on legal or equitable title, or on any other interest entitling the holder to sell or otherwise dispose of any or all of the timber on such land in any manner((: PROVIDED, That)). However, any lessee or other person in possession of forest land without legal or equitable title to such land shall be excluded from the definition of "forest landowner" unless such lessee or other person has the right to sell or otherwise dispose of any or all of the timber located on such forest land.

              (((10))) (11) "Forest practice" means any activity conducted on or directly pertaining to forest land and relating to growing, harvesting, or processing timber, including but not limited to:

              (a) Road and trail construction;

              (b) Harvesting, final and intermediate;

              (c) Precommercial thinning;

              (d) Reforestation;

              (e) Fertilization;

              (f) Prevention and suppression of diseases and insects;

              (g) Salvage of trees; and

              (h) Brush control.

"Forest practice" shall not include preparatory work such as tree marking, surveying and road flagging, and removal or harvesting of incidental vegetation from forest lands such as berries, ferns, greenery, mistletoe, herbs, mushrooms, and other products which cannot normally be expected to result in damage to forest soils, timber, or public resources.

              (((11))) (12) "Forest practices rules" means any rules adopted pursuant to RCW 76.09.040.

              (((12))) (13) "Forest road," as it applies to the operation of the road maintenance and abandonment plan element of the forest practices rules on small forest landowners, means a road or road segment that crosses land that meets the definition of forest land, but excludes residential access roads.

              (14) "Forest trees" does not include hardwood trees cultivated by agricultural methods in growing cycles shorter than fifteen years if the trees were planted on land that was not in forest use immediately before the trees were planted and before the land was prepared for planting the trees. "Forest trees" includes Christmas trees, but does not include Christmas trees that are cultivated by agricultural methods, as that term is defined in RCW 84.33.035.

              (((13))) (15) "Forests and fish report" means the forests and fish report to the board dated April 29, 1999.

              (((14))) (16) "Application" means the application required pursuant to RCW 76.09.050.

              (((15))) (17) "Operator" means any person engaging in forest practices except an employee with wages as his or her sole compensation.

              (((16))) (18) "Person" means any individual, partnership, private, public, or municipal corporation, county, the department or other state or local governmental entity, or association of individuals of whatever nature.

              (((17))) (19) "Public resources" means water, fish and wildlife, and in addition shall mean capital improvements of the state or its political subdivisions.

              (((18))) (20) "Small forest landowner" has the same meaning as defined in section 11 of this act.

              (21) "Timber" means forest trees, standing or down, of a commercial species, including Christmas trees. However, "timber" does not include Christmas trees that are cultivated by agricultural methods, as that term is defined in RCW 84.33.035.

              (((19))) (22) "Timber owner" means any person having all or any part of the legal interest in timber. Where such timber is subject to a contract of sale, "timber owner" shall mean the contract purchaser.

              (((20))) (23) "Board" means the forest practices board created in RCW 76.09.030.

              (((21))) (24) "Unconfined avulsing channel migration zone" means the area within which the active channel of an unconfined avulsing stream is prone to move and where the movement would result in a potential near-term loss of riparian forest adjacent to the stream. Sizeable islands with productive timber may exist within the zone.

              (((22))) (25) "Unconfined avulsing stream" means generally fifth order or larger waters that experience abrupt shifts in channel location, creating a complex flood plain characterized by extensive gravel bars, disturbance species of vegetation of variable age, numerous side channels, wall-based channels, oxbow lakes, and wetland complexes. Many of these streams have dikes and levees that may temporarily or permanently restrict channel movement.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 76.09 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The board must amend the forest practices rules relating to road maintenance and abandonment plans that exist on the effective date of this section to reflect the following:

              (a) A forest landowner who owns a total of eighty acres or less of forest land in Washington is not required to submit a road maintenance and abandonment plan for any block of forest land that is twenty contiguous acres or less in area;

              (b) A landowner who satisfies the definition of a small forest landowner, but who does not qualify under (a) of this subsection, is only required to submit a checklist road maintenance and abandonment plan with the abbreviated content requirements provided for in subsection (3) of this section, and is not required to comply with annual reporting and review requirements; and

              (c) Existing forest roads must be maintained only to the extent necessary to prevent damage to public resources.

              (2) The department must provide a landowner who is either exempted from submitting a road maintenance and abandonment plan under subsection (1)(a) of this section, or who qualifies for a checklist road maintenance and abandonment plan under subsection (1)(b) of this section, with an educational brochure outlining road maintenance standards and requirements. In addition, the department must develop a series of nonmandatory educational workshops on the rules associated with road construction and maintenance.

              (3)(a) A landowner who qualifies for a checklist road maintenance and abandonment plan under subsection (1)(b) of this section is only required to submit a checklist, designed by the department in consultation with the small forest landowner office advisory committee created in RCW 76.13.110, that confirms that the landowner is applying the checklist criteria to forest roads covered or affected by a forest practices application or notification. When developing the checklist road maintenance and abandonment plan, the department shall ensure that the checklist does not exceed current state law. Nothing in this subsection increases or adds to small forest landowners' duties or responsibilities under any other section of the forest practices rules or any other state law or rule.

              (b) A landowner who qualifies for the checklist road maintenance and abandonment plan is not required to submit the checklist before the time that he or she submits a forest practices application or notification for final or intermediate harvesting, or for salvage of trees. The department may encourage and accept checklists prior to the time that they are due.

              (4) The department must monitor the extent of the checklist road maintenance and abandonment plan approach and report its findings to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 31, 2008, and December 31, 2013.

              (5) The board shall adopt emergency rules under RCW 34.05.090 by October 31, 2003, to implement this section. The emergency rules shall remain in effect until permanent rules can be adopted. The forest practices rules that relate to road maintenance and abandonment plans shall remain in effect as they existed on the effective date of this section until emergency rules have been adopted under this section.

              (6) This section is only intended to relate to the board's duties as they relate to the road maintenance and abandonment plan element of the forests and fish report. Nothing in this section alters any forest landowner's duties and responsibilities under any other section of the forest practices rules, or any other state law or rule.


              Sec. 5. RCW 76.09.055 and 2000 c 11 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The legislature finds that the ((declines)) levels of fish stocks throughout much of the state require immediate action to be taken to help ((restore)) these fish runs where possible. The legislature also recognizes that federal and state agencies, tribes, county representatives, and private timberland owners have spent considerable effort and time to develop the forests and fish report. Given the agreement of the parties, the legislature believes that the immediate adoption of emergency rules is appropriate in this particular instance. These rules can implement many provisions of the forests and fish report to protect the economic well-being of the state, and to minimize the risk to the state and landowners to legal challenges. This authority is not designed to set any precedents for the forest practices board in future rule making or set any precedents for other rule-making bodies of the state.

              (2) The forest practices board is authorized to adopt emergency rules amending the forest practices rules with respect to the protection of aquatic resources, in accordance with RCW 34.05.350, except: (a)(i) That the rules adopted under this section may remain in effect until permanent rules are adopted, or until June 30, 2001, whichever is sooner; (ii) that the rules adopted under section 4(5) of this act must remain in effect until permanent rules are adopted; (b) notice of the proposed rules must be published in the Washington State Register as provided in RCW 34.05.320; (c) at least one public hearing must be conducted with an opportunity to provide oral and written comments; and (d) a rule-making file must be maintained as required by RCW 34.05.370. In adopting ((the)) emergency rules consistent with this section, the board is not required to prepare a small business economic impact statement under chapter 19.85 RCW, prepare a statement indicating whether the rules constitute a significant legislative rule under RCW 34.05.328, prepare a significant legislative rule analysis under RCW 34.05.328, or follow the procedural requirements of the state environmental policy act, chapter 43.21C RCW. Except as provided in section 4 of this act, the forest practices board may only adopt recommendations contained in the forests and fish report as emergency rules under this section.


              Sec. 6. RCW 76.09.390 and 1999 sp.s. c 4 s 707 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, prior to the sale or transfer of land or perpetual timber rights subject to continuing forest land obligations under the forest practices rules adopted under RCW 76.09.370, as specifically identified in the forests and fish report the seller shall notify the buyer of the existence and nature of such a continuing obligation and the buyer shall sign a notice of continuing forest land obligation indicating the buyer's knowledge thereof. The notice shall be on a form prepared by the department and shall be sent to the department by the seller at the time of sale or transfer of the land or perpetual timber rights and retained by the department. If the seller fails to notify the buyer about the continuing forest land obligation, the seller shall pay the buyer's costs related to such continuing forest land obligation, including all legal costs and reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the buyer in enforcing the continuing forest land obligation against the seller. Failure by the seller to send the required notice to the department at the time of sale shall be prima facie evidence, in an action by the buyer against the seller for costs related to the continuing forest land obligation, that the seller did not notify the buyer of the continuing forest land obligation prior to sale.

              (2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to checklist road maintenance and abandonment plans created by section 4 of this act.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 76.13 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The legislature finds that a state-led cost-sharing program is necessary to assist small forest landowners with removing and replacing fish passage barriers that were added to their land prior to the effective date of this section, to help achieve the goals of the forests and fish report, and to assist small forest landowners in complying with the state's fish passage requirements.

              (2) The small forest landowner office must, in cooperation with the department of fish and wildlife, establish a program designed to assist small forest landowners with repairing or removing fish passage barriers and assist lead entities in acquiring the data necessary to fill any gaps in fish passage barrier information. The small forest landowner office and the department of fish and wildlife must work closely with lead entities or other local watershed groups to make maximum use of current information regarding the location and priority of current fish passage barriers. Where additional fish passage barrier inventories are necessary, funding will be sought for the collection of this information. Methods, protocols, and formulas for data gathering and prioritizing must be developed in consultation with the department of fish and wildlife. The department of fish and wildlife must assist in the training and management of fish passage barrier location data collection.

              (3) The small forest landowner office must actively seek out funding for the program authorized in this section. The small forest landowner office must work with consenting landowners to identify and secure funding from local, state, federal, tribal, or nonprofit habitat restoration organizations and other private sources, including the salmon recovery funding board, the United States department of agriculture, the United States department of transportation, the Washington state department of transportation, the United States department of commerce, and the federal highway administration.

              (4)(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the small forest landowner office, in implementing the program established in this section, must provide the highest proportion of public funding available for the removal or replacement of any fish passage barrier.

              (b) In no case shall a small forest landowner be required to pay more than the lesser of either: (i) Twenty-five percent of any costs associated with the removal or replacement of a particular fish passage barrier; or (ii) five thousand dollars for the removal or replacement of a particular fish passage barrier. No small forest landowner shall be required to pay more than the maximum total annual costs in (c) of this subsection.

              (c) The portion of the total cost of removing or replacing fish passage barriers that a small forest landowner must pay in any calendar year shall be determined based on the average annual timber volume harvested from the landowner's lands in this state during the three preceding calendar years, and whether the fish passage barrier is in eastern or western Washington.

              (i) In western Washington (west of the Cascade Crest), a small forest landowner who has harvested an average annual timber volume of less than five hundred thousand board feet shall not be required to pay more than a total of eight thousand dollars during that calendar year, a small forest landowner who has harvested an annual average timber volume between five hundred thousand and nine hundred ninety-nine thousand board feet shall not be required to pay more than a total of sixteen thousand dollars during that calendar year, a small forest landowner who has harvested an average annual timber volume between one million and one million four hundred ninety-nine thousand board feet shall not be required to pay more than a total of twenty-four thousand dollars during that calendar year, and a small forest landowner who has harvested an average annual timber volume greater than or equal to one million five hundred thousand board feet shall not be required to pay more than a total of thirty-two thousand dollars during that calendar year, regardless of the number of fish passage barriers removed or replaced on the landowner's lands during that calendar year.

              (ii) In eastern Washington (east of the Cascade Crest), a small forest landowner who has harvested an average annual timber volume of less than five hundred thousand board feet shall not be required to pay more than a total of two thousand dollars during that calendar year, a small forest landowner who has harvested an annual average timber volume between five hundred thousand and nine hundred ninety-nine thousand board feet shall not be required to pay more than a total of four thousand dollars during that calendar year, a small forest landowner who has harvested an average annual timber volume between one million and one million four hundred ninety-nine thousand board feet shall not be required to pay more than a total of twelve thousand dollars during that calendar year, and a small forest landowner who has harvested an average annual timber volume greater than or equal to one million five hundred thousand board feet shall not be required to pay more than a total of sixteen thousand dollars during that calendar year, regardless of the number of fish passage barriers removed or replaced on the landowner's lands during that calendar year.

              (iii) Maximum total annual costs for small forest landowners with fish passage barriers in both western and eastern Washington shall be those specified under (c)(i) and (ii) of this subsection.

              (d) If an existing fish passage barrier on land owned by a small forest landowner was installed under an approved forest practices application or notification, and hydraulics approval, and that fish passage barrier becomes a high priority for fish passage based on the watershed ranking in section 7 of this act, one hundred percent public funding shall be provided.

              (5) If a small forest landowner is required to contribute a portion of the funding under the cost-share program established in this section, that landowner may satisfy his or her required proportion by providing either direct monetary contributions or in-kind services to the project. In-kind services may include labor, equipment, materials, and other landowner-provided services determined by the department to have an appropriate value to the removal of a particular fish passage barrier.

              (6)(a) The department, using fish passage barrier assessments and ranked inventory information provided by the department of fish and wildlife and the appropriate lead entity as delineated in section 10 of this act, must establish a prioritized list for the funding of fish passage barrier removals on property owned by small forest landowners that ensures that funding is provided first to the known fish passage barriers existing on forest land owned by small forest landowners that cause the greatest harm to public resources.

              (b) As the department collects information about the presence of fish passage barriers from submitted checklists, it must share this information with the department of fish and wildlife and the technical advisory groups established in RCW 77.85.070. If the addition of the information collected in the checklists or any other changes to the scientific instruments described in section 10 of this act alter the analysis conducted under section 10 of this act, the department must alter the funding order appropriately to reflect the new information.

              (7) The department may accept commitments from small forest landowners that they will participate in the program to remove fish passage barriers from their land at any time, regardless of the funding order given to the fish passage barriers on a particular landowner's property.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. A new section is added to chapter 76.09 RCW to read as follows:

              Section 7 of this act applies to road maintenance and abandonment plans under this chapter.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 9. A new section is added to chapter 76.09 RCW to read as follows:

              The department shall not disapprove a forest practices application filed by a small forest landowner on the basis that fish passage barriers have not been removed or replaced if the small forest landowner filing the application has committed to participate in the program established in section 7 of this act for all fish passage barriers existing on the block of forest land covered by the forest practices application, and the fish passage barriers existing on the block of forest land covered by the forest practices application are lower on the funding order list established for the program than the current projects that are capable of being funded by the program.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 10. A new section is added to chapter 77.12 RCW to read as follows:

              In coordination with the department of natural resources and lead entity groups, the department must establish a ranked inventory of fish passage barriers on land owned by small forest landowners based on the principle of fixing the worst first within a watershed consistent with the fish passage priorities of the forest and fish report. The department shall first gather and synthesize all available existing information about the locations and impacts of fish passage barriers in Washington. This information must include, but not be limited to, the most recently available limiting factors analysis conducted pursuant to RCW 77.85.060(2), the stock status information contained in the department of fish and wildlife salmonid stock inventory (SASSI), the salmon and steelhead habitat inventory and assessment project (SSHIAP), and any comparable science-based assessment when available. The inventory of fish passage barriers must be kept current and at a minimum be updated by the beginning of each calendar year. Nothing in this section grants the department or others additional right of entry onto private property.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. A new section is added to chapter 76.09 RCW to read as follows:

              For the purposes of this chapter and sections 7 and 10 of this act, "small forest landowner" means an owner of forest land who, at the time of submission of required documentation to the department, has harvested from his or her own lands in this state no more than an average timber volume of two million board feet per year during the three years prior to submitting documentation to the department and who certifies that he or she does not expect to harvest from his or her own lands in the state more than an average timber volume of two million board feet per year during the ten years following the submission of documentation to the department. However, any landowner who exceeded the two million board feet annual average timber harvest threshold from their land in the three years prior to submitting documentation to the department, or who expects to exceed the threshold during any of the following ten years, shall still be deemed a "small forest landowner" if he or she establishes to the department's reasonable satisfaction that the harvest limits were, or will be, exceeded in order to raise funds to pay estate taxes or for an equally compelling and unexpected obligation, such as for a court-ordered judgment or for extraordinary medical expenses.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. The existing policy committees of the senate and house of representatives that deal with natural resources issues must review and study the implementation of this act, including checklist preparation and the meaning of both defined and undefined words in chapters 76.09 and 76.13 RCW, and report to the legislature by January 2004.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 13. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately."


              On page 1, line 3 of the title, after "rules;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 76.09.020, 76.09.055, and 76.09.390; adding new sections to chapter 76.09 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 76.13 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 77.12 RCW; creating new sections; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1095 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1095 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Rockefeller spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


MOTION


             On motion of Representative Clements, Representative Campbell was excused.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1095 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Campbell and Mielke - 2.

  

             SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1095 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 16, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1102, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 47.12.370 and 2002 c 188 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The department may enter into exchange agreements with local, state, or federal agencies, tribal governments, or private nonprofit ((groups incorporated in this state that are organized for environmental conservation purposes)) nature conservancy corporations as defined in RCW 64.04.130, to convey properties under the jurisdiction of the department that serve as environmental mitigation sites, as full or part consideration for the grantee assuming all future maintenance and operation obligations and costs required to maintain and operate the environmental mitigation site in perpetuity.

              (2) Tribal governments shall only be eligible to participate in an exchange agreement if they:

              (a) Provide the department with a valid waiver of their tribal sovereign immunity from suit. The waiver must allow the department to enforce the terms of the exchange agreement or quitclaim deed in state court; and

              (b) Agree that the property shall not be placed into trust status.

              (3) The conveyances must be by quitclaim deed, or other form of conveyance, executed by the secretary of transportation, and must expressly restrict the use of the property to a mitigation site consistent with preservation of the functions and values of the site, and must provide for the automatic reversion to the department if the property is not used as a mitigation site or is not maintained in a manner that complies with applicable permits, laws, and regulations pertaining to the maintenance and operation of the mitigation site."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "sites;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 47.12.370."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 1102 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1102 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Murray spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1102 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Campbell and Mielke - 2.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1102 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL


April 14, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1114, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 46.61.440 and 1997 c 80 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Subject to RCW 46.61.400(1), and except in those instances where a lower maximum lawful speed is provided by this chapter or otherwise, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to operate the same at a speed in excess of twenty miles per hour when operating any vehicle upon a highway either inside or outside an incorporated city or town when passing any marked school or playground crosswalk when such marked crosswalk is fully posted with standard school speed limit signs or standard playground speed limit signs. The speed zone at the crosswalk shall extend three hundred feet in either direction from the marked crosswalk.

              (2) A county or incorporated city or town may create a school or playground speed zone on a highway bordering a marked school or playground, in which zone it is unlawful for a person to operate a vehicle at a speed in excess of twenty miles per hour. The school or playground speed zone may extend three hundred feet from the border of the school or playground property; however, the speed zone may only include area consistent with active school or playground use.

              (3) A person found to have committed any infraction relating to speed restrictions within a school or playground speed zone shall be assessed a monetary penalty equal to twice the penalty assessed under RCW 46.63.110. This penalty may not be waived, reduced, or suspended.

              (((3))) (4) The school zone safety account is created in the custody of the state treasurer. Fifty percent of the moneys collected under subsection (((2))) (3) of this section shall be deposited into the account. Expenditures from the account may be used only by the Washington traffic safety commission solely to fund projects in local communities to improve school zone safety, pupil transportation safety, and student safety in school bus loading and unloading areas. Only the director of the traffic safety commission or the director's designee may authorize expenditures from the account. The account is subject to allotment procedures under chapter 43.88 RCW, but no appropriation is required for expenditures until July 1, 1999, after which date moneys in the account may be spent only after appropriation."


              In line 1 of the title, after "zones;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 46.61.440."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 1114 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1114 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Hinkle spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1114 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Campbell and Mielke - 2.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1114 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 11, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1127, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 77.08.010 and 2002 c 281 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              As used in this title or rules adopted under this title, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

              (1) "Director" means the director of fish and wildlife.

              (2) "Department" means the department of fish and wildlife.

              (3) "Commission" means the state fish and wildlife commission.

              (4) "Person" means and includes an individual; a corporation; a public or private entity or organization; a local, state, or federal agency; all business organizations, including corporations and partnerships; or a group of two or more individuals acting with a common purpose whether acting in an individual, representative, or official capacity.

              (5) "Fish and wildlife officer" means a person appointed and commissioned by the director, with authority to enforce this title and rules adopted pursuant to this title, and other statutes as prescribed by the legislature. Fish and wildlife officer includes a person commissioned before June 11, 1998, as a wildlife agent or a fisheries patrol officer.

              (6) "Ex officio fish and wildlife officer" means a commissioned officer of a municipal, county, state, or federal agency having as its primary function the enforcement of criminal laws in general, while the officer is in the appropriate jurisdiction. The term "ex officio fish and wildlife officer" includes special agents of the national marine fisheries service, state parks commissioned officers, United States fish and wildlife special agents, department of natural resources enforcement officers, and United States forest service officers, while the agents and officers are within their respective jurisdictions.

              (7) "To hunt" and its derivatives means an effort to kill, injure, capture, or harass a wild animal or wild bird.

              (8) "To trap" and its derivatives means a method of hunting using devices to capture wild animals or wild birds.

              (9) "To fish," "to harvest," and "to take," and their derivatives means an effort to kill, injure, harass, or catch a fish or shellfish.

              (10) "Open season" means those times, manners of taking, and places or waters established by rule of the commission for the lawful hunting, fishing, taking, or possession of game animals, game birds, game fish, food fish, or shellfish that conform to the special restrictions or physical descriptions established by rule of the commission or that have otherwise been deemed legal to hunt, fish, take, harvest, or possess by rule of the commission. "Open season" includes the first and last days of the established time.

              (11) "Closed season" means all times, manners of taking, and places or waters other than those established by rule of the commission as an open season. "Closed season" also means all hunting, fishing, taking, or possession of game animals, game birds, game fish, food fish, or shellfish that do not conform to the special restrictions or physical descriptions established by rule of the commission as an open season or that have not otherwise been deemed legal to hunt, fish, take, harvest, or possess by rule of the commission as an open season.

              (12) "Closed area" means a place where the hunting of some or all species of wild animals or wild birds is prohibited.

              (13) "Closed waters" means all or part of a lake, river, stream, or other body of water, where fishing or harvesting is prohibited.

              (14) "Game reserve" means a closed area where hunting for all wild animals and wild birds is prohibited.

              (15) "Bag limit" means the maximum number of game animals, game birds, or game fish which may be taken, caught, killed, or possessed by a person, as specified by rule of the commission for a particular period of time, or as to size, sex, or species.

              (16) "Wildlife" means all species of the animal kingdom whose members exist in Washington in a wild state. This includes but is not limited to mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. The term "wildlife" does not include feral domestic mammals, old world rats and mice of the family Muridae of the order Rodentia, or those fish, shellfish, and marine invertebrates classified as food fish or shellfish by the director. The term "wildlife" includes all stages of development and the bodily parts of wildlife members.

              (17) "Wild animals" means those species of the class Mammalia whose members exist in Washington in a wild state and the species Rana catesbeiana (bullfrog). The term "wild animal" does not include feral domestic mammals or old world rats and mice of the family Muridae of the order Rodentia.

              (18) "Wild birds" means those species of the class Aves whose members exist in Washington in a wild state.

              (19) "Protected wildlife" means wildlife designated by the commission that shall not be hunted or fished.

              (20) "Endangered species" means wildlife designated by the commission as seriously threatened with extinction.

              (21) "Game animals" means wild animals that shall not be hunted except as authorized by the commission.

              (22) "Fur-bearing animals" means game animals that shall not be trapped except as authorized by the commission.

              (23) "Game birds" means wild birds that shall not be hunted except as authorized by the commission.

              (24) "Predatory birds" means wild birds that may be hunted throughout the year as authorized by the commission.

              (25) "Deleterious exotic wildlife" means species of the animal kingdom not native to Washington and designated as dangerous to the environment or wildlife of the state.

              (26) "Game farm" means property on which wildlife is held or raised for commercial purposes, trade, or gift. The term "game farm" does not include publicly owned facilities.

              (27) "Person of disability" means a permanently disabled person who is not ambulatory without the assistance of a wheelchair, crutches, or similar devices.

              (28) "Fish" includes all species classified as game fish or food fish by statute or rule, as well as all fin fish not currently classified as food fish or game fish if such species exist in state waters. The term "fish" includes all stages of development and the bodily parts of fish species.

              (29) "Raffle" means an activity in which tickets bearing an individual number are sold for not more than twenty-five dollars each and in which a permit or permits are awarded to hunt or for access to hunt big game animals or wild turkeys on the basis of a drawing from the tickets by the person or persons conducting the raffle.

              (30) "Youth" means a person fifteen years old for fishing and under sixteen years old for hunting.

              (31) "Senior" means a person seventy years old or older.

              (32) "License year" means the period of time for which a recreational license is valid. The license year begins April 1st, and ends March 31st.

              (33) "Saltwater" means those marine waters seaward of river mouths.

              (34) "Freshwater" means all waters not defined as saltwater including, but not limited to, rivers upstream of the river mouth, lakes, ponds, and reservoirs.

              (35) "State waters" means all marine waters and fresh waters within ordinary high water lines and within the territorial boundaries of the state.

              (36) "Offshore waters" means marine waters of the Pacific Ocean outside the territorial boundaries of the state, including the marine waters of other states and countries.

              (37) "Concurrent waters of the Columbia river" means those waters of the Columbia river that coincide with the Washington-Oregon state boundary.

              (38) "Resident" means a person who has maintained a permanent place of abode within the state for at least ninety days immediately preceding an application for a license, has established by formal evidence an intent to continue residing within the state, and who is not licensed to hunt or fish as a resident in another state.

              (39) "Nonresident" means a person who has not fulfilled the qualifications of a resident.

              (40) "Shellfish" means those species of marine and freshwater invertebrates that have been classified and that shall not be taken except as authorized by rule of the commission. The term "shellfish" includes all stages of development and the bodily parts of shellfish species.

              (41) "Commercial" means related to or connected with buying, selling, or bartering.

              (42) "To process" and its derivatives mean preparing or preserving fish, wildlife, or shellfish.

              (43) "Personal use" means for the private use of the individual taking the fish or shellfish and not for sale or barter.

              (44) "Angling gear" means a line attached to a rod and reel capable of being held in hand while landing the fish or a hand-held line operated without rod or reel.

              (45) "Fishery" means the taking of one or more particular species of fish or shellfish with particular gear in a particular geographical area.

              (46) "Limited-entry license" means a license subject to a license limitation program established in chapter 77.70 RCW.

              (47) "Seaweed" means marine aquatic plant species that are dependent upon the marine aquatic or tidal environment, and exist in either an attached or free floating form, and includes but is not limited to marine aquatic plants in the classes Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta, and Rhodophyta.

              (48) "Trafficking" means offering, attempting to engage, or engaging in sale, barter, or purchase of fish, shellfish, wildlife, or deleterious exotic wildlife.

              (49) "Invasive species" means a plant species or a nonnative animal species that either:

              (a) Causes or may cause displacement of, or otherwise threatens, native species in their natural communities;

              (b) Threatens or may threaten natural resources or their use in the state;

              (c) Causes or may cause economic damage to commercial or recreational activities that are dependent upon state waters; or

              (d) Threatens or harms human health.

              (50) "Prohibited aquatic animal species" means an invasive species of the animal kingdom that has been classified as a prohibited aquatic animal species by the commission.

              (51) "Regulated aquatic animal species" means a potentially invasive species of the animal kingdom that has been classified as a regulated aquatic animal species by the commission.

              (52) "Unregulated aquatic animal species" means a nonnative animal species that has been classified as an unregulated aquatic animal species by the commission.

              (53) "Unlisted aquatic animal species" means a nonnative animal species that has not been classified as a prohibited aquatic animal species, a regulated aquatic animal species, or an unregulated aquatic animal species by the commission.

              (54) "Aquatic plant species" means an emergent, submersed, partially submersed, free-floating, or floating-leaving plant species that grows in or near a body of water or wetland.

              (55) "Retail-eligible species" means commercially harvested salmon, crab, and sturgeon.


              Sec. 2. RCW 77.65.510 and 2002 c 301 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The department must establish and administer a direct retail endorsement to serve as a single license that permits the holder of a Washington ((salmon or crab commercial fishing)) license to commercially harvest retail-eligible species and to clean, dress, and sell his or her catch directly to consumers at retail, including over the internet. The direct retail endorsement must be issued as an optional addition to all holders of a ((salmon or crab)) commercial fishing license for retail-eligible species that the department offers under this chapter.

              (2) The direct retail endorsement must be offered at the time of application for the qualifying commercial fishing license. Individuals in possession of a qualifying commercial fishing license issued under this chapter may add a direct retail endorsement to their current license at ((the)) any time ((they renew their commercial fishing license)). Individuals who do not have a commercial fishing license for ((salmon or crab)) retail-eligible species issued under this chapter may not receive a direct retail endorsement. The costs, conditions, responsibilities, and privileges associated with the endorsed commercial fishing license is not affected or altered in any way by the addition of a direct retail endorsement. These costs include the base cost of the license and any revenue and excise taxes.

              (3) An individual need only add one direct retail endorsement to his or her license portfolio. If a direct retail endorsement is selected by an individual holding more than one commercial fishing license issued under this chapter, a single direct retail endorsement is considered to be added to all qualifying commercial fishing licenses held by that individual, and is the only license required for the individual to sell at retail ((the harvest of salmon or crab)) any retail-eligible species permitted by all of the underlying endorsed licenses. The direct retail endorsement applies only to the person named on the endorsed license, and may not be used by an alternate operator named on the endorsed license.

              (4) In addition to any fees charged for the endorsed licenses and harvest documentation as required by this chapter or the rules of the department, the department may set a reasonable annual fee not to exceed the administrative costs to the department for a direct retail endorsement.

              (5) The holder of a direct retail endorsement is responsible for documenting the commercial harvest of salmon and crab according to the provisions of this chapter, the rules of the department for a wholesale fish dealer, and the reporting requirements of the endorsed license. Any ((salmon or crab)) retail-eligible species caught by the holder of a direct retail endorsement must be ((landed in the round and)) documented on fish tickets((, as provided for by the department, before further processing)).

              (6) The direct retail endorsement must be displayed in a readily visible manner by the seller wherever and whenever a sale to someone other than a licensed wholesale dealer occurs. The commission may require that the holder of a direct retail endorsement notify the department up to eighteen hours before conducting an in-person sale of retail-eligible species, except for in-person sales that have a cumulative retail sales value of less than one hundred fifty dollars in a twenty-four hour period that are sold directly from the vessel. For sales occurring in a venue other than in person, such as over the internet, through a catalog, or on the phone, the direct retail endorsement number of the seller must be provided to the buyer both at the time of sale and the time of delivery. All internet sales must be conducted in accordance with federal laws and regulations.

              (7) The direct retail endorsement is to be held by a natural person and is not transferrable or assignable. If the endorsed license is transferred, the direct retail endorsement immediately becomes void, and the transferor is not eligible for a full or prorated reimbursement of the annual fee paid for the direct retail endorsement. Upon becoming void, the holder of a direct retail endorsement must surrender the physical endorsement to the department.

              (8) The holder of a direct retail endorsement must abide by the provisions of Title 69 RCW as they apply to the processing and retail sale of seafood. The department must distribute a pamphlet, provided by the department of agriculture, with the direct retail endorsement generally describing the labeling requirements set forth in chapter 69.04 RCW as they apply to seafood.

              (9) The holder of a qualifying commercial fishing license issued under this chapter must either possess a direct retail endorsement or a wholesale dealer license provided for in RCW 77.65.280 in order to lawfully sell their catch or harvest in the state to anyone other than a licensed wholesale dealer.

              (10) The direct retail endorsement entitles the holder to sell ((wild-caught salmon or crab)) a retail-eligible species only at a temporary food service establishment as that term is defined in RCW 69.06.045, or directly to a restaurant or other similar food service business.


              Sec. 3. RCW 77.65.515 and 2002 c 301 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Prior to being issued a direct retail endorsement, an individual must:

              (a) Obtain and submit to the department a signed letter on appropriate letterhead from the health department of the county in which the individual makes his or her official residence or where the hailing port for any documented vessel owned by the individual is located as to the fulfillment of all requirements related to county health rules, including the payment of all required fees. The local health department generating the letter may charge a reasonable fee for any necessary inspections. The letter must certify that the methods used by the individual to transport, store, and display any fresh ((salmon and crabs)) retail-eligible species meets that county's standards and the statewide standards adopted by the board of health for food service operations; and

              (b) Submit proof to the department that the individual making the direct retail sales is in possession of a valid food and beverage service worker's permit, as provided for in chapter 69.06 RCW.

              (2) The requirements of subsection (1) of this section must be completed each license year before a renewal direct retail endorsement can be issued.

              (3) Any individual possessing a direct retail endorsement must notify the local health department of the county in which retail sales are to occur, except for the county that conducted the initial inspection, forty-eight hours before any transaction and make his or her facilities available for inspection by a fish and wildlife officer, the local health department of any county in which he or she sells ((salmon or crab)) any legally harvested retail-eligible species, and any designee of the department of health or the department of agriculture.

              (4) Neither the department or a local health department may be held liable in any judicial proceeding alleging that consumption of or exposure to seafood sold by the holder of a direct retail endorsement resulted in a negative health consequence, as long as the department can show that the individual holding the direct retail endorsement complied with the requirements of subsection (1) of this section prior to being issued his or her direct retail license, and neither the department nor a local health department acted in a reckless manner. For the purposes of this subsection, the department or a local health district shall not be deemed to be acting recklessly for not conducting a permissive inspection.


              Sec. 4. RCW 77.65.520 and 2002 c 301 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The direct retail endorsement is conditioned upon compliance:

              (a) With the requirements of this chapter as they apply to wholesale fish dealers and to the rules of the department relating to the payment of fines for violations of rules for the accounting of the commercial harvest of ((salmon or crabs)) retail eligible species; and

              (b) With the state board of health and local rules for food service establishments.

              (2) Violations of the requirements and rules referenced in subsection (1) of this section may result in the suspension of the direct retail endorsement. The suspended individual must not be reimbursed for any portion of the suspended endorsement. Suspension of the direct retail endorsement may not occur unless and until:

              (a) The director has notified by order the holder of the direct retail endorsement when a violation of subsection (1) of this section has occurred. The notification must specify the type of violation, the liability to be imposed for damages caused by the violation, a notice that the amount of liability is due and payable by the holder of the direct retail endorsement, and an explanation of the options available to satisfy the liability; and

              (b) The holder of the direct retail endorsement has had at least ninety days after the notification provided in (a) of this subsection was received to either make full payment for all liabilities owed or enter into an agreement with the department to pay off all liabilities within a reasonable time.

              (3)(a) If, within ninety days after receipt of the order provided in subsection (2)(a) of this section, the amount specified in the order is not paid or the holder of the direct retail endorsement has not entered into an agreement with the department to pay off all liabilities, the prosecuting attorney for any county in which the persons to whom the order is directed do business, or the attorney general upon request of the department, may bring an action on behalf of the state in the superior court for Thurston county, or any county in which the persons to whom the order is directed do business, to seek suspension of the individual's direct retail endorsement for up to five years.

              (b) The department may temporarily suspend the privileges provided by the direct retail endorsement for up to one hundred twenty days following the receipt of the order provided in subsection (2)(a) of this section, unless the holder of the direct retail endorsement has deposited with the department an acceptable performance bond on forms prescribed and provided by the department. This performance bond must be a corporate surety bond executed in favor of the department by a corporation authorized to do business in the state of Washington under chapter 48.28 RCW and approved by the department. The bond must be filed and maintained in an amount equal to one thousand dollars.

              (4) For violations of state board of health and local rules under subsection (1)(b) of this section only, any person inspecting the facilities of a direct retail endorsement holder under RCW 77.65.515 may suspend the privileges granted by the endorsement for up to seven days. Within twenty-four hours of the discovery of the violation, the inspecting entity must notify the department of the violation. Upon notification, the department may proceed with the procedures outlined in this section for suspension of the endorsement. If the violation of a state board of health rule is discovered by a local health department, that local jurisdiction may fine the holder of the direct retail endorsement according to the local jurisdiction's rules as they apply to retail food operations.

              (5) Subsections (2) and (3) of this section do not apply to a holder of a direct retail endorsement that executes a surety bond and abides by the conditions established in RCW 77.65.320 and 77.65.330 as they apply to wholesale dealers.


              Sec. 5. RCW 36.71.090 and 2002 c 301 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) It shall be lawful for any farmer, gardener, or other person, without license, to sell, deliver, or peddle any fruits, vegetables, berries, eggs, or any farm produce or edibles raised, gathered, produced, or manufactured by such person and no city or town shall pass or enforce any ordinance prohibiting the sale by or requiring license from the producers and manufacturers of farm produce and edibles as ((herein)) defined((: PROVIDED, That)) in this section. However, nothing ((herein)) in this section authorizes any person to sell, deliver, or peddle, without license, in any city or town, any dairy product, meat, poultry, eel, fish, mollusk, or shellfish where a license is required to engage legally in such activity in such city or town.

              (2) It is lawful for an individual in possession of a valid direct retail endorsement, as established in RCW 77.65.510, to sell, deliver, or peddle ((wild-caught salmon or crab)) any legally harvested retail- eligible species, as that term is defined in RCW 77.08.010, that is caught, harvested, or collected under rule of the department of fish and wildlife by such a person at a temporary food service establishment, as that term is defined in RCW 69.06.045, and no city, town, or county may pass or enforce an ordinance prohibiting the sale by or requiring additional licenses or permits from the holder of the valid direct retail endorsement. However, this subsection does not prohibit a city, town, or county from inspecting an individual displaying a direct retail endorsement to verify that the person is in compliance with state board of health and local rules for food service operations.


              Sec. 6. RCW 82.27.020 and 2001 c 320 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) In addition to all other taxes, licenses, or fees provided by law there is established an excise tax on the commercial possession of enhanced food fish as provided in this chapter. The tax is levied upon and shall be collected from the owner of the enhanced food fish whose possession constitutes the taxable event. The taxable event is the first possession in Washington by an owner after the enhanced food fish has been landed. Processing and handling of enhanced food fish by a person who is not the owner is not a taxable event to the processor or handler.

              (2) A person in possession of enhanced food fish and liable to this tax may deduct from the price paid to the person from which the enhanced food fish (except oysters) are purchased an amount equal to a tax at one-half the rate levied in this section upon these products.

              (3) The measure of the tax ((is the value of the)) for all enhanced food fish, including retail-eligible fish sold with a direct retail endorsement pursuant to RCW 77.65.510, is the comparable sales price for similar species of fish at the point of landing.

              (4) The tax shall be equal to the measure of the tax multiplied by the rates for enhanced food fish as follows:

              (a) Chinook, coho, and chum salmon and anadromous game fish: Five and twenty-five one-hundredths percent;

              (b) Pink and sockeye salmon: Three and fifteen one-hundredths percent;

              (c) Other food fish and shellfish, except oysters, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers: Two and one-tenth percent;

              (d) Oysters: Eight one-hundredths of one percent;

              (e) Sea urchins: Four and six-tenths percent through December 31, 2005, and two and one-tenth percent thereafter; and

              (f) Sea cucumbers: Four and six-tenths percent through December 31, 2005, and two and one-tenth percent thereafter.

              (5) An additional tax is imposed equal to the rate specified in RCW 82.02.030 multiplied by the tax payable under subsection (4) of this section."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "fish;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 77.08.010, 77.65.510, 77.65.515, 77.65.520, 36.71.090, and 82.27.020."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1127 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1127 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Cooper spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1127 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 2.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Excused: Representatives Campbell and Mielke - 2.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1127 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 15, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1128, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 48.18 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) For the purposes of this section:

              (a) "Insured" means a current policyholder or a person or entity that is covered under the insurance policy.

              (b) "Malicious harassment" has the same meaning as RCW 9A.36.080. Under this section, the perpetrator does not have to be identified for an act of malicious harassment to have occurred.

              (c) "Underwriting action" means an insurer:

              (i) Cancels or refuses to renew an insurance policy; or

              (ii) Changes the terms or benefits in an insurance policy.

              (2) This section applies to property insurance policies if the insured is:

              (a) An individual;

              (b) A religious organization;

              (c) An educational organization; or

              (d) Any other nonprofit organization that is organized and operated for religious, charitable, or educational purposes.

              (3) An insurer may not take an underwriting action on a policy described in subsection (2) of this section because an insured has made one or more insurance claims for any loss that occurred during the preceding sixty months that is the result of malicious harassment. An insurer may take an underwriting action due to other factors that are not prohibited by this subsection.

              (4) If an insured sustains a loss that is the result of malicious harassment, the insured must file a report with the police or other law enforcement authority within thirty days of discovery of the incident, and a law enforcement authority must determine that a crime has occurred. The report must contain sufficient information to provide an insurer with reasonable notice that the loss was the result of malicious harassment. The insured has a duty to cooperate with any law enforcement official or insurer investigation. For incidents of malicious harassment occurring prior to the effective date of this act, the insured must file the report within six months of the discovery of the incident.

              (5) Annually, each insurer must report underwriting actions to the commissioner if the insurer has taken an underwriting action against any insured who has filed a claim during the preceding sixty months that was the result of malicious harassment. The report must include the policy number, name of the insured, location of the property, and the reason for the underwriting action."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "harassment;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and adding a new section to chapter 48.18 RCW."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1128 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1128 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Schual-Berke spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1128 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1128 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 11, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1144, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that the department of fish and wildlife is responsible for the proper management of the state's diverse wildlife resources. Wildlife management often requires the department of fish and wildlife to immobilize individual animals in order for the animals to be moved, treated, examined, or for other legitimate purposes. The legislature finds that it is often necessary for the department to use certain controlled substances to accomplish these purposes. Therefore, the legislature finds that the department of fish and wildlife, in coordination with the board of pharmacy, must be enabled to use approved controlled substances in order to accomplish its legitimate wildlife management goals.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 69.50 RCW to read as follows:

              The department of fish and wildlife may apply to the department of health for registration pursuant to the applicable provisions of this chapter to purchase, possess, and administer controlled substances for use in chemical capture programs. The department of fish and wildlife must not permit a person to administer controlled substances unless the person has demonstrated adequate knowledge of the potential hazards and proper techniques to be used in administering controlled substances.

              The department of health may issue a limited registration to carry out the provisions of this section. The board may adopt rules to ensure strict compliance with the provisions of this section. The board, in consultation with the department of fish and wildlife, must by rule add or remove additional controlled substances for use in chemical capture programs. The board shall suspend or revoke registration upon determination that the person administering controlled substances has not demonstrated adequate knowledge as required by this section. This authority is granted in addition to any other power to suspend or revoke registration as provided by law."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "wildlife;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 69.50 RCW; and creating a new section."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 1144 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1144 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Haigh spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll call on the final passage House Bill No. 1144 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1144 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 16, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1213, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


"PART 1

HEALTH CARE POLICY TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 101. RCW 41.05.150 (Health care policy technical advisory committee) and 1988 c 107 s 14 are each repealed.


PART 2

GOVERNOR'S SMALL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 201. The following acts or parts of acts are each repealed:

              (1) RCW 43.175.010 (Governor's small business improvement council-- Established--Membership--Travel expenses--Staff support and administrative assistance) and 1987 c 348 s 6, 1985 c 466 s 62, & 1984 c 282 s 7;

              (2) RCW 43.175.020 (Duties) and 1998 c 245 s 53, 1987 c 348 s 7, 1985 c 466 s 63, & 1984 c 282 s 8; and

              (3) RCW 43.175.901 (Severability--1984 c 282) and 1984 c 282 s 17.


PART 3

REBUILDING FAMILIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 301. By July 1, 2003, the secretary of the department of corrections shall abolish the rebuilding families advisory committee.


PART 4

INDEPENDENT LIVING ADVISORY COMMITTEE


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 401. By July 1, 2003, the director of the department of services for the blind shall abolish the independent living advisory committee.


PART 5

OCEAN SPOT SHRIMP EMERGING FISHERY ADVISORY BOARD


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 501. By July 1, 2003, the director of the department of fish and wildlife shall abolish the ocean spot shrimp emerging fishery advisory board.


PART 6

WATER TRAIL ADVISORY COMMITTEE


              Sec. 601. RCW 79A.05.385 and 1993 c 182 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              In addition to its other powers, duties, and functions, the commission may:

              (1) Plan, construct, and maintain suitable facilities for water trail activities on lands administered or acquired by the commission or as authorized on lands administered by tribes or other public agencies or private landowners by agreement.

              (2) Provide and issue, upon payment of the proper fee, with the assistance of those authorized agents as may be necessary for the convenience of the public, water trail permits to utilize designated water trail facilities. The commission may((, after consultation with the water trail advisory committee,)) adopt rules authorizing reciprocity of water trail permits provided by another state or Canadian province, but only to the extent that a similar exemption or provision for water trail permits is issued by that state or province.

              (3) Compile, publish, distribute, and charge a fee for maps or other forms of public information indicating areas and facilities suitable for water trail activities.

              (4) Contract with a public agency, private entity, or person for the actual conduct of these duties.

              (5) Work with individuals or organizations who wish to volunteer their time to support the water trail recreation program.


              Sec. 602. RCW 79A.05.400 and 1993 c 182 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

              A person may not participate as a user of the water trail recreation program without first obtaining a water trail permit. A person must renew this permit on an annual basis in order to continue to participate as a user of the program. The fee for the issuance of the statewide water trail permit for each year shall be determined by the commission ((after consultation with the water trail advisory committee)). All statewide water trail permits shall expire on the last day of December of the year for which the permit is issued.


              Sec. 603. RCW 79A.05.410 and 1993 c 182 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

              The commission may((, after consultation with the water trail advisory committee,)) adopt rules to administer the water trail program and facilities on areas owned or administered by the commission. Where water trail facilities administered by other public or private entities are incorporated into the water trail system, the rules adopted by those entities shall prevail. The commission is not responsible or liable for enforcement of these alternative rules.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 604. RCW 79A.05.420 (Water trail advisory committee) and 2000 c 11 s 41, 1994 c 264 s 21, & 1993 c 182 s 9 are each repealed.


PART 7

COMMUNITY OUTDOOR ATHLETIC FIELDS ADVISORY COUNCIL


              Sec. 701. RCW 79A.25.800 and 2000 c 11 s 80 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The legislature recognizes that coordinated funding efforts are needed to maintain, develop, and improve the state's community outdoor athletic fields. Rapid population growth and increased urbanization have caused a decline in suitable outdoor fields for community athletic activities and has resulted in overcrowding and deterioration of existing surfaces. Lack of adequate community outdoor athletic fields directly affects the health and well-being of all citizens of the state, reduces the state's economic viability, and prevents Washington from maintaining and achieving the quality of life that it deserves. Therefore, it is the policy of the state and its agencies to maintain, develop, fund, and improve youth or community athletic facilities, including but not limited to community outdoor athletic fields.

              (2) In carrying out this policy, the legislature intends to promote the building of new community outdoor athletic fields, the upgrading of existing community outdoor athletic fields, and the maintenance of existing community outdoor athletic fields across the state of Washington. ((The purpose of RCW 79A.25.800 through 79A.25.830 is to create an advisory council to provide information and advice to the interagency committee for outdoor recreation in the distribution of the funds in the youth athletic facility grant account established in RCW 43.99N.060(4).))


              Sec. 702. RCW 79A.25.820 and 2000 c 11 s 81 are each amended to read as follows:

              Subject to available resources, the interagency committee for outdoor recreation((, in consultation with the community outdoor athletic fields advisory council)) may:

              (1) Prepare and update a strategic plan for the development, maintenance, and improvement of community outdoor athletic fields in the state. In the preparation of such plan, the interagency committee for outdoor recreation may use available data from federal, state, and local agencies having community outdoor athletic responsibilities, user groups, private sector interests, and the general public. The plan may include, but is not limited to:

              (a) An inventory of current community outdoor athletic fields;

              (b) A forecast of demand for these fields;

              (c) An identification and analysis of actual and potential funding sources; and

              (d) Other information the interagency committee for outdoor recreation deems appropriate to carry out the purposes of RCW 79A.25.800 through 79A.25.830;

              (2) Determine the eligibility requirements for cities, counties, and qualified nonprofit organizations to access funding from the youth athletic facility ((grant)) account created in RCW 43.99N.060(4);

              (3) Encourage and provide opportunities for interagency and regional coordination and cooperative efforts between public agencies and between public entities and nonprofit organizations involved in the maintenance, development, and improvement of community outdoor athletic fields; and

              (4) Create and maintain data, studies, research, and other information relating to community outdoor athletic fields in the state, and to encourage the exchange of this information.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 703. RCW 79A.25.810 (Community outdoor athletic fields advisory council) and 2001 c 245 s 1 & 1998 c 264 s 2 are each repealed.


PART 8

ARTHRITIS ADVISORY GROUP


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 801. By July 1, 2003, the secretary of the department of health shall abolish the arthritis advisory group.


PART 9

COMMITTEE ON TAXATION AND

ADVISORY GROUP TO THE COMMITTEE ON TAXATION


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 901. By July 1, 2003, the director of revenue shall abolish the committee on taxation and the advisory group to the committee on taxation created by section 137(1), chapter 371, Laws of 2002.


PART 10

MISCELLANEOUS


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 1001. Part headings used in this act are not any part of the law.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 1002. Sections 701 and 702 of this act expire one year after RCW 82.14.0494 expires.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 1003. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect July 1, 2003."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "commissions;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 79A.05.385, 79A.05.400, 79A.05.410, 79A.25.800, and 79A.25.820; creating new sections; repealing RCW 41.05.150, 43.175.010, 43.175.020, 43.175.901, 79A.05.420, and 79A.25.810; providing an effective date; providing a contingent expiration date; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1213 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1213 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Haigh spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1213 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1213 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 11, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1289, with the following amendment:


              On page 2, after line 24, insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "restrictions;" strike "and" and on line 3 of the title, after "77.32.470" insert "; and declaring an emergency"


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 1289 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1289 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Hinkle spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1289 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1289 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 16, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1379, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 46.61 RCW to read as follows:

              State, local, or county law enforcement personnel may enforce speeding violations under RCW 46.61.400 on private roads within a community organized under chapter 64.38 RCW if:

              (1) A majority of the homeowner's association's board of directors votes to authorize the issuance of speeding infractions on its private roads, and declares a speed limit not lower than twenty miles per hour;

              (2) A written agreement regarding the speeding enforcement is signed by the homeowner's association president and the chief law enforcement official of the city or county within whose jurisdiction the private road is located;

              (3) The homeowner's association has provided written notice to all of the homeowners describing the new authority to issue speeding infractions; and

              (4) Signs have been posted declaring the speed limit at all vehicle entrances to the community."


              In line 2 of the title, after "personnel;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and adding a new section to chapter 46.61 RCW."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 1379 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1379 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Ericksen spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1379 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 89, Nays - 8, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hinkle, Holmquist, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 89.

             Voting nay: Representatives Blake, Dunshee, Flannigan, Hatfield, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter and Moeller - 8.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1379 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 15, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1403, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 28B.50.839 and 1994 c 234 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) In consultation with eligible community and technical colleges, the college board shall set priorities and guidelines for the program.

              (2) ((Under this section, a college shall not receive more than four faculty grants in twenty-five thousand dollar increments, with a maximum total of one hundred thousand dollars per campus in any biennium.

              (3))) All community and technical colleges and their foundations shall be eligible for matching trust funds. When they can match the state funds with equal cash donations from private sources, institutions and foundations may apply to the college board for grants from the fund in ((twenty-five)) ten thousand dollar increments up to a maximum ((of one hundred thousand dollars when they can match the state funds with equal cash donations from private sources, except that in the initial year of the program, no college or foundation may receive more than one grant until every college or its foundation has received one grant)) set by the college board. These donations shall be made specifically to the exceptional faculty awards program and deposited by the institution or foundation in a local endowment fund or a foundation's fund. Otherwise unrestricted gifts may be deposited in the endowment fund by the institution or foundation.

              (((4))) (3) Once sufficient private donations are received by the institution or foundation, the institution shall inform the college board and request state matching funds. The college board shall evaluate the request for state matching funds based on program priorities and guidelines. The college board may ask the state treasurer to release the state matching funds to a local endowment fund established by the institution or a foundation's fund established by a foundation for each faculty award created.

              (((5))) (4) A college, by action of its board of trustees, may transfer those exceptional faculty award funds accumulated in its local endowment fund between July 1, 1991, and July 25, 1993, to its foundation's local endowment fund established as provided in subsection (((3))) (2) of this section.


              Sec. 2. RCW 28B.50.837 and 2002 c 371 s 902 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The Washington community and technical college exceptional faculty awards program is established. The program shall be administered by the college board. The college faculty awards trust fund hereby created shall be administered by the state treasurer.

              (2) Funds appropriated by the legislature for the community and technical college exceptional faculty awards program shall be deposited in the college faculty awards trust fund. At the request of the college board, the treasurer shall release the state matching funds to the local endowment fund of the college or its foundation. No appropriation is necessary for the expenditure of moneys from the fund. ((During the 2001-2003 fiscal biennium, the legislature may appropriate funds from the college faculty awards trust fund for the purposes of the settlement costs of the Mader v. State litigation regarding retirement contributions on behalf of part-time faculty.)) Expenditures from the fund may be used solely for the exceptional faculty awards program."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "grants;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 28B.50.839 and 28B.50.837."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1403 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1403 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Kenney spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1403 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1403 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 14, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1409, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The legislature finds that the littering of potentially dangerous products poses a greater danger to the public safety than other classes of litter. Broken glass, human waste, and other dangerous materials along roadways, within parking lots, and on pedestrian, bicycle, and recreation trails elevates the risk to public safety, such as vehicle tire punctures, and the risk to the community volunteers who spend their time gathering and properly disposing of the litter left behind by others. As such, the legislature finds that a higher penalty should be imposed on those who improperly dispose of potentially dangerous products, such as is imposed on those who improperly dispose of tobacco products.

              (2) The legislature further finds that litter is a nuisance, and, in order to alleviate such a nuisance, counties must be provided statutory authority to declare what shall be a nuisance, to abate a nuisance, and to impose and collect fines upon parties who may create, cause, or commit a nuisance.


              Sec. 2. RCW 70.93.030 and 2000 c 154 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              ((As used in)) The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context ((indicates)) clearly requires otherwise((:)).

              (1) "Conveyance" means a boat, airplane, or vehicle((;)).

              (2) "Department" means the department of ecology((;)).

              (3) "Director" means the director of the department of ecology((;)).

              (4) "Disposable package or container" means all packages or containers defined as such by rules ((and regulations)) adopted by the department of ecology((;)).

              (5) "Junk vehicle" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 46.55.010((;)).

              (6) "Litter" means all waste material including but not limited to disposable packages or containers thrown or deposited as herein prohibited and solid waste that is illegally dumped, but not including the wastes of the primary processes of mining, logging, sawmilling, farming, or manufacturing((;)). "Litter" includes the material described in subsection (10) of this section as "potentially dangerous litter."

              (7) "Litter bag" means a bag, sack, or other container made of any material which is large enough to serve as a receptacle for litter inside the vehicle or watercraft of any person. It is not necessarily limited to the state approved litter bag but must be similar in size and capacity((;)).

              (8) "Litter receptacle" means those containers adopted by the department of ecology and which may be standardized as to size, shape, capacity, and color and which shall bear the state anti-litter symbol, as well as any other receptacles suitable for the depositing of litter((;)).

              (9) "Person" means any political subdivision, government agency, municipality, industry, public or private corporation, copartnership, association, firm, individual, or other entity whatsoever((;)).

              (10) "Potentially dangerous litter" means litter that is likely to injure a person or cause damage to a vehicle or other property. "Potentially dangerous litter" means:

              (a) Cigarettes, cigars, or other tobacco products that are capable of starting a fire;

              (b) Glass;

              (c) A container or other product made predominantly or entirely of glass;

              (d) A hypodermic needle or other medical instrument designed to cut or pierce;

              (e) Raw human waste, including soiled baby diapers, regardless of whether or not the waste is in a container of any sort; and

              (f) Nails or tacks.

              (11) "Public place" means any area that is used or held out for use by the public whether owned or operated by public or private interests((;)).

              (((11))) (12) "Recycling" means transforming or remanufacturing waste materials into a finished product for use other than landfill disposal or incineration((;)).

              (((12))) (13) "Recycling center" means a central collection point for recyclable materials((;)).

              (((13))) (14) "To litter" means a single or cumulative act of disposing of litter((;)).

              (((14))) (15) "Vehicle" includes every device capable of being moved upon a public highway and in, upon, or by which any persons or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, excepting devices moved by human or animal power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks((;)).

              (((15))) (16) "Waste reduction" means reducing the amount or toxicity of waste generated or reusing materials((;)).

              (((16))) (17) "Watercraft" means any boat, ship, vessel, barge, or other floating craft.


              Sec. 3. RCW 70.93.060 and 2002 c 175 s 45 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) It is a violation of this section to abandon a junk vehicle upon any property. In addition, no person shall throw, drop, deposit, discard, or otherwise dispose of litter upon any public property in the state or upon private property in this state not owned by him or her or in the waters of this state whether from a vehicle or otherwise including but not limited to any public highway, public park, beach, campground, forest land, recreational area, trailer park, highway, road, street, or alley except:

              (a) When the property is designated by the state or its agencies or political subdivisions for the disposal of garbage and refuse, and the person is authorized to use such property for that purpose;

              (b) Into a litter receptacle in a manner that will prevent litter from being carried away or deposited by the elements upon any part of the private or public property or waters.

              (2)(a) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, it is a class 3 civil infraction as provided in RCW 7.80.120 for a person to litter in an amount less than or equal to one cubic foot.

              (b) It is a misdemeanor for a person to litter in an amount greater than one cubic foot but less than one cubic yard. The person shall also pay a litter cleanup restitution payment equal to twice the actual cost of cleanup, or fifty dollars per cubic foot of litter, whichever is greater. The court shall distribute one-half of the restitution payment to the landowner and one-half of the restitution payment to the law enforcement agency investigating the incident. The court may, in addition to or in lieu of part or all of the cleanup restitution payment, order the person to pick up and remove litter from the property, with prior permission of the legal owner or, in the case of public property, of the agency managing the property. The court may suspend or modify the litter cleanup restitution payment for a first- time offender under this section, if the person cleans up and properly disposes of the litter.

              (c) It is a gross misdemeanor for a person to litter in an amount of one cubic yard or more. The person shall also pay a litter cleanup restitution payment equal to twice the actual cost of cleanup, or one hundred dollars per cubic foot of litter, whichever is greater. The court shall distribute one-half of the restitution payment to the landowner and one-half of the restitution payment to the law enforcement agency investigating the incident. The court may, in addition to or in lieu of part or all of the cleanup restitution payment, order the person to pick up and remove litter from the property, with prior permission of the legal owner or, in the case of public property, of the agency managing the property. The court may suspend or modify the litter cleanup restitution payment for a first- time offender under this section, if the person cleans up and properly disposes of the litter.

              (d) If a junk vehicle is abandoned in violation of this section, RCW 46.55.230 governs the vehicle's removal, disposal, and sale, and the penalties that may be imposed against the person who abandoned the vehicle.

              (3) If the violation occurs in a state park, the court shall, in addition to any other penalties assessed, order the person to perform twenty-four hours of community restitution in the state park where the violation occurred if the state park has stated an intent to participate as provided in RCW 79A.05.050.

              (4) It is a class 1 civil infraction as provided in RCW 7.80.120 for a person to discard, in violation of this section, ((a cigarette, cigar, or other tobacco product that is capable of starting a fire)) potentially dangerous litter in any amount.


              Sec. 4. RCW 7.80.120 and 1997 c 159 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) A person found to have committed a civil infraction shall be assessed a monetary penalty.

              (a) The maximum penalty and the default amount for a class 1 civil infraction shall be two hundred fifty dollars, not including statutory assessments, except for an infraction of state law involving ((tobacco products)) potentially dangerous litter as specified in RCW 70.93.060(4), in which case the maximum penalty and default amount is five hundred dollars;

              (b) The maximum penalty and the default amount for a class 2 civil infraction shall be one hundred twenty-five dollars, not including statutory assessments;

              (c) The maximum penalty and the default amount for a class 3 civil infraction shall be fifty dollars, not including statutory assessments; and

              (d) The maximum penalty and the default amount for a class 4 civil infraction shall be twenty-five dollars, not including statutory assessments.

              (2) The supreme court shall prescribe by rule the conditions under which local courts may exercise discretion in assessing fines for civil infractions.

              (3) Whenever a monetary penalty is imposed by a court under this chapter it is immediately payable. If the person is unable to pay at that time the court may grant an extension of the period in which the penalty may be paid. If the penalty is not paid on or before the time established for payment, the court may proceed to collect the penalty in the same manner as other civil judgments and may notify the prosecuting authority of the failure to pay.

              (4) The court may also order a person found to have committed a civil infraction to make restitution.


              Sec. 5. RCW 46.61.645 and 1965 ex.s. c 155 s 77 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) ((No person shall throw or deposit upon any highway any glass bottle, glass, nails, tacks, wire, cans or any other substance likely to injure any person, animal or vehicle upon such highway.

              (2))) Any person who drops, or permits to be dropped or thrown, upon any highway any ((destructive or injurious)) material shall immediately remove the same or cause it to be removed.

              (((3))) (2) Any person removing a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a highway shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the highway from such vehicle.


              Sec. 6. RCW 36.32.120 and 1994 c 301 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

              The legislative authorities of the several counties shall:

              (1) Provide for the erection and repairing of court houses, jails, and other necessary public buildings for the use of the county;

              (2) Lay out, discontinue, or alter county roads and highways within their respective counties, and do all other necessary acts relating thereto according to law, except within cities and towns which have jurisdiction over the roads within their limits;

              (3) License and fix the rates of ferriage; grant grocery and other licenses authorized by law to be by them granted at fees set by the legislative authorities which shall not exceed the costs of administration and operation of such licensed activities;

              (4) Fix the amount of county taxes to be assessed according to the provisions of law, and cause the same to be collected as prescribed by law;

              (5) Allow all accounts legally chargeable against the county not otherwise provided for, and audit the accounts of all officers having the care, management, collection, or disbursement of any money belonging to the county or appropriated to its benefit;

              (6) Have the care of the county property and the management of the county funds and business and in the name of the county prosecute and defend all actions for and against the county, and such other powers as are or may be conferred by law;

              (7) Make and enforce, by appropriate resolutions or ordinances, all such police and sanitary regulations as are not in conflict with state law, and within the unincorporated area of the county may adopt by reference Washington state statutes and recognized codes and/or compilations printed in book form relating to the construction of buildings, the installation of plumbing, the installation of electric wiring, health, or other subjects, and may adopt such codes and/or compilations or portions thereof, together with amendments thereto, or additions thereto: PROVIDED, That except for Washington state statutes, there shall be filed in the county auditor's office one copy of such codes and compilations ten days prior to their adoption by reference, and additional copies may also be filed in library or city offices within the county as deemed necessary by the county legislative authority: PROVIDED FURTHER, That no such regulation, code, compilation, and/or statute shall be effective unless before its adoption, a public hearing has been held thereon by the county legislative authority of which at least ten days' notice has been given. Any violation of such regulations, ordinances, codes, compilations, and/or statutes or resolutions shall constitute a misdemeanor or a civil violation subject to a monetary penalty: PROVIDED FURTHER, That violation of a regulation, ordinance, code, compilation, and/or statute relating to traffic including parking, standing, stopping, and pedestrian offenses is a traffic infraction, except that violation of a regulation, ordinance, code, compilation, and/or statute equivalent to those provisions of Title 46 RCW set forth in RCW 46.63.020 remains a misdemeanor. However, the punishment for any criminal ordinance shall be the same as the punishment provided in state law for the same crime and no act that is a state crime may be made a civil violation. The notice must set out a copy of the proposed regulations or summarize the content of each proposed regulation; or if a code is adopted by reference the notice shall set forth the full official title and a statement describing the general purpose of such code. For purposes of this subsection, a summary shall mean a brief description which succinctly describes the main points of the proposed regulation. When the county publishes a summary, the publication shall include a statement that the full text of the proposed regulation will be mailed upon request. An inadvertent mistake or omission in publishing the text or a summary of the content of a proposed regulation shall not render the regulation invalid if it is adopted. The notice shall also include the day, hour, and place of hearing and must be given by publication in the newspaper in which legal notices of the county are printed;

              (8) Have power to compound and release in whole or in part any debt due to the county when in their opinion the interest of their county will not be prejudiced thereby, except in cases where they or any of them are personally interested;

              (9) Have power to administer oaths or affirmations necessary in the discharge of their duties and commit for contempt any witness refusing to testify before them with the same power as district judges;

              (10) Have power to declare by ordinance what shall be deemed a nuisance within the county, including but not limited to "litter" and "potentially dangerous litter" as defined in RCW 70.93.030; to prevent, remove, and abate a nuisance at the expense of the parties creating, causing, or committing the nuisance; and to levy a special assessment on the land or premises on which the nuisance is situated to defray the cost, or to reimburse the county for the cost of abating it. This assessment shall constitute a lien against the property which shall be of equal rank with state, county, and municipal taxes.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. RCW 70.93.100 (Litter bags--Design and distribution by department authorized--Violations--Penalties) and 1981 c 260 s 15 are each repealed."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "littering;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 70.93.030, 70.93.060, 7.80.120, 46.61.645, and 36.32.120; creating a new section; repealing RCW 70.93.100; and prescribing penalties."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1409 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1409 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Cooper spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1409 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1409 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 11, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1512, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 77.36.020 and 1996 c 54 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              The department shall work closely with landowners and tenants suffering game damage problems to control damage without killing the animals when practical, to increase the harvest of damage-causing animals in hunting seasons, and to kill the animals when no other practical means of damage control is feasible.

              If the department receives recurring complaints regarding property being damaged as described in this section or RCW 77.36.030 from the owner or tenant of real property, or receives such complaints from several such owners or tenants in a locale, the commission shall ((consider conducting)) conduct a special hunt or special hunts or take remedial action to reduce the potential for such damage. The commission shall authorize either one or two antlerless permits per hunter for special hunts held in damage areas where qualified department staff, or their designee, have confirmed six incidents of crop damage by deer or elk.

              As an alternative to hunting, the department shall work with affected entities to relocate deer and elk when needed to augment existing herds.


              Sec. 2. RCW 77.12.150 and 1987 c 506 s 24 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) By emergency rule only, and in accordance with criteria established by the commission, the director may close or shorten a season for game animals, game birds, or game fish, and after a season has been closed or shortened, may reopen it and reestablish bag limits on game animals, game birds, or game fish during that season. The director shall advise the commission of the adoption of emergency rules. A copy of an emergency rule, certified as a true copy by the director or by a person authorized in writing by the director to make the certification, is admissible in court as prima facie evidence of the adoption and validity of the rule.

              (2)(a) If the director finds that game animals have increased in numbers in an area of the state so that they are damaging public or private property or over-utilizing their habitat, the commission may establish a special hunting season and designate the time, area, and manner of taking and the number and sex of the animals that may be killed or possessed by a licensed hunter. ((The director shall determine by random selection the identity of hunters who may hunt within the area and shall determine the conditions and requirements of the selection process.)) The director shall include notice of the special season in the rules establishing open seasons.

              (b) When the department receives six complaints concerning damage to commercial agricultural and horticultural crop production by wildlife from the owner or tenant of real property, or from several owners or tenants in a locale, the commission shall conduct a special hunt or special hunts or take remedial action to reduce the potential for the damage, and shall authorize either one or two permits per hunter. Each complaint must be confirmed by qualified department staff, or their designee.

              (c) The director shall determine by random selection the identity of hunters who may hunt within the area of the special hunt and shall determine the conditions and requirements of the selection process. Within this process, the department must maintain a list of all persons holding valid wildlife hunting licenses, arranged by county of residence, who may hunt deer or elk that are causing damage to crops. The department must update the list annually and utilize the list when contacting persons to assist in controlling game damage to crops. The department must make all reasonable efforts to contact individuals residing within the county where the hunting of deer or elk will occur before contacting a person who is not a resident of that county. The department must randomize the names of people on the list in order to provide a fair distribution of the hunting opportunities. Hunters who participate in hunts under this section must report any kills to the department. The department must include a summary of the wildlife harvested in these hunts in the annual game management reports it makes available to the public."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "crops;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 77.36.020 and 77.12.150."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1512 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1512 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Cox spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1512 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1512 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 14, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1561, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 43.20B.030 and 1997 c 130 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Except as otherwise provided by law, there will be no collection of overpayments and other debts due the department after the expiration of six years from the date of notice of such overpayment or other debt unless the department has commenced recovery action in a court of law or unless an administrative remedy authorized by statute is in place. However, any amount due in a case thus extended shall cease to be a debt due the department at the expiration of ten years from the date of the notice of the overpayment or other debt unless a court-ordered remedy would be in effect for a longer period.

              (2)(((a))) The department, at any time, may accept offers of compromise of disputed claims or may grant partial or total write-off of any debt due the department if it is no longer cost-effective to pursue. The department shall adopt rules establishing the considerations to be made in the granting or denial of a partial or total write-off of debts.

              (((b) Beginning December 1, 1997, the department shall report by December 1 each year to the commerce and labor committees of the senate and house of representatives, the senate ways and means committee, and the house appropriations committee, or successor committees, the following information:

              (i) The cumulative amount of debt due the department;

              (ii) The cumulative amount of debt that has been written off by the department as no longer cost-effective to pursue;

              (iii) The amount of debt due the department that has accrued in each of the previous five fiscal years; and

              (iv) The amount of debt that has been written off in each of the previous five fiscal years as no longer cost-effective to pursue.))


              Sec. 2. RCW 74.13.036 and 1996 c 133 s 37 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The department of social and health services shall oversee implementation of chapter 13.34 RCW and chapter 13.32A RCW. The oversight shall be comprised of working with affected parts of the criminal justice and child care systems as well as with local government, legislative, and executive authorities to effectively carry out these chapters. The department shall work with all such entities to ensure that chapters 13.32A and 13.34 RCW are implemented in a uniform manner throughout the state.

              (2) The department shall develop a plan and procedures, in cooperation with the statewide advisory committee, to insure the full implementation of the provisions of chapter 13.32A RCW. Such plan and procedures shall include but are not limited to:

              (a) Procedures defining and delineating the role of the department and juvenile court with regard to the execution of the child in need of services placement process;

              (b) Procedures for designating department staff responsible for family reconciliation services;

              (c) Procedures assuring enforcement of contempt proceedings in accordance with RCW 13.32A.170 and 13.32A.250; and

              (d) Procedures for the continued education of all individuals in the criminal juvenile justice and child care systems who are affected by chapter 13.32A RCW, as well as members of the legislative and executive branches of government.

              There shall be uniform application of the procedures developed by the department and juvenile court personnel, to the extent practicable. Local and regional differences shall be taken into consideration in the development of procedures required under this subsection.

              (3) In addition to its other oversight duties, the department shall:

              (a) Identify and evaluate resource needs in each region of the state;

              (b) Disseminate information collected as part of the oversight process to affected groups and the general public;

              (c) Educate affected entities within the juvenile justice and child care systems, local government, and the legislative branch regarding the implementation of chapters 13.32A and 13.34 RCW;

              (d) Review complaints concerning the services, policies, and procedures of those entities charged with implementing chapters 13.32A and 13.34 RCW; and

              (e) Report any violations and misunderstandings regarding the implementation of chapters 13.32A and 13.34 RCW.

              (4) ((The secretary shall submit a quarterly report to the appropriate local government entities.

              (5))) The department shall provide an annual report to the legislature not later than December 1((, indicating)) of each year only when it has declined to accept custody of a child from a law enforcement agency or it has received a report of a child being released without placement. The report shall indicate the number of times it has declined to accept custody of a child from a law enforcement agency under chapter 13.32A RCW and the number of times it has received a report of a child being released without placement under RCW 13.32A.060(1)(c). The report shall include the dates, places, and reasons the department declined to accept custody and the dates and places children are released without placement.


              Sec. 3. RCW 74.14C.070 and 1995 c 311 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:

              The secretary of social and health services, or the secretary's regional designee, may transfer funds appropriated for foster care services to purchase preservation services and other preventive services for children at imminent risk of out-of-home placement or who face a substantial likelihood of out-of-home placement. This transfer may be made in those regions that lower foster care expenditures through efficient use of preservation services and permanency planning efforts. The transfer shall be equivalent to the amount of reduced foster care expenditures and shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and with the approval of the office of financial management. The ((secretary)) department shall present an annual report to the legislature regarding any transfers under this section only if transfers occur. The ((secretary)) department shall include caseload, expenditure, cost avoidance, identified improvements to the out-of-home care system, and outcome data related to the transfer in the report. The ((secretary)) department shall also include in the report information regarding:

              (1) The percent of cases where a child is placed in out-of-home care after the provision of intensive family preservation services or family preservation services;

              (2) The average length of time before ((such)) the child is placed out-of-home;

              (3) The average length of time ((such)) the child is placed out-of- home; and

              (4) The number of families that refused the offer of either family preservation services or intensive family preservation services.


              Sec. 4. RCW 26.44.030 and 1999 c 267 s 20 and 1999 c 176 s 30 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

              (1)(a) When any practitioner, county coroner or medical examiner, law enforcement officer, professional school personnel, registered or licensed nurse, social service counselor, psychologist, pharmacist, licensed or certified child care providers or their employees, employee of the department, juvenile probation officer, placement and liaison specialist, responsible living skills program staff, HOPE center staff, or state family and children's ombudsman or any volunteer in the ombudsman's office has reasonable cause to believe that a child has suffered abuse or neglect, he or she shall report such incident, or cause a report to be made, to the proper law enforcement agency or to the department as provided in RCW 26.44.040.

              (b) The reporting requirement also applies to department of corrections personnel who, in the course of their employment, observe offenders or the children with whom the offenders are in contact. If, as a result of observations or information received in the course of his or her employment, any department of corrections personnel has reasonable cause to believe that a child has suffered abuse or neglect, he or she shall report the incident, or cause a report to be made, to the proper law enforcement agency or to the department as provided in RCW 26.44.040.

              (c) The reporting requirement shall also apply to any adult who has reasonable cause to believe that a child who resides with them, has suffered severe abuse, and is able or capable of making a report. For the purposes of this subsection, "severe abuse" means any of the following: Any single act of abuse that causes physical trauma of sufficient severity that, if left untreated, could cause death; any single act of sexual abuse that causes significant bleeding, deep bruising, or significant external or internal swelling; or more than one act of physical abuse, each of which causes bleeding, deep bruising, significant external or internal swelling, bone fracture, or unconsciousness.

              (d) The report must be made at the first opportunity, but in no case longer than forty-eight hours after there is reasonable cause to believe that the child has suffered abuse or neglect. The report must include the identity of the accused if known.

              (2) The reporting requirement of subsection (1) of this section does not apply to the discovery of abuse or neglect that occurred during childhood if it is discovered after the child has become an adult. However, if there is reasonable cause to believe other children are or may be at risk of abuse or neglect by the accused, the reporting requirement of subsection (1) of this section does apply.

              (3) Any other person who has reasonable cause to believe that a child has suffered abuse or neglect may report such incident to the proper law enforcement agency or to the department of social and health services as provided in RCW 26.44.040.

              (4) The department, upon receiving a report of an incident of alleged abuse or neglect pursuant to this chapter, involving a child who has died or has had physical injury or injuries inflicted upon him or her other than by accidental means or who has been subjected to alleged sexual abuse, shall report such incident to the proper law enforcement agency. In emergency cases, where the child's welfare is endangered, the department shall notify the proper law enforcement agency within twenty-four hours after a report is received by the department. In all other cases, the department shall notify the law enforcement agency within seventy-two hours after a report is received by the department. If the department makes an oral report, a written report must also be made to the proper law enforcement agency within five days thereafter.

              (5) Any law enforcement agency receiving a report of an incident of alleged abuse or neglect pursuant to this chapter, involving a child who has died or has had physical injury or injuries inflicted upon him or her other than by accidental means, or who has been subjected to alleged sexual abuse, shall report such incident in writing as provided in RCW 26.44.040 to the proper county prosecutor or city attorney for appropriate action whenever the law enforcement agency's investigation reveals that a crime may have been committed. The law enforcement agency shall also notify the department of all reports received and the law enforcement agency's disposition of them. In emergency cases, where the child's welfare is endangered, the law enforcement agency shall notify the department within twenty-four hours. In all other cases, the law enforcement agency shall notify the department within seventy-two hours after a report is received by the law enforcement agency.

              (6) Any county prosecutor or city attorney receiving a report under subsection (5) of this section shall notify the victim, any persons the victim requests, and the local office of the department, of the decision to charge or decline to charge a crime, within five days of making the decision.

              (7) The department may conduct ongoing case planning and consultation with those persons or agencies required to report under this section, with consultants designated by the department, and with designated representatives of Washington Indian tribes if the client information exchanged is pertinent to cases currently receiving child protective services. Upon request, the department shall conduct such planning and consultation with those persons required to report under this section if the department determines it is in the best interests of the child. Information considered privileged by statute and not directly related to reports required by this section must not be divulged without a valid written waiver of the privilege.

              (8) Any case referred to the department by a physician licensed under chapter 18.57 or 18.71 RCW on the basis of an expert medical opinion that child abuse, neglect, or sexual assault has occurred and that the child's safety will be seriously endangered if returned home, the department shall file a dependency petition unless a second licensed physician of the parents' choice believes that such expert medical opinion is incorrect. If the parents fail to designate a second physician, the department may make the selection. If a physician finds that a child has suffered abuse or neglect but that such abuse or neglect does not constitute imminent danger to the child's health or safety, and the department agrees with the physician's assessment, the child may be left in the parents' home while the department proceeds with reasonable efforts to remedy parenting deficiencies.

              (9) Persons or agencies exchanging information under subsection (7) of this section shall not further disseminate or release the information except as authorized by state or federal statute. Violation of this subsection is a misdemeanor.

              (10) Upon receiving reports of alleged abuse or neglect, the department or law enforcement agency may interview children. The interviews may be conducted on school premises, at day-care facilities, at the child's home, or at other suitable locations outside of the presence of parents. Parental notification of the interview must occur at the earliest possible point in the investigation that will not jeopardize the safety or protection of the child or the course of the investigation. Prior to commencing the interview the department or law enforcement agency shall determine whether the child wishes a third party to be present for the interview and, if so, shall make reasonable efforts to accommodate the child's wishes. Unless the child objects, the department or law enforcement agency shall make reasonable efforts to include a third party in any interview so long as the presence of the third party will not jeopardize the course of the investigation.

              (11) Upon receiving a report of alleged child abuse and neglect, the department or investigating law enforcement agency shall have access to all relevant records of the child in the possession of mandated reporters and their employees.

              (12) The department shall maintain investigation records and conduct timely and periodic reviews of all cases constituting abuse and neglect. The department shall maintain a log of screened-out nonabusive cases.

              (13) The department shall use a risk assessment process when investigating alleged child abuse and neglect referrals. The department shall present the risk factors at all hearings in which the placement of a dependent child is an issue. Substance abuse must be a risk factor. The department shall, within funds appropriated for this purpose, offer enhanced community-based services to persons who are determined not to require further state intervention.

              ((The department shall provide annual reports to the legislature on the effectiveness of the risk assessment process.))

              (14) Upon receipt of a report of alleged abuse or neglect the law enforcement agency may arrange to interview the person making the report and any collateral sources to determine if any malice is involved in the reporting.

              (15) The department shall make reasonable efforts to learn the name, address, and telephone number of each person making a report of abuse or neglect under this section. The department shall provide assurances of appropriate confidentiality of the identification of persons reporting under this section. If the department is unable to learn the information required under this subsection, the department shall only investigate cases in which: (a) The department believes there is a serious threat of substantial harm to the child; (b) the report indicates conduct involving a criminal offense that has, or is about to occur, in which the child is the victim; or (c) the department has, after investigation, a report of abuse or neglect that has been founded with regard to a member of the household within three years of receipt of the referral.


              Sec. 5. RCW 13.40.030 and 1996 c 232 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The secretary shall submit guidelines pertaining to the nature of the security to be imposed on youth placed in his or her custody based on the age, offense(s), and criminal history of the juvenile offender. Such guidelines shall be submitted to the legislature for its review no later than November 1st of each year. ((At the same time the secretary shall submit a report on security at juvenile facilities during the preceding year. The report shall include the number of escapes from each juvenile facility, the most serious offense for which each escapee had been confined, the number and nature of offenses found to have been committed by juveniles while on escape status, the number of authorized leaves granted, the number of failures to comply with leave requirements, the number and nature of offenses committed while on leave, and the number and nature of offenses committed by juveniles while in the community on minimum security status; to the extent this information is available to the secretary.)) The department shall include security status definitions in the security guidelines it submits to the legislature pursuant to this section.

              (2) The permissible ranges of confinement resulting from a finding of manifest injustice under RCW 13.40.0357 are subject to the following limitations:

              (a) Where the maximum term in the range is ninety days or less, the minimum term in the range may be no less than fifty percent of the maximum term in the range;

              (b) Where the maximum term in the range is greater than ninety days but not greater than one year, the minimum term in the range may be no less than seventy-five percent of the maximum term in the range; and

              (c) Where the maximum term in the range is more than one year, the minimum term in the range may be no less than eighty percent of the maximum term in the range.


              Sec. 6. RCW 70.96A.420 and 2001 c 242 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The department, in consultation with opiate substitution treatment service providers and counties and cities, shall establish statewide treatment standards for certified opiate substitution treatment programs. The department shall enforce these treatment standards. The treatment standards shall include, but not be limited to, reasonable provisions for all appropriate and necessary medical procedures, counseling requirements, urinalysis, and other suitable tests as needed to ensure compliance with this chapter.

              (2) The department, in consultation with opiate substitution treatment programs and counties, shall establish statewide operating standards for certified opiate substitution treatment programs. The department shall enforce these operating standards. The operating standards shall include, but not be limited to, reasonable provisions necessary to enable the department and counties to monitor certified and licensed opiate substitution treatment programs for compliance with this chapter and the treatment standards authorized by this chapter and to minimize the impact of the opiate substitution treatment programs upon the business and residential neighborhoods in which the program is located.

              (3) The department shall establish criteria for evaluating the compliance of opiate substitution treatment programs with the goals and standards established under this chapter. As a condition of certification, opiate substitution programs shall submit an annual report to the department and county legislative authority, including data as specified by the department necessary for outcome analysis. The department shall analyze and evaluate the data submitted by each treatment program and take corrective action where necessary to ensure compliance with the goals and standards enumerated under this chapter.

              (((4) Before January 1st of each year, the secretary shall submit a report to the legislature and governor. The report shall include the number of persons enrolled in each treatment program during the period covered by the report, the number of persons who leave each treatment program voluntarily and involuntarily, and an outcome analysis of each treatment program. For purposes of this subsection, "outcome analysis" shall include but not be limited to: The number of people who, as a result of participation in the program, are able to abstain from opiates; reduction in use of opiates; reduction in criminal conduct; achievement of economic independence; and reduction in utilization of health care. The report shall include information on an annual and cumulative basis beginning on July 22, 2001.))


              Sec. 7. RCW 70.96A.520 and 1997 c 338 s 28 are each amended to read as follows:

              The department shall prioritize expenditures for treatment provided under RCW 13.40.165. The department shall provide funds for inpatient and outpatient treatment providers that are the most successful, using the standards developed by the University of Washington under section 27, chapter 338, Laws of 1997. The department may consider variations between the nature of the programs provided and clients served but must provide funds first for those programs that demonstrate the greatest success in treatment within categories of treatment and the nature of the persons receiving treatment.

              ((The department shall, not later than January 1st of each year, provide a report to the governor and the legislature on the success rates of programs funded under this section.))


              Sec. 8. RCW 74.13.017 and 2001 c 265 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              The department shall undertake the process of accreditation with the goal of completion by July 2006. ((The department, in conjunction with a national independent accreditation entity, shall report to the appropriate legislative committees its progress towards complete accreditation on an annual basis, starting December 2001.))


              Sec. 9. RCW 74.14A.050 and 2001 c 255 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              The secretary shall:

              (1)(a) Consult with relevant qualified professionals to develop a set of minimum guidelines to be used for identifying all children who are in a state-assisted support system, whether at-home or out-of-home, who are likely to need long-term care or assistance, because they face physical, emotional, medical, mental, or other long-term challenges;

              (b) The guidelines must, at a minimum, consider the following criteria for identifying children in need of long-term care or assistance:

              (i) Placement within the foster care system for two years or more;

              (ii) Multiple foster care placements;

              (iii) Repeated unsuccessful efforts to be placed with a permanent adoptive family;

              (iv) Chronic behavioral or educational problems;

              (v) Repetitive criminal acts or offenses;

              (vi) Failure to comply with court-ordered disciplinary actions and other imposed guidelines of behavior, including drug and alcohol rehabilitation; and

              (vii) Chronic physical, emotional, medical, mental, or other similar conditions necessitating long-term care or assistance;

              (2) Develop programs that are necessary for the long-term care of children and youth that are identified for the purposes of this section. Programs must: (a) Effectively address the educational, physical, emotional, mental, and medical needs of children and youth; and (b) incorporate an array of family support options, to individual needs and choices of the child and family. The programs must be ready for implementation by January 1, 1995;

              (3) Conduct an evaluation of all children currently within the foster care agency caseload to identify those children who meet the criteria set forth in this section. All children entering the foster care system must be evaluated for identification of long-term needs within thirty days of placement;

              (4) As a result of the passage of chapter 232, Laws of 2000, the department is conducting a pilot project to do a comparative analysis of a variety of assessment instruments to determine the most effective tools and methods for evaluation of children. The pilot project may extend through August 31, 2001. The department shall report to the appropriate committees in the senate and house of representatives by September 30, 2001, on the results of the pilot project. The department shall select an assessment instrument that can be implemented within available resources. The department shall complete statewide implementation by December 31, 2001. The department shall report to the appropriate committees in the senate and house of representatives on how the use of the selected assessment instrument has affected department policies, by no later than December 31, 2002, December 31, 2004, and December 31, 2006;

              (5) Use the assessment tool developed pursuant to subsection (4) of this section in making out-of-home placement decisions for children;

              (6) ((By region, report to the legislature on the following using aggregate data every six months beginning December 31, 2000:

              (a) The number of children evaluated during the first thirty days of placement as required in subsection (3) of this section;

              (b) The tool or tools used to evaluate children, including the content of the tool and the method by which the tool was validated;

              (c) The findings from the evaluation regarding the children's needs;

              (d) How the department used the results of the evaluation to provide services to the foster child to meet his or her needs; and

              (e) Whether and how the evaluation results assisted the department in providing appropriate services to the child, matching the child with an appropriate care provider early on in the child's placement and achieving the child's permanency plan in a timely fashion;

              (7))) Each region of the department shall make the appropriate number of referrals to the foster care assessment program to ensure that the services offered by the program are used to the extent funded pursuant to the department's contract with the program. The department shall report to the legislature by November 30, 2000, on the number of referrals, by region, to the foster care assessment program. If the regions are not referring an adequate number of cases to the program, the department shall include in its report an explanation of what action it is or has taken to ensure that the referrals are adequate;

              (((8))) (7) The department shall report to the legislature by December 15, 2000, on how it will use the foster care assessment program model to assess children as they enter out-of-home care;

              (((9))) (8) The department is to accomplish the tasks listed in subsections (4) through (((8))) (7) of this section within existing resources;

              (((10))) (9) Study and develop a comprehensive plan for the evaluation and identification of all children and youth in need of long-term care or assistance, including, but not limited to, the mentally ill, developmentally disabled, medically fragile, seriously emotionally or behaviorally disabled, and physically impaired;

              (((11))) (10) Study and develop a plan for the children and youth in need of long-term care or assistance to ensure the coordination of services between the department's divisions and between other state agencies who are involved with the child or youth;

              (((12))) (11) Study and develop guidelines for transitional services, between long-term care programs, based on the person's age or mental, physical, emotional, or medical condition; and

              (((13))) (12) Study and develop a statutory proposal for the emancipation of minors.


              Sec. 10. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 202 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225,789,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $239,013,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $372,408,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$400,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $987,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,702,000

                            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $844,299,000


              The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

              (1) $2,237,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, $2,288,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and $1,590,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the category of services titled "intensive family preservation services."

              (2) $685,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $701,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided to contract for the operation of one pediatric interim care facility. The facility shall provide residential care for up to thirteen children through two years of age. Seventy-five percent of the children served by the facility must be in need of special care as a result of substance abuse by their mothers. The facility shall also provide on-site training to biological, adoptive, or foster parents. The facility shall provide at least three months of consultation and support to parents accepting placement of children from the facility. The facility may recruit new and current foster and adoptive parents for infants served by the facility. The department shall not require case management as a condition of the contract.

              (3) $524,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $536,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided for up to three nonfacility-based programs for the training, consultation, support, and recruitment of biological, foster, and adoptive parents of children through age three in need of special care as a result of substance abuse by their mothers, except that each program may serve up to three medically fragile nonsubstance- abuse-affected children. In selecting nonfacility-based programs, preference shall be given to programs whose federal or private funding sources have expired or that have successfully performed under the existing pediatric interim care program.

              (4) $1,260,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, $1,248,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and $4,196,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely for the family policy council and community public health and safety networks. The funding level for the family policy council and community public health and safety networks represents a 25 percent reduction below the funding level for the 1999-2001 biennium. Funding levels shall be reduced 25 percent for both the family policy council and network grants. Reductions to network grants shall be allocated so as to maintain current funding levels, to the greatest extent possible, for projects with the strongest evidence of positive outcomes and for networks with substantial compliance with contracts for network grants.

              (5) $2,215,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, $4,394,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and $5,604,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for reducing the average caseload level per case-carrying social worker. Average caseload reductions are intended to increase the amount of time social workers spend in direct contact with the children, families, and foster parents involved with their open cases. The department shall use some of the funds provided in several local offices to increase staff that support case-carrying social workers in ways that will allow social workers to increase direct contact time with children, families, and foster parents. To achieve the goal of reaching an average caseload ratio of 1:24 by the end of fiscal year 2003, the department shall develop a plan for redeploying 30 FTEs to case-carrying social worker and support positions from other areas in the children and family services budget. The FTE redeployment plan shall be submitted to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1, 2001.

              (6) $1,000,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation and $1,000,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund-- state appropriation are provided solely for increasing foster parent respite care services that improve the retention of foster parents and increase the stability of foster placements. ((The department shall report quarterly to the appropriate committees of the legislature progress against appropriate baseline measures for foster parent retention and stability of foster placements.))

              (7) $1,050,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for increasing kinship care placements for children who otherwise would likely be placed in foster care. These funds shall be used for extraordinary costs incurred by relatives at the time of placement, or for extraordinary costs incurred by relatives after placement if such costs would likely cause a disruption in the kinship care placement. $50,000 of the funds provided shall be contracted to the Washington institute for public policy to conduct a study of kinship care placements. The study shall examine the prevalence and needs of families who are raising related children and shall compare services and policies of Washington state with other states that have a higher rate of kinship care placements in lieu of foster care placements. The study shall identify possible changes in services and policies that are likely to increase appropriate kinship care placements.

              (8) $3,386,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, $7,671,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and $20,819,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for increases in the cost per case for foster care and adoption support. $16,000,000 of the general fund--federal amount shall remain unalloted until the office of financial management approves a plan submitted by the department to achieve a higher rate of federal earnings in the foster care program. That plan shall also be submitted to the fiscal committees of the legislature and shall indicate projected federal revenue compared to actual fiscal year 2001 levels. Within the amounts provided for foster care, the department shall increase the basic rate for foster care to an average of $420 per month on July 1, 2001, and to an average of $440 per month on July 1, 2002. The department shall use the remaining funds provided in this subsection to pay for increases in the cost per case for foster care and adoption support. The department shall seek to control rate increases and reimbursement decisions for foster care and adoption support cases such that the cost per case for family foster care, group care, receiving homes, and adoption support does not exceed the amount assumed in the projected caseload expenditures plus the amounts provided in this subsection.

              (9) $1,767,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $2,461,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $1,485,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for rate and capacity increases for child placing agencies. Child placing agencies shall increase their capacity by 15 percent in fiscal year 2002 and 30 percent in fiscal year 2003.

              (10) The department shall provide secure crisis residential facilities across the state in a manner that: (a) Retains geographic provision of these services; and (b) retains beds in high use areas.

              (11) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for a foster parent retention program. This program is directed at foster parents caring for children who act out sexually, as described in House Bill No. 1525 (foster parent retention program).


              Sec. 11. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 205 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM


              (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $231,693,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $242,347,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $396,151,000

Health Services Account--State       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$741,000

                            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $870,932,000


              The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

              (a) The health services account appropriation and $753,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for health care benefits for home care workers with family incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level who are employed through state contracts for twenty hours per week or more. Premium payments for individual provider home care workers shall be made only to the subsidized basic health plan. Home care agencies may obtain coverage either through the basic health plan or through an alternative plan with substantially equivalent benefits.

              (b) $902,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $3,372,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $4,056,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for community services for residents of residential habilitation centers (RHCs) who are able to be adequately cared for in community settings and who choose to live in those community settings. The department shall ensure that the average cost per day for all program services other than start-up costs shall not exceed $280. If the number and timing of residents choosing to move into community settings is not sufficient to achieve the RHC cottage consolidation plan assumed in the appropriations in subsection (2) of this section, the department shall transfer sufficient appropriations from this subsection to subsection (2) of this section to cover the added costs incurred in the RHCs. The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature, within 45 days following each fiscal year quarter, the number of residents moving into community settings and the actual expenditures for all community services to support those residents.

              (c) $1,440,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $3,041,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $4,311,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for expanded community services for persons with developmental disabilities who also have community protection issues or are diverted or discharged from state psychiatric hospitals. The department shall ensure that the average cost per day for all program services other than start-up costs shall not exceed $275. The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature, within 45 days following each fiscal year quarter, the number of persons served with these additional community services, where they were residing, what kinds of services they were receiving prior to placement, and the actual expenditures for all community services to support these clients.

              (d) $1,005,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $2,262,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $2,588,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for increasing case/resource management resources to improve oversight and quality of care for persons enrolled in the medicaid home and community services waiver for persons with developmental disabilities. The department shall not increase total enrollment in home and community based waivers for persons with developmental disabilities except for increases assumed in additional funding provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section. ((Prior to submitting to the health care financing authority any additional home and community based waiver request for persons with developmental disabilities, the department shall submit a summary of the waiver request to the appropriate committees of the legislature. The summary shall include eligibility criteria, program description, enrollment projections and limits, and budget and cost effectiveness projections that distinguish the requested waiver from other existing or proposed waivers.))

              (e) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for employment, or other day activities and training programs, for young adults with developmental disabilities who complete their high school curriculum in 2001 or 2002. These services are intended to assist with the transition to work and more independent living. Funding shall be used to the greatest extent possible for vocational rehabilitation services matched with federal funding. In recent years, the state general fund appropriation for employment and day programs has been underspent. These surpluses, built into the carry forward level budget, shall be redeployed for high school transition services.

              (f) $369,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation and $369,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely for continuation of the autism pilot project started in 1999.

              (g) $4,049,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,734,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $5,369,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to increase compensation by an average of fifty cents per hour for low-wage workers providing state- funded services to persons with developmental disabilities. These funds, along with funding provided for vendor rate increases, are sufficient to raise wages an average of fifty cents and cover the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the wage increase. In consultation with the statewide associations representing such agencies, the department shall establish a mechanism for testing the extent to which funds have been used for this purpose, and report the results to the fiscal committees of the legislature by February 1, 2002.


              (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $71,977,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,303,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $145,641,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,230,000

                            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $297,151,000


              The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: Pursuant to RCW 71A.12.160, if residential habilitation center capacity is not being used for permanent residents, the department may make residential habilitation center vacancies available for respite care and any other services needed to care for clients who are not currently being served in a residential habilitation center and whose needs require staffing levels similar to current residential habilitation center residents. Providing respite care shall not impede the department's ability to consolidate cottages as assumed in the appropriations in this subsection.


              (3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,601,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,623,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,413,000

                            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,637,000


              The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $50,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation and $50,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely for increasing the contract amount for the southeast Washington deaf and hard of hearing services center due to increased workload.


              (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,995,000


              Sec. 12. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 207 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--ECONOMIC SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $436,440,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $424,870,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,356,351,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,788,000

                            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,249,449,000


              The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

              (1) $282,081,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $278,277,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, $1,254,197,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, and $29,352,000 of the general fund--local appropriation are provided solely for the WorkFirst program and child support operations. WorkFirst expenditures include TANF grants, diversion services, subsidized child care, employment and training, other WorkFirst related services, allocated field services operating costs, and allocated economic services program administrative costs. Within the amounts provided in this subsection, the department shall:

              (a) Continue to implement WorkFirst program improvements that are designed to achieve progress against outcome measures specified in RCW 74.08A.410. Valid outcome measures of job retention and wage progression shall be developed ((and reported quarterly to appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature for families who leave assistance, measured after 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months)). An increased attention to job retention and wage progression is necessary to emphasize the legislature's goal that the WorkFirst program succeed in helping recipients gain long-term economic independence and not cycle on and off public assistance. ((The wage progression measure shall report the median percentage increase in quarterly earnings and hourly wage after 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months. The wage progression report shall also report the percent with earnings above one hundred percent and two hundred percent of the federal poverty level. The report shall compare former WorkFirst participants with similar workers who did not participate in WorkFirst. The department shall also report the percentage of families who have returned to temporary assistance for needy families after 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months.))

              (b) Develop informational materials that educate families about the difference between cash assistance and work support benefits. These materials must explain, among other facts, that the benefits are designed to support their employment, that there are no time limits on the receipt of work support benefits, and that immigration or residency status will not be affected by the receipt of benefits. These materials shall be posted in all community service offices and distributed to families. Materials must be available in multiple languages. When a family leaves the temporary assistance for needy families program, receives cash diversion assistance, or withdraws a temporary assistance for needy families application, the department of social and health services shall educate them about the difference between cash assistance and work support benefits and offer them the opportunity to begin or to continue receiving work support benefits, so long as they are eligible. The department shall provide this information through in-person interviews, over the telephone, and/or through the mail. Work support benefits include food stamps, medicaid for all family members, medicaid or state children's health insurance program for children, and child care assistance. ((The department shall report annually to the legislature the number of families who have had exit interviews, been reached successfully by phone, and been sent mail. The report shall also include the percentage of families who elect to continue each of the benefits and the percentage found ineligible by each substantive reason code. A substantive reason code shall not be "other." The report shall identify barriers to informing families about work support benefits and describe existing and future actions to overcome such barriers.))

              (c) From the amounts provided in this subsection, provide $50,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 to the Washington institute for public policy for continuation of the WorkFirst evaluation database.

              (d) Submit a report by December 1, 2001, to the fiscal committees of the legislature containing a spending plan for the WorkFirst program. The plan shall identify how spending levels in the 2001-2003 biennium will be adjusted by June 30, 2003, to be sustainable within available federal grant levels and the carryforward level of state funds.

              (2) $48,341,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $48,341,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for cash assistance and other services to recipients in the general assistance--unemployable program. Within these amounts, the department may expend funds for services that assist recipients to reduce their dependence on public assistance, provided that expenditures for these services and cash assistance do not exceed the funds provided.

              (3) $5,632,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $5,632,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the food assistance program for legal immigrants. The level of benefits shall be equivalent to the benefits provided by the federal food stamp program.

              (4) $48,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely to implement chapter 111, Laws of 2001 (veterans/Philippines).

              (5) The department shall apply the provisions of RCW 74.04.005(10) to simplify resource eligibility policy, make such policy consistent with other federal public assistance programs, and achieve the budgetary savings assumed in this section.


              Sec. 13. RCW 13.40.430 and 1993 c 373 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              The ((department)) administrator for the courts shall ((within existing funds)) collect such data as may be necessary to monitor any disparity in processing or disposing of cases involving juvenile offenders due to economic, gender, geographic, or racial factors that may result from implementation of section 1, chapter 373, Laws of 1993. ((Beginning December 1, 1993, the department shall report annually to the legislature on economic, gender, geographic, or racial disproportionality in the rates of arrest, detention, trial, treatment, and disposition in the state's juvenile justice system. The report shall cover the preceding calendar year. The annual report shall identify the causes of such disproportionality and shall specifically point out any economic, gender, geographic, or racial disproportionality resulting from implementation of section 1, chapter 373, Laws of 1993.)) The administrator for the courts may, in consultation with juvenile courts, determine a format for the collection of such data and a schedule for the reporting of such data and shall keep a minimum of five years of data at any given time.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 14. The following acts or parts of acts are each repealed:

              (1) RCW 71.24.820 (Mental health system review--Implementation of status reports) and 2001 c 334 s 3; and

              (2) RCW 71.24.830 (Mental health system review--Content of status reports) and 2001 c 334 s 4.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 15. The following acts or parts of acts are each repealed:

              (1) RCW 74.09.310 (Chemical dependency treatment--Provision of birth control services, information, and counseling--Report) and 1998 c 314 s 34;

              (2) RCW 74.09.320 (Chemical dependency treatment--Provision of birth control services, information, and counseling--Report) and 1998 c 314 s 35; and

              (3) RCW 72.23.450 (Annual report to the legislature) and 2000 c 22 s 8."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "services;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 43.20B.030, 74.13.036, 74.14C.070, 13.40.030, 70.96A.420, 70.96A.520, 74.13.017, 74.14A.050, and 13.40.430; amending 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 202 (uncodified); amending 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 205 (uncodified); amending 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 207 (uncodified); reenacting and amending RCW 26.44.030; and repealing RCW 71.24.820, 71.24.830, 74.09.310, 74.09.320, and 72.23.450."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1561 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1561 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Orcutt spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1561 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 1, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Voting nay: Representative Hunt - 1.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1561 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 11, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1592, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature has seen an increase in the demand from constituent groups seeking recognition and funding through the establishment of commemorative or special license plates. The high cost of implementing a new special license plate series coupled with the uncertainty of the state's ability to recoup its costs, has led the legislature to delay the implementation of new special license plates. In order to address these issues, it is the intent of the legislature to create a mechanism that will allow for the evaluation of special license plate requests and establish a funding policy that will alleviate the financial burden currently placed on the state. Using these two strategies, the legislature will be better equipped to efficiently process special license plate legislation.


PART I

SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE REVIEW BOARD


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 101. A new section is added to chapter 46.16 RCW to read as follows:

              SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE REVIEW BOARD CREATED. (1) The special license plate review board is created.

              (2) The board will consist of seven members: One member appointed by the governor and who will serve as chair of the board; four members of the legislature, one from each caucus of the house of representatives and the senate; a department of licensing representative appointed by the director; and a Washington state patrol representative appointed by the chief.

              (3) Members shall serve terms of four years, except that four of the members initially appointed will be appointed for terms of two years. No member may be appointed for more than three consecutive terms.

              (4) The legislative transportation committee may remove members from the board before the expiration of their terms only for cause based upon a determination of incapacity, incompetence, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office as ordered by the Thurston county superior court, upon petition and show cause proceedings brought for that purpose in that court and directed to the board member in question.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 102. A new section is added to chapter 46.16 RCW to read as follows:

              ADMINISTRATION OF THE BOARD. (1) The board shall meet periodically at the call of the chair, but must meet at least one time each year within ninety days before an upcoming regular session of the legislature. The board may adopt its own rules and may establish its own procedures. It shall act collectively in harmony with recorded resolutions or motions adopted by a majority vote of the members, and it must have a quorum present to take a vote on a special license plate application.

              (2) The board will be compensated from the general appropriation for the legislative transportation committee in accordance with RCW 43.03.250. Each board member will be compensated in accordance with RCW 43.03.250 and reimbursed for actual necessary traveling and other expenses in going to, attending, and returning from meetings of the board or that are incurred in the discharge of duties requested by the chair. However, in no event may a board member be compensated in any year for more than one hundred twenty days, except the chair may be compensated for not more than one hundred fifty days. Service on the board does not qualify as a service credit for the purposes of a public retirement system.

              (3) The board shall keep proper records and is subject to audit by the state auditor or other auditing entities.

              (4) The department of licensing shall provide administrative support to the board, which must include at least the following:

              (a) Provide general staffing to meet the administrative needs of the board;

              (b) Report to the board on the reimbursement status of any new special license plate series for which the state had to pay the start- up costs;

              (c) Process special license plate applications and confirm that the sponsoring organization has submitted all required documentation. If an incomplete application is received, the department must return it to the sponsoring organization;

              (d) Compile the annual financial reports submitted by sponsoring organizations with active special license plate series and present those reports to the board for review and approval.

              (5) The legislative transportation committee shall provide general oversight of the board, which must include at least the following:

              (a) Process and approve board member compensation requests;

              (b) Review the annual financial reports submitted to the board by sponsoring organizations;

              (c) Review annually the list of the board's approved and rejected special license plate proposals submitted by sponsoring organizations.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 103. A new section is added to chapter 46.16 RCW to read as follows:

              AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD. (1) The creation of the board does not in any way preclude the authority of the legislature to independently propose and enact special license plate legislation.

              (2) The board must review and either approve or reject special license plate applications submitted by sponsoring organizations.

              (3) Duties of the board include but are not limited to the following:

              (a) Review and approve the annual financial reports submitted by sponsoring organizations with active special license plate series and present those annual financial reports to the legislative transportation committee;

              (b) Report annually to the legislative transportation committee on the special license plate applications that were considered by the board;

              (c) Issue approval and rejection notification letters to sponsoring organizations, the department, the chairs of the senate and house of representatives transportation committees, and the legislative sponsors identified in each application. The letters must be issued within seven days of making a determination on the status of an application;

              (d) Review annually the number of plates sold for each special license plate series created after January 1, 2003. The board may submit a recommendation to discontinue a special plate series to the chairs of the senate and house of representatives transportation committees.


PART II

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR A SPONSORING ORGANIZATION


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 201. A new section is added to chapter 46.16 RCW to read as follows:

              ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. (1) For an organization to qualify for a special license plate under the special license plate approval program created in sections 101 through 303 of this act, the sponsoring organization must submit documentation in conjunction with the application to the department that verifies:

              (a) That the organization is a nonprofit organization, as defined in 26 U.S.C. Sec. 501(c)(3). The department may request a copy of an Internal Revenue Service ruling to verify an organization's nonprofit status; and

              (b) That the organization is located in Washington and has registered as a charitable organization with the secretary of state's office as required by law.

              (2) For a governmental body to qualify for a special license plate under the special license plate approval program created in sections 101 through 303 of this act, a governmental body must be:

              (a) A political subdivision, including but not limited to any county, city, town, municipal corporation, or special purpose taxing district that has the express permission of the political subdivision's executive body to sponsor a special license plate;

              (b) A federally recognized tribal government that has received the approval of the executive body of that government to sponsor a special license plate;

              (c) A state agency that has both received approval from the director of the agency or the department head, and has the express statutory authority to sponsor a special license plate; or

              (d) A community or technical college that has the express permission of the college's board of trustees to sponsor a special license plate.


PART III

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 301. A new section is added to chapter 46.16 RCW to read as follows:

              APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS. (1) A sponsoring organization meeting the requirements of section 201 of this act, applying for the creation of a special license plate to the special license plate review board must, on an application supplied by the department, provide the minimum application requirements in subsection (2) of this section. If the sponsoring organization cannot meet the payment requirements of subsection (2) of this section, then the organization must meet the requirements of subsection (3) of this section.

              (2) The sponsoring organization shall:

              (a) Submit prepayment of all start-up costs associated with the creation and implementation of the special license plate in an amount determined by the department. The department shall place this money into the special license plate applicant trust account created under section 302(3) of this act;

              (b) Provide a proposed license plate design;

              (c) Provide a marketing strategy outlining short and long-term marketing plans for the special license plate and a financial analysis outlining the anticipated revenue and the planned expenditures of the revenues derived from the sale of the special license plate;

              (d) Provide a signature of a legislative sponsor and proposed legislation creating the special license plate; and

              (e) Provide proof of organizational qualifications as determined by the department as provided for in section 201 of this act.

              (3) If the sponsoring organization is not able to meet the payment requirements of subsection (2)(a) of this section and can demonstrate this fact to the satisfaction of the department, the sponsoring organization shall:

              (a) Submit an application and nonrefundable fee of two thousand dollars, for deposit in the motor vehicle account, to the department;

              (b) Provide signature sheets that include signatures from individuals who intend to purchase the special license plate and the number of plates each individual intends to purchase. The sheets must reflect a minimum of two thousand intended purchases of the special license plate;

              (c) Provide a proposed license plate design;

              (d) Provide a marketing strategy outlining short and long-term marketing plans for the special license plate and a financial analysis outlining the anticipated revenue and the planned expenditures of the revenues derived from the sale of the special license plate;

              (e) Provide a signature of a legislative sponsor and proposed legislation creating the special license plate; and

              (f) Provide proof of organizational qualifications as determined by the department as provided in section 201 of this act.

              (4) After an application is approved by the special license plate review board, the application need not be reviewed again by the board for a period of three years.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 302. A new section is added to chapter 46.16 RCW to read as follows:

              DISPOSITION OF REVENUES. (1)(a) Revenues generated from the sale of special license plates for those sponsoring organizations who used the application process in section 301(3) of this act must be deposited into the motor vehicle account until the department determines that the state's implementation costs have been fully reimbursed. The department shall apply the application fee required under section 301(3)(a) of this act towards those costs.

              (b) When it is determined that the state has been fully reimbursed the department must notify the house of representatives and senate transportation committees, the sponsoring organization, and the treasurer, and commence the distribution of the revenue as otherwise provided by law.

              (2) If reimbursement does not occur within the two-year time frame, the special license plate series must be placed in probationary status for a period of one year from that date. If the state is still not fully reimbursed for its implementation costs after the one-year probation, the plate series must be discontinued immediately. Special plates issued before discontinuation are valid until replaced under RCW 46.16.233. The state must be reimbursed for its portion of the implementation costs within two years from the date the new plate series goes on sale to the public.

              (3) The special license plate applicant trust account is created in the custody of the state treasurer. All receipts from special license plate applicants, except the application fee as provided in section 301(3) of this act, must be deposited into the account. Only the director of the department or the director's designee may authorize disbursements from the account. The account is not subject to the allotment procedures under chapter 43.88 RCW, nor is an appropriation required for disbursements.

              (4) The department shall provide the special license plate applicant with a written receipt for the payment.

              (5) The department shall maintain a record of each special license plate applicant trust account deposit, including, but not limited to, the name and address of each special license plate applicant whose funds are being deposited, the amount paid, and the date of the deposit.

              (6) After the department receives written notice that the special license plate applicant's application has been:

              (a) Approved by the legislature the director shall request that the money be transferred to the motor vehicle account;

              (b) Denied by the special license plate review board or the legislature the director shall provide a refund to the applicant within thirty days; or

              (c) Withdrawn by the special license plate applicant the director shall provide a refund to the applicant within thirty days.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 303. A new section is added to chapter 46.16 RCW to read as follows:

              SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE ON-GOING REQUIREMENTS. (1) Within thirty days of legislative enactment of a new special license plate series for a qualifying organization meeting the requirements of section 201(1) of this act, the department shall enter into a written agreement with the organization that sponsored the special license plate. The agreement must identify the services to be performed by the sponsoring organization. The agreement must be consistent with all applicable state law and include the following provision:


              "No portion of any funds disbursed under the agreement may be used, directly or indirectly, for any of the following purposes:

              (a) Attempting to influence: (i) The passage or defeat of legislation by the legislature of the state of Washington, by a county, city, town, or other political subdivision of the state of Washington, or by the Congress; or (ii) the adoption or rejection of a rule, standard, rate, or other legislative enactment of a state agency;

              (b) Making contributions reportable under chapter 42.17 RCW; or

              (c) Providing a: (i) Gift; (ii) honoraria; or (iii) travel, lodging, meals, or entertainment to a public officer or employee."


              (2) The sponsoring organization must submit an annual financial report by September 30th of each year to the department detailing actual revenues and expenditures of the revenues received from sales of the special license plate. Consistent with the agreement under subsection (1) of this section, the sponsoring organization must expend the revenues generated from the sale of the special license plate series for the benefit of the public, and it must be spent within this state. Disbursement of the revenue generated from the sale of the special license plate to the sponsoring organization is contingent upon the organization meeting all reporting and review requirements as required by the department.

              (3) If the sponsoring organization ceases to exist or the purpose of the special license plate series ceases to exist, revenues generated from the sale of the special license plates must be deposited into the motor vehicle account.

              (4) A sponsoring organization may not seek to redesign its plate series until all of the inventory is sold or purchased by the organization itself. All cost for redesign of a plate series must be paid by the sponsoring organization.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 304. A new section is added to chapter 46.16 RCW to read as follows:

              NONREVIEWED PLATES. (1) A special license plate series created by the legislature after January 1, 2004, that has not been reviewed and approved by the special license plate review board is subject to the following requirements:

              (a) The organization sponsoring the license plate series shall, within thirty days of enactment of the legislation creating the plate series, submit prepayment of all start-up costs associated with the creation and implementation of the special license plate in an amount determined by the department. The prepayment will be credited to the motor vehicle fund. The creation and implementation of the plate series may not commence until payment is received by the department.

              (b) If the sponsoring organization is not able to meet the prepayment requirements in (a) of this subsection and can demonstrate this fact to the satisfaction of the department, the revenues generated from the sale of the special license plates must be deposited in the motor vehicle account until the department determines that the state's portion of the implementation costs have been fully reimbursed. When it is determined that the state has been fully reimbursed the department must notify the treasurer to commence distribution of the revenue according to statutory provisions.

              (c) The sponsoring organization must provide a proposed license plate design to the department within thirty days of enactment of the legislation creating the plate series.

              (2) The state must be reimbursed for its portion of the implementation costs within two years from the date the new plate series goes on sale to the public. If the reimbursement does not occur within the two-year time frame, the special license plate series must be placed in probationary status for a period of one year from that date. If the state is still not fully reimbursed for its implementation costs after the one-year probation, the plate series must be discontinued immediately. Those plates issued before discontinuation are valid until replaced under RCW 46.16.233.

              (3) If the sponsoring organization ceases to exist or the purpose of the special plate series ceases to exist, revenues generated from the sale of the special license plates must be deposited into the motor vehicle account.

              (4) A sponsoring organization may not seek to redesign their plate series until all of the existing inventory is sold or purchased by the organization itself. All cost for redesign of a plate series must be paid by the sponsoring organization.


PART IV

STANDARD BACKGROUND


              Sec. 401. RCW 46.16.233 and 2000 c 37 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Except for those license plates issued under RCW 46.16.305(1) before January 1, 1987, under RCW 46.16.305(3), and to commercial vehicles with a gross weight in excess of twenty-six thousand pounds, effective with vehicle registrations due or to become due on January 1, 2001, the appearance of the background of all vehicle license plates may vary in color and design but must be ((issued on a standard background)) legible and clearly identifiable as a Washington state license plate, as designated by the department. Additionally, to ensure maximum legibility and reflectivity, the department shall periodically provide for the replacement of license plates, except for commercial vehicles with a gross weight in excess of twenty-six thousand pounds. Frequency of replacement shall be established in accordance with empirical studies documenting the longevity of the reflective materials used to make license plates.

              (2) Special license plate series approved by the special license plate review board created under section 101 of this act and enacted by the legislature may display a symbol or artwork approved by the special license plate review board.


PART V

PRIOR SPECIAL PLATE SERIES CONTINUATION


              Sec. 501. RCW 46.16.314 and 1997 c 291 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

              ((After a period of three years from the initial issuance of a special license plate series,)) The department has the sole discretion, based upon the number of sales to date, to determine whether or not to continue issuing ((the)) license plates in a special series created before January 1, 2003.


PART VI

TECHNICAL


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 601. Part headings used in this act are not part of the law.


PART VII

NULL AND VOID


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 701. If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill or chapter number, is not provided by June 30, 2003, in the omnibus transportation appropriations act, this act is null and void."


              In line 1 of the title, after "plates;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 46.16.233 and 46.16.314; adding new sections to chapter 46.16 RCW; and creating new sections."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1592 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1592 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Simpson spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1592 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 65, Nays - 32, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Bailey, Berkey, Blake, Campbell, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Darneille, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Nixon, O'Brien, Pettigrew, Quall, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 65.

             Voting nay: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Benson, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Carrell, Chandler, Clements, Condotta, Crouse, DeBolt, Flannigan, Hinkle, Holmquist, Kristiansen, Mastin, McMahan, McMorris, Newhouse, Orcutt, Pearson, Pflug, Priest, Roach, Schindler, Schoesler, Sump and Talcott - 32.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1592 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 17, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1605, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 10.98 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The legislature finds that each of the state's justice agencies and the courts have developed independent information systems to address independent management and planning needs, that the state's justice information system is fragmented, and that access to complete, accurate, and timely justice information is difficult and inefficient.

              (2) The legislature declares that the purpose of this act is to develop and maintain, in a cost-effective manner, a statewide network of criminal justice information that enables sharing and integrated delivery of justice information maintained in the state's independent information systems and that will:

              (a) Maximize standardization of data and communications technology among law enforcement agencies, jails, prosecuting attorneys, the courts, corrections, and licensing;

              (b) Reduce redundant data collection and input efforts;

              (c) Reduce or eliminate paper-based information exchanges;

              (d) Improve work flow within the criminal justice system;

              (e) Provide complete, accurate, and timely information to criminal justice agencies and courts in a single computer session; and

              (f) Maintain security and privacy rights respecting criminal justice information.

              (3) Statewide coordination of criminal justice information will improve:

              (a) The safety of the public and the safety of law enforcement officers and other public servants, by making more complete, accurate, and timely information concerning offenders available to all criminal justice agencies and courts;

              (b) Decision making, by increasing the availability of statistical measures for review, evaluation, and promulgation of public policy; and

              (c) Access to complete, accurate, and timely information by the public, to the extent permitted pursuant to chapters 10.97 and 42.17 RCW.

              (4) The legislature encourages state and local criminal justice agencies and courts to collaborate in the development of justice information systems, as criminal justice agencies and courts collect the most complete, accurate, and timely information regarding offenders.

              (5) The legislature finds that the implementation, operation, and continuing enhancement of a statewide justice information network that enables sharing and integrated delivery of information maintained in the state's independent information systems is critical to the complete, accurate, and timely performance of criminal background checks and to the effective communications between and among law enforcement, the courts, executive agencies, and political subdivisions of the state. The legislature further finds and declares that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the state and for the enhancement of public safety that the Washington integrated justice information board be created as soon as possible.

              (6) The legislature finds that the intent, purpose, and goals of this act will be implemented most effectively by a board having the power, authority, and responsibility to develop, maintain, and enhance a statewide justice information network that enables sharing and integrated delivery of justice information maintained in the state's independent information systems.


              Sec. 2. RCW 10.98.160 and 1999 c 143 s 53 are each amended to read as follows:

              In the development and modification of the procedures, definitions, and reporting capabilities of the section, the department, the office of financial management, and the responsible agencies and persons shall consider the needs of other criminal justice agencies such as the administrator for the courts, local law enforcement agencies, ((jailers)) local jails, the sentencing guidelines commission, the indeterminate sentence review board, the clemency board, prosecuting attorneys, and affected state agencies such as the office of financial management and legislative committees dealing with criminal justice issues. ((An executive committee appointed by the heads of the department, the Washington state patrol, and the office of financial management)) The Washington integrated justice information board shall review and provide recommendations to state justice agencies and the courts for development and modification of the ((section, the department, and the office of financial management's felony criminal information systems)) statewide justice information network.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 10.98 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) There is created the Washington integrated justice information board. The board shall be composed of the following members:

              (a) A representative appointed by the governor;

              (b) The attorney general;

              (c) The chief of the state patrol;

              (d) The secretary of the department of corrections;

              (e) The director of the department of licensing;

              (f) The administrator for the courts;

              (g) The director of the office of financial management;

              (h) The director of the department of information services;

              (i) The assistant secretary of the department of social and health services responsible for juvenile rehabilitation programs;

              (j) A sheriff appointed by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs;

              (k) A police chief appointed by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs;

              (l) A county legislative authority member appointed by the Washington state association of counties;

              (m) An elected county clerk appointed by the Washington association of county clerks;

              (n) A representative appointed by the Washington association of city and county information systems;

              (o) Two representatives appointed by the judicial information system committee;

              (p) A representative appointed by the association of Washington cities; and

              (q) An elected prosecutor appointed by the Washington association of prosecuting attorneys.

              These members shall constitute the membership of the board with full voting rights and shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Each member may, in writing, appoint a designee to serve in the member's absence. Any member of the board shall immediately cease to be a member if he or she ceases to hold the particular office or employment that was the basis of the appointment. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner that the original appointments were made to the board.

              (2) The board may appoint additional justice information stakeholders as nonvoting members to the board.

              (3) In making the appointments, the appointing authorities shall endeavor to assure that there is committed board membership having expertise relating to state and local criminal justice business practices and to information sharing and integration technology.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 10.98 RCW to read as follows:

              The board shall elect a chair and vice-chair from among its voting members. Nine voting members of the board shall constitute a quorum. Meetings may be called by the chair or upon the written request of three members of the board. Meeting participation may be by means of conference call or any other communication equipment that allows all persons participating in the meeting to speak and hear all participants.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. A new section is added to chapter 10.98 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The board shall have the following powers and duties related to integration of justice information:

              (a) Meet at such times and places as may be designated by the chair or by three voting members of the board;

              (b) Adopt its own bylaws, and such other rules governing the board and the conduct of its meetings as the board may deem reasonable or convenient;

              (c) Coordinate and facilitate the governance, implementation, operation, maintenance, and enhancement of sharing and integrated delivery of complete, accurate, and timely justice information;

              (d) Increase the use of automated electronic data transfer among state justice agencies, local justice agencies, and courts;

              (e) Establish and implement uniform data standards and protocols for data transfer and sharing, interface applications, and connectivity standards;

              (f) Provide state agency and court justice information to criminal justice agencies and courts through connections and applications that enable single session access from multiple platforms;

              (g) Pursue, develop, and coordinate grants and other funding opportunities for state and local justice information projects that will expand or enhance the sharing and integrated delivery of statewide justice information;

              (h) Assess state and local agencies' projects and plans for sharing and delivery of integrated justice information, as may be requested by the agencies, the director of the office of financial management, the supreme court, or the legislature;

              (i) Assist the office of financial management with budgetary and policy review of state agency plans affecting the justice information network;

              (j) Recommend to the governor, the supreme court, and the legislature those legislative changes and appropriations needed to implement, maintain, and enhance a statewide justice information network and to assure the availability of complete, accurate, and timely justice information;

              (k) Encourage coordination, consistency, and compatibility among courts, state agency, and local agency justice information systems and projects; and

              (l) Adopt strategic and tactical planning goals and objectives that implement, maintain, and enhance sharing and integrated delivery of justice information for the state.

              (2)(a) Nothing in this section supersedes the authority of the information services board under chapter 43.105 RCW.

              (b) Nothing in this section supersedes the authority of courts, state agencies, and local agencies to control and maintain access to information within their independent systems.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 10.98 RCW to read as follows:

              The board shall file a report with the governor, the supreme court, and the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house committees with jurisdiction over criminal justice funding and policy by September 1, 2004, and not less than every two years thereafter. The report shall include specific goals for improving criminal justice information systems integration, a timeline and identifiable benchmarks for achieving those goals, and recommendations concerning legislative changes and appropriations needed to implement, operate, and enhance a statewide justice information network to assure the availability of complete, accurate, and timely justice information."


              On page 1, beginning on line 1 of the title, after "network;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 10.98.160; and adding new sections to chapter 10.98 RCW."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1605 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1605 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Ruderman spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1605 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1605 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 16, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1609, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that numerous changes to the sentencing reform act, chapter 9.94A RCW, as reported by the sentencing guidelines commission, have resulted in increases in the length of local jail and state prison sentences and in the number of local jail and state prison inmates. The intent of the sentencing reform act, particularly provisions regarding protection of the public, reduction of the risk of reoffense, and making frugal use of state and local government resources, would best be served, in many instances, by local and state corrections authorities sharing resources and jurisdiction over regional correctional facilities.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. (1) Not later than December 31, 2003, the sentencing guidelines commission shall present to the legislature a plan for establishing pilot regional correctional facilities.

              (2) The plan for establishing pilot regional correctional facilities must include, but is not limited to, the following:

              (a) A plan for increasing the space availability in local and county jails for pretrial detainees;

              (b) An efficient and effective plan for joint use of total confinement beds by local and state government;

              (c) A description of proposed shared and/or revised jurisdiction and operational responsibility, including the possibility of establishing a regional corrections authority;

              (d) A summary of proposed changes to the criminal code reflecting revised housing jurisdiction;

              (e) A plan to account for the inmate population eligible for placement in pilot regional correctional facilities which includes: Pretrial detainees, inmates serving sentences of sixty days to twenty- four months, and inmates serving terms of confinement totaling more than one year.

              (i) Other than pretrial detainees, only inmates serving sentences of sixty days to twenty-four months are eligible for placement in regional correctional facilities.

              (ii) Regional correctional facilities must accept inmates serving terms of confinement totaling more than one year;

              (f) A review of treatment services and programs intended to meet the needs of special populations including drug and substance abuse, mental health, and special medical needs;

              (g) An estimate of potential benefits to local and county jail operators and to the state, which could be realized by implementation of pilot programs;

              (h) A proposed method for identifying pilot regional correctional facility sites;

              (i) A methodology for evaluating the costs benefit of operation of pilot facilities; and

              (j) Recommendations for sharing capacity, resources, and funding of the construction and operation cost of the facilities."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "facilities;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and creating new sections."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1609 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1609 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative O'Brien spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


             Representative Darneille spoke against passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1609 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 78, Nays - 19, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Cairnes, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Cooper, Cox, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kristiansen, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 78.

             Voting nay: Representatives Ahern, Benson, Bush, Campbell, Carrell, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, Flannigan, Kirby, Lantz, McMahan, Morrell, Pettigrew, Roach, Schindler, Shabro, Sump and Talcott - 19.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1609 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 9, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1624, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 80.36.005 and 2002 c 104 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              The definitions in this section apply throughout RCW 80.36.410 through 80.36.475, unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

              (1) "Community agency" means local community agencies that administer community service voice mail programs.

              (2) "Community service voice mail" means a computerized voice mail system that provides low-income recipients with: (a) An individually assigned telephone number; (b) the ability to record a personal greeting; and (c) a private security code to retrieve messages.

              (3) "Department" means the department of social and health services.

              (4) "Service year" means the period between July 1st and June 30th.

              (5) "Community action agency" means local community action agencies or local community service agencies designated by the department of community, trade, and economic development under chapter 43.63A RCW.


              Sec. 2. RCW 80.36.410 and 2002 c 104 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The legislature finds that universal telephone service is an important policy goal of the state. The legislature further finds that: (((1))) (a) Recent changes in the telecommunications industry, such as federal access charges, raise concerns about the ability of low-income persons to continue to afford access to local exchange telephone service; and (((2))) (b) many low-income persons making the transition to independence from receiving supportive services through community agencies do not qualify for economic assistance from the department.

              (2) Therefore, the legislature finds that: (a) It is in the public interest to take steps to mitigate the effects of these changes on low- income persons; and (b) advances in telecommunications technologies, such as community service voice mail provide new and economically efficient ways to secure many of the benefits of universal service to low-income persons who are not customers of local exchange telephone service.


              Sec. 3. RCW 80.36.420 and 1990 c 170 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              The Washington telephone assistance program shall be available to participants of ((department)) programs set forth in RCW 80.36.470. Assistance shall consist of the following components:

              (1) A discount on service connection fees of fifty percent or more as set forth in RCW 80.36.460.

              (2) A waiver of deposit requirements on local exchange service, as set forth in RCW 80.36.460.

              (3) A discounted flat rate service for local exchange service, which shall be subject to the following conditions:

              (a) The commission shall establish a single telephone assistance rate for all local exchange companies operating in the state of Washington. The telephone assistance rate shall include any federal end user ((access)) charges and any other charges necessary to obtain local exchange service.

              (b) The commission shall, in establishing the telephone assistance rate, consider all charges for local exchange service, including federal end user ((access)) charges, mileage charges, extended area service, and any other charges necessary to obtain local exchange service.

              (c) The telephone assistance rate shall only be available to eligible customers subscribing to the lowest ((available)) priced local exchange flat rate service, where the lowest priced local exchange flat rate service, including any federal end user ((access)) charges and any other charges necessary to obtain local exchange service, is greater than the telephone assistance rate. ((Low-income senior citizens sixty years of age and older and other low-income persons identified by the department as medically needy shall, where single-party service is available, be provided with single-party service as the lowest available local exchange flat rate service.))

              (d) The cost of providing the service shall be paid, to the maximum extent possible, by a waiver of all or part of ((the)) federal end user ((access)) charges and, to the extent necessary, from the telephone assistance fund created by RCW 80.36.430.

              (4) A discount on a community service voice mailbox that provides recipients with (a) an individually assigned telephone number; (b) the ability to record a personal greeting; and (c) a secure private security code to retrieve messages.


              Sec. 4. RCW 80.36.430 and 1990 c 170 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The Washington telephone assistance program shall be funded by a telephone assistance excise tax on all switched access lines and by funds from any federal government or other programs for this purpose. Switched access lines are defined in RCW 82.14B.020. The telephone assistance excise tax shall be applied equally to all residential and business access lines not to exceed fourteen cents per month. The telephone assistance excise tax shall be separately identified on each ratepayer's bill as the "Washington telephone assistance program." All money collected from the telephone assistance excise tax shall be transferred to a telephone assistance fund administered by the department.

              (2) Local exchange companies shall bill the fund for their expenses incurred in offering the telephone assistance program, including administrative and program expenses. The department shall disburse the money to the local exchange companies. The department is exempted from having to conclude a contract with local exchange companies in order to effect this reimbursement. The department shall recover its administrative costs from the fund. The department may specify by rule the range and extent of administrative and program expenses that will be reimbursed to local exchange companies.

              (3) The department shall enter into an agreement with the department of community, trade, and economic development for an amount not to exceed eight percent of the prior fiscal year's total revenue for the administrative and program expenses of providing community service voice mail services. The community service voice mail service may include toll-free lines in community action agencies through which recipients can access their community service voice mailboxes at no charge.


              Sec. 5. RCW 80.36.440 and 1990 c 170 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The commission and the department may adopt any rules necessary to implement RCW 80.36.410 through 80.36.470.

              (2) Rules necessary for the implementation of community service voice mail services shall be made by the commission and the department in consultation with the department of community, trade, and economic development.


              Sec. 6. RCW 80.36.450 and 1993 c 249 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              The Washington telephone assistance program shall ((be limited)) limit reimbursement to one residential switched access line per eligible household, or one discounted community service voice mailbox per eligible person.


              Sec. 7. RCW 80.36.460 and 1990 c 170 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

              Local exchange companies shall ((file tariffs with the commission which)) waive deposits on local exchange service for eligible subscribers and ((which establish)) provide a fifty percent discount on the company's customary charge for commencing telecommunications service ((connection fees)) for eligible subscribers. Part or all of the remaining fifty percent of service connection fees may be paid by funds from federal government or other programs for this purpose. The commission or other appropriate agency shall make timely application for any available federal funds. The remaining portion of the connection fee to be paid by the subscriber shall be expressly payable by installment fees spread over a period of months. A subscriber may, however, choose to pay the connection fee in a lump sum. Costs associated with the waiver and discount shall be accounted for separately and recovered from the telephone assistance fund. ((Eligible subscribers shall be allowed one waiver of a deposit and one discount on service connection fees per year.))


              Sec. 8. RCW 80.36.470 and 2002 c 104 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Adult recipients of department-administered programs for the financially needy which provide continuing financial or medical assistance, food stamps, or supportive services to persons in their own homes are eligible for participation in the telephone assistance program. The department shall notify the participants of their eligibility.

              (2) Participants in community service voice mail programs are eligible for participation in ((the telephone assistance program)) services available under RCW 80.36.420 (1), (2), and (3) after completing use of community service voice mail services. Eligibility shall be for a period including the remainder of the current service year and the following service year. Community agencies shall notify the department of participants eligible under this subsection.


              Sec. 9. RCW 80.36.475 and 1990 c 170 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

              The department shall report to the ((energy and utilities)) appropriate committees of the house of representatives and the senate by December 1 of each year on the status of the Washington telephone assistance program. The report shall include the number of participants by qualifying social service programs receiving benefits from the telephone assistance program and the type of benefits participants receive. The report shall also include a description of the geographical distribution of participants, the program's annual revenue and expenditures, and any recommendations for legislative action.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 10. 1998 c 159 s 1, 1993 c 249 s 3, 1990 c 170 s 8, & 1987 c 229 s 12 (uncodified) are each repealed.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. 2002 c 104 s 4 (uncodified) is repealed.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect July 1, 2003."


              On page 1, beginning on line 1 of the title, after "program;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 80.36.005, 80.36.410, 80.36.420, 80.36.430, 80.36.440, 80.36.450, 80.36.460, 80.36.470, and 80.36.475; repealing 1998 c 159 s 1, 1993 c 249 s 3, 1990 c 170 s 8, and 1987 c 229 s 12 (uncodified); repealing 2002 c 104 s 4 (uncodified); providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1624 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1624 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Hudgins spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1624 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1624 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 16, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1635, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 74.04.300 and 1998 c 79 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

              If a recipient receives public assistance and/or food stamps or food stamp benefits transferred electronically for which the recipient is not eligible, or receives public assistance and/or food stamps or food stamp benefits transferred electronically in an amount greater than that for which the recipient is eligible, the portion of the payment to which the recipient is not entitled shall be a debt due the state recoverable under RCW 43.20B.030 and 43.20B.620 through 43.20B.645. It shall be the duty of recipients of ((public assistance and/or food stamps or food stamp)) cash benefits ((transferred electronically)) to notify the department ((within twenty days of the receipt or possession of all income or resources not previously declared to the department)) of changes to earned income as defined in RCW 74.04.005(11). It shall be the duty of recipients of cash benefits to notify the department of changes to liquid resources as defined in RCW 74.04.005(10) that would result in ineligibility for cash benefits. It shall be the duty of recipients of food benefits to report changes in income that result in ineligibility for food benefits. All recipients shall report changes required in this section by the tenth of the month following the month in which the change occurs. The department shall make a determination of eligibility within ten days from the date it receives the reported change from the recipient. The department shall adopt rules consistent with federal law and regulations for additional reporting requirements. The department shall advise applicants for assistance that failure to report as required, failure to reveal resources or income, and false statements will result in recovery by the state of any overpayment and may result in criminal prosecution."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "program;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 74.04.300."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 1635 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1635 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Pettigrew spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1635 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1635 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 10, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1707, with the following amendment:


              On page 2, line 30, strike "voluntary measures by the proponent" and insert "mitigation measures included by changing, clarifying, or conditioning of the proposed action"


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1707 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1707 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Romero spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1707 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 96, Nays - 1, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 96.

             Voting nay: Representative Linville - 1.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1707 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 15, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1753, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 18.79.040 and 1995 1st sp.s. c 18 s 50 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) "Registered nursing practice" means the performance of acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill based on the principles of the biological, physiological, behavioral, and sociological sciences in either:

              (a) The observation, assessment, diagnosis, care or counsel, and health teaching of ((the ill, injured, or infirm)) individuals with illnesses, injuries, or disabilities, or in the maintenance of health or prevention of illness of others;

              (b) The performance of such additional acts requiring education and training and that are recognized by the medical and nursing professions as proper and recognized by the commission to be performed by registered nurses licensed under this chapter and that are authorized by the commission through its rules;

              (c) The administration, supervision, delegation, and evaluation of nursing practice. However, nothing in this subsection affects the authority of a hospital, hospital district, in-home service agency, community-based care setting, medical clinic, or office, concerning its administration and supervision;

              (d) The teaching of nursing;

              (e) The executing of medical regimen as prescribed by a licensed physician and surgeon, dentist, osteopathic physician and surgeon, podiatric physician and surgeon, physician assistant, osteopathic physician assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner.

              (2) Nothing in this section prohibits a person from practicing a profession for which a license has been issued under the laws of this state or specifically authorized by any other law of the state of Washington.

              (3) This section does not prohibit (a) the nursing care of the sick, without compensation, by an unlicensed person who does not hold himself or herself out to be a registered nurse, (b) the practice of licensed practical nursing by a licensed practical nurse, or (c) the practice of a nursing assistant, providing delegated nursing tasks under chapter 18.88A RCW.


              Sec. 2. RCW 18.79.260 and 2000 c 95 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) A registered nurse under his or her license may perform for compensation nursing care, as that term is usually understood, ((of the ill, injured, or infirm)) to individuals with illnesses, injuries, or disabilities.

              (2) A registered nurse may, at or under the general direction of a licensed physician and surgeon, dentist, osteopathic physician and surgeon, naturopathic physician, podiatric physician and surgeon, physician assistant, osteopathic physician assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner acting within the scope of his or her license, administer medications, treatments, tests, and inoculations, whether or not the severing or penetrating of tissues is involved and whether or not a degree of independent judgment and skill is required. Such direction must be for acts which are within the scope of registered nursing practice.

              (3) A registered nurse may delegate tasks of nursing care to other individuals where the registered nurse determines that it is in the best interest of the patient.

              (a) The delegating nurse shall:

              (i) Determine the competency of the individual to perform the tasks;

              (ii) Evaluate the appropriateness of the delegation;

              (iii) Supervise the actions of the person performing the delegated task; and

              (iv) Delegate only those tasks that are within the registered nurse's scope of practice.

              (b) A registered nurse, working for a home health or hospice agency regulated under chapter 70.127 RCW, may delegate the application, instillation, or insertion of medications to a registered or certified nursing assistant under a plan of care.

              (c) Except as authorized in (b) or (e) of this subsection, a registered nurse may not delegate the administration of medications. Except as authorized in (e) of this subsection, a registered nurse may not delegate acts requiring substantial skill, ((the administration of medications, or)) and may not delegate piercing or severing of tissues ((except to registered or certified nursing assistants who provide care to individuals in community-based care settings as authorized under (d) of this subsection)). Acts that require nursing judgment shall not be delegated.

              (((c))) (d) No person may coerce a nurse into compromising patient safety by requiring the nurse to delegate if the nurse determines that it is inappropriate to do so. Nurses shall not be subject to any employer reprisal or disciplinary action by the nursing care quality assurance commission for refusing to delegate tasks or refusing to provide the required training for delegation if the nurse determines delegation may compromise patient safety.

              (((d))) (e) For delegation in community-based care settings or in- home care settings, a registered nurse may delegate nursing care tasks only to registered or certified nursing assistants. Simple care tasks such as blood pressure monitoring, personal care service, or other tasks as defined by the nursing care quality assurance commission are exempted from this requirement.

              (i) "Community-based care settings" includes: Community residential programs for the developmentally disabled, certified by the department of social and health services under chapter 71A.12 RCW; adult family homes licensed under chapter 70.128 RCW; and boarding homes licensed under chapter 18.20 RCW. Community-based care settings do not include acute care or skilled nursing facilities.

              (((i))) (ii) "In-home care settings" include an individual's place of temporary or permanent residence, but does not include acute care or skilled nursing facilities, and does not include community-based care settings as defined in (e)(i) of this subsection.

              (iii) Delegation of nursing care tasks in community-based care settings and in-home care settings is only allowed for individuals who have a stable and predictable condition. "Stable and predictable condition" means a situation in which the individual's clinical and behavioral status is known and does not require the frequent presence and evaluation of a registered nurse.

              (((ii))) (iv) The determination of the appropriateness of delegation of a nursing task is at the discretion of the registered nurse. However, the administration of medications by injection, sterile procedures, and central line maintenance may never be delegated.

              (((iii))) (v) The registered nurse shall verify that the nursing assistant has completed the required core nurse delegation training required in chapter 18.88A RCW prior to authorizing delegation.

              (((iv))) (vi) The nurse is accountable for his or her own individual actions in the delegation process. Nurses acting within the protocols of their delegation authority are immune from liability for any action performed in the course of their delegation duties.

              (((v) On or before June 30, 2001, the nursing care quality assurance commission, in conjunction with the professional nursing organizations and the department of social and health services, shall make any needed revisions or additions to nurse delegation protocols by rule, including standards for nurses to obtain informed consent prior to the delegation of nursing care tasks.))

              (vii) Nursing task delegation protocols are not intended to regulate the settings in which delegation may occur, but are intended to ensure that nursing care services have a consistent standard of practice upon which the public and the profession may rely, and to safeguard the authority of the nurse to make independent professional decisions regarding the delegation of a task.

              (((e))) (f) The nursing care quality assurance commission may adopt rules to implement this section.

              (4) Only a person licensed as a registered nurse may instruct nurses in technical subjects pertaining to nursing.

              (5) Only a person licensed as a registered nurse may hold herself or himself out to the public or designate herself or himself as a registered nurse.


              Sec. 3. RCW 18.88A.140 and 2000 c 171 s 25 are each amended to read as follows:

              Nothing in this chapter may be construed to prohibit or restrict:

              (1) The practice by an individual licensed, certified, or registered under the laws of this state and performing services within their authorized scope of practice;

              (2) The practice by an individual employed by the government of the United States while engaged in the performance of duties prescribed by the laws of the United States;

              (3) The practice by a person who is a regular student in an educational program approved by the secretary, and whose performance of services is pursuant to a regular course of instruction or assignments from an instructor and under the general supervision of the instructor;

              (4) A nursing assistant, while employed as a personal aide as defined in RCW 74.39.007, from accepting direction from an individual who is self-directing their care.


              Sec. 4. RCW 18.88A.200 and 1995 1st sp.s. c 18 s 45 are each amended to read as follows:

              The legislature recognizes that nurses have been successfully delegating nursing care tasks to family members and auxiliary staff for many years. The opportunity for a nurse to delegate to nursing assistants qualifying under RCW 18.88A.210 may enhance the viability and quality of health care services in ((community health)) community- based care settings ((for long-term care services)) and in-home care settings to allow ((citizens)) individuals to live as independently as possible with maximum safeguards.


              Sec. 5. RCW 18.88A.210 and 2000 c 95 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) A nursing assistant meeting the requirements of this section who provides care to individuals in community-based care settings or in-home care settings, as defined in RCW 18.79.260(3), may accept delegation of nursing care tasks by a registered nurse as provided in RCW 18.79.260(3).

              (2) For the purposes of this section, "nursing assistant" means a nursing assistant-registered or a nursing assistant-certified. Nothing in this section may be construed to affect the authority of nurses to delegate nursing tasks to other persons, including licensed practical nurses, as authorized by law.

              (3) Before commencing any specific nursing care tasks authorized under this chapter, the nursing assistant must (a) provide to the delegating nurse a certificate of completion issued by the department of social and health services indicating the completion of basic core nurse delegation training, (b) be regulated by the department of health pursuant to this chapter, subject to the uniform disciplinary act under chapter 18.130 RCW, and (c) meet any additional training requirements identified by the nursing care quality assurance commission. Exceptions to these training requirements must adhere to RCW 18.79.260(3)(((d)(iii))) (e)(v).


              Sec. 6. RCW 18.88A.230 and 2000 c 95 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The nursing assistant shall be accountable for their own individual actions in the delegation process. Nursing assistants following written delegation instructions from registered nurses performed in the course of their accurately written, delegated duties shall be immune from liability.

              (2) Nursing assistants shall not be subject to any employer reprisal or disciplinary action by the secretary for refusing to accept delegation of a nursing task based on patient safety issues. No community-based care setting as defined in RCW 18.79.260(3)(((d))) (e), or in-home services agency as defined in RCW 70.127.010, may discriminate or retaliate in any manner against a person because the person made a complaint or cooperated in the investigation of a complaint.


              Sec. 7. RCW 70.127.010 and 2000 c 175 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.

              (1) "Administrator" means an individual responsible for managing the operation of an agency.

              (2) "Department" means the department of health.

              (3) "Director of clinical services" means an individual responsible for nursing, therapy, nutritional, social, and related services that support the plan of care provided by in-home health and hospice agencies.

              (4) "Family" means individuals who are important to, and designated by, the patient or client and who need not be relatives.

              (5) "Home care agency" means a person administering or providing home care services directly or through a contract arrangement to individuals in places of temporary or permanent residence. A home care agency that provides delegated tasks of nursing under RCW 18.79.260(3)(e) is not considered a home health agency for the purposes of this chapter.

              (6) "Home care services" means nonmedical services and assistance provided to ill, disabled, ((infirm,)) or vulnerable individuals that enable them to remain in their residences. Home care services include, but are not limited to: Personal care such as assistance with dressing, feeding, and personal hygiene to facilitate self-care; homemaker assistance with household tasks, such as housekeeping, shopping, meal planning and preparation, and transportation; respite care assistance and support provided to the family; or other nonmedical services or delegated tasks of nursing under RCW 18.79.260(3)(e).

              (7) "Home health agency" means a person administering or providing two or more home health services directly or through a contract arrangement to individuals in places of temporary or permanent residence. A person administering or providing nursing services only may elect to be designated a home health agency for purposes of licensure.

              (8) "Home health services" means services provided to ill, disabled, ((infirm,)) or vulnerable individuals. These services include but are not limited to nursing services, home health aide services, physical therapy services, occupational therapy services, speech therapy services, respiratory therapy services, nutritional services, medical social services, and home medical supplies or equipment services.

              (9) "Home health aide services" means services provided by a home health agency or a hospice agency under the supervision of a registered nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech therapist who is employed by or under contract to a home health or hospice agency. Such care includes ambulation and exercise, assistance with self-administered medications, reporting changes in patients' conditions and needs, completing appropriate records, and personal care or homemaker services.

              (10) "Home medical supplies" or "equipment services" means diagnostic, treatment, and monitoring equipment and supplies provided for the direct care of individuals within a plan of care.

              (11) "Hospice agency" means a person administering or providing hospice services directly or through a contract arrangement to individuals in places of temporary or permanent residence under the direction of an interdisciplinary team composed of at least a nurse, social worker, physician, spiritual counselor, and a volunteer.

              (12) "Hospice care center" means a homelike, noninstitutional facility where hospice services are provided, and that meets the requirements for operation under RCW 70.127.280.

              (13) "Hospice services" means symptom and pain management provided to a terminally ill individual, and emotional, spiritual, and bereavement support for the individual and family in a place of temporary or permanent residence, and may include the provision of home health and home care services for the terminally ill individual.

              (14) "In-home services agency" means a person licensed to administer or provide home health, home care, hospice services, or hospice care center services directly or through a contract arrangement to individuals in a place of temporary or permanent residence.

              (15) "Person" means any individual, business, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association, public or private agency or organization, or the legal successor thereof that employs or contracts with two or more individuals.

              (16) "Plan of care" means a written document based on assessment of individual needs that identifies services to meet these needs.

              (17) "Quality improvement" means reviewing and evaluating appropriateness and effectiveness of services provided under this chapter.

              (18) "Service area" means the geographic area in which the department has given prior approval to a licensee to provide home health, hospice, or home care services.

              (19) "Survey" means an inspection conducted by the department to evaluate and monitor an agency's compliance with this chapter.


              Sec. 8. RCW 70.127.040 and 2000 c 175 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              The following are not subject to regulation for the purposes of this chapter:

              (1) A family member providing home health, hospice, or home care services;

              (2) A person who provides only meal services in an individual's permanent or temporary residence;

              (3) An individual providing home care through a direct agreement with a recipient of care in an individual's permanent or temporary residence;

              (4) A person furnishing or delivering home medical supplies or equipment that does not involve the provision of services beyond those necessary to deliver, set up, and monitor the proper functioning of the equipment and educate the user on its proper use;

              (5) A person who provides services through a contract with a licensed agency;

              (6) An employee or volunteer of a licensed agency who provides services only as an employee or volunteer;

              (7) Facilities and institutions, including but not limited to nursing homes under chapter 18.51 RCW, hospitals under chapter 70.41 RCW, adult family homes under chapter 70.128 RCW, boarding homes under chapter 18.20 RCW, developmental disability residential programs under chapter ((71.12)) 71A.12 RCW, other entities licensed under chapter 71.12 RCW, or other licensed facilities and institutions, only when providing services to persons residing within the facility or institution;

              (8) Local and combined city-county health departments providing services under chapters 70.05 and 70.08 RCW;

              (9) An individual providing care to ill, disabled, ((infirm,)) or vulnerable individuals through a contract with the department of social and health services;

              (10) Nursing homes, hospitals, or other institutions, agencies, organizations, or persons that contract with licensed home health, hospice, or home care agencies for the delivery of services;

              (11) In-home assessments of an ill, disabled, or vulnerable((, or infirm)) individual that does not result in regular ongoing care at home;

              (12) Services conducted by and for the adherents of a church or religious denomination that rely upon spiritual means alone through prayer for healing in accordance with the tenets and practices of such church or religious denomination and the bona fide religious beliefs genuinely held by such adherents;

              (13) A medicare-approved dialysis center operating a medicare- approved home dialysis program;

              (14) A person providing case management services. For the purposes of this subsection, "case management" means the assessment, coordination, authorization, planning, training, and monitoring of home health, hospice, and home care, and does not include the direct provision of care to an individual;

              (15) Pharmacies licensed under RCW 18.64.043 that deliver prescription drugs and durable medical equipment that does not involve the use of professional services beyond those authorized to be performed by licensed pharmacists pursuant to chapter 18.64 RCW and those necessary to set up and monitor the proper functioning of the equipment and educate the person on its proper use;

              (16) A volunteer hospice complying with the requirements of RCW 70.127.050; and

              (17) A person who provides home care services without compensation.


              Sec. 9. RCW 70.127.120 and 2000 c 175 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:

              The department shall adopt rules consistent with RCW 70.127.005 necessary to implement this chapter under chapter 34.05 RCW. In order to ensure safe and adequate care, the rules shall address at a minimum the following:

              (1) Maintenance and preservation of all records relating directly to the care and treatment of individuals by licensees;

              (2) Establishment and implementation of a procedure for the receipt, investigation, and disposition of complaints regarding services provided;

              (3) Establishment and implementation of a plan for ongoing care of individuals and preservation of records if the licensee ceases operations;

              (4) Supervision of services;

              (5) Establishment and implementation of written policies regarding response to referrals and access to services;

              (6) Establishment and implementation of written personnel policies, procedures and personnel records for paid staff that provide for prehire screening, minimum qualifications, regular performance evaluations, including observation in the home, participation in orientation and in-service training, and involvement in quality improvement activities. The department may not establish experience or other qualifications for agency personnel or contractors beyond that required by state law;

              (7) Establishment and implementation of written policies and procedures for volunteers who have direct patient/client contact and that provide for background and health screening, orientation, and supervision;

              (8) Establishment and implementation of written policies for obtaining regular reports on patient satisfaction;

              (9) Establishment and implementation of a quality improvement process; ((and))

              (10) Establishment and implementation of policies related to the delivery of care including:

              (a) Plan of care for each individual served;

              (b) Periodic review of the plan of care;

              (c) Supervision of care and clinical consultation as necessary;

              (d) Care consistent with the plan;

              (e) Admission, transfer, and discharge from care; and

              (f) For hospice services:

              (i) Availability of twenty-four hour seven days a week hospice registered nurse consultation and in-home services as appropriate;

              (ii) Interdisciplinary team communication as appropriate and necessary; and

              (iii) The use and availability of volunteers to provide family support and respite care; and

              (11) Establishment and implementation of policies related to agency implementation and oversight of nurse delegation as defined in RCW 18.79.260(3)(e).


              Sec. 10. RCW 70.127.170 and 2000 c 175 s 14 are each amended to read as follows:

              Pursuant to chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 70.127.180(3), the department may deny, restrict, condition, modify, suspend, or revoke a license under this chapter or, in lieu thereof or in addition thereto, assess monetary penalties of a civil nature not to exceed one thousand dollars per violation, or require a refund of any amounts billed to, and collected from, the consumer or third-party payor in any case in which it finds that the licensee, or any applicant, officer, director, partner, managing employee, or owner of ten percent or more of the applicant's or licensee's assets:

              (1) Failed or refused to comply with the requirements of this chapter or the standards or rules adopted under this chapter;

              (2) Was the holder of a license issued pursuant to this chapter that was revoked for cause and never reissued by the department, or that was suspended for cause and the terms of the suspension have not been fulfilled and the licensee has continued to operate;

              (3) Has knowingly or with reason to know made a misrepresentation of, false statement of, or failed to disclose, a material fact to the department in an application for the license or any data attached thereto or in any record required by this chapter or matter under investigation by the department, or during a survey, or concerning information requested by the department;

              (4) Refused to allow representatives of the department to inspect any book, record, or file required by this chapter to be maintained or any portion of the licensee's premises;

              (5) Willfully prevented, interfered with, or attempted to impede in any way the work of any representative of the department and the lawful enforcement of any provision of this chapter. This includes but is not limited to: Willful misrepresentation of facts during a survey, investigation, or administrative proceeding or any other legal action; or use of threats or harassment against any patient, client, or witness, or use of financial inducements to any patient, client, or witness to prevent or attempt to prevent him or her from providing evidence during a survey or investigation, in an administrative proceeding, or any other legal action involving the department;

              (6) Willfully prevented or interfered with any representative of the department in the preservation of evidence of any violation of this chapter or the rules adopted under this chapter;

              (7) Failed to pay any civil monetary penalty assessed by the department pursuant to this chapter within ten days after the assessment becomes final;

              (8) Used advertising that is false, fraudulent, or misleading;

              (9) Has repeated incidents of personnel performing services beyond their authorized scope of practice;

              (10) Misrepresented or was fraudulent in any aspect of the conduct of the licensee's business;

              (11) Within the last five years, has been found in a civil or criminal proceeding to have committed any act that reasonably relates to the person's fitness to establish, maintain, or administer an agency or to provide care in the home of another;

              (12) Was the holder of a license to provide care or treatment to ill, disabled, ((infirm,)) or vulnerable individuals that was denied, restricted, not renewed, surrendered, suspended, or revoked by a competent authority in any state, federal, or foreign jurisdiction. A certified copy of the order, stipulation, or agreement is conclusive evidence of the denial, restriction, nonrenewal, surrender, suspension, or revocation;

              (13) Violated any state or federal statute, or administrative rule regulating the operation of the agency;

              (14) Failed to comply with an order issued by the secretary or designee;

              (15) Aided or abetted the unlicensed operation of an in-home services agency;

              (16) Operated beyond the scope of the in-home services agency license;

              (17) Failed to adequately supervise staff to the extent that the health or safety of a patient or client was at risk;

              (18) Compromised the health or safety of a patient or client, including, but not limited to, the individual performing services beyond their authorized scope of practice;

              (19) Continued to operate after license revocation, suspension, or expiration, or operating outside the parameters of a modified, conditioned, or restricted license;

              (20) Failed or refused to comply with chapter 70.02 RCW;

              (21) Abused, neglected, abandoned, or financially exploited a patient or client as these terms are defined in RCW 74.34.020;

              (22) Misappropriated the property of an individual;

              (23) Is unqualified or unable to operate or direct the operation of the agency according to this chapter and the rules adopted under this chapter;

              (24) Obtained or attempted to obtain a license by fraudulent means or misrepresentation; or

              (25) Failed to report abuse or neglect of a patient or client in violation of chapter 74.34 RCW.


              Sec. 11. RCW 69.41.010 and 2000 c 8 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              As used in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

              (1) "Administer" means the direct application of a legend drug whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, to the body of a patient or research subject by:

              (a) A practitioner; or

              (b) The patient or research subject at the direction of the practitioner.

              (2) "Community-based care settings" include: Community residential programs for the developmentally disabled, certified by the department of social and health services under chapter 71A.12 RCW; adult family homes licensed under chapter 70.128 RCW; and boarding homes licensed under chapter 18.20 RCW. Community-based care settings do not include acute care or skilled nursing facilities.

              (3) "Deliver" or "delivery" means the actual, constructive, or attempted transfer from one person to another of a legend drug, whether or not there is an agency relationship.

              (((3))) (4) "Department" means the department of health.

              (((4))) (5) "Dispense" means the interpretation of a prescription or order for a legend drug and, pursuant to that prescription or order, the proper selection, measuring, compounding, labeling, or packaging necessary to prepare that prescription or order for delivery.

              (((5))) (6) "Dispenser" means a practitioner who dispenses.

              (((6))) (7) "Distribute" means to deliver other than by administering or dispensing a legend drug.

              (((7))) (8) "Distributor" means a person who distributes.

              (((8))) (9) "Drug" means:

              (a) Substances recognized as drugs in the official United States pharmacopoeia, official homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official national formulary, or any supplement to any of them;

              (b) Substances intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or animals;

              (c) Substances (other than food, minerals or vitamins) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or animals; and

              (d) Substances intended for use as a component of any article specified in ((clause)) (a), (b), or (c) of this subsection. It does not include devices or their components, parts, or accessories.

              (((9))) (10) "Electronic communication of prescription information" means the communication of prescription information by computer, or the transmission of an exact visual image of a prescription by facsimile, or other electronic means for original prescription information or prescription refill information for a legend drug between an authorized practitioner and a pharmacy or the transfer of prescription information for a legend drug from one pharmacy to another pharmacy.

              (((10))) (11) "In-home care settings" include an individual's place of temporary and permanent residence, but does not include acute care or skilled nursing facilities, and does not include community-based care settings.

              (12) "Legend drugs" means any drugs which are required by state law or regulation of the state board of pharmacy to be dispensed on prescription only or are restricted to use by practitioners only.

              (((11))) (13) "Legible prescription" means a prescription or medication order issued by a practitioner that is capable of being read and understood by the pharmacist filling the prescription or the nurse or other practitioner implementing the medication order.

              (((12))) (14) "Medication assistance" means assistance rendered by a nonpractitioner to an individual residing in a community-based care setting ((specified in RCW 69.41.085)) or in-home care setting to facilitate the individual's self-administration of a legend drug or controlled substance. It includes reminding or coaching the individual, handing the medication container to the individual, opening the individual's medication container, using an enabler, or placing the medication in the individual's hand, and such other means of medication assistance as defined by rule adopted by the department. ((The)) A nonpractitioner may help in the preparation of legend drugs or controlled substances for self-administration where a practitioner has determined((, in consultation with the individual or the individual's representative,)) and communicated orally or by written direction that such medication preparation assistance is necessary and appropriate. Medication assistance shall not include assistance with intravenous medications or injectable medications, except prefilled insulin syringes.

              (((13))) (15) "Person" means individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity.

              (((14))) (16) "Practitioner" means:

              (a) A physician under chapter 18.71 RCW, an osteopathic physician or an osteopathic physician and surgeon under chapter 18.57 RCW, a dentist under chapter 18.32 RCW, a podiatric physician and surgeon under chapter 18.22 RCW, a veterinarian under chapter 18.92 RCW, a registered nurse, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or licensed practical nurse under chapter 18.79 RCW, an optometrist under chapter 18.53 RCW who is certified by the optometry board under RCW 18.53.010, an osteopathic physician assistant under chapter 18.57A RCW, a physician assistant under chapter 18.71A RCW, a naturopath licensed under chapter 18.36A RCW, or a pharmacist under chapter 18.64 RCW;

              (b) A pharmacy, hospital, or other institution licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or to administer a legend drug in the course of professional practice or research in this state; and

              (c) A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery or a physician licensed to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in any state, or province of Canada, which shares a common border with the state of Washington.

              (((15))) (17) "Secretary" means the secretary of health or the secretary's designee.


              Sec. 12. RCW 69.41.085 and 1998 c 70 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              Individuals residing in community-based care settings, such as adult family homes, boarding homes, and residential care settings for the developmentally disabled, including an individual's home, ((might need medication assistance due to physical or mental limitations that prevent them from self-administering their legend drugs or controlled substances. The practitioner in consultation with the individual or his or her representative and the community-based setting, if involved, determines that medication assistance is appropriate for this individual. Medication assistance can take different forms such as opening containers, handing the container or medication to the individual, preparing the medication with prior authorization, using enablers for facilitating the self-administration of medication, and other means of assisting in the administration of legend drugs or controlled substances commonly employed in community-based settings)) may receive medication assistance. Nothing in this chapter affects the right of an individual to refuse medication or requirements relating to informed consent.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 13. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "care;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 18.79.040, 18.79.260, 18.88A.140, 18.88A.200, 18.88A.210, 18.88A.230, 70.127.010, 70.127.040, 70.127.120, 70.127.170, 69.41.010, and 69.41.085; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 1753 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1753 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Cody spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1753 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1753 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 17, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1786, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 59.20.030 and 1999 c 359 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              For purposes of this chapter:

              (1) "Abandoned" as it relates to a mobile home, manufactured home, or park model owned by a tenant in a mobile home park, mobile home park cooperative, or mobile home park subdivision or tenancy in a mobile home lot means the tenant has defaulted in rent and by absence and by words or actions reasonably indicates the intention not to continue tenancy;

              (2) "Landlord" means the owner of a mobile home park and includes the agents of a landlord;

              (3) "Manufactured home" means a single-family dwelling built according to the United States department of housing and urban development manufactured home construction and safety standards act, which is a national preemptive building code. A manufactured home also: (a) Includes plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems; (b) is built on a permanent chassis; and (c) can be transported in one or more sections with each section at least eight feet wide and forty feet long when transported, or when installed on the site is three hundred twenty square feet or greater;

              (4) "Mobile home" means a factory-built dwelling built prior to June 15, 1976, to standards other than the United States department of housing and urban development code, and acceptable under applicable state codes in effect at the time of construction or introduction of the home into the state. Mobile homes have not been built since the introduction of the United States department of housing and urban development manufactured home construction and safety act;

              (5) "Mobile home lot" means a portion of a mobile home park or manufactured housing community designated as the location of one mobile home, manufactured home, or park model and its accessory buildings, and intended for the exclusive use as a primary residence by the occupants of that mobile home, manufactured home, or park model;

              (6) "Mobile home park" or "manufactured housing community" means any real property which is rented or held out for rent to others for the placement of two or more mobile homes(([,])), manufactured homes, or park models for the primary purpose of production of income, except where such real property is rented or held out for rent for seasonal recreational purpose only and is not intended for year-round occupancy;

              (7) "Mobile home park cooperative" or "manufactured housing cooperative" means real property consisting of common areas and two or more lots held out for placement of mobile homes, manufactured homes, or park models in which both the individual lots and the common areas are owned by an association of shareholders which leases or otherwise extends the right to occupy individual lots to its own members;

              (8) "Mobile home park subdivision" or "manufactured housing subdivision" means real property, whether it is called a subdivision, condominium, or planned unit development, consisting of common areas and two or more lots held for placement of mobile homes, manufactured homes, or park models in which there is private ownership of the individual lots and common, undivided ownership of the common areas by owners of the individual lots;

              (9) "Park model" means a recreational vehicle intended for permanent or semi-permanent installation ((and habitation)) and is used as a primary residence;

              (10) "Recreational vehicle" means a travel trailer, motor home, truck camper, or camping trailer that is primarily designed and used as temporary living quarters, is either self-propelled or mounted on or drawn by another vehicle, is transient, is not occupied as a primary residence, and is not immobilized or permanently affixed to a mobile home lot;

              (11) "Tenant" means any person, except a transient, who rents a mobile home lot;

              (12) "Transient" means a person who rents a mobile home lot for a period of less than one month for purposes other than as a primary residence;

              (13) "Occupant" means any person, including a live-in care provider, other than a tenant, who occupies a mobile home, manufactured home, or park model and mobile home lot.


              Sec. 2. RCW 59.20.070 and 1999 c 359 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

              A landlord shall not:

              (1) Deny any tenant the right to sell such tenant's mobile home, manufactured home, or park model within a park or require the removal of the mobile home, manufactured home, or park model from the park because of the sale thereof. Requirements for the transfer of the rental agreement are in RCW 59.20.073;

              (2) Restrict the tenant's freedom of choice in purchasing goods or services but may reserve the right to approve or disapprove any exterior structural improvements on a mobile home space: PROVIDED, That door-to-door solicitation in the mobile home park may be restricted in the rental agreement. Door-to-door solicitation does not include public officials or candidates for public office meeting or distributing information to tenants in accordance with subsection (4) of this section;

              (3) Prohibit meetings by tenants of the mobile home park to discuss mobile home living and affairs, including political caucuses or forums for or speeches of public officials or candidates for public office, or meetings of organizations that represent the interest of tenants in the park, held in any of the park community or recreation halls if these halls are open for the use of the tenants, conducted at reasonable times and in an orderly manner on the premises, nor penalize any tenant for participation in such activities;

              (4) Prohibit a public official or candidate for public office from meeting with or distributing information to tenants in their individual mobile homes, manufactured homes, or park models, nor penalize any tenant for participating in these meetings or receiving this information;

              (5) Evict a tenant, terminate a rental agreement, decline to renew a rental agreement, increase rental or other tenant obligations, decrease services, or modify park rules in retaliation for any of the following actions on the part of a tenant taken in good faith:

              (a) Filing a complaint with any state, county, or municipal governmental authority relating to any alleged violation by the landlord of an applicable statute, regulation, or ordinance;

              (b) Requesting the landlord to comply with the provision of this chapter or other applicable statute, regulation, or ordinance of the state, county, or municipality;

              (c) Filing suit against the landlord for any reason;

              (d) Participation or membership in any homeowners association or group;

              (6) Charge to any tenant a utility fee in excess of actual utility costs or intentionally cause termination or interruption of any tenant's utility services, including water, heat, electricity, or gas, except when an interruption of a reasonable duration is required to make necessary repairs;

              (7) Remove or exclude a tenant from the premises unless this chapter is complied with or the exclusion or removal is under an appropriate court order; or

              (8) Prevent the entry or require the removal of a mobile home, manufactured home, or park model for the sole reason that the mobile home has reached a certain age. Nothing in this subsection shall limit a landlords' right to exclude or expel a mobile home, manufactured home, or park model for any other reason, including but not limited to, ((fire and safety concerns provided such)) failure to comply with fire, safety, and other provisions of local ordinances and state laws relating to mobile homes, manufactured homes, and park models, as long as the action conforms to this chapter ((59.20 RCW)) or any other relevant statutory provision.


              Sec. 3. RCW 59.20.073 and 1999 c 359 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Any rental agreement shall be assignable by the tenant to any person to whom he or she sells or transfers title to the mobile home, manufactured home, or park model.

              (2) A tenant who sells a mobile home, manufactured home, or park model within a park shall notify the landlord in writing of the date of the intended sale and transfer of the rental agreement at least fifteen days in advance of such intended transfer and shall notify the buyer in writing of the provisions of this section. The tenant shall verify in writing to the landlord payment of all taxes, rent, and reasonable expenses due on the mobile home, manufactured home, or park model and mobile home lot.

              (3) The landlord shall notify the selling tenant, in writing, of a refusal to permit transfer of the rental agreement at least seven days in advance of such intended transfer.

              (4) The landlord may require the mobile home, manufactured home, or park model to meet applicable fire and safety standards if a state or local agency responsible for the enforcement of fire and safety standards has issued a notice of violation of those standards to the tenant and those violations remain uncorrected. Upon correction of the violation to the satisfaction of the state or local agency responsible for the enforcement of that notice of violation, the landlord's refusal to permit the transfer is deemed withdrawn.

              (5) The landlord shall approve or disapprove of the assignment of a rental agreement on the same basis that the landlord approves or disapproves of any new tenant, and any disapproval shall be in writing. Consent to an assignment shall not be unreasonably withheld.

              (6) Failure to notify the landlord in writing, as required under subsection (2) of this section; or failure of the new tenant to make a good faith attempt to arrange an interview with the landlord to discuss assignment of the rental agreement; or failure of the current or new tenant to obtain written approval of the landlord for assignment of the rental agreement, shall be grounds for disapproval of such transfer.


              Sec. 4. RCW 59.20.080 and 1999 c 359 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) A landlord shall not terminate or fail to renew a tenancy of a tenant or the occupancy of an occupant, of whatever duration except for one or more of the following reasons:

              (a) Substantial violation, or repeated or periodic violations of the rules of the mobile home park as established by the landlord at the inception of the tenancy or as assumed subsequently with the consent of the tenant or for violation of the tenant's duties as provided in RCW 59.20.140. The tenant shall be given written notice to cease the rule violation immediately. The notice shall state that failure to cease the violation of the rule or any subsequent violation of that or any other rule shall result in termination of the tenancy, and that the tenant shall vacate the premises within fifteen days: PROVIDED, That for a periodic violation the notice shall also specify that repetition of the same violation shall result in termination: PROVIDED FURTHER, That in the case of a violation of a "material change" in park rules with respect to pets, tenants with minor children living with them, or recreational facilities, the tenant shall be given written notice under this chapter of a six month period in which to comply or vacate;

              (b) Nonpayment of rent or other charges specified in the rental agreement, upon five days written notice to pay rent and/or other charges or to vacate;

              (c) Conviction of the tenant of a crime, commission of which threatens the health, safety, or welfare of the other mobile home park tenants. The tenant shall be given written notice of a fifteen day period in which to vacate;

              (d) Failure of the tenant to comply with local ordinances and state laws and regulations relating to mobile homes, manufactured homes, or park models or mobile home, manufactured homes, or park model living within a reasonable time after the tenant's receipt of notice of such noncompliance from the appropriate governmental agency;

              (e) Change of land use of the mobile home park including, but not limited to, conversion to a use other than for mobile homes, manufactured homes, or park models or conversion of the mobile home park to a mobile home park cooperative or mobile home park subdivision: PROVIDED, That the landlord shall give the tenants twelve months' notice in advance of the effective date of such change, except that for the period of six months following April 28, 1989, the landlord shall give the tenants eighteen months' notice in advance of the proposed effective date of such change;

              (f) Engaging in "criminal activity." "Criminal activity" means a criminal act defined by statute or ordinance that threatens the health, safety, or welfare of the tenants. A park owner seeking to evict a tenant or occupant under this subsection need not produce evidence of a criminal conviction, even if the alleged misconduct constitutes a criminal offense. Notice from a law enforcement agency of criminal activity constitutes sufficient grounds, but not the only grounds, for an eviction under this subsection. Notification of the seizure of illegal drugs under RCW 59.20.155 is evidence of criminal activity and is grounds for an eviction under this subsection. The requirement that any tenant or occupant register as a sex offender under RCW 9A.44.130 is grounds for eviction under this subsection. If criminal activity is alleged to be a basis of termination, the park owner may proceed directly to an unlawful detainer action;

              (g) The tenant's application for tenancy contained a material misstatement that induced the park owner to approve the tenant as a resident of the park, and the park owner discovers and acts upon the misstatement within one year of the time the resident began paying rent;

              (h) If the landlord serves a tenant three fifteen-day notices within a twelve-month period to comply or vacate for failure to comply with the material terms of the rental agreement or park rules. The applicable twelve-month period shall commence on the date of the first violation;

              (i) Failure of the tenant to comply with obligations imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of municipal, county, and state codes, statutes, ordinances, and regulations, including this chapter ((59.20 RCW)). The landlord shall give the tenant written notice to comply immediately. The notice must state that failure to comply will result in termination of the tenancy and that the tenant shall vacate the premises within fifteen days;

              (j) The tenant engages in disorderly or substantially annoying conduct upon the park premises that results in the destruction of the rights of others to the peaceful enjoyment and use of the premises. The landlord shall give the tenant written notice to comply immediately. The notice must state that failure to comply will result in termination of the tenancy and that the tenant shall vacate the premises within fifteen days;

              (k) The tenant creates a nuisance that materially affects the health, safety, and welfare of other park residents. The landlord shall give the tenant written notice to cease the conduct that constitutes a nuisance immediately. The notice must state that failure to cease the conduct will result in termination of the tenancy and that the tenant shall vacate the premises in five days;

              (l) Any other substantial just cause that materially affects the health, safety, and welfare of other park residents. The landlord shall give the tenant written notice to comply immediately. The notice must state that failure to comply will result in termination of the tenancy and that the tenant shall vacate the premises within fifteen days; or

              (m) Failure to pay rent by the due date provided for in the rental agreement three or more times in a twelve-month period, commencing with the date of the first violation, after service of a five-day notice to comply or vacate.

              (2) Within five days of a notice of eviction as required by subsection (1)(a) of this section, the landlord and tenant shall submit any dispute to mediation. The parties may agree in writing to mediation by an independent third party or through industry mediation procedures. If the parties cannot agree, then mediation shall be through industry mediation procedures. A duty is imposed upon both parties to participate in the mediation process in good faith for a period of ten days for an eviction under subsection (1)(a) of this section. It is a defense to an eviction under subsection (1)(a) of this section that a landlord did not participate in the mediation process in good faith.

              (3) Chapters 59.12 and 59.18 RCW govern the eviction of recreational vehicles, as defined in RCW 59.20.030, from mobile home parks. This chapter governs the eviction of mobile homes, manufactured homes, park models, and recreational vehicles used as a primary residence from a mobile home park."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "act;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 59.20.030, 59.20.070, 59.20.073, and 59.20.080."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 1786 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1786 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Veloria spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1786 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1786 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 11, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1805, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 3.34.010 and 2002 c 138 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              The number of district judges to be elected in each county shall be: Adams, two; Asotin, one; Benton, three; Chelan, two; Clallam, two; Clark, ((five)) six; Columbia, one; Cowlitz, two; Douglas, one; Ferry, one; Franklin, one; Garfield, one; Grant, two; Grays Harbor, two; Island, one; Jefferson, one; King, ((twenty-six)) twenty-one; Kitsap, three; Kittitas, two; Klickitat, two; Lewis, two; Lincoln, one; Mason, one; Okanogan, two; Pacific, two; Pend Oreille, one; Pierce, eleven; San Juan, one; Skagit, two; Skamania, one; Snohomish, eight; Spokane, ten; Stevens, one; Thurston, two; Wahkiakum, one; Walla Walla, two; Whatcom, two; Whitman, one; Yakima, four. This number may be increased only as provided in RCW 3.34.020.


              Sec. 2. RCW 3.34.020 and 2002 c 83 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Any change in the number of full and part-time district judges after January 1, 1992, shall be determined by the legislature after receiving a recommendation from the supreme court. The supreme court shall make its recommendations to the legislature based on an objective workload analysis that takes into account available judicial resources and the caseload activity of each court.

              (2) The administrator for the courts, under the supervision of the supreme court, may consult with the board of judicial administration and the district and municipal court judge's association in developing the procedures and methods of applying the objective workload analysis.

              (3) For each recommended change from the number of full and part- time district judges in any county as of January 1, 1992, the administrator for the courts, under the supervision of the supreme court, shall complete a judicial impact note detailing any local or state cost associated with such recommended change.

              (4) If the legislature approves an increase in the base number of district judges in any county as of January 1, 1992, such increase in the base number of district judges and all related costs may be paid for by the county from moneys provided under RCW 82.14.310, and any such costs shall be deemed to be expended for criminal justice purposes as provided in RCW 82.14.315, and such expenses shall not constitute a supplanting of existing funding.

              (5)(a) A county legislative authority that desires to change the number of full or part-time district judges from the base number on January 1, 1992, must first request the assistance of the supreme court. The administrator for the courts, under the supervision of the supreme court, shall conduct an objective workload analysis and make a recommendation of its findings to the legislature for consideration as provided in this section. Changes in the number of district court judges may only be made by the legislature in a year in which the quadrennial election for district court judges is not held.

              (b) The legislative authority of any county may change a part-time district judge position to a full-time position.


              Sec. 3. RCW 3.34.100 and 1992 c 76 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              If a district judge dies, resigns, is convicted of a felony, ceases to reside in the district, fails to serve for any reason except temporary disability, or if his or her term of office is terminated in any other manner, the office shall be deemed vacant. The county legislative authority shall fill all vacancies by appointment and the judge thus appointed shall hold office until the next general election and until a successor is elected and qualified. However, if a vacancy in the office of district court judge occurs and the total number of district court judges remaining in the county is equal to or greater than the number of district court judges authorized in RCW 3.34.010 then the position shall remain vacant. District judges shall be granted sick leave in the same manner as other county employees. A district judge may receive when vacating office remuneration for unused accumulated leave and sick leave at a rate equal to one day's monetary compensation for each full day of accrued leave and one day's monetary compensation for each four full days of accrued sick leave, the total remuneration for leave and sick leave not to exceed the equivalent of thirty days' monetary compensation.


              Sec. 4. RCW 3.38.020 and 1984 c 258 s 23 are each amended to read as follows:

              The district court districting committee shall meet at the call of the prosecuting attorney to prepare ((a)) or amend the plan for the districting of the county into one or more district court districts in accordance with the provisions of chapters 3.30 through 3.74 RCW. The plan shall include the following:

              (1) The boundaries of each district proposed to be established;

              (2) The number of judges to be elected in each district or electoral district, if any. In determining the number of judges to be elected, the districting committee shall consider the results of an objective workload analysis conducted by the administrator for the courts;

              (3) The location of the central office, courtrooms and records of each court;

              (4) The other places in the district, if any, where the court shall sit;

              (5) The number and location of district court commissioners to be authorized, if any;

              (6) The departments, if any, into which each district court shall be initially organized, including municipal departments provided for in chapter 3.46 RCW;

              (7) The name of each district; and

              (8) The allocation of the time and allocation of salary of each judge who will serve part time in a municipal department.


              Sec. 5. RCW 3.38.040 and 1984 c 258 s 27 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The districting committee may meet for the purpose of amending the districting plan at any time on call of the county legislative authority, the chairperson of the committee or a majority of its members. Amendments to the plan shall be submitted to the county legislative authority not later than March 15th of each year for adoption by the county legislative authority following the same procedure as with the original districting plan. Amendments shall be adopted not later than May 1st following submission by the districting committee. Any amendment which would reduce the salary or shorten the term of any judge shall not be effective until the next regular election for district judge. All other amendments may be effective on a date set by the county legislative authority.

              (2) The districting committee shall meet within forty-five days of the effective date of changes in the number of judges to be elected in each district court district, or electoral district, if any. Amendments to the plan concerning the number of judges to be elected in each district court district, or electoral district, if any, shall be submitted to the county legislative authority not later than ninety days after the effective date of changes in RCW 3.34.010, and the amendments shall be adopted not later than one hundred eighty days after the effective date of changes in RCW 3.34.010.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "judges;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 3.34.010, 3.34.020, 3.34.100, 3.38.020, and 3.38.040; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1805 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1805 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Lantz spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1805 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 2, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Voting nay: Representatives Anderson and Chandler - 2.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1805 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


STATEMENT FOR THE JOURNAL


             I intended to vote NAY on SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1805.

CHERYL PLUG, 5th District


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 8, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1845, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 42.17.310 and 2002 c 335 s 1, 2002 c 224 s 2, 2002 c 205 s 4, and 2002 c 172 s 1 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

              (1) The following are exempt from public inspection and copying:

              (a) Personal information in any files maintained for students in public schools, patients or clients of public institutions or public health agencies, or welfare recipients.

              (b) Personal information in files maintained for employees, appointees, or elected officials of any public agency to the extent that disclosure would violate their right to privacy.

              (c) Information required of any taxpayer in connection with the assessment or collection of any tax if the disclosure of the information to other persons would (i) be prohibited to such persons by RCW 84.08.210, 82.32.330, 84.40.020, or 84.40.340 or (ii) violate the taxpayer's right to privacy or result in unfair competitive disadvantage to the taxpayer.

              (d) Specific intelligence information and specific investigative records compiled by investigative, law enforcement, and penology agencies, and state agencies vested with the responsibility to discipline members of any profession, the nondisclosure of which is essential to effective law enforcement or for the protection of any person's right to privacy.

              (e) Information revealing the identity of persons who are witnesses to or victims of crime or who file complaints with investigative, law enforcement, or penology agencies, other than the public disclosure commission, if disclosure would endanger any person's life, physical safety, or property. If at the time a complaint is filed the complainant, victim or witness indicates a desire for disclosure or nondisclosure, such desire shall govern. However, all complaints filed with the public disclosure commission about any elected official or candidate for public office must be made in writing and signed by the complainant under oath.

              (f) Test questions, scoring keys, and other examination data used to administer a license, employment, or academic examination.

              (g) Except as provided by chapter 8.26 RCW, the contents of real estate appraisals, made for or by any agency relative to the acquisition or sale of property, until the project or prospective sale is abandoned or until such time as all of the property has been acquired or the property to which the sale appraisal relates is sold, but in no event shall disclosure be denied for more than three years after the appraisal.

              (h) Valuable formulae, designs, drawings, computer source code or object code, and research data obtained by any agency within five years of the request for disclosure when disclosure would produce private gain and public loss.

              (i) Preliminary drafts, notes, recommendations, and intra-agency memorandums in which opinions are expressed or policies formulated or recommended except that a specific record shall not be exempt when publicly cited by an agency in connection with any agency action.

              (j) Records which are relevant to a controversy to which an agency is a party but which records would not be available to another party under the rules of pretrial discovery for causes pending in the superior courts.

              (k) Records, maps, or other information identifying the location of archaeological sites in order to avoid the looting or depredation of such sites.

              (l) Any library record, the primary purpose of which is to maintain control of library materials, or to gain access to information, which discloses or could be used to disclose the identity of a library user.

              (m) Financial information supplied by or on behalf of a person, firm, or corporation for the purpose of qualifying to submit a bid or proposal for (i) a ferry system construction or repair contract as required by RCW 47.60.680 through 47.60.750 or (ii) highway construction or improvement as required by RCW 47.28.070.

              (n) Railroad company contracts filed prior to July 28, 1991, with the utilities and transportation commission under RCW 81.34.070, except that the summaries of the contracts are open to public inspection and copying as otherwise provided by this chapter.

              (o) Financial and commercial information and records supplied by private persons pertaining to export services provided pursuant to chapter 43.163 RCW and chapter 53.31 RCW, and by persons pertaining to export projects pursuant to RCW 43.23.035.

              (p) Financial disclosures filed by private vocational schools under chapters 28B.85 and 28C.10 RCW.

              (q) Records filed with the utilities and transportation commission or attorney general under RCW 80.04.095 that a court has determined are confidential under RCW 80.04.095.

              (r) Financial and commercial information and records supplied by businesses or individuals during application for loans or program services provided by chapters 43.163, 43.160, 43.330, and 43.168 RCW, or during application for economic development loans or program services provided by any local agency.

              (s) Membership lists or lists of members or owners of interests of units in timeshare projects, subdivisions, camping resorts, condominiums, land developments, or common-interest communities affiliated with such projects, regulated by the department of licensing, in the files or possession of the department.

              (t) All applications for public employment, including the names of applicants, resumes, and other related materials submitted with respect to an applicant.

              (u) The residential addresses or residential telephone numbers of employees or volunteers of a public agency which are held by any public agency in personnel records, public employment related records, or volunteer rosters, or are included in any mailing list of employees or volunteers of any public agency.

              (v) The residential addresses and residential telephone numbers of the customers of a public utility contained in the records or lists held by the public utility of which they are customers, except that this information may be released to the division of child support or the agency or firm providing child support enforcement for another state under Title IV-D of the federal social security act, for the establishment, enforcement, or modification of a support order.

              (w)(i) The federal social security number of individuals governed under chapter 18.130 RCW maintained in the files of the department of health, except this exemption does not apply to requests made directly to the department from federal, state, and local agencies of government, and national and state licensing, credentialing, investigatory, disciplinary, and examination organizations; (ii) the current residential address and current residential telephone number of a health care provider governed under chapter 18.130 RCW maintained in the files of the department, if the provider requests that this information be withheld from public inspection and copying, and provides to the department an accurate alternate or business address and business telephone number. On or after January 1, 1995, the current residential address and residential telephone number of a health care provider governed under RCW 18.130.040 maintained in the files of the department shall automatically be withheld from public inspection and copying unless the provider specifically requests the information be released, and except as provided for under RCW 42.17.260(9).

              (x) Information obtained by the board of pharmacy as provided in RCW 69.45.090.

              (y) Information obtained by the board of pharmacy or the department of health and its representatives as provided in RCW 69.41.044, 69.41.280, and 18.64.420.

              (z) Financial information, business plans, examination reports, and any information produced or obtained in evaluating or examining a business and industrial development corporation organized or seeking certification under chapter 31.24 RCW.

              (aa) Financial and commercial information supplied to the state investment board by any person when the information relates to the investment of public trust or retirement funds and when disclosure would result in loss to such funds or in private loss to the providers of this information.

              (bb) Financial and valuable trade information under RCW 51.36.120.

              (cc) Client records maintained by an agency that is a domestic violence program as defined in RCW 70.123.020 or 70.123.075 or a rape crisis center as defined in RCW 70.125.030.

              (dd) Information that identifies a person who, while an agency employee: (i) Seeks advice, under an informal process established by the employing agency, in order to ascertain his or her rights in connection with a possible unfair practice under chapter 49.60 RCW against the person; and (ii) requests his or her identity or any identifying information not be disclosed.

              (ee) Investigative records compiled by an employing agency conducting a current investigation of a possible unfair practice under chapter 49.60 RCW or of a possible violation of other federal, state, or local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

              (ff) Business related information protected from public inspection and copying under RCW 15.86.110.

              (gg) Financial, commercial, operations, and technical and research information and data submitted to or obtained by the clean Washington center in applications for, or delivery of, program services under chapter 70.95H RCW.

              (hh) Information and documents created specifically for, and collected and maintained by a quality improvement committee pursuant to RCW 43.70.510 or 70.41.200, or by a peer review committee under RCW 4.24.250, regardless of which agency is in possession of the information and documents.

              (ii) Personal information in files maintained in a data base created under RCW 43.07.360.

              (jj) Financial and commercial information requested by the public stadium authority from any person or organization that leases or uses the stadium and exhibition center as defined in RCW 36.102.010.

              (kk) Names of individuals residing in emergency or transitional housing that are furnished to the department of revenue or a county assessor in order to substantiate a claim for property tax exemption under RCW 84.36.043.

              (ll) The names, residential addresses, residential telephone numbers, and other individually identifiable records held by an agency in relation to a vanpool, carpool, or other ride-sharing program or service. However, these records may be disclosed to other persons who apply for ride-matching services and who need that information in order to identify potential riders or drivers with whom to share rides.

              (mm) The personally identifying information of current or former participants or applicants in a paratransit or other transit service operated for the benefit of persons with disabilities or elderly persons.

              (nn) The personally identifying information of persons who acquire and use transit passes and other fare payment media including, but not limited to, stored value smart cards and magnetic strip cards, except that an agency may disclose this information to a person, employer, educational institution, or other entity that is responsible, in whole or in part, for payment of the cost of acquiring or using a transit pass or other fare payment media, or to the news media when reporting on public transportation or public safety. This information may also be disclosed at the agency's discretion to governmental agencies or groups concerned with public transportation or public safety.

              (oo) Proprietary financial and commercial information that the submitting entity, with review by the department of health, specifically identifies at the time it is submitted and that is provided to or obtained by the department of health in connection with an application for, or the supervision of, an antitrust exemption sought by the submitting entity under RCW 43.72.310. If a request for such information is received, the submitting entity must be notified of the request. Within ten business days of receipt of the notice, the submitting entity shall provide a written statement of the continuing need for confidentiality, which shall be provided to the requester. Upon receipt of such notice, the department of health shall continue to treat information designated under this section as exempt from disclosure. If the requester initiates an action to compel disclosure under this chapter, the submitting entity must be joined as a party to demonstrate the continuing need for confidentiality.

              (pp) Records maintained by the board of industrial insurance appeals that are related to appeals of crime victims' compensation claims filed with the board under RCW 7.68.110.

              (qq) Financial and commercial information supplied by or on behalf of a person, firm, corporation, or entity under chapter 28B.95 RCW relating to the purchase or sale of tuition units and contracts for the purchase of multiple tuition units.

              (rr) Any records of investigative reports prepared by any state, county, municipal, or other law enforcement agency pertaining to sex offenses contained in chapter 9A.44 RCW or sexually violent offenses as defined in RCW 71.09.020, which have been transferred to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs for permanent electronic retention and retrieval pursuant to RCW 40.14.070(2)(b).

              (ss) Credit card numbers, debit card numbers, electronic check numbers, card expiration dates, or bank or other financial account numbers ((supplied to an agency for the purpose of electronic transfer of funds)), except when disclosure is expressly required by or governed by other law.

              (tt) Financial information, including but not limited to account numbers and values, and other identification numbers supplied by or on behalf of a person, firm, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or other entity related to an application for a liquor license, gambling license, or lottery retail license.

              (uu) Records maintained by the employment security department and subject to chapter 50.13 RCW if provided to another individual or organization for operational, research, or evaluation purposes.

              (vv) Individually identifiable information received by the work force training and education coordinating board for research or evaluation purposes.

              (ww) Those portions of records assembled, prepared, or maintained to prevent, mitigate, or respond to criminal terrorist acts, which are acts that significantly disrupt the conduct of government or of the general civilian population of the state or the United States and that manifest an extreme indifference to human life, the public disclosure of which would have a substantial likelihood of threatening public safety, consisting of:

              (i) Specific and unique vulnerability assessments or specific and unique response or deployment plans, including compiled underlying data collected in preparation of or essential to the assessments, or to the response or deployment plans; and

              (ii) Records not subject to public disclosure under federal law that are shared by federal or international agencies, and information prepared from national security briefings provided to state or local government officials related to domestic preparedness for acts of terrorism.

              (xx) Commercial fishing catch data from logbooks required to be provided to the department of fish and wildlife under RCW 77.12.047, when the data identifies specific catch location, timing, or methodology and the release of which would result in unfair competitive disadvantage to the commercial fisher providing the catch data. However, this information may be released to government agencies concerned with the management of fish and wildlife resources.

              (yy) Sensitive wildlife data obtained by the department of fish and wildlife. However, sensitive wildlife data may be released to government agencies concerned with the management of fish and wildlife resources. Sensitive wildlife data includes:

              (i) The nesting sites or specific locations of endangered species designated under RCW 77.12.020, or threatened or sensitive species classified by rule of the department of fish and wildlife;

              (ii) Radio frequencies used in, or locational data generated by, telemetry studies; or

              (iii) Other location data that could compromise the viability of a specific fish or wildlife population, and where at least one of the following criteria are met:

              (A) The species has a known commercial or black market value;

              (B) There is a history of malicious take of that species; or

              (C) There is a known demand to visit, take, or disturb, and the species behavior or ecology renders it especially vulnerable or the species has an extremely limited distribution and concentration.

              (zz) The personally identifying information of persons who acquire recreational licenses under RCW 77.32.010 or commercial licenses under chapter 77.65 or 77.70 RCW, except name, address of contact used by the department, and type of license, endorsement, or tag. However, the department of fish and wildlife may disclose personally identifying information to:

              (i) Government agencies concerned with the management of fish and wildlife resources;

              (ii) The department of social and health services, child support division, and to the department of licensing in order to implement RCW 77.32.014 and 46.20.291; and

              (iii) Law enforcement agencies for the purpose of firearm possession enforcement under RCW 9.41.040.

              (aaa)(i) Discharge papers of a veteran of the armed forces of the United States filed at the office of the county auditor before July 1, 2002, that have not been commingled with other recorded documents. These records will be available only to the veteran, the veteran's next of kin, a deceased veteran's properly appointed personal representative or executor, a person holding that veteran's general power of attorney, or to anyone else designated in writing by that veteran to receive the records.

              (ii) Discharge papers of a veteran of the armed forces of the United States filed at the office of the county auditor before July 1, 2002, that have been commingled with other records, if the veteran has recorded a "request for exemption from public disclosure of discharge papers" with the county auditor. If such a request has been recorded, these records may be released only to the veteran filing the papers, the veteran's next of kin, a deceased veteran's properly appointed personal representative or executor, a person holding the veteran's general power of attorney, or anyone else designated in writing by the veteran to receive the records.

              (iii) Discharge papers of a veteran filed at the office of the county auditor after June 30, 2002, are not public records, but will be available only to the veteran, the veteran's next of kin, a deceased veteran's properly appointed personal representative or executor, a person holding the veteran's general power of attorney, or anyone else designated in writing by the veteran to receive the records.

              (iv) For the purposes of this subsection (1)(aaa), next of kin of deceased veterans have the same rights to full access to the record. Next of kin are the veteran's widow or widower who has not remarried, son, daughter, father, mother, brother, and sister.

              (bbb) Those portions of records containing specific and unique vulnerability assessments or specific and unique emergency and escape response plans at a city, county, or state adult or juvenile correctional facility, the public disclosure of which would have a substantial likelihood of threatening the security of a city, county, or state adult or juvenile correctional facility or any individual's safety.

              (ccc) Information compiled by school districts or schools in the development of their comprehensive safe school plans pursuant to RCW 28A.320.125, to the extent that they identify specific vulnerabilities of school districts and each individual school.

              (ddd) Information regarding the infrastructure and security of computer and telecommunications networks, consisting of security passwords, security access codes and programs, access codes for secure software applications, security and service recovery plans, security risk assessments, and security test results to the extent that they identify specific system vulnerabilities.

              (2) Except for information described in subsection (1)(c)(i) of this section and confidential income data exempted from public inspection pursuant to RCW 84.40.020, the exemptions of this section are inapplicable to the extent that information, the disclosure of which would violate personal privacy or vital governmental interests, can be deleted from the specific records sought. No exemption may be construed to permit the nondisclosure of statistical information not descriptive of any readily identifiable person or persons.

              (3) Inspection or copying of any specific records exempt under the provisions of this section may be permitted if the superior court in the county in which the record is maintained finds, after a hearing with notice thereof to every person in interest and the agency, that the exemption of such records is clearly unnecessary to protect any individual's right of privacy or any vital governmental function.

              (4) Agency responses refusing, in whole or in part, inspection of any public record shall include a statement of the specific exemption authorizing the withholding of the record (or part) and a brief explanation of how the exemption applies to the record withheld."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "disclosure;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and reenacting and amending RCW 42.17.310."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1845 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1845 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Haigh spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1845 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1845 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 10, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1854, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 43.52 RCW to read as follows:

              A city or district may contract to purchase from an operating agency electric power and energy required for its present or future requirements. For projects the output of which is limited to qualified alternative energy resources as defined by RCW 19.29A.090(3), the contract may include the purchase of capability of the projects to produce electricity in addition to the actual output of the projects. The contract may provide that the city or district must make the payments required by the contract whether or not a project is completed, operable, or operating and notwithstanding the suspension, interruption, interference, reduction, or curtailment of the output of a project or the power and energy contracted for. The contract may also provide that payments under the contract are not subject to reduction, whether by offset or otherwise, and shall not be conditioned upon the performance or nonperformance of the operating agency or a city or district under the contract or other instrument.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 54.16 RCW to read as follows:

              A district may contract to purchase from a joint operating agency electric power and energy required for its present or future requirements. For projects the output of which is limited to qualified alternative energy resources as defined by RCW 19.29A.090(3), the contract may include the purchase of capability of the projects to produce electricity in addition to the actual output of the projects. The contract may provide that the district must make the payments required by the contract whether or not a project is completed, operable, or operating and notwithstanding the suspension, interruption, interference, reduction, or curtailment of the output of a project or the power and energy contracted for. The contract may also provide that payments under the contract are not subject to reduction, whether by offset or otherwise, and shall not be conditioned upon the performance or nonperformance of the joint operating agency or a city, town, or district under the contract or other instrument.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 35.92 RCW to read as follows:

              A city or town may contract to purchase from a joint operating agency electric power and energy required for its present or future requirements. For projects the output of which is limited to qualified alternative energy resources as defined by RCW 19.29A.090(3), the contract may include the purchase of capability of the projects to produce electricity in addition to the actual output of the projects. The contract may provide that the city or town must make the payments required by the contract whether or not a project is completed, operable, or operating and notwithstanding the suspension, interruption, interference, reduction, or curtailment of the output of a project or the power and energy contracted for. The contract may also provide that payments under the contract are not subject to reduction, whether by offset or otherwise, and shall not be conditioned upon the performance or nonperformance of the joint operating agency or a city, town, or public utility district under the contract or other instrument.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 35.22 RCW to read as follows:

              A city of the first class may contract to purchase from a joint operating agency electric power and energy required for its present or future requirements. For projects the output of which is limited to qualified alternative energy resources as defined by RCW 19.29A.090(3), the contract may include the purchase of capability of the projects to produce electricity in addition to the actual output of the projects. The contract may provide that the city must make the payments required by the contract whether or not a project is completed, operable, or operating and notwithstanding the suspension, interruption, interference, reduction, or curtailment of the output of a project or the power and energy contracted for. The contract may also provide that payments under the contract are not subject to reduction, whether by offset or otherwise, and shall not be conditioned upon the performance or nonperformance of the joint operating agency or a city, town, or public utility district under the contract or other instrument.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. A new section is added to chapter 35.23 RCW to read as follows:

              A city of the second class may contract to purchase from a joint operating agency electric power and energy required for its present or future requirements. For projects the output of which is limited to qualified alternative energy resources as defined by RCW 19.29A.090(3), the contract may include the purchase of capability of the projects to produce electricity in addition to the actual output of the projects. The contract may provide that the city must make the payments required by the contract whether or not a project is completed, operable, or operating and notwithstanding the suspension, interruption, interference, reduction, or curtailment of the output of a project or the power and energy contracted for. The contract may also provide that payments under the contract are not subject to reduction, whether by offset or otherwise, and shall not be conditioned upon the performance or nonperformance of the joint operating agency or a city, town, or public utility district under the contract or other instrument.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 35.27 RCW to read as follows:

              A town may contract to purchase from a joint operating agency electric power and energy required for its present or future requirements. For projects the output of which is limited to qualified alternative energy resources as defined by RCW 19.29A.090(3), the contract may include the purchase of capability of the projects to produce electricity in addition to the actual output of the projects. The contract may provide that the town must make the payments required by the contract whether or not a project is completed, operable, or operating and notwithstanding the suspension, interruption, interference, reduction, or curtailment of the output of a project or the power and energy contracted for. The contract may also provide that payments under the contract are not subject to reduction, whether by offset or otherwise, and shall not be conditioned upon the performance or nonperformance of the joint operating agency or a city, town, or public utility district under the contract or other instrument.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 35A.80 RCW to read as follows:

              A code city may contract to purchase from a joint operating agency electric power and energy required for its present or future requirements. For projects the output of which is limited to qualified alternative energy resources as defined by RCW 19.29A.090(3), the contract may include the purchase of capability of the projects to produce electricity in addition to the actual output of the projects. The contract may provide that the code city must make the payments required by the contract whether or not a project is completed, operable, or operating and notwithstanding the suspension, interruption, interference, reduction, or curtailment of the output of a project or the power and energy contracted for. The contract may also provide that payments under the contract are not subject to reduction, whether by offset or otherwise, and shall not be conditioned upon the performance or nonperformance of the joint operating agency or a city, town, or public utility district under the contract or other instrument."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "agencies;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 43.52 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 54.16 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 35.92 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 35.22 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 35.23 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 35.27 RCW; and adding a new section to chapter 35A.80 RCW."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1854 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1854 as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives Crouse and Morris spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1854 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1854 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 16, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1878, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 26.10 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) Before granting any order regarding the custody of a child under this chapter, the court shall consult the judicial information system, if available, to determine the existence of any information and proceedings that are relevant to the placement of the child.

              (2) Before entering a final order, the court shall:

              (a) Direct the department of social and health services to release information as provided under RCW 13.50.100; and

              (b) Require the petitioner to provide the results of an examination of state and national criminal identification data provided by the Washington state patrol criminal identification system as described in chapter 43.43 RCW for the petitioner and adult members of the petitioner's household.


              Sec. 2. RCW 13.50.100 and 2001 c 162 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) This section governs records not covered by RCW 13.50.050.

              (2) Records covered by this section shall be confidential and shall be released only pursuant to this section and RCW 13.50.010.

              (3) Records retained or produced by any juvenile justice or care agency may be released to other participants in the juvenile justice or care system only when an investigation or case involving the juvenile in question is being pursued by the other participant or when that other participant is assigned the responsibility of supervising the juvenile. Records covered under this section and maintained by the juvenile courts which relate to the official actions of the agency may be entered in the statewide judicial information system. However, truancy records associated with a juvenile who has no other case history, and records of a juvenile's parents who have no other case history, shall be removed from the judicial information system when the juvenile is no longer subject to the compulsory attendance laws in chapter 28A.225 RCW. A county clerk is not liable for unauthorized release of this data by persons or agencies not in his or her employ or otherwise subject to his or her control, nor is the county clerk liable for inaccurate or incomplete information collected from litigants or other persons required to provide identifying data pursuant to this section.

              (4) Subject to (a) of this subsection, the department of social and health services may release information retained in the course of conducting child protective services investigations to a family or juvenile court hearing a petition for custody under chapter 26.10 RCW.

              (a) Information that may be released shall be limited to information regarding investigations in which: (i) The juvenile was an alleged victim of abandonment or abuse or neglect; or (ii) the petitioner for custody of the juvenile, or any individual aged sixteen or older residing in the petitioner's household, is the subject of a founded or currently pending child protective services investigation made by the department subsequent to October 1, 1998.

              (b) Additional information may only be released with the written consent of the subject of the investigation and the juvenile alleged to be the victim of abandonment or abuse and neglect, or the parent, custodian, guardian, or personal representative of the juvenile, or by court order obtained with notice to all interested parties.

              (5) Any disclosure of records or information by the department of social and health services pursuant to this section shall not be deemed a waiver of any confidentiality or privilege attached to the records or information by operation of any state or federal statute or regulation, and any recipient of such records or information shall maintain it in such a manner as to comply with such state and federal statutes and regulations and to protect against unauthorized disclosure.

              (6) A contracting agency or service provider of the department of social and health services that provides counseling, psychological, psychiatric, or medical services may release to the office of the family and children's ombudsman information or records relating to services provided to a juvenile who is dependent under chapter 13.34 RCW without the consent of the parent or guardian of the juvenile, or of the juvenile if the juvenile is under the age of thirteen years, unless such release is otherwise specifically prohibited by law.

              (((5))) (7) A juvenile, his or her parents, the juvenile's attorney and the juvenile's parent's attorney, shall, upon request, be given access to all records and information collected or retained by a juvenile justice or care agency which pertain to the juvenile except:

              (a) If it is determined by the agency that release of this information is likely to cause severe psychological or physical harm to the juvenile or his or her parents the agency may withhold the information subject to other order of the court: PROVIDED, That if the court determines that limited release of the information is appropriate, the court may specify terms and conditions for the release of the information; or

              (b) If the information or record has been obtained by a juvenile justice or care agency in connection with the provision of counseling, psychological, psychiatric, or medical services to the juvenile, when the services have been sought voluntarily by the juvenile, and the juvenile has a legal right to receive those services without the consent of any person or agency, then the information or record may not be disclosed to the juvenile's parents without the informed consent of the juvenile unless otherwise authorized by law; or

              (c) That the department of social and health services may delete the name and identifying information regarding persons or organizations who have reported alleged child abuse or neglect.

              (((6))) (8) A juvenile or his or her parent denied access to any records following an agency determination under subsection (((5))) (7) of this section may file a motion in juvenile court requesting access to the records. The court shall grant the motion unless it finds access may not be permitted according to the standards found in subsection((s (5))) (7)(a) and (b) of this section.

              (((7))) (9) The person making a motion under subsection (((6))) (8) of this section shall give reasonable notice of the motion to all parties to the original action and to any agency whose records will be affected by the motion.

              (((8))) (10) Subject to the rules of discovery in civil cases, any party to a proceeding seeking a declaration of dependency or a termination of the parent-child relationship and any party's counsel and the guardian ad litem of any party, shall have access to the records of any natural or adoptive child of the parent, subject to the limitations in subsection (((5))) (7) of this section. A party denied access to records may request judicial review of the denial. If the party prevails, he or she shall be awarded attorneys' fees, costs, and an amount not less than five dollars and not more than one hundred dollars for each day the records were wrongfully denied.

              (((9))) (11) No unfounded allegation of child abuse or neglect as defined in RCW 26.44.020(12) may be disclosed to a child-placing agency, private adoption agency, or any other licensed provider.


              Sec. 3. RCW 26.10.030 and 2000 c 135 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Except as authorized for proceedings brought under chapter 13.34 RCW, or chapter 26.50 RCW in district or municipal courts, a child custody proceeding is commenced in the superior court by a person other than a parent, by filing a petition seeking custody of the child in the county where the child is permanently resident or where the child is found, but only if the child is not in the physical custody of one of its parents or if the petitioner alleges that neither parent is a suitable custodian. In proceedings in which the juvenile court has not exercised concurrent jurisdiction and prior to a child custody hearing, the court shall determine if the child is the subject of a pending dependency action.

              (2) Notice of a child custody proceeding shall be given to the child's parent, guardian and custodian, who may appear and be heard and may file a responsive pleading. The court may, upon a showing of good cause, permit the intervention of other interested parties.

              (3) The petitioner shall include in the petition the names of any adult members of the petitioner's household.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 26.50 RCW to read as follows:

              In addition to the information required to be included in the judicial information system under RCW 26.50.160, the data base shall contain the names of any adult cohabitant of a petitioner to a third- party custody action under chapter 26.10 RCW.


              Sec. 5. RCW 43.43.830 and 2002 c 229 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.840.

              (1) "Applicant" means:

              (a) Any prospective employee who will or may have unsupervised access to children under sixteen years of age or developmentally disabled persons or vulnerable adults during the course of his or her employment or involvement with the business or organization;

              (b) Any prospective volunteer who will have regularly scheduled unsupervised access to children under sixteen years of age, developmentally disabled persons, or vulnerable adults during the course of his or her employment or involvement with the business or organization under circumstances where such access will or may involve groups of (i) five or fewer children under twelve years of age, (ii) three or fewer children between twelve and sixteen years of age, (iii) developmentally disabled persons, or (iv) vulnerable adults; ((or))

              (c) Any prospective adoptive parent, as defined in RCW 26.33.020; or

              (d) Any prospective custodian in a nonparental custody proceeding under chapter 26.10 RCW.

              (2) "Business or organization" means a business or organization licensed in this state, any agency of the state, or other governmental entity, that educates, trains, treats, supervises, houses, or provides recreation to developmentally disabled persons, vulnerable adults, or children under sixteen years of age, including but not limited to public housing authorities, school districts, and educational service districts.

              (3) "Civil adjudication" means a specific court finding of sexual abuse or exploitation or physical abuse in a dependency action under RCW 13.34.040 or in a domestic relations action under Title 26 RCW. In the case of vulnerable adults, civil adjudication means a specific court finding of abuse or financial exploitation in a protection proceeding under chapter 74.34 RCW. It does not include administrative proceedings. The term "civil adjudication" is further limited to court findings that identify as the perpetrator of the abuse a named individual, over the age of eighteen years, who was a party to the dependency or dissolution proceeding or was a respondent in a protection proceeding in which the finding was made and who contested the allegation of abuse or exploitation.

              (4) "Conviction record" means "conviction record" information as defined in RCW 10.97.030(3) relating to a crime against children or other persons committed by either an adult or a juvenile. It does not include a conviction for an offense that has been the subject of an expungement, pardon, annulment, certificate of rehabilitation, or other equivalent procedure based on a finding of the rehabilitation of the person convicted, or a conviction that has been the subject of a pardon, annulment, or other equivalent procedure based on a finding of innocence. It does include convictions for offenses for which the defendant received a deferred or suspended sentence, unless the record has been expunged according to law.

              (5) "Crime against children or other persons" means a conviction of any of the following offenses: Aggravated murder; first or second degree murder; first or second degree kidnaping; first, second, or third degree assault; first, second, or third degree assault of a child; first, second, or third degree rape; first, second, or third degree rape of a child; first or second degree robbery; first degree arson; first degree burglary; first or second degree manslaughter; first or second degree extortion; indecent liberties; incest; vehicular homicide; first degree promoting prostitution; communication with a minor; unlawful imprisonment; simple assault; sexual exploitation of minors; first or second degree criminal mistreatment; endangerment with a controlled substance; child abuse or neglect as defined in RCW 26.44.020; first or second degree custodial interference; first or second degree custodial sexual misconduct; malicious harassment; first, second, or third degree child molestation; first or second degree sexual misconduct with a minor; patronizing a juvenile prostitute; child abandonment; promoting pornography; selling or distributing erotic material to a minor; custodial assault; violation of child abuse restraining order; child buying or selling; prostitution; felony indecent exposure; criminal abandonment; or any of these crimes as they may be renamed in the future.

              (6) "Crimes relating to drugs" means a conviction of a crime to manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.

              (7) "Crimes relating to financial exploitation" means a conviction for first, second, or third degree extortion; first, second, or third degree theft; first or second degree robbery; forgery; or any of these crimes as they may be renamed in the future.

              (8) "Disciplinary board final decision" means any final decision issued by a disciplining authority under chapter 18.130 RCW or the secretary of the department of health for the following businesses or professions:

              (a) Chiropractic;

              (b) Dentistry;

              (c) Dental hygiene;

              (d) Massage;

              (e) Midwifery;

              (f) Naturopathy;

              (g) Osteopathic medicine and surgery;

              (h) Physical therapy;

              (i) Physicians;

              (j) Practical nursing;

              (k) Registered nursing; and

              (l) Psychology.

              "Disciplinary board final decision," for real estate brokers and salespersons, means any final decision issued by the director of the department of licensing for real estate brokers and salespersons.

              (9) "Unsupervised" means not in the presence of:

              (a) Another employee or volunteer from the same business or organization as the applicant; or

              (b) Any relative or guardian of any of the children or developmentally disabled persons or vulnerable adults to which the applicant has access during the course of his or her employment or involvement with the business or organization.

              (10) "Vulnerable adult" means "vulnerable adult" as defined in chapter 74.34 RCW, except that for the purposes of requesting and receiving background checks pursuant to RCW 43.43.832, it shall also include adults of any age who lack the functional, mental, or physical ability to care for themselves.

              (11) "Financial exploitation" means the illegal or improper use of a vulnerable adult or that adult's resources for another person's profit or advantage.

              (12) "Agency" means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, or facility which receives, provides services to, houses or otherwise cares for vulnerable adults.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 26.10 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) A party seeking a custody order shall submit, along with his or her motion, an affidavit declaring that the child is not in the physical custody of one of its parents or that neither parent is a suitable custodian and setting forth facts supporting the requested order. The party seeking custody shall give notice, along with a copy of the affidavit, to other parties to the proceedings, who may file opposing affidavits.

              (2) The court shall deny the motion unless it finds that adequate cause for hearing the motion is established by the affidavits, in which case it shall set a date for hearing on an order to show cause why the requested order should not be granted.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 26.10 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) Every petition filed in proceedings under this chapter shall contain a statement alleging whether the child is or may be an Indian child as defined in 25 U.S.C. Sec. 1903. If the child is an Indian child as defined under the Indian child welfare act, the provisions of the act shall apply.

              (2) Every order or decree entered in any proceeding under this chapter shall contain a finding that the Indian child welfare act does or does not apply. Where there is a finding that the Indian child welfare act does apply, the decree or order must also contain a finding that all notice requirements and evidentiary requirements under the Indian child welfare act have been satisfied."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "petitions;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 13.50.100, 26.10.030, and 43.43.830; adding new sections to chapter 26.10 RCW; and adding a new section to chapter 26.50 RCW."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 1878 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1878 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Dickerson spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1878 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1878 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 11, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1904, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 74.34.020 and 1999 c 176 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.

              (1) "Abandonment" means action or inaction by a person or entity with a duty of care for a vulnerable adult that leaves the vulnerable person without the means or ability to obtain necessary food, clothing, shelter, or health care.

              (2) "Abuse" means the willful action or inaction that inflicts injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or punishment on a vulnerable adult. In instances of abuse of a vulnerable adult who is unable to express or demonstrate physical harm, pain, or mental anguish, the abuse is presumed to cause physical harm, pain, or mental anguish. Abuse includes sexual abuse, mental abuse, physical abuse, and exploitation of a vulnerable adult, which have the following meanings:

              (a) "Sexual abuse" means any form of nonconsensual sexual contact, including but not limited to unwanted or inappropriate touching, rape, sodomy, sexual coercion, sexually explicit photographing, and sexual harassment. Sexual abuse includes any sexual contact between a staff person, who is not also a resident or client, of a facility or a staff person of a program authorized under chapter 71A.12 RCW, and a vulnerable adult living in that facility or receiving service from a program authorized under chapter 71A.12 RCW, whether or not it is consensual.

              (b) "Physical abuse" means the willful action of inflicting bodily injury or physical mistreatment. Physical abuse includes, but is not limited to, striking with or without an object, slapping, pinching, choking, kicking, shoving, prodding, or the use of chemical restraints or physical restraints unless the restraints are consistent with licensing requirements, and includes restraints that are otherwise being used inappropriately.

              (c) "Mental abuse" means any willful action or inaction of mental or verbal abuse. Mental abuse includes, but is not limited to, coercion, harassment, inappropriately isolating a vulnerable adult from family, friends, or regular activity, and verbal assault that includes ridiculing, intimidating, yelling, or swearing.

              (d) "Exploitation" means an act of forcing, compelling, or exerting undue influence over a vulnerable adult causing the vulnerable adult to act in a way that is inconsistent with relevant past behavior, or causing the vulnerable adult to perform services for the benefit of another.

              (3) "Consent" means express written consent granted after the vulnerable adult or his or her legal representative has been fully informed of the nature of the services to be offered and that the receipt of services is voluntary.

              (4) "Department" means the department of social and health services.

              (5) "Facility" means a residence licensed or required to be licensed under chapter 18.20 RCW, boarding homes; chapter 18.51 RCW, nursing homes; chapter 70.128 RCW, adult family homes; chapter 72.36 RCW, soldiers' homes; or chapter 71A.20 RCW, residential habilitation centers; or any other facility licensed by the department.

              (6) "Financial exploitation" means the illegal or improper use of the property, income, resources, or trust funds of the vulnerable adult by any person for any person's profit or advantage.

              (7) "Individual provider" means a person under contract with the department to provide services in the home under chapter 74.09 or 74.39A RCW.

              (8) "Mandated reporter" is an employee of the department; law enforcement officer; social worker; professional school personnel; individual provider; an employee of a facility; an operator of a facility; an employee of a social service, welfare, mental health, adult day health, adult day care, home health, home care, or hospice agency; county coroner or medical examiner; Christian Science practitioner; or health care provider subject to chapter 18.130 RCW.

              (9) "Neglect" means (a) a pattern of conduct or inaction by a person or entity with a duty of care that fails to provide the goods and services that maintain physical or mental health of a vulnerable adult, or that fails to avoid((s)) or prevent((s)) physical or mental harm or pain to a vulnerable adult; or (b) an act or omission that demonstrates a serious disregard of consequences of such a magnitude as to constitute a clear and present danger to the vulnerable adult's health, welfare, or safety.

              (10) "Permissive reporter" means any person, employee of a financial institution, attorney, or volunteer in a facility or program providing services for vulnerable adults.

              (11) "Protective services" means any services provided by the department to a vulnerable adult with the consent of the vulnerable adult, or the legal representative of the vulnerable adult, who has been abandoned, abused, financially exploited, neglected, or in a state of self-neglect. These services may include, but are not limited to case management, social casework, home care, placement, arranging for medical evaluations, psychological evaluations, day care, or referral for legal assistance.

              (12) "Self-neglect" means the failure of a vulnerable adult, not living in a facility, to provide for himself or herself the goods and services necessary for the vulnerable adult's physical or mental health, and the absence of which impairs or threatens the vulnerable adult's well-being. This definition may include a vulnerable adult who is receiving services through home health, hospice, or a home care agency, or an individual provider when the neglect is not a result of inaction by that agency or individual provider.

              (13) "Vulnerable adult" includes a person:

              (a) Sixty years of age or older who has the functional, mental, or physical inability to care for himself or herself; or

              (b) Found incapacitated under chapter 11.88 RCW; or

              (c) Who has a developmental disability as defined under RCW 71A.10.020; or

              (d) Admitted to any facility; or

              (e) Receiving services from home health, hospice, or home care agencies licensed or required to be licensed under chapter 70.127 RCW; or

              (f) Receiving services from an individual provider.


              Sec. 2. RCW 74.34.035 and 1999 c 176 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) When there is reasonable cause to believe that abandonment, abuse, financial exploitation, or neglect of a vulnerable adult has occurred, mandated reporters shall immediately report to the department.

              ((If)) (2) When there is reason to suspect that sexual ((or physical)) assault has occurred, mandated reporters shall immediately report to the appropriate law enforcement agency and to the department.

              (((2))) (3) When there is reason to suspect that physical assault has occurred or there is reasonable cause to believe that an act has caused fear of imminent harm:

              (a) Mandated reporters shall immediately report to the department; and

              (b) Mandated reporters shall immediately report to the appropriate law enforcement agency, except as provided in subsection (4) of this section.

              (4) A mandated reporter is not required to report to a law enforcement agency, unless requested by the injured vulnerable adult or his or her legal representative or family member, an incident of physical assault between vulnerable adults that causes minor bodily injury and does not require more than basic first aid, unless:

              (a) The injury appears on the back, face, head, neck, chest, breasts, groin, inner thigh, buttock, genital, or anal area;

              (b) There is a fracture;

              (c) There is a pattern of physical assault between the same vulnerable adults or involving the same vulnerable adults; or

              (d) There is an attempt to choke a vulnerable adult.

              (5) Permissive reporters may report to the department or a law enforcement agency when there is reasonable cause to believe that a vulnerable adult is being or has been abandoned, abused, financially exploited, or neglected.

              (((3))) (6) No facility, as defined by this chapter, agency licensed or required to be licensed under chapter 70.127 RCW, or facility or agency under contract with the department to provide care for vulnerable adults may develop policies or procedures that interfere with the reporting requirements of this chapter.

              (((4))) (7) Each report, oral or written, must contain as much as possible of the following information:

              (a) The name and address of the person making the report;

              (b) The name and address of the vulnerable adult and the name of the facility or agency providing care for the vulnerable adult;

              (c) The name and address of the legal guardian or alternate decision maker;

              (d) The nature and extent of the abandonment, abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, or self-neglect;

              (e) Any history of previous abandonment, abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, or self-neglect;

              (f) The identity of the alleged perpetrator, if known; and

              (g) Other information that may be helpful in establishing the extent of abandonment, abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, or the cause of death of the deceased vulnerable adult.

              (((5))) (8) Unless there is a judicial proceeding or the person consents, the identity of the person making the report under this section is confidential.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "reporters;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 74.34.020 and 74.34.035; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1904 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1904 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative O'Brien spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1904 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1904 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 11, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1909, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that the focus of transfer between institutions of higher education has been on students' accumulation of credits, where courses necessary for entry to each successive level of higher education have been individually identified and vary by institution and academic discipline. It is the legislature's intent to begin a process that will change the focus of transfer to defining and recognizing student competencies.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. (1) The higher education coordinating board, in consultation with the state board for community and technical colleges and the council of presidents, shall recruit and select institutions of higher education to participate in a pilot project to define transfer standards in selected academic disciplines on the basis of student competencies. Participants shall include one public four- year institution of higher education, two or more community or technical colleges that regularly transfer a substantial number of students to that four-year institution, and one or more private career colleges that prepare students in the academic disciplines selected under the pilot project. Such colleges shall be accredited and licensed under chapter 28C.10 RCW.

              (2) The pilot project participants shall identify several academic disciplines to form the basis of the project and develop a work plan, timelines, and expected products for the project, which shall be presented by the higher education coordinating board in a preliminary report to the higher education committees of the legislature by December 1, 2004.

              (3) Under the pilot project, participants shall develop standards, definitions, and procedures for quality assurance for a transfer system based on student competencies. It is the legislature's intent that under such a system, four-year institutions of higher education, in collaboration with two-year institutions of higher education, define the knowledge, skills, and abilities students should possess in order to enter an upper division program in a particular academic discipline. The two and four-year institutions providing lower division preparation for such an upper division program are responsible for certifying that a student meets the expected standards, but have flexibility to determine how to assess whether the student has obtained the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Such assessments need not be based on completion of particular courses or accumulation of credits.

              (4) The pilot project participants may request assistance in their work from the higher education coordinating board, the western interstate commission on higher education, the state board for community and technical colleges, or the council of presidents. The pilot project participants and the higher education coordinating board shall structure the work of the project in such a way that development costs for the project are absorbed within existing institution and agency budgets.

              (5) In collaboration with the higher education coordinating board, the pilot project participants shall report to the higher education committees of the legislature by December 1, 2005, on the progress and status of the pilot project. The report shall identify any barriers encountered by the project and make recommendations for next steps in developing a competency-based transfer system for higher education.

              (6) This section expires June 30, 2006."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "education;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "creating new sections; and providing an expiration date."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1909 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1909 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Jarrett spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1909 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1909 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 8, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1937, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 46.04 RCW to read as follows:

              "Power wheelchair" means any self-propelled vehicle capable of traveling no more than fifteen miles per hour, usable indoors, designed as a mobility aid for individuals with mobility impairments, and operated by such an individual.


              Sec. 2. RCW 46.04.320 and 2002 c 247 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              "Motor vehicle" ((shall)) means every vehicle ((which)) that is self-propelled and every vehicle ((which)) that is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails. An electric personal assistive mobility device is not considered a motor vehicle. A power wheelchair is not considered a motor vehicle.


              Sec. 3. RCW 46.04.330 and 2002 c 247 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              "Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, on which the driver rides astride the motor unit or power train and is designed to be steered with a handle bar, but excluding a farm tractor, a power wheelchair, an electric personal assistive mobility device, and a moped.

              The Washington state patrol may approve of and define as a "motorcycle" a motor vehicle that fails to meet these specific criteria, but that is essentially similar in performance and application to motor vehicles that do meet these specific criteria.


              Sec. 4. RCW 46.04.332 and 2002 c 247 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              "Motor-driven cycle" means every motorcycle, including every motor scooter, with a motor that produces not to exceed five brake horsepower (developed by a prime mover, as measured by a brake applied to the driving shaft). A motor-driven cycle does not include a moped, a power wheelchair, or an electric personal assistive mobility device.


              Sec. 5. RCW 46.04.400 and 1990 c 241 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              "Pedestrian" means any person who is afoot or who is using a wheelchair, a power wheelchair, or a means of conveyance propelled by human power other than a bicycle.


              Sec. 6. RCW 46.04.670 and 2002 c 247 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

              "Vehicle" includes every device capable of being moved upon a public highway and in, upon, or by which any persons or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, including bicycles. The term does not include power wheelchairs or devices other than bicycles moved by human or animal power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. Mopeds shall not be considered vehicles or motor vehicles for the purposes of chapter 46.70 RCW. Bicycles shall not be considered vehicles for the purposes of chapter 46.12, 46.16, or 46.70 RCW. Electric personal assistive mobility devices are not considered vehicles or motor vehicles for the purposes of chapter 46.12, 46.16, 46.29, 46.37, or 46.70 RCW.


              Sec. 7. RCW 46.20.500 and 2002 c 247 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) No person may drive a motorcycle or a motor-driven cycle unless such person has a valid driver's license specially endorsed by the director to enable the holder to drive such vehicles.

              (2) However, a person sixteen years of age or older, holding a valid driver's license of any class issued by the state of the person's residence, may operate a moped without taking any special examination for the operation of a moped.

              (3) No driver's license is required for operation of an electric- assisted bicycle if the operator is at least sixteen years of age. Persons under sixteen years of age may not operate an electric-assisted bicycle.

              (4) No driver's license is required to operate an electric personal assistive mobility device or a power wheelchair.


              Sec. 8. RCW 47.04.010 and 1975 c 62 s 50 are each amended to read as follows:

              The following words and phrases, wherever used in this title, shall have the meaning as in this section ascribed to them, unless where used the context thereof shall clearly indicate to the contrary or unless otherwise defined in the chapter of which they are a part:

              (1) "Alley." A highway within the ordinary meaning of alley not designated for general travel and primarily used as a means of access to the rear of residences and business establishments;

              (2) "Arterial highway." Every highway, as herein defined, or portion thereof designated as such by proper authority;

              (3) "Business district." The territory contiguous to and including a highway, as herein defined, when within any six hundred feet along such highway there are buildings in use for business or industrial purposes, including but not limited to hotels, banks, or office buildings, railroad stations, and public buildings which occupy at least three hundred feet of frontage on one side or three hundred feet collectively on both sides of the highway;

              (4) "Center line." The line, marked or unmarked parallel to and equidistant from the sides of a two-way traffic roadway of a highway except where otherwise indicated by painted lines or markers;

              (5) "Center of intersection." The point of intersection of the center lines of the roadways of intersecting highways;

              (6) "City street." Every highway as herein defined, or part thereof located within the limits of incorporated cities and towns, except alleys;

              (7) "Combination of vehicles." Every combination of motor vehicle and motor vehicle, motor vehicle and trailer, or motor vehicle and semitrailer;

              (8) "Commercial vehicle." Any vehicle the principal use of which is the transportation of commodities, merchandise, produce, freight, animals, or passengers for hire;

              (9) "County road." Every highway as herein defined, or part thereof, outside the limits of incorporated cities and towns and which has not been designated as a state highway, or branch thereof;

              (10) "Crosswalk." The portion of the roadway between the intersection area and a prolongation or connection of the farthest sidewalk line or in the event there are no sidewalks then between the intersection area and a line ten feet therefrom, except as modified by a marked crosswalk;

              (11) "Intersection area." (a) The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two or more highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles, or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict;

              (b) Where a highway includes two roadways thirty feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersecting highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection. In the event such intersecting highway also includes two roadways thirty feet or more apart, then every crossing of two roadways of such highways shall be regarded as a separate intersection;

              (c) The junction of an alley with a street or highway shall not constitute an intersection;

              (12) "Intersection control area." The intersection area as herein defined, together with such modification of the adjacent roadway area as results from the arc or curb corners and together with any marked or unmarked crosswalks adjacent to the intersection;

              (13) "Laned highway." A highway the roadway of which is divided into clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic;

              (14) "Local authorities." Every county, municipal, or other local public board or body having authority to adopt local police regulations under the Constitution and laws of this state;

              (15) "Marked crosswalk." Any portion of a roadway distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface thereof;

              (16) "Metal tire." Every tire, the bearing surface of which in contact with the highway is wholly or partly of metal or other hard, nonresilient material;

              (17) "Motor truck." Any motor vehicle, as herein defined, designed or used for the transportation of commodities, merchandise, produce, freight, or animals;

              (18) "Motor vehicle." Every vehicle, as herein defined, which is in itself a self-propelled unit;

              (19) "Multiple lane highway." Any highway the roadway of which is of sufficient width to reasonably accommodate two or more separate lanes of vehicular traffic in the same direction, each lane of which shall be not less than the maximum legal vehicle width, and whether or not such lanes are marked;

              (20) "Operator." Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle as herein defined;

              (21) "Peace officer." Any officer authorized by law to execute criminal process or to make arrests for the violation of the statutes generally or of any particular statute or statutes relative to the highways of this state;

              (22) "Pedestrian." Any person afoot or who is using a wheelchair, power wheelchair as defined in section 1 of this act, or a means of conveyance propelled by human power other than a bicycle;

              (23) "Person." Every natural person, firm, copartnership, corporation, association, or organization;

              (24) "Pneumatic tires." Every tire of rubber or other resilient material designed to be inflated with compressed air to support the load thereon;

              (25) "Private road or driveway." Every way or place in private ownership and used for travel of vehicles by the owner or those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons;

              (26) "Highway." Every way, lane, road, street, boulevard, and every way or place in the state of Washington open as a matter of right to public vehicular travel both inside and outside the limits of incorporated cities and towns;

              (27) "Railroad." A carrier of persons or property upon vehicles, other than street cars, operated upon stationary rails, the route of which is principally outside incorporated cities and towns;

              (28) "Railroad sign or signal." Any sign, signal, or device erected by authority of a public body or official or by a railroad and intended to give notice of the presence of railroad tracks or the approach of a railroad train;

              (29) "Residence district." The territory contiguous to and including the highway, as herein defined, not comprising a business district, as herein defined, when the property on such highway for a continuous distance of three hundred feet or more on either side thereof is in the main improved with residences or residences and buildings in use for business;

              (30) "Roadway." The paved, improved, or proper driving portion of a highway designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel;

              (31) "Safety zone." The area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is marked or indicated by painted marks, signs, buttons, standards, or otherwise so as to be plainly discernible;

              (32) "Sidewalk." That property between the curb lines or the lateral lines of a roadway, as herein defined, and the adjacent property, set aside and intended for the use of pedestrians or such portion of private property parallel and in proximity to a highway and dedicated to use by pedestrians;

              (33) "Solid tire." Every tire of rubber or other resilient material which does not depend upon inflation with compressed air for the support of the load thereon;

              (34) "State highway." Every highway as herein defined, or part thereof, which has been designated as a state highway, or branch thereof, by legislative enactment;

              (35) "Street car." A vehicle other than a train, as herein defined, for the transporting of persons or property and operated upon stationary rails principally within incorporated cities and towns;

              (36) "Traffic." Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, street cars, and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highways for purposes of travel;

              (37) "Traffic control signal." Any traffic device, as herein defined, whether manually, electrically, or mechanically operated, by which traffic alternately is directed to stop or proceed or otherwise controlled;

              (38) "Traffic devices." All signs, signals, markings, and devices not inconsistent with this title placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic;

              (39) "Train." A vehicle propelled by steam, electricity, or other motive power with or without cars coupled thereto, operated upon stationary rails, except street cars;

              (40) "Vehicle." Every device capable of being moved upon a highway and in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting power wheelchairs, as defined in section 1 of this act, or devices moved by human or animal power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.

              Words and phrases used herein in the past, present, or future tense shall include the past, present, and future tenses; words and phrases used herein in the masculine, feminine, or neuter gender shall include the masculine, feminine, and neuter genders; and words and phrases used herein in the singular or plural shall include the singular and plural; unless the context thereof shall indicate to the contrary."


              In line 1 of the title, after "wheelchairs;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 46.04.320, 46.04.330, 46.04.332, 46.04.400, 46.04.670, 46.20.500, and 47.04.010; and adding a new section to chapter 46.04 RCW."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 1937 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1937 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Murray spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1937 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1937 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 14, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1943, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 82.24.020 and 1994 sp.s. c 7 s 904 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) There is levied and there shall be collected as provided in this chapter, a tax upon the sale, use, consumption, handling, possession or distribution of all cigarettes, in an amount equal to the rate of eleven and one-half mills per cigarette.

              (2) An additional tax is imposed upon the sale, use, consumption, handling, possession, or distribution of all cigarettes, in an amount equal to the rate of five and one-fourth mills per cigarette. All revenues collected during any month from this additional tax shall be deposited in the violence reduction and drug enforcement account under RCW 69.50.520 by the twenty-fifth day of the following month.

              (3) An additional tax is imposed upon the sale, use, consumption, handling, possession, or distribution of all cigarettes, in an amount equal to the rate of ten mills per cigarette through June 30, 1994, eleven and one-fourth mills per cigarette for the period July 1, 1994, through June 30, 1995, twenty mills per cigarette for the period July 1, 1995, through June 30, 1996, and twenty and one-half mills per cigarette thereafter. All revenues collected during any month from this additional tax shall be deposited in the health services account created under RCW 43.72.900 by the twenty-fifth day of the following month.

              (4) Wholesalers ((and retailers)) subject to the payment of this tax may, if they wish, absorb one-half mill per cigarette of the tax and not pass it on to purchasers without being in violation of this section or any other act relating to the sale or taxation of cigarettes.

              (5) For purposes of this chapter, "possession" shall mean both (a) physical possession by the purchaser and, (b) when cigarettes are being transported to or held for the purchaser or his or her designee by a person other than the purchaser, constructive possession by the purchaser or his or her designee, which constructive possession shall be deemed to occur at the location of the cigarettes being so transported or held.


              Sec. 2. RCW 82.24.030 and 1995 c 278 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) In order to enforce collection of the tax hereby levied, the department of revenue shall design and have printed stamps of such size and denominations as may be determined by the department. The stamps must be affixed on the smallest container or package that will be handled, sold, used, consumed, or distributed, to permit the department to readily ascertain by inspection, whether or not such tax has been paid or whether an exemption from the tax applies.

              (2) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, ((every person)) only a wholesaler shall cause to be affixed on every package of cigarettes, stamps of an amount equaling the tax due thereon or stamps identifying the cigarettes as exempt before he or she sells, offers for sale, uses, consumes, handles, removes, or otherwise disturbs and distributes the same: PROVIDED, That where it is established to the satisfaction of the department that it is impractical to affix such stamps to the smallest container or package, the department may authorize the affixing of stamps of appropriate denomination to a large container or package.

              (3) Only wholesalers may purchase or obtain cigarette stamps. Wholesalers shall not sell or provide stamps to any other wholesaler or person.

              (4) Each roll of stamps, or group of sheets, shall have a separate serial number, which shall be legible at the point of sale. The department of revenue shall keep records of which wholesaler purchases each roll or group of sheets. If the department of revenue permits wholesalers to purchase partial rolls or sheets, in no case may stamps bearing the same serial number be sold to more than one wholesaler. The remainder of the roll or sheet, if any, shall either be retained for later purchases by the same wholesaler or destroyed.

              (5) Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting any otherwise lawful activity under a cigarette tax compact pursuant to chapter 43.06 RCW.


              Sec. 3. RCW 82.24.040 and 1995 c 278 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Except as authorized by this chapter, no person other than a licensed wholesaler shall possess in this state unstamped cigarettes.

              (2) No wholesaler in this state may possess within this state unstamped cigarettes except that:

              (a) Every wholesaler in the state who is licensed under Washington state law may possess within this state unstamped cigarettes for such period of time after receipt as is reasonably necessary to affix the stamps as required; and

              (b) Any wholesaler in the state who is licensed under Washington state law and who furnishes a surety bond in a sum satisfactory to the department, shall be permitted to set aside, without affixing the stamps required by this chapter, such part of the wholesaler's stock as may be necessary for the conduct of the wholesaler's business in making sales to persons in another state or foreign country or to instrumentalities of the federal government. Such unstamped stock shall be kept separate and apart from stamped stock.

              (((2))) (3) Every wholesaler licensed under Washington state law shall, at the time of shipping or delivering any of the articles taxed herein to a point outside of this state or to a federal instrumentality, make a true duplicate invoice of the same which shall show full and complete details of the sale or delivery, whether or not stamps were affixed thereto, and shall transmit such true duplicate invoice to the department, at Olympia, not later than the fifteenth day of the following calendar month. For failure to comply with the requirements of this section, the department may revoke the permission granted to the taxpayer to maintain a stock of goods to which the stamps required by this chapter have not been affixed.

              (((3))) (4) Unstamped cigarettes possessed by a wholesaler under subsection (2) of this section that are transferred by the wholesaler to another facility of the wholesaler within the borders of Washington shall be transferred in compliance with RCW 82.24.250.

              (5) Every wholesaler who is licensed by Washington state law shall sell cigarettes to retailers located in Washington only if the retailer has a current cigarette retailer's license or is an Indian tribal organization authorized to possess untaxed cigarettes under this chapter and the rules adopted by the department.

              (6) Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting any otherwise lawful activity under a cigarette tax compact pursuant to chapter 43.06 RCW.


              Sec. 4. RCW 82.24.050 and 1995 c 278 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) No retailer in this state may possess unstamped cigarettes within this state ((except as provided in this chapter)) unless the person is also a wholesaler in possession of the cigarettes in accordance with RCW 82.24.040.

              (2) A retailer may obtain cigarettes only from a wholesaler subject to the provisions of this chapter.


              Sec. 5. RCW 82.24.110 and 1999 c 193 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Each of the following acts is a gross misdemeanor and punishable as such:

              (a) To sell, except as a licensed wholesaler engaged in interstate commerce as to the article being taxed herein, without the stamp first being affixed;

              (b) To sell in Washington as a wholesaler to a retailer who does not possess and is required to possess a current cigarette retailer's license;

              (c) To use or have in possession knowingly or intentionally any forged or counterfeit stamps;

              (d) For any person other than the department of revenue or its duly authorized agent to sell any stamps not affixed to any of the articles taxed herein whether such stamps are genuine or counterfeit;

              (e) To violate any of the provisions of this chapter;

              (f) To violate any lawful rule made and published by the department of revenue or the board;

              (g) To use any stamps more than once;

              (h) To refuse to allow the department of revenue or its duly authorized agent, on demand, to make full inspection of any place of business where any of the articles herein taxed are sold or otherwise hinder or prevent such inspection;

              (i) ((Except as provided in this chapter,)) For any retailer to have in possession in any place of business any of the articles herein taxed, unless the same have the proper stamps attached;

              (j) For any person to make, use, or present or exhibit to the department of revenue or its duly authorized agent, any invoice for any of the articles herein taxed which bears an untrue date or falsely states the nature or quantity of the goods therein invoiced;

              (k) For any wholesaler or retailer or his or her agents or employees to fail to produce on demand of the department of revenue all invoices of all the articles herein taxed or stamps bought by him or her or received in his or her place of business within five years prior to such demand unless he or she can show by satisfactory proof that the nonproduction of the invoices was due to causes beyond his or her control;

              (l) For any person to receive in this state any shipment of any of the articles taxed herein, when the same are not stamped, for the purpose of avoiding payment of tax. It is presumed that persons other than dealers who purchase or receive shipments of unstamped cigarettes do so to avoid payment of the tax imposed herein;

              (m) For any person to possess or transport in this state a quantity of sixty thousand cigarettes or less unless the proper stamps required by this chapter have been affixed or unless: (i) Notice of the possession or transportation has been given as required by RCW 82.24.250; (ii) the person transporting the cigarettes has in actual possession invoices or delivery tickets which show the true name and address of the consignor or seller, the true name and address of the consignee or purchaser, and the quantity and brands of the cigarettes so transported; and (iii) the cigarettes are consigned to or purchased by any person in this state who is authorized by this chapter to possess unstamped cigarettes in this state;

              (n) To possess, sell, or transport within this state any container or package of cigarettes that does not comply with this chapter.

              (2) It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess or to transport in this state a quantity in excess of sixty thousand cigarettes unless the proper stamps required by this chapter are affixed thereto or unless: (a) Proper notice as required by RCW 82.24.250 has been given; (b) the person transporting the cigarettes actually possesses invoices or delivery tickets showing the true name and address of the consignor or seller, the true name and address of the consignee or purchaser, and the quantity and brands of the cigarettes so transported; and (c) the cigarettes are consigned to or purchased by a person in this state who is authorized by this chapter to possess unstamped cigarettes in this state. Violation of this section shall be punished as a class C felony under Title 9A RCW.

              (3) All agents, employees, and others who aid, abet, or otherwise participate in any way in the violation of the provisions of this chapter or in any of the offenses described in this chapter shall be guilty and punishable as principals, to the same extent as any wholesaler or retailer or any other person violating this chapter.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 82.24 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly manufacture, sell, or possess counterfeit cigarettes. A cigarette is "counterfeit" if:

              (a) The cigarette or its packaging bears any reproduction or copy of a trademark, service mark, trade name, label, term, design, or work adopted or used by a manufacturer to identify its own cigarettes; and

              (b) The cigarette is not manufactured by the owner or holder of that trademark, service mark, trade name, label, term, design, or work, or by any authorized licensee of that person.

              (2) Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a class C felony which is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to ten thousand dollars.

              (3) Any person who is convicted of a second or subsequent violation of the provisions of this section is guilty of a class B felony which is punishable by up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to twenty thousand dollars.


              Sec. 7. RCW 82.24.130 and 1999 c 193 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The following are subject to seizure and forfeiture:

              (a) Subject to RCW 82.24.250, any articles taxed in this chapter that are found at any point within this state, which articles are held, owned, or possessed by any person, and that do not have the stamps affixed to the packages or containers; ((and)) any container or package of cigarettes possessed or held for sale that does not comply with this chapter; and any container or package of cigarettes that is manufactured, sold, or possessed in violation of section 6 of this act.

              (b) All conveyances, including aircraft, vehicles, or vessels, which are used, or intended for use, to transport, or in any manner to facilitate the transportation, for the purpose of sale or receipt of property described in (a) of this subsection, except:

              (i) A conveyance used by any person as a common or contract carrier having in actual possession invoices or delivery tickets showing the true name and address of the consignor or seller, the true name of the consignee or purchaser, and the quantity and brands of the cigarettes transported, unless it appears that the owner or other person in charge of the conveyance is a consenting party or privy to a violation of this chapter;

              (ii) A conveyance subject to forfeiture under this section by reason of any act or omission of which the owner thereof establishes to have been committed or omitted without his or her knowledge or consent;

              (iii) A conveyance encumbered by a bona fide security interest if the secured party neither had knowledge of nor consented to the act or omission.

              (c) Any vending machine used for the purpose of violating the provisions of this chapter.

              (2) Property subject to forfeiture under this chapter may be seized by any agent of the department authorized to collect taxes, any enforcement officer of the board, or law enforcement officer of this state upon process issued by any superior court or district court having jurisdiction over the property. Seizure without process may be made if:

              (a) The seizure is incident to an arrest or a search under a search warrant or an inspection under an administrative inspection warrant; or

              (b) The department, the board, or the law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe that the property was used or is intended to be used in violation of this chapter and exigent circumstances exist making procurement of a search warrant impracticable.

              (3) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, articles taxed in this chapter which are in the possession of a wholesaler ((or retailer)), licensed under Washington state law, for a period of time necessary to affix the stamps after receipt of the articles, shall not be considered contraband unless they are manufactured, sold, or possessed in violation of section 6 of this act.


              Sec. 8. RCW 82.24.250 and 1997 c 420 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) No person other than: (a) A licensed wholesaler in the wholesaler's own vehicle; or (b) a person who has given notice to the board in advance of the commencement of transportation shall transport or cause to be transported in this state cigarettes not having the stamps affixed to the packages or containers.

              (2) When transporting unstamped cigarettes, such persons shall have in their actual possession or cause to have in the actual possession of those persons transporting such cigarettes on their behalf invoices or delivery tickets for such cigarettes, which shall show the true name and address of the consignor or seller, the true name and address of the consignee or purchaser, and the quantity and brands of the cigarettes so transported.

              (3) If the cigarettes are consigned to or purchased by any person in this state such purchaser or consignee must be a person who is authorized by this chapter ((82.24 RCW)) to possess unstamped cigarettes in this state.

              (4) In the absence of the notice of transportation required by this section or in the absence of such invoices or delivery tickets, or, if the name or address of the consignee or purchaser is falsified or if the purchaser or consignee is not a person authorized by this chapter ((82.24 RCW)) to possess unstamped cigarettes, the cigarettes so transported shall be deemed contraband subject to seizure and sale under the provisions of RCW 82.24.130.

              (5) Transportation of cigarettes from a point outside this state to a point in some other state will not be considered a violation of this section provided that the person so transporting such cigarettes has in his possession adequate invoices or delivery tickets which give the true name and address of such out-of-state seller or consignor and such out-of-state purchaser or consignee.

              (6) In any case where the department or its duly authorized agent, or any peace officer of the state, has knowledge or reasonable grounds to believe that any vehicle is transporting cigarettes in violation of this section, the department, such agent, or such police officer, is authorized to stop such vehicle and to inspect the same for contraband cigarettes.

              (7) For purposes of this section, the term "person authorized by this chapter ((82.24 RCW)) to possess unstamped cigarettes" means:

              (a) A wholesaler ((or retailer)), licensed under Washington state law;

              (b) The United States or an agency thereof; and

              (c) Any person, including an Indian tribal organization, who, after notice has been given to the board as provided in this section, brings or causes to be brought into the state unstamped cigarettes, if within a period of time after receipt of the cigarettes as the department determines by rule to be reasonably necessary for the purpose the person has caused stamps to be affixed in accordance with RCW 82.24.030 or otherwise made payment of the tax required by this chapter in the manner set forth in rules adopted by the department.

              (8) Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting any otherwise lawful activity under a cigarette tax compact pursuant to chapter 43.06 RCW.


              Sec. 9. RCW 82.24.260 and 1995 c 278 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Other than:

              (a) A ((person)) wholesaler required to be licensed under this chapter;

              (b) A federal instrumentality with respect to sales to authorized military personnel; or

              (c) An Indian tribal organization with respect to sales to enrolled members of the tribe,

a person who is in lawful possession of unstamped cigarettes and who intends to sell or otherwise dispose of the cigarettes shall pay, or satisfy its precollection obligation that is imposed by this chapter, the tax required by this chapter by remitting the tax or causing stamps to be affixed in the manner provided in rules adopted by the department.

              (2) When stamps are required to be affixed, the person may deduct from the tax collected the compensation allowable under this chapter. The remittance or the affixing of stamps shall, in the case of cigarettes obtained in the manner set forth in RCW 82.24.250(7)(c), be made at the same time and manner as required in RCW 82.24.250(7)(c).

              (3) This section shall not relieve the buyer or possessor of unstamped cigarettes from personal liability for the tax imposed by this chapter.

              (4) Nothing in this section shall relieve a wholesaler ((or a retailer)) from the requirements of affixing stamps pursuant to RCW 82.24.040 and 82.24.050.


              Sec. 10. RCW 82.24.500 and 1986 c 321 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              No person may engage in or conduct the business of purchasing, selling, consigning, or distributing cigarettes in this state without a license under this chapter. A violation of this section is a ((misdemeanor)) class C felony."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "forfeiture;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 82.24.020, 82.24.030, 82.24.040, 82.24.050, 82.24.110, 82.24.130, 82.24.250, 82.24.260, and 82.24.500; adding a new section to chapter 82.24 RCW; and prescribing penalties."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1943 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1943 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Cairnes spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1943 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1943 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 15, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2007, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature recognizes that the number of unsolicited commercial text messages sent to cellular telephones and pagers is increasing. This practice is raising serious concerns on the part of cellular telephone and pager subscribers. These unsolicited messages often result in costs to the cellular telephone and pager subscribers in that they pay for use when a message is received through their devices. The limited memory of these devices can be exhausted by unwanted text messages resulting in the inability to receive necessary and expected messages.

              The legislature intents to limit the practice of sending unsolicited commercial text messages to cellular telephone or pager numbers in Washington.


              Sec. 2. RCW 19.190.010 and 1999 c 289 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

              (1) "Assist the transmission" means actions taken by a person to provide substantial assistance or support which enables any person to formulate, compose, send, originate, initiate, or transmit a commercial electronic mail message or a commercial electronic text message when the person providing the assistance knows or consciously avoids knowing that the initiator of the commercial electronic mail message or the commercial electronic text message is engaged, or intends to engage, in any practice that violates the consumer protection act.

              (2) "Commercial electronic mail message" means an electronic mail message sent for the purpose of promoting real property, goods, or services for sale or lease. It does not mean an electronic mail message to which an interactive computer service provider has attached an advertisement in exchange for free use of an electronic mail account, when the sender has agreed to such an arrangement.

              (3) "Commercial electronic text message" means an electronic text message sent to promote real property, goods, or services for sale or lease.

              (4) "Electronic mail address" means a destination, commonly expressed as a string of characters, to which electronic mail may be sent or delivered.

              (((4))) (5) "Electronic text message" means a text message sent to a cellular telephone or pager equipped with short message service or any similar capability, whether the message is initiated as a short message service message or as an electronic mail message.

              (6) "Initiate the transmission" refers to the action by the original sender of an electronic mail message or an electronic text message, not to the action by any intervening interactive computer service or wireless network that may handle or retransmit the message, unless such intervening interactive computer service assists in the transmission of an electronic mail message when it knows, or consciously avoids knowing, that the person initiating the transmission is engaged, or intends to engage, in any act or practice that violates the consumer protection act.

              (((5))) (7) "Interactive computer service" means any information service, system, or access software provider that provides or enables computer access by multiple users to a computer server, including specifically a service or system that provides access to the internet and such systems operated or services offered by libraries or educational institutions.

              (((6))) (8) "Internet domain name" refers to a globally unique, hierarchical reference to an internet host or service, assigned through centralized internet naming authorities, comprising a series of character strings separated by periods, with the right-most string specifying the top of the hierarchy.

              (((7))) (9) "Person" means a person, corporation, partnership, or association.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 19.190 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) No person conducting business in the state may initiate or assist in the transmission of an electronic commercial text message to a telephone number assigned to a Washington resident for cellular telephone or pager service that is equipped with short message capability or any similar capability allowing the transmission of text messages.

              (2) The legislature finds that the practices covered by this section are matters vitally affecting the public interest for the purpose of applying the consumer protection act, chapter 19.86 RCW. A violation of this section is not reasonable in relation to the development and preservation of business and is an unfair or deceptive act in trade or commerce and an unfair method of competition for the purpose of applying the consumer protection act, chapter 19.86 RCW.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 19.190 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) It is not a violation of section 3 of this act if:

              (a) The commercial electronic text message is transmitted at the direction of a person offering cellular telephone or pager service to the person's existing subscriber at no cost to the subscriber unless the subscriber has indicated that he or she is not willing to receive further commercial text messages from the person; or

              (b) The unsolicited commercial electronic text message is transmitted by a person to a subscriber and the subscriber has clearly and affirmatively consented in advance to receive these text messages.

              (2) No person offering cellular or pager service may be held liable for serving merely as an intermediary between the sender and the recipient of a commercial electronic text message sent in violation of this chapter unless the person is assisting in the transmission of the commercial electronic text message.


              Sec. 5. RCW 19.190.040 and 1998 c 149 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Damages to the recipient of a commercial electronic mail message or a commercial electronic text message sent in violation of this chapter are five hundred dollars, or actual damages, whichever is greater.

              (2) Damages to an interactive computer service resulting from a violation of this chapter are one thousand dollars, or actual damages, whichever is greater."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "messages;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 19.190.010 and 19.190.040; adding new sections to chapter 19.190 RCW; creating a new section; and prescribing penalties."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2007 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2007 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Nixon spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2007 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2007 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 15, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2012, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. Research has shown that early, intensive assistance can significantly improve reading and language skills for children who are struggling academically. This early research-based assistance has been successful in reducing the number of children who require specialized programs. However, by being effective in reducing the number of students eligible for these programs, school district funding is reduced.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 28A.630 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The special services pilot program is created. The purpose of the program is to encourage participating school districts to provide early intensive reading and language assistance to students who are struggling academically. The goal of such assistance is to effectively address reading and language difficulties resulting in a substantially greater proportion of students meeting the progressively increasing performance standards for both the aggregate and disaggregated subgroups under federal law.

              (2) A maximum of two school districts may participate. Interested districts shall apply no later than May 15, 2003, to the superintendent of public instruction to participate in the pilot program established by this section. The superintendent shall make a decision no later than June 15, 2003, regarding which two school districts may participate in the program.

              (3) The pilot program is intended to be four years, to begin in the 2003-04 school year and conclude in the 2006-07 school year, unless the program is extended by the legislature.

              (4) School districts participating in the pilot program shall receive state special education funding in accordance with state special education funding formulas and a separate pilot program appropriation from sources other than special education funds. The separate appropriation shall be calculated as follows:

              (a) The school district's estimated state special education funding for the current year based on the school district's average percentage of students age three through twenty-one who were eligible for special education services in the 2001-02 and 2002-03 school years as reported to the office of the superintendent of public instruction;

              (b) Less the school district's actual state special education funding based on the district's current percentage of students age three through twenty-one eligible for special education services as reported to the superintendent of public instruction.

              (5) Participation in the pilot program shall not increase or decrease a district's ability to access the safety net for high cost students by virtue of the district's participation in this pilot program. Districts participating in this pilot program shall have access to the special education safety net using a modified application approach for the office of the superintendent of public instruction Worksheet A - demonstration of financial need. The superintendent shall create a modified application to include all special education revenues received by the district, all pilot program funding, and include expenditures for students with individual education plans and expenditures for students generating pilot program revenue. Districts participating in this pilot project that seek safety net funding shall convincingly demonstrate to the committee that any change in demonstrated need on the Worksheet A is not attributable to their participation in this pilot project.

              (6) School districts participating in the program must agree to:

              (a) Implement a tiered set of research-based instructional interventions addressing individual student needs that address reading and language deficits;

              (b) Use multiple diagnostic instruments to identify the literacy needs of each student;

              (c) Assure parents are informed of diagnosed student needs, and have input into designed interventions;

              (d) Actively engage parents as partners in the learning process;

              (e) Comply with state special education requirements; and

              (f) Participate in an evaluation of the program as determined by the superintendent of public instruction. This may include contributing funds and staff expertise for the design and implementation of the evaluation. Districts shall annually review and report progress, including objective measures or indicators that show the progress towards achieving the purpose and goal of the program, to the office of the superintendent of public instruction.

              (7) By December 15, 2006, the superintendent of public instruction shall submit a report to the governor and legislature that summarizes the effectiveness of the pilot program. The report shall also include a recommendation as to whether or not the pilot program should be continued, expanded, or otherwise modified.

              (8) This section expires June 30, 2007.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "program;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 28A.630 RCW; creating a new section; providing an expiration date; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate Amendment to SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2012 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 2012 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Fromhold spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 2012 as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Berkey, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Pearson, Pettigrew, Pflug, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 97.

             Excused: Representative Mielke - 1.

  

             SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2012 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

April 10, 2003

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2027, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 70.155.010 and 1993 c 507 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              The definitions set forth in RCW 82.24.010 shall apply to RCW 70.155.020 through 70.155.130. In addition, for the purposes of this chapter, unless otherwise required by the context:

              (1) "Board" means the Washington state liquor control board.

              (2) "Delivery sale" means any sale of cigarettes to a consumer in the state where either: (a) The purchaser submits an order for a sale by means of a telephonic or other method of voice transmission, mail delivery, any other delivery service, or the internet or other online service; or (b) the cigarettes are delivered by use of mail delivery or any other delivery service. A sale of cigarettes shall be a delivery sale regardless of whether the seller is located within or without the state. A sale of cigarettes not for personal consumption to a person who is a wholesaler licensed pursuant to chapter 82.24 RCW or a retailer pursuant to chapter 82.24 RCW is not a delivery sale.

              (3) "Delivery service" means any private carrier engaged in the commercial delivery of letters, packages, or other containers that requires the recipient of that letter, package, or container to sign to accept delivery.

              (4) "Minor" refers to an individual who is less than eighteen years old.

              (((3))) (5) "Public place" means a public street, sidewalk, or park, or any area open to the public in a publicly owned and operated building.

              (((4))) (6) "Sample" means a tobacco product distributed to members of the general public at no cost or at nominal cost for product promotion purposes.

              (((5))) (7) "Sampler" means a person engaged in the business of sampling other than a retailer.

              (((6))) (8) "Sampling" means the distribution of samples to members of the general public in a public place.

              (((7))) (9) "Shipping container" means a container in which cigarettes are shipped in connection with a delivery sale.

              (10) "Shipping documents" means bills of lading, airbills, or any other documents used to evidence the undertaking by a delivery service to deliver letters, packages, or other containers.

              (11) "Tobacco product" means a product that contains tobacco and is intended for human consumption.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 70.155 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) It is unlawful for a person who mails, ships, or otherwise delivers cigarettes to fail to:

              (a) Verify the age of the receiver of the cigarettes upon delivery; and

              (b) Obtain in writing, before the first delivery sale of cigarettes, verification of the receiver's address and that the receiver of the cigarettes is not a minor. The statement must also confirm that the purchaser understands: (i) That signing another person's name to the certification is a violation of RCW 9A.60.040(1)(a); (ii) that the sale of cigarettes to a minor is a violation of RCW 26.28.080; (iii) that the purchase of cigarettes by minors is a violation of RCW 70.155.080; and (iv) that he or she has the option to receive mailings from a tobacco company about tobacco products.

              (2) It is unlawful for a person to mail, ship, or otherwise deliver cigarettes in connection with a delivery sale unless before the first delivery sale to the consumer that person:

              (a) Either verifies the information contained in the certification provided by the prospective consumer in subsection (1) of this section against a commercially available data base, or obtains a photocopy of an officially issued identification containing the bearer's age, signature, and photograph. The only forms of identification that are acceptable as proof of age for the purchase for tobacco products are: (i) A liquor control authority card of identification issued by a state of the United States or a province of Canada, (ii) a driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card issued by a state of the United States or a province of Canada, (iii) a United States military identification card, (iv) a passport, or (v) a merchant marine identification card issued by the United States coast guard;

              (b) Provides to the prospective consumer through electronic mail or other means a notice that meets the requirements of subsection (3) of this section; and

              (c) In the case of an order for cigarettes pursuant to an advertisement on the internet, receives payment for the delivery sale from the prospective consumer by a credit card or debit card, or by check that has been issued in the prospective consumer's name.

              (3) The notice required under subsection (2)(b) of this section must include:

              (a) A prominent and clearly legible statement that cigarette sales to minors are illegal;

              (b) A prominent and clearly legible statement that consists of one of the warnings set forth in section 4(a)(1) of the federal cigarette labeling and advertising act (15 U.S.C. Sec. 1333(a)(1)) rotated on a quarterly basis;