January 16, 2009
Latest Bills from Olympia, Part IV
Another in a series.
House Bill 1151 (prohibiting smoking in vehicles with children)
Introduced by Rep. Brendan Williams, (D-Olympia) (D) on January 14, 2009, forbids the smoking of any tobacco product in a vehicle containing children under the age of eighteen. Enforceable only as a secondary offense when a vehicle is stopped for another violation.
House Bill 1162 (provides for social emotional learning in state public schools)
Introduced by Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, (D-Seattle) (D) on January 14, 2009, establishes that basic instruction in state public schools should include in its curriculum a social emotional learning component to help students better regulate their emotions and creates a social emotional learning public-private partnership with specific directions on the composition of this board. Addresses funding and training of teachers and pilot school districts in which to initiate the program.
Senate Bill 5108 (Concerning tribal member exemptions from retail sales tax)
Introduced by Sen. Jim Honeyford, (R-Sunnyside) (R) on January 14, 2009, requires documentation of eligibility to claim a tribal member exemption from the retail sales tax and imposes penalties on vendors who make tax exempt sales to a person who does not display such documentation.
Senate Bill 5109 (Property valuation freezes for senior citizens and disabled persons)
Introduced by Sen. Jim Honeyford, (R-Sunnyside) (R) on January 14, 2009, raises income thresholds for property valuation freezes for senior citizens and persons retired due to physical disability.
Senate Joint Resolution 8203 (Requiring that supreme court vacancies be filled according to statute)
Introduced by Sen. Ken Jacobsen, (D-Seattle) (D) on January 14, 2009, proposes an amendment to the state Constitution to allow supreme court vacancies to be filled by the governor from a list of ("geographically representative and ethnically diverse") persons nominated by a nonpartisan commission.
Senate Joint Resolution 8204 (Requiring that supreme court vacancies be filled according to statute)
Introduced by Sen. Ken Jacobsen, (D-Seattle) (D) on January 14, 2009, proposes an amendment to the state Constitution to require that supreme court vancies shall only be filled as provided by statute.
Senate Joint Resolution 8205 (Amending the Constitution to allow an income tax)
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Introduced by Sen. Rosa Franklin, (D-Tacoma) (D) on January 14, 2009, proposes an amendment to the state Constitution to allow an income tax.
Don't leave out this zinger by Brendan Williams
If you close a bank account, get or renew your passport, or change residence during the course of a divorce- the courts can and should assume you plan on kidnapping your child and therefore award full custody to the mother.
2. Andy, that's in an upcoming installment. :-)
3. Talk about social engineering on steroids in HB 1162! They must have gone from creating "green jobs" to creating "red" jobs. Soon we will see only sissy robots come out of the school system. Whoops, sorry but I guess I lost control of my social emotions.
As stated on the first one of these, I thought it required a constitutional amendment for the income tax change. Good to know the loony left is covering their bases there.
Re: appointing the justices. Only the hard left can get away with proposing such anti-liberty changes and still get elected again and again. It's bad enough they want to take away our right to initiative, now they want to take away our vote for state judges? It only figures the people proposing this insanity are Seattle's representatives.
HB 1162 -
Yoo hoo, Mary Lou! How about submitting a bill to have the government schools include actual learning (i.e., math and science) in the curriculum?
SJR 8203 -
We are all diverse, but some are more diverse than others.
Re: SJR 8203
It's somewhat droll that the bill specifies "geographically representative and ethnically diverse." If it instead read "geographically and ethnically representative," then, proportionately speaking, we'd end up with a mere .6 Asian justices, .8 Latino justices, and .3 black justices on the state supreme court. Of course, since we live in a rather racially homogenous state, Sen. Jacobsen has chosen to take the somewhat racist tact of specifying that the state ought to go out of its way to put certain races or ethnicities on the bench.
7. In regard to Senate Joint Resolution 8205 didn't they already propose senate bill 5104 which creates a state income tax? Are they trying to propose a bunch of state income tax bills in the hope that one of them slips through? If I'm missing something here I apologize.
DaveG: They need two separate bills: one to amend the Constitution to allow a state income tax, and one to actually implement it.
Palouse: This is only taking away the power of the GOVERNOR to appoint justices for vacancies, not to take away the power of the people to elect justices. Still pretty lame though.
9. WOW, their trying real hard to destory us, just like they did to Calif! )-:
10. HB1162 - When I went to school we already had "component to help students better regulate their emotions", it was call detention and expulsion.
11. social emotional learning...Lets turn our schools into the Dr.Phil show.
12. Lets cut the country in half and let the liberal
tards have feel good training and our half we'll
teach them how to read and write and be productive
members of society. The liberal side with all of their nonsense would die off in about two months and we could have our country back. You know
damn well they could never take care of themselves.
13. "social emotional learning".
Need we say more?
I love how SJR 8203 stipulates "ethnically diverse". Why don't they just say, anybody but whitey.
What ever happened to "pick the best person possible without discriminating based on skin color, religion, gender, etc"?
Nice double standard there.
15. "Social emotional learning"...reminds me of "Sexual Healing". (Was that Marvin Gaye or Smokey Robinson?) I feel a new song coming on!
16. "Social emotional learning"...reminds me of "Sexual Healing". (Was that Marvin Gaye or Smokey Robinson?) I feel a new song coming on!
17. No smoking in vehicles with kids... How about just finishing it all in one swoop and make smoking illegal?