Legislature OKs bill to eliminate boards, commissions
The Legislature has approved a measure that would eliminate more than two dozen boards and commissions.
OLYMPIA — The Legislature has approved a measure that would eliminate more than two dozen boards and commissions.
The Senate, on a 46-2 vote Sunday night, concurred with changes made in the House earlier in the day. The measure, Senate Bill 5995, now goes to Gov. Chris Gregoire.
The Acupuncture Ad Hoc Committee and the Pesticide Advisory Board are among those that would be eliminated.
Boards and commissions became a popular target for lawmakers this session after they were faced with the task of closing a nearly $9 billion shortfall through 2011.
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