March 7, 2010

Stop the RHC Wipeout Bill

The Senate Ways and Means Committee resurrected a dead bill from 2009 that would wipe out all RHCs and passed it out of committee March 3.

Senate Bill 6182 now goes to the Senate Rules Committee, which schedules bills for votes of the full Senate. We need calls to the Rules Committee to keep SB 6182 off the Senate floor.

SB 6182 is bad. It would wipe out the statutory authority for all RHCs: Rainier School, Frances Haddon Morgan Center, Yakima Valley School, Fircrest School and Lakeland Village.

SB 6182 would allow the governor to immediately shut down any or all RHCs.


  1. 1. Call 1-800-562-6000 and urge your senator to oppose SB 6182. RHCs are quality campuses that care for some of our state’s most profoundly disabled citizens when there are no resources for the kind of community care they need.
  2. 2. Contact members of the Senate Rules Committee, especially if the senator from your district is on the committee. Especially call if your senator is on the list of committee members below. If you’re able to call or e-mail them directly from your own phone and computer and on your own time, please do so.

Chair: Lt. Gov. Brad Owen
(360) 786-7700

Franklin, Rosa
Dist. 29
(360) 786-7656

Hewitt, Mike
Dist. 16
(360) 786-7630

Brown, Lisa
Dist. 3
(360) 786-7604

Eide, Tracey
Dist. 30
(360) 786-7658

Fraser, Karen   
Dist. 22
(360) 786-7642

King, Curtis
Dist. 14
(360) 786-7626

Kohl-Welles, Jeanne
Dist. 36
(360) 786-7670

Marr, Chris
Dist. 6
(360) 786-7610

Murray, Ed
Dist. 43
(360) 786-7628

Parlette, Linda Evans
Dist. 12
(360) 786-7622

Pridemore, Craig
Dist. 49
(360) 786-7696

Regala, Debbie
Dist. 27
(360) 786-7652

Schoesler, Mark
Dist. 9
(360) 786-7620

Stevens, Val
Dist. 39
(360) 786-7676

Zarelli, Joseph
Dist. 18
(360) 786-7634

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