Washington: are clerks to “conform to the direction of the court” or merely “support the court in the performance” of its duties?

Washington State’s clerks are currently under statutory obligation that

In the performance of his or her duties to conform to the direction of the [Superior] court

HB 1396 and SB 5327 as filed at the request of the state’s court clerks, however, would change this to read that clerks need only

support the court in the performance of the courts’ statutory duties

During testimony this week the head of the Superior Court Judges Association voiced objected to this provision and the bill was held over in anticipation of an amendment on this issue.